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Grounding Foods For Fall

The lovely season of Fall is finally upon us in the good ole’ northern hemisphere. Which of course means for most people: apple picking, all things pumpkin spice, and “spoooooky” movies. Most of all, it means that change is coming! Whether it is Fall, Winter, Spring, or Summer, a change occurs within the temperature which in turn causes a change in the environment. And guess what? Our body will naturally shift to match the energy that surrounds it. When we make the transition from a warm, carefree, and dazed Summer to the crispy, cool, and breezy air of Fall, many of us may tend to feel as if it is time to get settled into a routine. Some would rephrase “settling into a routine” to getting grounded and that’s because ...

How To Find Your Purpose

I titled this blog post “How To Find Your Purpose” because this is the way many people think about their life purpose – as something to be found or discovered. I also used to think of purpose this way. I felt that if only I could find my purpose (or even better, be told!), THEN I would know what kind of action to take that would bring me happiness, peace, and prosperity. However, my many years of in pursuit of purpose has taught me one big lesson: Purpose is not something that is found at all. It is created. Give up the fruitless search for purpose The search for purpose often looks something like this: devouring books, podcasts and TED talks, doing countless “What’s Your Passion?” worksheets and clever personality tests, asking every friend, ...

Eating Mindfully for the Summer

The friends, the family, the sun the FUN! Ah...who doesn't just LOVE everything about summer - especially the food? With so much going on, it can be tough to step back from the festivities for long enough to realize you've already gone a bit too far down the rabbit hole of drinks and goodies. All there is to do is remain present. Ok, blog post over! That's it, we can all go home now. Yeah right. It's going to take a lot more than that to pull me back to earth when I am spiraling. The trick is to be able to recognize your thoughts, feelings and emotions when you encounter situations that throw you off "balance." From there, you can begin to recognize your triggers. Does the platter of ...

Wraps on Wraps on Wraps!

Wraps are great! They're typically quick to make, and easy to take along when traveling or when heading out for the day. If you enjoy wraps, or if you're unsure if you would like them, consider the quickness and convenience of any of the wrap combos mentioned here. Feel free to combine suggestions below and create your own for an easy and healthy meal on the go! First thing first - the type of wrap you choose matters! Not all wraps are created equally, so to be sure that you're getting the a meal full of nutrients, your best best is to prepare your wraps at home (versus ordering them at a nearby deli). Consider using the following types of wraps: Green Leaf Raw Kale Wraps Siete Ezekiel 4:9 Sprouted ...
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