Journaling for Health

Recently, I spoke with a group about Journaling for Health and wanted to share this information with you too! If you’re new to journaling, getting started can be a little daunting and mysterious. You may be asking questions like what type of journal should I use? Or, what do I write about? I’ll answer these …

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Stacey Crew Wellness Breakfast Options

Muesli for Breakfast

For some of us, the hectic morning routine can leave us without time to eat a healthy breakfast. Two things I’ve learned when it comes to breakfast: Plan in advance – You want to make sure you have healthy options on hand. When that’s what you’ve got, that’s likely what you’ll eat. So, think about …

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Stacey Crew Wellness Healthy Options

Healthy Eating in a Tiny RV Kitchen

Let me introduce you to Donna Smallin Kuper. I’ve known Donna since 2004 when we met at a NAPO (National Association of Professional Organizer) Conference. I was in the process of writing my first book and wound up seated at the same table as Donna. Okay, so maybe I finagled this. It was so long …

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie

One of my favorite smoothies is a chocolate peanut butter banana smoothie. And since there’s no chance I’ll stop eating chocolate anytime soon, I’ve found natural and healthy ways to get my fix by using cacao powder in smoothies and chocolate desserts. For clarification, the chocolate is CACAO powder, not cocoa powder. To simplify the production …

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Is your drinking water acidic

Acidic Drinking Water Could be Sabotaging Your Good Efforts

Maintaining a healthy body consists of quite a few components: eating healthy and nutritious food, maintaining a positive mindset, moving your body regularly, getting a good night’s sleep, and making sure you’re regularly drinking water. But, NOT all water is created equal and the water you’re drinking could be harming you! To be healthy in the truest …

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Roasted Carrots with Cilantro & Lime

Cooking for Artists is one of my new favorite cookbooks! My dear friend, Clare, gave me this for Christmas. She is an artist. And me, being a Health Coach, I love to share healthy and delicious recipes with you! The cookbook was written by Mina Stone who comes from a Greek family. The photography throughout the …

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Self-care is Always the Answer

Let’s face it, if we don’t make the time, prioritizing yourself will likely fall to the bottom of the list. Putting ourselves first is not a selfish practice, but a self-care practice. Self-care is defined as pretty much anything you do voluntarily that helps you maintain your physical, mental or emotional health, which will help you to better manage the …

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Stacey Crew Wellness - Get a Good Night's Sleep

How to Get a Good Night's Sleep

We know that for our kids, getting a good night’s sleep is important. Typically, if children don’t get a good night’s sleep, the following day can be challenging. It throws off nap times, can create cranky kids, and ultimately wears us down! Tweetable We know kids need a bedtime routine, so why don’t we know this for …

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Why weight loss shouldn't be your goal

The word “diet” conjures up many thoughts. The main ones being how much weight do I “need” to lose, “could” lose, or “should” lose. And in spite of the $60 billion spent annually on diet and weight loss books, pre-packaged diet food and supplements, in the USA, 73% of men and 63% of women are still overweight. …

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Healthy Chocolate Dessert Options

If you love chocolate and want a healthy and nutritional substitute to satisfy that craving, you’re in the right place! Years ago, my chocolate cravings were filled by eating Snickers or Hershey’s Kisses. Both contain inordinate amounts of processed sugars, as well as ingredients such as oils and “artificial flavors.” Got to wonder what those …

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How to Eat Healthier During the Holidays

The holidays are a great time for relaxing with family and friends, taking time to participate in festive activities such as holiday parties and celebrations that typically include lots of food and drink. It’s the most wonderful time of the year, right?! 😉 Yes, but perhaps not so much for our bodies. Anytime we consume more sugar than …

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Five Common Weight Loss Mistakes

We’ve all wanted to lose weight at some point or another. Whether it’s 5 lbs., 25 lbs. or maybe 50 lbs. Well, today I want to bust one of the big myths surrounding weight loss: Diets don’t work! Why Diets Don’t Work Because diets ultimately create restrictions in order to lose weight. When we feel restricted, …

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Three Secrets to Healthier Eating

Today, most of us are confused and overwhelmed by what we’re told is healthy. The market is flooded with diets and programs, most of them too complicated and detailed to understand and embrace permanently. How to succeed Ultimately, this overload of information keeps most of us from doing anything productive when it comes to self-care. Life …

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From Anxiety to a Half Marathon

Looking back on my life, I’ve always suffered from anxiety from one degree to another. Without a doubt, there were times when it would flare up more than others and it took me years and decades to understand why. I could probably list one hundred reasons, but after many years of varying degrees, I am choosing …

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How to Eat More Veggies

I’ve become that person! You know, the one who posts on Instagram, what she cooks and eats. I didn’t really get it until I began eating healthier. The food looks more delicious and is naturally more photogenic because of the colorful array on the plate. But, in all seriousness, I do love to look at …

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Healthy Burger & Fries Option

After my daughters switched to a vegetarian diet, coming up with yummy meals was initially a challenge. My oldest daughter led the way when she adopted a vegetarian diet about three and half years ago. A couple of years later, my youngest followed suit. I’ve gone back and forth and have now settled into a …

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Clear Fridge Clutter & Improve Health

Back in 2002, what started me on my journey to organizing and decluttering was a little book called “Clear Your Clutter with Feng Shui.” I was killing time with my then pre-schoolers, shopping in Steinmart, of all places (not necessarily where you’d expect to find books on Feng Shui). I spotted Karen Kingston’s book on a …

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Summer Tacos

Recently, while preparing my produce for juicing, I noticed that large Romaine leaves could make a great shell for a healthy taco. After I finished juicing, I grabbed some various food items already in my fridge and began experimenting. Fortunately, I had some Pepper Jack cheese (already shredded), which always packs a nice little punch and …

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Quick Healthy Meals for Busy Peeps

It’s a wonder I have enough hours in the day to even sleep, but I make sure it happens because it’s very important to me (I’ll be blogging about the importance of a good night’s sleep sometime in the near future.) Something else that’s very important to me, which I mentioned in my One-Pot Lentil Soup …

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Stacey Crew Wellness - Learn to Say No

On a Positive Note…

…which is what I keep telling myself. Have you ever noticed when you consciously decide to change something, sometimes it gets worse before it gets better? Maybe “it” — in this case, the habit of speaking negatively — was worse than I thought, or was it? I may never know because I was not entirely unconscious when I made …

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