At Bleu Laurel we are passionate about learning and sharing information on all things wellness. Our blog is a place for us to share information on things we love learning about including food, fashion, restorative retreats, personal development, and fun ways to get your body moving. If there is a particular subject you want to see, please email us at admin@bleulaurel.com.

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The Skinny on Fat

Fat is good! Fat is bad! Which is it? Fat is good! Fat is bad. Which is it? It depends. Good fat is good. Bad fat is bad. When I was growing up fat was vilified as the enemy of health. You could have all the sugar and carbs you wanted but DO NOT EAT […]

January 9, 2021

image of foods containing good fats

Nourishment

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My Year in Slippers

As 2020 draws to a close, I’ve been reflecting on the year that has passed. There were lots of “big” things but it’s the little things that stand out right now. This morning I noticed that my shoes were trying to get my attention. “Wear us!,” said my fuzzy boots. “No, pick us!” cried my […]

December 31, 2020

Restoration

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Breakfast Rice Pudding

RECIPE makes 3-4 servings | hands-on time is about 5 minutesstove time is 30-40 minutes 1 can (approx. 13.5oz) unsweetened organic coconut milk (full fat)1 cup water3/4 cup tart cherry juice2 teaspoons vanilla extract1/8 teaspoon sea salt1 cup jasmine rice (can also use brown or white rice)2 tablespoons coconut nectar, to taste (substitute: maple syrup)1 […]

December 15, 2020

Nourishment

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Create a Soothing Nighttime Ritual

Follow this simple framework to create a simple, easy, nighttime ritual to give you the NAMASTE FEELS any night, anywhere. Learn Your Chronotype Your Chronotype is your body’s own unique time clock. Learning yours will help you better manage tasks the time of the day and night best suited for your bio-individuality. What time is […]

November 19, 2020

Restoration

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Learn How to Meditate

Before trying yoga and meditation I was – to put it charitably – a doubting Thomas. 20 years later, I don’t know how I lived without it. Just try it! My advice is to try and suspend any disbelief and just give it a try. It may feel strange at first. Hang in there and […]

November 11, 2020

Restoration

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Being Present in the Time of Corona

The Corona pandemic has changed the things we took for granted. Our routines are in disarray. Anxiety. Edginess. Fatigue. Scarcity. Apprehension. Are you feeling these things? I certainly am. It is normal. Human beings are uncomfortable with uncertainty. You can’t, and wouldn’t want to, control what you feel. However, we all need tools to modulate […]

November 11, 2020

Restoration

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Everything Counts! Moving to Feel Your Best

We all know that we’re “supposed” to exercise at least 2-3 times per week. The traditional approach meant going to the gym or club or studio for a 60-90 minute class. As I grew older and my life filled up with ever-increasing work and family responsibilities these formal exercise sessions fell by the wayside. I […]

November 10, 2020

Movement

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Seeking Perfection

Seeking perfection seems like an unimpeachable goal, right? I grew up thinking that if I were perfect, the world would present itself to me for the taking.  The cause of my inability to reach a goal or connect with a certain person was that I needed to work harder to be perfect. Want to win […]

November 9, 2020

Finding Purpose

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Coffee and Mold

Did you know that much of the coffee we consume contains mold?This affects not only the taste but can impact your health as well. Coffee has been around for centuries and is a staple in many cultures. In addition to the many different varieties and tastes coffee offers it also has been discovered to have […]

November 1, 2020

Bleu Laurel Coffee Beans

Nourishment

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