Reducing Stress: Enjoyable Family Holidays

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The holiday season is full of fun, family, and love, isn’t it?  For me, it’s always been a magical time, full of traditions, lights, and goodies.  Holiday parties are a great time, and if we don’t live locally, this time of year may be one of the only times that we get to see family.  But getting a lot of different people together with different thoughts and opinions can be frustrating, to say the least.  And it can certainly, and easily, cause stress.  So how do we go about handling holiday stress so that we can have enjoyable family holidays with our loved ones?

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Hearty Crockpot Chili {Recipe}

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It’s the end of September, and the weather is (finally) cooling! I’m so excited for this.  I’ve mentioned before that I love cooking soups because they’re such a nutritional powerhouse if you do it right.  A quality source of protein, some organic vegetables, and some gut healing bone broth, and you’ve got a meal that can nourish your body.  And in today’s world, with our Standard American Diet of sugar and poison, our bodies are begging to be nourished! So with the cooler weather, I’ve been in crockpot mode.  Making delicious, hearty, warming dishes that can feed our bodies the way they want to be fed.  And one of my favorite dishes for crisp, autumn days is this hearty crockpot chili.

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