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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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Start Now with Gaiam TV by Alison M. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Why wait for the New Year to start your “resolutions”? I understand this is a busy and chaotic time of year. I’m going to put a friendly, little bug in your ear, reminding y ... Read on »
Pumpkin Bread and Many, Many Thanks by Alison M. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living This time of year I like to have a loaf of Pumpkin Bread on hand. After all, it is the time of Thanks and Giving. One way I give thanks to those I love and care about is to ... Read on »
Check in: What’s the status of your Hamstrings and Hip Flexors? by Alison M. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living During our day most of us perform repetitive motions, or sit in static positions. By itself this can can cause problems in the body. Adding to the issue, is when we then for ... Read on »
Pumpkin Oatmeal Waffles by Alison M. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living This time of year calls for Pumpkin. These pumpkin recipes are floating around everywhere. So, I thought I would combine it with my fav, oatmeal, for some breakfast for my s ... Read on »
Yoga A Day by Alison M. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living For 31 days I have been posting pictures of Asanas on Instagram (Berryhappybodies) and FB with Grow Soul Beautiful’s Yoga A Day Challenge, and yesterday it came to an end. I ... Read on »
When to Push and When to Let Go by Alison M. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living There are days, distances, asanas, stretches, workouts that you need to push though your mental barriers. And, there are days when you need to respect your limits and let go ... Read on »
Healthy Mushroom and Asparagus Casserole by Alison M. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living What does the word casserole bring to your mind? It brings to mine: cheesy and fattening comforting dishes. Delicious yes, yet not quite healthy for the heart and your muscl ... Read on »
What happens after a Lumbar Fusion? by Alison M. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living There are many factors which can lead to requiring a Lumbar Fusion. In most cases Conservative Care, like Physical Therapy, is tried before surgical intervention. Some cases ... Read on »
Cinnamon Banana Muffins by Alison M. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living As you heard my family came to town. And, what better why to show my appreciation and gratitude then to make them healthy muffins? These little guys ended up working well fo ... Read on »
Out on a Limb by Alison M. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Remember when I wrote about the Limbs of Health? Well, I have been limbing. Yes, I created a word. Please, roll with me. Planking on a bridge in Ventura, CA. My parents and ... Read on »
Milk Chocolate Coconut Protein Squares by Alison M. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living I hesitate to call these brownies since they do not have to deep fudge color. However, they make up for it with flavorful coconut. Plus, there is no need to feel guilty when ... Read on »
October Yoga Challenge by Alison M. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Early this week I wrote a post about not only moving, but moving out of your paths of least resistance inspired by the Chain Reaction Seminar. Which lead me to thinking of h ... Read on »
Move From The Path of Most Resistance by Alison M. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living The importance of movement was reinforced this weekend after taking Chain Reaction 3D, Assessment and Application of Movement with Gary Gray of the Gray Institute. We should ... Read on »
Taco Salad by Alison M. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living This is a monster of a salad. Ideal for those hungry days. Everyone has them. Those days where you think you could eat everything in the fridge and cabinet and still not be ... Read on »
Limbs of Health by Alison M. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living   If you follow on Instagram (berryhappybodies) Facebook, or here you have noticed I have been posting more pictures of myself in yoga poses. I have been hesitant to post pi ... Read on »
How I fell in Love with Yoga by Alison M. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Hi friends, here is a little personal story for you guys. I receive these questions a lot. How long have you been practicing yoga? and Why did you start? Back when I was 19 ... Read on »
Peanut Butter Banana Pancake Like Crepe by Alison M. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living My husband loves crepes, but he’s not such a fan of pancakes. I love both, and sometimes miss pancakes. So, I created a batter that when poured and allowed to sit on the gri ... Read on »
Ode to Spinach by Alison M. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living My husband lovingly calls me “Popeye” cause “I’ve gots to eat me spinach”. I seriously eat a bag or two a week. Most of you know I have been a Vegetarian for almost 2 decade ... Read on »
What is Tendonitis? by Alison M. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Here it is quick and dirty: Itis=inflammation, Tendon=connects muscles to bone Tendonitis is a different beast than a Strain, which usually occurs from a one time incident. ... Read on »
Coconut Garlic Bowl by Alison M. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living I am no chef. When I cook, my foundation for a meal is based on taste, nutrition value, and the balance of carbs, protein and fat. I’m not sure what real chefs create their ... Read on »