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I’m teaming up with my YT friend Pia Rivet to provide the kids of La Jolla a cool after school opportunity for the next 5 weeks (September 23rd -October 21st) - MONDAY’s 3:30-5:00pm @ Breath Body Connection - yoga, sound baths, and hands-on creation of healthy foods to teach kids about the nutrients their body’s need. The 5 week series is $249, please contact me with questions (916)764-6994 or email me for the link, xo

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Do you need to know more about Functional Foods?

To those of you that don't yet know me, I'm insatiably curious and I enthusiastically spend hours researching wellness, it brings me joy. Today my thrill came from incorporating Jerusalem Artichoke into a meal. It's a prebiotic for you probiotics, ya heard?!!

Top Benefits of the Jerusalem Artichoke

  • Contains Inulin, a type of carbohydrate called an oligosaccharide, which means its chemical composition consists of several simple sugars linked together to form what’s known as a fructan. This composition makes inulin a non-digestible prebiotic, which allows it to pass through humans’ small and large intestines unabsorbed. During this process, inulin naturally ferments and feeds the healthy intestinal microflora (bacterial organisms, including bifidobacterium) that populate the gut.
  • Fibrous. A one cup serving contains 2.5g of fiber, and may help lower your risk for high cholesterol, constipation, heart disease and certain types of cancer.
  • Eating a cup of sliced sunchokes provides you with 11 percent of the DV for copper, 12 percent of the DV for phosphorus, 18 percent of the DV for potassium and 28 percent of the DV for iron. You need copper and iron for forming red blood cells that carry oxygen in your body to where it's needed, and potassium plays a role in forming proteins. Phosphorus helps form strong bones and DNA.
  • Each serving of Jerusalem artichokes has 10 percent of the daily value for vitamin C and niacin, and 30 percent for thiamine. Niacin and thiamine are B vitamins that help keep your hair, skin and eyes healthy C acts as an antioxidant and limits the damage to cells that free radicals cause. Higher intakes of vitamin C may help lower your heart disease and stroke risk.

When you go to find Jerusalem Artichoke in the store, it will be next to, as well as look like ginger. I slivered it and then roasted it with ghee, chopped garlic & onion, himalayan salt, turmeric, cracked pepper and onion powder. It roasted on a single pan with asparagus, tomatoes, zucchini, garlic cloves, shiitakes, and a salmon flank. - ONE PAN.

The purpose of food is to fuel and nourish our bodies so that they can FUNCTION, keep this in mind as you make choices, and if you'd like to meet to find the perfect list of Functional Foods for your particular needs, that happens to me my forte.

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Do you feel like you're falling? Or flying?

There are only maybe, a thousand things to do in a day, I know.

How many of these things bring you closer to the life you daydream about?

Take a moment to draw a circle. Like a pie graph, use this following list of words to create sections;

Joy, Social Life, Relationships, Home Environment, Home Cooking, Physical Activity, Health, Education, Career, Finances, Creativity, Spirituality.

Consider how much energy you put into each of them.

Consider how much energy that you'd like to put into each of them.

Use this diagram to start navigating your dreams.

I'm here if you need me, xo


Before it's considered meditation...

It's that deep breath that you take to avoid punching someone.

The long exhalation that keeps the profanity from bulldozing your 10ft radius.

Breath is our bodies connection to our mind. Take this moment to feel it's power, slowly and deliberately inhale and exhale deeply...

It's beautiful, right? So trust in me now, before you can "meditate", you ARE, it's just dependent on your consciousness of such. I think many individuals are scared off by the idea of mastering something, the notion that only floating monks are capable, yet we do it all day with little to no awareness - we breathe.

If you can breathe, you can meditate. If you can meditate, you can navigate your life more simply by responding to obstacles, rather than reacting to them. Meditation brings grace and presence to our moments. If you'd like to join me for a guided meditation to assist you in finding some Zen, I'm in the La Jolla area and either on my bougainvillea drenched patio or down at the beach, I'd love to gift you this presence. If you're not in San Diego and interested, message me and we'll figure it out, it's life changing, promise, x

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this isn't a dream...

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