by MJ

AIR  ~  Movement of the Day:
Unassisted pull ups can be intimidating. But don’t let that discourage you from giving them a try! Start with Ring Pull Ups. They allow you to build up your upper body muscles gradually and before you know it unassisted pull ups will be right around the corner! [Click here for additional Workouts]

FUEL  ~  Dish of the Day:
Time to embrace the new seasonal fruit that will be popping up soon with our Cool Fruit Cocktail. Make sure and add some slivered almonds to this delicious mix to balance out your snack. [Click here for additional Recipes]


SPARK  ~  Thought of the Day:

Essential Element: The Bonfire Health Program empowers you to choose healthier perspectives and responses to stress, as well as offering specific strategies and mechanisms for mitigating the effects of stress and reducing its occurrences. [Click here to read Spark Insight: Coping Mechanisms]

Journal:  Life is a matter of perspective. Today in your journal, consider your life through the eyes of someone you know. Choose someone you’ve met recently – an acquaintance, co- worker, even a new friend. Write three sentences describing your life the way they might see it. Your personality, your family, your job. Then write down three things you perceive about theirs.   [Click here for additional Journal exercises]

Pumpkin Chicken Soup

by admin

1 whole chicken, roasted
1/2 lb. fresh mushrooms, sliced
1/2 cup chopped onion
1 tsp. curry powder
3 cups plus 1/4 cup homemade chicken broth
1 pie pumpkin, roasted and flesh scraped out
1 can coconut milk
1 Tbs. agave
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1/4 tsp nutmeg

Sautee mushrooms and onion with 1/4 cup chicken broth until onions are tender.  Add curry powder and cook over medium heat, stir until blended.  Gradually add the remaining chicken broth.  Bring to a boil.

Add pumpkin, chicken, coconut milk, agave, salt, pepper and nutmeg.  Heat thoroughly.

This soup can also be served in a hollowed out pumpkin.  You could roast it in the oven @ 350 for 20 mins, then pour the soup in before serving.

(recipe courtesy of LivinPaleo)