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INSPIRING HEALTH ONE STEP AT A TIME
O SUPER FOOD Parsley
O WELLNESS Weeding Out Garden Allergies
O NATURAL BEAUTY Add Lemons to Your Beauty Routine
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HEALTHY MIND Biofeedback & O EAT FRESH Hypnotherapy Shift Your Body Into Detox Mode O EXERCISE 6 Moves to Reduce O WEIGHT LOSS Stress Naturally A Dip in the Water Drops Pounds O MIGHTY KIDS Spring Cleaning with Your Kids O
O WOMEN O INSPIRE THAT INSPIRE Inspiring Good Health One My Own Prescription for Step at a Time with Carolyn Happiness Scott-Hamilton
O PETS Cleaning Begins in the Dog House
O HEALTHY RECIPE Almond Coconut Paleo Pancakes
O COVER STORY Change Has Its Perks
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source of vitamins B and A. Parsley is easy to grow year-round, inexpensive, and tasty, too. Parsley deserves its super-food title. It assists in the treatment of kidney stones, urinary tract infections, high blood pressure, gastrointestinal conditions, GSPMG¾YMHVIXIRXMSRGSYKLMRK diabetes, prostate problems, osteoarthritis and spleen issues, arthritis, anemia and bad breath. Parsley is associated with initiating QIRWXVYEP¾S[ERHLEWETLVSHMWMEG properties. Applying parsley to the skin will ease the discomfort of lice, irritated skin, bruises and bug bites. It has even been known to stimulate hair growth. Rich in the B vitamin folic acid, parsley is good for your heart. The folic acid in parsley may assist in minimizing the risk of colon and cervical cancer – areas of the body with cells that divide very fast.
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lace a small sprig of bright green parsley on your plate for attractive visual appeal. Ingest a bit of this super herb in a salad, juice or vegetarian stew and you’ll bring pizzazz to your diet and good health to your body. That’s right, parsley is not just a pretty decoration. It is a powerful source of nutrients ranging from anti-oxidants to folic acid; an excellent
COOKING WITH PARSLEY
Choose fresh parsley whenever possible – just cut a few snips from your windowsill herb garden and be sure to wash it in cold water before using. When cooking, make it one of the last ingredients to add to your HMWLXSIRNS]XLIFMKKIWXFIRI½XMR nutrition and in taste. Don’t overpower your dishes with parsley – a little goes a long way – but try a dash or two in soups, tomato sauce, salads, or sprinkle chopped parsley on vegetables right before serving. PARSLEY SMOOTHIE
Don’t forget to include parsley when you are preparing your favorite green veggie juice or smoothie, or add to your glass of freshly squeezed orange juice. Try a refreshing glass of nothing-but-parsley juice – you will need about a half-cup of chopped parsley to make one ounce of juice.
RECIPE FOR PARSLEY TEA OBoil a quart of water When it begins to boil, pour over a full cup of fresh parsley OSteep for 10 to 15 minutes O Strain, refrigerate and enjoy by the cupful.
Be careful: avoid the overuse of parsley if you are pregnant.
Rejuvenation TIME! A few years ago I sat next to a lovely, older woman on an airplane. As we exchanged a few friendly and typical traveler’s greetings, I learned that she was on her way to a swimming competition, a sport she began at the age of 76. She had just turned 84 and was recognized as a champion in her class numerous times over. As someone who had never TMIZVML\W[_QU1_I[QV[XQZMLJa\PMKW]ZIOMIVLMVMZOaWN \PQ[Å\ and sharp female who had pursued something new at an age when most people are settling in to retirement. I signed up for swimming classes on my return and while I have yet to even contemplate a competition, I am discovering that conquering a fear of the water is not only invigorating, but also a great way to maintain my weight. Our weight loss feature in \PQ[Q[MWN 1V[XQZM0MIT\PNWK][M[WV\PMUIVaJMVMÅ\[WN [_QUUQVO *MNWZMaW]OM\\W\PI\NMI\]ZMPW_M^MZaW]_QTTÅVLQV[XQZI\QWVNZWU our "inspire" story featuring Carolyn Scott-Hamilton. Known as the Healthy Voyager, she literally travels around the world to discover the best of international foods, adapting them to plant-based recipes. Shortly IN\MZ1V[XQZM0MIT\P¼[QV\MZ^QM__Q\PPMZ[PM_I[W\ٺW)][\ZITQINWZ UWZMLQ[KW^MZQM[IVL\WÅTUI\MTM^Q[QWVLWK]UMV\IZa?MIZMLMTQOP\ML to spotlight Scott-Hamilton and introduce you to her sensational cooking _Q\PIVQV\MZVI\QWVITÆI^WZNZWU<IUITM[,]TKM[KWV=^I[8I[I[ ;_MM\<IUITM[_Q\P:IQ[QV[\W)TWW/WJQ;XQKa+I]TQÆW_MZIVL 8W\I\WM[ Enjoy and rejuvenate.
