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FEBRUARY 07, 2019

Celery: Is It Really All That?

February 07, 2019

Celery: Is It Really All That?

If you follow food trends, you probably already know that celery is clearly having a breakout moment — food professionals, wellness bloggers, and chefs alike are crushing hard on it. Why, exactly, has celery suddenly exploded? One of the buzziest reasons: celery juice. Devotees are posting thousands of instagrams, rhapsodizing about its sweeping health benefits, while most doctors remain skeptical of the miracle of celery juice claims.  I’m not a believer that any single vegetable is a magical superfood, curing all ills. However, here’s what I do believe experts agree on. Celery is a great source of vitamin K, potassium...

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FEBRUARY 06, 2019

Love Your Gut

February 06, 2019

Love Your Gut

Did you know your stomach is a smarty-pants? Our digestive system is the second largest part of our neurological system - that’s why it’s called our second brain. Would you be surprised to know that 70–80 percent of your entire immune system is located in your digestive tract? We’re used to thinking of bacteria as nasty germs; however, there’s plenty of healthy intestinal bacteria inside us as well. (Also called microflora, which is such a prettier word, isn’t it?) The trick is to keep all these microorganisms in a healthy balance. Digestive experts agree that the balance of gut flora...

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JANUARY 31, 2019

Recap | The Edit: A Lifestyle Workshop

January 31, 2019

Recap | The Edit: A Lifestyle Workshop

WE’RE EMBRACING OUR INNER MINIMALIST. FIND OUT HOW HERE. Streamlining, simplifying, making smarter choices – these are our dreams for 2019. So how, exactly, do we make that happen?  This inspired us to host a fun workshop (with a little party mixed in) with a few of our favorite, super-smart friends last Saturday who shared their best tips for doing just that. Many long-time Kari Gran customers, newbies, and a few social influencers came to the workshop. We noshed on nutritious, delicious bites, learned about the essential vitamins every woman needs and had a wardrobe makeover maven help guide us...

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JANUARY 23, 2019

SLOWING DOWN

January 23, 2019

SLOWING DOWN

“For fast-acting relief, try slowing down.” — Lily Tomlin “Slow living isn’t about doing everything in life as slowly as possible. It’s about doing everything at the right speed. It’s about saying “no” to the things that don’t add value to your life so you can fully say “yes” to the things that do. Slow living is about well-being and doing everything as well as possible instead of as fast as possible.” — Kyle Kowalski Quick, let’s talk about the Slow Living Movement! I was delighted to find a website that I really clicked with called Sloww.Co. It’s written by...

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JANUARY 17, 2019

Looking for Health and Wellness Positivity?

January 17, 2019

Looking for Health and Wellness Positivity?

Looking for more inspiration for health and wellness? Check out, Katie Cavuto. We’ve long admired the work that Katie does and couldn’t agree more with her philosophy that health is holistic and wellness begins with positive messages of self-love, self-respect, and joy. Katie not only shares health and wellness tips but also tons of good for you recipes! Here are two recipes that are definitely going onto my rotation of easy and simple meals.  “Creamy” Cauliflower Soup with Za’atar Mix and Match Simple, Healthy One-Pan Chicken Dinners Check out Katie Cavuto's blog or follow her on Instagram (psst, stay tuned for a...

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JANUARY 15, 2019

Kari’s Double Take on Cleansing

January 15, 2019

Kari’s Double Take on Cleansing

My skin is dry…really dry (like Sahara Desert dry).  Thanks to a cranky thyroid (or lack thereof) I have super dry skin and hair.  The thought of using a double cleanse system has never had any great appeal to me.   Fast forward to an evening where I was using the Cleansing Oil to remove my makeup and sunscreen.  That day had been one where I wore more makeup than usual for photography.  I really enjoy the process of using the Cleansing Oil each night.  It feels luxe and I love the quiet moment of calm I get while doing it.  I’ve...

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JANUARY 10, 2019

IS IT REALLY POSSIBLE TO ORGANIZE YOUR TIME?

January 10, 2019

IS IT REALLY POSSIBLE TO ORGANIZE YOUR TIME?

Is this the year you’re going to be more organized, get more done, and be more cheerful about it all?  If that’s your goal, consider this:  many studies suggest that trying to do more than one thing at a time can actually diminish productivity and performance. About 30 years ago, an article in Vanity Fair captured my attention titled  “Acceleration Syndrome: How Life Got Much, Much Too Fast”.  This was before everyone had cell phones, before texting, before we all had a personal computer and a million distractions. If life felt busy and pressured all those years ago, how are...

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JANUARY 03, 2019

Cheers to a Tidy and Clean 2019!

January 03, 2019

Cheers to a Tidy and Clean 2019!

 “Everything in your home should reflect your vision for the life you want.”  - Peter Walsh Let 2019 be the year you begin to de-clutter and reclaim your space!  It’s so easy to accumulate stuff.  We hold on to gifts because someone special gave it to us, (even though we never use it), dusty gadgets, a graveyard of old magazines, or that cute dress we’re going wear as soon as we lose 10 lbs.   We get it.  Here to help give a kickstart are a few of our favorite strategies, courtesy of Peter Walsh, Oprah’s Go-To organization guru.   Single File Open...

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DECEMBER 23, 2018

Oh Lemons! How Do We Love Thee?

December 23, 2018

Oh Lemons!  How Do We Love Thee?

Let us count the ways. Rise and shine! Before you reach for your morning cup of caffeine, try beginning your day with a cup of warm water and juice of half a lemon. This gives your digestive system a gentle wake-up call and primes your body to absorb nutrients from your breakfast.   If you’d like something a bit more exotic, add a drop or two of honey or agave, and a pinch of cayenne or some freshly chopped ginger. Lemons are good for your skin: they’re exceptionally high in Vitamin C, which is an anti-oxidant as well as an essential...

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DECEMBER 08, 2018

SWEET TREAT OR SUPERFOOD?

December 08, 2018

SWEET TREAT OR SUPERFOOD?

Do your taste buds get all tingly by the prospect of a vegan, nearly sugar-free superfood kind of treat?  No?  It can be tricky to find a cookie that truly tastes delicious and but doesn’t trigger any guilt. We’ve all heard it loud and clear:  sugar is the devil’s BFF and we should avoid it like toxic waste. As someone who loves her treats, especially chocolate, this poses a problem. Along comes Raw Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Superfood Bars.  They’re a revelation!  I was turned on to this recipe at an anti-aging workshop given by my friend and naturopathic doctor,...

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