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Counting down the days until FloydFest 16

your best summer

page 9 Take care of yourself so you can stay happy & healthy all summer long

collaborative coloring page 11

Uniting communities across the country

giving back page 12

Simple ways to help others this summer

exploring minimalism page 14

Traveling the world with less baggage

relaxing in the mountains page 16

Mark your calendar for the Floyd Yoga Jam

family summer wellness page 19

Keeping children healthy during outdoor adventures

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“Hold fast to dreams, For if dreams die Life is a brokenwinged bird, That cannot fly.”

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There is hardly a more appropriate theme for FloydFest16 than “Dreamweavin.” From July 27-31, the Floyd mountainside will once again transform into something even more captivating—a place where those who dream can meet to create, dance, and be inspired. For those who will attend solely for the music, the lineup is (once again) spectacular. Thursday will feature performances from blues/folk artist Rebekah Todd & The Odyssey, Forlorn Strangers, and Anders Osborne. Enjoy the blues and folk sounds of Shakey Graves on Friday, followed by Warren Haynes Ashes & Dust and the highly-anticipated Gregg Allman on Saturday. These are just a few of the local and well-known artists that will grace the nine (NINE!!!!!) stages throughout festival grounds over the course of five days. Plan ahead, visit the website, and make sure you get there in time to see your favorite bands perform. Give yourself time to wander a little to different stages before and after the shows— some of the best musical discoveries happen that way. w w w. l o v e l y b e l l a . c o m


Between performances, there will be no shortage of fun and entertainment for festival-goers. Those with an adventurous side will enjoy the guided hikes, bike expeditions, and free adventures offered at the Back Country Ski & Sport Outdoor Experience Tent. There, they will also offer equipment giveaways, discounts, and other promotions. Attendees can sign up for On The Water Floyd Float Trips by kayak, canoe, or tube. These trips are for people of all ages and will include transportation, equipment, and a fully-catered lunch with the purchase of a separate ticket for the trip. And, if you’re just there to relax and enjoy the combination of unique sites and sounds filling the Blue Ridge Mountains, don’t worry. There will be plenty of opportunities to unwind! FloydFest features several healing arts vendors and offers massage therapy, yoga, internal martial arts, medicinal and edible herb walks. This is a family event. Bring your children, of all ages, to enjoy the Children’s Universe and Teen Scene. The Children’s Universe includes fun activities like a costume tent, balloon art, jugglers, face-painting, and puppets. They also host a Peace Parade and an open mic/talent show. If your child plays an instrument, encourage them to bring it along with any costume or inspiration to help “Weave the Dream!” The Teen Scene is hosted by Social Emotional Learning Coalition, an organization dedicated to helping young people experience a deeper sense of connection and belonging with themselves, others, and the natural world. There, teens can participate in a number of activities including mixed media art workshops and painting parties, mindfulness meditation, and drumming workshops. You can find all of the above information with a little research, but we would also like to share a few things about FloydFest that you may not know. It is a safe, welcoming place. The people who attend are friendly (occasionally barefoot!) travelers and locals who will share your table in a beer garden or over breakfast. Within a few moments, you will be talking like old friends. You will be inspired. Artist or not, you will leave FloydFest with a desire to make the world just a little more beautiful. You will see things differently, and even in your own backyard hammock you will find it easier to close your eyes, breathe deeply, and relax. To put it simply, your time on the mountain will teach you how to find the peace in the real world. You’ll crave new things. Not just adventure and music, but food. Really, really good food. There will be no shortage of delicious local choices available throughout the grounds at FloydFest. Start your morning with fresh juice, crepes, and/or Red Rooster Coffee. Keep the day going with dishes that include locally grown veggies and grass-fed beef. Trust us, the food alone will make you wish you could stay forever. The local art, music, and friends you acquire will stay with you for years to come. We still carry our wristbands as keychains. And, the truth is, you’ll be counting down the days until FloydFest 17 on your calendar, beginning on August 1. One trip will make you fall in love with the mountain, the people, and the person you become surrounded by all of it. Three days in Floyd are not enough. If you can, buy a five day ticket. Come camp with us and enjoy everything FloydFest has to offer! You will not regret it. Visit www.floydfest.com for more information on the lineup, the festival, and even a packing list! We can’t wait to see you there!

