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Foodie Friday #3: Adult Baby Food

Foodie Friday #3: Adult Baby Food

Moms on the go will tell you packaged baby food is a convenient and healthy snack for little ones. Baby food has really gained momentum in the marketplace, especially organic baby food. Visit the baby section in the grocery store and you will be surprised at how many brands and flavors are available for every palate.  But Tessa, you don't have kids...I know, not yet! So how does baby food fit into your life? Baby food is a staple in my life! My autoimmune diagnosis coincided with a professional travel schedule that kept me on the road often.  Eating healthy...

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Foodie Friday #2: Help! No One In My Family Wants To Eat Like Me

Foodie Friday #2: Help! No One In My Family Wants To Eat Like Me

You are ready to make healthy changes, or maybe you already have, but the people around you aren't quite ready to take the plunge. That can be very stressful. At first, you feel guilty because everyone around you makes it seem like their life has been turned upside down. Secondly, change involves transition and setting up new routines which affect you and your loved ones and can cause some initial tension. I get it, trust me! The culture of food is very social. When people congregate, it typically involves food, which is problematic when you're trying to clean up your...

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Foodie Friday #1: Butter

Foodie Friday #1: Butter

Butter! Wait a minute...butter? I will never forget when my naturopathic doctor, Tony Murczek, told me I could eat butter. He said it had good bacteria for my stomach, especially because I had so many intestinal issues. It was pure heaven! I do believe butter has many health benefits, however, keep in mind that butter calories add up quickly! Before you know it, you just melted 2 tbsp of butter onto your muffin, and that is over 200 calories! The source of your butter is very important! Margarine is NOT butter. I buy Organic Valleys Pasture Butter. The reason I like Organic Valley...

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Renewal Collection Spring 2017

Renewal Collection Spring 2017

The 'Renewal' Collection signifies rebirth and rejuvenation. Each spring the world witnesses a new generation of plants and animals. Spring is often a metaphor for growth and new life. Many people clean their homes and rid themselves of excess clutter. Spring is not only a great opportunity to cleanse our external surroundings, but our internal environment too. This collection is dedicated to the process of reinvention. May it inspire you to wake up each day reminding yourself it is never too late to let go of the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual shadows holding you back.  Renewal CollectionFabric: black/colorBlankets: Sherpa Fleece black/colorLeggings: black/color...

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My Calling is Culture Collection Winter 2016

My Calling is Culture Collection Winter 2016

The 'My Calling is Culture' Collection is inspired by Tessa's love for family, vintage fashion, and blending of cultures.  Although being Ojibwe/Cree/Metis, Tessa grew up on the Kitsap Peninsula in Washington state. Her grandparents relocated from the Fort Peck Reservation in Montana during WWII.  Although Tessa’s main artistic identity and style is Woodland, she wanted to represent her NW roots. In the 1970’s, both her grandmother and father studied with local Northwest Coastal artists as they developed their artistic style while honoring traditional coastal design esthetics. Because Tessa has not studied with coastal artists, she did not feel it was...

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