not-so-crunchy granola // a recipe

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I'll never forget the first time I heard someone describe another person as "granola crunchy" in college. Being from the midwest, it took me a moment. I'm dedicating this uber easy & super yummy recipe to that moment.
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Step 1: Gather your ingredients. Feel free to add or subtract whatever you like. I usually improvise my dry ingredients, depending on what is in my pantry at the time.

1 1/2 cups Instant Rolled Oats
1/2 cup Currants (get creative here, add whatever dried fruit you have on hand or prefer)
1 teaspoon Cinnamon
1/2 cup Organic Almonds
1 teaspoon Cacao Powder
1/4 cup Organic Unsweetened Coconut
1 cup Organic Peanut Butter (for the love of the earth & forests PLEASE never buy peanut butter with palm oil)
1 tablespoon Local Honey or Agave Nectar
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Step 2: Mix your dry ingredients together. Feel free to add chia seeds, flax seeds, hemp seeds, anything yummy!

Step 3: Add in the wet ingredients (honey & peanut butter). You could always use cashew or almond but as a peanut alternative. This part requires patience. Slowly fold the oats into the honey & peanut butter until everything is mixed together nicely. If the mix seems too dry you can always add more honey or peanut butter.
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Step 4: Enjoy in your tum knowing you're eating something nurturing for your body! I love to eat this granola with blueberries and sometimes greek yogurt.

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tuesday tunes

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It's a slow, overcast morning here. I'm excited to share this Tuesday feature with you because it's been on my mind for quiet some time! I LOVE music. I joke with many people that I spend more time making the playlists for my yoga classes, rather than actually planning the class. While this is an ongoing joke, I do love to create playlists and share them. Music has so much power. It can take the mind and body to a very specific, special place.

This Tuesday is a bit of a cheat though.... not a mix, but a playlist of Trevor Hall's new albumn Chapter of the Forest. Perfect for slow, rainy mornings or any time of day really. If you come to any of my yoga classes this week you are sure to here the sweet words of Trevor Hall.

Oh yeah, and can we talk about the dreamy cover art work? Added bonus!

  listen via: spotify or 8tracks

happy monday!

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 Here's a lil song to get your week started right..


With love & light,

seek adventure // flat tops wilderness

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Summer is short here, but sweet indeed. The wildflowers are in full bloom and I have never experienced anything like them. This year happens to be the 50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act. "The 1964 Wilderness Act defines "Wilderness" as areas where the earth and its communities of life are left unchanged by people, where the primary forces of nature are in control, and where people themselves are visitors who do not remain." Instead of giving you a history lesson or trying to convince you of the preciousness of wilderness I will allow these photographs to explain themselves.

These photos are from the Flat Tops Wilderness. One of the oldest wilderness areas in the U.S., we are lucky to live about 45 minutes from this sacred space. While our skin turned into wet patches of red and white due to the mosquitos and a thunderstorm, the flowers and full moon made the backpacking trip completely worth it. Not to mention, the incredible company.

You can use THIS website to see if there are any wilderness areas near you. Even if there is not, get outside and go to a park. Honor the space around you and the fact that it is separated. If you can, take a few moments to practice an easy meditation:
Sit comfortably, close your eyes, and listen. Become an observer with your ears. Listen for a few more moments then narrow in on a sound. With your heart, offer up gratitude to that sensation.

With love,

taking the leap, a hello

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"We must walk consciously only part way toward our goal, and then leap in the dark to our success." -Henry David Thoreau

Welcome my friend, to this new beloved space. My intentions are as follows:

-Embrace my vulnerability. One of my yoga teachers always says that vulnerability is the human superpower. I want this to be a place where I can open up and share my heart without fear. Being vulnerable is scary, but I believe it is necessary in order for truth growth.

-To create authentic connection. I know this is the internet but I truly do believe that deep authentic connection can be created through this cyber space and that we all truly crave connection. My hope is that others might feel a connection to my offerings and in turn share parts of themselves.
-Challenge myself & others. I want this do be a space of higher consciousness, where I challenge myself and also others to take a look at life. Are we taking responsibility of our energy?

In order to accomplish all of the above I must take the leap and let go of my fear. Specifically, my fear of judgment. Without this courage I will never be able to manifest my intentions for Morrowmoon.

I'm excited to watch this space transform and I hope that you'll stay.
xo, Chelsea