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Why We Overeat

How was your Thanskgiving holiday? Still eating leftovers? There was a time in my life when the holidays (or any social ocassions, for that matter) were tacit permission for free-rein eating. I would eat as much as I could until I reached the point of physical pain. The discomfort of being too full was the only thing that stopped me from cotinuing to eat. I rarely do this anymore, but I found myself back there on Thanksgiving night last week. Justin…
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Better than Soda!! (and soo easy…)

Labor Day turned out to be a hot one! Apparently it was record heat across most of the US. After a few hours of doing chores… I know, I know… the afternoon was for relaxing. But it was sweltering, even indoors! I had a 1/4 watermelon in the fridge and I knew exactly what to do with it! Watermelon-Lime Mocktail! 3-4 cups watermelon 2 handfuls ice cubes Juice of one big lime I wish I’d had mint, but I was all…
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Chilled Cucumber Soup (dairy free)

I adore cucumbers and when it’s hot, there’s nothing more refreshing or satisfying than a cold cucumber soup. With the summer days lingering on for a while longer, give this recipe a shot. You’ll love it! This takes less than 10 minutes to put together. I recommend letting it chill in the fridge for 30 minutes. The flavors will also develop and it will be fantastic. Ingredients 1 and 1/2 lbs cucumber, peeled 4 yellow tomatoes 1 yellow bell pepper…
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Mocktails!

I love this hot weather to get creative with refreshing drink ideas. I don’t drink sodas or sugary drinks, but I do love a chilled glass of wine on a warm evening, or an icy cocktail at summer gatherings. But when I’m home, I keep it pretty alcohol-free. Justin and I enjoy coming up with what we call “mocktails”. They’re delicious, refreshing drinks that feel special but don’t contain alcohol. Last week, I made up a simple mocktail of mint-basil-infused water.  I…
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Sweet & Savory Summer Salad

I LOVE making savory salads with sweet fruit. A fruit salad is delicious. But a savory fruit salad is spectacular! It’s unexpected and it just pops. I’ve made this salad in the past and it’s easily one of my favorite summer meals. Ingredients 2 cups water melon, cubed, seeded 1 medium cucumber, peeled, cubed 1 large tomato, cubed 1/2 cup to 1/cup black figs, cubed 1/4 cup medium onion, hair-thin slices 2 tbsp mint or basil (or both), finely sliced 1/2 tsp…
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Loving My Imperfections

As you may have noticed, I’ve lately been on a theme of reflecting about my attitudes about my body. I know I am not alone in having a love-hate relationship with my body; so given that I am in a helper/healer role, I aspire that some of my insights and experience will be helpful to you as well. This week I had an opportunity to step into deeper acceptance and even embracing of some of the imperfections of my body. I had…
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A Little Exercise To Deepen Body-Love

How would your relationship with your body change if you looked at it as having a soul of itself? Let’s try this experiment: think of a child or pet you really love and cherish. The innocence of the child or pet helps you feel the purity of your well-wishes towards them. Feel all of the good, joy and  wellbeing you wish for them. Hold them in your heart for a moment.  (If you’re having a hard time choosing someone, you can imagine…
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The Fight With Your Body

Are you in an internal battle with your body?  You know, the kind of battle where you feel your body is not cooperating with you and not doing what you want it to do? When I was young I HATED my feet. I now love my feet but I’ll tell you about that later. MANY of us have an adversarial relationship with our bodies at one point or another. Whether it is because of our weight, skin appearance, aging, pain, stiffness, injuries…
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What I Learned at the Longevity Now Conference

A week ago, I attended the Longevity Now Conference in Anaheim, California. It was a packed 3 days from 9:00 am to 9:00 pm, full of inspiration and information. Some of it was new for me, some of it was a refresher, but all of it renewed my passion for helping you create thriving health naturally. My top 10 personal take-aways from the conference: Recommit to a zero-sugar, low sweet carbohydrate lifestyle. Almost every speaker talked about the importance of managing blood…
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What We Can Learn About Health from Horses

Last weekend I attended a retreat that was held at a horse ranch in Stowe, VT. The location was gorgeous, the program I participated in was truly transformative and all of the support people were stellar. However, it was the horses that captured my heart above anyone else, and they offered some interesting points of reflection when it comes to looking at our health habits. On Saturday morning as I sat on the deck, fifteen feet away from the horses…
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