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December 31, 2017

Hi friends, 

I just wanted to give you a little something to think about before 2018. I think this year will be the year that we all want to take a little more time for ourselves. Have more gratitude, love, kindness, and abundant health. Enjoy the read.

Setting New Year Goals

As the New Year dawns upon us, so does the possibility of the new you. It is an unavoidable hope that the New Year will bring a clean slate for us to write our lives the way we want it to be. It is a beautiful belief to hold that we will regenerate and rebuild as the year starts again. So, we inevitably set standards for ourselves to meet, a version of ourselves that becomes our new inspiration. We try and try again each year but often we find ourselves falling short of the person we set out to become with full conviction on New Year’s Eve.

So, what is it that we do wrong that we become stuck in a cycle of unfulfilled resolutions and goals? Maybe it is the goals themselves. Let us look at practices that may make rewri...

December 30, 2017

2017, WOW!! you had me movin' and a shakin'. Some days feeling completely unbalanced other days blessed with love and  gratitude.

As the year comes to an end and I look back on all of the amazing mild stones the year presented. For me it was the birth of our first grandchild in Alaska, to the marriage of our oldest daughter in Chelsea. 

 We also experienced death and sorrows.

 It is hard to maintain a positive attitude, healthy food choices along with a measure of faith. Raw emotions are challenging to say the least, but life has taught me through times of constriction we benefit because difficulty helps us to grow. 

It has been a solid year that I have been Health Coaching and my clients have taught me so much. The biggest challenge for me was teaching how to bridge together food and thoughts. We are emotional beings, we enjoy food. I was my biggest guinea pig. 

My observation is that we as Americans celebrate everything with food...

May 30, 2017

It is getting to be that time of year that I love, time for farmers market. What is your favorite farmers market? Why should you shop and eat local? Here is a few reasons why;

It’s Healthier When it’s freshly pulled from the ground or picked from the tree from a farm near you, your produce is more alive and retains more nutrients. It tastes better with produce traveling just a few hours or less from a local farm, produce is fresher and you can taste the difference

It’s Earth Friendly Delivering local produce to your neighborhood burns less fossil fuel, which is kinder to Mother Nature. Don’t pay airfare for your apples! It Helps Your Neighbors Buying directly from a local farmer supports YOUR community’s economy and creates more jobs for local residents.

Simple Ways to Go Local……

MEET YOUR FARMERS!

 Meet Your Farmers Don’t be shy – step up and get to know your local food purveyors. Most farm stand managers will gladly answer questions. You’ll get to know more about the origin of your food,...

May 1, 2017

Happy May 1st!!

One of my favorite ways is to cook for Spring is batch cook. Cook once and eat twice. We are all getting so busy with sporting events, yard work, gardening and just wanting to be outdoors.

Grains, beans, nuts and seeds are a perfect whole food for the family. You should be sure to soak them first.

You should soak them especially if you have experienced belly bloat, weight gain, or bowel issues, or even feel tired after eating. By focusing on gut health you will want to do the following:

Soaking all grains, beans, seeds and nuts.

This method removes phytic acid from grains, beans, seeds, and nuts. Phytic Acid is a compound that comes from the phosphorus found in plants. It leaches minerals from your body and can cause digestive and thyroid issues.

1. Add the grains, beans, seeds or nuts to a bowl of warm water or room temperature water.

2. Add 1 to 2 Tablespoons of lemon juice or Bragg's raw apple cider vinegar.

3. Soak for 24 hours.

4. Leave the bowl sitting on your counter top.

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April 11, 2017

You may be different than me, but when spring hits I feel renewed. It is like a fire was fire is lit inside me! Inspiration and energy are plentiful during this time and it gives you more time to focus on your health goals. The spring is the perfect time to start your detox because you will likely stick to it! Here are some quick tips to get you started!

It all starts with your diet...

Get rid of all those foods that come processed or in a can. This is a great way to eliminate toxins in your body. It really helps to eat organic foods like veggies and fruits for a great start in your detox. Eliminating things like sugar, caffeine, alcohol, dairy, wheat, soy, and eggs while you are on a detox due to the allergens they contain.

Show me the Green

Green foods are some of the best things you can eat. Foods like parsley, spinach, peas, mustard greens, fennel, watercress, and asparagus. These are all great nutrient sources in your body. You can also eat foods like Swiss Chard, kale, and collards;...

March 1, 2017

The arrival of spring brings a change in the weather. When it starts getting a little warm outside you may want to switch that hot chocolate for a summer-inspired drink that’s cool and refreshing.
 

Spring is the most unpredictable of all seasons, it can be as hot as a summer day, or it can be as cold as a winter day. Such deviations in temperature effect our skin, hair and overall health so much that it becomes necessary to take precautions against it.

Spring is known as natural detox season and with it comes all the green, leafy, fresh vegetables and fruits. There is an urge to detoxify oneself after a long winter and all those spicy hot drinks with very little water intake. 

Have you subscribed to my newsletters? If not you can do it on the homepage of my website: www.encompassingyou.com 

 I will be sending out information on the biggest 3 day Spring Detox I have ever done!! I will be working with local business's to promote the healthiest you! 
This detox will inco...

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