How to Select your Powerful Word of the Year for a Better 2023
Flourishing Over Fifty
by Jen Rigley
1M ago
Sunset It’s a New Year, and with that comes all the pressure to make resolutions. This year, instead of making resolutions, which are often focused on “shoulds” and can feel defeating even before starting, I’m going to spend time thinking about the past and future and then select a powerful Word of the Year for a better 2023. What is a Powerful Word of the Year? You may have heard of the “Word of the Year” movement (http://myoneword.org/pick-your-word/). The concept is great – instead of focusing on a list of must-dos that are often forgotten by Feb 1st, you decide on one word that will act as ..read more
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The Best Healthy Eating Tools, Products and Cookbooks
Flourishing Over Fifty
by Jen Rigley
5M ago
Below you will find the best curated collection of tools, products and cookbooks to help you on your healthy eating journey. Top Tools and Products to Help Eat Healthy This post may contain affiliate links. I may earn a small commission if you purchase them. I only recommend products I know and use. Drinking water is the number one activity you can do to help feel better, hydrate and help support your healthy eating efforts. This is a great water bottle that makes it easier! Blenders are a great tool to help support your healthy eating lifestyle. I have 2 favorites, the Nutribullet and the Vi ..read more
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How to Select your Powerful Word of the Year for a Better 2022
Flourishing Over Fifty
by Jen Rigley
5M ago
Sunset It’s a New Year, and with that comes all the pressure to make resolutions. This year, instead of making resolutions, which are often focused on “shoulds” and can feel defeating even before starting, I’m going to spend time thinking about the past and future and then select a powerful Word of the Year for a better 2022. What is a Powerful Word of the Year? You may have heard of the “Word of the Year” movement (http://myoneword.org/pick-your-word/). The concept is great – instead of focusing on a list of must-dos that are often forgotten by Feb 1st, you decide on one word that will act as ..read more
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Top 10 Best Snacks to Help You Eat Healthy
Flourishing Over Fifty
by Jen Rigley
5M ago
Healthy Snack Trying to find snacks that taste good and are good for you isn’t always easy so here are my Top 10 Best Snacks to help you eat healthy.  It may take a little time to transition to these but if you are planning and prepping these will be handy right when you need them and it will make it easy to make a good choice.  Your focus should be on avoiding packaged items in general and snacks in particular.  The way you can avoid these is to have these healthier snacks on hand.  Try to combine some protein, fat and carbohydrate into your snack choices and you’ll find y ..read more
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The Top Best 20 Tips for Healthier Eating
Flourishing Over Fifty
by Jen Rigley
5M ago
To help you on your journey, try these Top Best 20 Tips for Healthier Eating – you’ll be glad you did. 1. Take some time to discover your primary reasons for healthier eating and how much time you are able to commit to the process.  This will help you determine what to buy at the grocery store and how to design your weekly meal plan.  For example, maybe you need to shop & cook on Sunday for the week, or maybe you can commit to shop 2x a week and cook a simple meal each evening. See my other posts: The Best Meal Plans and The Ultimate Grocery List for how to meal plan and a compl ..read more
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The Top 10 Healthy Eating Foods and Ultimate Grocery List
Flourishing Over Fifty
by Jen Rigley
5M ago
Juice and healthy foods I’m so glad you’re reading this right now – here are the Top 10 Healthy Eating Foods (and the Ultimate Grocery List).  This should help get you started (or give more ideas) for your healthy eating journey. See this post for help with Meal Planning and this post for Healthy Snacks. Note: My favorite blender to use is the NutriBullet for a budget friendly choice. If you would like to use a higher quality, more professional blender, you can invest in the Vitamix but be sure of your commitment as this is an expensive tool. Top 10 Healthy Eating Foods Vegetab ..read more
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The Best Healthy Eating Meal Plans and Recipes
Flourishing Over Fifty
by Jen Rigley
5M ago
The easiest way to start your healthy eating journey is to create the best healthy eating meal plans for the week that work for you.  There may be some trial and error but once you get the basics down it is much easier to follow and stay on a plan vs trying to come up with your meal ideas every week.  Find your favorites and stick with them, especially on busy weeks.  Use your slower weeks to try new recipes.  The best healthy eating meal plans and recipes allow for flexibility within guidelines so you have a lot of options but don’t get overwhelmed.  I have also incl ..read more
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What is Healthy Eating and Why is it Important?
Flourishing Over Fifty
by Jen Rigley
5M ago
Healthy Eating – Juices and Greens Healthy eating is a fairly simple concept. I define Healthy Eating as developing a lifestyle focused on eating foods that support your overall best health – eating real, whole foods the majority of the time and choosing organic and sustainable options whenever possible. It is not about a specific diet, a set meal plan or list of specific foods that are allowed or not allowed. Healthy eating is a choice and a lifestyle, not a diet. While there are guidelines, you don’t have to follow strict rules every day and the goal is improved health and (for me) increased ..read more
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Mindfulness
Flourishing Over Fifty
by Jen Rigley
5M ago
What is Mindfulness? I think it means something different to everyone, but to be clear, mindfulness is not the same as spirituality or religion. I’m going to explore different ways of thinking about mindfulness, explain how it is different from spirituality and religion, and most importantly, provide ideas and opportunities for you to explore your own mindfulness, find ways to incorporate it into your daily life and learn how it can change (or at least greatly enhance) your life. For some, spirituality and/or religion may be an important part of their mindfulness and for others it may not ..read more
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Self-Care for Women Over Fifty
Flourishing Over Fifty
by Jen Rigley
5M ago
Self Care Bath Champagne Starting the Self-Care = Health Care journey What comes to mind when you think about self-care for women over fifty – getting a mani/pedi, meeting friends for a glass of wine and maybe a nice relaxing bath?  Self-care is and should be so much more.  I hope that after reading this you’ll understand the importance of self-care to your overall health and well-being, and that you will be ready to incorporate self-care into your daily routine. Self-care for women over fifty is one of the first topics I wanted to write about when I started this community.  Not ..read more
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