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Relaxation and Exercise

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Guard well your spare moments. They are like uncut diamonds. Discard them and their value will never be known. Improve them and they will become the brightest gems in a useful life. -Ralph Waldo Emerson Summer is often a time for serious play, time off and deep relaxation. Many of us use the summertime to ...

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Food Focus: Raw and Cooling Salads

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Why is it that in the summer we naturally crave more fresh and raw foods? These foods have a cooling effect on the body. The lightness and high water, fiber and vitamin content work together to act as our internal air conditioning during these warm months. At this time of year we also need less ...

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Try Something New

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The man who does things makes many mistakes, but he never makes the biggest mistake of all – doing nothing.  -Benjamin Franklin Summer is finally in full force, and the living is easy! Ok – these days is not so great but still – do you notice in summertime how everything seems promising? The plants ...

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Super Foods: Berries

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If you are looking for a delicious way to add fiber and antioxidants to your diet, look no further than berries. Raspberries, blueberries, strawberries and blackberries are sweet, easy to pop into your mouth as a snack and a much healthier choice than a candy bar. All are anti-inflammatory, rich in flavonoids and carotenoids, offer ...

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Food Focus: Fruits

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The world belongs to those with the most energy. -Alexis de Tocqueville A healthy lifestyle is the key to longevity, optimum weight, abundant energy and balance. By using fruit to satisfy our taste for sweetness, we can leave behind the use of chemical, processed and refined sweeteners. Fruits are easy to digest, are cleansing and ...

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Why Weight? Diets Don’t Work

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Getting my weight under control has come from a process of treating myself as well as I treat others in ever way. – Oprah Winfrey You can’t turn on the TV, drive down the road or go to a party without being confronted with the hottest obsession: weight. Diets are a billion-dollar industry; companies spend ...

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SPRING CLEANING

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You can clutch the past so tightly to your chest that it leaves your arms too full to embrace the present. -Jan Glidewell People like “stuff”. We tend to hold onto it year after year. We save and stock up on things that we don’t know what to do with anymore. Maybe we keep things ...

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Mindful Actions

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“Be the change you want to see in the world.” Ghandi Very much concernced about the waste topic in Indonesia we started to discuss the waste disposal, the recycling system and environmental awareness in our western society. Although there is a valid system available, surprisingly many – even educated – people still don’t follow recycling ...

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SOUL FOOD

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Let yourself be silently drawn by the stronger pull of what you really love. -Rumi Think for a moment of a food from your past, one that makes you feel great after you eat it for no specific reason. Maybe it is macaroni and cheese, slow-simmered tomato sauce, ice cream cones or potato pancakes. Eating ...

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Happy New Year

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True life is lived when tiny changes occur. – Leo Tolstoy A lot of people begin the New Year by making resolutions. We’ve all been there. We take a vow to lose weight, exercise more or spend more time with our family. We start the year with great intentions, but then we quickly relapse into ...

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