What’s cookin’ with Breanne Rice?

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A few months back, the incredible Hilary Phelps introduced me to a beautiful soul….Breanne Rice. She has moved and grooved her way to the top of the food chain (no pun intended), creating a Holistic Nutrition Consulting business — Breanne’s Holistic Health. At age 19, Breanne was diagnosed with a rare autoimmune disease of vitiligo, thus forcing her to take her imperfect situation turn it into her passion for natural health. Stationed in Seattle yet traveling nationwide to promote her brand, Breanne is a one-of-a-kind beauty that stands for so much more than a pretty face. This chick LOVES life. She takes it and GOES. Truly inspiring!

Sooooo, I was curious. What is a holistic nutritionist lovin’ at this very moment?!

1) Raw Artisana Coconut Butter


2) Gimme Organic Roasted Seaweed Snacks (sea salt)

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3) Julian Bakery Paleo BEEF Protein Powder


4) Natura Culina Regenerating Rosehip Facial Oil


5) Lean On – Major Lazer & DJ Snake  / Hot Hands – Darius


Yup, Hilary, you are an absolute rock star for the introduction. Stoked to call you two leading ladies role models and friends!

Jivin’ with Jill

“Flutist Yogini” Jill Bartine reveals her latest winter obsessions… See for yourself! 

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1. Cashew butter from Trader Joe’s. My go-to snack, just a spoonful on its own…

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2. Tops with thumb holes! Kinda like the lululemon henley I’m wearing right now!FullSizeRender-10

3. Our gas fireplace. I know, not as cool as the real deal, but instant warmth, no mess, and my eyes don’t get bothered by the smoke. I can’t stand being cold! Good thing I teach hot yoga. 😉

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4. Indian food. Buffet at Sitar for lunch usually once a week. I avoid the naan and the fried things and try not to overdo it on rice. So comforting and warm.


…….well, heck, this is turning into a cold weather, staying warm kind of list!

5. Leggings that are long enough to tuck under your heels. Wunder unders!  FullSizeRender-4 2      

6. Pose variations, like an arm balance or headstand with one hand and one forearm and funky legs. Normal is overrated!

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7. Bracelets are my jam at the moment, especially yoga-inspired ones.

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8. Yin poses with lots of props. So delicious and what my normally yang personality needs.FullSizeRender-3

9. Natura Culina shea butter on my feet and elbows – the Delight scent is to-die-for.FullSizeRender-5 6

10. Boots. ’nuff said.

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Check our her website at www.flutistyogini.com for any and everything Jill Bartine!

instagram: @flutistyogini

5 Simple Tips to Start Loving Your Body


  1. Stop Obsessing. What we focus on… expands. It is the Law of Attraction. Be mindful of your thoughts. If you tell yourself you ARE something…well, then, you ARE. Choose wisely.
  2. Compliment Others. Stop for one second. Don’t you feel good when someone tells you, genuinely, that you look fantastic? Also, don’t you feel good when you tell someone else the same thing? Perfect. Then do it. Win-win.
  3. Stop Comparing. Comparison is the root of all heartache. By comparing yourself to others, you are telling yourself that you are not enough. Repeat after me: YOU ARE ENOUGH.
  4. Body. Language. Carry yourself with poise. Prop your shoulders back, smile, and harness that positive energy when walking and talking. By approaching life this way, you will in turn, feel yourself becoming more confident.
  5. Take a Break from Social Media.  Sure, we are all guilty of stalking the oh-so-perfect-yoga-pose Instagram accounts, or drooling over the “perfect” bodies in every fitness magazine, but do yourself a favor… disconnect from time to time. Take a few hours every Sunday to put your phone down, “forget” about perfection, and start living your life. There will always be another time to snap your own star-studded photo!

New to lululemon?

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I am not even really sure when my love-affair with lululemon Athletica began. Thinking back, perhaps it was my first big purchase with Katie Hoff at Fashion Island in Orange County, California. Naturally, I splurged on the pair of pants that got everyone talkin’ luon…. their Groove Pants in black and bright blue. Yes, that was the day. However, perhaps it was my time at FIDM with Taylor Monk, creating patterns for 6-8 hours on massive drafting tables in downtown Los Angeles. Our outfits on those days never changed; decked out in Scuba Hoodies, Wunder Unders tucked into boots, our hair on top of our head with wide framed glasses intact. That then led to a beautiful year and a half on Beverly Drive at lululemon Beverly Hills, followed by another year at the Showroom in Louisville, Kentucky…. living and breathing the lifestyle in my luon clad attire. Regardless of where I am or what I am/have been doing, lululemon Athletica remains a staple in my wardrobe.


Okay, okay, so you have yet to experience the craze of all things luon? Want to hop on this bandwagon? You don’t have to tell me twice.

Behold, my suggestions for the “Top 5 Go-To’s” when beginning your lulu lovin’:

(yes…one for you, gentlemen…..)


1. Groove Pants


Nutshell: luon; medium-rise, flat waistband/hidden pocket, sweat-wicking & breathable, 4-way stretch; flare leg; reversible

2. Cool Racerback Tank



Nutshell: luon light; long-length, racerback, sweat-wicking & breathable, 4-way stretch

3. Wunder Under Pants/Crops 

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Nutshell: luon; medium-rise, flat waistband/hidden pocket, sweat-wicking & breathable, 4-way stretch; skinny “legging”; reversible

4. Define Jacket


Nutshell: luon; sweat-wicking & breathable; 4-way stretch; perfect to-and-from any activity; thumbholes, longer in the back than in the front to cover bum; form-fitting at waist

5. Metal Vent Tech(guys, this one’s for you)

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Nutshell: Silverescent Fabric (X-Static powered) inhibits growth of odor causing bacteria; preshrunk; does NOT chafe; sweat-wicking & breathable; lightweight, hip-length…every guy’s fave.



There ya have it. Go to town.



At this VERY moment, I can NOT live without…

1. Trader Joe’s Lavender Dryer Bags

(in the dryer, in your dresser drawers, in your car….possibilities are endless) 




2. Eastern Body, Western Mind by Anodea Judith

(my favorite excerpts from this will be in a future blog post…)

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3. Trader Joe’s Cold Brew Coffee Concentrate

(#BYOC = my newest experiment) 





4. Natura Culina Regenerating Rosehip Facial Oil

(a little bit applied to my face before bed…say no more)



5. MisFit Shine Activity Tracker

(love the sleep tracking element)




6. 5 Gum. Flavor? COBALT.

(i have a problem…)



7. Genuine Joy by Hilary Phelps  { http://www.hilaryphelps.com/ }

(a fantastic blend of passions …all wrapped into one blog)

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8. Lara Casey Postcards

(when you just want to send a quick hello… #feelgoods)

9. Hydroflask 40 oz. Water Bottle 

(cold. all. day….perfect for every workout. plus it forces me to HYDRATE!) 
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10. CraveClean Choco-PB Cupcake Protein Muffins
(Katie sent me a package of these goodies for my birthday… and, well…might just be placing a few more orders. Perfect for post-workout replenishment!)
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(start the day with one. every. day. 

Natura Culina!

If you are an all- natural body product junkie like myself, check out Lenka Tenka’s newest business adventure, Natura Culina! It is a skincare line that focuses on fresh, natural, high-quality ingredients from Mother Earth herself. “Nature Culina” means “Nature’s Kitchen”. I am SUPER picky, and this is is some of the most incredible stuff that I have used in a long time. I can assure you that you will LOVE these products once you get your hands on them!