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wellness biology: plants that don’t carry seeds or fruits are male, and it’s the male plants that produce pollen. Allergists suggest using plants that rely on insects for pollination instead of air currents. There is a variety of these available at most nurseries and garden centers; from cucumbers and squash to geraniums and roses. SOME PLANTS, BUSHES, AND TREES ARE BETTER THAN OTHERS
WEEDING OUT GARDEN ALLERGIES By Michael Kabel
colorful, lush garden in bloom is the ultimate symbol of ...springtime. And while there’s nothing quite so satisfying as digging in the dirt and getting your garden up and blooming, allergies and hay fever can bury your plans in no time. Health experts recommend taking the following steps to protect your sinuses as you plan and build your garden.
know the “green fog” of oak pollen that coats everything outside in April and May. And pollen can travel hundreds of miles or more as springtime winds carry it aloft. No matter how careful a gardener you are, remember that pollinated air is inevitable. If you work outside, consider using a breathing mask. Also, remember that window screens won’t block pollen from getting inside your home.
POLLEN IS EVERYWHERE
THE FEMALE OF THE SPECIES IS FRIENDLIER THAN THE MALE
Residents of the Southern United States
Many nurseries and garden retailers advertise garden plants as “seedless” or “fruitless” – hoping to attract gardeners who don’t want the hassle of cleaning up after blooming plants. But think back to your high school
Some of the safest ¾S[IVMRKTPERXWJSVEPPIVK] sufferers include daffodils, crocus, petunia, phlox, lilies, pansies, petunias, and irises. Safer bets for bushes and trees include roses, azaleas, boxwood and hibiscus. PRETTY FLOWERS CAN MASK ALLERGY “THORNS”
7YR¾S[IVWHEMWMIWERH chrysanthemums put on a bold show of color, but their
vivacity hides an itchy, watery secret. All three are closely related to ragweed, one of the most potent and widespread causes of hay fever. Goldenrod is pretty too, but can trigger ragweedlike reactions. Garden experts recommend using snapdragons or zinnias for a yellow splash of color. FIGHT POLLEN ACROSS YOUR ENTIRE YARD AND INDOORS
Keep your grass trimmed – about two inches high – so that pollen can’t easily reach air currents. Wood chips and mulch trap moisture, which encourages the growth of mold. Avoid high-pollen count conditions by gardening on cool and cloudy days, and change clothes immediately after heading inside.
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MONS LEJSV&IEYX] T ime for a refreshing homemade lemonade poured over ice cubes as you sit on your back porch and drink in the fresh air. Be sure to buy extra lemons as you prepare for relaxing spring mornings and lazy afternoons. Lemons are not only good for juicing and improving health, from your digestion to lowering blood pressure, but are also excellent beauty supplements. ORub half of a lemon on your face â€“itâ€™s antibacterial and antifungal properties act as a natural antiseptic to treat acne. O Press a piece of lemon gently into your skin to fade dark spots and minimize burn scars. OLemon juice on your hair can treat dandruff and give your hair shine as it strips away dulling soaps. OClean your nails with lemon juice, mixed with olive oil, and you will soon see whiter and stronger nails. Store your cosmetic lemons in a glass bowl or jar in your bathroom or bedroom and youâ€™ll also brighten your day with color and a spring time aroma! Â„
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IT MAY SEEM FUTURISTIC, BUT WHAT IF YOU COULD IMPROVE YOUR HEALTH BY USING YOUR MIND? TWO ANCIENT THERAPIES CAN HELP YOU DO JUST THAT!
