Bulgur Lentil Bowl

As a plant-predominant eater, lentils are a staple of my diet. With protein and carbohydrates, plus plenty of vegetables, this bulgur lentil salad is perfect for weekday lunches. It is also particularly appropriate for fall because it can be eaten warm when the weather is brisk, or cold on the days when summer weather lingers in the air. The creaminess of greek yogurt or feta cheese is a great topping for the dish. 

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Transcendent Wisdom: Hang Loose

When I was a little girl my sisters and I would sometimes descend upon my mother needing her to solve all of our problems at once. She would say “hang loose” to buy her a minute to prioritize what needed her attention the most and how she would handle that particular issue. 

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How to Celebrate the Fall Equinox

Today, Sept. 22, marks the Fall Equinox, one of two days during the year when the day and the night are equal in length. 

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Supporting Pollinators in Frog Level

They are more than just a pretty space. Gardens with native plants are life support systems. People must have nutritious fruits and vegetables. They cannot survive without pollinators—bees, butterflies, birds, and bats. Pollinators must have species-specific food and nesting sites, which are provided by native flowers, shrubs and trees. 

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Why Meditate?

By Sabrina Matheny • Rumble Contributor | I wrote an article called Meditation: why time & place matter that you can find on my website In that article I suggest how to go about setting up your meditation practice. Today I want to focus on why we set up a meditation practice. 

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Iron Skillet Frittata

An iron skillet frittata is one of my favorite healthy, low-carb, gluten-free breakfast dishes. It's fun to experiment with various ingredients. If you have meat lovers in your house, you can add bacon and ham, or if you want to go the vegetarian route, you can pack it full of healthy veggies. I tend to lean both ways, depending if I'm making it for myself or for all of the kids. As you take a look at the recipe below, remember that these ingredients are merely suggestions. I encourage you to get creative in the kitchen and add whatever ingredients you like. 

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Finding Refuge

I did hard things last weekend.I put myself in an unfamiliar and uncomfortable situation with no idea of what to expect or how I’d fare so far outside my comfort zone. 

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By Sabrina Matheny • Rumble Contributor | “Life shrinks or expands according to one’s courage.” - Anaïs Nin

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Sylva Pride Festival

The second annual Sylva Pride Festival will take place this weekend, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, at Bridge Park in downtown Sylva. The Pride Parade will kick off at noon, beginning at Bridge Park before proceeding down Main Street. 

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