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How can a Holistic Wellness & Nutrition Coach help you? Are you 50+ and feel like your body has let you down? Struggling with low energy, brain fog, insomnia, bloating, weight gain, or chronic aches and pains? Have you been to the doctor only to be told it’s all in your head? Are you too young to feel this old?

Did you know these are NOT normal signs of aging? This is your body giving you clear signals that something is out of balance. I can help you!

I can totally relate. Unfortunately with so many medical specialists these days and “a pill for every ill”, WHO is looking at your WHOLE health picture? I’ve been there… and that’s why I became a Holistic Wellness & Nutrition Coach, to help you thrive in wellness.

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Salted Chocolate Energy Balls

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Salted Chocolate Energy Balls

Looking for a quick, healthy-licious on-the-go snack? These Salted Chocolate Energy Balls are just the ticket. I’ve tried a lot of different recipes for energy balls recently. My main criteria: they had to be tasty, easy to make and hold together well. But I never really found one that fit the bill.

So I finally decided to craft my own. It took a bit of experimenting to get the right formula, texture, and taste. (Oh darn, we had to eat the experiments!) But we think you’ll agree these Salted Chocolate Energy Balls are the bomb!

Each energy ball contains 8 grams of plant-based protein from oats, nutbutter, nuts and seeds, plus 14 grams of healthy fats from nuts, seeds, nut butter, and coconut shreds. And they only have 3 grams of added sugar from maple syrup and a few chocolate chips each. It’s recommended not to have more than 26 grams (6 teaspoons) of added sugar a day. So you can easily eat a couple of these to boost your protein intake, and still be well under your recommended added sugar allotment.

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Early Bird Registration: Tropical Mexico Yoga & Wellness Retreat

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Tropical Mexico Yoga & Wellness Retret

Super excited to share that our Tropical Mexico Yoga & Wellness Retreat is now open for Early Bird registration! Feeling in need of some relaxation and self-care? We’ve got just the cure with our Tropical Mexico Yoga & Wellness Retreat, November 6-11, 2021 in Barra de Navidad, Mexico.

Join us for 5 fun-filled days of yoga, meditation, wellness seminars, swimming, hiking, or just hanging out in hammocks. It’s your retreat, your treat to your body. Our yoga teacher friend Cherie Ebert will be leading daily morning and evening yoga, my husband Kirk will be leading daily morning meditations, and yours truly will be leading daily wellness seminars. Plus there is loads of free time to do your own thing, chilax by the pool, take a hike, hang in a hammock, or explore the quaint town of Barra.

Open to everyone, gals, guys, whoever feels in need of a wellness vacation. Come join us!

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Choco-Berry Protein Smoothie

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Choco-Berry Protein Smoothie

Looking for a quick and easy high-protein breakfast idea? Now that summer is almost here it’s the perfect time to drink this Choco-Berry Protein Smoothie.

Smoothies and other cold foods and beverages can be really cooling to the body, which can make you feel cold and sluggish. So you don’t want to drink a lot of smoothies or eat lots of cold foods during the winter—unless you live in a hot climate. But with the heat of summer on the horizon, it’s time to cool off. And this yummy Choco-Berry Protein Smoothie is just the ticket for a hearty, protein-rich breakfast.

In fact, it’s packed with tons of antioxidants, healthy fats, and protein, to keep you satiated and full of energy all morning long. Berries and cocoa are high in phytonutrient antioxidants. Nuts and nut butters are high in healthy fats and minerals. The nuts and nut butters as well as the protein powder, JuicePlus+ Complete, and gelatin or collagen are also packed with protein. If you’re vegan or vegetarian you can easily leave out the gelatin/collagen and still get lots of protein in this yummy smoothie.
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What Does Wellness Mean To You?

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Do you ever stop to think about what wellness means to you? When we’re healthy and well, we often take our health and wellness for granted. But that can sure turn around in an instant.

Unfortunately, last week we experienced such an instant. My husband Kirk tripped on a friend’s shag carpet throw rug under their coffee table. His hands were full as he was carrying things from the dining table to the kitchen. So as he went flying—along with the things he was carrying—he didn’t have time to get his hands out in front of him. And he took a face-plant into the coffee table. No bueno! He cracked a rib and his cheekbone, along with several places around his orbital bone.

We have a saying on the boat, “One hand for yourself, one hand for the boat.” Maybe that would be good to employ on land as well?! This accident has really made us think about our overall health and wellness, and where we can improve upon it as we age.
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