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AIR  ~  Movement of the Day:
Day 54 of the 100 Day Challenge! Single Unders will help you achieve your Tabata goal today, but they’ll also transport you to your childhood when you pull out that ol’ jumprope! Click here to watch Team Member, Alexis, explain taking it up a notch to Double Unders, and see how many great stretches you can do with a jumprope assist! [Click here for additional Workouts]

FUEL  ~  Dish of the Day:
A side dish that has it all! Brussels Sprouts with Bacon will satisfy your need for greens… and the ever pressing need for bacon!  [Click here for additional Recipes]


SPARK  ~  Thought of the Day:
Quote of the Day: Where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. ~ Matthew 6:21

Essential Element: Rejuvenation patterns include our “time-offs”, breaks and vacations. Well People are deliberate in their rest and repair patterns.  Design your daily, weekly schedules as well as your monthly and yearly calendar to reflect your commitment to this critical Essential Element [click here to read Spark Insight: Rest & Repair].

Journal: Time is so telling. Often our statements around what we value can be voided out by our dedication of time elsewhere. Are your financial aims robbing your personal goals? Do your business plans and new ventures see more of you than your family? Take today to check back in and ask yourself: Where is your treasure? Where do you really want your legacy left?   [Click here for additional Journal exercises]


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Dish of the Day:
Brussel Sprouts with Bacon Brussel spouts are a member of the “life extension family” – they’re part of the cruciferous vegetable family which science has now shown to be chock full of important phytonutrients that bring health and vitality on a cellular level and even prevent cancer.   (Click here for additional recipes)


Movement of the Day:
Frog Jumps Leap into great agility and fitness with this fantastic full-body single exercise – it’s harder than it looks (have we said that before?). Notice that Dr. Stephen is doing this with a weighted vest.    (Click here for additional workouts)

Journal of the Day:
Quote of the Day: “You will never change your life until you change something you do daily. The secret of your success is found in your daily routine.”  ~ John Maxwell
Essential Element Wellness is a journey – greatly influenced by the environment in which we place ourselves.  [click to view Spark Insight - Integration]
Journal: Where is your head? What are you dwelling on? Write down three channels of information you tap into on a daily basis ( i.e. newspaper, television or radio show, website, or blog). Consider: are these helping move you toward the life you want to create? (Click here for additional journaling exercises)

Brussel Sprouts with Bacon

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  • 5 slices bacon, cooked and chopped
  • 1 Tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 shallot, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 1/2 pounds Brussel sprouts, trimmed (small sprouts left whole, larger sprouts halved)
  • Salt and pepper, to your taste
  • 1 cup organic, free range chicken broth


Line a cookie sheet with aluminum foil. Place bacon on sheet and bake at 425 degrees until crispy, flipping halfway through. Remove bacon to drain on paper towels. Add extra-virgin olive oil, shallots, and garlic to the pan, and saute 1 to 2 minutes. Add Brussel sprouts and coat in oil. Season with salt and pepper. Cook Brussel sprouts 2 to 3 minutes to begin to soften, then add broth. Bring broth to a bubble, cover, and reduce heat to medium low. Cook 10 minutes, until tender. Transfer sprouts to a serving dish with a slotted spoon and mix together with cooked bacon bits. Serve!