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Quote of the Month

"What I gave, I have; what I spent, I had; what I kept, I lost."

~ Old Epitaph


Recipe of the month

~ Spinach Bread ~
Perfect to take to any gathering

1 package frozen spinach
1 red onion
5 peeled, chopped garlic   cloves
1 TBSP Olive Oil
3 TBSP Parmesean Cheese
4 TBSP Sun Dried Tomatoes
1 Package of frozen bread    dough
or see dough recipe.


Prepare Dough or if using fresh or frozen dough let thaw and let rise until dough doubles in size.

1. Place olive oil, and chopped onion in frying pan and cook for 3 minutes. Add Garlic and cook 1 more minute.

2. Add frozen spinach to pan and cook 5-10 minutes, until cooked. Add Salt & Pepper to taste

3. Set aside spinach mixture while you roll out your dough to 1/2 inch thick. Place dough on a oil-sprayed cookie     sheet.

4. Put spinach mixture on the center of the dough and spread it out.

5.Sprinkle Sun Dried Tomatoes & Parmesean Cheese and fold dough over as pictured.

6. Cook in a pre-heated oven, 350°, for 20 -25 minutes.


1 cup lukewarm water, 1 TBSP Olive Oil, 1 Packet Yeast, 1and 1/2 cup Spelt Flour

Mix water, olive oil and yeast. Add the flour and mix, you can add more flour a little at a time if                           
you feel the dough is too moist. Let the dough rise in a bowl with a moist towel over it until the                           
dough has doubled in size. It is then ready to make spinach bread.

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Technique of the month:

 Inhale into ribcage        Exhale & Zip


This month we are focusing on zipping. A techinique
I use to engage the abdominals and deep pelvic
floor muscles to their fullest. This technique I
use every waking moment.

  • Trains the abdominals to work in a more
    functional manner.
  • Strengthens the abdominals and improves
  • Therapeutic for preventing and treating back

How to Zip:

(Always be sure to check with your Dr before performing this or any other new exercise especially if you have heart problems, high or low blood pressure, neck problems or are pregnant)

1. Sit or stand comfortably with your spine lengthened and your shoulders relaxed.

2. Place your thumbs on your lower ribs and your middle fingers on your hip bones (aka your ASIS).

3. When you inhale breathe into the sides of your lower ribcage.

4. When you exhale you will zip your thumb and middle finger closer to each other on each side of your body as you engage all the muscles of your abdomen and pelvic floor. To do this think of engaging all the muscles of your deep pelvic floor and pull them in and up. So you will be pulling the pubic bone slighting in & up, the hip bones slightly in & up and the lower ribcage will be pulling in.

5.The end result is similar to the movement you would do if someone was to punch you in the stomach. That tightening sensation.

6. As you zip it's important to remember that there is no movement in the spine, so in other words you are not pelvic tilting and you are not rounding the shoulders at all. The spine stays long.

7. After you have the idea of zipping try to hold the zip and continue to breath. Ultimately, you should be zipping every waking moment. You will feel your posture improve, your abdominal strength improve and you will feel a difference in everything you do; walking, sitting, running, carrying things, etc...

8. Zipping can change your life if you let it.

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Things that I Love and Recommend:

CD ~ Eryka Badu "World Wide Underground"
A great groove from beginning to end.

Book ~ Olive the Other Reindeerby Vivian Walsh
My favorite Christmas book about a little dog named Olive who thinks she's "Olive, the other reindeer."

Something to Think About:

What can you give that will bring joy into the life of another today?

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Volume 1 Fun Stuff click here - (Banana Fuate`, Triangle Pose)
Volume 2 Fun Stuff click here - (Pumpkin Pudding, Bridge Pose, Gratitude)
Volume 3 Fun Stuff click here - (Hummus, Downward Dog, Who are you today?)
Volume 4 Fun Stuff click here - (Spinach Ravioli w/ Marinara Sauce, Plank, Goals)
Volume 5 Fun Stuff click here - (Tofu Lettuce Wraps, Boat Pose, Do what you love)
Volume 6 Fun Stuff click here - (Chocolate Chip Cookies, Forward Bend, Clutter)
Volume 7 Fun Stuff click here - (Summer Salad, Bow Pose, "Food" in your food)
Volume 8 Fun Stuff click here - (Quinoa Pilaf, Forward Bend, Your character)
Volume 9 Fun Stuff click here - (Berry Muffins, Bound Angle Pose, Sight)
Volume 10 Fun Stuff click here - (Cinnamon Ginger Tea, 1/2 Lord of the Fishes Pose, Gratitude)

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