Chakra Series Part 4: Anahata

Chakra Series Part 4: Anahata

by Natalie Novak-Bauss June 05, 2020

As the control center for feelings of love and connection, this chakra may become blocked for many reasons. From a death in the family to the loss of a cherished relationship - spiritual/sexual/platonic - any number of internal and external stimuli may alter the ways in which this chakra is able to fully function. 

When pervasive feelings of anger, jealousy, and fear dominate our thoughts, the heart chakra is experiencing...

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Chakra Series Part 3: Manipura

Chakra Series Part 3: Manipura

by Natalie Novak-Bauss June 03, 2020

I’m back with the third installment of our 7-part chakra series! Today I’ll be going over the Manipura Chakra, which is a source of internal empowerment that manages our self-esteem, “warrior energy”, as well as our transformational abilities. Meaning “lustrous gem”, this chakra covers...

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Chakra Series Part 2: Svadhisthana

Chakra Series Part 2: Svadhisthana

by Natalie Novak-Bauss June 02, 2020

For the second installment of our seven-part chakra series, we’ll be looking at the sacral chakra.

Developing an understanding of - and learning how to open - the chakras will better one’s mind, body, and soul. As an avid supporter and practitioner of chakra balancing, I can attest to their ability to connect with many of the ailments that experience.

Whether manifesting through disease, emotional unrest, or spiritual troubles, an unbalanced chakra can cause a massive fissure within us. By taking a deeper dive into the inner-workings of chakras, you may be able to fully understand their impact on your life, as well as...

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Chakra Series Part 1: Muladhara

Chakra Series Part 1: Muladhara

by Natalie Novak-Bauss June 01, 2020

The Muladhara, commonly referred to as the Root Chakra, is the first of the seven chakras in your body. Based on the element of earth, this chakra is associated with the feelings of being safe, and grounded. Located at the base of the spine, this chakra establishes the foundation for development in our lives and is associated with many ‘structural’ aspects of our being:

  • safety & security
  • basic needs (food, water, clothing, shelter)
  • physical and emotional identity
  • grounding

The root chakra empowers us to explore all aspects of life without fear or hesitation. A balanced root chakra gives us the...

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KPS Essentials founder recipe for a detoxifying parsnip salad in a white bowl on marble countertop.

Ditch Boring Recipes: Try Natalie's Tasty Detox Salad!

by Natalie Novak-Bauss May 28, 2020

I am an avid foodie and love to spend time finding clean ways to enjoy the foods I love. For years, I've been toying with the idea of writing a cookbook, so I thought, "What better way to get that going than to start sharing my recipes in the blog?"

It's a no-brainer! As such, I'm thrilled to announce that I'll be sharing recipes with MUCH greater regularity from now on. So if you're tired of eating salads that look more like rabbit food than nourishing meals fit for people, you're in luck. ;) 

Today's recipe is a super simple parsnip salad creation that I enjoy almost every week. It's perfect for me since I'm always on the go, and want to eat clean while running from the office to suppliers and everywhere in between. This tasty treat will fill you up and offers a surprising depth of flavor. 

Eating well doesn't mean sacrificing taste! 

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Aspartame on a wooden spoon, set atop a wooden table.

What Science Says About Aspartame

by Natalie Novak-Bauss May 26, 2020

The Food Additive Contributing To Symptoms Of Multiple Sclerosis, Als, Dementia, And Is Probable To Directly Cause Cancer, Memory Loss, Blindness, Seizures, And Death.

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