Healthy Lifestyle

Looking for Simple Ways to Eat Healthier in 2016?

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  • Looking for simple ways to eat healthier in 2016?
  • Wishing for a more mindful approach to your cooking and eating?
  • Need tips and tools for making choices that create lasting changes in your life?
I’ll be teaching a class titled NEW YEAR, NEW INGREDIENTS, at the fabulous Midway Community Kitchen in Carrboro on January 20, 6-8 pm.
Come laugh, learn, taste, and be ready for an honest and open discussion on how to truly make 2016 your best year yet.

 

 

Holidaze Got You Crazed?

HOLIDAZE GOT YOU CRAZED?
PLEASE DO THIS NOW! NOT LATER, NOW!

4-7-8 Breathing Technique to Quell Anxiety:

  • Find a place where you can sit up straight in a comfortable position.
  • Gently place the tip of your tongue on the ridge of your gums, just under your front teeth.
  • Expand your diaphragm and slowly inhale through your nose for a count of 4.
  • Hold your breath for another count of 7.
  • Open your mouth slightly and exhale for 8 counts, drawing your diaphragm in.
  • Repeat this cycle 4 times in total.

Benefits of slow diaphragmatic breathing:

  • eliminates toxins from your system
  • slows heart rate
  • increases oxygen circulation
  • improves mental clarity

Now go out there and enjoy the holidaze!

7200 Bowls of Goodness

I have estimated that my husband has consumed at least 7200 bowls of granola during the course of our relationship. Make that 7201, he just finished breakfast as I write this.

chococherryGranola-medYears ago when life was simple we made huge batches of granola together that would last a month or so. But these days we mainly resort to the bulk aisle at Whole Foods for his morning mainstay. Every so often I get adventurous and try new and different granola recipes to keep his mornings from getting stale. This recipe is crunchy, sweet, but not too sweet, a surprise in every bite. You’ve got to try it!

RECIPE: CHOCOLATE CHERRY GRANOLA >

Oh, and by the way, I think the 7201 bowls of goodness keep him happy and healthy!