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5 Fun Ways to Romance Your Partner

5 Fun Ways to Romance Your Partner

One of the best ways to ignite or reignite relationship is to invite fun and play into your relationship on a daily basis. Sometimes when we get weighed down with the responsibility and ‘busy-ness’ of life, children, work, that we forget to put fun into our lives. Fun, uniqueness, and romance can be simple to add into the daily routine with conscious thought. Here are 5 fun ways to romance your partner whether you are a man or woman doing the romancing.

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Baked Black Bean & Sweet Potato Flautas

Baked Black Bean & Sweet Potato Flautas

Craving something with a little Latin flavor for dinner? Then you’ll definitely enjoy our flautas recipe, which features plenty of crunchy corn, onion, Habanero Cheddar cheese, cilantro, sweet potato and fresh guacamole. One of the best things about flautas is that—aside from being delicious—you can fill them with practically anything, ranging from protein to veggies. Enjoy!!

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Why do swingers have large success rates in staying together, and why do they seem happier?

Why do swingers have large success rates in staying together, and why do they seem happier?

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Noticing your Senses

Noticing your Senses
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We have five senses: touch, smell, taste, sight, and hearing. How many times a day do we stop and appreciate all five of these senses? How likely are we to notice our sense of touch unless there is an unpleasant one such as pain or extreme heat or cold? How often is our sense of hearing dulled by constant background noise of people talking, phones ringing, copiers running? How often do we just look up and notice all of the brilliant colors in our place of work or even outside our window? Do you stop to taste your food or do you simply inhale it down so that you can get on with your busy day? The answers to these questions should bring you to an acute awareness of what you might be missing!

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Pudding and Banana Cream Parfaits

Chocolate Peanut Butter Pudding and Banana Cream Parfaits


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These no-cook vegan parfaits are perfect any time of year. The dark layer is a rich chocolate peanut butter avocado pudding, and the light layer is a luscious banana "cream" made from cashews. Obviously the flavor combination is a win, but what also works beautifully together is the dense texture of the pudding juxtaposed with the airy "whipped" consistency of the cream. Neither layer is overly sweet, which allows you to actually taste the flavors in each component.An added bonus is that these parfaits require zero cooking! All you need are a good blender and food processor, and you’re set to go. Just grab a spoon, and dig in! Enjoy!!

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Love through Gratitude

Love through Gratitude

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Developing a daily practice of love, and this week you’re challenged to start a gratitude journal. Yes, a literal journal where you buy a book and every morning you write three to five things that you’re grateful for. It’s amazing what the practice of gratitude can do for your day. Thinking about the things that we’re grateful for can completely shift the mindset from negative to positive in an instant.

Now, I have special double-dare. This week I want you to create a gratitude list for someone you love. That is, write ten things that you’re grateful for about that person. You can make it even sweeter by writing it on a card and giving it to that person on a special day. Even something that simple is likely to make their heard sing.

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5 Ways to Make Gratitude Work for You

5 Ways to Make Gratitude Work for You
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Have you ever wondered, "What’s so great about having an attitude of gratitude?" There are many benefits to maintaining a sense of appreciation and thankfulness in your life, including physical, mental, and spiritual health benefits. There are many ways you’re your giving gratitude can be a gift for others, but here are 5 ways that being grateful can be a gift for you.

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Corn and Rice Stuffed Baked Tomatoes

Corn and Rice Stuffed Baked Tomatoes

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Don’t get us wrong. We love the taste of a good, ripe tomato all on its own. But when you’re craving tomatoes with substance, pull out this recipe for baked stuffed tomatoes. Stuffed with a mixture of rice, corn, ranch dressing, chili powder, lime juice, salt, and shredded cheese, then topped with more cheese and baked in the oven, these tomatoes are seriously scrumptious. Enjoy!!

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Fitness Dates

Fitness Dates

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5 Fun Fitness Ideas You Can Do with a Fitness Buddy

5 Fun Fitness Ideas You Can Do with a Fitness Buddy
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Exercise can seem like a chore, but that generally is about our perception of what exercise has to look like. If we see exercise as a chore or something that “has to be done” then it just becomes work. However, if we see it as an opportunity to get out and do something fun and active, it could be a whole different story.

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Gluten Free Cherry Crisp

Gluten Free Cherry Crisp


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Gluten Free Cherry Crisp using fresh cherries, honey, and almonds! The ultimate HEALTHY cherry crisp recipe, the perfect dessert recipe for the spring and summer months! Enjoy!!

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Making a Banana Batido

Making a Banana Batido

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Recovering from Our Losses: The 5 Stages of Grief

Recovering from Our Losses: The 5 Stages of Grief
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In life we will encounter loss. It may be the loss of a loved one or friend, or the loss of a job, house, marriage. It even may be the loss of a dream or fantasy. In either of these cases we go through this process called grief. Many people because of society pressures or even family or self-imposed pressures mask or hide our grief to appear "strong." The truth is that this is natural process and everyone experiences grief in their own way. Before I get into the different ways people process grief, let me share with the the stages that people can go through during this grieving process.

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Wild Rice and Vegetable Stir Fry

Wild Rice and Vegetable Stir Fry


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This wild rice and vegetable stir fry is a quick and easy way to get a healthy dinner on the table in 30 minutes flat and it makes a lot of food so there is always plenty of leftovers for lunch tomorrow. Enjoy!!

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Try Vegetarian For A Week

Try Vegetarian For A Week

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You Are What You Eat: The Importance of Reading Labels

You Are What You Eat: The Importance of Reading Labels
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That crazy old adage "you are what you eat" actually has some validity in this day and age. Many of the foods sold on our grocer’s aisles are filled with preservatives, added salt and sugar. And for those of us who are sensitive to additives such as Monosodium glutamate (MSG), or red and yellow dyes this can really affect the relative condition of your sensitivity.

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Grilled Tilapia Fillets in Corn Husks with Cheddar

Grilled Tilapia Fillets in Corn Husks with Cheddar


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For a light, refreshing, and healthy meal the whole family will love, make these grilled tilapia fillets. Each fillet is seasoned with salt and pepper and grilled inside a corn husk, then topped with a warm mixture of cooked corn, onions, tomatoes, and okra, and sprinkled with grated sharp cheddar cheese. Enjoy!!

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Are there any natural treatments for fibroids?

Are there any natural treatments for fibroids?

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The Importance of Symptoms of Estrogen & Progesterone Deficiency

The Importance of Symptoms of Estrogen & Progesterone Deficiency
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Estrogen and progesterone are two of the most important hormones in a woman's body. They are considered steroid hormones, and influence things like metabolism, immune functions, the menstrual cycle and sexual functions. When estrogen, progesterone or both of these hormones are not being naturally produced in sufficient quantities it can cause a variety of problems.

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Lobster Mango Avocado Salad

Lobster Mango Avocado Salad

This lobster mango avocado salad is a healthier, tropical twist on the classic summer lobster salad. Serve in lettuce cups or a buttered toasted bun! Enjoy!!

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