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I love easy recipes that are nutritious and taste good! And I love being able to support local charities. I get really excited when I can do both, which is why I was thrilled to purchase the Kitchen Rescue Cookbook! Proceeds from this cookbook go toward supporting What Can We. photo (2)

 

 

WhatCanWe.org™ started in 2012 to raise awareness and funds for licensed, nonprofit animal rescues in order to help offset the financial hardships most currently endure due to overwhelming veterinary expenses.

Today, every 1.5 seconds a homeless animal’s life is terminated in a shelter.  That’s 40 animals every minute and nearly 2,400 animals each hour.  Fortunately, there is an army of benevolent rescue organizations that are on the front lines battling every day in an effort to positively change these numbers.

This is a beautiful book that not only contains tons of yummy recipes, but adorable pictures of owners and their pets as well! If you have an animal lover in your life, this would be the perfect gift!

 

photo 2 (1)This is a delicious and easy crock pot Chicken Tortilla Soup! You can make a big batch, and then freeze it in individual portions.

Ingredients:

3 cans chicken broth

4 skinless, boneless chicken breasts

1 red onion cut up

2 -3 carrots

2 zucchini

1 stalk celery (optional)

Cilantro – fresh (small handful) (optional)

Small can diced green chilies

1 jar Salsa (mild or medium)

1 – 14 oz. can Mexican tomatoes

Jack Cheese and tortilla chips (optional)

Directions:

Cut up vegetables, dice chicken an put into crock pot (uncooked) with all ingredients (minus chips and cheese)

Cook on low all day (approx 8 hours)

Top with tortilla chips and cheese if want

 

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Why I Stopped Making New Year’s Resolutions…

Happy New Year! It’s 2015! I can’t believe it. It seems like 2014 flew by. First off, I just want to take this time to tell you how much I appreciate you. I know your time is valuable and hopefully you have enjoyed, and will continue to enjoy what I have to offer. I try to come from the heart and offer insights based on my own personal experience. Which is why today, I’d like to address New Year’s Resolutions. 10348596_10203050103604592_2510653650768517687_n

Have you ever actually stuck to any of the resolutions you have made? I know I never have. January 1st comes around, and I sit down with my journal, and excitedly write down all of my goals for the year… and then never look at them again. I don’t even remember half of what I wrote down last year! Well, there’s a reason New Year’s Resolutions don’t stick.

One of my favorite authors, Wayne Dyer, explains it this way: When you make a New Year’s Resolution, you are asking yourself to make a year-long commitment, which is extremely difficult!  Say you want to lose 20 pounds this year, so to do so, you resolve to give up sugar. You’ve basically just told yourself, “I’m not going to eat sugar for an entire year.” That’s just setting yourself up for failure, because honestly, who can do that?! Then, the moment you do eat sugar, you give up your resolution, attributing it to some personality weakness or character flaw. News flash: There’s nothing wrong with you! You just set an unrealistic expectation.

Instead, Dr. Dyer recommends attacking goals in a day-to-day mode. Instead of saying, “I’m gong to lose 20 pounds this year,” tell yourself, “I’m going to walk 20 minutes today.” Or, “I’m gong to drink 64 ounces of water today.” These mini goals are much more doable, don’t you think?

That’s why this year, I’m committing to, “One Simple Change.” In the coming weeks, you will hear much more about this, and I invite you to join me! Every month, I’m committing to One Simple Change. This month, I am gong to stretch for 10 minutes a day. They say it takes 21 days to form a habit. I’m giving you 30. Imagine, taking on one new habit a month. That’s 12 new healthy lifestyle habits by next year! Imagine where you will be in 2016!

Happy New Year!!!

PS. Now I want to hear from you! What One Simple Change you are you taking on in January?

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