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The Resilience, Joy and Power Mindset

Imagine your future. Are you happy? Healthy? Are you doing work you enjoy? Do you ooze resilience? Do you have great relationships? Do you know yourself? Love yourself?  That’s the future we all want. That’s the future we all head for. But how do we get there? How do...

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Healthy Chocolate Almond Butter Fudge

This chocolate almond butter fudge recipe was inspired by Chocolate Covered Katie clean eating almond butter fudge.  My friend had pinned it, and I offered to make it for a gathering we had.  I got to say it quite delicious, but it also got melty really quickly once...

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The 2 Daily Journals You Should Be Keeping

Truth, I’ve never considered myself much of a writer. It doesn’t come naturally to me, and takes a bit more time and effort than I’d like. Proper grammar and technique, forget about that. So anytime the suggestion of journaling has come up I’ve kind of balked at the...

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How We’re All Really Jedi In-Training

With the new Star Wars movie out, I like many, decided it was a great idea to re-watch the original trilogy.  While I’ve seen the trilogy many times in the past, it had been quite a few years since I re-watched them. I was prepared for an entertaining time, knowing...

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16 Things For The Health Nerds Soul

  Looking for the perfect gift this Holiday Season.  Know a health nerd, or are you a health nerd too? Own any of these titles? Organic, holistic, granola, hippy (gasp), earth mama, civilized caveman, yogi, bio-hacker, gluten-free. Insert roll of eyes by so many of my...

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Caught In An Endless Loop of Self-Improvement?

  My mom is always saying to me "maybe you should just give it a rest for awhile, and stop worrying so much, stop trying so hard, and everything will fall into place."  She's referring to everything I'm trying on my journey to heal my arthritis, because the truth is a...

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The Everyday Green Smoothie Recipe

A delicious smoothie is my favorite way to start the day.  At a wonderful reader’s’ request I wanted to share with you my favorite smoothie that is my go to smoothie.  I make it generally 3 to 4 times a week.  Sometimes with modification if I’m on a stricter...

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Sun Safety Tips – How To Be Safe In the Sun

“According to a June 2014 article featured in The Independent (UK), a major study conducted by researchers at the Karolinska Institute in Sweden found that women who avoid sunbathing during the summer are twice as likely to die as those who sunbathe every day. The...

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The Ultimate DIY & Natural Deodorant Guide

So you’ve heard why you shouldn’t be using traditional antiperspirants/deodorants and you’ve made the switch. Awesomesauce! It was a good move. Most traditional store bought deodorants contain a lot of chemicals (aluminum, phthalates, propylene glycol aka antifreeze,...

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