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Dream Big. Live Big. Fail Big. Recover Big.

My best friend, Kristin, and I, live on parallel tracks. Everything that happens to her, something eerily similar happens to me. It has been like this for YEARS. Raising teen/young adult children, divorce, career, real estate…..we seem to live parallel lives and we constantly make note of it. Everything is better when Kristin’s here. Whatever […]

GSG Coaches Share Healthy Cold-Weather Recipes, Part 5 of 5

Dr. Mariza Snyder, GreenSmoothieGirl coach over Northern California, loves this veggie chili recipe because it’s healthy comfort food!  If you want to work with her, have her teach a class for you, or be an apprentice coach with her, she’s at She’s the author of three best-selling books, and you can find the low-glycemic slow-cooker […]

GSG Coaches Share Healthy Cold-Weather Recipes, Part 4 of 5

Coach Karen’s Infection-Busting On Guard Tea 8-10 oz hot water 1-2 Tbsp raw honey 1 Tbsp coconut oil Stir and enjoy! (Thanks to Coach Karen Vasecka in Delaware, whom you can reach at, if you’d like to work with her in Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, Eastern Pennsylvania, etc.) These next contributions are recipes Coach Cindy […]

GSG Coaches Share Healthy Cold-Weather Recipes, Part 3 of 5

This soup recipe, plus the chocolate frosting, is from Portland’s Coach Debbie Tuttle, our resident chocoholic, so we couldn’t include her without telling us how to get our chocolate in, without resorting to anything low-brow with a Nestle or Hersheys label! Beans and Greens Soup (adapted from David Gabbe’s recipe, see One of my favorite […]

GSG Coaches Share Healthy Cold-Weather Recipes, Part 2 of 5

Here’s a recipe from Coach Madeline ( in Indiana (near Chicago), where it actually gets COLD. Winter Warmer 15-Bean Veggie Soup 1 20-oz. pkg. “15 Bean Soup”  (throw away the “seasoning packet”, very toxic!) Soak beans overnight according to package directions. The next morning, drain the water. Then rinse beans well twice (eliminates much of […]

GSG Coaches Share Healthy Cold-Weather Recipes, Part 1 of 5

I asked the GSG Coaches for their favorite cold-weather recipes. I’ll be sharing them this week—feel free to lift any recipe that looks good to you, and try it out. Interestingly, our two Texas coaches wrote me first, with their best, healthy, plant-based hot soups. Even though I’m not sure it’s ever truly cold there. […]

Cheryl L. Wins Our Sauna Contest

With our annual group buy on infrared saunas going on now, I thought you’d like to see how Cheryl L., who won a FREE SAUNA last year in our facebook contest, is enjoying hers. (You had to “like” Healthmate Sauna, as well as GSG, on facebook, and then we had a drawing for those 5,000 […]

GSG’s Linda!

Linda has helped tremendously with the group buy–her first year doing it, and she’s been so amazing. She’s cheerful and positive and kind to our customers, and we love her. (I tell everyone who works in customer support my philosophy of that function: the customer isn’t always right. But regardless of how they treat us, […]

If only adults knew what this 3rd grader does!

I love science experiments. I did one with my Cub Scout related to an email that has gone around for years, saying that microwaved water kills plants. We sprouted seeds in vinegar water, sugar water, microwaved water, filtered water, and tap water. The microwaved water did the BEST. (I’m not advocating for microwaves here—microwaving is […]