World Gratitude Day

A catalyst for connection and effective change Today is World Gratitude Day! It’s also the official change in seasons as we move into the season of abundance as Fall Equinox begins tomorrow. With that said, I’m honoring the harvest of goals and intentions I planted almost a year ago when …

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In Solidarity

EMOTIONS ARE RUNNING HIGH WITH THE RECENT UPRISINGS in our society and glaring spotlight on social injustice and systemic racism in our country. Taking the time to feel all the feelings presenting themselves with this movement are essential to honor, acknowledge, and transform into action. Everyone deserves the same opportunities …

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A New Kind of Earth Day

Socially Distanced. I’ve been grappling with the best words to describe my feelings. I see how it’s impacting everything around me – from stepping out the door to go for a socially distanced jog to wearing a mask as a new normal. It’s all incredibly bizarre. On the one hand, …

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Foods To Help Regulate Your Mood

  “Mental health is a lot more than the absence of illness: it is an intrinsic part of our individual and collective health and well-being.”  ~World Health Organization   The COVID-19 pandemic triggerd 25% increase in prevalence of anxiety and depression worldwide.  Not only that, but depression is the leading …

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Mint Chocolate Chip Banana Shake

  Bring on the bananas! Thanks to their high pectin content, bananas have a soothing effect on the gut. Pectin is a soluble fiber that helps lower cholesterol and normalizes bowel function and it stimulates the growth and activity of helpful bacteria. In addition, some studies show that pectins have …

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A Body+Mind Rx

Nourishing the Core of Our Being. The best wellness encyclopedia that has all the complete information, wisdom, and power, well, it’s within you! Your body holds an innate intelligence and understanding that only you can access. The path to connecting with this intelligence is not always clear, and often we …

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Self-Acceptance through Loving-Kindness

  “I can’t overestimate the importance of accepting ourselves exactly as we are right now, not as we wish we were or think we ought to be.”  ~Pema Chödrön We’re officially in a new decade, which is exciting! And with that newness of a clean slate comes a lot of …

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The Power of Play

A Tool for New Neural Networks I come back to an excellent book by Dr. Stuart Brown called: Play, How It Shapes the Brain, Opens the Imagination, and Invigorates the Soul. In his research, he explains why play is not just for children. It’s also vital for adults. According to Dr. Brown, …

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A Restorative Spring Tonic

Replenish and Renew with Stinging Nettle Stinging Nettle, also known as Urtica dioica, is a perennial flowering plant full of healthful and restorative benefits with a rich mineral source. This plant has been used for centuries to support the immune system, reduce inflammation, and provides allergy relief to those of us who are …

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How Emotions Impact the Brain in our Bellies

The Second Brain When you hear the word brain, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? For me, it’s a 3-pound soft, shiny, deeply folded grayish-white mass about the size of two fists. Well, another brain is not as popular, and it has the same neurotransmitters and nerve cells …

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Restoring Wellness through Nature

Nature Nurtures “Attention is the place from which all mental states spring”, stated the cognitive psychologist David Strayer from the University of Utah, who specializes in attention. It may seem obvious, but spending time outdoors can be a simple way to regulate mood and decrease stress and anxiety while helping …

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