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The 19 Best Foods For Optimal Health

by jenny sansouci September 20, 2013
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I decided I needed to write this post for a few mildly synchronistic reasons. Right now I’m on a family trip in Newport Beach, California – and the other day I walked into the living room to find my dad listening to an audiobook of Dr. Andrew Weil’s “The Joy of Eating Well“ (which is [...]

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What Supplements I Personally Take – And Why

by jenny sansouci September 6, 2013
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If you’ve spent time with me in person recently, you may have seen me whip out a baggie of different colored supplements at a meal. The whole extravaganza seems like a little bit much to some people (even my co-workers at Dr. Lipman’s office call me a junkie) but that’s ok. I like to try [...]

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The Best Glass Water Bottle

by jenny sansouci September 3, 2013
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I honestly don’t think a day goes by in my life when someone doesn’t ask me about my water bottle. I carry it everywhere with me, and I can truthfully say that I’ve used the same brand of glass water bottle for over a year now. That’s something that’s never happened to me before! I [...]

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The Best Diet For A Spiritual Practice

by jenny sansouci August 31, 2013
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The title of this post is kind of hilarious for a few reasons. First, what is a “spiritual practice,” anyway? It looks different for every person. Second, how would I know what diet is best for your personal spiritual practice? It would be kind of insane for me to throw out a blanket statement about [...]

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Comparing Yourself To Others: Why It’s The Furthest Thing From Reality

by jenny sansouci August 18, 2013
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Lately I keep hearing friends tell me how depressed they get scrolling through their Facebook feeds. It’s pretty impossible not to compare your life to the lives of other people as you glance at smiling vacation photos, people who look blissfully in love, people portraying the most gorgeous, happy and fun parts of their lives. [...]

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The Best Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies…Ever

by jenny sansouci August 16, 2013
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I had a lot of trouble trying to decide on the name of this post. Why? Because these cookies aren’t just the best gluten free cookies ever. They are so much more than that. They are not only gluten free, but totally grain free (made with just almond flour), sweetened with honey instead of refined [...]

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Paleo Egg Muffins

by jenny sansouci August 15, 2013
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There’s a cute little coffee shop called The Annex in my neighborhood (Fort Greene, Brooklyn) that has all the regular coffee shop fare – strong caffeinated beverages and an abundance of baked goods — but they also have something else, something that usually sells out quickly, something you have to get there early in order [...]

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The Only Sweeteners Worth Using

by jenny sansouci August 8, 2013
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I’ve been wanting to write about this or awhile now, because it’s one of the topics that comes up in my conversations almost daily. SUGAR! I  know you don’t like to hear it, but sugar is awful for you. Sugar consumption is an epidemic in our society that contributes to inflammation in the body (the [...]

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Overwhelmed? This Is Your Only Priority

by jenny sansouci August 1, 2013
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I’ve always been a list person. My mom likes to fondly recall the days when I was in high school and she would come into my room finding little to-do lists tucked around everywhere (who knows what I considered as my priorities at that point – hit up tennis practice, go to Abercrombie, make a [...]

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Why I Don’t Eat Breakfast

by jenny sansouci July 23, 2013
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Oh boy oh boy…here we go. Wait, but isn’t breakfast the “most important meal of the day!?” I know some people aren’t gonna like this, but that’s cool. Feel free to contribute your opinions, just please read through the whole blog before you do. Also please realize that what works for me won’t work for [...]

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12 Quotes Worth Sharing From Wanderlust

by jenny sansouci July 19, 2013
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If you ever happen to be at the same yoga festival as me, it’s likely you’ll find me in the front row of the classes, with my notebook and pen stationed at the upper left corner of my mat. I’ll be taking notes in downward dog, writing down whatever wisdom that particular teacher spouts out [...]

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My Super Immunity Green Juice

by jenny sansouci July 16, 2013
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About 5 days before I left for the Hanuman Festival last month, I started to feel a little sore throat. Uh oh. That’s always the first sign of getting full-blown sick, right? I took a day to rest, but the next day I woke up feeling like I got hit in the face with a [...]

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A Prescription For Happiness: Get Off Your Meds

by jenny sansouci July 14, 2013
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Guest post by Kirk Hensler Note from Jenny: My friend Kirk sent out a newsletter the other day for Hale Holistic, and he wrote this line: “I still get frequent visits from the dark side, but they are becoming less frequent and more manageable with the more time I spend taking care of my body [...]

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How To Handle Other People’s Opinions

by jenny sansouci June 30, 2013
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I’ve been writing kinda long blogs lately, sorry about that peeps. I guess I just have a lot of feelings. Lately I’ve been finding that more and more people have been throwing opinions at me. Or maybe I’ve just been noticing it more. It might be because I have been sharing a bit more honestly, [...]