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A few tips for staying happy and healthy all summer

The most important thing you can do this summer is stay healthy to enjoy all of the fun and exciting things happening around you. We have compiled a list of a few things you can do to take care of yourself and be ready for your next event, hike, or meditation by the water.

Eat healthy.

Fill your body with good for you superfoods like beets, ginger root, kale, and avocados. If, individually, these are a taste you normally cannot stomach, try new recipes that incorporate them with other vegetables. For example, mix one beet, one cucumber, four carrots, one heaping cup of blueberries, and one piece of fresh ginger in your juicer for two glasses of “Beet-The-Blues Rainbow Juice.” The beets alone provide vitamin C to help keep your immune system strong, potassium to keep your nerves and muscles functioning properly, and manganese for a healthy liver, kidneys, pancreas and bone structure. Combining them with a cucumber, ginger, carrots, and blueberries will help you get past (and maybe even begin to appreciate) their taste. Pick up a copy of SuperFoods by Julie Montagu for this recipe and others incorporating the superfoods mentioned above. (You can also win one on our Facebook page later this month!)!

Wear Sunscreen.

You knew we would say it, but we really mean it. Wear sunscreen. Apply it 30 minutes before going outside, and reapply it OFTEN. Avoid spray sunscreens and use those that you can simply rub into your skin. We love Hang Ten SPF 30 Classic Face Sunscreen! www.hangtensunscreen.com Do not skip spots that you think will be covered by clothing. If clothing is not UPF-protective, you are still taking a very big risk. Protect your eyes by wearing UV-protected sunglasses—even if you are just going for a drive. Five minutes (and sometimes much less) of preparation now can save you the pain associated with a sunburn, the loss of energy, and the potential for skin cancer down the road.

Yes, be active.

The American Heart Association recommends 150 minutes of moderate activity per week to help keep your heart healthy. That’s 30 minutes per day for five days. Speaking from experience, half an hour of activity on the treadmill, working out as part of a class, or exploring a nearby trail also improves your focus during the workday. It also increases your energy level—so you may be able to skip that extra cup of coffee and have some water instead.

But also take time to relax.

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Do not spend so much time working this summer that you lose the opportunity to enjoy what is going on around you. Take a weekend road trip. Sign up or just stop by any of the (many free) yoga classes in our area. Teach yourself how to relax in a world that encourages to constantly be busy. It may just change your perspective and allow you to get more out of the season. july 2016

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uniting the community Artist Linda Cato explains how collaborative art can strengthen our relationships

Stroll through any retail establishment selling art supplies or books, and you will see them—adult coloring books. Marketed towards older teenagers, grandparents, and everyone in between, they are taking the world by storm. In the beginning, it was easy to dismiss them as a fad that would disappear in a few years. However, as they increase in popularity, community events are starting all over the country where adults can meet, color, and explore their creativity. They have become a way to bridge the thriving arts community and those of us who are still searching for an artistic medium in which we can express ourselves. Last summer, Tuscon artist Linda Cato visited Roanoke and provided a hand drawn 16-foot mural for the public to color at 16 West Marketplace. Seventy people participated, and completed the gorgeous and unique piece in Linda Cato three hours. It was on display in 16 West Marketplace for about three months. It wasn’t Linda’s first experience with this type of event. In addition to being an artist, Linda is also an educator. She believes in the power of creativity to ignite positive change on personal, community, and global levels. Her passion for using the visual arts as a tool for change-making helps her students and people from around the world reflect upon and put forth solutions to issues that face us all. Creating murals for her students and people in the community to color not only taps into that passion, it also helps strengthen the ties between those participating. In 2011, a few weeks after Gabby Giffords was shot in Tuscon, Linda was asked to do a healing art event for kids at the site. “I asked the kids to draw with black and white sharpies on the theme of healing and nonviolence. We cut up all of the drawings and out of that we made a composition so every child’s work was represented in a mural,” she explains. “It was a wonderful example of how a community could come together after a tragic event and use this platform. It is just as relevant with adults. You just have to ask yourself what you want to say about your community, facilitate the work, and then you come away with a piece of work that is a testament of what you are holding in your heart.” So often, as adults, we do not have the confidence to attempt to express ourselves through art. However, a desire to do that dates back to the days when humanity told their stories through pictures on the walls of caves. It exists, albeit more subtly, today in clothes we make or alter for ourselves, our gardens, and DIY gifts we give one another. Coloring takes that desire, makes it accessible to everyone, and allows for an expansion on that creative process. “Coloring is a way for people to connect and make something beautiful,” says Linda. “I think, on a group scale, it is really powerful. When we can connect with people in quiet ways and look towards the goal of making something beautiful together, we can begin to work towards healing and strength as a community.” For more information on Linda’s collaborative coloring work please visit silverseaspr.com/content/coloring and to keep up with Linda’s projects please “like” her Facebook page, facebook.com/lindacatocoloring. 

