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Healthy Peppermint Bark

Dark Chocolate Layer: 2 cups Greek yogurt; 1/2 cup maple syrup divided; 1 1/2 tsp peppermint extract; 1/4 cup dark cocoa powder. White Peppermint Layer: 2 cups Greek yogurt; 1/4 cup pure maple syrup divided; 1 tsp peppermint extract; 1/2 tsp vanilla extract. For the dark chocolate layer, combine 2 cups of yogurt, cocoa powder, 1/2 cup pure maple syrup, and 1 1/2 tsp peppermint extract. Stir to combine. Spread the mixture onto lined baking sheet. Freeze 30 min. For the white layer, combine the remaining yogurt, remaining ¼ cup pure maple syrup, 1 tsp peppermint extract, and ½ tsp vanilla extract. Spread the white layer over the frozen chocolate layer, and freeze for 3-4 hours. When completely frozen, break into bite-size portions and enjoy!

Book Club: The Mountain is You

Transforming Self-Sabotage into Self-Mastery by Brianna Wiest
Coexisting but conflicting needs create self-sabotaging behaviors. This is why we resist efforts to change, often until they feel completely futile. But by extracting crucial insight from our most damaging habits, building emotional intelligence by better understanding our brains and bodies, releasing past experiences at a cellular level, and learning to act as our highest potential future selves, we can step out of our own way and into our potential.

Words to Live By

“Wishing you and your loved ones a peaceful and joyful holiday season. Invest time for everyday wellness and create great choices for self-care and healthy living throughout 2024. Thank you for supporting Local” – Happy Holidays from the Wellnessnews Team

November Special Offer

At Motion knowledgeable experts enjoy making life accessible for everyone by identifying the unique needs of our clients and selecting solutions that fit their lifestyles. Let us help you make a difference in your life every day with the right mobility and home accessibility solutions, including wheelchairs, stairlifts, walkers, power lift recliners, bathroom safety items, and more. “Because Motion isn’t a place, it’s a partnership.” Special Offer: $200 OFF All Stairlifts until November 30, 2023. Straight, curved, and outdoor options available to fit any stairway. Contact us today to claim the offer and for a no-obligation quote!

Alzheimer’s & Home Safety

If you are part of a family that includes a loved one living with Alzheimer’s disease, it’s important to remember that one of the keys to aging at home is doing so safely. Safety at home begins with adapting the environment to support the changing abilities of the person with Alzheimer’s. Tips to help safeguard the home include: Install safety latches/locks on the doors and fenced/gated exteriors; Limit access to knives and harmful chemicals; Install grab bars for safe movement; Keep furniture in the same spot to avoid confusion; Install alarms on the doors, and store car keys in a locked container.

Breathe in a Sigh of Relief

Greentech Environmental’s PureHEPA+ Air Purifier emerges as a vital ally against the rising threat of wildfire smoke and persistent odors. Amidst increasing wildfire incidents, this eco-friendly air purifier offers respite, efficiently capturing harmful smoke particles with its HEPA filtration system. What sets it apart is its ability to eliminate odors using an activated carbon filter, ensuring your space always smells fresh. Beyond its performance, PureHEPA+ embodies eco-consciousness, consuming minimal energy and featuring durable construction to minimize waste. In an era where environmental responsibility is paramount, Greentech’s PureHEPA+ supports the relationship between technology and nature, providing a breath of fresh air for a sustainable future.

Pre-Plan for Peace of Mind

Pre-planning for your final wishes is a compassionate choice that relieves your family of the burdensome task during a time of grief. It provides financial security, shielding against rising costs and disputes. Furthermore, it offers emotional support, allowing loved ones to come together, grieve, and bond. Planning your farewell in advance ensures that your specific wishes and budget are met. It becomes a cherished gift to your loved ones, enabling you to share your life’s story one last time. Remember, if you want to live well and die well, you need to plan your funeral well!

Three Tips to Boost Focus

1. Practice Mindful Journaling: set aside time every day to write down how you are feeling right now, sensations you feel, and why you are feeling the way you are. Do this without judgement and be kind to yourself. 2. Practice Gratitude: every day tell a family member or colleague three things you are grateful for – your overall positivity will skyrocket after one month. 3. Try Uni-tasking. That is, focus only on one thing at a time. Want more tips? Check out our full Guide to Mindfulness at Work on our website.

Overcoming Dentist Anxiety

Dental phobia has become ingrained into our society with phrases like ‘pulling teeth’ being used to mean difficult and unpleasant. As a result, an important part of the dentist’s role has become putting the patient at ease, making them secure and comfortable. Those with dental phobia tend to avoid dentists. Unfortunately, putting off regular checkups is a good way to end up with gum disease or other problems, which is why establishing a good patient-dentist relationship is so important. If you are a person who suffers from dental anxiety, mention it to your dentist and they will work with you to find a way to alleviate the stress.

Empowering Relationships

Wanting to strengthen your relationships? Allow them to feel cherished and thought of often. By reaching out and telling them what you really enjoy and like about them, it makes them feel appreciated. Taking someone for granted leads to complacency and dulls the relationship connection. Everyone wants to be seen, acknowledged and celebrated even if they don’t say so. Most of us are conflict avoidant, so having a clearing model that is easy to use when differences arise is necessary to help work things through. Taking full ownership of our feelings, naming the specific behaviors that upset us and asking for what you need instead of blaming or becoming defensive is a game changer. Every relationship at some point needs to clear resentment or misunderstandings, when you can do it quickly and efficiently, they don’t build up.

Class IV Laser for Chronic Pain

Chronic Pain? Acute Injury and a lot of swelling? Try Class IV Deep Tissue Laser which kick starts your body’s own healing capacity 2-3 times! It’s clinically proven by the World Health Organization to reduce pain and restore function to tissues. Injuries need blood flow and circulation to heal and laser does just that. Common ailments that have proven successful are: muscle strains, tendon injuries such as rotator cuff tears, as well as joint sprains. Even acute swelling or bruises can be treated with laser to accelerate the healing process and decrease scar tissue formation!