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Root Chakra (Muladhara)

Root Chakra (Muladhara): First Chakra Purpose: Sense of feeling grounded and secure. Location: Base of the spine. Deals with: Grounding, finances, security, food. Color: Red. Developmental stage: 2nd trimester to 12 months. Developmental tasks: Physical growth, motor skills, object permanence. In balance: Feeling grounded and supported. Full of energy, health, and vitality. Out of balance: Fears…

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Red Lentil Soup

“Would you like to come over for a bowl of soup?” What a lovely question! Yes, I would love to come over for soup. I had a meeting with another health coach who invited me over for a bowl of soup. It was such a nice way to get together and see how someone else does…

Run, Forrest Run

“Run Forrest, run,” my high school lacrosse team would scream from the sidelines. It was almost as if I had these wheels of fire underneath me that kept me sprinting down the field, headed straight to goal. Connecting my feet to the earth in those moments brought such a sense of grounding. As I got older,…

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A Sip of Mother Nature

A drink straight from Mother Nature herself. The Garden Nectar green juices from Earth & Skye Farm is sure to get your body into that post juice glow. Patti McPhillips grows her greens in Orland Park in her own suburban yard. It wasn’t always this way. She learned a valuable lesson of simplicity as she…

It’s about more than just the food on a plate

You listen to a pianist as he loses himself in the keys of his mother’s grand piano. You hear the painter rave about her newest oils, water colors, acrylics and other artistic mediums. Only then do you uncover that this is their form of creation. This is where the flow begins. For me, it is…

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Blue Mermaid Smoothie Bowl

A smoothie bowl the color of the ocean? What on earth? Well it took me about three weeks to get my hands on this crazy ingredient just to make a dang blue smoothie. You might say I have a passion for making food into art. The process began with a search on Amazon for “blue…

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Purple Cauliflower Soup

In my effort to taste the rainbow, I whipped together this purple cauliflower soup. Yes, purple cauliflower is actually a thing. There is no dye in it either! There are also purple carrots and purple potatoes. However, they all taste the same. If you want to use regular potatoes, carrots, or cauliflower, that is up…

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Eat for your Chakras

Taste the rainbow! Food can help to create a balance in your body. Think about root vegetables such as sweet potatoes, garlic, and beets. These foods have a grounding sense to them. Think about it, they are literally rooted into the earth. Check out this 7 day meal plan to balance your chakras. Option to…

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What on Earth is a Chakra?

Have you ever gone to a concert and the the band bumps a fast, energetic song and nobody can sit still? Or the guitar strings cue that slow, mellow beat and two lovers hold each other close? What about that moment the band plays it’s “last song” and the crowd goes wild begging for one…

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Nut Butter Cups

One bite. A thin nut butter layer with a chocolate coating collapses into your mouth. This little piece of candy made me wonder “how on earth do they get the nut butter in the middle?” Well, it’s rather quite simple. There’s this slender, scrumptious layer of chocolate that gets poured into the mold. The nut…