Archive for September 2014

Meatless Monday: Creamy Cauliflower Soup

Meatless Monday: Creamy Cauliflower Soup
This delicious cauliflower soup is so creamy you will not believe it doesn’t have any milk in it.  This warm, rich bowl is a smart way for kids (and grownups) to receive the benefits of heart-healthy veggies without knowing that each velvety bite is filled with good for you ingredients. Creamy Cauliflower Soup 1 head... Read more »

My journey through the labyrinth

My journey through the labyrinth
Last night instead of sitting on my couch in front of my computer, I was slowing walking through a labyrinth. To celebrate the Fall Equinox, New Moon and Jewish New Year, I gathered behind a church in Deerfield with my mom, sister, two friends and our spiritual advisor, Laura. Before we began we sat on... Read more »

Meatless Monday: Easy, Tasty, Healthy Lentil Soup

Meatless Monday: Easy, Tasty, Healthy Lentil Soup
Today is the first day of autumn and although a little sad to see summer go, I’m ready to get back to making warm, cozy, filling soups.  A standard in my home is Lentil Soup.  I prepare a big pot full and my family eats it all week long.  It also freezes well. Lentils are... Read more »
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Take a break to dream about a fantasy vacation

Take a break to dream about a fantasy vacation
Do you ever dream of getting away? I love my life here, but some days instead of doing the laundry, going to the grocery store and the other items on my to-do-list; I use the time to imagine myself in these beautiful spots in the world. Which fantasy vacation would you choose?  It is fun... Read more »

Win an Aromatherapy Diffuser Kit for your Shower

Win an Aromatherapy Diffuser Kit for your Shower
I’m sharing a little secret with you today. I don’t shower everyday. I’m up early with the kids making breakfast and packing lunches.  There really is no time for me to shower (unless I was to wake up extra early and I do love sleep). After I drop the kids at school, I often head... Read more »

Kathryn Budig Graces Yoga Journal Cover

Kathryn Budig Graces Yoga Journal Cover
I let out a little scream when this month’s Yoga Journal appeared in my mailbox.  The cover displays the confident, radiant and strong Kathryn Budig.  I follow the yogi, author and philanthropist on Instagram and am inspired by her realness, honesty and kindness. I jumped at the opportunity to interview the soon to be married... Read more »
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Microwave Popcorn is Terrible for You

Microwave Popcorn is Terrible for You
I have a bunch of microwave popcorn from a Costco trip years ago in my basement.  Since I am always looking for healthy after school snack options, I began to research it before giving it to my children. According to the Food Babe, “The bag almost all microwave popcorn varieties come in is lined with... Read more »

Records from the 70's: Keep or Sell?

Records from the 70's: Keep or Sell?
Back in my high school and college days I developed a pretty nice record collection.  At that time I had an old school stereo with two tape decks and a record player on top. I listened to these records all the time.  I would stare at the intricate artwork on the covers as the record... Read more »

Multiple Sclerosis: Two Years Later

Multiple Sclerosis: Two Years Later
Two years ago today I woke up with a numb hand and a limp.  That morning began a scary, intense and empowering journey. With my diagnosis life has changed and is not as simple as it once was. With that said, I strongly believe there is a reason I was given this chronic disease.  All... Read more »
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Fair Oaks Farms reminded me the power of kindness

Fair Oaks Farms reminded me the power of kindness
Before school started my kids and I went on a road trip to Indianapolis.  On the way home, we stopped at Fair Oaks Farm to use the bathroom and stretch our legs.  It was a beautiful day and we were in no rush to get home, so I decided to buy tickets to allow the kids... Read more »