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Rachelle Hynes

Bravery/ Happiness/ Love & Relationships/ Mindfulness/ Zesty Adventures

The Trail to Benevolence

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See the trail through the trees

Each sunrise is an opportunity to begin a ritual with a lasting impact. Many of us want to experience better relationships and feel less judgement in the world, but change doesn’t suddenly show up one morning, rather it comes from the on-going quality of our behaviour and the action of striving to become a better person each day. Continue Reading…

Health Tips/ Nutrition for Sport/ Plant-Based/ Vegan

Holy Sprout! Growing Superfoods Easy as 1-2-Pea!

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The lovin’ sproutful

Do you believe in magic? Well, you’re going to soil your plants when you hear this…broccoli sprouts have 50X the nutrients of mature broccoli! 

That’s right! Seeds, beans, legumes, and grains, which when in sprouted form, aren’t just a topping for some hippie sandwich, they contain a significant amount of protein as well as highly concentrated levels of micronutrients compared to the mature food counterpart. Continue Reading…

Bravery/ Happiness/ Love & Relationships/ Zesty Adventures

Impermanence: Revisited

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Not everything goes down in flames

I wanted to revisit impermanence…and note that circumstances are indeed subject to change, but that doesn’t mean believing everything good will go down in flames, and it doesn’t mean living with a half-hearted effort…

Because everything is subject to change, impermanence gives us hope for improvement and positive shifts as well. Impermanence doesn’t mean we are powerless, it means we learn to ride the waves and consider the gradual deviations. The small and seemingly insignificant parts of our lives all add up to make greater changes for good too. Continue Reading…

Health Tips/ Nutrition for Sport/ Wellness

Virus Defense: Replenish your gut flora

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Defend Like Bruce Lee—Eat Broccoli

Having healthy and diverse gut bacteria isn’t just for digesting your post-ride Locavore lunch, it’s essential for quickly fighting viruses in the nervous system.

Especially during this pandemic, we’re obsessed with killing germs, but that’s also depriving us of the microbial diversity critical for fighting viruses. Studies reveal that bacteria protect us by supporting mucosal surfaces—which are the gateway for viruses, such as Coronavirus. Most viruses access our body through mucosal surfaces, and in those sites, viruses interact with hundreds of different bacteria, which are part of the host’s immune defense. Continue Reading…