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Immune-Boosting Tea

There is no down side to boosting your immune system.  We need it to always be in tip-top shape since it protects our body from bacteria, viruses, fungi and so much more.  It’s a good idea to show our immune system some love every now and then, especially with the things we eat and drink.… Continue reading Immune-Boosting Tea

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3 Tips to Make Habits Stick Once and For All

We’ve all been there: the lightbulb moment when we decide to make a fresh start.  Birthdays, new year new me, pretty much every Monday.  Year after year people set out to change something about their life for the better.  Whether it is to cut out the sugar in their coffee, try out new recipes, or… Continue reading 3 Tips to Make Habits Stick Once and For All

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Why It’s Important to Support Your Immune System (Now More than Ever)

Our immune system does not get the respect it deserves.  It works tirelessly to curb and fight foreign invaders (viruses, bacteria, fungi, etc.) trying to get into our bodies; and keep infections at bay. Basically, anytime you have recovered from an illness or got rid of an infection, it was your immune system that did… Continue reading Why It’s Important to Support Your Immune System (Now More than Ever)

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Healing Bone Broth Cranberry Sauce

Are the holidays complete without cranberry sauce? I have to admit it’s a favorite of mine- jellied of course.  Growing up, I loved slicing it up and plopping it next to the mashed potatoes so a little of the gravy would make its way to the crimson red disc.  It was not only pretty but… Continue reading Healing Bone Broth Cranberry Sauce

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4 Ways to Ensure Veggies Get on Your Plate

Fall is all about warming, stick-to-your-ribs, comfort food.  Piping hot stews, casseroles, baked this, and baked that.  It’s also the time of year to get nostalgic and bring out the all-time family favorites.  Cookies, pies, and rich hearty foods line tables household after household, week after week. With so many food options to choose from… Continue reading 4 Ways to Ensure Veggies Get on Your Plate

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How to Support Someone with Seasonal Affective Disorder

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is not simply feeling sad or moody during a certain timeframe.  SAD is a type of depression that starts (and finishes) at about the same time every year.  Approximately 6% of the US population is affected by SAD, and although the number may seem small, in reality those affected by it… Continue reading How to Support Someone with Seasonal Affective Disorder

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5 Ways to Disconnect Food from Emotions

Emotional eating is a thing.  We tend to connect our thoughts to the memories food has created: pizza after soccer practice, ice cream for a job well done, cake to celebrate a milestone.  It’s not unusual to want to be transported back to a happy time in our lives, especially when things are going wrong. … Continue reading 5 Ways to Disconnect Food from Emotions

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Zoodles in Spicy Pumpkin Sauce

Pumpkin gets its fair share come fall.  We see it in pies, breads, as pastry fillings, even in beverages.  Its mild flavor lends itself well to most dishes from sweet to savory, and it plays well with a variety of herbs and spices. Pretty much all types of squash are great options as a nutrient-dense… Continue reading Zoodles in Spicy Pumpkin Sauce

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Why It’s Okay to Not be Okay

We’ve all heard it before: it’s okay to not be okay. It is acceptable to embrace a situation when it doesn’t go as planned. We do not have to “toughen up” or “put on a face” to cover how we really feel. Not being fine: stumbling, hurting, crying; is acceptable and nothing to be ashamed… Continue reading Why It’s Okay to Not be Okay

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How Word Choices Affect Our Habits: Get To vs. Have To

Words are powerful.  They hold value and strength.  Words make us move, shift, change our thinking, our logic, our way of life.  Choosing which words to use is critical.  They can carve a road to happiness or a path to discontentment.  Take for example the words “can’t” and “won’t”.  A research study was conducted on… Continue reading How Word Choices Affect Our Habits: Get To vs. Have To