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giving back

A few things you can do, on your own time, to make the world a better place. Maybe you want to give back to Central and Southwest Virginia, but you aren’t sure where to start. Your summer schedule is busy, and commitments are tough. Fortunately, there are little things you can do for others that require only as much time and/or money as you can spare.

Visit a park or hiking trail (and take a trash bag!)

Use your creativity to provide for others.

Think of all the damage you alone could undo by spending a few hours collecting litter from your community and disposing of it properly. Ask friends and family to accompany you, and you can make a huge difference to the wildlife and your neighbors! Hike with a purpose and visit websites like Leave No Trace ( www.lnt.org ) for more information on how you can reduce your own negative impact on the nature around you.

Sew, knit, or help build something for those in need. Many knitting shops (including Wool Workshop!) have information on knitting shawls for patients in hospice care or in hospitals. If you’d like to lend a hand towards providing housing for a family in your community (and learn a few new skills in the process), give your time to Habitat for Humanity. Go to www.habitat.org for more information on how to get involved locally. Hobbies like these can be worked into your schedule at convenient times and can greatly impact those in need.

There are several homeless people who could use a reminder of goodness in the world throughout our area. You can help them via volunteering at one of our local shelters or by putting together care packages for them. Ask family, friends, and coworkers to help you collect old purses to fill with essentials like toothbrushes, toothpaste, feminine hygiene products, bottled water, and deodorant. This simple act of kindness can help a woman going for a job interview to have the joy and confidence she needs to not only get the job, but also believe in a world that has not been so good to her in the past.

Say good morning to people you pass on the sidewalk. Take time to listen to the cashier who is having a bad day when they vent a little without letting it annoy you. Leave change in a vending machine, buy someone a cup of coffee, or borrow your friend’s car just to fill it up with gas. Be less concerned with surrounding yourself with the brightest, newest objects and, instead, strive to surround yourself with bright, happy people. Take responsibility for creating that environment. Those are the things that mean something and the things that last. Generosity is contagious. Pass it on.

Volunteer at a shelter or supply goods/services to someone in need—for nothing in return.

Just be kind.

For more suggestions on how to give back in meaningful ways, visit www.randomactsofkindness.org.

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exploring minimalism

How minimalism can change the way you vacation for the better Written by Hayleigh Worgan We are right in the middle of vacation season. Whether you are camping, enjoying a weekend getaway, or visiting a location outside of the country, there is no reason that you should bear the weight of overpacked bags to and from your destination. Take the lessons you’ve learned from decluttering your home and use them as you venture out into the world.

Carry only what you are comfortable transporting… on your shoulders… for a few miles.

