Self-Care That's Not Selfish


Self-care is all about taking care of YOU, but it is not selfish if your motives are pure. The truth is that when we fail to care for ourselves, we give our friends, families, and the world a lesser version of ourselves. Less healthy, less active, less fun, less happy, less encouraging, and a shorter life span - these are just some of the results we get when we don't take care of ourselves. Our families and friends deserve better and for goodness sakes, it's no sin to admit, I want to enjoy life for my own well-being!

Self-care for your mind, body and soul helps you:
  • feel better physically and emotionally
  • look at the bright side, and count your blessings even when life is hard
  • laugh and be silly more often
  • have healthier...
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Optimizing The 4 Circles of Life When You Are Busy Busy Busy!

We are back to busy, busy, busy, feeling stretched too thin and maybe a little bit bitter because we want to do eh-ver-re-thing - and we can't! 

While it's true that mental health drastically fell during the pandemic, being too busy and the negative feelings associated with it, affect every circle of our lives.1



The 4 Circles:
1. Biological - your physical body - how it functions.
2. Psychological - your mind, your will and how and what you think.
3. Spiritual - your spirit - your sense of meaning and purpose for life, your core values & what guides/grounds you.
4. Social - your support system - connections to family, friends and others - how do you feel about these relationships.

Stress has clear connections to disease,2 can lead to depression, diminishes our fulfillment, may cause
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Why Different Soap = Better Overall Health


Small changes can make a big impact! To change our mental health, we have to swap out toxic, negative thoughts for positive, helpful thoughts. 
To improve our physical health, swaps regarding how we wash up can make a big difference! 

Quite frankly, I didn't know until recently, that soap causing dry skin and hangnails was also destroying my skin's microbiome.  But I've learned! And sometimes, knowledge is power, or at least powerful in that it makes me want to make a change.1
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Blueberry, Lavender Ice Cream

Blueberry, Lavender Ice Cream
5 ingredients & 15 minutes — that’s all it takes to prep this healthy homemade ice cream!


The flavor of lavender is becoming increasingly popular in desserts, but many of them don’t even contain lavender. They are filled with artificial flavorings and color. But not this ice cream—or should we say “nice” cream - nicer to your brain and body, that is!  

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Reduce The Risk of Type 2 Diabetes


Studies show that leafy greens reduce the risk of Type 2 Diabetes, lower the risk of cancer,1 reduce the risk of heart disease, lower the risk of bone fractures in middle-aged women, help in stroke recovery and decrease the risk of another stroke.2  But unless we are stuffing a blender FULL of dark leafy greens in a smoothie for breakfast,  plus eating them at lunch and dinner, we are probably not getting enough to...
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Vegan Stuffed Acorn Squash


This Vegan Stuffed Acorn Squash recipe proves that plant-based ingredients can deliver all the fall flavor you love without meat or dairy. You can feel good about indulging in scrumptious food when you make acorn squash stuffed with crunchy quinoa, colorful veggies...

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Strawberry Bars - Tasty & Healthy



I made Strawberry Bars for a shower last weekend. The recipe included white sugar and all purpose flour but I made substitutions that actually made them taste better! Maybe my taste buds are finally being transformed to crave healthier foods? If I had a pan full to bring home after the shower, I'd think that was the case, but people gobbled them up and even asked for the recipe!! They were that good. 

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Antioxidants To Boost My Immune System

NINGXIA RED

This yummy drink has become my favorite daily supplement for overall wellness! The super concentrated antioxidants have helped me stay well when so many others around me were sick with all the things… 

One ounce of NingXia Red is equivalent to each of the following in terms of antioxidant nutritional value:
  • 4 pounds of carrots
  • 2 quarts of carrot juice
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Peace & Calming Blend


PEACE & CALMING OIL BLEND

Whether it's an important meeting that's got you wound up, tension with your partner is running high, kids are squabbling or you're just overthinking things - Peace & Calming can help. With a rollerball, it's easy and quick to apply on the go or helpful at home when you're a hot mess or just angry and need to calm down quickly. Diffusing it is a great idea when others in the room need Peace & Calming too!
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