Yoga with Rebecca Santillo

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Chemical-free Sunscreen

Posted on May 23, 2018 at 1:25 PM Comments comments (2)

Summertime and the living is easy --  unfortunately, the sun isn't easy on my skin. As I have aged, years of baking in the sun has started to take its toll. But I don't want to give up gardening, long days on the boat, or hanging at the beach.

Studies have shown that the common chemicals added in many sunscreens can actually give you cancer too! What's a girl to do? Make her own sunscreen of course!

Now, I do have to give you fair warning -- this sun...

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Pesto-Parmesan Quinoa Bowls

Posted on March 22, 2018 at 11:40 AM Comments comments (0)

As I made this recipe, I instantly fast-forwarded to summer, when my garden will have many of these wonderful ingredients readily available. In the meantime, I hope you enjoy this vegetarian dish sure to please even the pickiest of meat eaters.


1 c. quinoa
1 can of chickpeas
1 pint of cherry or grape tomatoes
large handful of kale, stems removed, roughly chopped
1 small eggplant, medium dice
1/2 onion or 1 shallot, thinly sliced
2 ...

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Winter Retreat

Posted on February 9, 2018 at 3:10 PM Comments comments (0)

Words can not even begin to explain how good I feel right now. I feel light, free, joyous. I feel creative, clear, and energized.

What's my secret?

A one day retreat.

Maybe you're like me and you tend to get the winter blues. Not full on depressed, just stagnant, melancholy. Ok, maybe a little depressed. The shorter days and more time spent inside takes a toll. You try to negate this low energy with more caffeine. And maybe just on...

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