Does Your Nutrition Nourish Your Life?

When you hear the word nutrition, what do you think?  Your diet? Vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients? Kale? Juicing?  No doubt. What you eat is essential for your health. However, that’s not the whole story.  Nutrition is more than just the food we eat. The definition of nutrition is the process of being nourished.  To…
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Finally Resolve To Feel Good

What would your life be like if you resolved to focus on feeling good for the next year?   Isn’t that more compelling than resolving to losing weight, exercising more, or eating better?  Feeling good allows for so many more possibilities to feed your mind, body, and soul. So, what would make you feel good?  What…
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HMMMMM Chocolate

Chocolate is the only ingredient that is its very own food group. Well not really – but it seems as if it should be. Powerfully comforting, creamy, delicious – many people eat chocolate at least several times a week. Which begs the question… Is Chocolate Good for You? Us loyal fans already know it is,…
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Get Slow

There is more to life than increasing its speed. -Gandhi Who doesn’t feel as if there aren’t enough hours in the day? We rush through the day, running here and there, and end up exhausted. Somehow these days full of duties, obligations and busyness have begun to build up and become our lives. We spend…
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A Powerful Plant Protein

“I was determined to know beans.” – Henry David Thoreau, The Bean-Field How about you? How well do you know beans? Creamy cannellinis, meaty garbanzos, sweet adzuki, tender pintos, and so many more – beans are one of the most powerful, nutrient-dense plant foods around. Consider this: Beans are packed with tons of fiber, as…
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Why Forgiveness Helps You Heal

Have you ever downed an entire package of chips, crackers, or cookies?  Ate pizza or cake until you felt sick?  Drank more coffee or wine than your body wanted? Do you remember how you were feeling at the time? I ask because sometimes we overeat to help distract us from emotional pain.  Think about it…
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Be In The Know About Portions

Quick quiz: how many portions are in a bag of snack-size whole grain crackers?  Or a small bottle of locally-pressed juice?  Or a lunchbox pack of granola bars? Hint: it’s not “one.”  Often, the above products contain two or two-and-a-half servings per package. Can YOU Eat Just One? Sure, you could go ahead and enjoy…
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Try Something New

Summer is finally in full force, and the living is easy!  Do you notice in summertime how everything seems promising?  The plants are in full bloom and the sun feels glorious on your skin.  The longer days give you boundless energy, making you feel like it’s possible to achieve all your desires and dreams.  Why…
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How To Make Your Dreams Come True

The stories are everywhere – always uplifting, always inspiring: the woman who created a wellness clinic in her inner city neighborhood the man who lost 200 pounds after being housebound for a decade the mother who worked tirelessly bringing her sick child to radiant health the grandfather who quit cigarettes to realize his dream of…
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Eating While Distressed

I have a big confession.  Last week was not a good food week. I was preparing for my first full semester that involved a boatload of pre-reading on physiology. Yikes! I was also deep into writing my first academic paper in over 20 years. Another yikes! Needless to say I was stressed out! You can…
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