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February Favorites

Salmon with Spinach and Goat Cheese

This nutritious, heart-healthy recipe is easy and quick to pull together. Enjoy a restaurant-quality meal in the comfort of your home!

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5 Easy Ways to Practice Self-Care During the Month of Love

“Self-care doesn’t have to be big life-changing things that require a lot of time, effort or money. Instead, prioritize simple tasks that help you find inspiration, recharge energy, relieve stress and nurture your mind, body and soul.”

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January Favorites

EASY, HOMEMADE VEGETABLE BROTH RECIPE

Using a blend of fresh, natural ingredients, this delicious, flavorful broth can be enjoyed on its own or used as the foundation for crafting soups, stews, and recipes that call for broth.

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SELF CARE: 7 Tiny Ways to Take Care of Yourself in 2024

This informative YouTube video by Ashlynne Eaton talks about 7 things you can do to better take care of yourself in 2024 to live a more intentional life.

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December Favorites

GARLIC-INFUSED OIL-FREE GREEN BEAN ALMONDINE RECIPE

These garlicky green beans harmonize perfectly with the nutty crunch of toasted almonds. A classic favorite reinvented, this simple side dish provides a balance of flavors and textures that will elevate any meal.

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14 DIY Holiday DECOR CRAFTS

Engaging in do-it-yourself (DIY) crafts can be a wonderful avenue for practicing mindfulness. The process of creating something with your own hands encourages a focused and present state of mind so you can focus on the task at hand.

This video compiles 14 crafts you can do to create your own holiday décor. Watch them all, or forward to the one(s) that intrigue you!

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October/November Favorites

FIVE HEALTHY SCIENCE-Y REASONS TO GO APPLE PICKING

In this article, learn five reasons why apple picking is not only fun for the entire family, but promotes general wellness and supports mood and brain health!

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In this video, learn how to pick apples the right way.

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GLUTEN-FREE SEASONAL PUMPKIN HUMMUS

This twist on a classic hummus recipe marries pumpkin with chickpeas and delicious Mediterranean flavors. The best part? It’s vegan, gluten-free, oil-free, dairy-free, soy-free, and nutritious.

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August Favorites

Bite-Sized Mindfulness: An Easy Way for Kids to be Happy and Healthy

In this video, Kira Willey demonstrates simple mindfulness techniques for children that alleviate stress, enhance school performance, and assist in managing behavior and emotions. These fast, child-friendly exercises are versatile and suitable for anyone, making them an excellent introduction to mindfulness for kids.

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Fruit-filled, dairy free frozen bark

Stay cool this summer with an easy and nutritious snack that’s perfect for kids and incredibly easy to make. Combine dairy-free yogurt with strawberries, blueberries, almonds, and sunflower seeds for a refreshing treat that’s bursting with flavor and crunch.

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July Favorites

6 Steps to make meal planning easy

In this video, Meghan Livingstone gives her top tips for meal planning and how to get started as a beginner. 

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Gluten-free, sugar-free kimchi

This modification of a kimchi recipe from Megan at Allergy-Free Alaska is a perfect blend of flavors and provides a sugar-free version of kimchi where you won’t miss the sugar at all. Ingredients can be found online or at your local Asian market.

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June Favorites

10-Minute Guided Meditation: Self-Love

Join Manoj Dias, meditation teacher, for a 10-minute guided meditation prioritizing self-love. Perfect for Men’s Health Month, this guided meditation can help to nurture men’s mental health and cultivate a profound sense of inner peace.

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Men's Vitality Salmon Bowl

This delicious gluten-free salmon bowl is packed with healthy nutrients including, omega-3 fatty acids, vitamins, minerals, fiber, and protein that provide antioxidants and promote wellness and overall vitality.

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May Favorites

HELPFUL HACKS FOR SPRING CLEANING

Springtime is here, and with it comes the perfect opportunity to refresh and declutter your living space. Spring cleaning allows you to physically and mentally let go of the old and make room for the new. Follow these simple tips to kickstart your spring cleaning process and enjoy your newly refreshed space!

