🍊A glass of chilled grapefruit juice, especially in winter, helps seriously boost your levels of Vitamin C🍊

I’m so happy that Grapefruit juice was on sale at my grocery this week – As one of the most hydrating fruits in the world made up of 91% water (just below watermelon) and full of important electrolytes, grapefruit and/or grapefruit juice is a great snack to have on hand to prevent dehydration while giving you 64% of daily recommend Vitamin C, giving your immune system a real boost.
To Your Health!

~V

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Yoga, food, & gratitude…

After a nice, *challenging Progressive Vinyasa class at Community Yoga, I’m treating my body and my tastebuds to this flavor explosion Over Night Oats topped with Nectarines, Banana, & Blueberries.
In itself, practicing Yoga is one beneficial regime!

When complemented with the healthy food habits, it can really create wonders. In fact, eating the right food is an essential part of living a Yogic life.
To make Over Night Oats simply mix in an airtight glass jar;
1 cup Old Fashioned or Steel cut Oats
2 cups Almond/Soy/or Coconut Milk
2-3 TBS Chia seeds
*fruit and/or nuts(butter) of your choice like; banana, almond butter,natural peanut butter, strawberries, blueberries, peaches etc…
Mix well and refrigerated to liquid is absorbed (2-3 hrs or overnight) Then top with your favorite healthy toppings.
To Your Health!
~V
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For going out, I found, was really going in.

I’ve always loved that quote by John Muir. 

Today, some news effected me greatly. I was feeling down, and defeated and just an overall sense of gloom – it’s easy to say we’ll accept the things we can not change but, actually accepting…

I knew I couldn’t just sit and dwell. I needed to connect with my highest self by being in nature and with my gentle friend, Bear.


Our walk in the woods along the Wabash river gave me time to pause and reflect – to breathe in deeply and listen to my inner voice, trust the direction I’m going and, stay true to my path. 
To Your Health!

~V

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We Did It!

WE DID IT!

The Senate approved S. Res. 67!
Our lobbyist just got a call from Sen. Heinrich’s Chief of Staff. The National Health and Wellness Coach Recognition resolution was just passed by the U.S. Senate today by unanimous consent. It is Senate Resolution number 67 (S. Res. 67).
 So, what does this mean? The United States Senate now officially recognizes Health and Wellness Coach Week and Health Coaches “in their important work to improve the health and wellness of the people of the United States.”

To Your Health!
~V

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Comfort food meets complete nutrition 

Tonight’s no hassle dinner of slow roasted Pork with Tomato, Onion, & Garlic served with steamed Broccoli and Quinoa is not only warm and filling, it’s packed full of nutrients.

#protein#grains#greens
To Your Health!

~V

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Is it possible to be both exhausted and energized at the same time?

Apparently so!

Last weekend my love and I sat and sweat in an Inipi sweat-lodge ceremony as a ‘gift’ to one another honoring Valentines and our shared love for each other, adventure, and new experiences.

We sat with others praying, singing, purifying, letting go all that isn’t good and giving great thanks to our blessings and the Creator!


As a memento, this feather and stones keepsake signifies my love and my first Inipi sweat lodge.

They’re a remembrancer to free the mind of distractions – make time for clarity, introspection and connection to the planet and the creator. 

*They also look perfect on my new living room shelves 🙂 
To Your Health!

~V

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Breaking News: Yoga Cure All

My love USED to roll his eyes at me when my answer to every ailment was “Yoga” (that, or Coconut Oil)

‘How can yoga “fix” depression, anxiety, fear and grief, and also claim to manage chronic pain, heart disease, digestion, or even epilepsy? How is that possible?’
Turns out, there’s science to back up those claims.

THIS Article  by Kristy Manuel, the director of Yoga Fit’s900-hour HealthCare program explains the impact a regular yoga routine can have to help us find relief from chronic stress and even disease. 

To Your Health!

~V

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A Sunday Well Spent,

Today, while I let my love take over in the kitchen making Super Bowl eats, I’m reminded of a quote by one of my favorite authors and poets;

 “Sometimes I think there are only two instructions we need to follow to develop and deepen our spiritual life: slow down and let go.” – Oriah Mountain Dreamer

You can find more useful advice from my favorite author and poet in her book The Dance: Moving To The Rhythm’s Of Your True Self

To Your Health!

~V

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