Spices

Monday July 13, 2020

Spices are essential for every kitchen and cook.   We can’t live without them.   For example, salt is essential for our survival.  It’s found in every cell of our body.    It has been valued throughout history, used as monetary stability in ancient days.  It’s the most widely used seasoning.  Adding this one simple ingredients transforms food […]

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The Carbohydrate Fix

Tuesday April 21, 2020

In our last discussion we talked about the crazy need we have for carbohydrate consumption during seasons of stress.   It’s our bodies natural response to the sympathetic function we are living in.   The amount of energy needed to support the heightened alertness results in a greater need for calories.   The quick fix for calorie intake […]

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Energy Bites

Friday April 10, 2020

A simple, delicious and nutritious snack your kids can make. 2 cups quick oats 2 cups shredded coconut, unsweetened 1 1/2 cups peanut butter (or nut butter of your choice) 1/2 cup honey 1/2 cup sunflower seeds 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/2 teaspoon salt Directions: In a large mixing bowl, […]

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I just want to EAT!

Saturday March 28, 2020

Let’s be honest…being home has its blessings, but it offers unlimited access to the kitchen.   During this time of dramatic changes, uncertainty and elevated stress, our subconscious mind is looking for ways to have control.   Combine the desire for control with unlimited access to the kitchen and the result is the intense urge to EAT!   […]

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5 Simple Steps to Boost Immunity

Tuesday March 24, 2020

Everyday we are inundated with germs. Today is no different than yesterday or last month or last year. You can help to boost your immune system today and every day through these 5 simple steps: 1) Use food as medicine.The image shares the foods that help support your immune system. Work to incorporate at least […]

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Thursday January 9, 2020

ReFresh is 6-session WHOLE person wellness program focused on YOU. We’ll look at food and lifestyle factors such as stress perception, behavioral change, and the importance of eating for wellness. What we won’t be solely focusing on? Weight. Because you are more than a number on a scale. Instead, we’ll be focusing on YOU and […]

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Transformation. Vision. Belief.

Wednesday January 8, 2020

Guest post from Melanie of Red Bridge Wellness, LLC and Flourish Community It’s January AND it’s 2020.  A new decade. A new year. And a new season to dream, vision, and plan for what’s to come.  I’ve never been a big believer in resolutions. I’d seen way too many people, including me, abandon them after […]

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The Crux of Cooking

Wednesday November 27, 2019

During these cold winter months there are few dishes more satisfying than a hot bowl of soup to warm us from the inside out.   Most soups begin with a broth or stock base, a humble base of meat and bones, carrots, celery, parsley and lots of time.  Upon hours of simmering what you have is […]

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A place to belong

Tuesday October 29, 2019

As a mom, you have a lot on your plate. You struggle–maybe daily–to feel adequate, equipped, and confident that you are doing this awesome job well (you are). Because you’re human, a huge component of your day revolves around food–or food prep. You (& the family!) need to eat in order to survive. Convenience is […]

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Flourish

Friday October 25, 2019

verb – grow or develop in a healthy or vigorous way, especially as the result of a particularly favorable environment. This is what I aspire after. A woman growing, developing, as a result of the environment I live in, the people I am around, the choices that I make and the people that I impact. […]

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