Healing: Mind, Body, Spirit

Archive for October, 2011

Healthy Pumpkin Rice Pudding

4 Cups Coconut Milk
16 ounces Pumpkin Puree
1 Cup Brown Rice, cooked as directed
1/2 Cup Maple Syrup
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp each ground ginger, sea salt
2 Organic Cage Free eggs
1/2 tsp Real Vanilla Extract

Preheat oven to 375.

In a large saucepan, bring to a boil the milk, pumpkin, rice, syrup, and spices, stirring constantly.

Reduce heat to simmer for 5 minutes.
Remove from heat.

Beat eggs and vanilla in a large bowl. Slowly stir in hot pumpkin mix. Mix together very well and pour into a greased 2 quart casserole dish.

Bake for 45 – 50 minutes or until set. Serve warm.


Serves up to 14. Makes a great breakfast dish!


Have a Healthy Halloween

From chocolates and caramels to bubble gum and suckers, the ghoulish sugary snacks are everywhere! It seems from the first of October until the holidays are passed, we are surrounded by these treats.

Even the most prepared health guru can be sabotaged during the hectic holidays! Our very own Seasoned Mom Health Coach, Tammi Hoerner, offers some simple tools to make the holiday challenges a tad bit easier.

Say BOOto the cravings, bingeing, and over-stuffing for you and your tykes!

Healthy Halloween

Healthy Halloweens Start At Home

1. Hydrate – A well hydrated body is like putting on a sugar deterring Bat-Cape – giving you super hero powers to resist the urge to munch. Even awareness around ensuring your children are hydrated is incredibly important. A good rule of thumb is 1/2 your body weight in ounces.

2. Lay a Solid Foundation – For your sake as well as for the children, eat a healthful meal filled with nourishing veggies before you set foot near any event or venture out to Trick-or-Treat.

3. Explain Moderation – and then practice what you preach. One of the biggest rules in moving forward to live a more healthful life involves creating a rule of 80/20 or 90/10 – and a large portion of self forgiveness. It really is okay to indulge from time to time. It’s knowing when and how to stop that is important.

4. Opt for home made healthier versions – instead of store bought processed junk food – there are recipes widely available on the internet for healthier versions of our favorite treats. I suggest following The Nourished Life or following us on Facebook.

5. Breathe – Stress is a common reason many reach for munchies. And, I know this will surprise you, the holidays ARE STRESSFUL! Taking on a practice of meditation, self care, and simply taking a break to breathe will ease the stress, often enough to avoid bingeing on terrible for you food-like substances.

Now that you have your super hero Seasoned Mom tools for a Healthy Halloween, sit back, and take the time to enjoy the feast, beautiful fall season, and – most importantly – YOUR KIDDOS!

Wellness and the Real World

90% of the time, I live in a pink bubble. I never watch the news, listen to the radio, or read any local papers. Why? To allow myself control over how I feel. I am not carrying the weight of the world. Literally. This is one of my chosen steps to reach my own healthy balance in life.

Taking steps to be well is a journey for practically everyone. For myself, it’s been a very long journey, but I feel I am reaching the right road in this life, living in service to others, working to help others to heal their own bodies. I have found my own health & wellness through whole natural foods, working toward stronger relationships in my family and friends circles, creating and pursuing a career that I am deeply passionate about, and being completely honest with myself, so that I can fully show up when I am in the world.

The journey toward wellness might start with a single step, but I am finding that it always ripples outward. Once you know it’s not easy to un-know. Are you feeding your body foods that heal or foods that kill, are you moving your body, are you taking steps to overcome the challenges you’ve been given physically and emotionally?

Each of us here at New Beginnings brings tools to help you to do just these things, whether it is to gain optimal health, reduce pain or tension, increase mobility and range of motion, to address skin problems, weight challenges, digestive disorders, allergies, fertility, or your own self image, we have a practitioner or group of practitioners here who can help you.

We are located in Englewood, Colorado but many of our services are available via telesession, such a health coaching. If you are ready to begin your own journey toward wellness, we are happy to support you. Connect either by phone or website listed below.