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Salads: Acts of Creative Inspiration

by jenny sansouci June 27, 2013
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The other day I posted a picture of this incredibly gorgeous salad on instagram. I instagram a lot of things I eat, especially when they are healthy and beautiful like this particular salad. As soon as I posted it, I got a few comments asking for the recipe. Ok, understandable. Peeps wanna know. The thing [...]

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Can Meat and Butter be Healing?

by jenny sansouci June 24, 2013
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Last week, I had the great pleasure of attending a really fascinating talk given by Dr. Frank Lipman and Chef Seamus Mullen. Dr. Lipman is very passionate about the connection between food and healing -  it’s a daily part of his practice working with patients. Seamus has been dealing with some serious health issues over [...]

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Hanuman Festival Recap

by jenny sansouci June 18, 2013
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I spent the last 4 days in beautiful Boulder, Colorado for the Hanuman Festival. The festival was full of amazing yoga classes, awesome new products to check out at all the vendor tents, great music, breathtaking scenery, and all around good vibes flying everywhere. If you really want the play-by-play of my entire festival weekend, [...]

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Is An Old Story Holding You Back?

by jenny sansouci June 6, 2013
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For as long as I can remember, I’ve been terrified of needles. Like, severe, freak out, anxiety inducing, full blown needle-phobia. Up until this past month, I honestly can’t tell you when the last time I had a needle was. It was when I was a kid. People never believe me when I tell them [...]

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What’s On YOUR Workout Playlist?

by jenny sansouci June 2, 2013
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Nothing motivates me or inspires me more than music. (Well, except for maybe cute guys who do yoga…oh, and of course, helping people). I kid. Admittedly, I don’t really like to do aggressive workouts very often. Almost never. I’ve never liked going to gyms and I’ve never been into any type of aerobics classes. I [...]

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The Most Important Component of a Healthy Diet

by jenny sansouci May 27, 2013
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Guest post by Beth Watson What is healthy? Is it green juice? Frequent yoga? Vegetarian? Vegan even? What’s the one size fits all model that so many of us seem to be looking for – or does it even exist? When I started my journey at Noniland, David Wolfe’s farm in Hawaii – I had [...]

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Bella NutriPro Juicer Review

by jenny sansouci May 23, 2013
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So the very kind and generous people over at Bella Nutripro sent me a juicer to review. I mean, that is a pretty cool thing in itself. A gifted juicer…I think if the 2008 newbie blogger version of me could have seen that coming, I would have fallen off my chair with gratitude and glee. [...]

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Hanuman Festival: Raising the Vibration

by jenny sansouci May 21, 2013
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In just a few weeks I’ll be heading out to Boulder, Colorado for the Hanuman Festival.   I wrote in detail here on YOGANONYMOUS about why I’m going, and one of the reasons I wrote is this:   I go where the high vibe is. The Hanuman Festival’s tagline is “Raise the Vibration,” and that [...]

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Are You Living In Quiet Desperation?

by jenny sansouci May 10, 2013
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“Most men lead lives of quiet desperation and go to the grave with the song still in them.”-Henry David Thoreau The other day in yoga class, one of my teachers brought up the concept of “quiet desperation.” I’ve been thinking about it ever since. He described quiet desperation as something that happens when you “lose [...]

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Benefits of Fermented Veggies (+ How To Make Saurkraut!)

by jenny sansouci May 10, 2013
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Guest post by Raya Ioffe of Raya Wellness Sauerkraut is sexy! I bet you haven’t seen those two words together in the same sentence before. What comes up for you when you think about kraut? Is it that cabbage stuff you put on a hot dog at a baseball game? Is it a strong smelling [...]

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5 Food Blogs You Need To Know About Immediately

by jenny sansouci May 4, 2013
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When I first started Healthy Crush, I had this vision that it was going to be the next big healthy recipe site. All I wanted was to do was come up with awesome healthy recipes, cook, take photos of food, and blog about it. To fuel this dream, I quit my 9-5, bought a fancy-pants [...]

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You’re Living Your Dream, Don’t Miss It

by jenny sansouci April 5, 2013
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Last summer, I left my apartment and life in New York with a heavy heart and ventured out to live in Los Angeles for a few months. Every time I sat in a meditation and asked for guidance on what to do next, I kept getting the message “focus on your healing and everything else [...]

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Celebrate Spring with Raw Chocolate

by jenny sansouci March 26, 2013
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You may be interested in these: The Best Yoga Mat Juicing vs. Blending My favorite juicer My favorite blender Springtime is approaching us (yay!) and that means it’s time to celebrate. Every day should be a reason to celebrate, of course, but there’s just something a bit magical that happens when spring comes along…a little [...]

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The Best Way To Attract Love

by jenny sansouci March 8, 2013
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My friend Gabby says this all the time, and I think it’s definitely true. I don’t know if I’m using the correct wording, but the basic idea is this: “Your task isn’t to seek a lover, but to become a lover of life.” Don’t you think it’s super attractive when you meet someone who just [...]

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