Wellness to Well-Being

Human condition
THANKSGIVING 11.22.2018.11:11AM We place our hand on our heart. In exchange for the laughter + our freedom, we release—old memories…   this a new way of seeing, on a day that what disposable, be transformed…   thus what crafted be, respected, might a love that grow in us — be […]

Thanksgiving, a Poem


Energizing, refreshing and full of potassium — this super smoothie rocked my world! 1 banana 1 palmful hemp, flax, chia seeds 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 tablespoon matcha powder 1 handful organic frozen spinach 1 handful organic fresh kale add coconut milk to consistency Place all ingredients into a blender and […]

Banana—Matcha Smoothie


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Creating one of my favorites. Apple Blueberry Oatmeal. It’s super simple and I do this every week – for the week. Namaste 🙂 Couple cups of oats (my favorite are steel cut oats) coconut milk / almond milk 1/2 cup frozen blueberry 1/2 cup chopped apple extra seeds: I use […]

Fuel: Apple Blueberry Oats



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5 Ways to Transform Your Holidays & Reduce Stress Create a routine Choose a time each day for your personal practice. Your practice could include meditation, exercise or taking a candlelit bath. Make it your personal time even if it is for 10 minutes! Reduce caffeine and sugar Over-consuming coffee, […]

Holiday 2.0


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Gluten free pizza with mushroom, red onion and basil! Ask your local gluten free bakery or restaurant if they will sell you the crust and build your own. I put mine on the grill – it gives it a great crunch!

Gluten Free Grill


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Recharging the Empath Years ago I read a book titled “Are you Really Too Sensitive” by Marcy Calhoun. That was the beginning of my understanding through someone else’s words, what an empath is, why I felt that way I did, and how to take better care of myself. The dictionary […]

Recharging the Empath



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So, I got home from the gym tonight, looked in the fridge and this happened: Brown herbed rice with steamed shitake, steamed asparagus, smoked mozzarella, and cilantro…few drops of olive oil, Braggs Aminos and I had myself a really satisfying quick meal. Yum, I tell ya… 🙂

Fuel for the Gods


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What I love about cilantro is both the flavor and the scent. People seem to either love it or hate it. Since I love it, I’ll rattle on why. Cilantro has about 8 different natural antibiotic properties and has been shown to be effective in treating Salmonella. These properties have […]

Food Prep: My Bro Cilantro


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I remove the skin, slice up and store in a glass container. Usually mine are consumed within a day or two because I prefer fresher fruit. You can use Kiwis on salads or in smoothies – though, I like to eat mine as a snack right from the container. The […]

Food Prep: Kiwi



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11 Things that successful and spiritually happy people have in common: A “knowing” that they are a child of God, Universe, Sacred, Spirit. An indescribable feeling of a whole and complete love from a Higher source. A “knowing” of being loved. A wonderment and awe of nature and natural beauty, […]

Spiritually Happy People


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Numi Organic Pu-erh is one of my favorite teas. It is a dark, rich and earthy tea that you can purchase in brick-form like this one. What’s cool is that you break off a piece – like you would a chocolate bar – and toss it in a tea pot […]

Pu-erh Tea Pure Me


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Here is something you can prepare for the week ahead. I take a whole garlic bulb, slice it in half, add a couple drops of olive oil and place in the oven on 350 until tender. Of course spreading warm roasted garlic on good bread is a fabulous treat, but […]

Food Prep: Roast Garlic



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I like to prepare foods that I can use throughout the week. This week found a container of cherry tomatoes for $1.29 at the local produce store along with a package of sliced baby bella mushrooms on sale for $1.68. You can roast them dry or toss them together in […]

Food Prep: Roasted Tomato and Mushroom


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I have been using this combination for a while now as I get into bed at night. A combination of frankincense, sandalwood and ylang ylang, all with relaxing and restorative properties, I find a few drops helps to create a peaceful feeling as I lay my head down on the […]

Peacetime Essential Oil


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You know I am all about easy-healthy. This would make a great platter to serve to your friends for lunch. Variety is endless, have fun! The first wrap is a roast chicken, carrot and pea shoot – with organic spicy whole grain mustard, lettuce, and baby bella mushroom on a […]

