Month: August 2022

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Favorite Wellness Products / Summer 2022

Taking a moment to share some of my favorite alternative approaches to overall health and wellbeing I think wellness can be simplified. We don’t nearly as much as we think we do and we essentially vote with our dollar. There is a lot of noise out there and it’s important to go with what works for ourselves and our bodies. To me the core foundations of health revolve around body, mind and soul. It’s easy to get sucked into the world of…I need everything to truly be well. The reality is, our bodies are intelligent and respond to our environment. If we maintain balance in our lives by eating well, resting well, not stressing, being in nature and connecting with others…chances are we are able to live a beautifully well life. I have been simplifying my wellness purchases over the past 5 years which saves a lot of money and time. I find that the more I devote to the pillars of health, as mentioned above, the happier and healthier I feel. Sometimes self care …

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Overcoming Negative Thinking

Some Personal Reflections on Negative Thinking We are biologically hardwired to think negatively, it has helped us survive as a species to contemplate the “worst possible situation” and to find an alternate life saving path. We call this mechanism the Negativity Bias. This inherit bias is helpful in some situations but not…every situation…all the time. This bias can keep us in a perpetual state of negative thinking which affects how we feel, our energies, how we show up in the world, our health and so much more. To learn more check out this article.  We reflect the world we were brought up in If we were raised in a house hold of “negative Nancy’s” and “Ned’s?”, then chances are we might have received some “programming” to carry similar negative thinking patterns from our environment.But guess what…our brain is neuroplastic and we can change the expressions of our genes (hello epigenetics) through changing our environment. The most immediate environment being our bodies and our minds. If we were raised to think a certain way, we can …

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Preparing Ceremonial Cacao

Preparing Ceremonial Cacao is so calming and a beautiful process you can cultivate A quick and easy guide to preparing Ceremonial Cacao. So excited for you to step into your personal journey of softening the heart space. Source your ceremonial cacao. I love supporting Cacao Laboratory because they ethically and responsibly source their Cacao from farmers who are in sacred reciprocity with the spirit of Cacao. You can learn all about their sourcing and the intricate process of creating ceremonial cacao from the Cacao seeds from this wonderful Origins Youtube Series from Cacao Lab. Now that you have your ceremonial Cacao, let’s make something delicious for your mind, body and soul. Likely your Cacao will come in a solid bar. You will need to chop the cacao into small pieces so it integrates easily with the water. While chopping you can integrate gratitude. This blessed being has travelled a long way to make it to you. Sing a song of gratitude while chopping, you are officially connecting with the spirit of Cacao, today is an …

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Lemony Roasted Cauliflower Recipe

Lemony Herb Roasted Cauliflower-🍋 This is one of my favorite weekly meal preps and it’s so simple to make Did you know, Cruciferous Vegetables are so good for you 😊  Cruciferous vegetables include arugula, bok choy, broccoli, brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, collards, kale, kohlrabi, radish, and turnips. They are rich in fiber, low in calories and will keep you feeling full longer. They contain so many incredible phytochemicals which help metabolize and balance hormones such as estrogen. They are researched in cancer prevention. Cruciferous vegetables are great for metabolic detoxification, liver support and so much more. Click to learn more.  Cruciferous vegetables are so incredible for our bodies that they made it on the Daily Dozen List created by Dr. Michael Greger author of  How Not to Die and Nutritionfacts.org. He suggests at least a 1/2 Cup serving per day.    Amazing Roasted Cauliflower Recipe-Now…Let’s get Cooking 🧑‍🍳  If you have a big family you can double this recipe. 1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit 2. Simply take a head of (preferable organic) cauliflower, …