Category Archives: Health & Wellness

My morning cup of… Kale

kaleKale is one of those veggies that is rich, rich, rich in vitamins A, K and C and other antioxidants and has proved to have anti-cancer and anti-inflammatory benefits. So I thought I’d share my morning staple with you. I am not a die-hard juicer, but am completely convinced of the many reasons to do it, so when I stumbled upon this recipe and began to make it every morning, I’d have to say I was pleasantly surprised at how fantastic it helped me feel. Needless to say, I am always disappointed if I forget to restock one of the ingredients or don’t make enough time to juice before my day begins. I love it!

Thank you to The Holy Kale for providing me with this super recipe. Lauren even goes on to explain the benefits of each of the ingredients, which I find very helpful. Here it is:

Kale Cleanse Juice

I meyer lemon

1/2 cup chopped pineapple

1 bunch kale

1 bunch continental parsley

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Failing to achieve my goals- and how I fixed it!

frustratedSo, its February. How’s the New Year’s eve resolutions panning out? If you’re anything like the rest of the population, maybe the fire within has dimmed a wee bit now that we’re a month in to 2013.

I got an article in my inbox this morning that spoke right to this resolution-sapping phenomenon, and I’d like to share it with you. Dr. Mark Hyman addresses something that often escapes our radar because we are so downright determined to accomplish what it is we think we have set out to do, and often trip ourselves up in the process. It took me a long time to finally realize this about myself, and so maybe this can help you to fast-forward a bit and skip the tedious wandering I was trapped in for too long.

Dr. HymanI like Dr. Hyman’s approach to living because he focuses on what’s important, what is needed, and not just how to cover up or shmooze over an issue. Here’s the article:

Eat better, sleep more, exercise more, learn more, love more, love better, be a better son, father, friend, be a better doctor, reach more people, heal the planet, end obesity, starvation, and global warming – ARRRRRGGHHHHHHH!!

It’s enough to make me want to stay in bed and watch movies on iTunes.

How can I do all of this? How can I wake up and figure out what do to first, second, or third? How can I achieve even one of these things? I actually fail all the time. There is absolutely no way I can achieve my goals.

Our culture is awash with endless pressure to do more, do better, be skinnier, be richer, be happier, be fitter, and be healthier. We are offered endless lists of what do to, how to achieve more, reach our dreams, lose weight, attain the five steps toimmortality, find the seven ways to stop wrinkles, or how to lose 100 pounds in ten daysget the story