Let It Roll



Let go of control and roll with it! Something I have been working on in my own life as well with love, relationships and my career. When I am being open, honest, and vulnerable is when the real connections are made and life just flows!



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Copyright, 2019, Jackie Mart. For further information about this blog, or Optimum Wellness LLC, contact Jackie Mart at 712.790.5883 or Jackie@OptimumWellnessMN.com. As a holistic nutritionist and lifestyle coach, I will support you in taking steps to a healthier and happier you. My goal is to help you create an art of balance in your life. You will also learn how important balance between primary foods (relationships, physical activity, sleep, career and spirituality) and secondary foods (organic food and whole food) is.



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Honoring Your Body


Though our culture is obsessed with health and fitness, it’s not always for the right reasons. True health is not about looking good on the outside but treating our bodies with the respect and care they deserve, so they function at optimum performance! What we eat, how much we sleep, and how often we exercise all have an effect on our body’s overall function.

We need to listen to our bodies instead of listening to the external cues about how we should live, what we should eat, who we should be friends with, and etc. 

Are you hungry? Eat.

Are you sad? Cry. Vent. 

Are you lonely? Call a friend or your Mom. Join a group. Date. 

Are you tired? Go to bed earlier. Take a nap. Skip a day at the gym. 

Are you exhausted and overwhelmed? Say no. Cancel plans. Stay home. Take a walk in nature. Turn off your phone. 

Are you feeling not good enough? Spend time with those who lift you up. Our biggest cheerleaders might not be our family or the friend you have known the longest. 


Remember- "Doing more" doesn't necessarily mean you will "be more." Fill your own cup before you try to disperse the little you have left to others! 




*Please request to join my private Facebook group: Wellness Warriors   This is where I post all my most valuable content and upcoming classes and events! 




Copyright, 2019, Jackie Mart. For further information about this blog, or Optimum Wellness LLC, contact Jackie Mart at 712.790.5883 or Jackie@OptimumWellnessMN.com. As a holistic nutritionist and lifestyle coach, I will support you in taking steps to a healthier and happier you. My goal is to help you create an art of balance in your life. You will also learn how important balance between primary foods (relationships, physical activity, sleep, career and spirituality) and secondary foods (organic food and whole food) is.



www.OptimumWellnessMN.com


It's that Time Again- Holiday Helper


Every year I adopt a family or child over the holidays. I'm focusing on giving back in my locally again this year and would love for you to join me! I will be donating unwrapped gifts to the Crisis Nursery's Holiday Helper Program from now until December 14th. (More details below) Make a donation and you will receive $10 off any of my single services or packages of $30 or more as an added bonus!   *Scheduling a service is not required in order to make a donation! CLICK HERE to view the services I offer. 


Holiday Helper Program 2018

Greater Minneapolis Crisis Nursery's Holiday Helper Program supports families who access our services during the winter season of giving.  Gifts received from the Holiday Helper Program are distributed to families based on their specific needs and what has been donated. Gifts are given to families beginning on Monday, November 19th, 2018 - Monday, December 17th, 2018.


Wish List for Families:


New Toys: For children newborn - 6 years (no toys that require batteries)

*Educational activities
*Games/puzzles
*Sports balls
*Books

*They are especially in need of toys and gifts for older kids ages 5-6 years.

Gift Items for Parents:

*Personal care items (lotion,
bath salts)
* Journal and pen
*Winter accessories
*Kitchen items

Gift Cards Amounts of $25 or More: Retails stores

*Target, Kohl’s, etc.
* Amazon

Gift Wrap:

*Wrapping paper
*Scotch tape
*Bows and ribbon
*Large black trash bags
(for transporting gifts)


Items they CANNOT accept:

*Used items

*Items that promote violence (toy weapons or cartoon characters with weapons)

* Items that require batteries (many families cannot afford to replace batteries)

* Religious themed items (including gift wrap featuring Christmas, Santa, etc.)

* Pre-wrapped gifts (The families are grateful when they are able to give their children gifts.
It’s important that the families have the opportunity to wrap their gift so they are an active part of the gift giving process.) 



Important Information:

Nearly 90% of the families are of minority status.

Items that promote cultural diversity are encouraged.




CONTACT ME with questions or to schedule a time to drop off your donations! Thank you! 



Copyright, 2018, Jackie Mart. For further information about this blog, or Optimum Wellness LLC, contact Jackie Mart at 712.790.5883 or Jackie@OptimumWellnessMN.com. As a holistic nutritionist and lifestyle coach, I will support you in taking steps to a healthier and happier you. My goal is to help you create an art of balance in your life. You will also learn how important balance between primary foods (relationships, physical activity, sleep, career and spirituality) and secondary foods (organic food and whole food) is.



www.OptimumWellnessMN.com

Mashed Potato Alternative


ROASTED GARLIC CELERY ROOT MASH (Makes 4-6 Servings) 

INGREDIENTS: (all organic if possible) 

1 garlic head
1 teaspoon organic olive oil
1 large cauliflower head cut into florets
1 celery root peeled and cubed
4 tablespoons ghee
sea salt to taste
fresh ground pepper to taste

INSTRUCTIONS:

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Slice top off of garlic head. Drizzle with olive oil, sprinkle with sea salt and wrap in foil. Roast until soft and caramelized, about 35 minutes.
Place cauliflower and celery root in pot, cover with water, and add large pinch of salt. Bring to boil, reduce heat, and simmer until vegetables are tender, about 15 - 20 minutes.
Drain vegetables and add to food processor with a few cloves of roasted garlic, ghee, salt and pepper. Pulse until combined. Add more garlic to taste. Process to desired consistency.


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Copyright, 2018, Jackie Mart. For further information about this blog, or Optimum Wellness LLC, contact Jackie Mart at 712.790.5883 or Jackie@OptimumWellnessMN.com. As a holistic nutritionist and lifestyle coach, I will support you in taking steps to a healthier and happier you. My goal is to help you create an art of balance in your life. You will also learn how important balance between primary foods (relationships, physical activity, sleep, career and spirituality) and secondary foods (organic food and whole food) is.



Ideal Weight




Set yourself free! Your weight DOES NOT determine your worth in life! Take time to enjoy your food, family, friends, and know that there is more to life than striving for perfection! 





Copyright, 2018, Jackie Mart. For further information about this blog, or Optimum Wellness LLC, contact Jackie Mart at 712.790.5883 or Jackie@OptimumWellnessMN.com. As a holistic nutritionist and lifestyle coach, I will support you in taking steps to a healthier and happier you. My goal is to help you create an art of balance in your life. You will also learn how important balance between primary foods (relationships, physical activity, sleep, career and spirituality) and secondary foods (organic food and whole food) is.