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Science Based Moves to Make a New You

The key to making 2021 a stronger and healthier year is going to be learning how to RISE Together! When it comes to your fitness, here are some tips and ideas we hope will help you get on the move.   

Did you know? 

Dr. James Levine, an expert in the field of inactivity and health from the Mayo Clinic, has determined how individuals spend their day can have a dramatic impact upon their waist-line, metabolism, calorie burning, health and longevity. 

According to Dr. Levine, the average American employee spends the majority of their time seated. Estimates range from 7-8 hours per day at their desk or at lunch as well as an additional 5-6 hours seated while commuting, watching TV or on their computer seated at home. Dr. Levine states from his research,  "Excessive sitting is a lethal activity.” 

For most of us, 2020 we found ourselves sitting more than ever! But there is hope. According to Levine, small movements performed throughout one’s...

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The RISE Journal

We are excited to write today to let you know that our RISE 7 Minute Journal has arrived!

 Journaling daily is one of the most powerful keystone habits you can acquire. Done regularly it promises to lay the foundation to reach your goals and to inspire new levels of growth. 

Here are just a few of the amazing benefits research studies have discovered...

  • Increases optimism
  • Boosts overall sense of gratitude
  • Strengthens the immune system
  • Improves cognitive functioning
  • Promotes and enhances creativity
  • Propels you closer toward your goals

And our RISE Journal is designed with a laser focus to fully empower you to renew  your body, mind and spirit. 

And the best part is that it’s doable! You can easily weave this into your daily routine as you’ll just need to carve out  7 simple minutes each day! 

Whether you’re on a path to reach your optimal weight, revitalize your energy, overcome limiting beliefs or get clarity on your strengths and...

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Holiday Dessert Toffee Bars

healthy dessert Dec 17, 2020

Toffee Bars with Goji Berries

Makes 12-16 Bars

For the bar base:

  • 4 Cups Pecans
  • 2 Cups Raw Cacao
  • 1 Cup Raw Agave Nectar or Raw Honey
  • 1 Tbsp. Cinnamon
  • 1 Tsp. Sea Salt


For the topping:

  • 1 Cup Almonds
  • 1 Cup Goji Berries
  • 1 Cup Espresso Beans (Optional, replace with Cacao Nibs if preferred)
  • ½ Cup Coconut Butter
  • ½ Cup Raw Cacao
  • 1/3 Cup Raw Agave Nectar or Raw Honey
  • 1 Tsp. Sea Salt



Directions:
In a basic food processor with the s-blade in place process the nuts from the base into a basic meal. Add in the cacao and spices and pulse until well combined. Then add the desired sweetener while the machine is in operation. A crust or dough ball should begin to form. Turn off food processor once dough ball is formed. Line a dehydration tray with a mesh screen and a nonstick drying sheet of your choice. Then transfer dough ingredients onto the dehydration tray and press out evenly to cover the tray. Then in a mid-sized bowl whisk together the cacao, sweetener of choice, and sea salt...

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The Sweet Life!!

healthy dessert holiday Dec 10, 2020

With the holidays fast approaching we wanted to send you a little gift to sweeten up the season!

We’ve gathered some of our favorite recipes from a few of our RISE Experts as a gift to you! It's the perfect time of year to celebrate with these amazingly delicious desserts. 

And there’s no reason enjoying the sweeter side of life can’t be part of a healthy whole-food diet. The key is choosing high quality ingredients that promise to satisfy your sweet tooth while fueling your body. 

So this holiday season, go ahead and celebrate with these guilt-free and delicious holiday favorite desserts. Whether you're craving Chocolate Fudge Brownies, Pumpkin Parfaits, No-Bake Cookies, A Berry Bliss or Apple Cinnamon Crisps, we’ve got you covered with the RISE Holiday Recipe Guide.

Feel free to share with your friends and family…and enjoy! 

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Stay Recharged for the Holidays

Uncategorized Dec 03, 2020

This week we want to take a fresh look at what it really takes to stay recharged for the holidays! During this unique holiday season, let’s lean into a few RISE tips and tools that promise to renew your body, mind and soul!. 

