Year: 2024

The Mindful Challenge: Take a Brain Break

Take this challenge with me this week. Stop doing everything, nonstop, being the uber-productive whirlwind that you are. Just do this for a period of time this week, let’s say we do it for 30 minutes. Sit, watch the snow, clear your head, and just give it a beat....

Beans and Greens

You know what’s an amazingly healthy food? White beans.  You know what’s another amazingly healthy food? Greens. So add these up and you a turbo booster mega dose of healthiness! Plus, the deliciousness factor here is through the roof … you’re welcome!     You’ll Need 4 large garlic...

The Space Between Stimulus and Response

Love this quote. Oddly enough, it’s also a principle of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, to regain control over your choices. That way, even the annoying stimuli in your life lead to responses that actually benefit you … and you start running your own show, rather than just responding reflexively. “in...

Cajun Red Beans and Rice

When you think about Loooozianna, the mind doesn’t just reflexively think, ”oh yeah, that’s the land of healthy foods.” But one of the classic staples of Cajun cuisine features the highest anti-oxidant foods you can fine – red beans. If you have to take your antioxidant multi-vitamin, you might...

Mission Impossible Asparagus

Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to make this crazy good side dish for you and your family. When you do, you’ll discover how easy it is to throw together.   But then, part two of your stealthy mission will be to do the impossible and...

A Spiced Plum Chutney For Every Every Thing

No, I get it. Plums are amazing, but there are only so many one person can eat! But this recipe for spiced plums will make you weep. You’re going to want this on your savory meats, like pork or lamb, as the “J” to your “PB&”, and on your...

A Very Cozy Coffee

Coffee itself is very healthy for us, but sometimes you just want that cozy made-for-cable-knit-sweater-on-the-couch kinda coffee. There are many kinds of “cozy coffee”, but too often they have artificial ingredients that subtract from the health benefits of the coffee!  So we wanted to provide this cozy coffee recipe...

Ikigai: Finding Your Why, and WHY That’s Important

This principle of mindfulness may be unconventional, I know … but hear me out. And please let me know your own take on this. If you’re in the air at 30,000 feet and there’s “a sudden loss of cabin pressure”, those little breathing cups drop down. You’re instructed to...

Self Care IS Health Care

Always start with you. Take care of yourself so you can take care of others. You are 100% worth it. If there is someone who could really use this Mindful Monday message, pls SHARE....

Stuffed Mushrooms

Need a delicious and easy to prepare appetizer? These stuffed mushrooms are a sure hit! You’ll Need 6 Tablespoons butter 2 pounds medium fresh mushrooms, stems removed (save stems) 1 (8 ounce) package Neufchatel cheese 1 (4 ounce) package goat cheese crumbles 2 Tablespoons finely chopped onion 1/2 cup...

Speak To Each Other Like Carpenters Make Their Cuts

“Measure twice, cut once” is an old carpentry saying, reminding us of the importance of not messing things up by acting before being quite sure of your action. This wisdom also applies to mental well-being. Just like a craftsman takes the time needed to avoid screwups, in our daily...