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ROASTED GARLIC RECIPE

Did you know that garlic has 50% more calcium than milk? Garlic has been known to improve bone health in postmenopausal women with osteoporosis. Try this delicious roasted garlic recipe.

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April Favorites

NATURAL DYES FOR COLORING EGGS

This fun video from HGTV tests a variety of natural food products to see whether they can color eggs.

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FUN FRUIT FUSIONS Recipe

Check out these fun ingredient combinations to flavor your water!

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March Favorites

Relaxation Response

In this video, Dr. Herbert Benson teaches you the basics of invoking the relaxation response, which is the opposite of the stress response.

He discovered the relaxation response’s power to reduce stress in the 1960s, and shares with you today.

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February Favorites

"Thriving in the 21st Century" audiobook

“Thriving in the 21st Century” is a guide to reconnecting and rediscovering your healing capacities by embracing a nature, nurture and wholeness approach to life.

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1-Mile Heart-Healthy Walk at home

We love this heart-healthy one-mile walk you can do indoors if the weather is not cooperating for a walk outdoors.

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Heart-Healthy Fruit & Nut Clusters Recipe

This sugar-free bark combines antioxidant-rich unsweetened chocolate with a variety of heart-healthy fruits and nuts to create a bittersweet treat for Valentine’s Day or any day.

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January Favorites

ONE WORD

Rather than making resolutions, Jon Gordon and co-authors recommend selecting ONE WORD to focus on in 2023.  Selecting the right word and truly reflecting on it for the year will stretch you in all six dimensions of your life: spiritually, physically, mentally, relationally, emotionally, and financially. Use their free Poster Tool to choose a beautiful background that you can add your word to, download and print for free! One word could change your life. 

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DECLUTTER

Start fresh in the new year by decluttering your environment. Read the Ingredient Guru’s top 12 decluttering ideas for the new year.

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December Favorites

Learn to Paint Christmas trees using Watercolor

Have you always wanted to learn how to paint with watercolor? This easy tutorial will go over how to paint three different types of holiday trees; perfect for creating your own seasonal greeting cards.

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November Favorites

Gratitude and Intention Journal

November is National Gratitude month.

Practicing gratitude can help us learn to appreciate and focus on the good things in our lives, leading to a positive mindset and a deeper connection to ourselves and the world around us.

We’ve put together a few printable pages with daily and monthly prompts so you can start your gratitude practice today.

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ARM-KNIT A CHUNKY BLANKET WITH “DO IT ON A DIME.”

Arm-knitting is a fun and easy way to make a cozy, chunky blanket, and once you make one for yourself, you’ll want to make more for holiday gift-giving. This beginner video breaks it all down with easy to follow steps, so you’ll be an arm-knitting pro in no time!

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October Favorites

Positive Self-Talk

If we’re being honest, we are usually harder on ourselves than we should be. Most times it can be difficult to remember the importance of talking kindly to ourselves. Too much negative self-talk increases stress. But simply changing the messages that we give ourselves can help calm down and manage stress.

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3 Minute Mindful Breathing Meditation

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September Favorites

Alkalinizing and Energizing Slaw Recipe

Looking for an organic, biodynamic staple for your next gathering?

Try this alkalinizing and energizing slaw!

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30-Day Journaling Challenge

Journaling each morning can ease the mind and help set your intentions for the day.

Start your journaling journey here.

Tai Chi with Helen Liang

A gentle way to build your bones and relieve stress is through Tai Chi, an internal Chinese martial art. Tai Chi is practiced for its health benefits and meditative nature.

Try incorporating Tai Chi into your daily routine with this 15-minute beginner Tai Chi course with Helen Liang on YouTube.

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August Favorites

Oil-Free Pesto Recipe

Are you looking for a way to enhance your weekly meals? Try this oil-free pesto recipe with your vegetables, greens, and beans!

As always, we recommend all ingredients are organic and biodynamic.

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Heartbeat: A mindfulness exercise to calm your emotions

Sometimes feelings of fear, excitement, or anxiety can cause your heart to race. If these feelings become overwhelming, this quick mindfulness exercise can help to calm your emotions and connect your emotions to your heartbeat.

