Welcome to yozenity!

Here the goal is to discover your best self, inside and out. We explore yoga, meditation, healthy eating, alternative healing, and other methodologies for becoming the healthiest, happiest versions of ourselves.

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Spicy Sausage, Kale, and Pumpkin Stew

Pumpkin season is upon us, so yozenity is cooking up a lot of pumpkin recipes to share! This delicious sausage, kale, and pumpkin stew is a hearty, warming addition to your autumn repertoire. Choose any kind of sausage you want. This one uses ground hot Italian sausage. Use sweet sausage, try chorizo links diced up,

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Relaxing Detox Bath

My latest obsession is detox baths. In all honesty, with the craziness in my life, I hadn’t taken a bath in years – yes, YEARS – until recently. I saw a “recipe” for a detox bath from David Wolfe in a Facebook post and started doing it. Dim bathroom, white noise (OK so my dim

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Quick and Easy Pasta Sauce

No, this isn’t an old world recipe from someone’s great grandmother in Italy. This pasta sauce will not take all day but it will taste delicious. There are several different ways to do it. You can start with cans of tomato sauce and add freshly chopped tomato for texture, or you can use the method

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Turkey Chili

This is a slight adaptation to a turkey chili recipe from Padma Lakshmi. It is super delicious, super filling, and low in calories. Makes 4 servings Ingredients: 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 onion, chopped 5 medium garlic cloves, minced 1 medium red bell pepper, cut into small chunks 1/2 cup shredded carrot 1 cup chopped

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Meditation Methods

When starting a meditation practice, many people feel intimidated by the thought NOT THINKING. Yes, experienced meditators who have trained themselves to quiet the noise inside and outside of their head can push thoughts aside and Om their way through meditation. This is advanced meditation. Each method below is a step toward that advanced meditation.

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Sickie Blaster Chicken Noodle Soup

This is my go-to chicken noodle soup for any illness. The key lies in the homemade chicken stock that simmers the healing properties out of the bone-in chicken thighs for hours. Perfection takes time and this recipe/method is guaranteed to be a powerful medicinal tool in the fight against your standard cough/cold/flu germs. It really

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Honey Sriracha Chicken with Quinoa

Chicken, Sriracha, and quinoa are a few of my favorite things. Put them together and it’s a magical dish. This recipe, modified, has been all over the internet so it is not an original. Adjust the amount of sriracha and honey to taste, this can get really spicy! You’re going to want to make this

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yozenity Sun Salutation I

The idea behind a Sun Salutation is that it is done in the morning, facing the rising sun to greet the day. It can be done at any time though and I generally can’t start a yoga practice without it. The sequence is repeated multiple times at the beginning of a practice to loosen, lengthen,

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yozenity Chicken Stock

Chicken stock, or any homemade stock, is a very personal thing. Everyone makes it differently using different methods and ingredients. If at the end what you have is a delicious, healthy, additive-free stock then you’re doing it right. This is how yozenity does chicken stock, but feel free to use this as a starting point

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Breakfast hack: Avocado Toast on the Go!

Who doesn’t love avocado toast? It encompasses all the indulgences your taste buds crave  – creaminess and carbs! – while still part of a healthy diet. In its simplest form, avocado toast is simply mashed avocado with some salt spread on top of toast, preferably whole wheat. It is full of healthy fats and whole