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Mindful Monday: Cleansing the mind and body

It’s a powerful Monday with full moon and soland therefore seemed appropriate to be extreme.

Ancestral Wisdom: Summer Solstice

(Post ALC 11 picture in serenity)   Today is one of my favorite non holiday holidays – Summer Solstice. Although it’s not an official holiday, cultures and countries all around the world celebrate the significance of today. As more and more people begin to embrace and explore primal living let us not forget the ancient wisdom that guided our ancestors lied in their connection with nature. So why all the hoo-rah around the longest day of the year? To get some insight let’s explore how and why ancient cultures celebrated this time. The summer solstice is the time of yearContinue Reading >>

Movie Watch: Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead

    These days you can’t turn a corner without “health and wellness” in your face, I personally find it to be a pleasant reminder of the undeniable health crisis we are facing. There are a million movies in my Netflix queue related to the topic awaiting to be played, I finally checked off one this weekend. Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead is a documentary about a young Aussie’s quest to break free from the pill box and heal himself with healthy food. There are parts of this movie that I loved, especially that comic cartoons and basic education aroundContinue Reading >>

Recipe of the Month: Mighty Miso Soup

There is nothing better than a warm soup on a cold day. Here’s one that’ll bring balance to your mind, body, and soul. Prep Time: 5-10 minutes Cooking Time: 10-15 minutes Yield: 4-5 servings Ingredients: 4-5 cups spring water 1-2 inch strip of wakame, rinsed and soaked 5 minutes in 1 cup of water until softened 1-2 cups thinly sliced vegetables of your choice (see notes) 2-3 teaspoons barley miso 2 scallions, finely chopped Directions: 1. Chop soaked wakame. 2. Discard soaking water or use on houseplants for a boost of minerals. 3. Place water and wakame in a soupContinue Reading >>

Paleo Comfort Foods

A day is bound to come when we crave the richness of certain foods that allow us to unbutton our pants and sit back and sigh in satiation. Comfort foods have gotten a bad rep over the years. When you think comfort you want grandmas mac and cheese, mom’s butter chicken, or dad’s bbq, basically foods filled with love AND the richness of major fat cals. It no longer has to be that way though. With more and more people stepping back to primal and paleo foods, comfort is getting a makeover and Julie and Charles Mayfield are part ofContinue Reading >>

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