What Niacin And Vegetables Do For Our Brain

We know how destructive stress can be to our brain and body. Our brain is vulnerable to burnout and working overtime. Modern imaging has show that the harder we work the brain needs more nourishment to complete the tasks. So, it’s not surprising to learn that permanent damage can occur when there are not enough…

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Taking Time To Rest

I’m on vacation travelling parts of Spain and Portugal with my husband Jan-Willem. It’s a privilege to take this time and travel. For us, there is nothing like seeing the world taking in the sites, smells, and tastes to discovering these two countries.  What has made an  impression on me is the awareness of time. Taking time…

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A PERFECT THANKSGIVING OR SUKKOT DISH

I love trying new dishes for holiday celebrations when gathering with family and friends. Depending on the time of year, taking advantage of nature’s abundance of vegetables and fruits, there’s always a variety to choose from. I like to create an impressive presentation when preparing a meal for a group. Here’s a perfect thanksgiving dish…

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Living On The Edge, Mindfully

Do you live on the edge balancing a busy schedule and home life? Most of us live on the edge without realizing it! We respond automatically to the demands presented to us, feeling stressed without really thinking do I need to do this now? Applying a mindful practice can ease the stress of juggling the…

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One minute of laughter and Lions Mane boosts the immune system

We are in late summer entering into early fall, a time for self care and inner nourishment. Preparing for seasonal change is a good time to start thinking about nurturing your immune health. In Chinese medicine there are five elements wood, fire, earth, metal and water.  Late summer is associated with the Earth element groundedness,…

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Aging: taking wellness into your own hands

The largest population of baby boomers who are reaching 65 years, peaks in 2025. You may know people or have seen in the media, mature adults in excellent physical shape doing remarkable feats of fitness, producing creative achievements or serving their communities with healthy minds and bodies. The traditional perception of aging is that your…

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Eating begins in the mind!

Where does mental awareness stimulate your desire to eat?   You’d think it starts in the stomach with those gurgling sensations you feel that the digestive clock is telling you it’s time to eat! In truth, it is more of a mental response that is stimulating nutrients, digestion and creating a calorie burning action triggering…

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Practising Together In Community

Like your body’s immune system, building community can equal immunity. A virtual community where people come together and support one another. In community, sharing experiences, being there for others and protected against external forces, can actually slow down the ageing process. Studies show that when people socialize regularly, they live healthier and longer. In a study…

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You Are What You Eat!

Is that really true, Are you what you eat? Most of the time we eat on autopilot not consciously aware from when it started. Were you raised with conditioned messages of what, how and when to eat? Does this sound familar? You can’t leave the table until your finish your plate of food! If you…

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New Programs and Events Begin in August and September, 2022

I’m really excited to share with you upcoming events that I am presenting this summer and fall for you to participate in! In August, I’m introducing a new program called FEED THE BRAIN: A Mindful Eating Approach To Nourishing The Body, Heart and Mind on Tuesdays from August 23 to October 11th. I’m looking for…

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