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Aimee DuFresne
Richmond, VA
make positive changes in the ways they Eat, Move, and Think so they can enjoy life to the fullest!
Interests: yoga, health, running, reading, meditation, raw food, creating recipes that are delicious and healthy
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Emanating from the pages of the book was my own personal coach/guru providing me with valuable information in healing and practical exercises to aid me in the adventure ahead. Far from being a quick fix or an instant healer, King's sincerity in what is involved in becoming a healer (of self and others) is evident throughout, as she documents both her failures and what she learned from them to create her greatest triumphs. Continue reading
Hi Naj, Great question! I'm not actually sure but have asked a friend in Singapore and will let you know when I find something! Aimee
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Now it's time to share with you the good, the not-so-good, and the interesting. Continue reading
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When I finally was able to keep my eyes open and stop thinking about my busy schedule, I realized the answer to the book's query was a resounding 'YES!'. As I delved further in the text about adrenal fatigue, many symptoms and situations she described sounded very familiar. After taking a questionnaire supplied within the book, it appeared I was suffering from mild adrenal fatigue. This book had reached me at the perfect time, before my symptoms worsened. It was time to make some changes. Continue reading
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Well, I've officially made it through Week 2 of breaking away from my daily coffee as well as refraining from alcohol. I'll be honest, I wasn't sure I could make it through even one week without coffee but now that I'm two thirds of the way there, I'm feeling much more confident. Blogging about my experience has certainly helped keep me on track and I'm very grateful to those of you who have commented and encouraged me along the way. That said, the week has not been without temptation. Here are a few highlights: Continue reading
Thanks for the reminder on Omega 3! I've been meaning to pick some up. Is there a particular brand you use?
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Thanks Val! Will I be in a caffeine world forever? I'm not sure...but I'm certainly enjoying the moment! :-)
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Thanks for the support, Brittany! I'll be sharing all the supplement info very soon!
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Well, it is officially one week since I said ciao to coffee for 21 days (14 more to go!) and I'm spilling the beans what I've gained (and lost) so far. It wasn't easy at first but it certainly got easier. Or rather, I just got busy with other things and forgot about it. But even when presenting my brother (a coffee aficionado) with a few bags of locally brewed coffee in amaretto and orange peel flavors in honor of his bday, I didn't feel the temptation to make a pot myself or fantasize about what it would be like if I did. No really, I'm serious. Continue reading
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I had kinda assumed that after a day refraining from coffee, I'd sleep like a baby. Uh...well, a colicky baby perhaps. I barely got a wink and was very tempted to get caffeine this morning and put off this detox for a later date. But, as I had no coffee in my house and was too tired to make the effort to get some, I settled for a shot of E3Live. It worked it giving me some energy. Continue reading
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Well, after a night of tossing and turning, I groggily awoke to Day 1 of my coffee kicking cleanse. My first thought: 'This would be a lot harder if I hadn't finished off my bag of Cafe Verona yesterday. Mmmmmm, Cafe Verona....'. Before I let my thoughts get carried away with what was missing, I focused on what I did have, although it was not a rich and bold coffee, it was still pretty exciting. Well, at least it was to me. Continue reading
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I received Marcelle Pick's new book Are You Tired and Wired? to review for Hay House and promptly feel asleep each time I tried reading it before going to bed. When I finally was awake enough to absorb the info, I realized the answer to the book's question was...well...yes! Continue reading
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Ironically, it was only when I left behind religious studies, transferred to public school, and gave up going to Church, that I found God. Or rather, I changed my definition of God. So, when I opened up the package containing the latest complementary copy to review from Hay House and took out The OMG Chronicles by Peter Rodger, I was intrigued. Peter, accompanied by his friend, travelled the world to discover the spiritual and religious views of people around the world by simply asking the powerful question, 'What is God?' Continue reading
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Dayna Macy takes you on a journey of her favorite indulgences, including olives, cheese, and of course, chocolate. At the end of each chapter is a recipe to tantalize the taste buds. Macy aims to discover more about the origin of these foods in an attempt to gain greater control over her eating, her weight, her life. Continue reading
