by MJ

AIR  ~  Movement of the Day:
Day 78 of the 100 Day Challenge! Dr. Franson joins an enthusiastic group at Reebok Crossfit 1 for some Tabata Sit Ups! An exciting work out on so many levels, as Reebok is a partner in our 100 day challenge! [Click here for additional Workouts]

FUEL  ~  Dish of the Day:
Finding new ways to cook and season simple vegetable side dishes is always a challenge, but not with our Steamed Squash with Italian Herbs!  Steaming is quick, easy and it preserves nutrients, so enjoy! [Click here for additional Recipes]


SPARK  ~  Thought of the Day:
Quote of the Day: When you arise in the morning,
think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive -to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love. ~ Marcus Aurelius

Essential Element: Every day you get to decide if you will start rushed, anxious and stressed or relaxed, connected and inspired [click here to read Spark Insight: Morning Rituals].

Journal: In your journal – write down the top three typical thoughts you have upon waking. Are they rushed cluster of days plans? Rehashing of events from the day before? Gratitude for the day that’s ahead? After jotting down the usual – consider what it might look like to wake a few minutes earlier and give life a few moments to itself. Think – pray – give thanks – refocus on your purpose. Consider including this as a part of each morning this week. [Click here for additional Journal exercises]

Steamed Squash with Italian Herbs

by admin

Finding new ways to cook and season simple vegetable side dishes is always a challenge. Steaming is quick, easy and it preserves nutrients.

1-3 crook-neck yellow squash per person
Italian seasoning
sea salt
olive oil or organic butter

  • Place pan with steamer insert and 1″-2″ water on medium burner
  • Wash squash well
  • Slice into rounds
  • Place squash into pan; steam 3-5 minutes until tender yet still firm
  • Remove to bowl (or back into pan without steamer or water – the pan will be warm and there’s only one thing to wash)
  • Drizzle lightly with olive oil or toss with chunks of organic butter
  • Season with sea salt and Italian seasoning (or simply oregano, basil and marjoram)