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Slow Cooker Chicken Noodle Soup

Soup is the perfect food for January and this recipe is both super easy and super tasting. Ensure you use lots of immune supporting garlic, onions and rosemary to help you prevent (or treat) any winter colds or flu. Enjoy! Ingredients 3 medium chicken breasts or 4 boneless thighs 3 carrots, peeled and diced 3 stalks of celery, diced 1 medium onion, diced 1/2 teaspoon of dried and crushed rosemary 1 clove of garlic - chopped 1/2 teaspoon of salt 7 cups of chicken or vegetable broth 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil (optional but recommended!) 2 1/2 cups of wide egg OR rice noodles Additional salt and pepper to taste Optional: parsley for garnish Ingredients In a slow cooker, combine the chicken, carrots, celery,...

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Essential Oil Recipe: Hormone Balance

Many women have a love-hate relationship with their hormones, and when they are a bit out of balance, life is a lot more challenging.However, there is so much we can do to help improve our hormonal balance and using essential oils is one of them and the options are almost endless.Diffuse, apply topically, smell directly from the bottle or make your own rock salt inhaler.Here is a recipe for a 3 oil blend that is the ultimate in balance and calm, at any time of month and any stage of your life.Ingredients GeraniumYlang ylangLavenderPink rock saltSmall essential oil bottle (a great way to use up old bottles) Instructions 1. Add enough salt to the bottle to mostly fill it 2. Add...

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Just One Thing

Yes, I know, it is the season of renewal, the season of resolutions and sadly for many of us, it can be the season we are most likely to fail in our goals for self improvement. I don’t know who dreamt up the idea of New Year's Resolutions, but whoever did probably didn’t imagine the subsequent wounded self-esteem and guilty regrets that would be an annual event for a lot of us. However, as you know, I am all for improving and maintaining good health, and for some of us that requires  change, whether  lifestyle or diet modifications (or both), or maybe just a shift in attitude.And maybe some of you know you need to make some changes to help...

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Take the Rocking Chair Challenge

What is it that truly matters to you? How will you spend the next 12 months?There are many ways of answering this question.One of the simplest ways to come to an answer is the Rocking Chair Challenge.Imagine yourself in a rocking chair at 100 years old, reflecting on your life. Imagine looking back from this vantage point and what do you think your 100 year old self would think?What would have seemed important? What would have felt like a valuable use of your time? What will you wish you had done more of?What will you wish you had done less of? This is not to say that it’s possible to spend every single moment of our lives doing only what truly matters. That’s an...

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Christmas Salad (that does not contain over-priced lettuce!)

Not only does this colorful salad double as a perfect centerpiece for your Christmas supper table, it also does not contain any inflammatory seed oils. The citrus dressing goes in a bowl and the salad is arranged around the dressing to look like a wreath - voila, seasonal and satisfying Ingredients 1 cup pecan halves1/4 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper 2 tablespoons honey 5 ounces baby arugula 2 heads head lettuce, roughly chopped 1/2 head radicchio, thinly sliced  2 navel oranges 2 tablespoons red wine or apple cider vinegar 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard 1/2 cup olive oil 1/2 cup pomegranate seeds 1 ounce feta cheese, crumbled  Directions Line a plate with parchment. Toss the pecans with the pumpkin pie spice, 1/4 teaspoon salt and...

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