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“I was never a food addict, but for years I was a compulsive overeater. Diets did not work. I would starve myself, then binge, starve myself, then binge, in a constant cycle of self-abnegation and self-indulgence. I hated many things about the situation, but what was worse than anything else was how much I thought about food. I was obsessed with it. Thoughts of eating hardly ever left my mind.” These are Marianne Williamson’s words, but this was my life 15 years ago. The vicious starve/binge cycle and obsession with food ruled my world at the time. After many years on my own journey, I became aware of this destructive behaviour and graduated to more healthy habits. It was not without road bumps and I navigated without a map as I tried to discover which route was the best for me. Thankfully, Marianne has taken out the guesswork and provided a map to those who now find themselves in similar situations with her new book A Course in Weight Loss. Continue reading
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In the midst of the holiday season, December is a month of giving and goodwill. It's also a perfect time to review the past year and look forward to the fast-approaching New Year and all it holds. This past year has taken some dramatic and exciting twists and turns and I decided to treat myself this past week to some quiet time with my favorite author, reading the new release of Wayne Dyer's, The Power of Intention. The beautiful illustrations on the cover made me instantly want to open up and learn more about how to go about co-creating my world. The beauty doesn't stop on the cover and the colorful images throughout made the messages provided in this book even more powerful. Continue reading
Thanks so much! I'll be adding the site to FB very soon!
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Kelp noodles are easier to prepare than traditional pasta too. No waiting around for water to boil, just rinse in warm water. To soften the noodles further, try massaging them and marinating them in nama shoyu and a bit of nut butter. You can take whatever fresh vegetables you find in the fridge and add it to the noodles. Try peas, carrots, zucchini, tomatoes, avocadoes…it all tastes great. Go Italian with garlic and herbs or Thai with mint, basil, and ginger. Get creative, have fun and enjoy pasta AND your svelte self! Here is my one of my favorite recipes, from one of my favorite raw food chefs, Sandra Lee, which she has generously allowed me to share with you here. Thanks, Sandra! Continue reading
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Time flies when you're having fun. It seems like yesterday when I was working on my first Sunday Supper project at 105 degrees. Now it was time for round two: my second Academy Dinner was held on Monday May 24th with my Cajun-inspired menu! With the help of my excellent instructor, Ladan Raissi, and my courageous classmates, Vicki, Kristin and Andrea, we all pitched in to take raw food to a whole new level! Continue reading
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Our last Sunday Supper project lands on Mother's Day and is hosted by the talented Vicki Morrissey! (Not to worry, we will still have student suppers, only now they will be on Mondays.) Vicki is a natural at everything she does, and her culinary creativity has resulted in a delicious raw vegan 'steakhouse' dinner in honor of Mother's Day. Continue reading
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So for all you exhausted busy females (or males for that matter) here is my first tip for clearing your mind, body, and soul: SWEAT! Sweat releases lots of toxins from your body and helps to clear your mind and although there are lots of methods to achieving this, today I'm talking about one in particular, and that is the sauna. Continue reading
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I have a confession. I hate cooking. I always have. I have also always loved food. So much so that I have dated some men for the sole purpose of what they can do in the kitchen. And those that didn’t cook quickly learned. I should mention that I never joined them in the kitchen either, not even when they insisted to show me what to do and give me hints and tips on honing my own culinary skills. I even had some of their mothers try to coax me into the kitchen but I always found an escape route. So, you might be thinking….’uhmmmm….Aimee, you realize you are in culinary school, right?’ Well, yes, I am aware of that, thanks! But I’m not in just any culinary school... Continue reading
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Quick and easy recipes for vanilla coconut cream, mixed berry compote and choco-chai latte. Great to serve with raisin cinnamon toast for a sweet Sunday brunch! Continue reading
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Mar 15, 2010
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Fashion is passion for some, but food is my passion and I am loving the living food at 105 degrees. I have just finished my second week at the Academy here in Oklahoma City. Here are the highlights of the... Continue reading