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Chicken Stuffed Tomatoes
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A simple recipe, these stuffed tomatoes are great for any luncheon, shower, or party you have planned. Ingredients 6 large tomatoes 2 cups chicken, cooked and cubed (or non-meat protein) ½ cup red bell pepper, minced 1 celery rib, chopped 1 ½ tablespoons red onion, minced ⅓ cucumber, chopped ¼...
Lemongrass Essential Oil Removes Nail Polish!
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Many essential oils have some cool alternative ways to use them. Did you know that Lemongrass and many of the citrus essential oils can be used to remove nail polish? Traditional nail polish removers typically have harsh drying chemicals and are not very safe to inhale. Next time you want...
“Skinny” Mint Chocolate Chip Shake!
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"It's the 'skinny' version of mint chocolate chip ice cream!" Ingredients 1 cup almond milk 1 drop Peppermint essential oil ½ teaspoon vanilla extract Stevia to taste Handful of mixed greens, kale, or spinach 3 tablespoons semisweet chocolate shavings 2 frozen bananas 1 tablespoon chia seeds Instructions Add ingredients minus Peppermint...
Lime Chicken Tacos
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Lime Chicken Tacos --- _**This Lime infused marinade is great for street tacos. Feel free to experiment with Cilantro oil and Cumin oil in the marinade as well for more yummy flavor.**_ **Ingredients:** *Marinade* - ¼ cup lime juice - ½ cup honey - 2 tablespoons soy sauce - 1...
Fireworks Are Not Your Pet’s BFF
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As we approach the US Independence Day holiday and France's 14 Juillet (Bastille Day), I think about how many pets are freaked the heck out. We may love fireworks, but your fluffy family member probably gets some anxious feelings with all the loud noises. Here are some tips to help...
How to be a champion sleeper
How is your sleep?  If you're a Sleep Champion, share your tips with everyone you know. If it isn't stellar .. keep reading! For me, a good night of sleep begins with having a full and productive day - both at work and at home (which are really the same...
Natural gardening for the win!
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Did you know you can ditch the toxic chemicals and still have an awesome garden? Watch this video for tips and tricks to help with pests, growth, plant disease and more.   https://youtu.be/JReYV1gTbsI  
Stay Motivated While Working From Home
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If you're used to working in an office, your day might already be planned out. You have coworkers for social interaction. And maybe your boss is around to give you accountability. BUT, as millions of people are finding out -- working from home is very different. Getting work done without...
Fresh produce
VEGETABLES WON’T KILL YOU … I SWEAR!
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I love vegetables ... but not everyone does (the horror!) So , I want to help you discover new and awesome ways to enjoy these nutritional powerhouses. From a health standpoint, vegetables are an unbeatable food: naturally nutrient-rich; better tasting than a vitamin pill; low in calories; high in fiber and...
woman'sbelly
PERIOD SURVIVAL CHEAT SHEET
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  Many ladies know there are a few days every month when they will feel like utter crap. I’m talking laying in the bed, curled up in the fetal position, alternating between crying and seething with rage, all while clutching at their abdomens, cursing their uteruses. It. Is. Not. Fun!...
How to Break Free from Stress
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Stress sucks! And when we’re stressed out, it’s easy to develop negative thinking patterns.Our challenges frustrate us and we’re overwhelmed. This negative outlook then makes it even harder for us to manage those challenges and break through the stress cycle. Practicing positive thinking helps to focus on our strengths and...
Signs you have poor gut health
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Poor gut health is a sign of poor overall health. More correctly, if you have poor gut health, your overall health is suffering as a result. You have more bacteria cells in your gut than you have human cells in your entire body. If your gut is unhealthy, those bacteria...
Sleeping Fox
15 WAYS TO RELAX IN 5 MINUTES
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It’s easy to relax when you’re on vacation as you lie on the beach or stroll through museums. However, peace can be more elusive when your kids are home sick and your inbox is overflowing at work. Fortunately, there are ways to make relaxing anywhere simple and quick. Try these 15...
