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December Newsletter 2013
Contents of December Newsletter
Seasonal Spritzer
CYH Blog & Archive

Last week when the world was about to end (you know, when every school was closed and all grocery stores were sold out of their milk and eggs because there was an inch of snow on the ground), I caught the Dr. Oz show and there was a segment on "Learning How to Say NO." I'm SO glad I caught this, because it's what I mention to my clients and yoga students all the time (especially the ladies!). It's also something that I have to practice on the regular. Since I've started to say NO more often my health has improved. My schedule is less packed and I can finally get in some self-care time to nourish my mind/body/spirit.

Saying NO is especially important around this time of year, when everything is totally cray-cray. It's a beautiful thing that we all strive to be compassionate people towards others. But we can't forget that compassion starts with ourselves first! If you make yourself a priority, you'll only be that much better for those around you.

Check out this few minute segment HERE. How funny is the diarrhea excuse?!  Say NO to something today and enjoy how good it feels. Have a happy and healthy holiday!


Lauren Forney, HHC, RYT  *   Holistic Health Coach  *  Registered Yoga Teacher
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Seasonal Spritzer


1 bottle organic pomegranate juice

1 or 2 cinnamon sticks

1/2 bag organic cranberries, rinsed

1 organic green apple, sliced

1 bottle sparkling water



Bring bottle of pomegranate juice to almost a boil on the stove with sticks of cinnamon. Let simmer for ten minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat and let cool completely. Pour into a pitcher & stir in fresh cranberries & sliced green apples. When ready to serve pour the bottle of sparkling water into pitcher. Enjoy as is, with a few cubes of ice or spike with vodka.


Benefits of Pomegranates:

The pomegranate is a nutrient dense food source rich in phytochemical compounds. Pomegranates contain high levels of flavonoids and polyphenols, potent antioxidants offering protection against heart disease and cancer. A glass of pomegranate juice has more antioxidants than red wine, green tea, blueberries, and cranberries!  

Center Your Health's BLOG & Archive
Check out what I've been blogging about since my last newsletter.  Enjoy!

Chocolate Infused Pumpkin Chili
Meditating on a bed of nails
The flu is NOT a season
Stanley loves lentils
Yucca Chips
Fall-spiced Water
Spiced Hot Chocolate
Contrast Shower
Cereal, jacked up.

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