mediterranean diet
100-day Gong, slow cooker recipe, breast health, & much more...

Last year (2013) on Labor Day weekend I broke over a decade long meat fast. I turned to my fiancÚ (now husband) that weekend and said, "I'm going to eat meat this weekend." Wide-eyed, he just said, "Ok, you tell me what you want and I'll cook it up." It was a pivotal moment of my life biting into that meat after all those years, and I can confidently say that at this point in my life it's exactly what my body needs. Anyway, as this Labor Day (that just passed) approached this year I was excited to think of something else to do that would also have a great effect on my health. I decided to embark on a 100 Day Gong...

Read more about my Gong (and what the heck it is) here.









Lauren F. Grogan
Holistic Health Coach
Registered Yoga Teacher
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Cran-apple Crock-Pot Slow Cooker Turkey Breast


One 5-6 pound bone-in, skin-on organic turkey breast

3 apples, sliced (I choose not to peel them, but you could if you wanted to) 

4 cups raw cranberries, rinsed and "mushy ones" removed

sea salt

1/2 cup apple cider vinegar

1/2 cup maple syrup



Place turkey breast in a large crock-pot/slow cooker. Sprinkle with sea salt. Surround with apples and cranberries. Pour vinegar and maple syrup over the top. Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours, or until meat is cooked through and fruits are softened. 

After removing the turkey breast from the crock-pot, "mush" the berries and apple slices a bit, and then serve them over the top of the turkey. Easy and delicious!

Health, Yoga & Self-Love
Sprout & Blossom's interview with me 
My beautiful friend, Mary Harris, of Sprout & Blossom asked me a few questions and featured me on her blog this month.

Check out Mary's site full of delicious recipes, inspiring adventures and loads of self-love. Follow her colorful photographs on Instagram (harristocracy), too!

Mary, of Sprout & Blossom!

Breast Exam Ever!

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. It's SO important that we empower ourselves with knowledge so that we can do what we need to do to PREVENT breast cancer, before it even develops. Check out a few downloads below that are packed with great information on how to take care of your breasts.  


Breast Cancer Risks Rarely Talked About

Breast Cancer Prevention 

How to Perform a Breast Self Exam 

Breast Exam Ever! (<---This is by far my favorite infograph!)


Lauren's Bloggings & Archive 
Here's what I've been blogging about during this past month:

Fall Into Health & Wellness on Conscious Connection Digital Magazine
My 100 Day Gong
 Dark Chocolate Honey Mints
Manuka Honey Face Mask
Slow Cooker Freezer Meals: Coconut Chicken Curry
Apple Crisp in a Pinch for Two
Nature's Candy

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