Entries by JoanneWu

Eggs and Tomato Pie

Gluten free is no longer becoming a trend. It is a way of life. It has been known that a gluten-free diet can be anti-inflammatory. It is a diet that excludes the protein gluten. Gluten is found in grains such as wheat, barley, rye. A gluten-free diet is also used to treat celiac disease. Gluten […]

Movement of the Month: Hula Hooping

Hula Hooping is no longer an activity for kids. I fell in love with this sport the last couple years when I spent my time traveling to festivals and dancing in the great outdoor summer son. Since then, I have become a certified Hoopnotica Fit and Flow teacher. The way the hoop flows the body […]

Fluffer Date-Nut Cranberry Oat Energy Balls

With my activity level beaming strong as the summer rays, I look forward to creating snacks that pack a punch in deliciousness and nutrition. These energy balls helped nurture my run club after our sweaty date. As many of you know, dates are wonderful fruits. They are however often high in sugar, so I do […]

Yoga off the Mat: What is free? Exploring Moksha

Summer is a time of celebration of bounty, of fun in the sun, and a season for exploring what it means to be free.  The July season holiday finds meaning in recognizing the freedom fought by our ancestors. But aside from having the Bill of Rights and the ability to call ourselves Americans, what does […]

Movement of the Month: Running

Summer fun is enjoyed best outdoors. Running is a sport that not only frees your soul but also improves your health. I am thankful this year to join my run club at Lululemon Athletica Rochester to share joy outdoors with a fun run every Monday night. Community bonding through sweat dates not only brings accountability, […]

Yoga off the Mat: Find Joy in Living Yoga

  Mudita, or joy, is such a wonderful feeling. It comes from delighting in other people’s wellbeing rather than begrudging it. It is the opposite of a negative feeling that can weigh us down: envy. In Buddhism, as we increase our ability to connect with the spring of infinite joy, the closer we may find […]

Dark Chocolate Cherry and Chia Energy Bars

Chia seeds is a good source of omega-3 fats, calcium, and fibre.  It can be eaten whole or milled. It is tasteless and can be easily added to many dishes. I love adding it to salads or blended into smoothies. It comes from the mint family, and transcends from native countries. It can improve your […]

Yoga off the Mat: What is Love?

Love is in the air for February. But what about in your daily life? Love is a great healing power in the yogic world, but not always realized or practiced off the yoga mat. There are many ways to experience, to share, to learn love. Yoga can help you appreciate it practically and meaningfully, every […]