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Rev Up Libido

Revamping Sexy Time – Boosting Your Libido

Libido. This word has quite the stigma attached to it. If you’re reading this blog I’m guessing you had one of two reactions to the title line. Are you person A who’s thinking “I’m totally embarrassed to be reading this. I hope no one is looking over my shoulder”? Or are you person B who’s thinking, “Yes!! Finally some help! I totally need to read this”? Either way you can rest assured that you are in good company, and there is no judgement here.

So many women are in this boat. Between the demands of life, career, and often motherhood, we find ourselves lacking the spark, the energy, or the drive to fulfill our intimate needs.

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Healthy fall recipes FI

Healthy Fall Recipes from the Farmer’s Market

Waking up to a crisp fall morning, the temperature slightly chilly – jacket weather – always reminds me of trips to my local farmer’s market to search for the season’s best-kept secrets!  While many may turn their nose up at some of these seasonal delicacies, it’s time for you to branch out and relish in the deliciousness of local, farm-grown produce.

Sure, it’s easy and convenient to pop in to the grocery store and easily get whatever you desire, but our bodies were built to eat seasonally, requiring the nutrients provided by these seasonal veggies to sustain us through the different seasons.

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Thanksgiving EO FI

Healthy Thanksgiving Recipes with Essential Oils

It’s that time of year again!  The leaves have changed color, there’s a nip in the air, we’ve closed up our windows, and started a fire in the woodstove (okay…..maybe you just turned the furnace back on, but dream with me, okay?). 

Thanksgiving Day is right around the corner, and, as our thoughts turn to giving thanks, our noses and taste buds are ready for the warm and savory subtleties and aromas of Thanksgiving:  pumpkin pie, simmered greens, turkey and stuffing, roasted vegetables…  Just typing this makes me think about the weight I might gain.  Sigh.

There has to be another way.

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Cooking with Essential oil FI

Healthy All Year Long – Cooking with Essential Oils

Little did you know that you have a secret flavor arsenal in your cabinet…yep! Your essential oils can be used in both cooking and baking to amp up your flavors and give those boring meals an extra umph. Most people assume that aromatherapy is the only way to use essential oils and many others are learning about the best way to apply them – but cooking with essential oils brings us back to their roots! Most herbs and plants were utilized in cooking and early medicinal purposes before distilling was perfected to create the high-quality essential oils that we utilize today. In addition, integrating essential oils into your cooking will positively impact your life in the future, both by saving you money and improving your health if you use them.

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Kale and Butternut Squash Saute FI

Kale and Butternut Squash Sauté Recipe

Here is the easiest and most nutrient-dense recipe for you to add to a main dish as a side, or as a vegetarian entree. You can’t really go wrong with kale and butternut squash. A simple, vegetable-heavy dish that will leave you feeling satisfied and not overly full.

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