February 14, 2017

Valentine’s Day isn’t just candy in heart-shaped boxes and all things romantic. It’s a holiday about love and a great day to remember to love someone you are around 24/7—YOU!

Valentine’s Day may only come around once a year, but if you can start loving yourself daily, your entire life can change. Love fuels positivity. If you want a more fulfilling and happier year, start from a place of love.

Practice positivity. Be on your own side. We have about 60,000 thoughts a day and studies show most of those thoughts are negative. Why would you want to live from such a negative place? Practice gratitude daily—from the tiniest things (like that cup of coffee) to the big stuff (how well your child is doing). Think about what’s going right in your life. Foc...

January 31, 2017

Dairy Free, Vegan

This simple recipe makes for a comforting entree or a hearty side. Sauteed mushrooms, nutty farro, and fragrant thyme come together quickly for a healthy dish that will warm you up on a chilly day!


  • 1 cup semi-pearled or quick-cooking farro

  • 2 cups vegetable broth

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1/2 cup onion, diced

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 4 cups assorted fresh mushrooms of your choice, sliced

  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme, chopped

  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste


  1. Cook farro in broth per package directions. Add additional broth or water if needed.

  2. Meanwhile, heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onions and sauté, stirring, until onions b...

January 14, 2017

Vegan, gluten-free, nut-free, refined sugar-free, soy-free

Butternut squash, red lentils, and sweet potato are wrapped in a lightly sweet and creamy coconut and tomato broth accented with spicy notes of turmeric, cumin, chili powder, cayenne, and garlic. Apple cider vinegar provides a tangy brightness to bring everything together. This stew tastes better the next day once the flavors have had a chance to mingle; if you can make it the day before serving, I’d highly recommend it!


For the stew:

-2 tablespoons (30 mL) extra-virgin olive oil

-1 medium onion, diced (about 2 cups/280 g)

-3 to 4 large garlic cloves, minced

-3 cups (400 g) peeled, seeded, and diced butternut squash*

-1 large sweet potato (450 g), peeled and diced (2 1/2 cups/340 g...

January 1, 2017

Happy New Year!

Every time the calendar turns to a new year, millions of Americans make a resolution, get up from their couches and get healthy.

And that commitment to get in shape lasts — for a month or two. Alas, 73 percent of all people who make New Year’s fitness resolutions eventually return to their slothful ways, according to a study from Harris Interactive.

But it doesn’t have to be that way. Following are six tips for keeping your New Year’s resolution to get fit.

1. Keep your goals small and specific

Getting in shape can be a daunting task, which is why it’s often best to set small, specific and — above all else — realistic goals at the beginning of your journey.

Too many people set overly ambitious goals that do not allow for the occasional...

December 27, 2016

While the holiday season can be filled with joy, it can also be a stressful time of year. You may be worried about traveling, money, buying gifts, or even dealing with uncomfortable family situations. Yoga can help with a variety of techniques that can ease your holiday stress and worry.

Anxiety, panic attacks and high blood pressure can all result from stress during the holiday season. One of the easiest ways to reduce this stress is to simply relax, but for many this is far easier said than done. Fortunately, yoga can help teach you to relax and to stay calm and collected in tough situations, while also fostering a sense of happiness and harmony. Yoga strengthens both the mind and body. There are different types of yoga and those which emphasiz...

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