Run Wraps



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Some days when I am out and about and I know that I haven’t any prepared food at home, I will stop at the local market for what I call healthy takeout. You have to poke around a bit, but usually you can find something in the store, cooked and […]

Cheap Healthy Eats in Motion


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Peppermint has been used for centuries as a natural aid. I use it to make mouthwash, in tea for digestion, or a whiff to release a tension headache. Recently, two of my friends complaining of the onset of a tension headache, inhaled a couple of breathes of 100 percent pure […]

Peppermint Oil For Tension Headache


Diet-Exercise
In the past two years I have refined many of my eating habits even though I considered what I previously ate as “healthy”. And it was healthy, for the most part, though when I really paid attention to these choices is when I began noticing how much better I felt, […]

Taking Charge of Health



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Welcome to the holiday madness! The time of year when dinner party’s run amuck and company outings are fueled with seasonal offerings that can be full of chemicals, processed junk, or foods that just don’t agree with us. Yet we consume them anyway. It’s OK to cheat here and there […]

Eating Gone Mad


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Today I went to “SPA DAY” at Better Life Whole Foods, a health food store in Springfield, Massachusetts, in fact, the oldest health food store in the Springfield area. Thinking I arrived late, well later I guess than the time I had in my head, I fell perfectly into the […]

Better Life Whole Foods Spa Day


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Make whatever you are doing into an experience that refuels, regenerates and lifts you up! Practice yoga Pray Meditate Be mindful eating Light a candle Get a massage Volunteer Visit someone Call a friend Make a cup of tea Repot a plant Read poetry Clean out a closet Play ambient […]

30 Ways To Self Care



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The Hukurei turnip Commonly known as the salad turnip, this Japanese turnip is very versatile. I cooked mine as a side dish for Thanksgiving but it is REALLY good in a salad or as a snack or to use on your crudités platter. It is sort of like eating a […]

Hukurei Turnip – Let Me Count The Ways


It’s Monday, just before Thanksgiving here in America. I am grateful for us! Grateful for you and me and the words and interactions we share together. I am thankful for the peace in our hearts. I am grateful for the rain that is gracefully falling down outside my window today. […]

Heart UP!


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One staple food I always have on hand in the fridge is cooked brown rice. I make a big pot on Sunday and it lasts me most the week for lunches or dinners. Today, I had my steamed brown rice and tofu bowl for lunch. I steam the tofu ahead […]

Brown Rice Tofu Bowl (BRTB)



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I know steaming is better and I do steam them, but these my friends are my most amazing ever roasted Brussels sprouts. Besides being loaded with nutritional value, this dish is vegetable candy! How I made them? Very easy – I bought them on the stalk at the farmer’s markets. […]

Steam Or Roast Brussels Sprouts


Some easy additions or choices to eating green, clean and raw are by simply adding basic salads to your meal plans. What is surprising, to me anyway, is how satisfying and filling a salad can be without adding heavy dressings or gobs of cheese on top. I tend to use […]

Eat Green Go Raw


Perhaps you are looking to live a healthier lifestyle, get in better shape, or gear up for the holiday battle. Whatever the reason, here in simple terms are proactive solutions when you are craving the potato chip or chocolate cake. Simple practical suggestions to help you make conscious choices that […]

Kicking Crazy Carbohydrate and Sugar Cravings to the Curb



Hello friends, this is my first attempt/stab at what I am calling a 1 minute meditation. Yeah, I know it’s really a bit over a minute but my thought behind recording it in the first place was because sometimes it is difficult for us to sit for 20 minutes at […]

Rose Garden 1 Minute Meditation


So we all need the occasional treat right? Yes – I am guilty of making cookies and then consuming them…:) This is NOT my recipe but a combination of a couple that I put together – these cookies are AWESOME! Experiment and have fun – this is a great activity […]

Half Healthy Peanut Butter Cookies


We all know the words world peace – and we have a pretty good idea of what that could or should look like. Now, what if we take another step – action! Challenge our beliefs, the ones that say to us “no, you can’t do that”. The ones that say […]

World Courage, Our Superpower