we will miss you every day for the rest of our lives, until we meet again. may you be happy and free amongst the trees you hold so dear, and may we carry you with us for the rest of time. 🇮🇳❤️for Achin, love Hollywood
your 34th trip around the sun and i’ll take as many more with you as the 🌎 has in store for us. HBD husband...feeling lucky AF to be winding through life’s adventurous roads with you. #gangofbleiers#bleierforpresident#love#birthday 📷: @northernnativephotography
you matter. you are part of something big. you share your energy with the 🌎 and impact it greatly. today starts the #youmatter challenge at @citizenyoga and it begins with five things you’re grateful for. here are mine. what are yours? - for the first meal i ever cooked you @jblurz, it was all instant with us.
- for nature and it’s abundant beauty being everywhere.
- for my ability to reflect and challenge myself to grow and change.
- for yoga, of course, because it keeps me healthy and stable and present.
- for travel, because of the diverse worlds to discover, people to meet, foods to taste, and adventures to have. 💕🌎✌🏾🙏🏾💛☺️ #grateful#youmatterchallenge#citizenyoga#yoga#happy#love#gangofbleiers
it’s easy to get wrapped up in what we’re not grateful for. and the practice is funny like that, because it can get enveloped in a fire of wanting and desire. this time of year is meant to be about the intangible gift of gratitude. make your life less about items we hold in our hands and more about the sincere thankfulness of life and love and family and friends, and everything else we already have. it is enough.
arm balancing today 4:30pm vinyasa @citizenyoga royal oak! show up for yourself, NOT for the pose💕🙏🏾 🦃-day classes will fill up so please preregister!!! i’ll be at 9:45am vinyasa with the vibrant @etreephoto before i make pumpkin whoopie pies and vegan stuffing!! #citizenyoga#gratitude 📷: @mollgrune 💛
the sams are married! such an honor to celebrate by your side, and to truly see the genuine hearts of my besties join together in marriage. @samtsam87 you are a gem of a human and a special soul, and this weekend it was so clear what an amazing husband you'll be to our girl @samstencel ❤️ #SAMWEAM#wedding#chicago#love#jass
the power social media has to impact us is more clear than ever. and with instagrammers posting so many #ads , i can't help but feel disappointed when someone i admire ends up promoting a company with terrible standards. how refreshing though to be reminded of amazing people out there who still value local businesses, true wellness, fair trade and ethical products, and overall integrity. take a stand yourself! be proactive about your support of social media because it's contributing to more than you know. integrity>followers. thanks @tallulahalexandra for being someone i actually admire, and for your great #glutenfree#dairyfree pumpkin bread #recipe which i adapted based on the contents of my pantry💛: 1- set oven to bake 350
2- whisk together, in this order:
* 1/4 cup olive oil * 1/4 cup melted coconut oil
* 3 eggs (pasture raised, local, duh)
* 1 1/2 cup brown rice flour
* 1/4 cup flax seed
* 1 can pumpkin purée (I used @traderjoes)
* 2 tsp cinnamon * 2 tsp cardamom * 2 tsp nutmeg
* 1/4 cup unsweetened coconut
* 2 tsp baking soda
* 1 tsp sea salt
pour batter into loaf pan (I used a Pyrex glass Bc we got it via our registry)
3- top with: raw pumpkin seeds and shredded coconut
4- bake 75 minutes, let cool, dip in your coffee (optional) 😍😍😍#feedyoursoul#healthy#thisisfall#f52grams#iamwellandgood#mindbodygram
this is orange (like a 🎃, get it?), so happy halloween! watching hocus pocus while eating this minestrone is optional. combine and boil, then simmer for 2 hours, half covered: * 4 cups water * 1 large yellow onion chopped
* 3 🥕 🥕 🥕 chopped
* 1/2 green cabbage chopped
* 1 large can @traderjoes crushed tomatoes
* 1 whole container @traderjoes vegan peso
* 1 small container tomato paste
* Salt and pepper to taste
* Can of drained/rinsed cannellini beans
* ADD: @eatbanza chickpea shells, cooked, at the end
* Top with more pesto (optional)
10/29 7pm #cybloomfield donate: in 1999, my mom told us there was a small grape in her breast, it was no big deal, she'd be fine. not to worry. she went through a long round of chemo, two tough surgeries, and recovered. last year, after we got engaged, it came back, and she didn't want to tell me and "ruin a happy time". that's the kind of selfless human she is. this was a woman who was told she would have a 25% chance of making it the first time, and now she must fight again. another two surgeries, trips to Ann Arbor for chemo, and a disappointing reality she had to face again.
she faced it even when she couldn't bear it. she walked down the wedding aisle with a short haircut she never asked for. she made dinner for our families and friends with great smiles you could not see through. she took great care of our family and never asked for anything in return. she's recovering with humility and modesty.
there are so many women and their families who need support. i am proud of the person who brought me to life, but the battle is not over. because it changes your soul. it challenges your being and your belief in yourself. thank you to @citizenyoga for being a space where my mom and so many others find confidence again and rediscover their happiness and self worth - the journey will continue on.
