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.
  • 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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  • 3 simple stretches for better posture. Good to know!

3 Simple stretches for better posture: Takes less than five minutes.

Stretches for better posture? Is it really that easy?  Yes! It seems that whenever I tell people that I am a movement analyst that they immediately sit up taller, pull their shoulders back, and then sheepishly tell me that they know they have bad posture. Rest assured, I'm not judging your posture. But I do know [...]

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  • Wondering what it's like to move to New Zealand? Learn why my family moved to New Zealand and what's next for us.

Hey, why not move to New Zealand?

Hello from New Zealand! Wow. I feel like it's been a while since I've sat down and put my thoughts into the blogosphere. I've had a lot of people ask me about our experiences coming to and living in New Zealand. So I figured it was time to share some of our adventure with all of [...]

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  • Chewing gum is bad? Well actually, yes. Learn seven reasons why you might want to consider giving up your gum habit.

Chewing Gum is Bad: 7 Reasons to Quit

Hello. My name is Robin and I'm a recovered gum addict. I was the girl that had at least two packages of different flavors of gum in her purse at all times. I was the girl that popped a piece in anytime I was going to meet anyone new, go out with friends, after finishing [...]

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  • This homemade sweet vanilla sugar scrub is so simple to make and so luxurious. You're skin will feel awesome.

Sweet Vanilla Sugar Scrub

I love vanilla. And Sugar. On my face. That's why I love this homemade sweet vanilla sugar scrub recipe. Before I made some serious changes to my diet (like eating real foods and taking healthy supplements) and approach to the toxins in my home, I was totally engrossed in the world of “skin care” products. [...]

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  • Squatty Potty Review

Squatty Potty Review: 5 years of testing it out.

In this Squatty Potty review. I’m going to be brutally honest, and not just about whether or not the Squatty Potty really works (or whether or not you really need it), I’m also going to talk openly about how we do our business… you know, the big #2. Yeah, we’re going to do some potty [...]

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  • This all natural homemade toothpaste is so good for your teeth, mouth, and gums! Easy to make, too.

All Natural Homemade Toothpaste

This all natural homemade toothpaste has been requested by several people for quite some time. And in all honesty I've been putting it off for months because tooth health is tricky. Let me rephrase that. Having healthy teeth isn't really tricky (hint: eat nourishing real food), but sifting through all the contradicting data can be. [...]

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  • Eat liver? Does that sound gross to you? But liver is the most nutrient dense foods? Here are some simple tips to getting over the

Why you should eat liver. (And how you can get over the “ick” factor).

Eat liver!? Are you crazy!? If you had asked me five years ago if I would ever eat liver I'm pretty sure I would have said "no." Emphatically. In fact, in my head, eating liver was a bad idea. I mean, I took anatomy. I knew what the liver's job was. Who would want to [...]

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  • This all natural body spray recipe is perfect to pamper yourself or give as a gift. Here are three recipes to get your creative juices going.

All natural body spray recipe: Aromatherapy at its best.

Ready for an all natural body spray recipe? I thought so. I love how simple this diy stuff is, especially as we start to head into the holiday season. Can you say homemade gifts? Oh yeah. I remember telling my older brother years ago that shopping for girls was easy. No matter what clothes they [...]

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  • This homemade liquid hand soap is super easy to make and doesn't contain any scary or questionable ingredients. Oh yeah, and it's cheap!

Homemade liquid hand soap: 2 easy, toxic-free, and frugal recipes

Why homemade liquid hand soap? Well, I have a little secret. Shhhh.... Don't tell my mom, but I secretly hate washing my hands at her house. Don't worry, I do wash my hands... I just hate how rough her soap feels on my skin. And I feel like no matter how hard I try, I [...]

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  • These gluten free brownies are made with banana flour and super delicious!

Gluten Free Brownies Made with Banana Flour

Gluten free brownies made with banana flour. Yes, banana flour. That's right--today I'm introducing you to one of my favorite new foods: Banana flour. I actually stumbled upon banana flour several months ago. I was intrigued, so I bought a container for me and one for my amazing recipe contributor, Erica. After all, Erica is [...]

