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One Stitch at a Time…

One Stitch at a Time…

One Stitch at a Time… by Carolyn S. Barnes, CHC, LMT I treasure this needlepoint piece. It was recently given to me by my mother-in-law, Joan Barnes. She shared that it took her two years to create. Two years! Wow! That is some commitment and determination! I

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Basic Vinaigrette

Basic Vinaigrette

Basic Vinaigrette A light vinaigrette can be a wonderful addition to your repertoire of quick, easy ways to enliven your food.  It can work not only as a fresh salad dressing but also as a marinade for your choice of protein or vegetables. It’s a workhorse and

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Easy, Breezy Beets

Easy, Breezy Beets

Easy, Breezy Beets by: Carolyn S. Barnes, CHC, LMT Beets. They seem to evoke great passion.  People seem to either passionately enjoy beets or passionately loathe them; I have yet to find anyone on the fence about beets. Personally, I love beets.  My favorite way to eat

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Return to Ease: My Journey Continues

Return to Ease: My Journey Continues

   Hello! How have the past couple of months of 2017 been going for you? I’ve been humming along, getting back on track, feeling creative and fully engaged with life again. It feels fabulous! I am thoroughly enjoying my studies with the Institute of Integrative Nutrition.  I

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The Zen of Max

The Zen of Max

Recently I was at a dog training class with our nine month old puppy, Max. Normally, he enjoys these classes. He will usually calmly settle on his mat and is eager to learn.  Not this time.  He was unruly and obnoxious.  Barking. Jumping. He wouldn’t settle. The

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Pistachio Pesto

Pistachio Pesto

Pistachio Pesto   by: Carolyn S. Barnes, CHC, LMT I LOVE basil. I keep some near my kitchen window on the counter and find myself drawn to using it daily. For centuries, basil has been revered for its healing properties in many cultures and is a symbol

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Find Your Natural Timing for Planting Resolutions

Find Your Natural Timing for Planting Resolutions

Find Your Natural Timing for Planting Resolutions by: Carolyn S. Barnes, CHC, LMT It’s been almost two weeks since the beginning of this new calendar year. Many people started off the year full of hope and an eagerness to implement new routines and eating habits. Hopeful and

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Finding My Way Back to Ease

Finding My Way Back to Ease

Finding My Way Back to Ease by: Carolyn S. Barnes, CHC, LMT I got off track in a way big way this past year. Life had been flowing along with such ease and miraculous synchronicities ~ I felt on top of the world and I felt I

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The Gift of the Hermit Crab

The Gift of the Hermit Crab

The Gift of the Hermit Crab by: Carolyn S. Barnes, CHC, LMT I’ve been molting. That word seems to perfectly describe the cycle in which I found myself in the past three months. With every new occurrence of an ending that was tossed my way, I experienced

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The Gift of the Groundhog

The Gift of the Groundhog

The Gift of the Groundhog by: Carolyn S. Barnes, CHC, LMT Working in my backyard perennial garden, I noticed a tree branch bobbing up and down. Getting up from the flowers, I stepped closer and saw what looked like a Koala in the tree! I thought maybe

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