ypnotherapy and biofeedback have been around for thousands of years, with evidence of early Egyptians and Chinese using hypnosis-like methods as early as 3000 BC. Though once thought to be radical and experimental, today both hypnotherapy and biofeedback are considered mainstream treatments that, with the added FIRI½XSJQSHIVRXIGLRSPSK]LEZILIPTIHTEXMIRXW½RHE safe way to reduce or eliminate the need for medication and experience relief for a range of illnesses from migraine headaches to cancer. How do these therapies work? Both are considered mind-body medicine that use the power of your thoughts and emotions to help self-regulate and take control of physiological responses such as blood pressure, skin temperature and muscle tension. When you are sick your body releases stress hormones that can affect those physiological responses which negatively affect your health and cause you to become susceptible to disease and illness. Hypnotherapy and biofeedback teaches you to train your mind to relax your body, release stress, and control those reactions to allow your body’s natural immune system to take over. HYPNOTHERAPY
When you think of hypnosis, what comes to mind is “stage hypnosis” where the subject is put under and the hypnotist has total control over their body. Medical hypnosis is far from this.The patient is always in control. A licensed or
GIVXM½IHQIRXEPLIEPXLTVSJIWWMSREPYWIWKYMHIHVIPE\EXMSR to focus your attention on thoughts or images to bring you to a heightened state of awareness. Hypnotherapy can help direct your imagination to make positive changes in sensations, perceptions, feeling, thoughts and behavior. Hypnotherapy may improve immune function, increase relaxation, improve coping skills, decrease stress and ease pain and anxiety. It can change negative behaviors, such as smoking or over-eating and be useful when treating phobias or grief and managing chronic illnesses. It has even been reported to control nausea and vomiting caused by chemotherapy and ease symptoms of asthma, all with no damaging side effects. BIOFEEDBACK
Biofeedback uses state-of-the-art equipment to monitor your body’s physiological responses and train you to control them with deep breathing, visualization and meditation. A trained biofeedback specialist will attach electrical sensors to your body to feedback to you with audio and visual cues.These cues teach you how to recognize your body’s response to pain or stress and indicate what needs to be corrected. Biofeedback is an effective tool in treating high blood pressure, tension and migraine headaches, chronic pain, anxiety, asthma and a host of other illnesses. It has also been effective for W]QTXSQWSJEXXIRXMSRHI½GMXL]TIVEGXMZMX]HMWSVHIVERH autistic spectrum disorders. Both of these techniques can be done at home. Biofeedback devices the size of your cell phone are readily available on-line. Protect and promote your health by taking control and using the power that is within you. inspirehealthmag.com #inspirehealthmag
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5 SHOULDER RELEASE Sit on your knees. Stack two yoga blocks on top of one another and place them a distance in front of you. Bring your chest to your thighs as you stretch your arms straight out over your head, rest your wrists and hands on the yoga blocks. Hold position for 1-3 minutes. Inhale and exhale as you relax into the stretch.
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SPRING CLEANING? WITH YOUR KIDS?? IT CAN BE DONE By Michelle Robert Poche
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pring time. It’s the season of blooming ¾S[IVW-X´WXLIWIEWSR of white pants. And it’s the season of cleaning. That’s probably why they call it Spring Cleaning. And, contrary to the above quote from Ms. Diller, you CAN successfully clean your house while your kids are young. With a little ingenuity, they can even help. Please allow me to introduce you to the 4Fs of Cleaning with Kids. }FUN. Put on some music and try to complete a different task before each song IRHW-J]SY½RMWLIEVP]HERGIMX out until the last note. Not only is it a great motivator, you and your child will also get in some exercise together. If the room is totally trashed, try color-coding the cleaning process. “First, pick up everything that is … red. Go!” Then, do blue, green, yellow and so on. Before you know it, your rainbow of toys will all be put away. }FAST. Consider the age of your child and set a timer to complete a certain job. Generally speaking, a couple of minutes per year of age is a
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good rule of thumb.Then, every time she gets something done in the allotted time frame, give her a penny. At the end of the day, let her trade her pennies in for something you’ve agreed on beforehand.The reward could be hugs or cookies to favorite activities or later bedtimes. }FOCUSED. Ever feel overwhelmed at the idea of cleaning your whole house in one fell swoop? That’s how your child feels when he’s met with the simple direction of “clean your room.”Times ten. Instead, try suggesting that he tackle just the bookshelf or a certain drawer. If it goes quickly, you can always add more … in small bites, of course. }FAIR. Every child collects something. And before ]SYORS[MXXLIWIEGXMSR½KYVIW books or Barbie dolls will plot to take over the bedroom, the playroom or even the whole house. At my house, it’s stuffed animals. Because they’re all “important,” I can’t sift through them without my daughter’s two cents. So, we have a (variable) W]WXIQ*SVIZIV]½ZIERMQEPW she keeps, she must give away one to Goodwill. Not only does it help us pare down, it also gets everything better categorized for next time. The important thing to remember is that Spring lasts from March until June. So that means, technically, you have three whole months to get every closet, cabinet, counter, bin, chest, shelf, drawer, nook and cranny cleaned up. Of course, after all that hard work, don’t forget to get outside with your little people to enjoy all of the sunshine, warmer temperatures and new greenery nature offers us this time of year.
