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Your Mom was right!

By Carol Ploen-Hosegood | July 11, 2018

As much as we hated admitting it as we were growing up, now that I am older, wiser and a mom, it turns out, Mom is always right! I was listening to a talk on brain health this week and really focusing on the simple messages as the science side of health, although interesting, it…

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Jenn’s Best-Ever Banana Bread (Gluten Free + Vegan)

By Carol Ploen-Hosegood | June 27, 2018

Ingredients: ¼ cup non-dairy milk 6 Tbs. olive oil or avocado oil or coconut oil 1/3 cup organic sugar or 4 Tbsp maple syrup 4-5 organic bananas 2 cups gluten free flour (I like Bob’s Red Mill) 1 tsp. aluminum-free baking soda 1 tsp. baking powder ½ tsp salt ½ cup non-dairy Enjoy Life chocolate…

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Gratitude can make you happier

By Carol Ploen-Hosegood | June 15, 2018

Did you know that simply writing down three things you are grateful for everyday can improve your health and wellness? What a simple fix! When we focus on the the things we are grateful for we rewire our brains in a way that allows us to see the positive in any situation. In a world…

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The power of whole food nutrition

By Carol Ploen-Hosegood | April 29, 2018

As I wrap up attending another Juice Plus conference I can’t help but share why I love this company and product so much. Whole food nutrition has been my message from day one: eat whole food, not too much, mainly plants.  Seems simple enough but we all know in our busy lives sometimes we need…

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The beauty of hiking

By Carol Ploen-Hosegood | April 20, 2018

Hiking has become a true love of mine over the past 5 years as I realize there is so much beauty to be seen and lessons to be learned in nature. The other bonus is that you can do it anywhere, at your own level, you get great exercise, it clears your mind and it’s…

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Curve ball to blindsided punch in the gut

By Carol Ploen-Hosegood | April 15, 2018

Last week I posted a blog I had written 2 years ago, How to manage the curve balls, I received some great feedback from HMC members. It was such great dialogue and lessons that came out of it that I felt it deserved a follow up blog. So here we go… The first question came…

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Healthy Almond Joy Brownie

By Carol Ploen-Hosegood | April 13, 2018

Recipe from Amy’s Healthy Baking This homemade brownie bark is always a huge hit! It’s fudgy like my favorite brownies, tastes so rich and decadent (similar to 72% dark chocolate), and the fun toppings make it taste like the popular candy bars. (Almond Joys are my mom’s favorite, so she’s in love with this recipe!)…

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Healthy body – Healthy planet

By Carol Ploen-Hosegood | March 28, 2018

I talk about balance when it comes to lifestyle and healthy living. There are many different things that effect our health from sleep, to diet, to active lifestyle, to community, to stress, to water consumption to environment. Each one is an important piece of a puzzle that when complete allows us to live a healthy,…

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Focus on women’s health

By Carol Ploen-Hosegood | March 24, 2018

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…

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Simplicity ~ The key to leading a happy life

By Carol Ploen-Hosegood | March 19, 2018

Simplicity as defined in the dictionary is: the state of being simple, uncomplicated, or uncompounded. To me, simplicity is the ease to which you live your life, uncluttered, honestly and with purpose. What that looks like is as unique as the finger print on your thumb. The key is to understand and know your true…

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