PLEASE join me THIS Sunday in bloomfield to raise money for @livingbeyondbc, an org we certainly could have used in these tough moments. cash/check accepted - 100% donated. we will honor the goddesses without whom we wouldn't be here, including you Constance Gangadharan ❤ [#tbt to a hike in our happy place, near #manhattanbeach ] #cancer#fight#goddess#breastcancerawareness#livingbeyondbreastcancer
happy #femalefriday [yep, just made that up] in honor of #metoo , a cause, like many of you, i have personally experienced. let's stand together, arm in arm, and drive the change we wish to see in this world. 4:30pm vinyasa music theme is all the powerful female musicians!! see you there @citizenyoga royal oak! here are just a few of the badass goddesses in my life. (so many not pictured) ❤#citizenyoga#thefutureisfemale#love#bridetribe#goddess 📷: @northernnativephotography
do your best to wait until these 🍪 cool off but i make no promises and don't practice that method myself 😃.....in mixer, combine in this order:
* 1 cup almond butter * 1/2 cup local honey
* Two local eggs
* 1 tbs baking powder
* Dash of sea salt
* 1 tsp vanilla extract
* 1 cup chocolate chips
* 3/4 cup shredded coconut
* make into cookie balls and the place on a tray with parchment paper * bake at 350 for 12 minutes or until clean toothpick
#tbt my favorite cookies ever to make....#glutenfree and #dairyfree#healthyfood#f52fallbake#mindbodygram # 🍪 📷:@neybean ❤ #iamwellandgood
my best effort to post a non-food non-yoga moment (which is rare) daytime supper clubbing with @alexkherman + @soojint at @chivekitchen 😍😍😍remember to make space for the people you love and even for the ones you don't, for in the end we may be quite different, but our roots are shared
⭐️to be unselfish is to ask the world: what service can i offer? it is rooting your actions in the offering to others instead of pleasing the desires of your mind. ⭐️for me, unselfishness is about relearning again and again. questioning and refining my actions toward a higher ideal, particularly in relationships. i don't pretend to be unselfish. the mind's desires will continue to flourish, but may we always return to the practice of higher. as we work to become unselfish to those closest to us, one day may we each extend our unselfishness to all living beings. 🙏🏾thank you @iamcitizenyoga for bringing me to a thoughtful lecture on Vedanta by renowned philosopher S.Parthasarathy. #tbt to my partner, my number one unit, i hope each day to be more and more unselfish for you 💕@jblurz. 📷:@northernnativephotography
mondays are for getting back into your groooove. starting a #feedyoursoul challenge where you eat #dairyfree#glutenfree#ethical for the rest of the month with @soojint!!! who wants to join us?? tag a friend to do it with below 💕buy local, eat your veggies, check your labels, cleanse the soul 🙏🏾✌🏾⭐️we will post recipes all throughout!
THIS SALAD: arugula, avocado, tomato, hearts of palm, cucumber, chick peas, oregano, eeoo, apple cider vinegar, s+p... so much yum. mix it up 'n eat! #food52#yum#healthy#refresh#mindbodygram#gf#cleanse
i have always believed that we are all one. that each of our actions contribute to a greater universal energy. when the actions of some are so tragic, like they are this week, i challenge you to ask yourself what energy you're offering the whole. not in a way that is harsh or critical, but in a way that demands a willingness to change your behaviors, even the smallest ones, so that all of your actions leads to greater LOVE, JOY, COURAGE, and POSITIVITY. this is your responsibility as a universal citizen. don't take it lightly. even something as small as a smile, or an acknowledgement of another, can create a ripple. if we are all one, we must start acting like it. every energetic wave that we exhale into the world is inherently important and big enough to change us all. 📷: @sitarabird 🌙✨⭐️🌎💕🌈🌲 this is our intention all week in class! 8:30am slow burn tomorrow CYB , friday 4:30pm vinyasa CYRO
finally it's cold and we can eat the heartiest, warmest foods while wearing cozy sweaters!!! enter this magical dish: foul (pronounced more like FOOL) is my favorite egyptian dish - (@neybean 's mom makes the absolute best). it's typically served for breakfast with eggs+bread, but i see it as an all day all meals basically any time of day dish. @jblurz and i had it for #dinner with spinach and brown rice...also it's #vegan#glutenfree and #delicious . here you go! #recipe : - soak 2 cups fava beans overnight + rinse
- boil beans w 3 cups water + eeoo + salt
- add three cloves minced garlic - mix in dashes of cumin + black pepper
- boil until beans soft and mush w 🥄 - add cup of fresh chopped parsley - (make brown rice on the side)
- (dice up 🍅 + onion + spinach)
- put all together! eat it all!!!
leaning back and looking up can be SO HARD. be patient with the process, watch out for the stories you create for yourself, and change your perception so that you transform your reality. getting so close to drop backs but trying my oh-so-best to honor the process without assigning a story to the outcome, thanks to @toddtesen 😊🙏🏾 subbing TONIGHT for @ann.fancy 5:45pm slow burn + FRIDAY #jambands 4:30pm vinyasa --both in RO @citizenyoga