Camping and Trail Review: Alafia River State Park

From here, the trip finally began to show promise. We entered excellent tree cover and almost immediately found what we were looking for off to the right. These trails are everything we wanted with tons of tree cover, difficult terrain, scrambles, climbing and amazing old trees! This is where you should go to hike.

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Mac and Cheese- The Ultimate Comfort Food

Every so often, you just have to have Mac and Cheese. If that Mac and Cheese could also be pretty darn good for you AND super Yummy, well, how do you say no? Thi recipe started as a Pasta Carbonara recipe. One day, I had the revelation that it could easily be converted to it’s cheesier cousin. And so it began…

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Becca's Not So Fab Five- February Edition

You may have noticed that I am super late with the Fab Five this month. You also may not have noticed, and that’s ok, too. But I noticed. I actually noticed every single one of the ways I have sucked since about the second week of January. A huge dark cloud has been hanging over me and try as I might, I simply could not find any light. Was I depressed? Hell, I don’t know… maybe. I have no doubt that many doctors would’ve happily slapped a script in my hand and patted my tush as I walked out the door. Problem solved. I’ve gone that route and I don’t like that Becca.

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Journal 2/14/19: The Battle Rages Daily

Of all my adventures, having children has marked me the most deeply. I’m not sure I can string together the words to explain something that has cut into me so very deeply and yet simultaneously covered all the other marks. Having children plunged me into the battle of my life between complete selfishness and utter selflessness. And this battle rages daily in a way I never expected. There isn’t any real balance to this gig. The hope is that you are happy at the end of it all, though, and that feels like too big a gamble to just go at it haphazardly. Yikes!

Lord knows, I'm not getting all of this right. Most days, I question if I am getting ANY of it right. But if I am good at anything, it is creating frameworks within which I can try to make sense of the senseless.... This is how I am currently waging war on my own daily battle.

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Journal 1/23/19: In Pursuit of Knowledge- Kids in the Woods

With a renewed sense of responsibility and an awareness of the good that can be accomplished (if he could just harness the power of fire), he sets out into the woods to try to decipher what items will burn. What will work as tender, what will light quickly or burn slowly?

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Becca's Fab Five- January Edition

I LOVE the Human Body with all of its mysteries and intricacies. New products and science are always coming down the pipe and it's hard to know what to read, where to spend your dollars, and when to focus your energy. I thought it would be helpful to show you just FIVE things I'm loving each month. Maybe a recipe, or a book, or an exercise or stretch..... Maybe a product, or a podcast, or a restaurant or venue. I'm giving you ONE THING in each of the areas of our Four Cornerstones or Health, plus a bonus. I hope you'll try them in your life and find a benefit for you!

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Must Have Seasoning Hacks for Your MOST Delicious Meals!

. January is a perfect time to focus on nourishment because the seasonal foods available this time of year are perfectly placed to support better digestion and detoxification.

These goals and this mindset are best achieved inside your own home where you prepare the meals and come together with family and friends to enjoy it. That sounds a lot harder than it has to be. Meals don’t have to be elaborate or time consuming to be delicious! Here are my best Seasoning Hacks to get you in and out of the kitchen pronto with food your family will be talking about for days!!

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Haka House Meal Prep--- Saturday and Sunday

Our life is really busy with two kids and running the gym! Saturdays, I work in the morning. So, I only do a little prep on Saturday as I don't want it to take away from family time. Most meal prep for us is done on Sundays. I like to wake up before everyone else and have some alone time to do the majority of it. The rest I do throughout the day. So here goes... See How to make it happen during the week HERE!

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Bone Broth Basics

Bone Broth is a big part of my cooking regimen. Over the years, I have made it many different ways- Crock Pot, Instapot, on the stove. All of these are good ways to do it…. the key is to just do it. The method of cooking changes little more than the cooking time. I drink bone broth on many days and use it as a means of mitigating longer fasting periods.

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The Business of YOU- How to best serve the most important community!

Napoleon Hill writes in his book, Outwitting The Devil, “The definition of Hell is to stand at death’s door and the man that you are meets the man that you could have become.” That potential is right there inside of you waiting for you to act in your best interest. 2019 is ready for you to invest in the most important community- The Community of YOU!

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Fall Wild Rice Soup

This recipe came from a deep need to do SOMETHING DIFFERENT with the leftover turkey from Thanksgiving. Good Lord, did we really need a turkey that big? It seemed like a good idea at the time….. I started with this beautiful recipe from GimmeSomeOven. I changed it based on what I had on hand and it was amazing! It makes a huge amount the way I did it. So you might plan to make this and freeze some or use it for an easy dinner party.

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