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Hygge: The New Secret to Happiness

Hygee (pronounced hoo-gah) is the buzzword of the moment. I've heard it floating around for the past few months, but when my lovely friend Jenna hosted a hygge day for a group of ladies in our area I really got to experience the gloriousness of hygge. Needless to say...

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Easy Vegetarian Split Pea Soup

Vegetarian split pea soup is now one of my favorites to make. I've never been a fan of peas, so I always avoided split pea soup. The color and texture never appealed to me anyway, let alone the fast that there were peas in it. But the weather here lately has been a...

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How To Keep Healthy Eating Habits While Traveling

It's really hard to keep your healthy eating habits while you are traveling. It's almost impossible. You feel like you deserve that pina colada, after all the work you do, amiright?! After a lot of time hacking my health routines I've learned a lot about how to travel...

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3 Simple Ways To Spice Up Your Yoga Practice

I know how it feels to get stagnant in your practice. I'm a yoga instructor for goodness sake and I still only find that I get my best practice in when I go take a class with someone else. There's just something about someone else telling you what to do that makes me...

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Self-Care for Winter

Solstice Slow Down Raise your hand if you love winter. ...(Bueller?) Thought so. It most people's least favorite time of year. But after you read this, my hope is that you feel a little differently. Winter self-care routines are uniquely essential during this season...

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Turkey Chili

The thing I love most about this turkey chili is how fast it is. I have to give credit to my boyfriend who created this turkey chili recipe. One night he said he was going to make a pot of turkey chili for dinner, and then like 20 minutes later it was ready. I...

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What Can Yin Yoga Do For You?

What is Yin Yoga? Yin Yoga refers to gentle and slow movements, poses held for longer periods of time, and a general sense of turning inward. Since it doesn’t take much energy, yin yoga is perfect for when you are feeling sick, run down, or over stimulated. It...

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Irish Steel Cut Oatmeal with Apples

I don't often make oatmeal for breakfast because I prefer a higher fat breakfast (eggs and avocado with some fermented veggies like kimchi are my go-to). I do like Irish steel cut oatmeal at times, especially in the winter, because it's warming, filling, and oh so...

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Winter Essential Oils

I use essential oils all year round, that's so secret.  However, from season to season we have different needs in mind and body. We eat different foods, have different routines, and treat our bodies differently. So it would make sense that we should use essential oils...

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Christmas Fruit Bake

This Christmas Fruit Bake is a really quick and simple, yet healthy and delicious, because... have we met? It's sort of my thing at this point that I like to take delicious recipes I see around the internet and simplify them. I've seen so many baked fruit recipes that...

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Hi, I’m Caroline! Here at Bloom & Spark you'll find inspiration and tips to living your healthiest and happiest life. I'm talkin' yoga, fitness, personal development, and simple recipes. But sometimes I like to have my wine and chocolate too. Let's bloom into our best selves together!
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