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Laurel Marshall

Being Authentic in a Fake World

By Food for thought

We are surrounded by fake people, fake advertisements, and now we’re even hearing about fake news.   How do we know what is real? I have heard numerous accounts of other women feeling as though they can’t possibly do it all. They describe feeling that they don’t measure up to their other women friends. We are bombarded with images and posts of women absolutely “killing it” at home, at work, in the gym, at their kids’ school fundraisers….. in what seems…

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Build Your Health Beyond the Fork

By Food for thought, Relationships, Wellness

When it comes to improving health and wellness, the first thing most people think to change is diet.  Eating clean, whole, nutrient dense foods is essential to a healthy body, however, it is not the only thing to consider.  Primary food goes beyond the plate, nurturing us on a deeper level.  These include things like relationships, career, physical activity, spirituality, etc.  These are the elements or activities that bring fulfillment, wholeness, and balance to a person’s life.  You can eat…

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Go Beyond The Salad

By Food for thought, Recipes, Wellness

When you think about healthy eating, salads and green vegetables usually come to mind. But how about adding a little more variety to your plan? Roots like carrots, sweet potatoes, and turnips, are a rich source of nutritious complex carbohydrates. Instead of upsetting blood sugar levels like refined sweet foods do, they help regulate them. Why Eat More Root Veggies? Long roots – carrots, parsnips, burdock, and daikon radish – are excellent blood purifiers and can help improve circulation in…

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Feel Better to Look Better

By Fitness Tips, Food for thought, Recipes, Wellness

You’ve got to feel better before you can look better.  Often times folks put all their focus and energy into losing weight, or building muscle, without putting much thought into good health.  I show my clients how to nourish, nurture, and care for their bodies with healthy lifestyle choices.  This will very quickly lend itself to results such as: more energy, better mood, the disappearance of aches and pains, and others.  Clients will celebrate and discover what true health actually…

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Great Grilling

By Recipes, Wellness

Even though the kids are back in school, summer is not over. We are still enjoying the warm weather and long sunny days.   We have given our oven a break, and have fired up the BBQ most nights for some delicious grilled grub. One of my favorite things about summer is less cooking indoors.  Here at the Marshall Manor, we grill up just about anything.   Sure we cook up the usual suspects like steaks, fish, chicken, but we also like…

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What’s Keeping You From Losing Weight?

By Weight Loss

When people consider ways to lose weight, they often think it’s only about diet and exercise. While these things are necessary for good health and weight maintenance, there are other factors that can throw a monkey wrench in your whole program. Hormone imbalance, stress, erratic sleep, and the consumption of sugar can prevent you from releasing fat. No matter how hard you try, or how many calories you burn, you find yourself frustrated and on the quitting side of a…

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Superfood or Superhype

By Food for thought, Health Products, Recipes, Wellness

Food is information. What you eat will do one of two things.  It will serve to build your health, or tear it down.  Plain and simple.  People think that because I am a Health Coach, and “eat healthy” that I’m missing out…deprived… living a life full of restrictions and rules.  Lists and lists of what I can’t eat and do. Jokes on them.  Did you know there are so many amazing delicious foods that bring healing, vitality, longevity, energy, strength,…

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Elevated Tuna Salad

By Recipes

I have never been especially crazy about tuna salad, until I found this fantastic tuna caught locally off the central coast of California.  If you can find good quality tuna, it makes all the difference in your wraps, or sandwiches. My new favorite is Capriccio!  This is by far the best tuna I have ever had in a can. Diane and Wayne Moody, fishing from their boat, Capriccio, out of Morro Bay, California, catch albacore tuna using sustainable hook-and-line methods….

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Have You Had Your Primary Foods?

By Food for thought, Relationships, Wellness

Holistic Health Taking a holistic approach to wellness goes beyond eating vegetables and going to the gym.  Health is not merely the absence of disease.  It embodies much more than that.  It’s a beautiful harmony between mind, body, and soul.  “If there is no enemy within, the enemies outside cannot harm you.”-African Proverb.  Mental, emotional, and spiritual health each play a major role in the state of our physical health.  They all are equally important, and need to be nurtured….

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Celebrating Women

By Food for thought, Relationships

International Women’s Day In honor of International Women’s Day I thought I would share a few thoughts on the subject. I am blessed to have several very dear sweet women in my life, with whom I have very special relationships. I value these relationships immensely, and honestly can’t imagine how I would function without them. Sure I’d manage to operate at a rather sub par level, but never would I venture to soar, to dream, to be victorious over fear…

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