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‘Tis the Season to Stay Healthy

This is the time of year for colds and flu… and amidst all the dire warnings out there this year I thought some basic tips for staying healthy would be helpful. Wash your hands frequently or use hand sanitizer if you are unable to get to the sink. Avoid touching your face with your hands. […]

Taking Care of You

It’s easy when you’re feeling overwhelmed and stressed to forget the importance of taking care of yourself. When you take care of yourself first, you have more to give to others in your life – family, friends and co-workers. When you treat yourself well, you are naturally more productive, motivated and energetic and have more […]

Curried Butternut Squash Soup

Farmers Markets are overloaded with squash this time of year. Here is a simple but delicious recipe that can be served at a dinner party or as a simple meal at home. This naturally sweet vegetable is also a good antidote for sugar cravings. Ingredients: 3 tblsp extra-virgin olive oil 1 cup chopped onions 4 […]

Collard Green Wraps

Collard green wraps are my new favorite thing! Collard greens replace the tortilla and provide a healthier wrap option. It’s also a great way to get more greens into your diet. Get fresh collard greens from your local Farmer’s Market and fill them with your choice of fillings. You can put just about anything in […]

Chocolate Smoothie

I love having smoothies for breakfast in the summer! This chocolate smoothie is my favorite… cooling, nutritious and delicious. Yum! Ingredients: 1 banana 4 tblsp hemp protein powder 1 tblsp cacao powder 1 tblsp almonds 1 tblsp flax meal 2 tblsp hemp seeds Splash of vanilla Splash of raw agave 1 1/2 cup of water […]

Slow Down with Meditation

Feeling unbalanced, run down, stressed out, or anxious about life in general? Meditation is a wonderful way to recharge and rejuvenate. Meditation has been shown to offer many health benefits* as well.

Greens are Yummy!

Spring is the perfect time to up your intake of greens. The grass is turning green, the trees are blossoming and green shoots are coming up all over. Nature is reminding us to eat our greens! Greens help cleanse and detoxify our bodies, increase our energy and make us feel more in tune with the […]

Spring Allergy Prevention

I used to suffer from year-round allergies that were at their worst in the springtime. I was on a corticosteroid inhaler and took antihistamines for six months out of the year. I had frequent colds, sinus infections and headaches. I decided to get off the medications and fight the allergies the natural way. This is […]

Amaranth for Breakfast!

I’ve recently discovered the grain Amaranth, which is high in protein, iron and calcium as well as wheat and gluten-free. It is a nice breakfast alternative to oatmeal. I put the same add-ins that I put in my oatmeal – making it even yummier and more nutritious! I find adding protein and good fats (Omega-3s) […]

Inspired by Sedona

I recently spent a week in Sedona visiting a friend. It is always good to get away on vacation, but I was especially happy to find myself catching up on important self-care – hiking, feeling my connection with nature, breathing the fresh clear mountain air and eating lots of healthy good food. It’s easy to […]