The thought alone is probably a little paralyzing. How on earth can you travel with only a backpack full of items for one week? Think of all the shoe and clothing changes—not to mention your toiletries and all of the little “just in case” items. Now take a deep breath and try to imagine a world where you can easily slip off a plane with just your carry-on bag and start your vacation. You avoid every logistical nightmare, and greatly reduce your unpacking and organizing time at your destination. Additionally, depending on how light you pack, you can easily jump right in to exploring before you even stop to leave your bags at a hotel.

Plan ahead.

Make a packing list of only necessary items that you know you will use. Then edit it ruthlessly. Ask yourself what can be used in different ways to reduce your luggage. Lay out everything you plan on taking with you next to your bag. Then, reduce again. You may be thinking this is easier said than done, but I assure you that I would never preach something that I do not practice. This month, I am attending FloydFest for five days and I have challenged myself to fit everything (except my tent) into a 33 liter Dakine Campus Backpack. Check out our website ( www.lovelybella.com ) for the process in detail.

Don’t buy souvenirs.

Use the money for experiences instead. Not only will they take up room in your suitcase, but they will be something else you have to find a spot for when you get home. I can’t tell you what trinkets I brought home from a beach trip with my mom in 2008, but I can tell you that going on a mother/ daughter trip with her meant more to me than any vacation with people my age. I can remember clearly what it felt like to walk on the beach with her at night with the sand between our toes and know that the strongest woman I’ve ever known was proud of me. The memories of the scenery and the company won’t fade away until long after the t-shirts no longer fit and the porcelain figurines are broken.

Hayleigh is a beginner minimalist who loves going anywhere she can hang her hammock. When she's not writing for and editing Bella, she enjoys trying new things in the community.

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floyd yoga jam

Planning ahead for the perfect Labor Day weekend! September may seem far away, but the next two months will pass before you know it! Fortunately, even as fall begins, the excitement of summer doesn’t have to end. Join us for the 5th annual Floyd Yoga Jam from Thursday, September 1 through Sunday, September 4, 2016! This unique outdoor event is held every Labor Day weekend on the Burnette Farm in Willis, Virginia. In the past five years, it has brought a vast array of nationally known yoga instructors, and this year proves to be no exception. Cyndi Lee, Dianne Bondy, Katie Silcox, and Dr. Robin Sarawsati will be recognized by readers of Yoga Journal Magazine. Regional yogis like Carolyn Keller, Mateo Daniels, Faith Hunter, Jacob Felder, Kara Chambers, Cody Willets, Erica Balogh, and Soraya Sanchez will also bring their styles to the Blissland tents. Local favorites Mary Brown, Leia Jones, Katie Wells, and Grace Woods round out the lineup. Attendees can begin the day with morning meditations and then move on to yoga classes for all skill levels in a variety of styles like Hatha, Vinyasa, Kripalu, Ashtanga, Acro, or Partner. Choose from over 35 hours of available classes! This year’s theme is “A Midsummer Nights Dream” and features The Faery Reel, an illustration by Marvel comics illustrator, Charles Vess. “Charles resides in Abingdon, Virginia and is a hugely popular local artist,” explains festival producer Laura Polant, “He has been volunteering his time to the Yoga Jam since its first year and we are truly grateful for his incredible generosity and support.” The festival would not be complete without great music. Sirsy, a two person band from New York state, will open the festivities. Then, Mighty Joshua, Virginia’s 2014 Reggae Artist of the Year, will take the stage. World-renowned hip hop artist MC Yogi will headline the weekend along with The Householders, Desert Dwellers, and Fractal Cat. Favorite local musicians Spoonfight, Option 22, Fat Catz, Bigmama Joy, Lobo Marino, and Bhakti Kulani are also scheduled to perform. The weekend is perfect for families and groups of friends. It will have something for everyone! Free art classes, including an opportunity to make a prayer flag square, are provided for attendees. The squares of fabric are decorated with prayers, drawings, and inspirational messages which are then tied together and strung throughout the trees. “When the flags blow in the wind, the prayers are released to the heavens,” explains Lore Dieghan, the festival’s Art Village Director. Other workshops include faery house building, poetry, sacred geometry, and painting. Floyd Yoga Jam also boasts a KidsVille that is a play space for kids and families. It features a giant sandbox, arts, crafts, family yoga and dance classes, all in sight of the large yoga tents. Hiking, biking, and trail running are available throughout the 380 acre farm and are organized by the Muddy Squirrel outdoor company. Participants are encouraged to bring their bikes and enjoy the trails. Savor local food and refreshments from Thai This! and Dojo Grill food trucks, Green Light Cafe, Dogtown Pizza, Goatacado, Essentials Juice Bar, Red Rooster Coffee, Buffalo Mountain Kombucha, Big Lick Ice Cream Company, and adult beverages from Parkway Brewery and Foggy Ridge Cider. This hometown festival has grown from 700 attendees in 2012 and expects over 2500 in September. The increase in attendance is partially due to yoga studios from New York City and Orlando flying in to attend in 2015. That’s why it is so important that you purchase your tickets as soon as possible. Bella readers can enjoy an online discount of $25 off the ticket price by using this code: bellayoga. Go to www.floydyogajam.net for more information and to purchase your tickets today! We’ll see you there!

