Butternut Squash Soup


Butternut Squash Soup is thick, creamy and bursting with fall flavors. It’s a comforting soup that will warm you up on a chilly day. If you want to save time you don’t have to roast the veggies but I would recommend it because it does wonders for the flavor. Butternut squash is a wonderful ingredient because it’s high in beta-carotene (Vitamin A), antioxidants and fiber. It is one of the most concentrated vegetable sources of alpha-linolenic acid, which is an omega 3 fatty acid that is important for heart health. Vitamin A plays a key role in lung health by protecting the lungs from the damaging effect of cigarette smoke. Butternut squash is also an excellent source of energy producing vitamin B1 and B5 along with free radical scavenging manganese.

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Recipe, Vegan, Nutrition, Health,

Adapting Changes


Every single day something changes inside you, the people around you… in your life, something will always be changing, evolving, nothing ever stays the same, so why resist the changes? People have always been reluctant to changes because of the fact that most don’t want to get out of their comfort zone, they feel safe there. But are they happy? Truly happy? Only they have the answer, and only they can decide whether or not to either accept or reject the changes coming their way, and if you’re one of them, ask yourself, what’s gonna be easier? To accept the changes and let things flow knowing that anything could happen, whether it’s something good or bad. Either way, you’ll always learn something from the change.

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Philosophy, Psychology, Positivity

From Harvest to Health: Planting Organic


While I’m the first to admit that I’m not a natural-born gardener, starting an organic vegetable patch has been etched on my ‘To Do’ list for a while now, recently leading me to dig up some details on the basics of this growing trend.

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Organic, Health, Nutrition, Eco-living



Chocomole or chocolate avocado pudding is a thick and creamy dessert that tastes indulgent, but it is actually healthy. It taste just like instant chocolate pudding in a good way – you would never guess the main ingredient is avocado! Chocomole is vegan, dairy free and naturally sweetened with maple syrup. In addition to being a rich pudding, it can also be enjoyed as a delicious fruit/berry dip or used as fudge icing.

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Vegan, Recipe, Nutrition

In the Moment


Do you often catch your mind wandering all over the place? Are you dwelling with regret over the past, or imagining the future with a fearful perspective? Sometimes we can get so distracted by our internal chatter, we're not even aware of where we are in the Moment. Yoga offers you the tools that are needed in order to get focused and 'be' fully in the present. Wherever you are in your life's journey, with a committed yoga practice you'll gain all the power, drive and momentum you need to live in the NOW!

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Health, Inspire, Meditation, Yoga, Exercise

The Psychology of Sleep


According to psychologist Wilse Webb, sleep is a combination of sleep demand, circadian tendencies, and sleep-related behaviors. Sleep demand depends on on your previous night’s sleep and what you did that day- how much time does your body and mind need to properly restore itself?

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Psychology, Philosophy, Positivity, Health

Tez Talks 18 "Q & A on Food, Exercise, Relationships, Parenthood And Feeling Low!"


Today you guys have asked the questions and I have answered! I really enjoyed this format and would love to do another like this again! I discuss relationships, feeling low, my food and exercise regime and parenthood! www.yourzenlife.com @yourzenlife @tez_palmer

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Heart, Inspire, Exercise, Nutrition

How to Graduate College Without Wishing You Didn't


We all know how the story goes. Your friend from high school graduated from college a year ago. What was she majoring in? English? Communications? Something like that. Anyway, you just ran into her at the bookstore… and she was working there. Wait, what? The conversation went something like this:

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Inspire, Philosophy, College, Career

Benefits of Drinking Tea


I started drinking tea some time ago and it's delicious. As a result I wanted to learn types of tea and their benefits. Benefits of drinking tea: Tea contains antioxidants. Tea reduce your risk of heart attack and stroke. Tea protects your bones. Tea bolsters your immune defenses. Tea protects against cancer. Tea helps keep you hydrated. Tea is calorie-free. Tea increases your metabolism.

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Health, Nutrition, Natural Remedies, Organic

Healthy Snacks


As we all know, everything we eat and drink has a reaction in our bodies. But something that many people say is that we should always eat a morning and mid-afternoon HEALTHY snack. Why? Well, the way snacks work in our bodies is that when we ingest them they actually contribute to give us an “extra dose” of energy and nutriments, that eventually will lead to a better digestion, a faster metabolism, a better, faster and more natural fat burning process; these snacks of course need to be healthy and small to be able to actually work and benefit us.

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Vegan, Health, Weight-loss, Recipe

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