Category Archives : Body & Mind


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Balance….Is it a Myth?

Balance is a sticky subject among many people. We have careers, partners, children, family commitments, classes, hobbies—plus, big desires to improve our health. How can one possibly balance so many things? I’m going to let you in on a little secret here: You can’t. “Harmony” is an easier goal than balance. Harmony means everything is […]


Revamp Your Diet with Legumes & Vegetables

What is a vegetarian? The Vegetarian Society defines a vegetarian as: “Someone who lives on a diet of grains, pulses, nuts, seeds, vegetables and fruits with, or without, the use of dairy products and eggs. A vegetarian does not eat any meat, poultry, game, fish, shellfish* or by-products of slaughter.” But why be a vegetarian? Top […]

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Not spiritual? you can still meditate

Meditation is the practice of taking a break from our daily activity and quieting the mind’s thoughts. But like playing golf or making the perfect boiled egg, meditation sounds a lot easier than it actually is. After all, you just sit there with your eyes closed—until, inevitably, you can’t stop thinking about your endless to-do […]


How to see the glass half full

  Optimistic thinkers tend to anticipate the best possible outcome in any situation. And research suggests seeing the glass half-full is good for our health, career, and love life. Some psychologists think optimists tend to be healthier because they cope better when they can’t meet their goals. It’s also possible that people who think positively attribute […]

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My favorite superfoods and what make them so super

Superfoods are those nutrient-packed ingredients that are super beneficial for your health and well being. Full of vitamins, minerals, protein, antioxidants, and more, they’re basically well……super! You’ve probably heard plenty of buzz about superfoods and seen superfood lists everywhere you turn, but you might not be sure which ones are the best for you, why they’re […]


Healthier Cake Tips

It’s no secret I love making not-so-healthy things a bit healthier. Read below how to make your celebration cake healthier! Applesauce! This old favorite makes a great  substitute for sugar or fat when baking a cake (just don’t try to replace both at the same time…). When replacing sugar, applesauce can be used as a replacement in […]

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What Should I Sweeten With Instead of Sugar?

A balance of tastes (spicy, salty, sour, bitter and sweet) is important for your health, it makes you feel satisfied during and after eating. In other words balancing the tastes can prevent cravings! The sweet tasting foods provide soothing, strengthening and nourishing actions for the muscle, nerves and brains. Examples of these foods are sweet vegetables like […]