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Warm Up To Winter :)

Have you been feeling sluggish, weighed down or maybe even a little grumpy? If so, you are definitely not alone. I've been feeling that way too! During the winter, when the air feels cold and heavy and life seems to move more slowly, it's only natural to feel this way in your body. While we may not be able to control

My Recipe For A Long Life!

Are you ready to ring in another new year? If so, grab your party hat because this weekend you can join millions of people from around the world to celebrate the Chinese New Year and the Year of the Rabbit. The Chinese New Year, also known as the Lunar New Year, is the most important festival in China. This spring festival, which is celebrated for

The Best Year Of Your Life

Are you ready to make this year the best year of your life? I know I am! Traditionally, with each new year, we strive to become what we think will be a better version of ourselves. In doing so, we think about goals, both professional and personal, commitments to relationships, health objectives, travel plans and

The Tradition of “Milk And Cookies”

Like most kids, when I was younger, I thought Christmas was magical. The lights, the decorations, the family celebrations and, of course, the presents. Everything about the holiday felt special to me. Now that I'm older, it's hard not to get nostalgic when I think about those magical moments from my childhood but I have to say, one of my most

Gift Yourself…You Deserve It!

The holiday season may be called the most wonderful time of the year but between buying gifts, hosting parties, attending family gatherings and trying not to break the bank, it might also be the most stressful time of the year. Don't get me wrong....I love the excitement of the holidays but when I find myself rushing around from one

Looking For A Dessert That Won’t Weigh You Down? This One is Berryliscious ;)

Thanksgiving is a holiday that is steeped in tradition and while there are so many great things to love about Thanksgiving, everyone knows that dessert is not to be missed. It doesn't matter how much we eat at Thanksgiving dinner, we always seem to make room for dessert. Unfortunately, many of our beloved holiday desserts are loaded with sugar and after indulging in Thanksgiving dinner, that slice of pie can feel like a

Let The Miracle Of Acceptance Find You

In life, it's only natural to want what we have envisioned for ourselves.  For many of us, we simply want to be happy, healthy, successful and loved. While these are all perfectly normal wants and desires, sometimes we can get so wrapped up in what we want that we begin to feel like we have to force things in order

These Halloween Treats Are Almost Too Cute To Eat….Almost :)

Halloween is fast approaching and let's face it, the scariest part of this holiday is not the ghosts and goblins, it's the endless supply of candy. Sometimes I feel like everywhere I look I see huge bowls of candy and honestly, those mini Snickers bars can be pretty tough to resist.  Know what I mean? While this seasonal holiday may be famous for candy corn, caramel apples

I’m Adding This To My Wellness Routine :)

As the seasons shift so should your wellness routine.  Now that we have started to transition into the fall and winter season, have you been thinking about making some adjustments to your wellness routine? Honestly, I feel like I'm always making adjustments to my wellness routine, especially this time of year. As I prepare myself for the winter season, strengthening my immune

Have You Tried Cassava Flour?

It's been almost 20 years now since I began following a gluten-free diet and let me tell you, it was a HUGE lifestyle change for me. At the time, I was involved in competitive cycling so naturally I was eating a ton of carbs.  Bread, pasta, pizza, muffins....you name it, I was eating it.  I thought all those carbs were fueling my body