Monthly Archives: February 2016

Renew in 24 Hours

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Imagine this

  • You have better sleep
  • Your skin is glowing
  • You are waking up without bags under your eyes
  • You are feeling less bloated
  • You are walking through the day feeling lighter with every step
  • You are eating foods that maybe once called inflammation or some kind of allergic reaction
  • You’re looking forward to the next day
  • You’re laughing more with your friends
  • You’re dreaming bigger
  • You’re carving out time within your day that is just for you

Renew in 24 Hours

DAY 1
Breakfast
Superfood & Sassy Smoothie (Serves 1)
¾ cup unsweetened coconut milk, hemp milk, or rice
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½ cup frozen mixed berries
½ avocado
1 teaspoon ground flax seeds
1 teaspoon ground chia seeds
1 handful of fresh spinach
Snack
~ 10 walnuts and 1 green apple
Lunch
Orange Arugula Salad (Serves 2)
1 cup arugula
2 cups spinach
2 oranges, peeled and sliced
½ cup cherry tomatoes, sliced in half
2 tablespoons pine nuts
1 avocado, diced
1-2 tablespoons tahini or olive oil
Place the arugula and spinach in a large bowl. Top
with cherry tomatoes,
oranges, avocado, and pine nuts. Toss with tahini
or olive oil.
Snack
½ cup berries of choice
Dinner
Veggie Bowl Serves 1 (double the recipe for 2 people)
½ cup quinoa or brown rice
1 cup water
1 cup broccoli, coarsely chopped
1 cup cauliflower, coarsely chopped
1 cup carrots, peeled, diced, and coarsely chopped
1 cup spinach, coarsely chopped
1 red pepper, coarsely chopped
¼ cup fresh parsley, finely chopped
¼ cup sunflower seeds
¼ cup pumpkin seeds
juice of ½ a lemon
sea salt and cayenne pepper, to taste
drizzle of olive oil or flax oil
2 tablespoons turmeric or curry (optional)
Instructions:
  1. Rinse quinoa thoroughly and place in pot with water and turmeric or curry
  2. powder, if using.
  3. Bring to a boil, lower heat, and simmer for 15-20 minutes.
  4. Remove from heat, and allow to sit for 5 minutes. Stir with a fork.
  5. Steam broccoli, carrots, and cauliflower for 6 minutes.
  6. Chop spinach, parsley, and red pepper.
  7. In a large mixing bowl, toss together quinoa, steamed vegetables, spinach, red pepper, and parsley.
  8. Add the raw seeds and drizzle with lemon juice, sea salt, cayenne pepper, and oil.
Serve cold or warm.
Before Bed
Drink chamomile tea with lemon and raw honey

It’s never just about the food on our plate. Helpful Tips for Self-Care:

  1. Cuddle up with your favorite blanket, and put a heating pad on your tummy to improve digestion.
  2. Brew a cup of tea and add your favorite local honey
  3. Do self-massage each night with coconut oil and your favorite essential oil on your feet and hands.
  4. Look in the mirror each day and tell yourself, “I love you”
These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
What are some other ways you like to Renew Yourself?
Naturally,
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10 Tactics For A Less-Stress Lifestyle + Free Event

I would like to share with you 10 Tactics For A Less-stress Lifestyle plus don’t forget to RSVP for the Free Event at the end of this email.

Think about which ones you are going to incorporate, so you can start experiencing less stress in your everyday life.

1.  Develop a realistic, positive attitude.  Learn to accept the things you can’t change.

2.  Simplify your schedule to allow more time for daily commitments and tasks.  Avoid trying to do too much.

3.  Clean up clutter.  Then get into the habit of putting things away or ridding of them promptly.

4.  Exercise regularly.  Aim for 30 minutes a day, five days a week.  Turn up your radio and start dancing!

5.  Eat right.  Foods high in protein, vitamin C, B vitamins, and vitamin A protect us from the effects of stress.

6.  Get seven to nine hours of sleep each night.  That’s what experts recommend for adults to be at their best both physically and mentally.

7.  Make time for yourself each day.  Read, listen to music, doing a craft project, pursue a hobby – whatever you find fun and relaxing.

8.  Develop a support network of people you can count on for help.

9.  Talk things out.  Don’t hold in feelings of anger, joy, hurt, sadness, and excitement.  If necessary, seek help from a counselor or therapist.

10.  Meditate 10 minutes before you start your day to get in a relaxed state of mind.  Also, in the evening is a good time to calm down your mind before you turn in for the night.

Place these oils in a diffuser OR mix with fractionated coconut oil in a roller bottle.

I hope these tactics will create more balance and leading a happy, healthy, productive life.

Naturally,

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8 Ways to Fit in Fitness

Each time you move you burn calories, and by the end of the day, these add up.  Here are easy ways to “fit in” extra movement at home.

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  1. Turn cleaning your home into a workout.  Put on music and dance while you vacuum or dust to help you get moving.
  2. Home a lot?  Consider buying a treadmill or stationary bike.  Read or watch TV while you exercise.
  3. Wash your car by hand, rather than take it to a car wash.
  4. During TV commercials, get active.  Dance around, march, or do jumping jacks in place.
  5. Do sit-ups or crunches while watching TV.
  6. Enjoy an after-dinner walk with friends or family.  If the conversation’s good, the time will go by quick.
  7. Sneak in some before-work exercise by getting up half an hour earlier each morning for a jog or walk.
  8. Walk the dog!  You won’t find a happier companion.  No dog?  Perhaps your neighbor will let you walk theirs.

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Stay fit & healthy,

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