Easing the transition to an extraordinary life

Care: You know you are supposed to take care of yourself, and yet sometimes it gets hard to remember all of the things you are supposed to be doing, or maybe it’s all new to you and you need a little help. This section will give you a leg up on exercise, what to eat, why certain things are good for you (see “HOT TIPS”) and how to get started on the path to wellness. It can be overwhelming, and sometimes it takes awhile to get used to, so keep checking back here for some guidance and helpful information.

HOT TIP: Down Dog to Lower Risk

   Down Dog! Get your yoga going, people!       HOT TIP:  Did you know that according to PLOS Medicine, women who participated in two hours per week of stretching (like downward dog) and resistance training lowered their risk of diabetes by 40%? This is attributed to the boost of insulin control and decreased body View Post >

Best Black Bean Dip

If you need a healthy appetizer for your next gathering, try this hot potato. Inspired by a dip I had in a restaurant in my homeland of Texas, we figured out our own version. Black beans are so darn good for you, and absolutely everything in this dip is healthy. Serve warm or cold with View Post >

Benefits of Acupuncture

  If you have ever been wary of trying acupuncture, let me tell you about my own experience. For most of my adult life, I have used acupuncture to resolve a variety of issues, from the effects of chemo to bad moods to allergies to muscle problems.   Most recently, I caught a virus and View Post >

4 of the Best Exercises You Can Do

If you’re not an athlete or serious exerciser — and want to work out for your health or to fit in your clothes better — the gym scene can be intimidating. Just having to walk by treadmills, stationary bikes, and weight machines can be enough to make you head straight back home to the couch. View Post >

HOT TIP: Drink with the Fish

File this under Who Knew? Go Fish?   HOT TIP: If you drink tea or coffee when you eat fish, you decrease the body’s ability to absorb mercury and toxins from the seafood by 50%. Say what? Yep, I’ll have an iced tea with that, thanks.   Check out our recipe for that delicious dish View Post >

8 Reasons to Try Meditation

A very simple daily exercise can change your perspective and possibly your health. Find out why you should consider meditation. Meditation is simply directed concentration, and involves learning to focus your awareness and direct it onto an object: your breath, a phrase or word repeated silently, a memorized inspirational passage or an image in the View Post >

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