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Grow Your Own. Boost Your Mood.

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Research shows that gardening has the power to change your mood, lower your blood pressure, improve the quality of air, alleviate depression, and increase levels of happiness.
So what better thing to do than to grown your own Kitchen Herb Garden!?! All the above benefits AND you’ll have fresh herbs to toss into your happy, healthy recipes!
How to Create an Indoor (or Outdoor) KITCHEN HERB GARDEN

Supplies Needed:
Soil-less Potting Mix (for cuttings or young plants; not seeds)
Herbs (of course!)
Single dish container (or multiples; depending on your window sill)
A window with at least six hour of sunlight – or – a grow light!
THE HERBS: Thyme, mint and rosemary make for a nice start, and they can share one container, as they have the same moisture and lighting needs. The easiest route (the one I travel) is to buy young plants at the florist, greenhouse or supermarket – you know, already grown!
Thyme has a distinctive, spicy scent and can be used to season meats, vegetables and as a salad garnish.
Mint has a fresh smell and a fabulous addition to a tall glass of lemonade or iced tea.
Rosemary is a member of the mint family, and is known to heal wounds, alleviates headaches and improves memory! It has a strong, pungent aroma. Add a few leaves to your breads, poultry and vegetables for a unique flavor.
Tip: The more you trim your plants, the more stems will grow and the herb will stay small and bushy!
Spread the Herbal Word … NOT the icing!
Janice

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Janice Taylor is a Life & Wellness Coach, specializing in weight loss, reinvention, transformation & happiness, author, seminar leader and 50-pound-BIG-Time-LOSER! Write Janice for an Introductory Coaching Session.
For more motivation and inspiration, join the Kick in the Tush Club: Beliefnet Chapter.
Pick up a copy of Janice’s latest: All Is Forgiven, Move ON ~ Our Lady of Weight Loss’s 101 Fat-Burning Steps on Your Journey to Sveltesville!
“Janice Taylor is a certain kind of kooky genius ~ see if her idiosyncratic diet plan will work for you.” ~ O, The Oprah Magazine
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Idol Breakfast: Adam Lambert and Eggs

We all know how important it is to start the day RIGHT. With a healthy breakfast, a happy thought and some music to sway to!While chopping onions for this incredibly delicious baked egg dish, listen to Adam Lambert sing Smokey Robinson‘s incredibly beautiful song, Tracks of My Tears, from last night’s American Idol show!(For the full review of all performances, read Motown Idol Back Again.Hearty and Hardy Baked EggsIngredients: 1 large sweet onion, chopped * 2 tablespoons virgin olive oil * 1 28-ounce can of Italian plum tomatoes, diced, in its own juice *1 tablespoon virgin olive oil * 1 pound (2 bunches) of spinach (washed and de-stemmed) * 6 eggs * salt and pepper * 1/2 cup goat cheese Directions: Pre-heat oven to 450 degrees * In non-stick skillet (or skilled sprayed with non-stick spray), heat olive oil over medium to high flame. * Cook onions until soft (about 8 to 10 minutes). * Add can of diced tomatoes with juice, and cook uncovered for an additional 10 minutes (medium heat). * Set aside. * In a smaller skillet wilt spinach. (about 3 minutes). * Pour tomato sauce mixture into large baking dish. * Using the back end of a big serving spoon, make 6 equi-distant indentations on top of sauce. * Crack an egg into each indentation. * Salt and Pepper on the egg to taste. * Spoon wilted spinach around the eggs. * Bake until egg whites are set, but egg yokes are still runny (to taste – some like slightly, some prefer not-so-slightly), approx. 8 minutes. * Remove from oven and add a heaping tablespoon of goat cheese on top of each egg. * Serves 6. HUNGRY for more diet tips and recipes?Here’s your DIET CHEAT SHEET.5 Fat-Burning Questions for Bob GreeneRecession Proof Foods: Cheap n’ EasySpread the HEALTHY BREAKFAST word … NOT the icing!Janice———————————————————————————–Janice Taylor is a Life & Wellness Coach, specializing in weight loss, reinvention, transformation & happiness, author, seminar leader and 50-pound-BIG-Time-LOSER! Write Janice for an Introductory Coaching Session.For more motivation and inspiration, join the Kick in the Tush Club: Beliefnet Chapter.Pick up a copy of Janice’s latest: All Is Forgiven, Move ON ~ Our Lady of Weight Loss’s 101 Fat-Burning Steps on Your Journey to Sveltesville!“Janice Taylor is a certain kind of kooky genius ~ see if her idiosyncratic diet plan will work for you.” ~ O, The Oprah Magazine

