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February 19, 2018

CHOCOLATE, BELOVED CHOCOLATE!

Here’s a “sweet” post from Jeannie Oliver.  It’s all about chocolate: what’s good for you..and not so great. Chocolate is a big topic for my clients this month, with many of them suffering from post-Halloween blues …not-so-thankful memories of Thanksgiving desserts … and the temptation of holiday goodies strategically placed on store shelves and throughout...Continue reading →

February 15, 2018

UNCONDITIONAL ACCEPTANCE OF YOURSELF BY LEO BABAUTA

Many of us are familiar with the idea of loving our spouses, children, or parents unconditionally — and we might even try to practice that unconditional love, though imperfectly. But do we try to love ourselves unconditionally? Consider whether you do any of these (I sure do): Criticize your body. Feel like you need to...Continue reading →

February 12, 2018 Sue Mowrer

A BOUQUET LOVE NOTES FOR YOU

Love is all around us – especially this time of year. Some people think Valentine’s Day is just a Hallmark holiday meant to sell greeting cards and chocolates. But it can also be a good time to take a moment to be grateful for those you love in your life, and to let them know...Continue reading →

February 08, 2018 Jeannie Oliver

Heart Healthy Red Pepper Hummus

The garbanzo beans and olive oil in this recipe both help with blood fat regulation, including lowering levels of LDL-cholesterol (bad cholesterol), total cholesterol, and triglycerides. The red pepper is rich in lycopene and vitamins A and C, all of which are fabulous for heart health. Ingredients: 1 can organic garbanzo beans (chickpeas) 1/2 organic...Continue reading →

January 29, 2018 Kari Gran

Winter Sports Enthusiasts Guide to Skin Care

Wintertime isn't a season we often equate to increased sun exposure. It's often cold and overcast during this time of year so rarely do we feel the need to lather and protect our skin with sunscreens. When we're out in the snow or on ice so much of our attention is on staying warm and...Continue reading →

January 25, 2018 Jeannie Oliver

Catch Some Rays the Healthy Way!

We know all about the hazards of too much sun exposure - premature aging, skin cancer, and sun spots, to name a few.  Most of us slather ourselves and our children with sunscreen to protect ourselves from the sun, but what about the chemicals in all of those sun care products? Our skin is our...Continue reading →

January 19, 2018

Ingredient Spotlight: Kukui Seed Oil

We’re nuts about this ingredient! Aloha to Kukui Seed Oil! It’s made from pressing oil from the nuts/seeds, from the Kukui tree (also known as candlenut.) It’s been prized and used by Hawaiians for centuries. The Kukui is such a valued part of Hawaiian culture that the Kukui tree is the official state tree.  While...Continue reading →

January 15, 2018 Kari Gran

5 Sunscreen Myths We Don’t Subscribe To

Myth #1: Having a darker complexion means I don’t need as much sunscreen.  Although it is true that fairer skin is more susceptible to sunburn than darker skin, it doesn't mean that UV light damage isn't occurring in people with darker skin types. Darker skin types are susceptible to UV damage too. Myth #2:  I...Continue reading →

January 12, 2018 Jeannie Oliver

Broccoli: Superhero of Superfoods

Shaped like green mini-trees, broccoli is a real superhero. It is loaded with a powerhouse of nutrients beneficial for digestion, heart health, and the immune system. It's also high in fiber vitamin C, potassium, vitamin A and B6 and research shows that these nutrients, along with other compounds in broccoli, have anti-inflammatory and cancer-preventing properties. Broccoli...Continue reading →

January 08, 2018 Sue Mowrer

Five-Minute Mindfulness Walking – Douglas Baker

“I accept each moment and each step as it is.” We’ve probably all heard how beneficial meditation can be. But if you have a hard time carving out time or if you get too antsy for a sitting meditation, this book offers ideas on another approach. “Mindfulness is a way of being present and focused...Continue reading →

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