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fun in the sun

Keeping your children safe this summer By Chris Russo, MD

Summer is in full swing, the kids are out of school and families are spending time in parks. In the midst of outdoor play and summer vacation, take special care to avoid common summer injuries.

Lyme disease.

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There are lots of creatures and plants to explore outside. Unfortunately, tick bites are common during the summer. Lyme disease is caused by bacteria that lives inside ticks. When a tick, which is infected with bacteria bites a human, the bacteria is transmitted to the human, according to the Centers for Disease Control. Lyme disease symptoms include fever, headache, fatigue, and a skin rash. Most cases are treated successfully with a few weeks of antibiotics. The best defense against Lyme disease is limiting your exposure to ticks. The CDC recommends the following suggestions for preventing tick bites:

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Avoid wooded and bushy areas with high grass and lots of leaves. Walk in the center of trails. Use repellents on exposed skin and clothing. Bathe or shower as soon as possible after coming indoors to wash off and find ticks. Conduct a full-body tick check. Ticks can ride into the home on clothing and pets, then attach to a person later, so carefully examine pets, coats, and day packs. Tumble clothes in a dryer on high heat for an hour to kill remaining ticks. Consider creating a tick-safe zone in your backyard.

Heat-related illness.

Drinking plenty of water is important as children play outdoors. Signs of heat-related illness include confusion, behavior change, fainting, or not being able to drink. Call 911 if your child experiences any danger signs. Immediate treatment includes removing excess clothing, moving to a cooler place, using fans and ice to cool to the body, and drinking cool water. To avoid heat-related illness, have children take water breaks every 20 minutes, rest in the shade, limit outdoor play when temperatures are greater than 95 degrees, schedule practices or games in the early morning or late afternoon and stop activity if symptoms develop.

Allergic reactions.

Anaphylaxis–or severe allergic reaction–is an overreaction of the immune system that comes on quickly. An allergic reaction can occur in anyone, but children with asthma and food, medicine or insect allergies are at a higher risk. If a child experiences anaphylaxis, call 911 and give Benadryl, which parents should keep on hand in case of emergencies. Long-term treatments include avoiding the cause, wearing a medical bracelet, having an EpiPen available at all times, allergy testing and discussing testing for siblings.

Food-borne illness.

Warm weather provides the perfect environment for bacteria to quickly multiply in food. Children are at a higher risk for foodborne illness. Symptoms, which can start suddenly or take days to develop, include stomach pain, diarrhea, vomiting, fever, muscle aches and in rare cases, seizures. Tips for avoiding food-borne illness, include:

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Refrigerating meat right away. Washing hands before and after handling food. Washing utensils and cutting boards. Thawing meat thoroughly. Marinating in a refrigerator. Using a food thermometer to check internal temperatures. Cooking meat thoroughly. Using different plates for raw and cooked food. Not keeping food, including condiments, out for more than one hour.

