Show yourself a little Gratitude…
Everyday we wake up. Go to work. Eat food. Enjoy time with friends and family. Work through the routine we call life. Go to bed. Repeat. We establish this flow and move through the days without really thinking twice about it; Not putting thought into how we are physically and mentally accomplishing this routine.
To work through the day to day, our physical body commutes us to work. Our brain allows us to utilize our intelligence so that we can get it all accomplished. Be grateful for this. Take care of yourself. Express gratittude by taking the time to nourish your body with exercise and by eating well. Surround yourself with positivity to feed your heart and soul with happiness.
The end of the year is approaching and the holidays tend to be quite busy for most. Taking time for yourself gets further and further down the list. The best way to be there for everyone else, is to be there for yourself first and foremost. Try setting an hour out for yourself, a few times a week and fill them with a yoga class, massage, acupuncture and chiropractic care.
The end of year is also the perfect time, to use FSA funds. Be sure to schedule your visits in December, a benefit not only for your health but for your wallet as well! Schedule your visit today!
Here’s to a Happy Thanksgiving to all, filled with lots of love and gratitude!
Dr. Joanna Reaves
Bacon Wrapped Dates with Goat Cheese
8 slices bacon (thin bacon works better)
4 ounces goat cheese
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
Slice the dates lengthwise on one side to create an opening. Remove the pit.
Using a spoon, stuff a small amount of goat cheese into the cavity of each date and press the sides together to close.
Cut the bacon slices in half. Wrap each date with a slice of bacon and secure with a toothpick.
Arrange evenly on a baking sheet with raised edges (otherwise grease will get everywhere) and bake for 10 minutes. Remove the dates and use the toothpick to turn each one so it’s laying on its side.
Bake for another 5-8 minutes, until browned to your liking, and turn the dates to the other side and repeat.
Remove from the oven, place on a paper towel lined plate, and let stand for 5 minutes before serving.
For crispier, browned bacon, set the oven temperature at 375.
For crispier bacon, bake longer.
Keep leftovers in the fridge.
Recipe + Photo Credit: Pinch of Yum