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Fall “Veggie” of the Month – Apples

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The Self-Care Arsenal to prepare you for winter

After this weeks’ blistering snowstorm, it appears that winter has unfortunately arrived earlier than expected! While a fresh snowfall can make your town look like a winter wonderland, cold weather also has its downsides. People report higher instances of fatigue this time of year, which can make it challenging to find the motivation to engage in things they otherwise typically enjoy.

Don’t let the cold zap your energy this year. Here are my ingredients for the perfect self-care arsenal to prepare you for winter:

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Scorpion Pose 101

As a yoga teacher, I’ve found immense pleasure in delving into and expanding my knowledge about the practice. From adopting the yogic principles into my everyday life, to studying each pose for all that they have to offer – yoga is my inspiration.

Therefore, each month on the blog I’ll be giving you a taste of what you need to know about a specific pose, in the hopes that my writing will help strengthen and motivate your practice:

This month I’m going to be talking about Scorpion Pose:

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Vegan Spotlight: Urban Falafel

As a vegan, restaurant menus and lunch dates can be tricky to navigate. Although most vegans I know don’t complain, and can always find something on a menu that they can eat, variety is the spice of life, and vegans deserve it outside of their kitchens too!

This month’s vegan spotlight is all about the middle-eastern inspired restaurant Urban Falafel:

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The Benefits of a Brisk Autumn Walk

One of the best parts of this time of year is the crisp air and fall foliage that delight our senses every time we leave the house! Clearing your mind on a relaxing stroll is one of the finer feelings in life, but the activity additionally provides you with a host of health benefits!

Here are the top benefits of slipping on your boots and heading out for a brisk autumn walk:

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Eagle Pose 101

As a yoga teacher, I’ve found immense pleasure in delving into and expanding my knowledge about the practice. From adopting the yogic principles into my everyday life, to studying each pose for all that they have to offer – yoga is my inspiration.
Therefore, each month on the blog I’ll be giving you a taste of what you need to know about a specific pose, in the hopes that my writing will help strengthen and motivate your practice:

This month I’m going to be talking about Eagle Pose:

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‘Tis the Season for Vegan Pumpkin Recipes

A week into October, there’s no doubt that fall is in the air! From the changing leaves, to the cool breeze, there are many hints that signify we’re in the midst of this charming season. One of the biggest trends of fall, however, is pumpkin-flavoured…well, everything!

Pumpkin recipes are a staple this time of year, and the best part about that is that vegans can participate and get inspired to make new nourishing recipes!

Here are some of my top picks for vegan pumpkin-themed dishes that you can whip up at home:

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Best Vegan Soups to Cook this autumn

With the cooler weather dancing over us, autumn is the perfect time of year to start experimenting with new vegan recipes! One of my favourite things to eat in the fall are soups, due to their warming and nourishing quality.

Here are a few ideas to get you started in the kitchen making wholesome soups for your loved ones:

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Soothing Teas to Sip this Fall

For centuries, humans have reaped the numerous health benefits of drinking tea. While North Americans are partial to coffee, many people all across the globe choose tea as their daily beverage instead. Caffeinated or not, tea truly is a special treat you can have each day and not feel the least bit guilty.

With the cold weather beginning to rear its head our way, tea is the perfect way to soothe ourselves! Here are some of the top teas you can sip on this fall:

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Vegan Spotlight: Copper Branch

As a vegan, restaurant menus and lunch dates can be tricky to navigate. Although most vegans I know don’t complain, and can always find something on a menu that they can eat, variety is the spice of life, and vegans deserve it outside of their kitchens too!

This month’s vegan spotlight is all about the plant-powered chain known as Copper Branch:

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How to Stay Grounded in the Fall

Fall is one of the most beautiful times a year in Canada. With crisp air caressing our faces, to stunning leaves changing colour left and right, what’s not to love?

The only thing to note is that seasonal changes and barometric pressure changes often shift many things inside us all. If we don’t watch ourselves, we may begin to feel ungrounded or lethargic.

Fall is a time for nesting for the winter, a time for caring for our bodies in preparation for the colder elements.

Here’s how you can optimize your mental and physical health as we drift into autumn:

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About Me

Hi! My name is Heather and I am a wife, mother, office manager, yoga and pilates teacher. And a vegan. I've committed to take back my life, embrace moving and clean, vegan eating. And I want to share it with you, so Yougista was created. You are welcome to join me on the journey. Yougista. Be You.

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