By: Miraval’s Andrew Wolf, M.S. ED Exercise Physiologist

There’s a lot of noise and information out there surrounding weight loss. What do you think are the biggest myths?

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By: Miraval's Alysa Volpe, Yoga & Meditation Specialist

Meditation is not only a practice that increases our ability to gain insight into our own perceptions, expectations and judgements but it is essentially a brain strengthening exercise. 

By Sheryl Brooks, R.N., Women's Health Expert

As women, we are very good at taking care of others and getting things done.  How about bumping YOU to the top of the priority list and make time for some TLC (therapeutic lifestyle choices)?  

Here are just a few ideas for the “to do" list for honoring the body, mind and spirit. Try to take a few minutes for one each day: 

By Angela Onsgard, R.D.

Some ingredients work best when they are paired together. Learn healthy smoothie pairings that are nutritious and taste great! 


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Miraval was enhanced with various updates throughout the property and launched dynamic new programming. Read more to see what's new at Miraval! 

Panna cotta is an Italian dessert that is like custard, except that it has no eggs in it. The texture comes from gelatin and there is no need to cook it! It is a perfect dessert for entertaining because you can make it a day ahead to give them time to set. To serve, you just dress up with some fruit or sauce. 


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By Lisa Frank, Wellness Counselor and Yoga/Meditation Teacher

Mindful Parenting is the practice of bringing attention and acceptance to your moment-to-moment experience with your children.  Mindfulness practice can be done formally and informally by paying attention to thoughts, sensations, feelings, emotions, and behaviors in the moment, nonjudgmentally.  Becoming more mindfully aware of yourself and your children can better prepare you to meet the daily challenges of parenting and to respond mindfully versus reacting impulsively.  This blog won’t make you the perfect parent nor help you raise a perfect child, but it may assist you in being more aware and able to ease through the turbulent times of parenting. 

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By Carolyn Crawford, Astrologer

At the beginning of this month on April 5th, the sun in harmony to Saturn indicates a period of steady accomplishment. There can be success in overcoming obstacle and better relations with authorities as well as an increase in patience, good planning and organizing. This is especially helpful for Sagittarians and Aries, both fire signs, who often need a little grounding.

The sun square Pluto on April 6th indicates issues regarding power and control which may be uncomfortable. There can be increased competition. The necessity to share and trust is especially poignant for Aries, Capricorns, Librans and some born in the sign Cancer.

By Miraval's Alysa Volpe, Yoga & Meditation Specialist


It seems like everybody is doing yoga these days but what makes someone a "Yogi"?

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By Angela Onsgard, R.D.

Smoothies can be a nutrient dense and convenient way to start your day or a healthy option for a snack, but choosing the wrong ingredients or forgetting about important combinations may result in a less than ideal meal replacement.  

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