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Jennifer Jackson
Interests: knitting, health & fitness, scouting, clean eating, work-life balance, bulldogs, making "To-Do" lists and checking things off the aforementioned lists
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Summer is nearly here. That means that ice cream will be everywhere. If that’s too tempting for you, try this trick I like to call Nice Cream. Make your daily dose of dense nutrition with a ton of ice. 2 cups ice – blend before adding other ingredients 1 scoop... Continue reading
Posted Apr 19, 2021 at My Wellness Warriors
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Summer is nearly here. That means that ice cream will be everywhere. If that’s too tempting for you, try this trick I like to call Nice Cream. Make your daily dose of dense nutrition with a ton of ice. 2... Continue reading
Posted Apr 19, 2021 at Major Knitter's Boot Camp
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Have you heard about dry brushing? Take a moment and learn the benefits of dry brushing. Want to give it a try? This is a great video of how to do it. Give it a try and comment on how you feel after trying it for a week or so. Continue reading
Posted Apr 17, 2021 at My Wellness Warriors
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Do you get enough sleep? It's so important to your overall health - physical, mental, and emotional - to get enough sleep. You need it to repair and rest every system in your body. When you don't get enough sleep, your cortisol levels shoot up and you spend the entire... Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2021 at My Wellness Warriors
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Last week I shared how I often make soup to use up vegetables before they go bad. I made so much soup last week but didn't get around to using up my root vegetables. What do you do with all those root vegetables? It doesn't seem like a ton of... Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2021 at My Wellness Warriors
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Sunday is normally meal prep day for me. Like anyone, I have my favorite recipes. I mostly make homemade soup, bone broth, fruit salad, steel cut oats, grains, meatballs, chicken, and yogurt. Today I noticed that my Misfits Market veggies were piling up and I really hate wasting food. There... Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2021 at My Wellness Warriors
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Traditional stuffed pepper soup has Italian seasonings. I prefer mine with a kick, so I use taco seasonings instead. Ingredients 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 pound ground beef 1 large yellow onion, diced 3 cloves garlic, minced Salt & pepper... Continue reading
Posted Mar 21, 2021 at Major Knitter's Boot Camp
Roses are red Violets are blue Pandemic's still going We're on to year two! Pandemic fatigue is a real thing and people are really suffering. So for Lent this year, instead of asking people to give something up, whether you follow Lent or not, I'm going to recommend that for... Continue reading
Posted Feb 26, 2021 at My Wellness Warriors
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Do you know about the healthy benefits of bone broth? You can purchase nutritious broth at most stores, but do you know how easy and cheap it is to make it yourself? You only need a few simple ingredients. All of them are scraps from food you're eating otherwise. Equipment... Continue reading
Posted Feb 26, 2021 at My Wellness Warriors
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Now that you've mastered making bone broth at home, you need a few recipes to turn that broth into a hearty soup. Here's a favorite for using up all sorts of vegetables. In fact, that's exactly how I created this recipe. I knew I have too many vegetables and they... Continue reading
Posted Feb 26, 2021 at My Wellness Warriors
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It's been nearly a year of COVID and most people are hitting a wall. Everyone's Pandemic Fatigue looks different. Please know that you are not alone. If you're hitting that wall, please try to give yourself some grace. Of course, if it's really bad, please call a professional. Some suggestions... Continue reading
Posted Feb 26, 2021 at My Wellness Warriors
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Do you have a word that you want to define your year? Why don't you pick one and print it out in BIG letters, or draw it on paper. Place it somewhere you can see it. Let it permeate every aspect of your life this year. In hindsight, my word... Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 2021 at My Wellness Warriors
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Coloring isn't just for children anymore. It's fun, therapeutic, and the smell of crayons can elicit happy memories of childhood. But there's more to it than that. Studies show that there are Health Benefits of Coloring for Adults Reduce stress and anxiety Improve motor skills and vision Improve sleep Improve... Continue reading
Posted Sep 25, 2020 at My Wellness Warriors
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Transformation Tuesday starts in your mind. How do you get results? You form new habits. One of the best things that works is learning how to change your habits. That's where personal development comes in. Read or listen to The Miracle Morning by Hal Elrod and learn why building a... Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2020 at My Wellness Warriors
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Most Zucchini Bread recipes out there should really be renamed Zucchini Cake. That's what they are. Filled with refined sugar and transfat. But Ambitious Kitchen has a 5-star amazing recipe that you might want to try if you enjoy using up all your zucchini from your garden into a sweet... Continue reading
Posted Sep 12, 2020 at My Wellness Warriors
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I promised some recipes for your zucchini crop. Here's a classic. These are Stuffed Zucchini Boats from Dinner at the Zoo Give them a try and let us know what you think! Continue reading
Posted Sep 12, 2020 at My Wellness Warriors
Yoga nidra or yogic sleep is a state of consciousness between waking and sleeping, like the "going-to-sleep" stage, typically induced by a guided meditation. There is evidence that yoga nidra helps relieve stress. I've been doing Yoga Nidra almost every night before bed since March and I can tell you... Continue reading
Posted Sep 12, 2020 at My Wellness Warriors
Here's an oldie from the The Fifth Dimension from 1969 The chorus goes something like this: Let the sun shine Let the sun shine in The sun shine in Let this be your theme song and a reminder to get some vitamin D naturally every day. Go for a walk... Continue reading
Posted Sep 12, 2020 at My Wellness Warriors
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It's fun to share a good laugh, but did you know it can actually improve your health? Learn how to harness the powerful benefits of laughter and humor with great tips from this article at HelpGuide.org Here's an excerpt: The Benefits of Laughter and Humor Physical health benefits Boosts immunity... Continue reading
Posted Sep 12, 2020 at My Wellness Warriors
Our HR department put out this reminder this week: Working remotely comes with its fair share of challenges both on a personal and professional level. If you or a loved one is dealing with other concerns (e.g. mental, behavioral or physical health concerns), please contact your primary care provider or... Continue reading
Posted Sep 12, 2020 at My Wellness Warriors
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The CDC, as one would expect, puts out some very helpful information about all things related to health. If you haven't checked out their Mental Health and Coping During COVID-19 article, you really should. Here's a brief excerpt from the CDC site with a list of links and emergency phone... Continue reading
Posted Aug 30, 2020 at My Wellness Warriors
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It's back to school (BTS) time across the United States. Some children are going back in person. Some are doing a hybrid - in person and online. Others are opting for homeschooling. No matter how your children (young and old) are heading back to school, it's creating anxiety for both... Continue reading
Posted Aug 29, 2020 at My Wellness Warriors
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Anxiety and depression seem to be at an all time high for most people during 2020. It's no wonder with all the changes, fears, extra work, maybe even things like diminished income in your family, children at home, children going back to school, hurricanes, earthquakes, wildfires, tornados. All of these... Continue reading
Posted Aug 29, 2020 at My Wellness Warriors
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Here is some new fabric I just received for face masks. I took this picture before sewing it into face masks as it's easier to see the prints. Are you a dog or a cat person? Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2020 at Major Knitter's Boot Camp
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Here are some fun camouflage themed face masks. No one will see you coming! This is the fabric that is cut and ready to sew into face masks. It shows off the print much better this way! Continue reading
Posted Aug 13, 2020 at Major Knitter's Boot Camp