heart health

Meditation – Is it Indeed Magical? By Alexandra Roach, Certified Integrative Health Coach, RYT & Meditation Teacher Meditation is said to come with many health benefits. When you sit in stillness, your cardiovascular system slows down, your breathing stabilizes, your blood pressure is lower, your digestive system is able to balance and absorb more nutrients. […]


Watermelon Freeze

by Judy Griffin on July 30, 2014

Watermelon Freeze Ingredients: makes 4-6 servings. 6 cups cubed chilled watermelon 2 cups coconut water  *(water is fine) 1 lime, freshly juiced Directions: Put all ingredients in blender. Blend until smooth. Garnish with a sprig of mint and a slice of lime  Watermelon Citron Freeze-For a refreshing cocktail replace 1 cup of coconut water with […]


Grilled Shrimp with Apricot Coconut Mustard Sauce

by Judy Griffin on June 30, 2014

Grilled Shrimp with Apricot Coconut Mustard Sauce               Ingredients: 1 pound Wild Caught Uncooked  Shrimp (about 20 shrimp-deveined & butterflied) 8 Dried Apricots 2 c. Orange Juice 1/3 c Apricot Preserves 1 tbsp Dijon Mustard ½ tbsp whole grain mustard 1 tsp Lemon Juice 1 tsp white pepper 2 […]


Flourish Beyond 50: with Polly Leaf

by Judy Griffin on June 9, 2014

                        I met Polly Leaf in yoga class and I have always admired her beauty, grace, vibrancy, and youthful attitude.  Not to mention her flexibility. I am usually sitting behind her and am always in awe. We can learn a lot from Polly so […]


Strawberry Pomegranate Quinoa Spinach Salad

by Judy Griffin on April 1, 2014

  Strawberry Pomegranate Quinoa Spinach Salad-Serves 4 Ingredients: 1 cup quinoa 4 scallions, thinly sliced on the base 1 cucumber diced 2 cups of baby spinach sliced in strips 1/2 cup chopped parsley leaves 1/2 cup chopped mint leaves 1 cup sliced strawberries 1 cup pomegranate seeds (Trader Joe’s has convenient containers of seeds) 3 […]


Raw Dark Chocolate Sauce

by Judy Griffin on February 1, 2014

Ingredients: 1 cup Raw Cacao Powder * 1 cup Raw Honey 1 cup almond Butter Mix together in a blender or food processor.  Serve with fruits for dipping. *Use carob powder if allergic to chocolate. Popcorn & Chocolate Sauce– I’ve been loving this lately                                       1 cup organic popcorn kernals 1 Tbsp Coconut Oil Celtic Sea […]


Bountiful Butternut Apple Soup

by Judy Griffin on December 19, 2013

                Bountiful Butternut Apple Soup Makes 6 to 8 servings Ingredients: 1 Medium Butternut Squash 1 quart water 3 apples chopped 2 leeks, finely chopped 1 tbsp. Coconut oil 1-2 tsp. cinnamon 1 tsp. coriander Celtic Sea Salt or Himalayan  Salt  to taste Freshly-ground black pepper, to taste […]


Portobella & Yellow Pepper Collard Wraps

by Judy Griffin on November 4, 2013

              Portobella & Yellow Pepper Collard Wraps Serves 4 Prep & Cook Time: About 30 minutes Ingredients: 2 medium Portobello mushrooms, (about 4 ounces each) 2 Tbsp olive oil 2 medium yellow peppers, thinly sliced 1 jumbo sweet onion (Vidalia), thinly sliced ½ tsp sea salt ¼ tsp coarsely […]


Kicking Pumpkin Black Bean Soup

by Judy Griffin on October 30, 2013

  Kicking Pumpkin Black Bean Soup Ingredients: 4 garlic cloves, minced 1 Tbsp coconut oil 1 yellow onion, diced 1 red pepper, diced ~ about 1 cup 1 yellow pepper, diced ~ about 1 cup ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper 1 teaspoon ground cumin 1 tsp turmeric ½ small jalapeno pepper seeded & finely minced (if […]


I am thrilled to introduce my friend, a beautiful Healing Songstress to you. Carolan is like a beautiful fairy waving her wand of magical  music and sharing her enchanted voice wherever she goes. Read on to learn how Carolan uses music as a healing tool. I know what it feels like to move through your […]