HAPPY CLEANING, EVERYONE!
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products and adopted a more natural diet. I discovered that an excess of unhealthy, processed foods can cause chemical imbalances.Yoga, cooking, and other de-stressing exercises helped me overcome the feeling of living in a bottomless pit. The more I learned about healthy lifestyles, the more I wanted to share my knowledge with others. I began a blog on Instagram, to post recipes and help others turn traditional meals into new and healthier choices. One of my favorite activities is preparing tasty beverages to balance and start my day. After experimenting with variations on juices and smoothies, I post recipes on my blog and exchange information with readers ranging from how to go gluten-free to herbal remedies. As I have become healthier, I recognize that my blogging is making a difference. My healthy journey has
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WHEN TOXINS ARE PLENTIFUL, THE BODY HAS A SURE WAY OF LETTING YOU KNOW THE SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF TOXICITY. HOW CAN YOU SHIFT YOUR BODY INTO DETOX MODE?
oxins are harmful substances that can negatively impact the lungs, kidneys, liver, lymphatic system,
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blood, gallbladder, colon, and skin. When the body is holding on to toxins, it will let you know via various signs and symptoms. The more toxic your body, the worse you may look and feel. Some of the symptoms of toxicity may include: headaches, lethargy, weakness, sluggishness, weakened immunity, increased cellulite, depression, acne, skin rashes, increased allergies, recurring infections, MRÂžEQQEXMSRERHFS[IPMWWYIW Reducing the toxins in your body will lower its acidity level,
reliving uncomfortable signs and symptoms you feel. You will also lower your risk of disease and ailments associated with toxicity. Before you begin, it is important to note that detoxing your body does not have to be a daunting, torturous process. There are simple steps you can take to safely and effectively FIKMRXLIHIXS\MÂ˝GEXMSRTVSGIWW Here is a four-step plan to shift your body into detox mode:
QUIT TOXIC HABITS 8LIÂ˝VWX TPEGIXSWXEVXXLIHIXS\MÂ˝GEXMSR process is to examine your lifestyle. Are you drinking alcohol? Do you use tobacco? Do you drink caffeine in excess? These very harmful habits can cause the body to become very acidic, causing toxins to abound. Even if you have good nutrition habits, the nutrients may not be fully absorbed if they are being buffered by toxic-inducing habits. Alcohol and tobacco can increase your risk of developing deadly diseases. A clean body is free of the overconsumption of caffeine and alcohol and is completely void of tobacco use.
INCREASE WATER INTAKE Toxins need a way to exit the body. Generously increasing your water intake will provide the necessary vehicle to ¾YWLWXEKRERXXS\MRWSYXSJXLIFSH] A fully hydrated body supports SVKERJYRGXMSRERH¾YWLIWXS\MRW whereas dehydration hinders body processes and can actually cause the body to hold onto toxins. It’s important to stay fully hydrated!
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INCREASE DETOXIFYING FOODS Choose potent plant foods that are saturated with nutrients, amino acids, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals that provide protection against toxic substances.
