HOW to MAKE THIS NEW YEAR BETTER THAN YOUR LAST!

Did you make resolutions last year?  Did you keep them?  If not, what kept you from keeping them?  What would you like to improve in in your life? Would you like to be a healthier weight?  Have better sleep?  Less stress? Increased libido?  Better relationships? Make a list of everything you want for yourself.  No dream too big. No desire too ridiculous. Circle what you … Continue reading HOW to MAKE THIS NEW YEAR BETTER THAN YOUR LAST!

RECIPE: A Different Strawberry and Banana Smoothie

This is NOT your average Strawberry & Banana Smoothie! It’s like an ideal lover: Thick and Rich. Yet a delectable dessert, Sweet and Creamy. But it’s protein-packed so it won’t leave you unsatisfied as desserts and lovers often do. In a blender combine: 1/2 cup almond milk 1/2 cup water 1/2 cup fresh or frozen organic strawberries 1/4 cup gluten-free oats 1/2 frozen peeled banana (if using … Continue reading RECIPE: A Different Strawberry and Banana Smoothie

RECIPE: Beet and Celery Salad

If you’d asked me to make a meal of beet salad 3 years ago, I would’ve told you to …. you guessed it: “Beat it”. Now knowing their health benefits (cellular repair, cancer prevention, nutrient packed) I’m trying to work them in my diet where I can.  I’m still perfecting a beet smoothie recipe, so until I do, this is my go to beet recipe: … Continue reading RECIPE: Beet and Celery Salad

RANT: Study Abroad

Next month I’m headed to Italy for a Wellness Retreat. (By the way, contact me if you are interested in participating in or creating your own Wellness Retreat wellandbalanced@gmail.com) While in college, I spent my junior Fall semester “studying” abroad in Florence, Italy.  “Study Abroad” was really code for excessive travel, red wine appreciation and the ingestion of copious amounts of gelato, olive oil and pasta. … Continue reading RANT: Study Abroad

RANT: How Will This Year be Different?

As we reflect on ’13 and makes plans and promises for ’14 consider what will be different? What are you not  doing that you would like to? How will you be better? What patterns, beliefs and habits will you shift to become the better you? Do you have things about yourself you hope to change (or that loved ones wish you would change)? What keeps … Continue reading RANT: How Will This Year be Different?

RANT: A What-a-tarian?

An email from a Blog Follower: Have you read the book The China Study?  It’s the one my friends cite as the reason they don’t eat anything with a mother, no dairy etc.  The theory is that protein allows cancer cells to grow.  It’s pretty extreme to me, but now alas I think about it when I eat yogurt.  Any opinions from you? My response: … Continue reading RANT: A What-a-tarian?

RULE: Learn to Like Foods You Don’t Like

I get it. You don’t like brussels sprouts, farro seems foreign, and why would anyone order seaweed salad? To my astonishment, there are tons of foods I am now LOVING that I wouldn’t have even tried on a ‘triple-dog-dare’ a few years ago.  That’s because a few years ago I thought I knew what I liked and didn’t like. Don’t we all have periods in … Continue reading RULE: Learn to Like Foods You Don’t Like