Robin

About Robin Konie

Hi! I'm and I’m passionate about healthy living: feeling nourished, having energy, getting good sleep, and feeling strong. I believe healthy living does not have to be complicated or stressful. I’m a Registered Somatic Movement Therapist (RSMT) and a Certified Laban/Bartenieff Movement Analyst (CLMA). I’m also an avid researcher and love to read about nutrition, the body, and toxic-free living. Learn more.
  • My health journey was a major shift in perspective. What is real food? What kind of exercise is good? I hope my health journey will help inspire yours.

My Health Journey – A Shift in Perspective

It's been a while since I've shared my health journey. For a long time I felt like some sort of “in the closet” crunchy-granola, green-livin’, real-food-believin’ hippie. Sure, the people who really know me know that I believe in health. And if someone asked I’d be more than happy to share a DIY cleaning product [...]

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  • Just because you know the importance of exercise doesn't mean it's always easy to fit in. Learn how to get moving more, no matter how busy you are!

Importance of Exercise: Tips to move more & better.

We all know the importance of exercise… or do we? Is it really just to have defined abs or burn enough calories to eat whatever we want? I remember a conversation I had with a wonderful friend many years ago. She was really getting into running and confided in me her motivation: “I work out [...]

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  • Why should you ditch your fabric softener? Lots of reasons. Learn how to keep your home safer with these easy fabric softener alternatives.

Fabric Softener Alternatives and Other Safe Approaches to Laundry

Why would you need fabric softener alternatives? I mean, when I think of doing laundry I think of: Fuzzy bears bouncing into piles of colorful towels. Sunshine swirls dancing around a clothesline. Warm-from-the-dryer blankets wrapped tenderly around your family. I mean, this stuff is cozy and heart-warming. The array of products marketed to the masses [...]

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  • Learn about the free way to boost your health. Earthing benefits range from better sleep and much more. Learn how easy it is to start earthing today.

Earthing Benefits: The free way to boost your health.

Let’s talk about earthing. As a modern dancer I’ve always viewed the feet as the foundation for the body, especially for spinal health. I prefer walking barefoot as much as  possible, and when I buy shoes they MUST be comfortable. And as a somatic practitioner I often look at women wearing high heels and feel [...]

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  • Looking for natural remedies for seasonal allergies? Here are 9 effective natural remedies for seasonal allergies that are easy to try.

Nine Natural Remedies for Seasonal Allergies

Natural remedies for seasonal allergies: Allergy sufferers rejoice! I remember growing up watching my mom suffer from seasonal allergies every year. I felt fortunate that I didn’t have any allergies, especially because even as a young child I hated the idea of taking pills. That all changed when I moved a couple of years ago. [...]

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  • Have you tried the oil cleansing method? Learn why you should! www.thankyourbody.com

Oil Cleansing Method: What it is and why you should do it.

Oil cleansing method? What does that mean? Is it a cleaning procedure for dealing with oil? Nope. The oil cleansing method (OCM) is a method of cleaning with oil. Stay with me. Some of you who have never heard of the oil cleansing method may be confused. After all, haven't we all been told that oil [...]

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  • Is butter healthy? You may be surprised to learn the butter truth.

Is Butter Healthy? The butter truth.

Is butter healthy? If you would have asked me that while growing up I would have said, “Duh. No.” But I have a confession: I love butter. Real butter. You know, that yellowy goodness that comes from cream. I love it. I’ve even made my own butter. A number of times. For a long time [...]

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  • This all natural deep conditioner uses the fatty goodness of coconut to help damage hair. You will love this heavenly experience!

All Natural Deep Conditioner with Coconut Cream

This luxurious deep conditioner with coconut cream is exactly what your hair wants. Why? Because your hair wants to be as soft and shiny as possible. And this coconut cream conditioner will give you that spa-like bounce, naturally. People are really interested in all natural care products. I've had a lot of great questions about [...]

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  • The problem with romance and a better gift for Valentine's Day.

The problem with romance.

Some say romance is dead. I say, "Maybe that's okay." Stay with me. I promise I'm not against love. Hardly. I mean, I've read "Pride and Prejudice." I wanted my own Mr. Darcy. My problem with romance started with Valentine's Day. When I was first married I was relieved to think all my former Valentine's Day woes [...]

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  • 12 experts share their

13 Experts share their “one thing” you must do for a healthy life.

What do you think is the most important thing you can do for your health? What goals are on your to-do list for the new year? For so many years I remember making promises to myself to "eat less junk food" or "run 20 minutes every day" or to follow a "no food after dinner" [...]

