5 HOLISTIC WAYS TO MANAGE STRESS

This year has shown me how I can no longer continue this pattern of self-criticism and self-pressure if I want to truly live the healthy and happy lifestyle I promote.Why is it important to manage our stress? Well, when stress levels remain high all the time, it can lead to chronic health issues such as weight gain (even if you're eating healthy and exercising), diabetes, metabolic syndrome, high blood pressure, Candida, insomnia/sleep issues, IBS, cancer, and increased risk for heart attacks. Not to mention more 'minor' symptoms such as bloating, fatigue, acne, low sex drive, and simply feeling sucked like the life is sucked out of us.

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CHOCOLATE-DIPPED MANGO WEDGES

We're crazy for mangoes at the moment. They're super delicious this season. Totally not local but such a treat.Besides their amazing taste, mangoes have TONS of health benefits. Their high levels of fiber, antioxidants, and vitamin C make them great for digestion, lowering cholesterol, nourishing the skin, and boosting the immune system. Yes, please. These chocolate-dipped mango wedges are fun snacks for a gathering, and super simple to make. Happy Summer, friends! 

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6 WAYS TO START THE DAY FEELING ENERGIZED

It's no secret that starting the day on a good note is the way to go. How we start the day is like setting the tone for how we want to feel and go about our day, whether consciously or unconsciously.  Wake up and check email, we'll likely start off stressed. That feeling could drag out throughout the rest of the day. Wake up and check in with ourself, then we'll likely be more connected, calm, and inspired to move about the day by leading with our heart. 

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HAS YOUR FAVORITE CHOCOLATE BEEN FOOLING YOU ALL ALONG?

COCOA or CACAO, that’s the question. When we embarked on this journey we had one simple mission in mind - To give people a chocolate bar that doesn't only taste good, but that is also good for you. Free from sugar and inflammatory ingredients.

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