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Journal

Welcome Guest Artist & Wildslice Creator Nicole Labonte

Sometimes the Internet annoys me. Which is a really dramatic statement for a woman who owns and operates online businesses. But you know what I mean, right? Depending on my feed and surfing habits the Internet sometimes brings frustration, or comparison syndrome, or a touch of melancholy. But other times (like the example I’m about to share) something happens where I’m reminded to remove my veil of skepticism and look for the wonderful, the blessing, the big OMG YES. The Internet recently helped me connect with an awesome human and I feel changed. We found each other through Instagram (actually,...

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The Connections Between Art & Yoga

Big Raven Yoga Guest Artist Max Flow is on an endless journey searching for enlightenment through flow. This is an exact quote and to hear Max say it — it makes perfect sense. Max is one of those people who convey an absolute love for nature, our environment, and the notion that we are all capable of making the world a better place. To Max, our flow is how we navigate through the world. It’s our movement, our journey, our method of being connected to the world around us. “Fall Leaves in the Valley” by Max Rowe Max is thoughtful. He answers questions...

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My Yoga: A Poem by Jasmine Dawn Smith

Jasmine Dawn Smith is a yogi, crystal healing practitioner, and Reiki lover. She is super mom to three wonderful boys by day and moonlights a local crystal shop by night. Currently, Jasmine is working on her Reiki Master Certification and hopes to share her insight and healing with others. I was cruising through one of the Yoga Centric Facebook groups that I’m a part of when Jasmine’s poem hooked me. I am able to visualize myself through her words. I identify with My Yoga and am so grateful it came across my feed. I loved it so much that I...

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Joleen Emery, Founder of Big Raven Yoga, Is Featured on the Wedded Wellness Podcast with Ashley Sondergaard…

I was a recent guest on the Wedded Wellness Podcast with Ashley Sondergaard, the founder of Wedded Wellness and because Ashley is such a dynamic “yogipreneur”, energetic connector, and radiant human being it was just like sitting down with a dear friend — a friend who listens with such great attention that at that moment you feel like you’re the center of their universe. Imagine walking away from a person like that — you leave on top of the world just for having spent time with her. Ashley has an inner light that is contagious and inspiring. She is a woman to...

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The 5 Best No-Guilt Chocolate Brownies for Any Valentine

I love chocolate and peanut butter. I love chocolate and popcorn. I love chocolate and pretzels. I love chocolate and crackers. (Anyone else see a pattern in my chocolate-ing?) Sweet and salty gets me every time. I subscribe to a number of nutritional “rules” Everything in moderation… AND When I overindulge there is always tomorrow to make it right. AND If there is a healthier alternative — it’s certainly worth exploring… it may not be the winner but it’s worth a looky-look. And that’s what this list is… Here are five healthier alternatives that still check the ol’ “Chocolate is My...

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