Link It Up: Must Read Posts on 11.1.2013

First day of a new month? Let’s just jump right into it then, shall we?…


Congrats to entry #155 which belongs to Melanie from melanie makes – who won the Fabulous Food Show ticket giveaway. Didn’t win? Click on over to Jen’s blog today, or you can purchase tickets online at


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As we helped a friend move to the Hudson area last week, we hit up 3 Palms Pizzeria for some traditional moving fuel. Heads up gluten free eaters: there were plenty of options here – including those ugly cookies, which were something I was very happy to discover.

Thanks to Jess for sharing this Pumpkin Cinnamon Roll Sheet Cake recipe – I now have a birthday treat for a certain redhead in a few weeks!

This recipe for Chicken Quinoa Soup from Dina might make for a perfect PTO Friday cooking fest – thanks lady.

And one of these days, I’ll make my own hummus – this recipe from the Kripalu blog looks like the perfect base.


Good News: Smithsonian Yoga Exhibit Will Open This Weekend as Scheduled. But even BETTER news? The exhibit is coming to the Cleveland Museum of Art in summer 2014. I’ll be first in line!

lululemon shares how to wheel, one of my favorite poses.

How to purchase and care for a yoga mat is a question I’m asked a lot – so I’m glad to see Carla had Danielle guest post on this recently.

Another goodie from the same site: I Certainly Don’t Want To Teach You Yoga.  This extrovert even struggles, so the words “yoga is finding the courage to lead, even when you want to follow” especially got me.

…and from the “lessons learned via the yoga mat files”, I handed it over to elephant journal via Want to break out of your rut? Stop sucking it up.  How I wish I could say I penned those words… especially the last statement.


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Operation-Shoulder-Get-Better is back on track after a crazy month of October. I let my usual physical fitness routing slip in October, and I’m generally feeling it all over my body this first day of November. I know how happy I was to get my shoulder back to normal operating procedure last time around – so it’s time to buckle down to find that sweetness again, and some more strength this time around.

Also, I’m always working on this:

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(image ℅ recently stumbling upon be the breath’s Instagram page)

Here’s to removing the unnecessary over-planning and over-thinking, the Halloween candy, and most importantly: the excuses.


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Link It Up: Must Read Posts on 10.18.2013

Feels like a good Friday to share another series of Link It Up posts from around the interwebs, doesn’t it?…


BIG NEWS FOLKS: Evolution Yoga is now open and ready for Cleveland yogis. If you are a long time East side practitioner, you know Evolution Yoga from its previous location at Eton Chagrin. Now after a hiatus, Evolution is  back, up and running in a new space at the corner of Emery and Richmond Roads in Warrensville Heights. I had the chance to swing by during the open house hours yesterday to find yogis trying out the rope wall:

Photo Oct 17, 5 05 33 PMOpen house hours continue today from 12-2PM and 5-7PM. Classes start tomorrow – Saturday, October 19.  And it’s very helpful to know that ALL CLASSES from the 19th through the 25th are FREE for everyone! You can find the entire class schedule over at their MINDBODY site. Check out their website for more details.


Katrina shared this Pumpkin Pie Dip recipe – consider supporting her fundraising efforts for the American Liver Foundation as she trains for her first half marathon!

This recipe for Spicy “Noodle” Bowl with Peanuts and Cilantro from Roni’s Green Lite Bites has my name written all over it.

…so do these healthy sweet potato skins from Pinch of Yum – a Pinterest find of mine.

…and if someone wanted to make these 4 Ingredient Gluten Free Pumpkin Muffins for me, I really wouldn’t mind…


CLE Foodies share their Cleveland Cheap Eats: Brunch, Lunch, and Dinner – Part I, featuring a recent trips to eat some ridiculously good looking food around Greater Cleveland. Check out these not as well known – yet tasty – options.

Over at the Cleveland Magazine blog, Laura Taxel shared her recent return to J. Pistone on Warrensville Center Road in Shaker Heights. It’s one of my favorite lunch spots near my office – its marketplace features fun unique food items.

Calling all spinning enthusiasts! There’s a new spin studio in town! Check out Charity’s post on Harness Cycle - now open with its Cycle Lab on West 25th.

Speaking of spinning, Julie shares her thoughts on her recent experience at Ride + Workout which has been my spinning studio of choice - and cheers to her about dabbling back in her running shoes as well!


Yoga, Cycling and the Importance of Breath Control from’s blog appeared on the same day that the announcement that the Towpath is now back open! HUZZAH: Take that government shutdown!

From YOGANONYMOUS: I’m A Yoga Teacher Practicing Next to You, and I’m Scared Of You. Yup yup yup.

Looking for a glimpse into another’s experience of yoga teacher training? Check out Christine’s blog post.  You can feel how exhausted (in the best sense of that word) she is in the post – something that every YTT knows far too well after their first full weekend.

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Best study buddy ever.


4 Tips For Taking Criticism Without Breaking a Sweat from Carla AKA our one and only MizFitOnline. I just adore this woman.

From the Huffington Post: The 9 Happiness Mistakes You’re Probably Making. Again, yup.

Finally, Heather wins the internet this week with Sorry, Not Sorry.

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Link It Up: Must Read Posts on 8.23.2013

This is has been a doozy of a week for many. How about we lighten the mood this Friday and forget about life for awhile…

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A new issue of Ohio Active is out, and includes my review of the Newton Running EnergyNR Guidance Trainer. I also really enjoyed the Learning How to Neutralize Self-Doubt post. Plenty of good reads abound over at the site.

Needing some new blogs to add to your reader? Lindsay at The Lean Green Bean shared 35 Bloggers She Loves. She’s so insightful and heart filled in sharing her appreciation for them all.

I wasn’t able to make it down to run the Akron Color Me Rad 5K, but Rachel was: check out her recap hereBig points to her for running TWO 5Ks that day!


 It’s funny how some simple questions can lead to some big answers. For examples, check out what’s the One Question You Should Ask Everyone You Meet, and also those 5 Essential Questions to Lead You to Your Calling.

For all you overachievers out there: Why You Are Already More Than Enough Already.

Rounding it out with Awakening Your Compassion: 8 Steps to Cultivate a Daily Practice: As corny as it sounds, number one is what’s gotten me through this week. Backbends FTW.


Clevelanders, check out’s food truck guide featuring 31 local trucks. The extra tidbits on each at the end of each listing are fun!

Should have made this Gluten-Free Blueberry Coffee Cake for breakfast. Oh my!

I’ll be gluten-freeing this Mediterranean-Style Farro With Roasted Tomatoes recipe STAT.

Need an option to carb load before a long run? Nigella Lawson’s Linguine with Lemon, Garlic, and Thyme Mushrooms seems to be a solid option.

Loved the visuals on this: 22 Food Words You Might Be Pronouncing Wrong


Tulsa’s Puppy Mascot Will Be The Best Part Of College Football Season? AND she has an Instagram account?! Second best Golden ever. You know who has the number one spot in my heart:


Someone turned seven on Monday. My pup isn’t a pup anymore!


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