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Because eggs are a regular part of my diet, I'm SUPER aware of sourcing them and want to share with you what to look for when you buy them, since companies use super shady marketing tactics to convince you they are healthy but in reality are laid by unhealthy sick chickens.
I've noticed SO much confusion about eggs and I hope this email clears it up because first, we don't want to eat eggs from sick chickens, and second, we don't want to support companies who raise sick chickens and sell their eggs!
Before we break it down, let's cover the whole "eggs are high in cholesterol"!
Science told us at one time that a high degree of egg consumption increases your risk for cardiovascular disease due to the fact that eggs are high in cholesterol, BUT a large, long-term study has...
I really couldn’t think of a better name for these delicious raw bars, so Hippie Mom Raw Bars it is!
These raw ingredients are nutrient-dense, high in fiber, loaded with antioxidants, healthy fats, protein, and satisfy that sweet tooth with flavor and fullness.
You can always make these your own by playing with different seeds, nut butters, and toppings!
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When I was little we always got pizza from a well-known semi-fast food restaurant in Albuquerque, NM called Dion's.
If you have visited or live in NM then you may even know Dion's.
In my opinion, their food has gone WAY downhill and I won't touch it now, but when I was little I LOVED it.
I remember going to my best friend's family's home for dinner one night.
They were serving pizza from Dion's... and they did something that I could have never imagined, they were dipping their pizza in ranch dressing.
My mind was blown!
From then on every piece of pizza I ate was married with ranch dressing.
Decades later when I finally woke up to what is in our food, my relationship with ranch dressing was terminated.
Every bottle of ranch I found had horrible oils and MSG.... and many other things that I would never put into my sacred temple, where I lived... my body.
THEN a few months ago I was sent a bottle of Secret Garden Magic Salt......
I unrolled my mat in the back of the class.
Life was hard at this moment.
I was so stressed out and my body was screaming at me to listen.
My lower back ached and my gut felt insanely gurgly.
I knew I needed something so I headed straight to a yoga class led by my favorite instructor, Harmony.
I loved taking her classes.
Not only did she lead the most amazing, challenging, and sweaty classes, but the wisdom and insight she dropped always hit home with me.
It was like she was speaking directly to me and today, I needed something to help me break free from myself.
I felt tired of life and of all of its responsibilities.
This was even before kids and before I embarked on the most difficult and wonderful journey I'd ever experience, called motherhood.
I thank God for the wisdom...
Happy 2022 my friends! I'm not sure about you, but in the past, I would always get disappointed around the holidays.
I have huge expectations and the season never ever lives up to them.
This year, I took a whole new approach and just reminded myself when I was attaching to some sort of outcome I could never control and to just breathe and be in the moment.
I really focused on accepting what was coming up and just living in that space.. in reality.
Instead of focusing on what I wish was different, I just appreciated the unfolding.
Truthfully, I found myself many times wishing myself out of the experience and wanting to change it... then I would remind myself that that's just a waste of energy and what was happening now is perfect and exactly the way it's meant to be.
How do I know this?
Because that's the reality of it.
Isn't it amazing that we do this in so many aspects of our...
Elderberry is one of the most powerful plants I keep in my medicinal “chest”, especially during the winter season.
Check this out, a new study, “has shown that the common elderberry has a potent direct antiviral effect against the flu virus. It inhibits the early stages of infection by blocking key viral proteins responsible for both the viral attachment and entry into the host cells.” (Source)
Australian scientists discovered how elderberry compounds inhibit the flu virus’s replication and entry into our cells, at the same time it strengthens the body’s immune response to the virus!
Elderberry, known as Sambucus, is a kind of flowering plant that contains antioxidants that can help relieve colds, fight the flu, and help balance the immune system. You can find many options at your local health-focused grocer OR you can make your own!
Some of the benefits of taking elderberry are:
Thanksgiving It's my absolute favorite holiday.
My dear friend, Kristin, shared in a group text a perfect story by Nhat Hanh.
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