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  • {CURLY GURLS - this one's for you!!!⁠}⁠
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I am constantly asked how I style my curls and which non-toxic and natural products I use to style them so today I FINALLY am sharing my best tips to help you take better care of your curls. The biggest lesson: everyone is different. Embracing your curls means identifying exactly what you have (i.e. I'm a 3b medium porosity and density curl girl) and learning to work with them. ⁠
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If it sounds like I am speaking a different language then I'm guessing you probably need this post. I also included a video walking you through the process of how I style my curly love - step-by-step! Link in bio✌️⁠
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#curlygirl #curlygirlmethod #nontoxic #naturalcurls #natural #naturallycurly #curlyhair #curls #naturalhair #curlyhairdontcare #teamnatural #curlsfordays
  • A highly requested video! I'm finally sharing a step-by-step walkthrough of how I style my curly hair using natural products!

BLOG POST: https://www.thehealthymaven.com/how-to-style-curly-hair/

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  • Anyone else eat soup in the summer🙋🏻 Not only have I always eaten soup year round, but with summers being the coldest time of the year in SF I definitely have no shame in my game. This Curried Thai Coconut Ramen with Shrimp is a classic at Maven HQ and is keeping us warm...all summer long🤣 Link is in bio for you summer soup eaters (or those living in the Southern Hemisphere!).⁠
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#glutenfree #ramen #glutenfreeramen #healthy #healthyeats #healthyrecipe #omnom #eeeeeats
  • {WHY I DON'T TALK ABOUT BODY IMAGE ANYMORE}⁠
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If I'm being totally honest, I never made an intentional decision to stop talking about my body. It was simply a natural progression in my own recovery. After years of manipulating my body, calorie counting, overexercise and not trusting myself, I then spent an equal number of years trying to undo it all. At first I needed to be surrounded by a lot of body positivity, and I'm forever grateful for the women who were willing to show up as themselves proudly and uninhibited in the hopes of inspiring someone like me. It gave me the belief that one day I might love my body too...⁠
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And now I can say I do too. Not every single day and not in every single picture but the difference is that I don't judge myself for it and it doesn't motivate me to try and change my body. It just simply is. And truthfully, most of the time I'm not thinking about my body (it's simply a tool I keep healthy to do everything else I want to do!) which is probably why I don't talk about it here.⁠
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A part of me has felt like I should keep talking about it because I have the opportunity to inspire the young girl in me who didn't think she was enough, but then I have to remind myself that this space needs to be authentic to me and my life and that truth includes not really wanting to talk about body image anymore. So this isn't a message to love your muffin top or flaunt that sports bras loud and proud (though I'm all for it!). Instead I hope to instil some hope in those of you who are still struggling with your body to know that if you're committed to it, one day you will truly not care and quite honestly be over talking about it🤷🏻‍♀️ And that's my truth...⁠
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#bodylove #haes #bodyimage #bodypositivity #loveyourself #selflove #selfloveclub⁠
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  • {NOT EVERYONE IS GOING TO LIKE YOU}⁠
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One of my greatest challenges as a yoga teacher has been coming to terms with the fact that not every student will like me...I had a teacher say to me once that "I am not in the business of getting people to like me but in the business of helping people to heal themselves". Will I be the teacher that does this? Maybe. Maybe not. But I still have to constantly remind myself of this every time I show up to teach.⁠
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I am a people pleaser. I love when people love me. Yup I'm admitting this. And I'm guessing most of you feel the same way too (whether you admit it or not). We all want to be liked. We all want to be loved. But here's the thing: whether people like you or love you or hate you is irrelevant on how you feel about yourself. Because the best thing that I can do for my students (and my life) is to SHOW UP 100% as me...and also remind myself I have 250 hours of training under my belt😜⁠
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P.S. If you want to see if you like me or not check out @thepadstudios where I teach. If I'm not your teacher that's totally cool - there's so many other incredible teachers there who may be. Love to ya!⁠
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#yoga #yogini #yogalove #yogaeverydamnday #yogateacher #selflove #selfcompassion #sfblogger #sfyogateacher
  • Every time I pick up a piece of corn, I am reminded of how grateful I am that I no longer have braces. Can anyone else relate? You either eat the corn as usual and deal with the consequences or you have to cut the corn off the cob. Let’s be real, it’s delicious either way but I’m still grateful that I’m done with the braces phase of life.⁠
