by MJ

AIR  ~  Movement of the Day:
Day 83 of the 100 Day Challenge! Variety is the spice of life, and this mantra is no exception when it comes to getting your body moving! In the spirit of changing things up, here’s a new exercise for many of you. Think push ups… add hip mobility, coordination and single side strengthening… and you’ve got Kick Thru’s!  Enjoy! [Click here for additional Workouts]

FUEL  ~  Dish of the Day:
Pecan Crusted Whitefish. Pecans and Whitefish? A delicious, uncanny combination! We’ve also thrown in some parsley, garlic and coconut oil for the best supper you’ve had in a long time! [Click here for additional Recipes]


SPARK  ~  Thought of the Day:
Quote of the Day: He, who every morning plans the transactions of the day, and follows that plan, carries a thread that will guide him through a labyrinth of the most busy life.

 ~ Victor Hugo

Essential Element: As CJ Mertz says, “Before you master your life, you must first master your day. Before you master your day, you must first master your morning. Before you master your morning, you must first master yourself”  [click here to read Spark Insight: Morning Rituals].

Journal:  In your journal, divide your day into thirds: Morning, Work, Evening. Next to each – write down a theme for each of these days segments. I.e. Morning: Refresh and Prepare – Work: Engage and Produce – Evening: Renew and Connect. Whatever it is that is most important for you to achieve during these sections of the day, write them out. Each day this week, use these as a guideline in the morning for choosing your top three priorities for each segment of your day. [Click here for additional Journal exercises]

Apple Pear Pecan Salad

by admin

3 celery ribs, chopped fine
2 red apples, chopped
1 green apple, chopped
1 pear, chopped
juice of 1 lemon
juice of 1 orange
1/4 cup medjool dates, chopped
1/2 cup raw pecans, chopped
green leaf or red leaf lettuce

  • Place chopped apples and pear in bowl and pour lemon and orange juice over fruit to keep it from turning brown
  • Stir to coat all, and allow to marinate for 10 minutes
  • While the fruit is soaking, chop dates
  • Drain soaking fruit, saving juice
  • Add the chopped dates, along with the celery and HALF of the chopped pecans to the drained fruit
  • Make dressing by combining the other half of the pecans in a food processor with the reserved orange and lemon juice and puree into a smooth ‘nut butter’ sauce
  • Add puree to the salad and stir to blend flavors.
  • Serve on a bed of deep green lettuce.
  • ENJOY!