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Vital Energy: Rock It With Five Simple Steps

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Vital energy is our BIG energy–the physical energy that makes us feel awake, alert, and alive, as well as the life force energy that makes us feel connected, creative, and inspired. Because we’re integrated beings–body, mind, spirit–it’s really all one and needs to be nourished for a full and exhilarating life.

For the vast majority of us, our low energy states have simple solutions that yield…

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How’s Your Diet? Anti-Inflammatory Eating for Optimum Nutrition

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“Our diets are better than they’ve ever been! Look how tall kids get today-it’s because we have such good nutrition in our country.” 

I hear these statements regularly. It’s easy to think we eat well because food is so readily available. Especially for people who grew up with food insecurity, never knowing when a meal would be available, an abundance of food seems like it should guarantee…

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Detox is About Letting Go: Part Two of a Series

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Detox is About Letting Go: Part Two

Detoxification is about how we manage the toxins, irritants and negative energy that are an inevitable part of our daily lives. We can’t live in a bubble. But we can be wise about how we live and eat and fortify ourselves. 

This is a series of offerings that will dispel common myths about what detoxification is and how to stay safe and strong in our lives and…

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