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I’ve had a number of people ask how my garden is going so I thought I’d  provide an update.  As I mentioned in my original garden post, we started off strong!  It wasn’t terribly hot and we were getting plenty of rain.  We harvested a ton of green beans, tomatoes, strawberries, lots of herbs, banana peppers and a lone jalapeño.  And then July came….

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As a holistic health coach, I know the importance of eating organic food.  Our food supply has really been inundated by pesticides and hormones that try to get plants and animals to grow faster and bigger than ever before!!!  But I get tired of going from one store to another trying to find all the organic fruits and vegetables that I need for the week.  So I decided to do something about it….

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Mar 24 2016
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It’s spring! Flowers and trees around us are blooming as nature awakens from its winter slumber. But if you live anywhere in the South, everything outside has a yellowish tint to it. Unfortunately, with nature in full bloom, millions of people suffer from seasonal allergies with symptoms including sneezing, runny nose, watery eyes, and headache! An allergy is an overaggressive immune response triggered by ingesting certain foods, touching certain substances or inhaling an irritant, such as pollen.

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on November 18, 2015 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

It’s the most wonderful (or stressful) time of year!  What does that mean to you? While the holidays are definitely full of happiness and joy, a lot of people feel overwhelmed and super stressed!  How will you get it all done?  How will you avoid overindulging – both overeating and over-drinking?  How will you make sure you move that darned elf EVERY SINGLE NIGHT?

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Oct 29 2015
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How often do you take the time to slow down and really enjoy what you’re doing? Do you ever stop, look around and just be thankful for where you are or who you’ve become? So many of us are guilty of speeding through life without enjoying the great things that are happening all around us.

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Where health is the destination, wellness is the journey.

For hundreds of years, people have been searching for a fountain of youth.   In today’s society, there is an obsession to maintain a youthful glow. From creams to injections to surgery, women (and men!) are always seeking the latest and greatest to keep them looking young. Did you know that what you eat and drink is just as important (and maybe more important!) as what you do on the outside? Check out this list of foods that age you!

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Sep 10 2015
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If you found this blog or subscribe to my newsletter, you’ve probably heard of the term “Dirty Dozen”. But do you know what it really means? Do you buy organic fruits and vegetables? And how well do you rinse off them off?

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Lemon

What does your morning routine look like? If you’re similar to the old me, I’d hit the snooze button a couple of times and after a while, I would roll out of bed. I ‘d stumble to the kitchen and immediately grab a cup of coffee. I felt that coffee helped me truly open my eyes and I found that I relied on it to keep me going through the day.

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Aug 27 2015
Turmeric

Have you ever tried turmeric? If you’ve had an Indian curry or yellow ballpark mustard, chances are that you have! But here are a couple of reasons why you should add it to your diet every day!

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