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by / on January 12, 2016 at 11:30 am / in Wellness

40 Points to Unlimited Wellness

1. Assume that people have good intentions. 2. Avoid using negative words. 3. Avoid spending time with stressed-out or negative people. 4. Begin each day with expectation. 5. Breathe more deeply. 6. Celebrate more frequently. 7. Daydream. 8. Decide that you WILL achieve your goals. 9. Define “failure” as “failing to take action.” 10. Deflect partisan conversations. 11. Avoid wasting energy on hate. […]

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by / on December 23, 2015 at 2:00 pm / in Wellness

Presents or Presence? The True Meaning of the Holiday Season!

‘Tis the season to be jolly! The holiday season brings many opportunities to engage in festive fun and shower friends and family with presents; it seems to begin earlier and earlier every year as Black Friday has now crept into Thursday. Thanksgiving with our family has now taken a backseat to giving thanks by stimulating the economy. Exercising our muscles […]

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by / on December 1, 2015 at 4:00 pm / in Recipes

Lentil Barley Spinach Salad Recipe

A seriously delicious salad for all you lentil lovers out there! This recipe serves 6 ½ cup green lentils ½ cup pearl or pot barley 2 cloves garlic, minced 4 cups water 4 cups baby spinach ½ small onion, finely chopped 1 tart apple, cored and diced ½ cup feta, crumbled ⅓ cup almonds, chopped and toasted Dressing: ⅓ cup […]

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by / on November 20, 2015 at 8:50 am / in Wellness

Say Yes to You

Knowing our priorities in life on a personal level and having integrity towards what is important to us is “make or break”. When we know what we want and we honor it, we have freedom; freedom from pain and lack. We start out every Monday morning with expectations reminiscent of January 1st, however, the reality is that by the end […]

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by / on November 6, 2015 at 4:02 pm / in Recipes

Leek and Parsnip Soup Recipe

Leek and Parsnip Soup – it’s like Fall in a bowl! This recipe serves 8 2 cups parsnips, peeled and diced 2 leeks (white and light green parts only), chopped 2 cups carrots, peeled and diced 1 apple, cored and cut into quarters 2-3 fresh thyme sprigs 3 tbsp olive oil 2 900 ml cartons low-sodium chicken broth 3/4 cup […]

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by / on November 3, 2015 at 4:35 pm / in Health

The Benefits of Chestnuts

1. Digestive Health Chestnuts have high fiber content. Dietary fiber comes in the forms of soluble and insoluble. Soluble dietary fiber is absorbed in water and forms a gel-like consistency in the intestines. This type helps reduce cholesterol and stabilizes blood-sugar levels. Insoluble fiber creates bulk in the stool and helps it pass through the system quickly. This helps reduce […]

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by / on October 30, 2015 at 4:33 pm / in Recipes

Easy Coconut Chicken Curry Recipe

Looking for a quick and delicious weeknight dinner? Try this super easy Coconut Chicken Curry that comes together in under 20 minutes! This recipe serves 4 1 tbsp coconut oil or olive oil 3 tbsp yellow or red curry paste 4 chicken breasts, cubed 1 500g package frozen Asian-Style vegetable blend 1 540ml can pineapple chunks in pineapple juice 1 […]

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by / on September 23, 2015 at 10:42 am / in Wellness

What’s Your Prescription for Yourself?

You continually look outside of yourself to find remedies for what ails you yet who knows you better than anyone? You do, of course. That knowledge gives you big time power! Take advantage of this power and seek counsel from the most important person in your life; YOU! You are responsible for you, no one else, and as scary or […]

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by / on September 15, 2015 at 3:45 pm / in Health

Eat Well, Move Well, Think Well: The Culinary ABC’s of a Modern Day Parent!

With school starting, here is an easy list to help you remember your wellness ABCs! A – Avoid High Fructose Corn Syrup and Trans Fats (Hydrogenated Oils). B – Browse the perimeter of the supermarket and avoid the middle aisles. C – Consume foods with a variety of color! D – Dairy: beware of pasteurization! Choose raw and cultured dairy products […]

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by / on September 4, 2015 at 12:26 pm / in Recipes

Roasted Cauliflower Chickpea Salad Recipe

Try our Roasted Cauliflower Chickpea Salad…it’s a real class act! This recipe serves 4 1 large head cauliflower, cut into bite-sized florets 1 (15 oz) can chickpeas, drained and rinsed 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil salt and pepper to taste 1 cup dry quinoa 2 cups vegetable broth ½ cup fresh flat-leaf parsley, chopped Dressing: 2 tbsp dijon mustard 2 […]

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