"Empowering You To Discover Your Wellness Blueprint"
"Empowering You To Discover Your Wellness Blueprint"
While it may seem morbid, planning for sickness and death it is an important topic to both think about and discuss with your family. We humans come with an expiration date, and when properly planned, our decline and exit will leave our families with more dignity, and less stress around our transition.
A fresh, flavorful and filling main dish pasta salad! This Grilled Zucchini, White Bean, Tomato and Tortellini Pasta Salad is easy to make and perfect for a fast and healthy weeknight dinner! Enjoy!!
Today we’re going to do a great alkaline juicing recipe. I want to talk a little bit about juicing and how easy it actually is. Some people thing juicing can be very complicated, but you don’t need a gazillion ingredients. You can use four or five ingredients. You can even use one or two. This is one of my favorite recipes, and it’s easy to make.
Because I’m all about creating a lot of flavor with a few fresh ingredients, I opted to roast a few sweet potatoes just to perfection and then simply mash them together with sea salt, pepper before I spread it onto a toasted piece of gluten-free Italian bread and popped these pieces of toast back into the oven to warm up. The grand finale? To serve these babies with fresh lemon zest, diced red onions, fresh basil (ahhhhh the smell of fresh basil!) and a whole lotta love. See how easy it can be to create an appetizer for your family that’s packed with flavor but doesn’t have any of those processed inflammatory ingredients inside?
Craving something with a little Latin flavor for dinner? Then you’ll definitely enjoy our flautas recipe, which features plenty of crunchy corn, onion, Habanero Cheddar cheese, cilantro, sweet potato and fresh guacamole. One of the best things about flautas is that—aside from being delicious—you can fill them with practically anything, ranging from protein to veggies. Enjoy!!
We have five senses: touch, smell, taste, sight, and hearing. How many times a day do we stop and appreciate all five of these senses? How likely are we to notice our sense of touch unless there is an unpleasant one such as pain or extreme heat or cold? How often is our sense of hearing dulled by constant background noise of people talking, phones ringing, copiers running? How often do we just look up and notice all of the brilliant colors in our place of work or even outside our window? Do you stop to taste your food or do you simply inhale it down so that you can get on with your busy day? The answers to these questions should bring you to an acute awareness of what you might be missing!
These no-cook vegan parfaits are perfect any time of year. The dark layer is a rich chocolate peanut butter avocado pudding, and the light layer is a luscious banana "cream" made from cashews. Obviously the flavor combination is a win, but what also works beautifully together is the dense texture of the pudding juxtaposed with the airy "whipped" consistency of the cream. Neither layer is overly sweet, which allows you to actually taste the flavors in each component.An added bonus is that these parfaits require zero cooking! All you need are a good blender and food processor, and you’re set to go. Just grab a spoon, and dig in! Enjoy!!
Now, I have special double-dare. This week I want you to create a gratitude list for someone you love. That is, write ten things that you’re grateful for about that person. You can make it even sweeter by writing it on a card and giving it to that person on a special day. Even something that simple is likely to make their heard sing.
Have you ever wondered, "What’s so great about having an attitude of gratitude?" There are many benefits to maintaining a sense of appreciation and thankfulness in your life, including physical, mental, and spiritual health benefits. There are many ways you’re your giving gratitude can be a gift for others, but here are 5 ways that being grateful can be a gift for you.
Don’t get us wrong. We love the taste of a good, ripe tomato all on its own. But when you’re craving tomatoes with substance, pull out this recipe for baked stuffed tomatoes. Stuffed with a mixture of rice, corn, ranch dressing, chili powder, lime juice, salt, and shredded cheese, then topped with more cheese and baked in the oven, these tomatoes are seriously scrumptious. Enjoy!!
Exercise can seem like a chore, but that generally is about our perception of what exercise has to look like. If we see exercise as a chore or something that “has to be done” then it just becomes work. However, if we see it as an opportunity to get out and do something fun and active, it could be a whole different story.
In life we will encounter loss. It may be the loss of a loved one or friend, or the loss of a job, house, marriage. It even may be the loss of a dream or fantasy. In either of these cases we go through this process called grief. Many people because of society pressures or even family or self-imposed pressures mask or hide our grief to appear "strong." The truth is that this is natural process and everyone experiences grief in their own way. Before I get into the different ways people process grief, let me share with the the stages that people can go through during this grieving process.
That crazy old adage "you are what you eat" actually has some validity in this day and age. Many of the foods sold on our grocer’s aisles are filled with preservatives, added salt and sugar. And for those of us who are sensitive to additives such as Monosodium glutamate (MSG), or red and yellow dyes this can really affect the relative condition of your sensitivity.