How And Why You Should Be Using Chia Seeds

These ancient seeds are a healing superfood, and they are easy to add into your diet. Read this post to learn all about how and why you should be using chia seeds. Be sure to scroll down for some great recipes…

I’ve been eating chia puddings for years… way before I knew how good chia seeds are for our health. Honestly, I love the taste of this creamy pudding; it’s like dessert for breakfast. I think this love affair stems from the fact that I used to love rice pudding when I was a child but my digestion can’t handle rice or dairy any more. To me, a good-flavored chia pudding is like the rice puddings of my childhood.

And a great benefit for me is that chia seeds keep me full. If I have eggs or a more traditional breakfast in the morning, I am usually hungry in a …

Simple Healthy Thanksgiving Side Dishes

Are you still looking for some simple healthy Thanksgiving side dishes? I’ve got you covered…

There are two types of Thanksgiving cooks. One type plans and plans and plans the menu and relishes in this planning. Then there’s the type who kind of wings it. Which type are you? I’m the planner… but I also end up winging a few recipes at the last minute because I almost always think of something else that will make the meal “just perfect”.

I’ve included recipes here for both types. Pick a few of these recipes that resonate with you. They are all simple and healthy and delicious. They are all crowd pleasers, and they all make for great leftovers.

Here Are The Best Simple Healthy Thanksgiving Side Dishes

Sesame Green Beans

Sesame Green Beans are the perfect side dish. They are easy, can be made in advance, and are great at room …

Can You Give Up What’s Making You Sick?

Can you give up what’s making you sick? Think about it… it’s not so easy.

Are you willing to give up what is making you sick? Hippocrates said that before you heal someone, you should ask them this question. Hippocrates was a really smart guy… I am going to try asking all of my clients this question because it’s a doozy!

If you ask me this question, I give an emphatic “yes!” and I think most of us act on instinct and answer yes to this.⁠ But I want you to really think about it. What is making you sick and are you willing to give it up? Because it really is about will. As the saying goes, where there’s a will there’s a way…

⁠When I knew that dairy was making me sick, I gave it up without question. Cold turkey: no cheese, no ice cream, no milk. Done. …

Yes, You Do Need To Practice Self Care

Yes, you do need to practice self care! You deserve it!

Self care is a catch-phrase nowadays. And, with good reason. It’s really true what they say: you can’t fill anything with an empty bucket and you can’t pour from an empty cup (and a ton of other cliches like this one).

But what really counts as self care? The simple answer is that anything that makes you feel good about you is self care. Everyone’s self care rituals are different. What makes you feel good may not give me the good feels and visa versa.

I have friends who go for a long run as a form of self care. Me? Not so much… I’m more of a pilates or yoga person and a long run would make me feel miserable. So, rule number one is this: You do YOU… don’t copy anyone else. We are all wonderfully, beautifully …

Watermelon Can Keep You Hydrated

Staying hydrated is so important. You can ditch the commercial sports drinks because watermelon can keep you hydrated!…

Tea Drinkers Have Less Stress

If you are a tea drinker, you already know how wonderful a hot cuppa can make you feel. But, did you know that research has shown that tea drinkers have less stress?

It seems as if everyone is looking for ways to reduce stress. Whenever I hear of a new way to reduce stress, I’m all over it. I test it out, I get my family and friends to jump on board and we delve into the newest stress-reducing suggestions. Haha, as I’m writing this I’m realizing that the whole testing and jumping description really seems counterintuitive to reducing stress…

After the testing, and the talking, and the altering of these stress busting maneuvers, I figure out what’s best and I keep it in my life. Then, I tell you about it, and you decide whether it fits with your lifestyle and needs.

Drinking tea is something that pretty much …

10 Things Making Me Smile This Week

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Thanks for joining me for another edition of 10 Things Making Me Smile This Week.  Each week I find so many things that make me excited, and I just want to share them with everyone, but then ultimately, I only share them with a few friends and family. Well, welcome to my friends and family. My goal is to share this stuff with you every Monday…

I’ve been taking it easy this week while I’m healing from my knee surgery. The hardest part is making sure I don’t do too much. It’s so easy to do too much when the weather starts to get so nice outside. Here in Manhattan, all of the tree beds are filled with tulip buds about to open and all of the flower shops have buckets and buckets of spring blooms …

10 Things Making Me Smile This Week

Thanks for joining me for this 10 Things Making Me Smile This Week post.

Thanks for joining me for another edition of 10 Things Making Me Smile This Week.  Each week I find so many things that make me excited, and I just want to share them with everyone, but then ultimately, I only share them with a few friends and family. Well, welcome to my friends and family. My goal is to share this stuff with you every Monday…

Well, spring has finally sprung here in New York. One of my favorite things about spring is that the farmers markets get so colorful and all of the awesome vegetables that I love so much start to pile high in the stands and in the wooden crates. Artichokes, asparagus, fresh herbs… it’s like heaven to me.

Last year, I joined a community vegetable food share, and while it was fun …

What Foods Will Help Fight My Allergies?

This time of year, the question on everyone’s lips is: What foods will help fight my allergies? You’re in luck, because in this post I’ve given you a list of foods that will truly help you during allergy season… just keep reading…

Spring makes people happy… unless you suffer from seasonal allergies. If your allergies keep you inside or make you uncomfortable when you are outside, then chances are you need to adjust your diet.

Yes, food is medicine. But did you know that food can be great allergy medicine? Here’s my challenge for you. Read the list below. Pick out as many of the foods as you feel comfortable with, and add them into your diet. Immediately. Like right now. These foods will all help you, but you will get the maximum benefit by getting them into your system as soon as possible. So, even if allergy season doesn’t …

10 Things Making Me Smile This Week

Thanks for joining me for this 10 Things Making Me Smile This Week post.

Thanks for joining me for another edition of 10 Things Making Me Smile This Week.  Each week I find so many things that make me excited, and I just want to share them with everyone, but then ultimately, I only share them with a few friends and family. Well, welcome to my friends and family. My goal is to share this stuff with you every Monday…

The weather gave us a tease here in New York this week — it was so nice out and even the crocus buds were poking through the ground in the tree beds along the city streets. But here it is winter again… brrrrrrr…. it’s windy and it’s cold out! Even though I am not a huge fan of the cold, I do love the whole blanky-on-the-couch-with-a-hot-cuppa-something. So, life is good. …