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Alison M.

Berry Happy Bodies is a blog posting information learned from over a decade of experience in the Health and Wellness fields. Through her years working with a variety of people, Alison has worked as a Personal Trainer, Holistic Health Practitioner and most recently has received her Doctorate in... Full Bio
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Talisman by Alison M. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Hello! It’s been awhile. Summer is in full swing, and for us it’s included buying our first house and a move. Not to mention continuing Physical Therapy and Yoga trainings, ... Read on »
Creamy Chocolate Nut Butter by Alison M. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living It’s been awhile since I have posted.Time has escaped from me recently. In reality time is an illusion, because when you are truly present it is hard to tell if 5 seconds or ... Read on »
Yoga Therapy Workshop: Preventing & Relieving Low Back Pain by Alison M. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living For those of you in San Diego I will be hosting a Workshop in beautiful La Jolla at Prana Yoga Center. See below for details. Hope to see you there! Yoga Therapy Workshop: P ... Read on »
Vegan Penne and Broccoli with Creamy Chickpea Sauce by Alison M. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living While talking to my Mom who lives on the East Coast I am reminded of how lucky I am to be here in San Diego. This time of year in the New England states can be so rough. Wit ... Read on »
Chest Unlocking by Alison M. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Just in time for Valentine’s Day, some talk about the heart. As kids we express our emotions much more freely with less of a filter, then we typically do as adults. As a chi ... Read on »
Vegan Corn Casserole by Alison M. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Sometimes corn gets a bad rap. Yes, it’s overused in many products that can break down quickly spiking your insulin, but there are two different types of corn. And, when cor ... Read on »
What is a Stress Fracture? by Alison M. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Having an active lifestyle is so important to maintain a healthy body and mind. But, sometimes we can over do it. A while back I wrote a peice on over training. These days I ... Read on »
Happy Holidays! by Alison M. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living From our tree to yours, I hope you have a wonderful Holiday! Check back after the New Year for more tips, and recipes… Also if you are in San Diego, starting Wed. Jan. 8th I ... Read on »
Energizing Juice by Alison M. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Feeling a little sluggish? I think it’s normal, even if you didn’t eat Turkey. One way to begin to feel like yourself again is to dr ... Read on »
Vegan Tacos by Alison M. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living The transition to the Vegan lifestyle has been easier than expected. Who knew I would not miss that daily cheese stick or weekend sunny side egg? Even writing about them I h ... Read on »
Saving Up by Alison M. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living As the Holiday season quickly approaches it is smart to take inventory now with how your body and mind are feeling. Sometimes it is helpful to view your health as a bank acc ... Read on »
Transitioning to Vegan by Alison M. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Most of you know I have been Vegetarian a long time, more time than not I think. A decade ago I tried to convert to being Vegan. I failed. At that time it was not as accessi ... Read on »
Fear of Rest by Alison M. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living In our society it seems people value their importance by the craziness of their Calender. In the clinic and with my friends, as we try to coordinate schedules I hear it all. ... Read on »
Simple Balck Bean and Corn Salad by Alison M. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living I’m a little behind. We were traveling on the East Coast, and I attended an amazing training with Judith Hanson Lasater. I was unsure where to start when we arrived back hom ... Read on »
Summer Inspiration by Alison M. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living These days life goes so fast. As we rush from one thing to the next, and cross items off the list, and look forward to the next one, it is important to take a moment and app ... Read on »
Slow Cooker Oatmeal by Alison M. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Typically my husband and I will cook large quantities of our meals over the weekend to last us through the week, but in the summer it seems all bets are off. After long days ... Read on »
What is Scoliosis? by Alison M. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living There are three normal curvatures of the spine: the lordotic Cervical, the kyphotic Thoracic, and lordotic Lumbar curves which help you to stand upright, walk and absorb imp ... Read on »
Portobello, Spinach and Goat Cheese Quesadilla by Alison M. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Sometimes after long hikes, Yoga or a long day at work my appetite suddenly screams “Food- get in my belly“!  And, what better type of food to fuel, and full you up then Mex ... Read on »
YMX by Yellowman: Clothes to Work and Play in by Alison M. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Clothes were provided by YMX by Yellowman. Opinions are my own. These days I live in Yoga Clothes. Typically I am going from a Yoga class, home practice,  run, or hike then ... Read on »
Tuesday Thoughts by Alison M. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Just a little inspiration and motivation for your Tuesday. Read on »