Bring on the luck of the Irish! This month, I'm so excited about the chance to bring more luck into our lives, and luckily I received some help from experts! There are so many ways we can enhance our lives, and the more we care for ourselves in healthy ways, the more joy - and luck - we will attract.
Here are some of the articles this month, featuring experts in a variety of fields who all have something unique and valuable to share with us all. For a brief overview of what's in store, see the following hot off the press (or keyboard!) articles!
FENG SHUI with Kate MacKinnonI personally believe in a peaceful, happy home environment that creates inspiration, supports love and promotes R&R, but life isn't perfect now, is it? So, I thought we could all use some tips from the expert Feng Shui consultant and educator – Kate MacKinnon. I found her through my clases with Institute of Integrative Nutrition, and this program I'm learning on holistic health and wellness has reinforced how our home environment is a key ingredient to the recipe for a happy, healthy life. Read more in FIND YOUR ZEN.
AROMATHERAPY with Puneet GandaAromatherapy does more than just lift the senses, it can also heal. Puneet Nanda has raised the bar on aromatherapy by finding the best herbs from farms across the world, creating a global network of farms that grow the most quality herbs in sustainable ways, each within the best terroirs for each herb and flower. Aromatherapy oils scan actually increase one's health, boost immunity, and help in a variety of ways: increase relaxation, destress, calm, lift a mood and so much more. Read more about him and his company Guru Nanda in FIND YOUR ZEN.
Tips to Increase Your Good LuckPositivity and good luck often go hand in hand, and I've learned that our days are often shaped by the way we start them. A morning routine can lead you on a path towards greater luck, or not. Harvard Research has proven that your morning mood can impact how you feel about your day even eight hours later, so I have some intriguing tips that will help your morning routine and ultimately determine the type of day you have.
What do Produce, Packaging & Oceans Need?HINT: It has something to do with plastic! Some produce companies have taken this effort to forego plastic by creating new types of plastic-free packaging, taking produce distribution to new levels. See more about what's happening in the produce aisle. See how you can make an impact, too.
RECIPES:To have breakfast or not, that is the question! Well, in any instance, I eat breakfast but typically at LUNCH! Always, Oatmeal is one of my most favorite breakfasts, but this one is ultra special with the Starr Ranch Growers' apples and worth trying yourself!
Across the internet has been a viral video on this decadent recipe with Feta Cheese and pasta, but we recreated it with one of our favorite foods: POTATOES from Green Giant™ Fresh! You'll never miss the carbs but love the benefits from the potatoes! See how we made this as decadent and delicious as you would imagine!
HEALTH TIPS: Leafy GreensGreens are healthy and delicious, and we have some great suggestions on ones you could incorporate into your life more nutrition! See our Health Tips and add them to your grocery list. They're in season right now!
FARMS: Maple FarmsSome sweet syrups are indeed better than others, and we want to take you right to the source! Check out these Maple Farms that are busy tapping away to bring their visitors and online shoppers delicious, authentic maple syrups right from their farms. If that doesn't inspire me to cook up some pancakes (healthy versions, of course!), then I don't know what would!
SPA & BEAUTY: Spas are Springing Open (coming soon!)With spring happening this month, we think it's time to have some skin renewal! These are some great tips (and products) to help you reemerge from your winter self with radiant beauty and a special glow. This spa expert and industry expert helps us make sense of why and what we need to do to have healthy skin.
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MARY'S BLOG: Nutrition Month & My Nutrition School (coming soon!)Nutrition - from Integrative Institute of Nutrition! Yes, I am in school and working away on the evenings and weekends to learn more about nutrition and health. I want to share a few things that I've learned and do in honor of Nutrition Month.