Lunch in paris
LOW BUCKS OFFICE POTLUCKS
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When I worked in television, we had so many potlucks! Goodbye party potlucks, new employee potlucks, birthday potlucks, baby shower potlucks, "it's Tuesday" potlucks ... you name it, we had it. They got pretty pricey after a while. The office potluck doesn't have to strain your food budget. How cool...
My aunts at the gardens
STEAL MY PRETTY SKIN SECRETS!
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Recently, a nurse said I must be related to these two ladies because we all have such great skin. Aren't my aunts the cutest?! It’s true, we all look pretty fab. My grandmother did too! I chalk it up to good genes, relatively clean living and essential oils. I’m always...
Tofu in a green bowl
PEANUT COCONUT TOFU BOWL
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Have you ever made a dish that transported you to a favorite restaurant? That's what this Coconut Peanut Tofu bowl did. I am not being braggy when I say "damn this was good!!" It was sooooo easy to make. If you're not into tofu, you can substitute chicken with no...
QUICK MUSHROOM APPETIZER
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I needed a quick appetizer for an event and this was so easy! It fit the bill and was delicious. Ingredients: 3 cloves Garlic 2 lbs Mushrooms 1/2 tsp Thyme 3 tbsp Burgundy Cooking Wine (use Balsamic vinegar for a darker, richer taste/look) 2 tbsp Bragg's Liquid Aminios, Tamari or...
Bang Bang Cauliflower
Bang Bang Cauliflower
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I found this recipe and it quickly became a staple in my cooking.  My aunt requests it frequently. This is such an easy recipe and it's Paleo approved.  The honey causes a challenge for strict Keto followers. You can put this sauce on ANYTHING ... fish, chicken, potatoes, etc.  I...
Cat doing laundry
SAVE MONEY ON LAUNDRY DAY
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Forget dryer sheets! Save the planet Save money Save your skin with these laundry hacks!  
Kettlebell and sneakers
HOW TO WORKOUT WITHOUT BACK PAIN
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Pain sucks ... and can be a literal pain in the back. Nowadays, your doctor is more likely to tell you to exercise instead of chill in bed when your back is sore. There have been a ton of studies showing that yoga or weightlifting can reduce back pain and...
Bright fruit smoothies
HOW TO BE YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM’S MVP
Today, I want to focus on keeping the immune systems of you and your family supported. First – what is your immune system? It’s your body’s defense against illness. It’s a network of cells and tissues that constantly scan for threats – like viruses or bacteria-- and then attack. Your...
What’s Blooming this June!
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  We are now halfway through this super long year. Is anyone else tired, or is it just me? Anyway -- we're here and so is EVERYTHING CITRUS BLOOM!! I knew this was coming sometime this Summer ... I am so beyond happy it's now!! Plus ... Niaouli (A RARE...
DIY: Help for Chapped Winter Lips
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No one likes the feeling of chapped lips, but it’s an all-too-common phenomenon. Our lips possess the most delicate skin on our faces, so they’re even more sensitive to summer dryness. doTERRA SPA Lip Balms are great for keeping your lips feeling hydrated. With Original, Tropical, and Herbal blends, the...
SAY GOODBYE TO BEING HANGRY!
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Raise your hand if you've been hangry before! (sheepishly raises hand) Many scientists believe that being hangry is a real thing, and not just a catchy hashtag. In fact, hunger causes physical changes similar to many emotions, including anger. Skipping breakfast or taking offense at someone who cuts you off...
WORKING OUT WHILE AMERICAN
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I have a confession to make … I’ve been in France for six months and my French is still atrocious. It’s getting better, but living here for half a year so far, means I’m interacting more with people who speak a language I have yet to master. It’s one of...
IT’S INTERNATIONAL CHOCOLATE DAY!
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It’s International Chocolate Day today! Are you ready? I can’t eat cacao, so I will have to live vicariously through you. DO. NOT. LET. ME. DOWN! If you’ve totally flaked on this day that is special to so many … here are a few recipes! Enjoy