August  Newsletter
Eat Well. Avoid Toxins, Be Happy!
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Do you find yourself shaking your head in disbelief that it's August already?   Maybe it's my age, but I find time flies faster and faster every year.  Before it's too late and we can't get good watermelon anymore, I thought you might enjoy my Watermelon Salad (published in the Elephant Journal).   Of course as my sister pointed out, you can also just slice up a fresh watermelon and enjoy its refreshing taste.  Or, you might want to try the salad below.
Tomato Cucumber Salad

As we eagerly await the tomatoes on our tomato plants, we've been buying cucumbers and tomatoes at the Farmers' Market.  Matt likes to buy slightly bruised tomatoes as we feel they deserve love, too.  When he brings them home, our new favorite is a light, refreshing tomato cucumber salad. 

  • 1-2 cucumbers chopped into bite sized pieces
  • 1-2 fresh tomatoes chopped into bite sized pieces (or one container of cherry tomatoes cut in half)
  • 3-4 green scallions, chopped finely (use all of the delicious, healthy greens as well as the bulbs, just cut off the end with the stringy root)
  • A teaspoon or so of capers
  • Mix together
  • Drizzle on some olive oil
  • Add some of your favorite vinegar - Balsamic, Red Wine or Apple Cider are all excellent choices.
  • Enjoy!
It's Free to Be Sugar Free (in August)

Have you seen my sugar challenge over the last couple of months and thought you might like to try it?   Do you wonder if you would really feel better, have more energy, or improve your skin f you had less sugar in your life?  Here's a hint, you would!   In the introductory video for this series I ask you to "Listen as if your life depends on it, because, in fact, it does."  

If so, you are in luck! For the month of August, I have decided to offer the Sugar Challenge at no charge.   Sign up here before August 31 and you will be automatically enrolled in this program for FREE.  What you do with it is up to you!
About me

As the president of Break Through Academy, I work with individuals and groups to help them achieve their life goals through making choices to eat well, avoid toxins and be happy.  As a strategic planning consultant, I work with organizations to improve performance through incorporating health and wellness into the fabric of their culture.
In case you missed it last month.
Pepper and I shared some thoughts about dogs and summertime heat - Words of Wisdom from Pepper

And,  I dove into some thoughts about loving yourself so that you can love others - What the World Needs Now is Love Sweet Love.
I am a Certified Holistic Health Coach, a strategic planning consultant, a distributor of Ava Anderson Non Toxic Products, and a HeartMath coach.
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