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Have Yourself A Good Cry Today

4 by / on January 22, 2009, 8:13 am

My 96 year old grandmother just passed away.  It’s very interesting to watch how we all want to avoid the “break-down” and prove to ourselves that we can get through an emotional time without the tears.  Or it could just not be the right time to cry.  Even at 96, her death was unexpected, so most of us were just trying to get through the service and everything that had to be done.  Once the adrenaline rush had dissipated, and we returned home, my daughter and I suffered through a 24 hour stomach bug.  That’s when the tears came and [...]

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Every Day Is A New Day

0 by / on January 12, 2009, 4:45 pm

It’s that time of year again when everyone talks about resolutions.  I was never a believer in these.  Every night I make a resolution for the next day.  Every morning I reaffirm that intention.  The power of intention.  If you think it, if you believe it….it will become reality. Here are some ideas for you this morning(or afternoon or evening), it’s never too late to set an intention.  Before you start your exercise routine for the day, whether you take the stairs instead of the elevator or you work out at a gym, set an intention.  What do you want to get [...]

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Just Because It’s Easy…Doesn’t Mean It’s Better

0 by / on January 2, 2009, 5:12 pm

It’s certainly easier to go for fast food, already cut up, already washed items while you’re grocery shopping or looking for that quick lunch idea……BUT…. is that really the healthier choice? Let’s start with baby carrots.  In whole carrots, most of the nutrition is contained in or just below the skin.  In order to make baby carrots, this healthy portion is removed.   Then the carrots are washed in chlorinated water and some are even dipped in a stronger chlorine solution to keep their looks once in your local store.  If you believe labels,  “baby carrots” are carrots harvested while the vegetables [...]

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This Tastes Just Like Coffee! All about RAW!

This Tastes Just Like Coffee! All about RAW!

0 by / on December 26, 2008, 11:57 am

What happens when you “go raw“?  Below are some great answers to that question.  These come from Karen Knowler, The Raw Food Coach.  I’m sure she wouldn’t mind me sharing.  Because it’s nice to share. 1. You Wake UP! 2. You become more sensitive (things feel much better or worse depending on what they are) 3. You get to hear your own voice more clearly 4. You start to be kinder to yourself and the world around you 5. You start to believe in a more “magical” way of living and being (because you can feel it running through your veins) 6.  You [...]

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Less is More..

0 by / on December 22, 2008, 12:05 pm

The saying “Less is more” means that when something is understated or done in a low-key manner it is much more effective.  Ludwig Mies Van Der Rohe, furniture designer and architect, is often associated with the phrase and a proponent of simplicity and clarity leading to good design.   Let’s first get out of the way when less is definitely NOT more….like love, kindness and gratitude. Seven years ago I was just about half way into a month long yoga teacher training.  Breakfast, lunch and dinner consisted of a wonderful buffet line of healthy food options.  I was practicing yoga about [...]

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What Do You Do To Take Care Of Yourself?

0 by / on December 16, 2008, 5:35 pm

A good question right?  I’m not just talking about excercise or eating right.  I mean pampering yourself.  Gentle yoga, breathing, a great bubble bath, sitting in front of the fire, meditating, singing, dancing. How about we take a moment to just breathe?  Sit upright, plant both your feet on the earth, and place your hands, palms up, on your legs.  Close your eyes.  (C’mon, this will only take a moment…turn your phone off, take a five minute break from your busy life)  Bring your attention to your belly and how the belly rises and falls with each breath.  Relax your jaw, [...]

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Choices about what we eat….

0 by / on December 13, 2008, 9:50 pm

We make many choices in the course of our lives.   When I decided to get pregnant, I made the choice to become a vegetarian.  I thought that was the right choice for my baby.  It turned out to also be the right choice for me.  My daughter was born 18 years ago.  At that time there weren’t a lot of choices or places to turn that supported my beliefs.   I didn’t want to give her dairy and I didn’t want to give her meat.  I’ll never forget at each visit to the pediatrician when the doctor would ask her if she was [...]

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Eating Right – “Have yourself a healthy little Christmas …”

0 by / on December 13, 2008, 8:23 am

Some alternate titles I was working with were, All I want for Christmas is to stay on track, It’s the most fattening time of the year, and Everyone was singing “Here Comes Santa Claus” but it was only me.” Being raised Jewish I’d like to say I never fall into the “throw my healthy-living diet out the window during the holidays” trap but alas, even I tend to indulge a bit this time of year.  So I want the first tip to be; GO EASY ON YOURSELF!  I can’t stress enough that the best gift we can give ourselves over [...]

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Annnnd the Healthy Juicer Winner Is……..

Annnnd the Healthy Juicer Winner Is……..

2 by / on December 12, 2008, 12:54 pm

Well my JuicyFriends – we have a winner!  My moderator/mediator/drawing companion, Jason (our Juicy marketing guy) was there to witness the drawing and help mix up the INCREDIBLE entries that were posted for the Lexen Christmas Giveaway! I have to take a moment to express my gratitude for your entries.  I was honestly expecting the general “yo, enter me!”.  Instead, I got some incredible insight into your lives and why you live the lifestyle you do – or why you want to get into the lifestyle.  I was also impressed with some of the incredible stories and the fact that [...]

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Win a FREE Lexen Healthy Juicer – Santa Came Early…

Win a FREE Lexen Healthy Juicer – Santa Came Early…

53 by / on December 10, 2008, 6:15 pm

Ok my friends…this is a new idea that I brought to one of our Juicy Meetings (ok, we don’t actually call them that…but…it fits the theme, right?).  I think its a pretty good idea myself.  I asked if I could enter, but the Juicy guys up top said no.  Whats up with that?! So, here you have it…the fruits of my labor, so to speak.  The prize of said give-away?  A Lexen Electric Healthy Juicer!  It is worth $149, so a nice little prize if I do say so.  Also – if you are one of those folks who feel [...]

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