Additional safety steps.

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Written by Tim Habla

staying safe

Learn to protect yourself at Counter Response Tactical Fitness

We live in a different world than our parents did. It’s an especially different world than the one in which our mothers were brought up. They were taught to always be polite, always smile, and that the world was a safe place for them. Unfortunately, times have changed and that safe world no longer exists. However, I can help give you the upper hand in staying safe. There are simple ways you, as a woman, can protect yourself and your loved ones. Be aware of your surroundings. It’s tempting to be on your cell phone, texting or talking while you’re walking to your car or on the Greenway, but that makes you a target of opportunity. Someone with ill-intent sees you distracted and that gives them just the right moment to assault you. Find your inner ferocity. We at Counter Response Tactical Fitness want to help you find that inner ferocity so that if are attacked, you can use your fear and adrenaline to your advantage. Our fitness programs are specially designed to make you stronger and give you the tools you need to get away from someone who means you harm and to safety. We offer two classes. The Alpha course is for those who are currently on a fitness program, athletes, and those who want a more high impact strength training program. The Bravo program is perfect for those who are starting a fitness program, rehabbing from injuries, or want the strength training aspect without the Olympic lifting. We are different from any other gym in that we teach you the major components of self-defense as part of the class. We want to help you with your health and fitness goals AND give something priceless: a sense of confidence. For more information on the programs we offer, classes, and our team, visit www.counterresponsetactical.com or call 540-904-2991. You can also email us at info@counterresponsetactical.com.

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MAKERS Written by Hayleigh Worgan

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Lincoln Road Coffee presents a cold brew you will not forget!

Lincoln Road Coffee is a unique family-owned and operated business in Wise, Virginia that is changing the way people in our region think about coffee. Brett Lawson, his wife, Sarah, and her brother, Ryan Jones, began dreaming up the business years ago one afternoon in Sarah’s kitchen. “I wanted to try something new one day, and ran across a different way to make iced coffee. I had the coffee grounds steeping on my kitchen counter when my brother walked in and asked me what it was,” she explained. “I told him I hoped it would be a delicious way of making iced coffee. He said, ‘Like cold brew coffee? I have been thinking about bottling cold brew coffee and selling it.’ This conversation started it all. Brett came home, we had our first brainstorming session, and got to work. We tested and tasted until we found our perfect blend.” The family buys locally-roasted whole coffee beans from Zazzy’s Roasters. The bean itself is a Fair Trade Organic coffee from Guatemala that puts off sweet nutty aromas with slight chocolate, nutty, and sweet notes. They coarse-grind the roasted beans and steep the ground coffee in cold water for 24 hours before running it through a filtering process. When the grounds are filtered out, the cold brew coffee is left. There are several advantages to the final product. The coffee is less acidic, more balanced, smooth, and flavorful. It is even somewhat sweeter. And, if you are worried about losing some of the caffeine— don’t be. It is actually slightly more caffeinated due to the time that the coffee is steeped in the water. Lincoln Road took their coffee from their house on Lincoln Road (hence the name) and out into the local area. They began packaging it in Mason jars and delivering it to those who requested it locally. Next, they sat up at local festivals. They mixed their coffee latte style, adding milk and sugar for those who enjoyed sweeter drinks. Sarah even started making homemade syrups. Their goal was go stand out from other coffees while staying true to their own creativity and Appalachian roots. “We take pride in making a product that we can promote as local. To be able to highlight Southwest Virginia as a place where you can start a business and be successful is important to us. We want people to be able to sit around and make their own stories around a cup of Lincoln Road Cold Brew Coffee,” says Brett. Ryan adds, “Coffee is a natural energizer that brings people together to network, chat, and tell stories—whether it be in a multi-million dollar business meeting or simply at a local coffee shop with a friend or significant other.” If you are interested in trying Lincoln Road Coffee’s Straight Up Cold Brew or French Vanilla Cold Brew, you can purchase them online at www.lincolnroadcoffee.com. You can also buy them in person at Chillin & Grillin in the Glades in Downtown Wise Friday, July 8 through Sunday, July 10. Regardless of when you try them, make sure you join the conversation on social media! Take a photo wearing some of their swag or drinking a cold brew, tag them, and use the hashtag #FriendsofLincolnRoad. Not only are you helping a local business, but you may meet a few new friends in the process!