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Ease anxiety through art

Gorgeous mandala coloring pages to print at home for free! Take a look at this huge range of designs, from beautiful flower mandala patterns to animal mandalas, holiday-themed designs, intricate geometric mandalas, and many more! We invite you to create something beautiful and restore your inner calm with one of these free printable mandalas from Homemade Gifts Made Easy.

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July Favorites

Improve Your Sleep With A Salt And Soda Bath

Some nights, falling asleep or staying asleep can be a challenge. You may be cramming for exams, worrying yourself awake, or taking care of a young one. The next day, you are left feeling groggy and tired. Too many of these sleepless nights can harm your health.

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Yoga For Gut Health

18-minute yoga practice you can do anytime and anywhere to help aide in digestion and reset your system! Whether you have been on the road, in a rut, or enjoying eating rich foods, this session will help you keep your lymphatic system and digestive health on track! Use asana and breath work to massage the internal organs & tap into the gut as a center of your knowingness and intuition.

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Happy Digestion Smoothie Recipe

One of the ways we can give our digestive system a rest is through liquid-only days one day (or half day) a week. On these liquid-only days, it is recommended to consume an 8-ounce glass of liquid each hour. Herbal teas, infused waters, vegetable broths, “green” juices, and fruit smoothies are a few great ways to keep yourself feeling full and replenished.

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June Favorites

How Gardening Affects Mental Health

Gardening has been around for as long as humans have been growing food. Through the centuries, gardens have served not only as places to grow plants but as spaces for people to relax, to focus, and to connect with nature and each other. Today, gardening can provide many mental health benefits for your daily life.

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Anti-Inflammatory Veggie Soup with Turmeric

Make this easy one-pot anti-inflammatory soup with veggies, lentils, wilted greens and cozy spices like turmeric and ginger! Perfect for meal prep, low-budget and family-friendly.

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Reduce Inflammation with Guided Breathwork & Mobility

Feel a build of inflammation and tension in the neck, back, hips and legs? Learn how to reduce this inflammation with guided breath work and my favorite mobility exercises to reduce nerve restriction.

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May Favorites

Eucalyptus Shower

Eucalyptus leaves contain oil, which is often distilled and sold as an essential oil for aromatherapy. Eucalyptus can be found in many products, including decongestants, cough suppressants, mouthwash, cosmetics, and muscle rubs.

Some of the compounds in eucalyptus oil provide potential health benefits that include promoting relaxation and clearing nasal congestion.

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April Favorites

Seven Stress-Busting Sustenance Selections

Twenty-first century living can be stressful. On top of the normal routine stresses from years past including jobs, household chores, and demands of family members, children and pets, we are now connected through technology to a constant barrage of headlines, clickbait, reels, stories, tiktoks and more that are designed to keep us engaged and to produce an emotional response.

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30 minute Slow Stretch Yoga for Stress & Anxiety | Sarah Beth Yoga

Use this 30 minute slow stretch yoga practice with relaxing, deep stretching yoga poses to calm down & relieve tension, while melting stress and anxiety.

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March Favorites

Yoga For a Relaxing Night's Sleep

This short, but effective sequence is best to do before bed, with 1-2 pillows handy. Follow along to ensure a relaxing, good night’s sleep. Be sure to subscribe so you don’t miss out on free weekly yoga classes.

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Februrary Favorites

4 Benefits of Dark Chocolate

It’s February: the month of Valentine’s Day and Heart Health.  Who doesn’t love a good chocolate gift?  The gift of dark chocolate will show how much you really care about your Valentine’s heart.

Let’s talk about chocolate. Once upon a time, chocolate was considered “the food of the gods”. For most of its 4,000-year history, it was used as a bitter drink, not the sweet treat that we’re all familiar with now. 

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Heart Chakra Yoga For Beginners

Heart Chakra Yoga For Beginners is a 24 min practice suitable for all levels! Open your mind and heart space, connect to the subtle energy of the body and tap into your spirit. This at home yoga session is great for the upper back and shoulders supporting posture, relieving neck pain.

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