by MJ

AIR  ~  Movement of the Day:
Day 17 of the 100 Day Challenge! You can’t say too many positive things about this fantastic exercise. The Overhead Squat is a full body, full range-of-motion, demanding yet safe exercise, that is easily modified by  holding a piece of PVC, or simply holding your hands overhead. Dr. Tony Del Angel says, “If you can do an overhead squat correctly, you can do any exercise you want.  Period!” (For more on what Dr. Del Angel says about the Overhead Squat, click here.)  [Click here for additional Workouts]

FUEL  ~  Dish of the Day:
The Best Tacos: We’ve added venison to the filling and with an option for a lettuce ‘tortilla’, you’ve got yourself a new, Bonfire approved twists to your favorite, traditional Mexican dish! [Click here for additional Recipes]


SPARK  ~  Thought of the Day:
Quote of the Day:  Not what we say about our blessings, but how we use them, is the true measure of our thanksgiving.  ~W.T. Purkiser

Essential Element: As James Macdonald says, your heart is like a bucket that you fill with your attitude.  You never get to see what’s in the bucket until you bump it and its contents spill out. On this journey called life there will be plenty of bumps.  What will spill out of your bucket. [click here to read Spark Insight: Gratitude] 

Journal: What is one of your greatest strengths?  Have you given thanks for it lately? Remind yourself that, even if you’ve done the hard work of cultivating this gift,  at it’s very root it was a gift – and still is. Is it your capacity to organize? To empower? To assist? To teach? To listen? Write down in your journal what it is – and one way you’ll use it to bless the life of someone else this week.  [Click here for additional Journal exercises]


by admin
FUEL  ~  Dish of the Day:
Dr. Paul shows us his balanced plate, including The Best Tacos filled with true Paleo-hunted venison! Feel free to substitute large lettuce leaves for tortillas if you’re going strict!   [Click here for additional Recipes]


AIR  ~  Movement of the Day:
Getting too good at push ups? As with anything that becomes too routine, your body won’t benefit to its full potential when it’s not being challenged. Add Clapping Push Ups to your regimin and push yourself this week! [Click here for additional Workouts]


SPARK  ~  Thought of the Day:
Quote of the Day:  This is the principal thing: not to remain with the dream, with the intention, with the being in the mood – but to convert it into all things. ~ Rainer Maria Rilke
Essential Element: Regardless of orientation, most everyone agrees that we live by an internal compass that guides our behavior. [click here to read 'Living in Alignment']
Journal: What quality or trait do your friends most appreciate about you? Compassion? Endurance? Passion? Hospitality? Optimism? Write down the first three that come to mind. If you could change this answer, write down what you’d hope for it to be.  [Click here for additional Journal exercises]

The Best Tacos

by drpaul

Having grown up in Southern California, Mexican food is a staple for our family. A Paleo diet style doesn’t include corn tortillas – a tortilla substitute would be to use lettuce leaves as “taco wraps”. - Dr. Paul

1/2 lb cut up or ground beef, pork, turkey, chicken (or in this video, venison), per person - great use of leftovers  
1/2 large onion or 2-3 shallots, chopped,
organic butter
Organic* corn tortillas or lettuce leaves
Taco Seasoning without MSG (listed as yeast extract) (or sea salt, chili powder and cumin, to taste)
Optional: raw cheddar cheese, shredded
Hot sauce or salsa

  • Melt butter in medium sauté  pan over low-medium heat
  • Add onion and cook for 3-4 minutes (longer if the meat you’re using is already cooked, i.e. leftovers)
  • Add meat; if raw, cook for 4-5 minutes
  • Add seasoning
  • Warm tortillas on griddle or in toaster oven
  • Assemble tacos:
    • Warm tortilla or lettuce leaf
    • Seasoned meat mixture
    • Optional shredded raw cheese
    • Hot sauce or salsa
  • Serve with steamed broccoli and/or green vegetable salad

* Whenever buying any corn product, it’s very important to buy ONLY organic products. Sadly, thanks to the merciless campaign by chemical criminal Monsanto, genetically modified foods (GMO, for genetically modified organism) have become commonplace in America (most other countries ban Monsanto GMO crops). Making the matters worse, is our spineless Monsanto lobbyist-influenced legislators refuse to require GMO foods to be labeled as such. So, the only safe recourse is to buy certified organic.