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Be mindful about your money Article courtesy of

It’s easy for most of us to get anxious about money. Prices of products and services keep going up, while income doesn’t seem to change much. The typical American family has an uncomfortable amount of debt, which can include credit cards, medical bills, and student loans.

But you don’t have to feel overwhelmed about money.

Mental health experts suggest a new approach: Make yourself feel mindful of your money. Though people who watch their spending down to the penny will tell you that they’re already being plenty mindful, there’s actually a different approach that’s a little more positive and healthier in the long run.

Be grateful for what you have. This can be a challenge when ads tell us that we absolutely must get out and buy the newest thing and replace what we already have—smartphones, computers, cars, and all the other must-have “toys.” But unless is something is broken and needs to be replaced as soon as possible, most people’s older items work just fine, even if they don’t boast the cool features of the latest and greatest versions.

Give yourself a grace period. When pondering a large, or even

medium-sized, purchase, give yourself 24 hours to think about it. In some cases, you’ll find that the impulse to buy may simply fade away. If you decide it’s still a priority, you’ll feel better about putting in the time to consider the purchase carefully. Even better, some financial experts suggest creating a 30-day list that includes that must-have item, but also necessities like groceries. The rule here is that you can’t buy that special something for 30 days. After a month goes by, you can buy the item. Often as not, the urge to buy will have subsided, and you can go ahead and simply cross it off your list.

Join Member One here each month for more money-saving tips, giveaways and all things awesome! Be sure to follow @SaveThisBuyThat on Twitter and check out our board “Save This Buy That” on Bella’s award-winning Pinterest page.

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If the temptation is still strong, balance the costs with the benefits. Rather than saying, “I want this and I want it now,” ask yourself if there’s something you could do without in order to pay for that shiny new thing. Your answer may just surprise you.

Want more mindful tips? Visit:

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campfire treats

Tasty s’mores recipes from Dandies Marshmallows

The season of stargazing and campfires is finally here! Indulge in a tasty treat with your friends and family this year. Our friends from Dandies Marshmallows ( www.dandiesmarshmallows.com ) sent over five of their favorite recipes for “Next Level” Vegan S’mores. Their marshmallows are made with all natural ingredients, contain no high fructose corn syrup or gelatin (they’re 100% vegan!), and are the first EVER marshmallow to be Non-GMO Project Verified. Oh, and they are kosher! Give their recipes a try, and visit our Pinterest page for an entire board dedicated to our love of s’mores!

Ginger Infused Candied Lemon S’mores For the Ginger Infused Candied Lemon Slices, you will need: 1 lemon, sliced thin 1 cup sugar 1 small nub of ginger , cut into strips 1 cup water For s’mores, you will need: Toasted Dandies Marshmallows Candied lemons Vegan sugar cookies Vegan dark chocolate

Ginger Infused Candied Lemon: Bring water, sugar, and ginger to a boil in a medium saucepan. Once sugar is completely dissolved, reduce heat to a simmer and add the lemon slices. Let the lemons cook until rinds are tender. Scoop out lemon slices with a slotted spoon and let cool completely on some parchment paper. Toast a marshmallow and sandwich it between 2 sugar cookies, a piece of dark chocolate and a candied lemon.

Peanut Butter Cup & Caramelized Banana S’mores For Caramelized Bananas, you will need: 1 banana, sliced 4 tablespoons sugar 1 tablespoon vegan margarine (we like Earth Balance) For s’mores, you will need: Dandies Marshmallows 2-3 slices of caramelized bananas Justin’s Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups In a small pan on medium heat, melt margarine. Add sugar and bananas. Stir until bananas begin to caramelize. Remove from heat. Assemble s’mores by taking two peanut butter cups and sandwiching a couple slices of banana, and a toasted marshmallow in-between them.

