Setting a mindset of possibility (video)

Sometimes its a mindset shift that stands between you and meaningful change. In this post I address a little phrase, or a mindset actually, that can be a real barrier to achieving your goals. Do you fall into this trap?  How do you handle it? Let me know what you think in the comments.

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The Power Of the After School Snacks

September is a transition month. Schedules are changing, expectations are changing, even the weather is changing. For many kids, transitions are a mood triggers. More melt downs, more “crazy” behaviour, or perhaps more exhaustion, apathy, and withdrawal. Different kids, different moods. But often similar underlying issues we can try to relieve once we become conscious…

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Eat The Rainbow… here’s how (video)

  Certain families of phytonutrients have been associated with different colors.  When you “eat the rainbow” you ensure you are getting some of every family represented in your diet. If you struggle getting all the colors into yourself or your kids, scroll down to the bottom of this post to learn about the ONLY broad spectrum supplement…

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How to Get off Sugar

Have you ever walked into a room when someone is wearing really strong perfume?  You think you’d like to turn around and flee if it wasn’t  for that very important something or someone you needed to stay in the stink for. Well, what happens over time?  If you haven’t passed out or developed a headache,…

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Maca For Moms: a natural pick-me-up

Feeling sluggish? Instead of reaching for another cup of coffee which will elevate your cortisol levels (your stress hormone), why not turn to maca? Maca is a little-known but highly effective energy booster that provides essential nutrients for physical and mental performance – something your cup of joe won’t do.  You can add it to…

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4 ways to combat stress for busy mamas

You’re under a great deal of stress. Let’s be honest.  Not only did you carry a child (I don’t care how long ago that was, it takes a serious toll on your body and loads of time to recover),  but you have the hardest job on earth. Let’s list some of the physical stress you’re…

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Gluten – is early introduction to gluten a good idea?

Is early introduction to gluten a good idea? The latest government guidelines for feeding babies suggest that introduction to gluten at an early age can reduce the risk of celiac disease. This is based mainly on statistics gathered from 2 studies done in 2000 and 2005.  The studies have lead to guidelines that teach parents that…

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Best Substitutes for Cows Milk

Pasteurized cow’s milk is considered the top allergen and many children’s symptoms improve greatly when it is taken out.  Hyperactivity, impulsivity, aggression, perpetually stuffy nose, exhaustion, headaches, bed wetting, and eczema are  some of the issues I have seen resolve when dairy is removed. Removing dairy can be problematic for some families… perhaps your child…

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Why I adopted the Gluten Free Lifestyle

If you’ve been browsing my work for a while you’ll notice that all my recipes are gluten free.  At least the most recent ones are. Is gluten free the next “thing”?  Is it a passing fad like rainbow loom bracelets or jelly shoes?  Or is there really something to it? I get this question quite…

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Is all food toxic now?

So, just as a follow up to my last blog post about rice cereal….  Consumer Reports just published another report warning about inorganic arsenic in rice. There’s a great little video and summary about it here. In essence, they are warning about over consuming some types of rice because, as it turns out, rice absorbs…

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