Have you met Flora?


Gut flora is essential to our survival.

There is bacteria living inside our digestive system, and Miss Flora keeps it in check.  Go Flora go!

If you took the digestive tract of an adult and laid it on the ground, it would cover a tennis court! Whaa?

It’s a huge area, open to invasion to anything from the environment.

But no fear, mother nature knew this and she helped a sister out.  She protected your digestive tract by covering every square millimeter of it with a thick band of bacteria: this is your gut flora.  #MotherNatureIsNailingIt

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My Dad, My Hero


Dear Dad,

This morning, I woke up and the first thought that came to my mind was that I need to call you more.

That oh, so familiar feeling.

I hate that feeling.

Being your only daughter and your only child  that lives away from home, I should be better at staying in touch!

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Christine Lakin’s Lentil Feta and Bruschetta Dip

My dear friend and Hostess with the Mostess, Christine Lakin, had a little shindig over the weekend and I showed up HUNGRY!

She had a delicious variety of appetizers on her kitchen counter and I spotted the lentil dip right away.

“Ooooh girl! What is this?!” I asked.

“It’s the BEST dip, you won’t believe how good it is!”  She said.

Well…I had my first taste of this magical dip, and that’s all I remember.

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Liberate Your Tatas!

I was in my early twenties when I took my first Pilates class and I was it was love at first sight.

I became obsessed with it and decided to get my teaching certification.  

I had fantasies of opening my own Pilates studio in Santa Fe, and living the rest of my years as a happy teacher with a great tan.

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Thatta Gurl Gorgeous Gruel

Before you reach for your morning bagel or donut… HOLD UP!!

Before you decide to skip your breakfast and suck down that coffee…WAIT A SEC!!

I never thought of gruel being gorgeous, but this recipe is so good, your body will say:

“Hey Gorgeous! Get in my belly!”

I eat this almost EVERY morning, and I add different stuff depending on my mood and what’s in my fridge, but this is my go-to gruel.

It’s filling, yummy, and so healthy.  Start your day right baby!

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