How To Satisfy A Chocolate Urge

I was at a function at my church and one of the ladies brought some vegan chocolate cookies. They looked delish! I asked if I could do some quality control and she said yes. Mmmm they were more than delicious they were orgasmic!Of course I begged for the recipe. I know that the next time I get a chocolate urge I will make these yummy cookie morsels with deep chocolate flavor, moist chewy texture, and slightly crisp outer shell.Chocolate Fudge CookiesStep one Combine dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl.2 cups quick cooking oats1  2/3 cup all purpose flour2/3 cup cocoa1/2 tsp. baking powder1/2 tsp. baking soda3/4 tspStep two  Combine till smooth1/2 cup sugar2 Tbsp ground flax seeds2/3 cup non dairy milkStep three Add to wet ingredients till well combined2/3 cup oil canola or coconut1/2 tsp real vanilla extract1/4 tsp almond extractStep four combine wet and dry ingredients thenMix in 3/4 cup vegan chocolate chips1 cup chopped walnutsWet fingers and take 2...
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Start Your Delicious Day With Lazy Morning Yoga

Start Your Delicious Day With Lazy Morning Yoga

Do you ever wake up in the morning far too early feeling frazzled with an urge to kickstart your body with coffee and tackle your gotta do but not sure why list? You are awake, so you might as well do something! Try Lazy Morning Yoga instead of coffee and The List.The young woman to the right is working far too hard for Lazy Morning Yoga, but it is a beautiful photo anyway. You can do that sort of Yoga later in the day.Stay In BedThe most important step is to not get out of bed, though you could slip to the bathroom and have a drink of water if needed.Start by lying on your back in the Savasana (fancy-smancy sanskrit word for lying on your back) pose, with your arms comfortably by your side with hands and feet relaxed. Allow yourself to breathe easily and deeply, as though you were sleeping. Your body will think it is sleeping...
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Alicia Ohana, Miss Canada Petite 2016, Has Amazing Plans to Help Women

Alicia Ohana, Miss Canada Petite 2016, Has Amazing Plans to Help Women

Bonnie McDonald interviewed the inspiring Alicia Ohana about what she learned while earning the title of Miss Canada Petite 2016 and her plans to help young women overcome personal challenges and traumas.The Miss Canada Petite Pageant ExperienceAlicia had a life-altering experience in Toronto. As she got to know the other young women, she realized that they were chosen for their personal stories more than for their confidence.Amazing Personal Stories of the Other ContestantsMany of the other women shared personal challenges, such as physical and sexual abuse, self-esteem, and mental health issues.The women had overcome a lot of adversity to get where they were.Alicia's Family ChallengesAlicia's father recently was hospitalized with a mental illness, leaving the family struggling to deal with his illness and running the family business.Alicia stepped in to be the family anchor and to take over much of the responsibility for running the salon. She thought she would miss the pageant to help the family.How Her Challenges Helped Her WinAfter...
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Improve Your Health with Alana Taylor at Think Yoga

Yoga can help you create physical, spiritual, and emotional well being. Bonnie McDonald talks with Alana Taylor of Think Yoga about her practice and what benefits students get from a regular yoga practice.Hatha YogaAlana came to yoga after a personal loss and found the practice so helpful that she studied to become a Hatha Yoga teacher.Acceptance and GrowthThe practice includes accepting your body as it is and gently using yoga to improve flexibility and overall health.Class ExperienceAll students are welcome at all levels.  Bonnie described feeling loved and welcomed in her first class as someone new to yoga.Class ScheduleClasses are on Wednesday evenings at 7:30 pm and Saturday mornings at 9:30 am at a private studio.  You can contact Alana Taylor through the Think Yoga website at http://thinkyoga.ca/.15 Day Yoga ChallengeWe shot a short video of Alana demonstrating the Sun Salutation sequence for a 15 Day Yoga challenge. The challenge to you is to do the routine every day for 15...
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