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New Foods 29 & 30 (AKA I’m Done!)

Can I get a witness! I just completed my 30 new foods in 2014 goal or challenge or resolution, whatever you call it. Without further ado, here are the last two foods: Food #29: Buttercup Squash And That Is…not butternut squash! Buttercup squash or cucurbita maxima is a species of squash native to South America. Found Where:  …

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Peterson Holistic Services

If you’re thinking about rushing out for Black Friday sales, think again! Instead of giving the ones you love something they might not need or might tire of in six months, consider giving them the gift of holistic health! My friend, Kevin Peterson, is the owner of Peterson Holistic Services in West Des Moines. I …

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Thanksgiving Memories, Mishaps, and a Workout!

It’s the start of my favorite week all year – Thanksgiving week! I have loved Thanksgiving ever since I was a kid. I remember spending most Thanksgivings with my dad, visiting his sisters in Wisconsin. Once I learned how to drive, he’d put me behind the wheel of whatever large, decade plus old boat, I mean …

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New Foods Challenge (26-28)

I have a few new food updates to share! There is a light at the end of this tunnel! Food #26: Aronia Berries And That Is: Also known as chokeberries, these are tart little berries found in wet, swampy areas. The more I think about that the worse it sounds. Found Where:  Downtown Farmers’ Market (early September) Cost: I can’t really recall …

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My Sugar Sabbatical (Part II)

It’s been three weeks since I signed up for the Fed Up movie challenge. The challenge was no added sugars for 10 days and when I signed up, I didn’t know if I would make it the entire 10 days because I love honey and cereal and an occasional sweet treat. I was also skeptical of …

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Partner Up!

Your alarm goes off. It’s dark, it’s early, it’s cold. You see your running shoes waiting to be laced up. You can hear the wind rattling the windows and can feel a cool draft blowing under the door. You hit snooze. Eight minutes later you hit snooze again. You’ll just go for a shorter run today. The last …

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Hello November

Hello and Happy November! As you recall, each month I try to focus on something small but important that I believe will enhance my well-being. In October my intention was to slow down and relax since the start of the school year was so busy. I was able to slow down a bit, but that’s one …