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Antidepressants

Tolerating Discomfort on Your Path to Success

Achieving a goal, like losing weight, following your meal and exercise plan, earning a degree while you’re working, or raising money for a cause you believe in, can feel euphoric, especially when you’ve overcome significant challenging obstacles to get there. We know logically that it’s hard to make the changes required to reach a goal. So why, then, when the going gets tough, are we unprepared and wonder why the journey is not pain-free? Part of it has to do with our desire to avoid pain, seek pleasure, and take the path of least resistance. Being aware of this triad can help you better accept, and tolerate, the obstacles you’ll face.

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Health

Spicing Things Up

One of the easiest ways to keep meals simple is to repeat the basic ingredients from week to week and even day to day and mix things up with fat free and low fat condiments.  This blog includes a list of our favorites we use all the time. Happy Cooking!

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Health

Incorporating Healthy Fats into Your Diet

Heart-healthy omega-3 fats, unsaturated fats, and healthy saturated fats are well known, plus they’re great for metabolism, weight management, and mental wellness. Examples include nuts, seeds, fish, grass-feed beef and even dark chocolate.

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Emotional Eating

Using Imagery to Overcome Obstacles

Using imagery to formulate a specific action in response to a specific obstacle can give you clarity about what actions will support your goal, confidence to follow through, and, ultimately, the success you’re aiming for.

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Energy

Turmeric Cauliflower Soup with Fresh Herbs

Turmeric is well-known in Ayurvedic and South Asian cuisines for it’s anti-inflammatory, balancing properties. The spice contains curcumin which has anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant, analgesic, anti-aging & anti-cancer properties as well as positive effects on your brain function & mood. This easy turmeric cauliflower soup recipe is a great way to incorporate turmeric into your diet.

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Energy

Healthy Fats Can Improve Your Mental Health

The type of fat you eat matters. The reason is twofold: to get the health and nutrient benefit of healthy fats, and to avoid the negative effects of unhealthy fats.
Aim for omega-3 fatty acids and organic and grass-fed foods, and avoid processed and trans fats.

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Antidepressants

Feeling Worthy and Your Well Being

You are as worthy as everything and everyone else you care about. The key is to balance how you spend your time so that you are at least on equal par with other things and people that matter to you in your life.

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Recipes

Edamame Asian Chicken Salad

Edamame adds a fresh taste, healthy nutrients, and a welcome pop of spring color to this vibrant salad – and the best news is that this yummy recipe is a cinch to make!

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