Antioxidants help to eliminate or reduce damage caused by free radicals. Since free radicals can be compared to loose cannons waiting for an opportunity to wreak havoc on the body, eating foods that can sweep these from the body is good practice. Super foods, plant-based foods with high mineral content, are another food category to include in a detox diet. These include chia seeds, hemp seeds, berries (goji, acai, etc.), spirulina, chlorella, and many more. A diet rich in super foods, leafy greens, fruits, and herbs and spices can do much to cleanse the body. ;LEXEVIXLI&IRI½XWSJ(IXS\MRK# ;LIR]SY½VWXGPIERYT]SYVHMIX you may undergo varying degrees of uncomfortable symptoms. Headaches and lack of energy are common in the very beginning. However, do not give up; these symptoms are short lived. As your body cleanses itself, you will discover you have higher energy levels and no headaches! You will have a more positive outlook, greater mental clarity, and sleep better. You may have less cellulite, a clearer complexion and your allergies, sinus, and cold symptoms will likely lessen. The cleaner and healthier you eat over the long-term, the greater XLIFIRI½XW]SY[MPPIRNS]
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Dental Implants â€“ What are they? Similar in function to the root of a tooth, a single dental implant can be used to support one or two missing teeth, while two or more implants can be strategically placed to support ixed bridges or partial dentures. Several implants can serve as a comfortable foundation for a full upper or lower denture. Dental implants are surgically placed in, and fuse with, the jawbone to provide the stability necessary to prevent jawbone erosion. Further, dental implants are placed independent of your other teeth; so healthy neighboring teeth remain untouched. Their stability enables dental implants to function as well as the original permanent teeth they are replacing. Patients can eat anything they want and can speak clearly without worries that accompany other tooth replacement alternatives.
Why Choose Dental Implants? With the exception of growing children, dental implants can beneit people of all ages â€“ even those with existing health concerns. Appearance. Dental implants look and function like your natural teeth while increasing your self-assurance and selfimage. Unlike removable dentures that slip, click and make you look and feel older than you are, dental implants give you the conidence to speak and eat without fear of embarrassing slips or clicking sounds. Tooth and jawbone preservation. Unlike bridges that require the cutting down or reshaping of healthy neighboring teeth, dental implants are self-sustaining because they are independently placed and fuse with the jawbone. Integration of the implant with the jawbone also helps prevent bone loss, which often accompanies bridgework and dentures. Unlike ixed bridges and removable dentures that rest on top of the gum line and do not maintain or preserve the jawbone, dental implants are placed in, and fuse with, the
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The Dental Implant Team? Dental implant placement is a smooth procedure that involves the cooperation of you and the oral healthcare team that will provide you with a beautiful, natural looking and functioning replacement tooth. Your dental implant team is typically composed of you, your restorative dentist, and the oral and maxillofacial surgeon who will place the implant. You are the key member of the team, and all aspects of your case will be discussed with you before the procedure is scheduled.
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ealthy living and eating is a hot topic these days. Leading the charge is Carolyn Scott-Hamilton, better known as the Healthy Voyager, who has spent over a decade inspiring people to live well, one veggie EXEXMQI%WEVIWTIGXIHI\TIVXMRXLI½IPHWSJ travel, health, green living and nutrition, ScottHamilton wears many hats: She is a vegan chef, a cookbook author, a media spokesperson, a holistic nutritionist, and a television and radio personality as well as a world traveler who has her own website, web series and blog, all dedicated to healthy and green living. “In 1998 I went vegan for my health,” Scott-Hamilton said. “I had moved to Los Angeles and was looking for a way to get in shape. I read the book Fit For Life and it resonated with me, so one day I just went vegan cold turkey, or, as I like to say, cold tofu.” At that time, it wasn’t easy to have a special diet. “Because I was doing it for my health, I knew I couldn’t survive on guacamole and cucumber sandwiches” she laughed. “There was no Whole Foods in Los Angeles yet and vegan food was pretty much non-existent, so I had to learn everything on my own. I went to culinary school and got my masters in culinary nutrition because I wanted to do it right.” )ZIRQSVIHMJ½GYPXXLER½RHMRK[E]WXS IEXZIKEREXLSQI[EW½RHMRKVIWXEYVERXWXLEX served the food she needed when she traveled. She began keeping a journal of places she
