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Marinated Zucchini & Yellow Squash Salad

Are you looking for a way to use your abundance of zucchini and yellow squash this summer? Look no further than this simple Marinated Salad. Both zucchini and yellow squash offer versatile food prep options: They can be enjoyed raw in salads, grilled, roasted, sautéed, spiralized into noodles, or extra …

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To Grow Love: A Manifesto

The Heart of the Garden The growth process isn’t easy – it’s pretty uncomfortable. Yet, I find solace in my garden as I observe nature’s calming and straightforward process. Thich Nhat Hahn reminds us in Mindfulness In the Garden: Tools for Digging in the Dirt by Zachiah Murray, that the things …

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Broiled Homegrown Tomatoes

  Extreme heat yields super-juicy results and a delicious way to enjoy tomatoes. Fresh from the garden and a favorite way to enjoy them is to broil! Especially when they've gone gangbusters. I love cooking with cast iron pots and pans because they offer inexpensive, healthy alternatives to your standard …

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Asparagus + Wild Sockeye Salmon Salad

  This easy-to-put-together salad is refreshing as it is delicious! And great for digestive health with prebiotic-rich veggies like asparagus, which feed the helpful bacteria that live in your gut. Not to mention the rich Omega-3s in the salmon and avocados – although different forms of Omega-3s are great for …

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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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