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Turn Off Your Lights: Earth Hour-a global event

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On Saturday, March 28, 2009, at 8:30 p.m. EDT, I am taking part in Earth Hour-a global event in which millions of people will turn out their lights to make a statement of concern about our planet and climate change. I invite you to join, too!Sponsored by World Wildlife Fund, Earth Hour got started just two years ago and is now the largest event of its kind in the world. Last year, more than 50 million participated and the lights went out at the Empire State Building, the Golden Gate Bridge, the Sydney Opera House and the Coliseum in Rome, just to name a few (I turned mine out too). Even Google’s homepage went black for the day! In Israel, President Shimon Peres personally turned off lights in Tel Aviv.This year, Earth Hour will be even bigger-already 250 cities in 74 countries have agreed to take part including Atlanta, Chicago, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami and Nashville with more signing up every day. Around the world cities like Moscow, Hong Kong, Mumbai, Shanghai and Mexico City will turn out their lights.But Earth Hour isn’t just for big cities-anyone can participate. To get a better sense of the event, check out this video.Participating in Earth Hour is easy, fun and free. I hope you will join me for this amazing event. To sign up, visit Earth Hour where you’ll learn more including ways you can spread the word about Earth Hour, plus creative things to do when the lights go out in case you need inspiration!We want the US to turn out more lights than any other country in the world during this historic event so please pass this note along to anyone you think might want to take part. Let’s all turn out and take action on March 28 at 8:30 pm.Thanks!Spread the earth word … NOT the icing!Janice———————————————————————————–Janice Taylor is a Life & Wellness Coach, specializing in weight loss, reinvention, transformation & happiness, author, seminar leader and 50-pound-BIG-Time-LOSER! Write Janice for an Introductory Coaching Session.For more motivation and inspiration, join the Kick in the Tush Club: Beliefnet Chapter.Pick up a copy of Janice’s latest: All Is Forgiven, Move ON ~ Our Lady of Weight Loss’s 101 Fat-Burning Steps on Your Journey to Sveltesville!“Janice Taylor is a certain kind of kooky genius ~ see if her idiosyncratic diet plan will work for you.” ~ O, The Oprah Magazine

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Is Splenda Safe?

I’ve been hearing a lot of bad buzz about Splenda.
“Many body-conscious people opt for artificial sweeteners instead of sugar when they want to satisfy their sweet tooth. Splenda is a common choice.
What is Splenda? It’s a mixture of sucralose (or E955 – named by the European Union) and filler (maltodextose and dexose). Sucralose is a disaccharide (which literally translates to “two sugars”) that is made from sucrose by replacing three hydroxyl (OH – oxygen and hydrogen) groups with chlorine (Cl). (Precision Nutrition members can read more about the various saccharides in All About Carbohydrates.)
That’s how Splenda got their original slogan, “Made from sugar so it tastes like sugar.” However, after getting some flack about misleading consumers, they changed the slogan to “Starts with sugar, tastes like sugar, but is not sugar.” Not sugar… good to know — though 47% of responders to a survey (by Johnson & Johnson, the parent company of Splenda) didn’t know Splenda wasn’t natural.” (source: Precision Nutritional.com)
For the full read and scoop, click here. You decide!
Spread the ‘educated’ word … NOT the icing,
Janice
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Janice Taylor is a Life & Wellness Coach, specializing in weight loss, reinvention, transformation & happiness, author, seminar leader and 50-pound-BIG-Time-LOSER! Write Janice for an Introductory Coaching Session.
For more motivation and inspiration, join the Kick in the Tush Club: Beliefnet Chapter.
Pick up a copy of Janice’s latest: All Is Forgiven, Move ON ~ Our Lady of Weight Loss’s 101 Fat-Burning Steps on Your Journey to Sveltesville!
“Janice Taylor is a certain kind of kooky genius ~ see if her idiosyncratic diet plan will work for you.” ~ O, The Oprah Magazine
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