May 30, 2014

10 Healthy Ways to Invigorate Your Water

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The body of an average adult is made up of about 60% water.  This is the main reason why staying hydrated is essential to a happy and healthy body.  Most people aren’t drinking enough H2O and are very inconsistent with their consumption.  Spicing up your water with fun and wholesome infusions can be an enjoyable way to ensure that you are staying hydrated and healthy.

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May 24, 2014

5 Ways to Exercise as a Family

Over the years, my husband and I have asked ourselves this question a number of times;   “Are we the only couple that actually enjoys spending time with each other and our family?” Actually, I don’t really think that most couples and families don’t like each other, I just wonder how some people can accept that one hour a day it enough “family time”.  Between the time my husband gets home from work each day, and the time our five year old goes to bed, we have less than three hours together, and I know a lot of families that have even less time.  We are consistently rearranging our priorities and schedules so that we can spend as much time together as possible.  One thing…

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May 20, 2014

Organic Herbal Tea

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Yay!  We finally ordered our new herbal teas and they were delivered yesterday.  What?  Did I just say that?  Honestly, I can’t believe I am even thinking that.  And I am even more surprised that my husband was so excited about them. Last year, when my husband and I started drinking herbal teas, it took us a while to develop a taste for them.  Our pallets were so accustom to sugary drinks like sweet tea and soda, that something like herbal tea tasted a little too earthy.  Just as people whose diets consist of mostly processed foods usually do not enjoy the taste of something as natural as vegetables.  Well, we pressed on because we were aware of the major health benefits of herbs… detoxification, natural…

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May 16, 2014

Self Care = Self Love

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Self-care is not only one of the most important things that you can do for your physical health, but it is also extremely important for your mental and emotional well-being.  As a busy mom, wife and health coach, most days the only "me time" I get to myself is in the bathroom.  I know this sounds funny, but think about it. Whether you are bathing, showering, brushing your teeth, skin brushing or doing your make-up, for most of us, these may be the only times during the day that truly belong only to us.  We have to learn to take advantage of them and make the most out of every second.  Stop looking at these tasks as a daunting list of things that have to be…

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Unacceptable Levels Documentray Review

Unacceptable Levels Documentary Review

Unacceptable Levels examines the results of the chemical revolution of the 1940s through the eyes of affable filmmaker Ed Brown, a father seeking to understand the world in which he and his wife are raising their children. To create this debut documentary, one man and his camera traveled extensively to find and interview top minds in the fields of science, advocacy, and law. Weaving their testimonies into a compelling narrative, Brown presents us with the story of how the chemical revolution brought us to where we are, and of where, if we’re not vigilant, it may take us. This past weekend, I was fortunate enough to be able to attend a screening of the documentary film Unacceptable Levels.  What an eye opener!  The film explores…

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May 14, 2014

How to Clear Your Mind in 10 Minutes or Less

IIN - How to Clear Your Mind in 10 Minutes or Less

Feeling stressed or overwhelmed? Do you ever need a mental break? We all have times during our day when we just need to take a minute or two to clear our minds. This sounds so simple, and yet I think we tend to neglect it. Maybe you are the type to lose your temper when you are feeling overwhelmed, or even worse, maybe you tend to hold everything in and let the stress eat away at you little by little. From the time our son was just one year old, my husband and I have been training him to take “time outs” when his emotions take over. This isn’t the same kind of “time out” where a child might find himself with his nose in…

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May 13, 2014

Brown Rice

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Brown rice is the unrefined version of white rice.  It still holds all of the nutrition removed in the processing of white rice.  The rice bran is a great source of fiber, protein, selenium and manganese.  Whole grains in general are packed with nutrients and fiber, which aid in healthy digestion and weight management.  Brown rice is also a terrific substitute for people who are sensitive to grains which contain gluten. Brown rice is another staple that we almost always have in the refrigerator.  If I make enough on Monday to last the entire week, it makes meal planning throughout the week much more simple.  I usually double or triple this recipe for the entire week. Brown Rice Ingredients: 2 cup brown rice 3 1/2…

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May 12, 2014

Beans, Beans…

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Beans are definitely a staple in our house.  They are a wonderful way to add plant-based protein to your diet, as well as iron, B vitamins and fiber.  Beans are a great addition to meals, especially when you are trying to limit your consumption of animal protein.  I usually double this recipe and fix a big pot of beans on Monday, and we pull them out during the week and add them to all types of different dishes. For some reason, a lot of people are intimidated by the thought of cooking there own beans.  The assumption is that the soaking and cooking of beans is a really complex process.  Actually, they are super simple, it just takes a little time and patience. Stove-Top Beans (Makes about…

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May 1, 2014

5 Mantras for Daily Self-Love

5 Mantras for Daily Self-Love

Mantras, Incantations, Affirmations … Whatever you choose to call them, they play an important part in creating a life full of health and happiness.  The more we confess positive things about ourselves, the more we begin to believe the things we are speaking.  Unfortunately, this also applies to the negative confession that so many of us have.  "My clothes never fit", "I'm too tired", "I'm always sick", "I hate what I see in the mirror".  Do these things sound familiar?  I challenge you to take one day and really pay attention to the words that you are saying about yourself.  I guarantee that the majority of us need much improvement in this area.  Let's choose to speak words of life!

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