Today is National Chocolate Mint Day! Who knew?? Right?
While we aren’t saying dig into a big tub of Ben & Jerry’s Mint Chocolate Cookie… which would be OH SO YUM! We are saying that this holiday Is onto something OH SO SWEET!
One of my favorite almost guilt free swaps is VitaTops! They come in a zillion flavors and one of my favorites is Chocolate Mint! If you’ve never had a VitaTop… think of it as just the top of a super delicious muffin and the best part is they are:
So happy National Chocolate Mint Day! Don’t feel like you can’t be part of the fun. See…. Didn’t that make you feel better?
HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY!
Everybody loves and needs a little romance today. Here are 3 sure-fire things that you can do to spice up the night and get things going in the right direction. Read more »
A food, drink or drug that stimulates sexual desire.
A thing that causes excitement.
It’s hot. It’s arousing. It’s intensifying sex. Food can have that effect. Don’t believe us? Try some of these foods to spice things up… not only for Valentine’s Day… but any day of the week.
I’m not talking about edible candy underwear, although those are fun too… I’m talking about real foods that’ll have you levels rising… HOT!
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Drink… to your HAPPY HEART COCKTAIL!
Here’s to heart healthy drinking! Yes, there is such a thing. As most of us know, cranberries have many healing properties. One of those happens to be a key part to helping alleviate cardiovascular disease, according to the American Heart Association.
Cranberries are filled with flavonoids. No, you’re not going to hallucinate… but they do help with urinary tract infections, gastric ulcers, decrease gum disease and lower LDL cholesterol levels “bad”
So… drink to your health! Drink to your heart! A cranberry cocktail that’ll have you head over heels in LOVE!
HAPPY HEART COCKTAIL
Combine Cranberry Vodka, Cranberry Juice & Ice in a shaker.
Pour into a low ball glass.
Finish with a splash of club soda & a squeeze of lime.
You’re exhausted… wiped out… You’re absolutely not getting enough sleep at night. You’re overwhelmed and the kids aren’t making it any easier on you. Your brain is on overload. Let’s face it, you’re stressed out.
Most mornings before your feet even hit the ground you’re already thinking about packing lunches, who has their backpack? and did I throw that wet load of laundry into the dryer last night?!
Reading this will probably even cause your heart to start beating a little faster because you know it’s true.
So here’s the thing, most of us when we are stressed will most likely go for that tempting high carbohydrate & fatty comfort food. You know which ones I’m talking about… don’t make me go there. But while you might feel that you’re solving your stress and anxiety, it’s actually only a farce. That momentary feeling of relief is essentially doing more harm than good. Don’t get me wrong, there’s nothing more than I love than to dig into a chocolate cake! But sometimes you just need to listen to what your body needs and give it some help when it comes to de-stressing!
Take two deep breaths… come on, do it… breath in, breathe out, breathe in, breathe out… and read on as your stress levels are about to fall into oblivion!
Research shows that what you eat can have a direct correlation to your stress levels. These are some of the foods you’re gonna wanna go for that will help reduce some of those levels. Read more »
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I’m all about prevention when it comes to aging, wrinkles and keeping that youthful glow! I have never tried Botox, Juvederm, Restalyne or anything like that… but I’m certainly not opposed to it! Good God! Anything that’ll shave a few years off this face or make me look younger, by all means… BRING IT ON!!! Slather it on my face! Inject it between my frown lines!!!
But, what if I told you that in addition to some of those fixes, there are a few natural secrets & remedies as well as avoiding a few things that might give you similar results! It’s worth shot, right?
Believe it or not, Vitamin C is not only super effective when it comes to helping your body fight off colds, but it’s great for the fight against wrinkles! Try boosting your diet with oranges, grapefruit, limes & lemons! Any sort of citrus! Vitamin C: “It helps keep collagen — the supportive protein fibers that stop skin from sagging — strong and resilient. (Flimsy collagen means lines and wrinkles.) Since collagen breakdown really picks up in your mid-30s, eat citrus early and often to head off aging” according to realage.com.
Next time you’re making a salad or grilling some fish, try this Cilantro-Lime dressing! Read more »
Come two thirty, three o’clock when the kids get home from school I feel it coming on… you know, the WALL that you hit when you’re just like blaaaaahhhhhhh! It’s about mid-way through 3rd grade homework and starting to make dinner. Rather than go for that afternoon latte that’s probably going to keep me awake way longer at night than I wanna be and prevent me from getting a good night’s sleep, I’ve come up with my own fatigue fighting concoction that’s actually healthy, full of essential vitamins, protein and minerals… tastes amazing and will give me a natural boost of energy with out feeling like I’m on crack.
So come afternoon time today, go for this drink instead!
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If you’re like more than half of the country right now… myself included, you are either battling the flu, had the flu in the last week or are taking care of a kid or husband that has the flu.
From experience, I can tell you it was probably the worst thing that’s hit me in at least 20 years. Fever, chills, and ugh, that body ache! Yeah, mommy was down for the count. Oh, did I mention that my husband and kids all had it at the same time I did… yes, that was a fun weekend.
Even though the Tylenol, Motrin, Robistussin and Kleenex helped with some of our symptoms, the only thing that did make us truly feel better was chicken noodle soup… and it’s no surprise. There’s actually scientific proof that chicken noodle soup actually does help you when you’ve got a cold or flu.
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The kids are finally back in school after what seemed like an eternity of them being home! Doesn’t it seem like moons ago when you were shopping for Christmas gifts? Well, they’re outta the house for at least a few hours! While it may seem like the task you have at hand now is getting your household back on track or looking at that pile of work that you left hanging before the end of the year on your desk at the office… don’t feel like you have to tackle it all just yet!
This is what Michelle & I like to call the 10 Minute Recharge. It’s a great way to find your balance, get your mind in a good frame and just recharge your body to go out there and get ’em tiger! (I’m giving you my best Tony Robbins encouragement!) Now, GO GO GO! Try this easy fix this morning and go face the world!