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Take it to the Curb- Spring CleaningApril 2010
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Spring Cleaning
Avocado Egg Salad
Sugar Blues Workshop 4/17
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Carrot SaladSpring Cleaning
People like "stuff". We tend to hold onto it year after year. We save and stock up on things that we don't know what to do with anymore. Maybe we keep things because they hold precious memories of days gone by, or they remind us of our parents, grandparents, past loves or childhood. To part with these precious possessions seems out of the question. There is a saying that goes, "You have to get rid of the old to make way for the new."  If you are feeling stuck or stagnant in your life, try spring-cleaning. Throw out some of that stuff, say goodbye to your past and welcome the new energy of your happy, healthy future. Try these three ideas:
  1. For good mental and physical health, we actually have two "houses" that need to be spring-cleaned: our physical homes and our physical bodies. Just as we accumulate "stuff" in the form of outgrown clothes, magazines, rusty bicycles, tools and random keepsakes, so do our bodies accumulate old food residues and toxins that need to be cleaned out.
  2. To spring clean your body, give it a break from rich and complicated foods by either cleansing or fasting for a short period of time. Cleansing means paring down your food to just simple fruits and vegetables, lots of water and perhaps whole grains. Fasting means limiting most foods and drinking lots of water, fresh vegetable and fruit juices, teas and soups. Without much energy going toward digestion, more energy is available to the rest of your body and mind. Cleansing and fasting can sharpen your concentration, help you gain insight and promote spiritual awareness. It can also bring improved immune function and better digestion.
  3. While you're cleaning out your body and home, don't forget to spring-clean your heart. Throw away negative thoughts and habits you've been harboring that no longer serve you. A clean, open heart will allow you to receive all the good that awaits you each and every day. If your heart and mind are cluttered, there is no room for life's gifts and surprises to enter. 
Recipe: Curried Avocado Egg Salad
Here is a shift on traditional egg salad to make use of those Easter Eggs. 
Curried Avocado Egg Salad
  • 6 hard boiled Eater Eggs
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons curry powder
  • 4 Tablespoons plain yogurt
  • 2 pinches of sea salt
  • 1/2 small onion, chopped
  • 1/2 medium apple, chopped
  • 1 ripe avocado, diced
  • 1/4 cup pecans, toasted and chopped
  • 1 small bunch of chives, minced
  1. Combine the yogurt, curry powder and salt in a small bowl
  2. Add peeled eggs, apple, pecans, chives, and avocado in a medium bowl.
  3. Mash with a fork. Don't overdo it, you want to leave the salad with some texture.
  4. Stir in the curried yogurt mixture, adding yogurt as needed to reach the desired texture.
  5. Serve as-is, in a lettuce wrap or between toasted bread.
Sugar Blues Workshop- Saturday April 17th
Are you the type of person who has cravings for sweets?  Do you have low energy in the middle of the day?  If so, then this workshop will be a turning point in your life.
On Saturday, April 17th at 11:30am,  I will be teaching a class called, "Sugar Blues" at the Outside In Workout Studio in Averill Park, NY.  I would like to invite you to join the fun. 
I've designed this class to permanently change your relationship with sugar. You will leave this class understanding the causes of your sugar cravings and you'll receive practical tools for dealing with them.
For more information, see the Sugar Blues Flyer.
Thank you for spending some time learning how to nourish your health.
Aubrey Schulz
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