Falling Upward and Embracing the Second Half of Your Life

There comes a moment in every person’s life when she realizes she has just entered the second half of her life. With the average lifespan of a woman in the United States being 81, I technically crossed that line three years ago. Yes, that’s when my waist disappeared and the pregnancy questions started; my squiggly…

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Got a juicer

As Salam alikum readers 

I got a juicer yesterday and started using it below is a juicing recipe I really like

2 stalks celery

1 piece of ginger about half inch long

1 zucchini 

3 handfuls of spinach and kale mix I used the baby kind

6 medium apples 

Wash everything then slice apples and zucchini 

Run through juicer add small amounts spinach and kale then apples , ginger , celery use the pusher to safely get everything juiced, once finished stir and then pour over ice and enjoy makes about 4 big glasses full.

Side note I place a bag over the end that catches the discarded pulp and skins from juicing easy clean up.

  

The Surprising Role of Nutrition in Mental Health: An Interview with Julia Rucklidge, Ph.D.

If you’ve been reading my blog for a month or more, you know that I have found nutrition to be a powerful force in my recovery from depression. Since 2008, I haven’t responded to medications or have had only a minimal, partial response, so I have been on a mission–for myself and for the millions…

http://thereseborchard.com/2015/08/18/the-surprising-role-of-nutrition-in-mental-health-an-interview-with-julia-rucklidge-ph-d/

Talking To Our Daughters About Anti-Bullying and Self Confidence

I wanted to talk to my seven year old daughter about bullying (like I do every year), but this time I wanted to invite other girls her age to join in on the conversation.There are many reasons why I wanted to invite others to join us: it would be a great opportunity for my…

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15 Quotes to Inspire People with Chronic Illness

Being sick is no fun. We all know that. But being chronically ill while maintaining a pleasant disposition is a daunting task even for the Greek gods. Every biological response in your body wants to lean into the creeping despair you feel. But by doing that with regularity, soon you will find as though you’ve…

http://thereseborchard.com/2015/08/17/15-quotes-to-inspire-people-with-chronic-illness-2/

Guest Recipe: Grain Free Granola Biscuits

The lovely Charleh from Designed2Eat is just like us – she wants to be healthy but doesn’t want to miss out on fun or delicious food.  We have tried some of her delicious paleo cakes and they are SO good, plus she has some amazing recipes on her own blog and was kind enough to […]

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Women and Weights Part 4: Putting It All Together

So far we have examined the myths of weight lifting for women, the benefits of weight lifting on the mind and body, and how weight lifting can aid in athletic performance. To close out this series I would like to discuss how to put it all together and actually incorporate strength training into your weekly […]

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