self love

There’s Valentine’s Day and Gal-entine’s Day, and Pal-entine’s Day and probably more I’m missing. Today I celebrate Self-Love. Whatever your thoughts are about this commercialized holiday or not, let us not lose sight of really what it’s all about. It’s not the chocolates or cards or secret admirers, it’s an opportunity to tap into the…

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just one breath

Breathing brings so many benefits including stress and mental relief which we can all use a little more of these days. Start now! Sit up straight, legs crossed. Place one hand on your belly and the other on your heart. Exhale for 4. Pause. Inhale for 4. Pause. Repeat for 5 to 10 cycles. More…

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super shake

Nutrient-rich super shakes help jump start your days and deliver flavor and health all in one shot…err, 8oz glass 🙂 But don’t move too fast to the pre-packaged, to-go shakes on the shelves. Put those back! The preservatives and weird ingredients alone just make me shudder. BLAH! Rather build your own super shake, that’s destined…

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yoga nidra

There is a simple way to increase your endorphins…all while you rest. It’s true! Sometimes all your body needs is simply time to be still. We often feel we need to be “doing” when really our human body’s are also designed to “just be”. Prioritizing rest often gets back-burnered to the laundry list of to-do’s,…

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cacoa

Chocolate lovers – today is your day! You can enjoy your beloved treat while boosting your health. Cacao delivers nutritional goodness without all of the inflammatory, insulin-spiking effects of sugar. And this beloved antioxidant-rich cocoa bean delivers 80% of the recommended daily intake of copper, which is essential for red blood cell production, and manganese…

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carbs turn to sugar

Dr. Natasha Winters said this best and its true – “all carbohydrates turn to sugar. And sugar stimulates the same pleasure centers of the brain that respond to heroin and cocaine, so naturally we want more of it.” Sugar is a powerful drug and we need to understand it better and its effect on our…

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cauliflower power

The Holderness Family created a hilarious video about all-things cauliflower. But despite the trendy popularity this food-swap has ensued in recent months, its the health benefits that are the shining star. Cauliflower has half of the carb content that most starchy sides deliver, and per cooked cup contains 66% of your daily vitamin C. That’s…

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vitamin D covid

Hopefully by now, you’ve seen the countless reports and studies linking COVID survival to bolstered Vitamin D levels. If you haven’t taken action already, now is your time to do something. Even if COVID isn’t a concern (though I’m not sure how it cant be these days), decreased levels have other health impacts you likely…

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new brew coffee

Coffee is pretty much a staple for most of us. Its benefits have been debated, like most dietary items in our modern lifestyles. But I think the real details of its benefits lies within the quality of the bean. And no, more is not better. Let’s dig in…. High-quality coffee is a rich source of…

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orange

There is certainly some wonderment of an orange, right? The smell let alone the taste, has a way of quickly bringing us to present enjoyment but also has a bit of a nostalgic energy. Slice open an orange, and you’re thrown back to your childhood days or that one time in college that….well never mind…

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