Join our community today!

Most Recent News

The power of nature.

By Carol Ploen-Hosegood | April 15, 2019

“I felt my lungs inflate with the onrush of scenery – air, mountains, trees, people. I thought, “This is what it is to be happy.” Sylvia Plath, poet Optimyz women’s wellness April/May 2019 pg. 12 This quote caught my attention in a magazine the other day and made me smile because happy is exactly how…

Read More

Turn your steps into $

By Carol Ploen-Hosegood | April 1, 2019

Are you obsessed with how many steps you get in each day? Do you check your smart watch hourly? Do you walk in circles around your house before bed waiting to hit the magic 10,000? Or perhaps you just love to go out for a walk or run and take in nature. Regardless of your…

Read More

Never give up on a childhood dream!

By Carol Ploen-Hosegood | March 24, 2019

As a kid I use to lay in the grass and watch the birds float across the sky. I imagined how peaceful and fun it would be to play in the wind and view the world from above. I wondered why people couldn’t fly? I thought about making myself some wings and jumping off the…

Read More

Women’s Health

By Carol Ploen-Hosegood | March 3, 2019

Why focus on women’s health? Men get sick too. Aren’t we all the same? On many levels yes, but on many others not so much. In addition to the differences between men and women much of the research that has been done over the last 50 years has targeted men in the sample groups or…

Read More

Lessons from the Blue Zone

By Carol Ploen-Hosegood | February 15, 2019

What is a Blue Zone? A Blue Zone is a geographical area that has been studied and identified as a place where people live on average 10 years longer than the rest of the population. Not only do they live longer but they do so independently, doing what they love. You can imagine how this…

Read More

Black Bean Chocolate Chunk Brownies

By Carol Ploen-Hosegood | February 13, 2019

Ingredients 15 oz black beans drained & rinsed 2 whole bananas 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa (and/or cacao powder) 1/3 cup agave nectar 1/2 cup dry oats 1/2 cup dairy-free chocolate chips 1/2 cup almond butter or whatever nut butter you prefer 1 tsp vanilla extract Directions Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Grease an 8×8…

Read More

Quote of the Week

Eat well

A Few Laughs

Doing great ladies

New Recipe

© 2019 Happy Monkey Club

Built And Maintained By Performance ProSites