Over the last week, I've spent a lot of time pondering a thought I heard on my most recent weekend meditation retreat. In responding to a student's complaints, the teacher said, "It takes a lot of courage to truly accept that things are good". Of course this is not as easily applicable when major life challenges occur such as the loss of a loved one, major health issues, etc., but as I considered the concept, I was reminded of a quote by Marianne Williamson that states, "It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us."
Many times, I see patients that come to us with a chronic, often very painful condition. We spend visit after visit, moving toward wellness as symptoms improve and ultimately go away. Often times, patients seem unable to accept that they are well. They insist on finding a new problem and seem disappointed when their spine has stabilized. I think it is important for us to realize that even negative patterns can become a habit. I believe that somehow as Marriane Williamson states we are more comfortable with distress and that it in fact DOES take courage to open our hearts, connect with others and rejoice in feeling good.
This Holiday Season, it might be a welcome change to fight our compulsion to stress and suffer, by simply saying to ourselves "things are good" thereby giving ourselves permission to ENJOY all of the goodness in our lives.
On behalf of the entire InnerMovement Wellness Team, we wish you and yours a Happy and Healthy Holiday Season!!!
Until our next adjustment....
Yours in health,
Dr. Heidi & The InnerMovement Wellness Team
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Holiday Cookies made healthy!
Baking Holiday cookies is a tradition in many families so why not share this nutritious and delicious recipe with your family and friends!
Oatmeal is low in calories and fat, high in fiber and protein and is a source of antioxidants and lignans. And Cranberries are full of antioxidants too! Flax Seeds are a powerhouse of Omega 3's and lignans and high in fiber!
Oatmeal Cranberry Flaxseed Cookies
1/2 cup butter, melted & cooled
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup brown sugar
2 large eggs
2 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 cup ground flaxseeds*
2 cups all purpose flour
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 1/2 cups quick cooking oats (not instant oatmeal)
1 cup dried cranberries
*grind whole flaxseeds in a clean coffee grinder
1. Preheat oven to 350F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
2. In a medium bowl, whisk together melted butter, sugars, eggs, vanilla extract and ground flaxseeds until mixture is smooth.
3. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda and salt. Pour in wet ingredients and stir until almost combined, then add in the oats and dried cranberries and stir until the dough comes together with no streaks of flour remaining.
4. Drop 1-inch balls of cookie dough onto prepared baking sheets, leaving a little room for the cookies to spread. Bake for 10-12 minutes, until cookies are set. The tops of the cookies should have very minimal browning, and the bottoms should be only light brown.
5. Cool for a minute on the baking sheet, then transfer cookies to a wire rack to cool completely.
6. Makes about 2 1/2-3 dozen.
|Thoughts to ponder...
"Let's choose today to quench our thirst for the "good life" we think other lead by acknowledging the good that already exists in our lives. We can then offer the universe the gift of our grateful hearts."
~ Sarah Ban Breathnach
"The only disability in life is a bad attitude."
~ Scott Hamilton
"Every day may not be good but there is something good in every day."
~ Author unknown
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|Gifts from the Heart |
Assemble a custom basket!
Create a custom basket* for the loved ones on your list. You can make your own sauces or treats... or if you're limited on time, choose healthy store-bought options. (*You can also substitute a re-usable shopping bag or tote.)
Pasta Night: fill a basket with unique pasta shapes or flavors, bottled sauce, a bottle of wine and some biscotti for dessert.
Tea Time: find a lovely cup or mug at Ross or a craft fair to pair with one of our Tea Source blends (on special this month) and a jar of raw honey from your local Farmer's Market.
Movie Night: a DVD, some popcorn and a bar or two of organic, fair-trade chocolate.
Afternoon Treat: low-sugar flavored cocoas and some home-made Oatmeal Cranberry Flaxseed Cookies (from our recipe here!)
Keep It Classic: for the ultimate in healthy, fill the basket with a bounty of fresh fruit!
| Holiday Tea Special!
Tea Source teas now 20% off!*
normally priced at $15
now just $12
This month we're brewing 3 delicious Holiday Blends for you to sample:
Gingerbread Orange - features pure raw chunks of ginger root. Ginger root, not only adds a bit of holiday spice but is also great for digestive distress, nausea and migraines
Chocolate Safari - for the chocolate lovers
Montana Gold - made with toasted barley
*price valid until 12/31/11