You say, tom-ay-to…

I say ‘tomat-oh’…No matter, because any way you say it, autumn’s ‘the’ season for red and bright coloured foods, and for me nothing adds zest and comfort to life and this time of year quite like the inestimable tomato. I’ve heard of late that certain ‘wellness gurus’ claim tomatoes are no longer a ‘good’ or even a healthy food. We’ve heard this about allContinue reading “You say, tom-ay-to…”

Brainy beauties…

If you’ve already discovered the wonder of essential oils you’ll understand why I call them ‘brainy beauties’. Essential oils are a wonderful and brilliant way to enhance natural healing and wholeness in your daily wellness lifestyle. Essential oils (or ‘E’ for ‘everything’ oils as I call them) are used in many natural beauty products and are worth investing timeContinue reading “Brainy beauties…”

Ah–hhh, black tea

No ‘ifs’, ‘ands’ or ‘buts’, stress is tough on our bodies. Whether it’s work/life-related, environmental or otherwise,  stress can do a number on our immune systems.  Even if you’re careful to hydrate, eat healthy, supplement with quality nutritionals, and make a regular effort to exercise and get a good night’s sleep,  life can sometimes flip into overdrive (even with ‘good stress’) causing immune system ‘overload’ and making you more vulnerableContinue reading “Ah–hhh, black tea”

go, go, GO…

welcome to foodie wellness…As a lover of all food, I often adapt recipes to include a ton of veggies, pulses, legumes and super grains in my meal plans. A highly-energizing super-grain dish to prepare in under 30 minutes is falafel (croquettes) using organic quinoa and amaranth flours. Btw — these falafel store great in the refrigerator for 2-3 days & may freeze well too (but I have yetContinue reading “go, go, GO…”

the good news is…

… wondering why live, laugh, thrive ‘s been off the radar…( I call it a ‘sabbatical’)…the good news is I know you got on just fine without me! 🙂 FACT: most of us don’t take enough ‘sabbatical’ time. We are into being ‘there’ all the time for others, we try to eat right, exercise, take supplements, socialize, get enough sleep, etc.,Continue reading “the good news is…”