A No Bake Valentine’s Cookie for You!

Lisa StoryConscious Eating, Conscious Living, Recipes

Ahhh….love is in the air this week. I realize that not everyone loves Valentine’s Day as much as I do. It has been criticized as a consumerism holiday created to get us to spend money on flowers, cards, candy and more. Single women may feel like the holiday is conspiring against them. Much like Thanksgiving reminds me to be grateful and count my blessings, Valentine’s Day reminds me to be more loving to everyone…including myself. Of course, I want to be grateful and loving each and every day of my life…but these special days serve as a gentle nudge to consider where and how I can be even more so. So, while I am planning a special dinner for my … KEEP READING…

The Best Place to Shop REAL Fresh & Healthy Foods.

Lisa StoryConscious Eating, Conscious Living

My local tomato source!

This past weekend, I went to see the movie Frozen with my sister.  On the way there, she remarked to me about how confusing it is to know how to eat healthfully.   She had read an article about foods that cause inflammation which contradicted other information she had read previously. This happens frequently.  One day, we read about a study that evokes the benefits of coffee, red wine, or salmon.  The next day we read an article that speaks to the health damaging effects of the same foods.  What is a person to do? Additionally, we are inundated with information about the latest, greatest diets.  Paleo, Raw, Atkins, The Virgin Diet and hundreds, literally hundreds more out there.  My thoughts … KEEP READING…

Lessons I Learned at a Yoga Retreat…

Lisa StoryConscious Living

I have done many amazing and wonderful things throughout my life. The yoga retreat I went on at the beginning of this month in beautiful Ojai was one of them.   First of all, I won a 50% discount on the cost of the trip in a drawing at the yoga studio.  How cool is that?!  And…how could I NOT go?  Of course, I went.  To make it an even sweeter trip, one of my close friends decided to go as well.  That was a big bonus.  The retreat was being led by one of my favorite yoga teachers.  Double bonus. We arrived in Ojai, unpacked and enjoyed a completely healthy and delicious lunch.  It was seriously good. Let me tell you…the food … KEEP READING…

Transforming New Year’s Resolutions

Lisa StoryConscious Living

Happy New Year! This is the time of year where many of us are making resolutions and setting goals.  It is an exciting and awesome time to do so.  However, I would like to offer you a slightly different way than you may be familiar with to approach this process.  It is called, “Setting Intentions.” Setting intentions allows us to focus on identifying a heartfelt desire or feeling that we wish to have, then set an intention which is a bit like a personal prayer.  We then follow this up with meaningful action that supports our desires and intentions.  This is important, because too often we focus only on our goal, use willpower to achieve it, and find that we … KEEP READING…