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Not Just Julie’s Dream To Fight CF

Get your hankies ready, friends, because this is a love story. Roy loves Julie. Shortly after they were married when Julie was 23, she was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis. She had been improperly diagnosed and treated for various health issues her whole life until one day she has a name and prognosis for a disease that 50 years ago didn’t let most children ever live to see kindergarten. For years, this was a private struggle. I first met Julie & Roy when I worked as an event director for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. They would attend galas and as Roy…

Feeling Stuck?

In preparation for a group BodyTalk session I am hosting tonight I sat down this morning and let an issue “arise”. An old AND current way of being and thinking seems to have my attention at the moment – it seems to be rooted in “Separation Consciousness”. When I reflected on it, I saw a “limiting” consciousness that is a pattern in my way of expressing and experiencing life and relationships. Yuck! The exciting gift is that I now see the pattern – I keep inviting in people and situations to help me become aware, to grow. With this new…

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Homemade Yummy Granola Bars

By Barbara Day, M.S., R.D., C.N. Per Serving: 184 calories, 4 grams protein, 10 grams of fat, 21 grams of CHO,  2 grams of fiber,  71 mg sodium. Preparation Time: 15 minutes Bake Time: 35 minutes Serves: 18 (4 ¼ inch X 1 ½ inch bars) Ingredients 2 cups old fashioned oats ¾ cup toasted wheat germ ¾ cup chopped walnuts, pecans or almonds ¾ cup dried cranberries, raisins or blueberries 1 tsp ground cinnamon ½ tsp salt ½ cup honey ½ cup vegetable oil 2 large egg whites Instructions Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Spray 13” X 9” metal…

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Energy Bars or Junk Food?

By Barbara Day, M.S., R.D., C.N. If you have cruised the grocery store aisle lately for something fast and convenient to eat, you have undoubtedly seen an increase in the number of nutrition/energy bars on the shelves.  The energy bar industry is a multimillion-dollar booming business.  You can find these bars at the grocery store, the pharmacy, the health food store, discount stores, your fitness center and even at the gasoline station.  We are moving in a fast paced world and all want a quick-pick-me-up snack so we can keep our energy levels up. The energy bar, once used exclusively…

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What is the Mediterranean Diet and what are the health benefits?

By Barbara Day, M.S., R.D., C.N. Research has suggested the Mediterranean Diet can help prevent heart disease, diabetes, cancer and with weight loss. The Mediterranean Diet is high in dietary fiber and high in antioxidants.  Key components of the Mediterranean diet emphasizes: Eating primarily plant-based foods, such as fruits and vegetables, whole grains, beans and nuts; Replacing butter with healthy fats such as extra virgin or virgin olive oil and canola oil (one tablespoon of olive or canola oil has 120 calories); Using herbs and spices instead of salt to flavor foods; Limiting red meat to no more than a…

God, Mystics and Archetypes

Was delighted at the turnout and “turn in” for the Matthew Fox event last night. He offered Einstein’s deathbed quote when asked of his regrets – answer was that he hadn’t studied the mystics sooner. Today’s workshop starting at 9:30 will address: · Where is God? · What are the ways to experience God? · What results from these experiences? more info: Another opportunity February 20, 2011 at Unity of Louisville 11am Worship Service – Lecture and Book Signing Matthew Fox will be the guest speaker during the morning worship service. see you there! Mollie

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Welcome Douglass Loop Farmers Market!

I trust Louisville and the Highlands neighborhood will embrace the newest addition to the Farmers Market family—Douglass Loop Farmer’s Market, beginning Saturday, April 16. The goal of market organizer, Blair Helvey, is “to provide a direct conduit between Kentucky producers and local consumers for the sale of healthy and affordable goods.” With Kentucky Proud products along side info on sustainable living, the vendors should create a wide range of interest for local merchants, schools, organizations and families in the Highlands and beyond. The spring market runs through Sept. 24with a Fall & Holiday market running from October 01- December 17, 2011.  It…