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Summer BBQ Tips for Staying Slim

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    Although it’s the easiest time of year to enjoy fresh, local produce, it’s easy to get caught up in the summer celebrations full of drinks and not-so-healthy food. Since it is healthy to spend time laughing with friends and family, here are some tips to enjoy the food and the company, while staying […]

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What You Need to Know About Water

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    Summer! It’s official. My daughter just finished the 10th grade, the garden is planted (mostly, it’s still evolving, I’m now obsessed with herbs), and the temperatures are quickly rising. As much as I love the warm weather, I know how quickly I can become dehydrated, which goes for you, too. Here are some […]

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Product Love: Glass Dharma Straws

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    When I find a product, and especially a company that I love, I want to tell everybody.   Glass Dharma is one of those companies. I love straws for my smoothies, juices and other concoctions, but don’t like the feel of plastic, or the fact that they quickly become landfill. I have tried […]

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A Peek Inside My Office

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    With my promise to show you more of me and my own life, I decided to begin with showing you my office.  This feels only slightly less vulnerable than showing you my bedroom.   Just last summer, we finally got our house to “presentable” condition.  We moved in nearly 8 years ago, and […]

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On Being Authentic

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      Somewhat recently I went to a live event put on by a person whose blog and emails I read frequently, and was so excited to see in person. He was traveling to my city from afar, and offered an evening of heart-led transformation and authenticity, mixed with a little yoga. Totally my […]

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Easy + Delicious Snack: Coconut Kale Chips Recipe

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    It’s no secret that I love kale. And coconut. And together, they make a crispy, savory and delicious snack.  This comes together in minutes, and is a healthy alternative to toxin-laced store bought chips. Even with all of the kale chips emerging, I’ve never seen anything like this is available in a package. […]

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Funnest Way to Open a Coconut

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    My husband gets full credit for this one.  He knows how much I love Thai baby coconuts.  He also sees the splatters on the kitchen ceiling from my opening skills.  I will say I’ve gotten pretty good at opening them up over the years; wielding my knife, slicing down the husk to a […]

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Cleansing Pineapple Cilantro Smoothie

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  I should be finalizing a trip to Mexico about now.  We usually plan a getaway for spring break, as my daughter has such a full school schedule, it’s difficult to do otherwise. But, since we opted to do so much to the house this past year instead, (Yay, I have an office! And I […]

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“Bulletproof” Coffee, Vegan Style

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  I’ve been intrigued by the Bulletproof Coffee craze, which has many devout followers who swear by the nearly super-human powers they get by consuming this latte. The Bulletproof recipe has been developed and made popular by Dave Asprey, of Bulletproofexec.com, a charismatic “biology-hacker”, who strives to do everything in life better, and more simply. […]

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Oil Pulling for Health

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      My favorite oil has yet another use, and the results are pretty miraculous. I learned of oil pulling just a few years ago, and recommend it all of the time. If you want whiter teeth, less plaque, and healthier gums, give this simple process a try.   Oil pulling is a remedy […]

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