Nutrition

Another Headache

I remember this day like many other days when I was around 33 years old.  It was  5:30 am, and I heard my husband getting ready for work. It was still dark out and I knew I would have to get up soon to wake the kids to get ready for school. I could feel…

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Yummy Fall Recipes

Yummy Fall Squash Recipes! If you have been following me you know I have been eating very clean, gluten & dairy free for years.  I am always looking for yummy recipes. This time of year especially seems like the perfect time for a great comfort food dish. I found these recipe and I wanted to…

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Spring Cleaning

We look with anticipation for Spring, the fresh air, spring flowers, and sunny days.  The winter months can make our bodies feel sluggish and perhaps we have even put on a few pounds.  We may be looking for a plan as we look in the mirror and know we will soon be putting on our…

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What to do when You Are Stressed to the max…

Today I want to share with you small, practical steps you can take to cope with stress and stay healthy. Ugh…stress is not fun…!!  Feeling pressure from everywhere, and now we are talking about it too and I feel even more pressure. But the truth is that is is important to acknowledge stress so you…

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4 Reasons Diet Fail…

I can’t take it anymore, Blanche said as she looked in the bathroom mirror at herself.  It’s the new year—I have to lose weight. She got online and purchased the latest diet book and the little voice in her head said she would do it this time.    Blanche began to weigh herself every morning…

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10 Tips to Avoid Overeating!

As I strolled into a local store, I gazed up at the beautiful leaves with the sun shining through them and I breathed deeply exhaling with a contented sigh.    As I entered the store I was overcome with isles of candy & decorations ranging from Halloween, Thanksgiving to Christmas.  The Holiday season has begun in full swing.  As I begin to…

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15 uses of Peppermint Essential Oil

Fresh, nostalgic, and instantly recognizable, Peppermint essential oil’s scent invigorates the mind and senses, while inspiring a sense of peace. Used topically, Peppermint oil creates a cool, tingling sensation on the skin, making it a favorite for sports massage and an important part of Young Living’s Raindrop Technique®. When your day is dragging—through a workout,…

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STOP! Too much to fast!

STOP! It feels like everything is changing! I feel like my foundation is crumbling beneath me. Some things that I thought would always be there for me, suddenly have just disappeared. This is too much to fast! It felt like I was losing my foundation and all I had left was my faith. These were…

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Instant Pot or Slow Cooker or Chicken Ropa Vieja

 Chicken Ropa Vieja Prep Time; 15mins Slow cooker Cook Time: 4hrs Instant pot cook time: 35 minutes This hearty, comforting meal  is full of chicken slowly stewed with tomatoes, peppers, onions, and spices that make this Slow Cooker Chicken Ropa Vieja a versatile favorite. Servings:6  (3/4 cup each) Ingredients 1.5 to 2 lb.s chicken pieces…

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Spinach & Blueberry Salad – YUM!

Spinach and Blueberry Salad with Lemon Basil Dressing [Serves 4] This delicious salad is filled with protein and superfoods, and has a great balance of flavors! INGREDIENTS 8 cups baby spinach 2 pint organic blueberries 1 cup cooked quinoa or black lentils (Trader Joe’s has cooked lentils and quinoa or you can cook your own,…

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