Why Healthy Fats Are So Important In Your Diet

I am a big believer in a diet that is supported by healthy fats.  I know that our bodies do so much better when we fuel from fat instead of processed sugar which is found in many of the breads and snacks here in the US. Our bodies simply do not...

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The Importance of Clean Protein

I know that there is a daunting amount of information out there about how to eat. There are also lots of diets that advocate a one size fits all approach to eating and eliminate entire food groups. That’s not what I am about. I am bringing you some simple nutrition...

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Intentions vs. Resolutions

Let’s talk about New Year resolutions. I’m sure many of you have these clattering around in your head right about now. There are things you want to change about your life in the coming year and of course, the most popular one is dieting for weight loss. I need to...

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Gatherings and Hospitality

There are very few things that feed my heart and soul in the way the hosting a gathering in my home does. It is an aspect of who I am and it is even part of my self-care. While it is true there are lots of things I like to...

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Holiday Gift Guide

I love Christmas and I also love practical gifts.  I love everything about daily living that most of my gift suggestions will center around what we need to sustain a healthy and happy life. I love to give and receive things that I will use day to day for years...

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All about Herbs: Red Clover

Herbs and herbal remedies are fascinating to me. When I studied for my Master of Herbology, I was struck with the abundance of remedies that can be found in the natural world. I’ve always been into herbs but in recent years I’ve gained even more knowledge and it’s been wonderful...

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Friday Favorites: Gratitude

This Friday Favorites post is going to be a little different than the last ones that I have done. I want to take a moment to express my gratitude because at this time of year we can easily forget that life is not all about us. As I am sitting...

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A Personal Note on Stress

Stress! How come we can’t always recognize it? I am resurfacing after 2 months of an incredibly busy schedule. At first, during this time, I felt good and excited about all that was going on in my life: my business, my family, my marriage, my daughter’s wedding…. all were doing...

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Top 10 Nutrient Dense Baking Ingredients

I want to begin this short article with a disclaimer…there are just some recipes where white flour and white sugar should not be replaced…why? Because just the memories alone from a good Martha Stewart sugar cookie is nourishing…right??? Some of my old recipes from childhood will always remain the same...

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