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Rachelle Hynes

Zesty Adventures

Recipes for a Zesty Life

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Recipes for a Zesty Life

My first book—a truly unique, authentic piece of work that is ready for pre-order!

A year in the making, I began writing and designing this book as a way to inspire others; through stories, recipes, mindfulness exercises, and the components I feel have allowed me to live a zestier, happier and more meaningful life. The book takes a 360 degree approach to wellness; incorporating mental, physical, spiritual, and emotional well-being.

It’s been an opportunity for me to face my biggest fears, aim high, and dive deep into my passions. And now it’s time to share these messages and this wisdom with the world!

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Health Tips/ Nutrition for Sport/ Plant-Based

Healthy Carbs and Why Your Need Them

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Lettuce understand carbs

Carbohydrates have the reputation for being bad. Everywhere you look, people are watching carbs, cutting carbs, or going low-carb. But you need carbs! Carbohydrates are an important fuel source for your body and should be included in a healthy diet. The problem is that many people don’t understand that they can come from good and bad sources… Continue Reading…

Happiness/ Love & Relationships/ Meaning & Passion/ Zesty Adventures

The Importance of Tribe

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Stand by me

Do you think I’m weird? Definitely. No man, seriously. Am I weird? Yeah, but so what? Everybody’s weird.

As humans, our most basic needs for a happy and healthy life are food, water and shelter…and a sense of belonging. It is the loyalty, companionship, support, and protection we find within a tribe that fulfills an intrinsic need within us all.
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Happiness/ Love & Relationships/ Meaning & Passion/ Zesty Adventures

Volunteering: The Cure for a Long Face

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Namasneigh

Arriving at Second Chance Cheekye Ranch, Sarah and I toss our phones in the truck and I set off down the long dirt road to the barn. We’ve both had a rough week, and are ready to do some “meditative shit shoveling” as I call it.

Arriving at the first paddock, we are greeted by a few horses poking their heads over the fence. For having such long faces, I’m always surprised how these animals are so sweet and gentle. Being from a rescue ranch, many of these horses have experienced a variety of trauma; from neglect and abuse, to rejection for being old, lame or injured. Continue Reading…

Bravery/ Happiness/ Health Tips/ Love & Relationships/ Zesty Adventures

The Ideal Life: Going once, Going twice

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You have one chance before it’s gone

Given the chance to buy an ideal life on eBay, many people would probably choose the one containing money & success. Yet, as studies have revealed, these two factors have little effect on true happiness and satisfaction in life.

So, what really matters at the end? In one of the most comprehensive longitudinal studies ever done, researchers of the Harvard Grant Study followed 724 men for over 75 years and have found the secret… Continue Reading…

Bowls/ Plant-Based/ Recipes/ Vegan/ Vinaigrette

Let That Mango Vinaigrette

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  1. It takes two to mango

Even the perfect combination of sweet, salty, tangy awesomeness won’t be enough for that one crazy guy who doesn’t know what he wants—so let that man go! This vinaigrette is an irresistible sexy summer fling for your mixed greens and veggies! Blended with mango, lemon, apple cider vinegar, fresh ginger and turmeric—once it hits your lips you’ll be tongue tied. Continue Reading…

Happiness/ Mindfulness/ Wellness/ Zesty Adventures

Riding The Rapids: A River Meditation

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The river runs through us

Think of your life as a river. The surface rippling with thoughts; sometimes rapids throwing spray into the air; other times mellow and meandering. There are moments where we get so caught up in the turbulence of these ripples that we panic, we struggle, and we’re unable to breathe.

If thoughts are like the ripples on the river, we can learn to rest on the bank and watch them coming and going, but never chasing or getting swept away in them. Continue Reading…