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 lesson in dreams, patience, and timing.

A lesson in dreams, timing, and patience.

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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 [...]

  • 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

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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 [...]

  • 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!)

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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 [...]

  • 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

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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 [...]

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

Adventures in New Zealand: Our epic first meal.

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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 [...]

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

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

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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 [...]

  • 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?

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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 [...]

  • 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

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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 [...]

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

Sweet Vanilla Sugar Scrub

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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 [...]

  • Squatty Potty Review

Squatty Potty Review: 5 years of testing it out.

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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 [...]

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

All Natural Homemade Toothpaste

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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 [...]

  • 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).

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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 [...]

  • 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.

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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 [...]

  • 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

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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 [...]

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

Gluten Free Brownies Made with Banana Flour

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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 [...]

  • Ever feel like the

The unhealthy business of “being healthy”

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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 [...]

  • 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

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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, [...]

  • 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)

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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 [...]

  • 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

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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 [...]

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

10 reasons why you should NOT do crunches.

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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. [...]