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  • Ever feel like the

The unhealthy business of “being healthy”

I feel like this post has been a long time coming. In fact, I've sat down several times to write it, but I always got stuck as I tried to get coherent thoughts to hit the screen. Hopefully today will be different. My birthday is on Sunday. I'll be 34 years old. Thinking about a [...]

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  • This real food blueberry jello recipe is awesome and so good for you. Ditch the box crap and try this healthy treat now.

Real Food Blueberry Jello Recipe

Today's post comes from my friend, Sylvie of The Hollywood Homestead. I'm so excited to share a little bit about her story, her yummy recipe, and her amazing ebook, The Gelatin Secret. Seriously, if glowing skin, beautiful hair, and a healthy body is something you crave, be sure to check the book out! Take it away, [...]

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  • Think gelatin as that secret ingredient that give jello it's wiggle? Think again. Learn about the benefits of gelatin and how to get it into your diet.

Benefits of Gelatin (And how to get it in your diet)

Benefits of gelatin... you've got to be kidding, right? I remember the first time someone told me the “secret” ingredient in Jell-O. I was pretty young. My older brother, in an attempt to gross me out, informed me that the jiggly green stuff on my plate was made from ground up bones and horse hooves. [...]

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  • Many people deal with neck and shoulder tension. Learn a simple technique to help relieve and reduce shoulder tension and feel more relaxed throughout your day.

Reduce Shoulder Tension For Good

It's been a while since I've posted a video, but I'm excited to share this tip with y'all today. So many people struggle with neck and shoulder tension. In fact, shoulder tension is so prevalent that most people think it's just a part of life. Not so, my friends. In fact, most shoulder tension is a result [...]

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  • 10 great reasons to NOT do crunches. Good to know.

10 reasons why you should NOT do crunches.

Whether a popular opinion or not, I rarely support the idea of doing crunches for ab training. And this is coming from a recovered crunches-junkie. Growing up I did my fair share of crunches. After all, all my dance teachers did them as part of our daily warm-up. In fact, I had one teacher (in [...]

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  • The low-fat mentality isn't serving anyone! Learn why fat is healthy, and what fats to eat.

A big fat lie: Why the low-fat dogma needs to disappear

Fat is healthy? Don't believe me? I wouldn't have believed you either when I was younger. During my college days I felt like I was always trying to get control of my weight. I danced 8+ hours a day. I avoided junk food. And I did what the world told me to do: Eat a [...]

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  • This homemade deodorant is my absolute favorite and perfect for sensitive skin. Plus it's easy to make and super effective it. Try it!

Homemade Deodorant Stick Recipe for Sensitive Skin

Make your own homemade deodorant. It's not a new idea here on Thank Your Body. In fact, my original homemade deodorant recipe for sensitive skin is still one of my most popular posts... and one of my most trusted recipes. I've used that recipe for several years. It's worked better than any store bought stuff [...]

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  • Struggling with metabolism issues? Can't lose weight? Can't find the energy to do what you want? Learn what to do when your metabolism is in the toilet.

8 Signs Your Metabolism Might be in the Toilet

Metabolism issues. Lots of people have them. Most people still think metabolism is some sort of lottery body function. The lucky people have 'fast' metabolism. You know the kind: Your high school best friend who could eat anything she wanted and not gain an ounce. The not-so-lucky have 'slow' metabolism. These are the people who [...]

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  • Helping your baby sleep doesn't have to be hard. Learn how to make this amazing herbal dream pillow to help you child sleep better.

Helping your baby sleep: How to make an herbal dream pillow

Watching your baby sleep is one of the most heart-warming things I can think of as a parent. It gets me every time. There's something about seeing your baby's chest rising and falling, her eyes fluttering, her mouth doing that cute little sucking thing, and hearing each and every soft breath she breaths. It's not [...]

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