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went, and in 2005 The Healthy Voyager travel show was born in order to be an entertaining resource for people like her, that found traveling HMJ½GYPXHYIXSHMIXEV]VIWXVMGXMSRWEW[IPPEW for those who wanted to keep healthy, green ERH½X[LMPIE[E]JVSQLSQI±-ORI[LS[ to manipulate restaurant menus and how to pack certain things so I could cook in my hotel room to accommodate my vegan diet and I knew there was no travel show out there that showed diners with special diets how to eat when they travel. That’s where the idea started. -½KYVIH-[EWR´XXLISRP]SRI[LSWXVYKKPIH as there were so many other diets that people followed such as gluten free, diabetic or kosher, for example. So I decided to start the blog and web series in 2006, and the rest is history.” The Healthy Voyager web site is the “go-to” source for all things healthy and green living. “It really started out as something that I felt was lacking in the marketplace. Travel is WXMPPZIV]QYGLXLI¾EKWLMT²7GSXX,EQMPXSR states, “but now I have a cooking show and I have added in some recipes, health news and lifestyle stuff with tips and tricks on how to live a happier, healthier and greener life.” There has been an explosion of resources ERHEZEMPEFMPMX]WMRGIWLI½VWXFIKERLIVXVEZIP WLS[ERHFPSK;LIRWLI½VWXFIKERXLIVI very few resources to help people navigate the needs of a special diet, especially when traveling. These days, Scott-Hamilton explained, restaurants are much more savvy of special
diets and there are even restaurants XLEXGEXIVWTIGM½GEPP]XSXLIQ±- like to say that my show takes me from Kansas City to Kenya and I can ½RHVIWXEYVERXWXSQIIXQ]RIIHW anywhere. Also there are more natural food stores out there and if you don’t live near one, there are a lot of resources on-line that will deliver right to your home. It’s outrageous how easy it is now. I love that it’s now hitting the mainstream. I like becoming a resource that people can trust” In 2012, she added The Healthy Voyager’s Global Kitchen cookbook, a collection of plant-based recipes from around the world, to her list of EGGSQTPMWLQIRXW%½VQFIPMIZIVMR eating as unprocessed as possible, the cookbook offers alternatives on how to prepare a vast array of popular international animal-free recipes from scratch, with gluten-free, low glycemic, soy-free, low-fat and raw-food notations on every recipe. “I wanted to do something that incorporated my love of travel and world culture and cooking” she enthused. “You might have grown up with something you can no longer eat because it’s not vegan, or gluten-free or whatever your dietary restriction is, or, maybe you’ve traveled to some country and
inspire In addition to a healthy diet, ScottHamilton exercises, gets plenty of WPIITERHGSRWGMSYWP]½RHWEFEPERGI between work and play, something she admits isn’t easy. “Support and your lifestyle has a lot to do with it” she allows. “If you have a crazy work schedule or if you have a spouse or kids who aren’t willing to follow the same eating plan, it can be hard. Take baby-steps. It’s not about deprivation. It’s better to add things to your diet ½VWXXLIRXEOISYXXLIWXYJJXLEX doesn’t work. Figure out alternatives and what works for you and your lifestyle so you live your life in the healthiest way possible. Don’t worry about perfection. Do what works I LOVE THAT PEOPLE for you, what works for your family REALLY LIKE WHAT I’M and your lifestyle and be happy and do it in the best way that you can DOING AND THAT I’M because that is all we can be.” HELPING THEM =SYGER½RHQSVIMRJSVQEXMSR about Carolyn Scott-Hamilton and the Healthy Voyager at www.HealthyVoyager. com. The Healthy Voyager’s Global Kitchen cookbook can be found at inspirehealthmag.com/shop.
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chemicals and preservatives which has XLIFIRI½XSJFSSWXMRK]SYVIRIVK] and improving your mood.” Her enthusiasm and passion for healthy living is not only an inspiration to others, but she also is inspired by the people who follow her. “I love that people really like what I’m doing and that I’m helping them. My mom and dad are both vegan now and it’s fun to see this lifestyle through their eyes. Watching them do it is really fun and inspiring. I’ve never been a preachy vegan. I did it for my personal health, this is how I eat, but not everybody eats this way, and that’s OK. My angle has always been casting a wide net, not alienating anyone. I rarely even use the word vegan, that’s why I’m call myself the Healthy Voyager. I feel like I have a method that is good for the mainstream and by being a resource, and not being judgmental, I feel I inspire people to be better.”
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by Veronica Coons / email@example.com Photography by Hugo Gonzalez / firstname.lastname@example.org anielle Webber, Ellinwood, realized after her husband changed careers, she too needed to make a change. As a 16-year veteran of law enforcement, she couldn’t see herself being a police oficer for another 17 years – the years it would take before she would be eligible for retirement. After some serious soulsearching, praying and some encouragement from her friends, she embarked upon a new adventure, and it is paying off for the whole family in a variety of ways.