R - RENEW YOUR SPIRIT BY CREATING MOMENTS OF SACRED TIME

For centuries, societies across the globe have engaged in sacred practices that elevate one’s faith, hope and a greater sense of purpose in life- all which have been scientifically shown to increase one’s happiness.

By being intentional with a daily ritual such as praying, meditating, journaling or reading a sacred scripture you will dramatically impact your heart and refresh your spirit. 

I - IGNITE YOUR MIND BY PRACTICING GRATITUDE

Romans 12:2 states that we will be transformed by the renewing of our minds. And research shows that one of the best mindset shifts is to have an attitude of gratitude.

We suggest thinking of all the many blessings that surround your life,...

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Giving Thanks!!

We thought it would be a perfect time to affirm the source of goodness that exists in all of our lives. 

When we are thankful, we create an opportunity to magnify the goodness and it gives us the potential to thread together a life of being grateful.

And gratitude is deeply important because it helps us feel good, but also because it helps us do good. 

So today we choose to live with gratitude for the love that fills our hearts, the peace that surrounds us as we trust in Him, and the voice of hope that reminds us that all things are possible with God. 

And on that note, we pray your heart would be inspired by some timeless wisdom around giving thanks...

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Chef Jenny's Stuffed Avocado Recipe

Stuffed Avocado Recipe                                       Serves 2

2 Large Avocado

For the filling:

2 cups chopped kale or other dark leafy green

2 cups finely diced cucumber

1/2 cup chopped olives

2 tbsp sesame seeds (optional)

2 tbsp lemon/lime juice

1 tsp paprika

1/2 tsp sea salt

 

1) Remove the pits and avocado from 1/2 of the avocado (leaving the other 1/2 full)

2) In a mid-sized bowl combine all filling ingredients and the 1/2 avocado and massage until well combined.

3) Serve filling on top of a full half of avocado. 

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Savoring the Good

gratitude joy positive stress Nov 17, 2020

How are you? We hope all is well in your neck of the woods! We thought with all that has been transpiring in 2020 we’d take a pause and remember all the good that is around us. This week, we want to remind ourselves and encourage you to “Savor the Good” all around us. 

Did you know, according to Harvard University and other research organizations, being more grateful for our surroundings has some amazing benefits such as:

  1. Lowering stress levels 
  2. Experiencing less depression 
  3. Being more optimistic 
  4. Feeling happier, experiencing higher levels of positive emotions and 
  5. Having greater resilience in difficult situations  

 Gratitude scientists have determined our happiness can increase exponentially by performing simple acts of “savoring”-paying attention to sights, smells and sounds when walking, hiking, golfing or even when commuting.  

Performing daily activities, like walking, in conjunction with being...

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Chef Jenny's Pancake Recipe

Ingredients

1 cup almond meal

1 cup coconut flour

2 scoops vegan protein powder

1/3 cup raw agave, raw coconut nectar or 4 drops stevia 

1 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp vanilla 

1 tbsp ground flax seed or chia seed

1 1/3 cup water

 

Directions 

1. In a measuring cup add the flax or chia seed and water, stir and let sit for 5 

   minutes.

2. In a mid sized mixing bowl combine the rest of the dry ingredients and fold 

    together.

3. Add the liquid sweetener to the water mix and pour into the dry ingredients, stir     

    until well combined.

This mix should be thicker than normal pancake batter but not like hummus. If your mix is too thick add water until it is more like a thick cake batter.

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Wise Words from Winnie the Pooh

Uncategorized Nov 12, 2020
 

Well it’s been quite a unique 2020! So with that in mind we thought we’d take a moment to infuse an extra measure of grace for the season we find ourselves in and turn our focus on gratitude for what we’ve been given. 

We’ve decided to lean into the priceless wisdom from Winnie the Pooh…"Piglet noticed that even though he had a very small heart, it could hold a rather large amount of gratitude."

It’s true! Researchers show that gratitude has a profound effect on our happiness, in fact we have seen time and time again that gratitude and gladness walk hand in hand.  Check out our 3 minute video on some of the best benefits of saying a simple ‘thank you’ more often…

What if you could multiply your joy just by saying “I am grateful for…” every day for 7 Days? We think you can, in fact we KNOW you can- so join us! Over the next 7 days we invite you to join us in our RISE Gratitude Challenge! Jump in and...

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