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I first created this corn salsa as an appetizer or snack but quickly realized it can be a side or topping for a variety of meals. I love adding this salsa to burrito bowls, this quinoa taco salad, and even for topping off tacos! Recipe is in the link in my bio ✌️⁠
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#summer #thisissummer #summerrecipe #healthyrecipe #eeeeats #feedfeed⁠
  • {WELLNESS DOES NOT HAVE TO BE EXPENSIVE}⁠
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I repeat! Wellness does not have to be expensive! In fact, much of the time it can be totally free. Go on a walk, close your eyes and take a deep breath, smile, laugh! BUT I also recognize that sometimes products can be super helpful in supporting your overall health and wellbeing. So today on the blog I am sharing my 5 best tips for saving money on wellness, including hacks you probably haven't heard before. This coming from someone who has her inbox filtered so that she can organize the emails from brands that include "sale" or "deal" (true story!).⁠
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Speaking of which, have you guys heard of @brandlesslife? If not check them out STAT because they are making wellness accessible to all. From organic food, to clean beauty, to natural cleaning products they've got it all! Learn more in today's post. Link in bio✌️⁠#ad⁠
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#wellness #wellnessblogger #sfwellnessblogger #wellnessforall  #health #healthy #healthyliving #wellbeing #organic #healthylifestyle
  • Not gonna lie...I had a week of comparison. Can't really explain it. Maybe it's Mercury in Retrograde🤷🏻‍♀️But the truth is that I've had a couple days of feeling pretty down on myself and the only thing that actually helped was the reminder that we are all going to die. YUP. It's dramatic but it's true. When we're on our death beds (if we can be so lucky) we won't be thinking about the number of Instagram likes we got or how much money we made compared to somebody else. Somehow that resonated with me. Maybe it resonates with you too...⁠
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#comparisontrap #mentalhealth #selflove #selfloveclub #mentalhealthawareness #mercuryretrograde
  • I don't think I've ever been this excited to share a recipe! Ask @jessmfranks...this Savory Galette with Asparagus and Goat Cheese only lasted 12 hours in our house! Curt and I both agree this is the best recipe I've ever shared. So enough of me talking! Go to the blog and make this recipe STAT! Link in bio✌️⁠
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#savorygalette #galette #summer #thisissummer #summerrecipe #healthyrecipe #eeeeats #feedfeed
  • We need to talk about skincare…”clean” skincare specifically.⁠
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There is a conversation that we aren’t having and that is SAFE vs. SYNTHETIC skincare. @Ritual_Skincare and I have this conversation all.the.time and it's finally time we all start talking about it. The thing about "clean" or "green" skincare is that it exists on a spectrum. Clean/green can mean anything from made in a lab from synthetic ingredients to grown on a remote mountainside in Nepal made from the earth's bounty. Both are *theoretically* non-harmful for your body but made or grown in very different places.⁠
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I'm not here to say that one is better than the other. I think that decision is ultimately with you. I personally use mostly plant-based skincare with some safe synthetics and that's what works for me. It's a similar approach that I take with my diet - mostly fresh produce and organic/wild/grass-fed meat and fish with add-ins from some processed foods. And no, I'm not talking overly processed grains and sugars (though I do eat those from time-to-time!) but many foods simply need to be processed unless you're making everything from scratch (yo girl ain't got time for that!).⁠
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What I am urging you to do is to start asking these questions. Just because something is labelled "natural" doesn't mean that it is. Just because something is "safe" doesn't mean it's in line with your values esp. if you prefer things to be less synthetic. Just because someone is telling you that you can make a killing selling this "clean beauty brand" doesn't actually mean it's the best for you or the planet (shadeeeeeeeee). Start asking these questions! I'm always here to help guide you as best as I can - I'm on this journey with you guys too! That is all🤗⁠
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⁠#cleanbeauty #naturalbeauty #greenbeauty #nontoxic #nontoxicbeauty #safeskincare⁠
  • Self-care is such a huge umbrella and looks different for everyone and honestly looks different for me every day. I have interviewed some incredible women in the wellness space on my podcast and wanted to share ten episodes that chat about self-care and what that looks like for each of these ladies.⁠
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Whether you’re curious about diving into a self-care practice, fine tuning what really works for you and your body or just want to hear some new perspectives on self-care, listen to these 10 episodes! They're all completely different and that's exactly why I love them. Link in bio for the round-up ✌️⁠
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#selfcare #selflove #selfloveclub #highvibeliving #wellnessblogger #wellness⁠

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