by MJ

AIR  ~  Movement of the Day:
Day 15 of the 100 Day Challenge! Knees to Elbows!  Don’t worry if you can’t get your knees all the way up to your elbows – keep trying, the core work is fantastic as well as keeping your shoulders strong and healthy through the extended range-of-motion. [Click here for additional Workouts]

FUEL  ~  Dish of the Day:
Don’t let your health suffer this summer with all the ice cream trucks and barbecues! Bring prepared with a Bonfire approved treat: Baked Berry Delight[Click here for additional Recipes]


SPARK  ~  Thought of the Day:
Quote of the Day: Our future will be determined in large part by our dreams and by the struggle to make them real. ~ Swami Sivananda

Essential Element: Choosing to practice a new behavior pattern is like cutting a new path in the woods.  You have to pass over the same terrain several times before it gets easier.  But this struggle is sure to leave you stronger…and enjoying a better life. [click here to read Spark Insight: The Value of Struggle]

Journal: Who of your closest friends needs your belief in them right now? Trying their best but struggling to see past tomorrow? Write in your journal whom it is you know is struggling to see any fruit of their labor. How can you come along side and strengthen them this week?  [Click here for additional Journal exercises]


by MJ

AIR  ~  Movement of the Day:
Push Jerk  Don’t be fooled – this is not some “over the top” Olympic weight lifting move. This is actually very scalable – meaning you could do this with a broom handle if that’s all you felt you could handle. The benefit to the shoulders, upper back, and postural muscles qualifies it as a ‘must do’ exercise for everybody.  [Click here for additional Workouts]

FUEL  ~  Dish of the Day:
Happy Mother’s Day! Treating Mom today doesn’t have to mean sugary, processed desserts! This Raw Cherry Pie will satisfy her sweet tooth AND leave everyone feeling great! Now that’s a good gift! [Click here for additional Recipes]


SPARK  ~  Thought of the Day:
Quote of the Day: When you make a mistake, don’t look back at it long. Take the reason of the thing into your mind and then look forward. Mistakes are lessons of wisdom. The past cannot be changed. The future is yet in your power. 
~ Hugh White

Essential Element: It is critical to “own” the reality that our behaviors have natural consequences and that these outcomes are remarkably predictable. [click here to read Spark Insight: Creating Change]

Journal:  What small thing have you done repeatedly over the last week that’s resulted in a predictable outcome? Is it something you’d like to repeat? Why or why not? Sunday is a great day to refresh, reset and repurpose yourself for the week.  Jot down the answers to these questions in your journal – and start your week on purpose.   [Click here for additional Journal exercises]

Bonfire Chocolate Mousse

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1 large very ripe banana
2 small ripe avocados
1/3 cup cacao or unsweetened cocoa powder
3-4 tablespoons raw honey (or substitute maple syrup, Stevia, or agave nectar)
1 tsp vanilla extract)
Chopped nuts, cacao nibs or unsweetened organic coconut (optional)

  • I food processor, blend avocado, bananas and honey until smooth
  • Add in cacao powder and vanilla extract and blend until mixed
  • Adjust the amount of cocoa or honey to your tastes.
  • Sprinkle with nuts or other topping if desired
  • Enjoy immediately, or chill for later

Paleo Pumpkin Pie

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1/2 cup hazelnuts
1 cup pecans
4 Tablespoons melted, organic, grass-fed butter
Pinch of sea salt

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place the nuts in a food processor and process until the nuts are a flour-like or almond meal-like consistency. Pour into a small mixing bowl, add the butter and salt, and mix into a thick dough. Using your hands, spread evenly into a pie pan.  Bake for 10 minutes.


1 – 14 oz. can of organic pumpkin puree (nothing added, just pumpkin)
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1/4 teaspoon fresh grated ginger
2 eggs
1/2 cup raw organic honey
1/2 cup coconut milk

While the crust is in the oven, whisk all of the pie filling ingredients together.  Pour into the curst that has been baked for 10 minutes, return to the oven and bake for and additional 45 minutes. Thanks to Every Day Paleo for the recipe!