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Co-Author of Miraval's newest book Mindful Intentions Louie Schwartzberg is joining us here at Miraval this weekend! If you are here on property don't miss out on his Meet & Greet happy hour tonight or his lecture Saturday night titled Visual Healing for Nature Deficit Disorder. 

“I hope my work inspires others to realize that we as individuals have the ultimate power, the power to choose what we allow to enter our brain, what mood we prefer to be in, how we want to nurture our consciousness, and how we want our body to feel.” - Louie Schwartzberg

We have had a growing interest in Equine activities here at Miraval, so we have added a few new full time employees to our roster.  Join us in welcoming our newest staff members.

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Miraval Specialist Neil McLeod lists his Top 5 "Must Try Experiences"

By: Sheryl Brooks, R.N., N.C.M.P.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month - Spread the word, because friends help friends prevent breast cancer!

OCTOBER RECIPE OF THE MONTH

These roll-ups are essentially small burritos, filled with hearty ingredients and topped with a zingy salsa that serves as a contrast to the earthiness of the lentils and portobello mushrooms.

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By Andrew Wolf, M.S. ED. Exercise Physiologist

When you think about exercise in regard to disease prevention it is important to keep in perspective the simplicity of exercise.  If you think about it, all exercise can be broken down into how many calories you burn when you do that exercise.  It is important to think of exercise this way because when you want to talk about “how much exercise” you are really asking “how many calories”.  The other thing to keep in mind is the unimportance of what you do today and the importance of how much you have done this week.  Think of exercise as an accumulation of calorie burning that occurs over seven days not whether or not you did 30-45 minutes on the treadmill today. 

By Leigh Weinraub, Action Based Therapist

Choice:   noun     

  1.     the opportunity or power to decide between two or more possibilities
  2.     the act of choosing    

By: Junelle Lupiani, R.D.

Question #1

What are your thoughts on juice cleansing and detoxing via food/drink in general?

I think our body does a wonderful job of cleansing and purifying itself on its own.  Our job is to focus on a good nutritional intake, regular exercise and limiting other unhealthy habits so that the body can keep itself clean without going to more extreme measures, like a detox program.  However I do find that some people find a detox/cleanse is a great way to kick off or begin positive lifestyle changes, like beginning a healthier intake for the long term.  And if that is the focus, to use it in order to change behavior or act as motivation for positive lifelong change, then I am all for recommending it. 

The transition from summer to fall can inspire amazing recipes. Sweet corn is usually considered a summer treat, but you can usually still find it at your local grocery stores at this time and it helps create amazing fall foods, like soups and chowders. This recipe comes from Executive Chef Justin Macy and is featured in Miraval's Sweet & Savory Cookbook

"Roasting the corn over a gas flame or grill gives it a toasty flavor that, when paired with the chilies, gices this soup a nice Southwestern flavor. Even with the kernels removed, corncobs are loaded with sweet corn flavor, so I simmer one of them with the broth for a richer result."

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Looking for some inspiration to introduce juicing into your life? Take advice from our Culinary team and try these amazing juices found daily at Miraval's Palm Court.