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Healthy Body = Healthy Mind

I have been an a quest for Health & Wellness for many years now. I started thinking more about my health as I was getting closer to my 30s. I had been clean off drugs and alcohol for many years which was a huge plus, but I knew there was more that needed to be done. I quit smoking before my 28th birthday. That single action made me realize how much more I wanted to do for myself. Soon after I quit smoking, I started walking then I started running. Running was not always my passion it was very tough at first and I will admit that I did not love it right away. It took me some time to build a strong pace that I felt comfortable breathing with. I also did yoga on and off for many years and always loved that practice. When my girlfriend did her 200 Hour Yoga teacher training my practice got more intense and I was peaceful. That same friend and yoga mentor moved to Spain and my practice suffered I just did not keep up with it while she was away but I got more into running during that ti…

Super Bowl Sunday Treats

This year was the first year I ever went to a Super Bowl Party. Honestly the only reason I may have went was because I missed my friends and I also wanted to make yummy treats to eat! Naturally Super Bowl Sunday turned out to be on a weekend that I had Yoga Teacher Training so that meant I was not going to have as much time to prepare treats to bring. Thankfully I have the best Snack & Party Food Pinterest Board that ever existed. I found two recipes that I Pinned years ago. One Being Hot Corn Dip and the Other being a Mint Chocolate Chip Cheese Ball. Both were extremely easy to make and both tasted freaking amazing.

I did not have any Mint Extract but thankfully I have lots of Essential Oils on hand! I used two drops of Peppermint Oil and two drops of Spearmint Oil.



I'm hoping to take the time this weekend to get some baking done. I try to bake something at least once a week it really makes me happy and it certainly helps to have something tasty in the house. I just have neve…

Milk Making Cookies

A very dear friend of mine welcomed her Baby Boy to the world this weekend. I am so thrilled to meet this little man. My daughter is just as excited as I am we knew at once we had to bake something for Faith to enjoy. I decided to bake Lactation Cookies to help keep mamma happy and healthy so she can keep baby Gabriel happy and healthy. These cookies are extremely delicious for everyone to enjoy but have lots of great ingredients to help keep a nursing mothers supply strong. With a name like lactation cookies they help keep others away from our precious cookies in fear that they may start lactating hahaha.



Congratulations Faith, John & Big Sister Sophia!

Milk Making Lactation Cookies Adapted from Gusty Mama

Preheat oven to 350



Ingredients:
2 sticks of butter
3/4 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar
3/4 cup sugar
2 eggs
2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 cup white whole wheat flour (King Arthur)
1 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
3 cups old fashioned oats
2…