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Magical Midnight Chocolate Maca Truffles

It’s Friday Night… which means some outta this world recipes are happening in the Wellness to Go kitchen! Like these truffles.     They’re intensely chocolatey, fudgey, delicious, velvety, and currently the key to my heart (and tummy). But what makes these truffles so out of this world magical is this ingredient: Maca.   What is Maca? Maca is a superfood, which is also known as Peruvian Ginseng. They have been used by the Peruvians for energy, endurance and hormonal balance. Legend has it that the Inca Warriors take Maca before going into battle to increase their energy, strength, and stamina! Fascinating right? I purchase my Maca from Organic Burst, where their mixture especially combine 4 different types of Maca plant varieties, which particularly make their Maca blend extra nutritious and delicious.     I have been regularly stirring Maca into my oatmeal for my breakfast and I have notice a significant increase in my energy. During these few months I have been super busy and I used to feel drained of energy by sometime …

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Be Fre(ed) III: 3 Steps to Turning your Anxiety to Excitement!

One of the things I had to overcome during my recovery was to face my anxiety and fear of gaining weight. To get back to my healthy weight, I had to gain 20 kg / 45 pounds to be back at 55 kg / 121 pounds, which was the weight my body was comfortable and healthy at. Gaining 20 kg was scary, but I learned how to overcome my fearful and anxious thoughts about it. I was anxious and fearful because I had been living with Ana for 2 years. Ana was familiar, safe, and I felt secure and in control when I was with her. But I had to let Ana go to get my life back. Even though recovery was one of the scariest journey I ever took, recovering from my eating disorder was one of the most rewarding things I gained. Like embarking on any journey of anything new and unfamiliar, there will be feelings of anxiety and fear. But these feelings will go away. Trust me when I say that recovery, …

Miracle Mind II- 5 Steps to Having a Miracle Mind!

Our mind is a miracle. It is powerful. When we learn to train and harness its capacity, it can achieve anything, even its own healing.   Here is your Wellness to Go from today’s post:     To fully understand today’s Mindful Monday’s post please read Part I here.   Lessons from the Past As I opened my heart and started getting curious in understanding my past, I discovered that my mind had become a fertile ground for toxic trees as a result of many toxic seeds that were planted unknowingly from a painful childhood. I never really took the time to digest the emotions I felt as I went through traumatic and negative experiences and instead just brushed it under the carpet. In doing so, I closed up my heart and never really let it heal. In turn, my mind tried to compensate for it and built ‘false defenses.’ I learned that one of these defenses was my perfectionism.  In not letting my emotional wounds heal properly, I had built up this mental defense …