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Simple Pleasure #7: Cheat Day

This is what happens on cheat day… Yep. Those would be chocolate maple bacon cupcakes. Cheat day allows me to eat them… without the guilt. Sunday through Friday my diet is very clean. No soy, no dairy, no gluten, no sugar (other than fruit). Lot’s of veggies… and I do mean lots. Fish, eggs, small amounts of chicken and that’s about it. But Saturday. Saturday is cheat day. Which means that if I want something, I can have it. I still go about with my normal eating habits but if I want pancakes with my eggs well then by golly I…

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Simple Pleasure #19: PB Peanut Butter

A crazy thing happened over Father’s Day weekend. I couldn’t finish a cupcake!!! I know, crazy. Those of you that know me are probably shocked. I have been cutting out sugars from my diet for a few weeks now so it was no surprise that my body rejected the sugar from the cupcake… which I’m actually happy for. It’s about time my sweet tooth is put in check. But I still have a sweet tooth but have now discovered something to satisfy those sweet cravings… PB Peanut Butter’s White Chocolate Peanut Butter peanut butter. It’s peanut butter mixed with M&M’s….

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Simple Pleasure #3: Matcha Green Tea

I love this stuff!!! It has all the benefits of regular green tea but because it’s a powder it is used in all sorts of food and beverage products… I think the most famous is green tea ice cream (also a favorite of mine). It also makes delicious green tea lattes. At home I make my own by mixing matcha green tea powder (I buy mine in bulk from a local Co-Op), vanilla hemp milk (tempt brand is my favorite), and a small spoonful of raw honey. If you are one of the lucky people that have a milk steamer…

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Simple Pleasure #64: You {Poem}

You are magical You are unique You are someone who makes a difference You are a slice of awesomeness You create You have the power of choice You are what love is You are of the divine You have the power to empower Be wise Be inspired Be inspiring Be Love Be conscious Be awake You make me smile You make me laugh You make me love the human race Be a dreamer Be a role model Be healthy Be curious You can do anything You are peace You are all of us We are you We are all One….

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Simple Pleasure #1: Sun on My Face

“Constant kindness can accomplish much. As the sun makes ice melt, kindness causes misunderstanding, mistrust, and hostility to evaporate.” – Albert Schweitzer Such a instant way to feel better. The best is when you’ve been inside all day under artificial lights and being chilled to the bone by air conditioning then going out into the sun… Bam!!! Sun all over your face… warms you right up and gives you an instant boost of energy or how about when it’s been overcast and the sun starts to peak through and little rays of light shoot everywhere like laser beams. I recently experienced…

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Simple Pleasure #45: The Ocean Kissing My Toes

Really that says it all. I’m so lucky to have the ocean 5 blocks from my house. And every few days I have to visit the ocean and have the water kiss my toes… it brings me great joy… another simple pleasure. The ocean is the sound of the earth breathing, it’s mother natures lungs. Ebb and flow – breathe in and out. Same thing. We must be grateful for what the ocean is for us and what it provides. More than 97% of our planets water is contained in the ocean. Crazy. Some other facts: Water pressure at the deepest…

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