Reasons to Visit the Dentist

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In the busy adulthood life, we tend to overlook the small things in our body, and often the mouth, and specifically, your teeth. The teeth are one of the most crucial parts of your body as it chews food to make it much easier to digest inside your body. As incredible as it sounds, adults nowadays don’t seem to care about their dental health, and in this article, we’re going to list several reasons on why you should visit your dentist … [Read more...]

Mental Health Monday: "Unwasted" (a book review)

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I'm having a hard time thinking of topics for Mental Health Monday every week, so I decided to broaden my initial idea of writing things that are directly related to mental health. Since one of my goals for the new year is to read 10+ minutes per day, and reading is good for my mental health (at least I think it is), I figured I'd write reviews of the books that I read. Bonus if the books are related to mental health. Since I'm such a slow … [Read more...]

Peanut Butter vs. Almond Butter–Which Should You Eat? Podcast 62

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Peanut Butter and Almond Butter… which is healthier? And do you have to keep peanut butter and other nut butters in the refrigerator?? Today I’m chatting with Registered Dietician Kath Younger from to compare PB and AB. Which should you be eating? Warm up: I felt like I was getting sick on Friday. Nooooo… so I tried to stop it with all the magic stay healthy tricks I know. I hit up the store for the supplements and have the Sleep … [Read more...]

Simple Ways To Help The People Next Door…And Around The World

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The Self Improvement Blog | Self Esteem | Self Confidence Trying to be a better citizen can be an intimidating and overwhelming idea. Here are some simple, yet effective ways to help people next door and around the world. In recent decades, major advancements in technology have enabled people to be in constant contact with one another, communicating across the globe in seconds. We can watch world news happening in real-time, answer a question … [Read more...]

5 Ways to Stay Happier and More Engaged at Work

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The Self Improvement Blog | Self Esteem | Self Confidence Work life takes up a pretty solid portion of the day for a lot of people. The bulk of each day, week, month, year, and life is spent working. For that reason, it’s important to take happiness at your job seriously. Engagement has a lot to do with happiness and vice versa. In order to stay engaged and feel more connected to your job, you may want to remedy a few problems you have with your … [Read more...]

Events & Gallery

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NOW SHOWING ” SACRED GEOMETRY – LABYRINTHS AND MANDALAS ” by local artists Carlos Smith and Cara Lee Sacred Geometry helps us to navigate our spiritual evolution. Labyrinths and Mandalas are ancient tools and “road maps” for our collective journey towards our potential. This show brings together two fascinating artists with a passion for this journey: CARLOS SMITH is a certified Labyrinth facilitator through … [Read more...]

Stretching… Why Should I?

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This short article looks at some of the tips, tricks and helpful hints you can use to help prevent sports injury. It’s been put together to answer some of the more common questions we get regarding stretching and sports injury, and details a number of useful sports injury prevention techniques. I hope it proves useful to you. Overcoming & Preventing Sports Injury If you’re involved in the health & fitness industry, whether it … [Read more...]

How Being An Empath Is Connected To Spiritually Awakening

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I’m going to say something crazy. I think we’re all empaths. I believe that being an empath is actually our natural state of being. Far from being an exclusive label or special group of people, I believe empaths are rife among us. I believe men are empaths, women are empaths, children are empaths, the elderly are empaths, straight people are empaths, gay people are empaths, intergenders are empaths, and throughout the entire world, I believe that … [Read more...]

3 Critical Life Lessons from a Dead Man

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One early December morning, it was apparent my death was imminent. I would soon be buried under flaming piles of timbers. My only reasonable hope (had one existed) would’ve been a quick death from the impact of the fall or a merciful crushing by the incoming debris – either would beat being burned alive. Have you heard stories about time slowing down for people who undergo a near-death experience? I can’t explain the physics behind why that is, … [Read more...]

Golden Turmeric Tahini Dressing

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A super simple recipe for an anti-inflammatory turmeric tahini dressing that’s the perfect topping for your favorite salad, but also lovely as a sauce or dip! My favorite homemade dressing of all time is my zesty tahini dressing, but this turmeric tahini dressing is slowly creeping up as a close second. It all started when Cava released their 2018 winter menu with a spicy turmeric tahini dressing. It wasn’t long after that I found a packaged … [Read more...]

Super Slaw – Winter Coleslaw with Apples and Dried Superfruits

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Coleslaw is one of our favorite salads to enjoy. It’s not just for summertime, picnics and the beach. Winter slaws include apples, or can also use citrus. This time we enjoyed the slaw with apples and many dried berries. Ingredients: for the salad: 4 cups green cabbage, finely shredded 2 carrots, peeled and grated 2 organic apples, cored and chopped into bite sized pieces 6 ounces dried super fruits (blueberries, aronia berries, cranberries, … [Read more...]

Cornmeal vs. polenta vs. grits – What’s the difference?

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In honor of this week’s Parisan Polenta: I’m getting to the bottom of this crazy cornmeal/polenta/grits confusion. In this post you’ll learn the difference between: Cornmeal Polenta Grits Polenta Grits Coarse Cornmeal Corn Flour Masa Harina It’s a hot damn mess in the corn-product aisle of the grocery store thanks to the fact there are no regulations or rules around the name of corn-based products in the U.S. Aaand if … [Read more...]

Celebrate Chocolate Mint Recipes & Giveaway

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This post is sponsored by Celebrate Vitamins. I am excited to share with you one of my favorite products their Chocolate Mint Protein 20 Protein Powder and a heads up for an opportunity to win some!One of my favorite protein powders is Celebrate Vitamins Chocolate Mint Protein 20. If you love Andes mint chocolates or Thin Mint Girl Scout cookies you'll have to give it a try. It's great mixed with water, milk, used in a variety of recipes but my … [Read more...]

Man Hands: A Gripping (Groping?) Romance.

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Reader/Eater I know, I’ve been reviewing some pretty hard to read stuff, lately. Almost no romance. Honestly, I just couldn’t get into it. Unless a friend wrote it, I mostly ignored it in favor of books on social justice, books on repairing the country, hopeful books, and organizing/planning/action tomes. Today, I’m reviewing Man Hands by Sarina Bowen and Tanya Eby and making BANG! BANG! Tofu because I’m tired. I’m … [Read more...]

A Monday Weigh In

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I cannot believe it’s been THREE weeks since I got myself back on track, and frankly since 2018 kicked off. So, I’m a little excited to share with you how things are going.  So far, I’ve lost -5.3 lbs.  I’m super psyched about that.  There’s NOTHING better than putting a plan in place and having it work.  In reality, we all know it’s when you follow the plan that it works well.  When you cut corners, make … [Read more...]