Tis the season for apples!

If I had to pick one season, I would have to say that Fall is definitely my favorite time of year.  The smell of the cool, crisp air, the sight of the leaves changing color, the warmth of my favorite sweater and, last but certainly not least, the taste of the harvest produce making its way to the farmers market.

Bounce your way to better immunity!

Your immune system is an amazing mechanism designed to protect you from viruses, bacteria and toxins.  So it goes without saying (but I'll say it anyway), in order to maintain optimal health, you must have a strong immune system. We know that healthy lifestyle choices like eating lots of fruits and vegetables, reducing stress, exercising and getting good

This stopped me in my tracks!

There is something so magical about being out in nature and this past weekend was no exception.  As I headed out on an early morning bike ride last Sunday, I spotted this herd of elk and it literally stopped me in my tracks! Watching these beautiful animals quietly graze in this field of grass was like a morning

And on the seventh day SHE RESTED!

Everybody needs to rest.  It is absolutely essential for a healthy, balanced life.  Yet, when you ask people if they would intentionally set aside time to rest, most will tell you they are just too darn busy.  While that may be true, if you could, would you take the time to rest? In today's world, there is an underlying

I’m getting creative!!

Or perhaps I should say, I'm "trying" to get creative!  At least that was my intention when I signed up for a 6 week online creative writing class. ;) Going into this class I knew that creative writing was different from the writing that I have been doing.  What I didn't know was that I would be surrounded by

These make me so happy!

I LOVE summer squash.  Without a doubt, they have become one of my favorite veggies and the fact that right now the farmers market is overflowing with every shape, size and color.....well, that just makes me happy! So what's so great about summer squash, you ask?  In a word, EVERYTHING!  Not only are they a low calorie, nutrient

Laughter truly is THE best medicine!

Can you recall the last time you had a really, REALLY good laugh?  I'm talking about the kind of laugh where you are laughing so hard that you have to hold your belly cause it hurts or better yet, tears start to run down your face.  Has it been a while?  It's been a while for me too! In

Time to celebrate the avocado!

Last Friday was National Avocado Day so I thought it was only fitting that I dedicate this newsletter to one of my favorite foods, the avocado.  And if you think you know everything there is to know about avocados, think again.  I'm pretty sure I've uncovered a few facts that may surprise you.  One of

This completely stopped my monkey mind!

When it comes to meditation,  I think I'm what you would call a "wanna be" meditator......I really, really wanna be a good meditator but the truth is I have this crazy monkey mind AND it's hard for me to sit still.  Not exactly a winning combination when it comes to meditation.  :( Although I have tried different things to

A few of my favorite things :)

Grocery stores are my happy place!!  Believe me, I know that probably sounds a little "cray cray" but I love to wander the aisles looking at different products and finding new things to try.  What can I just makes me happy! Recently I've stumbled on a few great finds that quickly became my favorites so I thought it was high time