Green Smoothies!!

I saw this V8 Healthy Greens juice the last trip to the store and decided to give it a try. 

I don't usually put processed juice in my smoothies, however when I read on the ingredients it didn't have anything I couldn't pronounce and it says 'nothing artificial add'. 

I've used it every day this week. The recipe I used today was the best so far

In a blender add

1/2- 1 cup of V8 Healthy Greens

1-2 cup of unsweetened original almond milk

1/2 avocado

3 figs

1 Tlb (heaping) collagen

1 scoop vanilla protein power. I used Natures's Basket non-GMO SOY lecithin, Whey Protein Power. Natural Vanilla Flovor from Giant  Eagle. This is something else new I'm trying. 

Let me know your experience with any of these products!! 

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What is Mother Nature Telling You?

I've always been a curious person, I'm someone who loves to learn and will often take the path less traveled to enhance my journey.

I also spend as much time with Mother Nature as I can. Being outside, especially in the woods, or away from man made distractions so I can relax and renew. Taking walks and listen to all of the songs from the birds and insects allows me to know I am part of this grand plan.

But, I don't always know what direction I should move in. This is when being with Mother Nature is the most improtant for me. I know if I stop long enough to watch and listen I'll be guided.

On my recent trip to the North Cascade Mts I came across the buck...nearly every day! He seemed to be as curious about me as I was about him. One day I stopped and we just watched one another, never making a sound, we stood there for a really long time. It was as though we were trying to understand one another. Like he was telling me something... *his picture is attached*

So, in my typical...

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3 Tips for Renewed Energy

As summer winds down and we start into fall it's normal to slow down. It is how our seasons are designed.

Fall is meant to let go of the excess and the things we no longer need. But for many of us we're not quite ready.

In fact we still have so much that we want to accomplish but we are naturally beginning to wind down. 

The good news is you can still find Renewed Energy anytime of the year!!
Here are 3 Tips to Renew Your Energy
1) Open your blinds or turn on your lights if it's dark outside, this changes your brain chemistry to let your body know it's up-time!

2) Stretch! Research from the mayo clinic shows stretching can help improve flexibility, and, consequently, range of motion in your joints. Better flexibility may improve your performance in physical activities or decrease your risk of injuries by helping your joints move through their full range of motion and enabling your muscles to work most effectively.
Being flexible reduces tension which...

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The Five Love Languages

This is one of the most accurate and simple ways I've heard of to improve any relationship!
It's that powerful!!

Give it a try and let me know how your life has changed. 

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#1DDS- "Help Me, Help You!!"


"Help Me, Help You!!"

I would like to customize the information I share with all of you.

To do that I've created a very short survey, it will only take a couple of minutes. 

There is a FREE GIFT at the end of the survey to show my appreciation for the time you've taken. It is a Science Based chart on how to manage and even STOP food cravings. Food Cravings Satisfied, is a quick guide on what you can eat to prevent and/or stop cravings before you reach for something you will regret later!

This science based information has helped millions of people get control of their cravings. My easy to understand chart on Food Cravings Satisfied will give you the healthy options you are looking for when you can't stop that sweet tooth or the hankering for salt!



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Yerba Mate Tea

Did You Know...


has more healthy benefits than Green Tea?

We don't always think about getting our vitamins and minerals in the drinks we choose but you can if you drink a good source of tea!

Yerba Mate Tea is packed with antioxidants, Vitamin A and Leucine (which are good for your skin), Vitamin, B2 C, E, B5, B1 and even Niacin, Iron, Phosphorus, Magnesium, Calcium, Manganese, and Selenium.

It is also has a higher content of caffeine than black tea. One cup in the morning will get you off to a good start!

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Guilt Free Cooked Apples!

Here in Ohio my apple trees are hanging low with fruit and it's time for me to start cooking our bounty. 

Guilt Free Cooked Apples are some we enjoy whenever apples are in season. 

They are such a yummy and easy dessert or as a chutney over pork. Or even as a side dish with grilled chicken. 

Have everything ready and start cooking as you sit down for dinner, they will be done when you are finished with dinner so you can serve a hot dessert. Add a dollop of plain no sugar added yogurt. 

Slice 1 1/2 apple for each person (I like granny smith, or any cooking/baking apple) 

1/8 cup water for every 4 apples

1/8 teaspoon cinnamon for every two apples

1 tablespoon local honey for every two apples

Heat water in skillet, core and slice apples add to skillet. Allow them to cook until they are just turning soft. Sprinkle cinnamon, turn off heat and cover with a tight lid. Drizzle with honey just before serving. Boom!! A delicious dessert! 

Example: if you are...

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Brain Fog

Did you know your brain needs fat to be healthy? 

It's true! the 'right' kind of fats are needed for your brain to have optimal function. This all begins in utero but it doesn't stop there. You need to continually feed your brain, and other parts of your body, with good fats to run at an optimal pace. 

If you’re like me you have been confused with all the information about the fats in our foods. Eat this, don’t eat that, too much of this will cause XYZ…it made my head spin. So I decided to learn from the experts, not the marketing experts, or some of the so called medical expert but from physiologists (the people who study how our body’s work) and botanists because the animals we eat eat plants. I wanted to have a better understanding of why we needed fat in our diet and where it should come from.

I knew the ‘low fat’ diets were not the answer to good physical health and wondered if it was good for our emotional health…. because...

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If you have or know someone with an autoimmune disorder than you know how much it can affect your day-to-day life. 

I was diagnosed in the 80’s with FM. At that time little was known about this disease I was offered an antidepressant and a support group.

I was in my late 20’s with a toddler and a new baby, which I was nursing, so taking meds was not something I wanted to do and who had time for a support group!! I did try it once which I came away feeling hopeless.

This began my search overcome my symptoms!

I can tell you with all honesty I live most days pain free!

How?! Through my diet at least this is a big part of it. I do other things to insure I have the energy, desire and ability to keep up with our 2 year old grandson and run two businesses but diet is a mainstay for my wellbeing. Oh and did I mention I have never taken any medication to treat my symptoms? Besides an occasional advil.

I’m releasing a course very soon with many of the things...

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Do you love bacon but hate the clean-up? 

Wouldn't it be easier to cook your eggs while the bacon is cooking and have everything done at the same time?

Here's how you can!!

Preheat your oven to *400

Grab a cookie sheet, tinfoil and your bacon. 

Cut a sheet of foil just bigger than your cookie sheet, fold up the edges of the foil to make a shallow pan and put it on the sheet. Lay the bacon out with each slice touching the other. 

Put it in the preheated oven for 7-10 minutes or just when it's beginning to brown, then flip it over for another 3-5 minutes. *watch it at this cooks really fast

Once it's as crispy as you like it remove it from the oven and allow it to drain on a paper towel lined plate. 

If you like to keep the bacon drippings pour it into your container if not...your missing out or some great flavor...remove the bacon from the paper towel and lay it on the foil to absorb the drippings. 

Close the foil around the towel and let it sit to...

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There is something for everyone on this list of 20 Healthy Snacks

You'll Never Need To Eat Unhealthy Again!