I hope you had a safe and spooky Hallowe'en!
But if you're now wondering what to do with the left
over pumpkin, check out our delicious
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started our second set for the Fall session.
However, every location offers pro-rated fees or
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because it's already started, that you now can't
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In this newsletter, you'll get to
meet my 14 month old grandson. We've been
teaching him sign language and he's becoming quite
proficient, so we decided to put up our first
YouTube video! To work on balance and
concentration, we offer you the
Eagle Pose, and to open your
heart chakra, we give you
Namit Kathoria who
discusses how Yoga connects with the heart.
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starting, or ask for the pro-rated or drop in fee of
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ankles, legs, thighs
-helps remove leg cramps
-reduces fat from thighs
-improves balance and concentration
-limbers the hip and shoulder joints
1. Stand with your feet slightly
parted and your arms extended to the sides at right
angles to your body, in a ‘T’ position.
2. Bring your left arm in front of your chest,
parallel with the floor.
3. Bring your right arm under your left arm. Bend
your elbows and wrap your arms around each other,
bringing the palms together.
4. Bend your left knee and bring the right thigh
over top of the left thigh as close to your groin as
5. With your right calf pressed against the side of
the left knee, bring your right foot around the back
of the left leg and try to curl the toes around the
6. Balance, breathing normally.
7. Release and repeat on opposite side.
Cleansing vs Dieting
Cleansing is one of the many reasons that
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Cleansing is one of those habits within an Isagenix
Isagenix has been leading the way to health by
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A body of evidence in both animals and humans has
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Opening the Heart Charka
The heart chakra is known as 'anahata' which means
unstruck in Sanskrit. The striking of a bell
produces a sound or a movement, but nothing is
needed to strike the heart and start a beat there.
The heart vibrates with its own energy and this
energy is our essence. It is what gives us life and
it is what gives you your personality. Some of the
ancient scriptures describe anahata as the tiny
flame that resides within the heart.
The heart chakra is described as a lotus flower with
twelve petals in green and grey. The two colours
signify balance. The grey represents compassion for
yourself and the green represents compassion for
others. The sense of balance you experience at the
heart chakra also relates to the balance between
your masculine and feminine sentiments. Meditating
on the shapes and colours of the heart chakra
awakens the dormant feelings of compassion and love
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Baby Sign Language
If you're still wondering what what it looks like when a baby
signs, I thought I'd take advantage of my 14 month old
grandson to show you. He has many signs in his
vocabulary, and easily expresses to his mom and family what
he wants or is thinking.
The other night while I was babysitting him, he heard a
noise that gave him some concern. He was able to sign
to me that he heard something "noisy" which allowed me to
show him what it was and calm him. Had he not had the
sign to communicate this to me, I would not have been able
to interpret why he was upset.
Feel free to take a moment or two, meet my grandson Kaiden,
and watch him go through some of his signing repertoire.
Just click this
Wild Rice Stuffed Pumpkin
Now that Hallowe'en is over, what are you going to
do with the left over pumpkins? Here's a
The stuffing for this entrée can be made two days
1 lb. wild rice blend
2 lb. fresh spinach, stemmed
1/4 cup plus 2 Tbs. olive oil, divided
6 cups sliced button mushrooms (1 1/2 lb.)
1 large onion, chopped (2 cups)
1 cup diced celery
9 cloves garlic, minced, divided (3 Tbs.)
3 Tbs. chopped fresh sage, divided
4 tsp. chopped fresh thyme, divided
2 cups fresh or frozen corn kernels
1 1/2 cups cooked kidney beans, or 1 15-oz. can
kidney beans, rinsed and drained
1 cup chopped toasted pecans
1 6- to 8-lb. cooking pumpkin
1. Prepare wild rice blend according to package directions. Transfer to
2. Bring 1/2 cup water to a boil in bottom of
skillet. Add spinach, and cook 4 minutes, or until
wilted. Drain, and cool, then squeeze dry, chop, and
add to rice in bowl.
3. Heat 2 Tbs. oil in skillet over medium heat. Add
mushrooms, onion, celery, 4 tsp. garlic, 1 Tbs.
sage, and 2 tsp. thyme; sauté 10 minutes, or until
all liquid has evaporated. Stir in corn and kidney
beans, and sauté 3 minutes. Stir mushroom mixture
into rice mixture. Fold in pecans, and season with
salt and pepper, if desired.
4. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line rimmed baking sheet
with foil. Cut top from pumpkin, and scoop out seeds
5. Combine remaining 1/4 cup oil, remaining 5 tsp.
garlic, 2 Tbs. sage, and 2 tsp. thyme in bowl. Brush
oil mixture over inside of pumpkin. Fill pumpkin
with rice mixture, cover with top, and bake 1 1/2 to
2 hours, or until pumpkin is tender when side is
pierced with knife tip. Uncover, and bake 10 to 20
Nutritional Information per Serving:
- Calories: 272
- Protein: 3 g
- Total Fat: 10 g
- Saturated Fat: <1 g
- Carbohydrates: 43 g
- Cholesterol: 16 mg
- Sodium: 227 mg
- Fiber: 3 g
- Sugar: 25 g