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  • This recipe for homemade stock is simple, nourishing, and delicious. Crock-pot chicken broth makes it even easier to store up on this pantry basic.

Recipe: Crock-Pot Chicken Broth

With the beginning of Fall there is a lot more soups and stews being made in our home. Not only is chicken broth delicious, it's one of the most nourishing foods as well. This recipe for homemade crock-pot chicken stock is easy. It's also a great way to stock up so that you always have [...]

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  • Are you drinking too much water? Learn why it is possible to over do the H20. www.thankyourbody.com

Drinking too much water? Is it possible?

Are you drinking too much water? Wait... don't you mean "are you getting enough water?" Nope. I really mean: Are you drinking too much water? Didn't think drinking too much water was even possible, did you? That's not surprising in a world that tells us water is king. But did you know that the whole [...]

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  • Want to whiten clothes and avoid using bleach? Check out this easy DIY all natural homemade bleach recipe. Brighter whites. Safer home.

Whiten clothes naturally with homemade bleach

I never knew I needed homemade bleach. Truth be told I rarely (if ever) used commercial bleach. So how did I get to this homemade bleach recipe? Let me tell you a story. Once upon a time a certain hippie-dancer-blogger-mom was doing laundry. Nothing new. Unfortunately, this certain hippie-dancer-blogger-mom wasn't paying attention and somehow a [...]

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  • This homemade bronzer recipe is super easy. You probably have all the ingredients in your home right now. No toxic chemicals for a bright, beautiful face.

Homemade Bronzer: All natural and so easy.

Ready for a super simple and awesome homemade bronzer? This one of the easiest recipes that you will find in my book, All Natural Living, but that doesn't mean that it's not cool. Using only natural ingredients that you probably already have on hand, you can create your own homemade bronzer that's the perfect shade [...]

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  • This recipe for Thai Chicken Curry Soup is a fragrant and delicious meal. With nourishing ingredients it will easily become a favorite.

Recipe: Thai Chicken Curry Soup

I am so ready for fall. Ready for the cozy sweaters, colorful leaves, and cooler weather. I am also so ready to make (and eat) more soups. I love soup. It's so warm and comforting. And when you add in some nourishing homemade broth, it's also an awesome way to thank your body... especially if [...]

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  • My lesson in dreams, patience, and timing.

A lesson in dreams, timing, and patience.

Once upon a time I had a dream to change the way women see and use their bodies. And by "once upon a time" I mean 2003. I've always been an entrepreneur at heart. Even as I started my career as a university professor, deep down I wanted to be my own boss. I just love [...]

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  • Homemade powdered sugar is super easy to make, and if you choose a quality sweetener it's also a lot better for you. Learn how to make it!

Recipe: Homemade Powdered Sugar

When we made the switch over to real food and real sweeteners, I thought my day of using powdered sugar were over. I mean, nothing seems more processed that that white powdery dust, void of all nutritional value but perfect for delightfully light and delicate baking. Thankfully, I was wrong. Enter: Homemade powdered sugar. Homemade [...]

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  • Want to reduce home toxins by 60% Did you know there is a simple solution to do it? One that has a whole bunch of other benefits? Read more!

Reduce home toxins by 60% (and you’ll never guess how easy it is!)

Ready to reduce home toxins by 60%? Yeah, I thought so. And you'll love how simple the solution is. Ready for it? I'm going to tell you right here in the first paragraph: Take your shoes off. That's it! Reduce home toxins that easily. Seems to good to be true, right? But it is. The [...]

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  • Looking for natural cold remedies? You've come to the right place. Here are several effective ways to kick a cold naturally and safely.

10 All Natural Cold Bustin’ Remedies

Natural cold remedies were not something I looked into growing up. When I felt bad I reached into our medicine cabinet and choked down some awfully tasting and artificially colored concoction. Sadly, I had many bad colds in my teens and early twenties... I even broke a rib once from a bad cough that took [...]

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  • Finding real food in New Zealand: Our epic failure of a first meal.

Adventures in New Zealand: Our epic first meal.

When I first started my journey toward healthier living, finding real food was really exciting--and pretty convenient. I had access to delicious grass fed meats, organic raw milk, and several organic farms all within a short distance. I was able to accomplish my weekly grocery shopping with ease (and on a budget, too). I can so [...]

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