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By Cal OreyAuthor of the Healing Powers series

The Healing Powers of Coffee
From the author of the hugely successful Healing Powers series (Honey, Vinegar, Olive Oil, and Chocolate) comes The Healing Powers of Coffee: A Complete Guide to Nature's Surprising Superfood.

It's the beverage we can't live without--yet few consume it without some guilt. But the wonderful truth is that coffee has abundant health benefits. Coffee boasts more antioxidants than cocoa and tea, [...]
Fri, Aug 18, 2017
Cal Orey
By Cal Orey As we edge into September we're in between late summer and pre-fall--a time for savoring both hot and cold good for you carbs. If you noticed the town is quiet during the weekdays and the squirrels are busy while pine cones are dropping--it's that time. Tell-tale signs of changing seasons are in the air around the Lake and it's a time of reuniting with the kitchen and enjoying wholesome comfort [...]
Fri, Aug 18, 2017
Cal Orey
By Cal Orey

Today, mid-August at Lake Tahoe I'm busy in research mode for my new big book project.

During this part of writing a book is familiar. It's like aliens are now moving into my brain and settling in. Ideas from nowhere come and find nooks and crannies in my mind. It's okay. Been there, done that. And here it goes again...

Actually, it's kind of exciting. [...]
Thu, Aug 17, 2017
Cal Orey

“All who have accomplished great things have had a great aim, have fixed their gaze on a goal which was a high one, which sometimes seemed impossible.”

~ Orisen Swett Marden

There's nothing quite like getting up before the sun to really conquer the day. Last week this truth was particularly relevant because I got up at the crack of dawn to interview a person who has conquered all kinds of challenges. Martin Parnell is [...]

Tue, Aug 15, 2017
Michelle Cederberg

“Talk to yourself like you would to someone you love.”

~ Brené Brown

Have you ever thought about how much better you'd feel, and how much you'd get done in a week (and I mean really get done) if you could shut off the voices of self-doubt and worry that pop up in your head? You know the voices I'm talking about:

You can't do that. Who are you kidding? You're not smart [...]

Wed, Aug 09, 2017
Michelle Cederberg