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Quinoa Pumpkin Muffins

These muffins are delicious and nutritious. They make a nourishing and energy-sustaining snack food. The soluble fiber of the dates helps regulate blood sugar levels while providing a rich source of B vitamins, potassium and magnesium. The walnuts are an excellent source of antioxidants and help reduce inflammation. Walnuts are one of the highest vegetarian […]

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How Our Attachment Patterns Can Influence Self-Care

At Conscious Wellness we work with a wide spectrum of health and wellness issues. From brain health and prevention of Alzheimer’s, to postpartum and parenting support, to the psychology of eating, to nutrition education and more. The foundation of all of this is about how each and every one of us can put our own […]

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Crock-pot Chicken Tacos

Crock-pot Chicken Tacos Slow cooking for the changing seasons The seasons are changing again! The days are getting shorter (and busier!) as we find our new Fall rhythms with school, work, social life, and with food of course!  Autumn is a natural time for sifting, sorting and slow cooking.  Our ancestors worked hard at this […]

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How To Know If You Struggle With Self-Care

Signs of Struggle and How to Shift Into A Mindset That Will Lead You to Wellness Let’s talk some more about creating a family as a working system. This definitely applies to parents, but it also applies to anyone that struggles with self-care. How do you know if you struggle with self-care? Well, some telltale […]

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Are you a parent and struggling to meet your own needs?

Have you been wondering how to possibly take care of yourself when you are so busy taking care of others? Let’s talk about it.   As a mom, or dad, you get that nourishment is important. You work hard to meet your kids’ needs. You worry about them getting enough sleep, eating well, getting a […]

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The Best Part About Feeling Like Crap

Quiet the Inner Critic Part 3: Your Spiritual Relevance We have already discussed in Parts 1 and 2, the importance of looking at ourselves differently and going deeper in investigating our health goals.  In a way, Part 3, includes both of those, with a twist. I include myself when I say that most of the […]

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How Our Image Obsessed Culture Has Gotten In Your Head and You Don’t Even Know It

Quiet the Inner Critic Part 2: Expand Your Investigation (How your biology may be playing more of a role than you think) So, the inner critic shows up for so many different reasons and the psychological ones are really important to unearth, evaluate, and sort through but that’s not necessarily what this article is about. […]

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Here’s How to Finally Stop Beating Yourself Up About Your Weight

Quieting the Inner Critic Part One:Expand your perspective This article is about widening our perspective from a number of different angles, and recognizing that when we are looking for solutions, we often need to change our approach to the problem.  For example, you go to the doctors because you are feeling low energy, and maybe […]

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It’s Okay to Fall Apart

Grief. Can you allow it? image source Will you allow yourself to be touched and opened? For that is grief’s intent. Grief creates space, it moves things, it digests and lets go. Grief steers us to look into the heart of the matter. Indeed, it defines for us what truly does matter. Will you allow […]


Is forgiveness necessary for healing? image source I think so. Extending forgiveness does not mean we condone behaviors or attitudes that have been, or continue to be, violent, demeaning, oppressive or degrading. There is a saying, “When your canary is down, get out of the mine.” Presumably a passed out canary would be the first […]