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Raspberry Mint Oreo S’mores You will need: Dandies Marshmallows Handful of fresh raspberries Mint Oreos

Smash a handful of raspberries in a small bowl with a spoon. Toast a Dandies Marshmallow and sandwich it between two mint flavored Oreos and a spoonful of the smashed raspberries.

Maple Macadamia Butter & Allspice Cherry Compote S’mores For the s’mores, you will need: Dandies Marshmallows Graham Crackers

For Maple Macadamia Butter, you will need: 1 cup raw macadamia nuts 1 tablespoon maple syrup For Allspice Cherry Compote, you will need: 2 cups cherries, pitted 2/3 cup sugar 1 tablespoon allspice 2/3 cup orange juice Maple Macadamia Butter: In a dry pan turned on medium heat, toast macadamia nuts for 2–3 minutes, stirring frequently. Remove from heat, add to a food processor along with the maple syrup. Blend until completely smooth. Scrape down the sides of the processor as needed. Allspice Cherry Compote: Bring sugar, allspice, and orange juice to a boil. Once the sugar is dissolved, add cherries. Cook for 2–3 minutes. Using a slotted spoon scoop out cherries and put into a bowl and set aside. Let remaining liquid simmer for another 15 minutes until thick syrup has formed. Pour syrup into the bowl of cherries.

Waffle S’more

You will need: Dandies Marshmallows Frozen Vegan Waffles Upton’s Natural Bacon Seitan Melted Chocolate Maple Syrup Toast two frozen vegan waffles. Sandwich a few slices of pan fried bacon seitan and toasted Dandies Marshmallows in-between them. Drizzle with melted chocolate and maple syrup.

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bella loves Smiley Pits Deodorant

Kristi Joynt & Sara Salter

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Written by Emily McCaul When it comes to deodorant, consumers know there are a lot of options. Shelves upon shelves of “24-hour protection” and “ultimate freshness” seem to materialize right before the Health and Beauty aisles—but how do deodorants for kids and tweens compare? Kristi Joynt and Sara Salter, mindful mothers and creators of Smiley Pits Deodorant, quickly found that there weren’t a lot of choices for the youthful age ranges. Based in Virginia Beach, Virginia, Salter and Joynt decided to build their own kids’ deodorant—one that was affordable, all-natural, and appealing to the kids as well. Their motto? “We turn smelly into smiley.” The women, with the help of their children, collaborated to create five fresh scents: Flower Power, Magical, Rock Tough, Sick Nasty Defense, and Sunshine. Each stick of 3-ounce deodorant costs just $9.99, and is available for individual and wholesale order through the Smiley Pits website. The deodorants consist of five base ingredients: arrowroot powder, baking soda, organic coconut oil, beeswax, and tea tree oil. The scents, composed with the interlacing of natural ingredients such as lavender, jasmine, lime, rosemary, geranium, eucalyptus, and orange, offer consumers an allnatural alternative to the limited, synthetic products currently on the shelves. What are the benefits to this intentional design? There are no traces of aluminum, GMOs, parabens, gluten, or toxic chemicals used in any of the products! This constitutes a smoother, softer, more effective product, perfect for the sensitive skin of kids and tweens. If customers choose to order three or more sticks online through the official Smiley Pits website, shipping is free. For additional information on Smiley Pits, or to place your order, visit www.smileypits.com. july 2016

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Coobie Bra Scoopneck Find these at Urban Gypsy in Roanoke Mad Hippie Cream Cleanser www.madhippie.com

what’s in Your

travel bag? A few of our favorite things for summer

Live your best life this summer with products that keep you comfortable and are good for you—from the inside out. We’ve created a list of our summer essentials. Check out our top picks below and stay tuned to our website, www.lovelybella.com, for more throughout the month!

Prospurly Subscription www.prospurly.com

HalfTees www.halftee.com

Cocoa Via Flavanols www.cocoavia.com

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