Ava Pendl

101 Flips | 7 Magazines | 19 Likes | 16 Following | 37 Followers | @AvaPendl | Founder of Kicking Asana | Yogi | Traveler | Writer of all things yoga, travel, wellness, and sustainability.

4 Holistic Practices That Dissolve My Anxiety (Even When Nothing Else Works)

I was diagnosed with social anxiety in third grade. Our family doctor wrote a prescription for a therapy pet and offered medication, and then a …

The Galapagos Islands Without a Cruise: A Complete Guide

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10 Essential Tips For Planning A Trip to Patagonia

Patagonia is often described as the “once in a lifetime trip”; an adventure into a wilderness ruled by nature, but one where untamed forests, skyline …

Our Secret Weapon to Finding Cheap Flights Around the World

To be perfectly honest, I have a confession to make. My partner Tom and I are actually the worst people at planning our travels. If we could just go …

24 Million People Now Keep Their Money in Green Banks

Eco-minded financial institutions are making bank while decreasing their impact on the planet<p>Large initiatives often start on a local scale, making regional financial institutions a driving force behind economic and cultural development nationwide. Supported by the technologies and economic needs …

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13 slow-cooker recipes that make eating healthy easier

When we think of slow-cooker food, hearty chili, fall-off-the-bone tender short rib and beefy stews come to mind. Not exactly "light" and "healthy."<p>But the slow cooker is so convenient! How great would it be if it could make eating healthy easier?<p>Oh, wait. It can.<p>By choosing lean cuts of meat, …

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TODAY Food Club

Take a seat at our table! Share recipes, join our Kitchen Q&A, get our weekly newsletter, and connect with cooks like you.<p>Bone broth is magic potion during cold and flu season! Packed with immune-boosting vitamins and minerals, this fool-proof slow cooker bone broth is easy, delicious, and …

Stuck? We've Got 50 Secrets Motivated People Use to Get Things Done.

Put yourself in the right frame of mind to achieve your goals.<p>13 min read<p>You have your plan, you know what you want to accomplish, but after awhile, the novelty of your goal can start to wear off, and it becomes more of a struggle to get started every day.<p>We’ve all been there and we want to …

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The Ultimate City Guide to La Paz, Bolivia

The city of La Paz, Bolivia is so unique- It's unlike any other city in South America, much less the world. While other major cities in South America …

11 Eco-Friendly Décor Brands That Are Actually Chic

Happy Earth Day! If you love the planet <i>and</i> home design as much as we do, listen up. These days, minding your environmental and social impact right …

Ritual House of Yoga stretching, expanding, breathing in new space on 19th Ave E

(Image: Jenny Jimenez Photography with permission to CHS)<p>Eighteen-month-old <b>Ritual House of Yoga</b> had pretty much outgrown its space on 19th Ave E in …

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Sleep Meditation for Energy Healing

This beautiful sleep meditation will help you drift to sleep with the power of your own positive healing energy. So that you can wake up feeling …

Letting Go of Distractions

Today I deleted several apps from my phone: Twitter, Reddit, Feedly, Snapchat, the N.Y. Times app, and more.<p>I’m letting go of distractions, or at …

These Schools Sent Students To Meditation Instead Of Detention—Here's What Happened

Students in Baltimore are being sent to meditation and yoga practice when they act up in class and the results are extraordinary.<p>In some Baltimore …

Woman explains why she shared a video of her period leaking through her yoga pants

If you’re a person with a vagina, it’s pretty likely that at some point, you’ll have a period. You’ll menstruate. Blood and other fluids will come …

Photo: Yosemite's Nevada Fall is a picture of paradise

In which we get lost in this beautiful photo of Yosemite's Nevada Fall, taken by the talented Rollie Rodriguez. Can't you just hear the water falling …

The principles behind designing a backyard food forest

Remember that awesome video showing the first three years of a backyard food forest? Even with the slideshow explaining how Dan from Plant Abundance …

Heading out for a meal? How to find a sustainable place to eat

With growing awareness, people are increasingly looking for better and most sustainable food choices. The food we eat has an impact on the …

Earthships Are Self-Sustaining Homes Built For Living Off The Grid

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New IKEA Rugs Will Be Made Entirely by Syrian Refugees

Since 2011, an estimated 4.9 million people have fled their homes in Syria to take refuge in other countries. About 656,000 of those refugees are now …

Make This Mediterranean Spice Blend and Use It On Everything

I first had za’atar, a Mediterranean spice blend featuring thyme, sumac, and sesame seeds, in Israel, and it was a revelation. This savory seasoning …

8 Meditation Apps to Try Now

Now, with all of the stress around current events and how our personal lives will be affected, it’s important to build self-care into the day any way you can, whether it’s taking three deep breaths every few hours or listening to a guided meditation to soothe you into a very important good night’s …

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