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Pearls of Wisdom

Elements For A Healthier Life is a life enhancing lifestyle and wellness community dedicated to sharing professional insights, wellness tools and first-person stories of transformation.

Throughout this community you will be inspired by health, life and business coaches, and people who have journeyed through adversity. Our intention is to share our pearls of wisdom as a guide so you, too, can experience balance in your workplace, relationships, body movement, spirituality and in the kitchen.

Lifestyle & Wellness

Articles

BODY MOVEMENT

To some exercise is a dirty word; to others it is a way of life. We share with you our triumphs, struggles, wisdom gained, resources and the tips we’ve learned on the journey to moving that gorgeous body of ours.

RELATIONSHIPS

Our relationships bring us our greatest blessings as well as our greatest challenges. Enjoy these positive, heart-centered stories and articles ranging from family, intimate relationship and friendships. We share with you the pearls of wisdom we have learned on our journey.

SPIRITUALITY

We find peace of mind when we feel connected to the divine (God/Spirit/Universe). Spirituality is about loving and having compassion towards our self and others. Explore various ways to experience peace of mind, mental relaxation, personal discovery, trust our intuition and develop a deeper sense of self-love.

IN THE WORKPLACE

We spend most of our waking hours focused on our jobs and the work place. Whether you’re an entrepreneur, executive or a work-at-home mom, these articles and stories will offer examples of finding balance between work and home, how to get ahead in the workplace, and starting and maintaining a business. Explore the wisdom gained by individuals thriving in the workplace.

UnBox Your Kitchen

Recipes

Restaurant-Style Salsa

Restaurant-Style Salsa

I fell in love with this recipe while cooking the first batch. The aroma eminating from the kitchen reminded me of my favorite Mexican restaurant.  This fall I used wide mouth pint canning jars. They worked great for this salsa recipes since I didn't want to waste...

Options for Measuring Tomatoes

Options for Measuring Tomatoes

When the recipe you are preparing calls for a pound or a cup of tomatoes, it's good to know how many you will need before you begin cooking. What are the various options for measuring tomatoes? Equivalent guidelines of whole tomatoes to weight, whole tomatoes to cups,...

Black Bean Burger

Black Bean Burger

Black Bean Burger 1/4 cup cooked quinoa 1/2 cup old fashioned oats 15 ounce canned black beans (drained and rinsed) 1 egg 1/4 cup carrots (finely chopped) 1/4 cup sweet red pepper (finely chopped) 1 garlic clove (minsed) 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin 1/4 teaspoon salt 4...

Seedy Quinoa Bars

Seedy Quinoa Bars

I love sweets. There's no getting around it, I'm always on the search for healthy and sweet snacks that are easy to make and satisfy my hunger. Seedy Quinoa Bars 3/4 cup cooked quinoa1/2 cup raw pumpkin seeds1/2 cup raw sunflower seeds1/4 cup chia seeds1/2 cup rolled...

Crock Pot Veggies

Crock Pot Veggies

It’s been hot this summer, so turning on the oven is not a happy thought until it cools down. Crock pot meals can save the day because they are a great way to de-stress your day by walking in the door to a home cooked meal! I like to mix it up a bit. I use, chicken,...

Stuffed Collard Greens

Stuffed Collard Greens

When the days start getting shorter and the heat starts to subside I like to use my oven for one dish meals. It warms up the kitchen, send an enticing aroma through the house and saves me time cooking a few different dishes over the stove. This meal has everything:...

Apple Pie Hints & Tips

Apple Pie Hints & Tips

Who can resist a slice of warm apple pie or homemade applesauce? Not me! These hints and tips will ensure you prepare tasty apple deserts. Learn how many cups it takes to bake the average pie, when the ideal time is to purchase apples and more. Most recipes call for...

Simply Juicy Bone Broth

Simply Juicy Bone Broth

I know it can sometimes seem like you need loads of time to make bone broth, but it doesn't have to be that complicated. Anytime I make a chicken for dinner, I simply pull out my crock pot, toss in all ingredients and heat on low for 12 - 24 hours. Once it's in the...

Making a Difference

One Healthy Choice at a Time

“There’s a lot of times, that if our creativity is not expressed and if our talents are not used, we are going to go to food to compensate.” – Rachel Kieffer

When do women place themselves on their priority list? Is there a love of self? What are the feelings women have about body-image? These are the three common concerns Rachel Kieffer, certified holistic nutrition and health coach, hears from women all over the world.

I am blessed to call Rachel a dear friend. I have been following her, the Health Nut Girl, on social media for years. She is part of the reason I registered with the Institute For Integrative Nutrition. Modest, with her attention focused on helping…

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