The fork in the road Danielle’s father was a police oficer, and she had looked forward to following in his footsteps, making a difference in the world. In1998, she joined the Great he Gr me friend nds ds Bend Police Department where she became friends with fellow rookie Rod Webber. w
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Over the next few years, their friendship deepened, they fell in love and married. That’s when Danielle joined the police force in neighboring Ellinwood. The couple started a family, and learned to juggle their professional lives and care for their two children, Brandon and Shaun. It wasn’t easy, with different shifts, ongoing training, and all the activities that go with raising two active young boys. Then, in 2014, Rod left law enforcement to start his own business deconstructing and salvaging barn wood, which he also constructs into furniture. It started with one barn that he salvaged to remodel the couple’s basement walls, and snowballed into a lucrative business from there.
Within weeks, Danielle noticed a change. “He seemed like such a different person after he quit, like a weight had been lifted off of him,” she said. She didn’t realize the constant stress he carried until it was gone. “He was so much happier. I really thought, that looks great, maybe I should try to ind something that makes me that happy, too.”
Something brewing Danielle began to seriously consider what she might like to do. Law enforcement, while satisfying, brought her in contact with so much negativity, it had a tendency to bring her down.
She needed something altogether different. Over coffee, a friend told her about a coffee shop in Ellinwood, The Fire Escape, that was going up for sale. Originally, the business was conceived as an alcohol-free place for teens and young people to hang out and have fun. Coffee, however, became what it was known for. She was disappointed because it was one of the few bright spots on Main Street at the time, and she expressed hope someone else would buy it soon. Danielle began to wonder if this might be the answer to her prayers. At irst, Rod was nervous about the prospect of both the Webbers leaving behind what had been a comfortable income, but he knew Danielle also needed something different. They talked with more friends, some of which were involved with projects to revitalize Ellinwood’s Main Street, and they brainstormed ways to make the coffee shop successful. Instead of catering mostly to youth, Danielle wanted to create a place where everyone in the community could gather. That focus even became the name of her business. She decided to go after her dream, and Gather was born. In an effort to be more than a traditional coffee shop, they added retail lines, including Rod’s barn wood furniture. They also contracted with a workshop promoter that brings in speakers and instructors to teach people about blogging and writing, as well as others who lead them through art and craft projects. Danielle also prepares a noon meal during the week which is well received in Ellinwood, where there are only a few eating establishments outside the convenience stores that line Highway 56. Her business is frequented by people of all ages. During the day, it’s not uncommon to see business people and local government igures pop in for coffee or a baked good – Danielle does all her own baking. Then, in the afternoon she offers a happy-hour (only non-alcoholic beverages at Gather) from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. inspirehealthmag.com #inspirehealthmag
“Listen to your heart.” Relaxing with a cup of joe The transition has been life changing. Danielle sees herself as a more positive person now, and she sees others in a more positive light now. “As a police oficer you have to expect the worst at all times,” she said. “And, when that is what you are expecting, a lot of the time that is what you get.” She enjoys visiting with people, seeing them happy and willing to share. As a police oficer, she came in contact with people when they were upset, when things went wrong, or when she had to stop them for speeding. “That never brings out the best in people,” she says with a wry grin.
remembers. Still, the boys are excited for their parents, and they reap the beneits of having their parents attend more of their games than ever before. “Before, it was dificult to juggle who could go to a game or event because our work schedules were crazy, and we could never know for sure what our days would have in store,” Rod remembers. It was just one of the stresses law enforcement oficers face every day. Now, it’s easy for the Webbers to spend time together, with the boys coming in to help man the store on weekends and after school. Shaun, 11, is especially interested in helping and looks forward to the prospect of a summer job.
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As the couple transitioned into their new careers, it wasn’t easy for their oldest son Brandon,14, to accept. He took a lot of pride in his parents’ careers, Danielle
That’s not to say being their own bosses is without stress, Rods says. It’s a different kind of stress now. Instead of wondering what the day had in store,
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they wonder if they have the things they need in the store to get through the day. “Compared to police work, it’s a piece of cake,” he said. Speaking of cake, Danielle loves baking, and now she can indulge in the habit every day. She guards her recipes, and who can blame her? With items like chocolate banana bread and caramel cinnamon rolls, it’s clear she has good taste when it comes to pairing coffee with the indulgences her customers seek. So, has changing careers changed her? She contemplates the question. “I don’t think it has really changed me,” she said. “It has allowed me to just be myself. I’m glad I followed my heart, and I didn’t take the comfortable route. That’s what I’d tell anyone who has thought about moving into something new. Listen to your heart.”
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