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Easy Mocktail Recipes: Healthy Drinks to Celebrate Self-care
Sometimes you want to celebrate but you don’t want the added sugars and calories associated with a cocktail. Or maybe you don’t drink alcohol, which is a-okay too. So when I was invited to be on Christy Lingo’s Containers & Cocktails podcast, I was excited to put together a couple of mocktail recipes. Christy is …

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Drink a Mango Smoothie and Reduce Inflammation in the Body
Here’s a recipe I created for a client who was experiencing inflammation in the body that gave him discomfort. He drank the smoothie on a regular basis and it helped to minimize discomfort, and with other nutrition changes, he began to feel better. As part of the recipe creation, I listed the the nutritional facts. …

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Stacey Crew Wellness Kitchen Organization Ikea containers
Kitchen Organization So You Can Find What You Need When You Need It
Now, before you go on a shopping spree to buy cool containers and revamp your kitchen, make sure you purge what you no longer need so you buy the right number of containers. EVERY SINGLE organizing job I’ve ever worked on has produced extra containers. Why? Because the purge was not completed BEFORE the containing. …

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Stacey Crew Wellness Tidying Up
Tidying Up Your Home So You Can Reduce Stress & Live the Life You Deserve
Trends come and go, but one that has stuck is the move toward minimalism. The Minimalists, Joshua Becker, and countless others have embarked on a lifestyle that highlights less is more. Then there’s Marie Kondo who I would say also fits into that category because you can’t have an overabundance of things that ALL spark …

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Storing Formal Dinnerware So That You Utilize Your Everyday Space Effectively
The holidays are here, which means for many, it’s time to pull out the formal china. Or maybe not. Depends on whether you’re staying home, going to friends or relatives, or choosing not to use the “good stuff.” So where is your china stored? In a breakfront or china cabinet, still in boxes from the …

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How to Organize Your Kitchen for Healthier Eating
Every once in a while, I survey my readers to find out what challenges they’re experiencing when it comes to organizing in the home. This question is something I think challenges everyone, so I wanted to share some tried-and-true solutions for organizing the kitchen for healthier eating. Stacey, I would like to know if there …

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Five Steps to Stay Out of the Drive Thru
It’s possible to use a little organization to turn dinnertime into a manageable routine without falling into the same ‘ol, same ‘ol. A few minutes of preparation prevents the added stress of trying to figure out what to cook while hungry family members prowl the kitchen asking, “Mom, is dinner ready yet?” Here are five …

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Tame the Laundry with 5 Simple Steps
It’s hard to believe that I’ve never blogged about Laundry. Whether it’s in an email, a blog entry, or face-to-face, this is one of the most common topics ever discussed. So, here it is… We wear clothing every day, obviously…which means there’s always laundry to wash, dry, fold and put away. Most people complain about what is …

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What Is a Natural Home Environment & How to Create It
Did you know that studies show that organized people are less stressed, have increased productivity and efficiency, are less frustrated, and suffer less from depression? Okay, so if you naturally feel a jump in your step and are okay with a little disorganization, you’re well within your rights to continue on. However, if you want …

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Stacey Crew Wellness Mindset
Mindset Shift Is Everything
“Small mindset shifts equal BIG Results, over time.”  Around the time I started running, I also started cleaning up my thoughts through a mindset shift. The running helped, but I was becoming more and more conscious of what I had been telling myself–things that just weren’t true! I started to become friends with my anxiety. …

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Organized entryway
Get Out the Door Faster with an Organized Entryway
Does this scenario sound familiar? You’re headed out the door for a big meeting, to take the kids to school or maybe to simply meet some friends for fun. You’re all set to go. You check your hair in the mirror, grab your bag and jacket, and then…the question comes: “Where are my keys?” You …

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Travel: Fit Your Stuff in One Carry on
Airline travel ain’t what it used to be! The first international flight I took was in 1978 when I flew to London with my grandparents. We flew British Airways and we might as well have been in first class compared to today’s airline experience. The food was served on reusable dinnerware with actual stainless utensils. …

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5 Simple Steps to Making Healthy Food Choices
Food nourishes our body & soul! Unlike other tasks or activities that we can potentially eliminate or cut way back on, we have to eat! Making healthy food choices can be challenging, however. With everyone overscheduled these days, it’s no wonder we struggle to make positive choices and the drive-thru can be a tempting way to …

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Stacey Crew Wellness - Learn to Say No
Why You Need to Learn to Say “No”
Many people may think they aren’t very good at saying “no.” But when you say “yes” to something you are actually saying “no” to other things because there are a finite number of hours in the day. Think about that! We can’t do it all. Saying “no” gets us into trouble when we begin to …

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Expired Cosmetics
Are Expired Cosmetics Lurking in Your Bathroom?
Creating a healthy home environment involves more than just the food we eat and the non-toxic cleaning products we use in our home. Health extends to the products we put on our skin and in our bodies!  Are your bathroom cabinets overloaded with cosmetic items to the point you couldn’t say when you purchased them?  …

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Chickpea & Butternut Squash Curry Recipe
For my birthday, my daughter’s asked me what I wanted to do. One of the things I cherish most is the time we spend together, so I asked them to make me a home cooked meal with a recipe from a cookbook that my British cousin sent us for Christmas: Feed me Vegan by Lucy …

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Stress: Recognizing it before it Becomes a Problem
STRESS: Recognizing It before It Becomes Problematic
Stress is something that most of us can say we’ve experienced at one time or another. In fact, saying “I’m stressed” has become an acceptable mantra. A mantra that turns into accepting a frenetic pace of life that is wreaking havoc on many, both physically and mentally. Ironically, most everyone knows that people are stressed, but only …

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Why I Continue to Find New Ways to Declutter
In 2004, after a period of decluttering that changed my life, I started an organizing business. The period of decluttering included filling a 2-car garage with things to donate and consign (and finally clearing it out!), I began to see things differently during the process of letting go of stuff I didn’t actually like, didn’t serve …

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Yummy Southwestern Tofu Scramble
Meal-prep is my typical Sunday task because I like to have an easy answer of the daily question of “what’s for dinner?” This week I realized I had tofu in the fridge. It wasn’t my intention to cook it during this process, but I’ve been wanting to try a tofu scramble, so I pulled out the …

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Road Trip to Raleigh: Healthy Eating Fail
This week was different than most, but IT IS is the start of the holiday season when healthy eating can elude us! We traveled out of town for a couple of days to Raleigh, North Carolina so my daughters could see a couple of music shows and we could make some memories. This type of …

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