• woman practicing yoga on the beach
    Healthy Living

    Why I Do Yoga

    I have a yogi friend that I follow on Instagram. He posts photos of beautiful, gravity-defying poses that take my breath away. How does the human body do that? I have another friend that I’ve known since high school. We both started practicing about 20 years ago, but she does it #everydamnday and can turn her body into a pretzel. These are not the reasons why I do yoga. I’ll never be able to balance on one hand or flatten my splits to the floor. But I still do it. Week in, and week out—I do it, while my body stays pretty much the same. Because there’s a more important reason…

  • blonde model in crop top gray sweatshirt and yoga pants
    Mommy Greenest Approved

    Mommy Greenest Approved: lur apparel

    I love eco fashion. But eco fashion can mean different things to different people: Organic, fair trade, vegan, etc. For me, recycled eco fashion is key—typically, I thrift and swap my wardrobe to avoid supporting fast fashion (and save a bunch of money). Where do I draw the line at wearing someone else’s clothes? Undergarments, swimsuits or—the sweat factor makes me cringe—yoga gear. Even though I consider workout gear essential, I still balk at buying new, wearing my ratty old yoga pants until you can literally see through the rear. (And no, they aren’t Lululemon.) That’s why discovering the new lur apparel line was such a godsend. lur apparel upcycles post-consumer plastic…