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  • Blog, Maylo, Wellness

    How do Rituals anchor us in life?

    Life’s Rituals! Even if we are not aware of it, we all have little rituals that we perform every day. What is your morning routine? Is it the same every morning? Does your day get thrown off if something is out of place in the morning? Why do you think that is?

    Rituals have always played a powerful part in all cultures, through the history of man. As we observe peoples from different cultures, rituals mark the most important seasons and events for their society. We learn about their culture by what they value and worship in rituals. In doing so, we learn more about ourselves and our own cultures.

    Families have rituals. Do you make birthdays a big deal? Which holidays bring the family together, as one? Are there moments of worship and prayer?

    Rituals serve as an anchor for us, providing a feeling of safety and stability. Rituals allow us to drop into a cadence or rhythm that is familiar. It brings a sense of peace and stability, possibly even observance and mindfulness. Even the simplest of rituals can be considered sacred to our being.

    In fact, it has been found that rituals have a profound effect on our nervous system. And because of that, when you are feeling overwhelmed, a ritual, a meditation, a quiet time and cup of tea, whatever it is for you, can anchor you and bring a soundness or balance back to your nerves.

    A Quick Ritual Test:

    Is there something you like to do every Sunday?

    Are there specific people you enjoy doing it with?

    If you don’t get the opportunity, do you feel like your week was complete?

    If you answered YES to all three, then you have a ritual that is important to you. Now, rate the strength of feelings for not getting to do it with 1 = not much to 5 = very much.

    Take a moment and consider those rituals that help you find peace and honor them.

  • Blog, Michelle, Wellness

    The Importance of Breakfast

    Breakfast!  We hear repeatedly how important it is, but what is the truth behind this statement?

    The reading and research I have done would confirm that this is a factual statement.  Being in the healthcare field, I decided not only to research this subject, but I tried a few days of eating breakfast vs. going without.  The conclusion I have come to, is that it is, in fact, a true statement.

    A healthy breakfast in the morning is like putting gas in the tank of your car.  A full tank of gas will get you to wherever you need to go that day.  An empty tank won’t get you very far and can cause multiple problems for you.  The same is true with eating breakfast.  A good healthy and nutritious breakfast will get your metabolism going, help you focus and give you the energy you need to get through to lunch or throughout the day.  Doctors recommend a combination of carbohydrates, fiber and lean protein for breakfast.

    On the go and in a hurry?  Consider protein shakes, a yogurt bowl with your cereal added on top, or pack breakfast for the car ride!

    A healthy breakfast to start your day will help you get the nutrients that your body needs.  Without it, you may have low blood sugar, feel sluggish and lack the energy you need to tackle your day, so don’t skip it.  Make it a priority to start your day in a positive, healthy way!



  • Blog, Rebecca, Wellness

    Reigniting Relationships

    Valentine’s Day!  This week is a special week of candy, cards and date night on the town — at least for some.

    For others, it is a week of painful reminders.  Love and Joy of past times and sadness for its loss.  It doesn’t matter why.  It could be due to angry words, a lost friend, a breakup, divorce or death of a loved one.  It is easy to allow pain and sorrow to take over the mind and heart.

    But, as Maylo says, what we think and feel is a choice.  Where we go, and what we do is a choice.  Don’t let this day isolate you from others.

    Choose to reignite a relationship! It doesn’t have to be a serious thing.  It can just be for fun.

    Buy a card for a coworker.  Call a family member.  Text an old friend, Hello!  Attend a Yoga class, and bring cookies.  Better, yet, ask a friend to dinner, and dress like it’s a date!

    You just might find, that friend was waiting for someone, too!

  • Blog, Food, Mindfulness, Supplements, Wellness

    The Perfect Green Smoothie + A Protein Packed Twist

    If you’ve ever blended a quick smoothie on-the-go, or Googled the perfect green smoothie, odds are you’ve heard of the gals over at Simple Green Smoothies. But, if this is a new journey for you, or you’re looking for our Protein Packed Twist, you’ve come to the right place! So here it is… Simple Green Smoothie’s Beginners Luck smoothie, plus our Protein bonus including Whey of Life Protein Powder. Because of its flavorless quality, you can add this powder to any drink, smoothie or food for an added protein punch.

    Spoiler Alert ** Keep reading after the recipe for another time-saving healthy idea! 

    Beginners Luck Green Smoothie + Our Protein Boost

    The Beginner's Luck Green Smoothie is a great beginner friendly green smoothie. It's full of iron, potassium and vitamins galore— AND tastes like a tropical treat from all the island fruit. 

    Course Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Snack
    Cuisine Smoothie
    Prep Time 2 minutes
    Cook Time 3 minutes
    Total Time 5 minutes
    Servings 1
    Calories 277 kcal


    • 1 cup fresh spinach
    • 1 cup water
    • .5 cup pineapple*
    • .5 cup mango*
    • 1 banana peeled
    • 1/4 cup Vanilla (or flavorless) Protein Powder


    1. Place spinach and water in blender. Puree until smooth.

    2. Add fruit and blend again.

    Recipe Notes

    *Use at least one frozen fruit to make the smoothie cold or serve over ice.

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