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What our pets teach us during crises

I’ve got a rescue pup. Her name is Rumi – we call her Roo. When we first picked her up from Muddy Paws Rescue, she was a petrified little creature. Any fast movement or loud noise and she would practically jump out of her fur! With a lot of love, patience, and a lot more…

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Is fear dominating our conversation?

I was driving to a family holiday party (yes, we gathered with family in larger than accepted numbers), and from the back seat, my nephew exclaimed, “Oh no! The virus mutated and now it’s even more contagious!” He was reading a headline from a news story that was posted on someone’s Facebook feed. I read…

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Top 7 most eaten recipes!

Every year my team pulls the most clicked on, shared, and eaten recipes from my website. This year, Japanese sweet potatoes were the number one favorite. They are so easy to prepare, sweet like candy when roasted, comforting (and we all needed that this year), and totally delicious. And, if you are not a fan…

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Top 5 hottest articles of 2020!

2020 was a challenging year, to say the least! We experienced a brand new virus that swept through the population, widespread fear about contagion, financial hardships, and some interesting censorship by big social media companies. This year, like every year, some select articles on my website got extra attention and plenty of shares. I’m grateful…

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To mask or not to mask? Here are your responses.

Recently, I wrote an article about wearing masks in public.  The responses were passionate on both sides of the equation. First and foremost, I want to thank everyone for sharing your thoughts with me on my website, and on all of the social platforms (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn). I believe it’s important to hear each…

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We are a nation divided for many reasons

During the 2020 Presidential Election, it became clear that America is a nation divided. Unfortunately, we are divided about much more than just politics. We are divided about health and wellness, too. But, this is not new. We have been divided about health and wellness for 100 years (and longer)! Early in the 1900’s the…

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Immune Boosting Hot Cocoa

This rich and creamy hot cocoa contains Reishi and Turkey Tail mushroom powders to help boost your immunity in the most delicious way.

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Maximize your immunity using this cacao recipe

Newsflash! The coronavirus isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. Instead of living in fear and slipping into a deep depression, I suggest preventively maximizing your immunity with this delicious recipe instead.

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Garlicky Green Beans

Green beans get their color from chlorophyl and yellow wax beans are simply green beans that have been bred without that pigment.
Are they any less good for you? Nope.
They are still just as nutritious and delicious, and make for a great colorful side dish like the one below. Enjoy!

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Whole Roasted Cauliflower

Cooking doesn’t get any easier than taking an entire head of cauliflower, coating it with olive oil and sea salt, and roasting it in the oven. Boom. Done. Delicious!

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Marinated Shrimp Salad

During the hot summer months, I love eating all types of salads. That includes fruit salads, grain salads, bean salads, veggies salads, meat salads (yes there is such a thing, like this Grass-fed lamb and Quinoa Salad), and of course… shrimp salad! Salads of all kinds are generally light, refreshing, cooling, and easy to prepare.…

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Can you help support these two?

On June 1, 2020, my sister Erica Beaman Swammy lost her battle with deep depression, grief, and sadness, leaving behind 2 sons, aged 23 and 15. This devastating loss has left the entire family in a state of shock. The older son, Danny, recently finished college and was just starting out in life. He turned…

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