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Bob Moore founded Bob’s Red Mill 40 years ago with the mission of bringing people back to basics with nutritious whole grains and minimally processed foods. Since then, the company has expanded greatly—due in large part to Bob’s vision and incredible work ethic—but it hasn’t strayed from that core mission. Bob continues to be an inspirational leader to the company’s employee-owners, customers and the community. In the relatively short time since he founded Bob’s Red Mill, Bob has built a legacy that includes the respected company, the Employee Stock Ownership Plan, and generous contributions to nutrition research at Oregon Health & Science University, Oregon State University, National University of Natural Medicine and George Fox University.
When Bob founded the company in 1979, with stone ground whole wheat flour and a handful of other goods, he couldn’t have imagined the expansive and diverse product selection the company offers today. Bob’s Red Mill Natural Foods is a leader in nutritious, organic and gluten free foods, and its mission to promote “whole grains for every meal of the day” is backed by a diverse line featuring over 400 products, including whole grains, flours, cereals, baking mixes, protein powders, seeds and more. Bob’s focus on bringing whole grains to the table and beyond has fueled their recent expansion into the grab and go market. In addition to the gluten free and organic oatmeal cups, the company debuted muesli cups and five flavors of Bob’s Better Bars, a wholesome snack made from whole grain oats, peanut butter and organic honey.
It’s great to look at the ingredients when picking your snacks, but be sure to check out the certifications. Find out what’s NOT in your snack. Here’s a few examples that make Bob’s Red Mill Bars certified Fit Snacks!
Gluten Free • Non GMO • Whole Grain • Clean Ingredients
No Dairy • No Soy • No Egg • High in Protein
In today’s 24/7 world, staying plugged in has practically become a way of life. From navigating over-scheduled calendars to managing multiple to-do lists, it seems that some days, finding time to so much as sit down and take a breath is impossible.
Enter mindful therapy.
Mindfulness has shown potential to reduce symptoms of stress and depression, and improve general health; and mindful therapy is an effective way to learn mindfulness-based tools you can incorporate into your everyday life.
Here, Zencare – a search site to help people find great therapists – introduces mindful therapy, what you can expect in a typical mindfulness-based therapy session, and shares tips on how to find a mindfulness therapist who’s right for you.
Mindfulness practices include a wide variety of different exercises and activities. Generally, they are intended to help you learn to observe yourself and the world around you in an open, nonjudgmental way.
Mindfulness often focuses on increasing calm awareness of your own thoughts, emotions, and experiences in the moment.
Again, approaches and exercises can vary, but may include these two standardized approaches:
Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction: MBSR is a proven way to reduce stress and emotional suffering. The therapist guides clients as they explore the connection between mind and body through meditation, dialogue, and mindful yoga, and movement. Through mindfulness practice, clients are able to connect with their inner resources for coping, growing, and healing.
Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy: MBCT illuminates thought patterns that take hold during depressive episodes. The therapist supports the client by noticing how their thought patterns impact their emotional experience and then provides mindfulness techniques to help them maintain optimal mental health and wellness.
Mindful therapy is a different experience for every individual, because every individual has unique situations and symptoms – so you may not practice every exercise below, or you may find other exercises are more helpful for you.
That said, typical exercises may include:
Consider asking the following questions when searching for a therapist who specializes in mindfulness:
Asking this open-ended question can help you determine whether the basics of their approach appeal to you and might make you feel comfortable in sessions.
Note that typically, there is no set endpoint for mindful therapy. You and your therapist will agree on treatment goals early on in the therapeutic process; this discussion should also include ways to measure progress based on your individual goals.
You have a few options when paying for mindful psychotherapy, including:
Regardless of which kind of mindfulness practice you’re interested in pursuing, make sure you work with someone who is trained in using mindfulness techniques.
Practitioners of various mindfulness practices will often have certifications and licenses to practice specific treatments, such as meditation, yoga, or Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction. If you’re dealing with a specific mental health concern, it may also be helpful to find someone with experience using mindfulness to treat your particular symptoms or condition.
Also, keep in mind that practitioners of mindfulness — including yoga instructors and meditation coaches — aren’t always psychotherapists. If you expect psychotherapy to be part of your treatment and are looking for a mindful talk therapist, make sure to look for a provider who is licensed to practice in the state where you live.
Live outside those areas? Look for the certifications from the above section to start your search!
Whether the plugged-in stressors of today have you feeling tapped out, you’re looking to boost your external awareness and self-compassion, or you’re just curious about mindfulness, consider seeing a mindfulness-based therapist!
This is a guest post from Zencare, a website that helps people find their ideal talk therapists. Visit Zencare.co to browse their vetted network of top therapists, including perinatal therapists, using criteria like insurance, sliding scale, location, and specialties. You can also directly book a free assessment call from the Zencare site.
You read it right! Three workouts in ONE box! The last of a series of three training sessions from the Fit Snack trainer. She had to make this one good. These workouts were designed to be done in bursts and in the midst of your busiest, most hectic day. Turn to your Fit Snack box and join the fit for fall challenge! We have the snacks to satisfy your sweet tooth cravings and details for the challenge are in your box.
Bowl, meet cereal! Say hello to Love Grown foods the wholesome line of snacks and cereals made from beans. High in protein and even higher in tasty flavor. Delicious cereal made with a blend of navy, lentil and garbanzo beans that is revolutionizing breakfast. Yay for #beansforbreakfast! Cinnamon Lion Loops : Delicious cinnamon cereal made with beans! OR is your flavor Berry Polar Puffs : Berry Vanilla cereal made with beans!
“When we first met, Alex knew my contagious energy and love for people would change the world. Our belief that everyone should have access to healthy food is what inspired Love Grown to not just be a product on the shelves, but to be a company that will make a difference.”
Learn about Love Grown here and see why it’s important to spread the LOVE!
Fit cereal for fit kids (and for the kid in every adult).
He said it best! We all have a little cookie monster in us. Well most of us do and we have the Fit Snack favorite for you in this box. The delicious Munk Pack. Powered with 18G of plant protein, these cookies are a fun and delicious source of feel-good, balanced nutrition.
It’s great to look at the ingredients when picking your snacks, but be sure to check out the certifications. Find out what’s NOT in your snack. Here’s seven examples that make Munk Pack a Fit Snack Fav!
Plant Based • No Gluten • No GMOs • No Sugar Alcohols
No Dairy • No Soy • No Eggs • Nothing Artificial
We bet you didn’t see this one coming! Yea we thought we would toss in some of the worlds best nut butter. Their bars are clean and delish so their Nut Butters are following suit. Wondering what there secret is. There is none. That’s the secret. No secrets! Ingredients front and center stage as they should be. You should always know exactly what you’re snacking on / putting into your body. That’s why we do what we do! The Fit Snack Nutritionist makes sure each and every snacks meets very specific criteria to ensure you get your best snacking experience. Real food snacks, good for you and great for your body and mind.
Enjoy a beautiful halloween style smoothie bowl with your kids cereal, cookie chunks and RX Nut Butter. High in protein, the Fit Snack Trainer recommends it as a post workout treat. Start this halloween off right and feel good about the snacks you treat yo self to! You deserve to feel good, before, during and after eating snacks. Now that’s what halloween should be all about. That’s what being fit for fall is all about. Let’s start a movement. It doesn’t stop there. Ready for your trick? The 3 trainer created mini workouts in this box are designed specifically to burn fat and increase energy. The 3 snacks above are the perfect post workout treats to hold you over throughout the day. All of the glory and none of the guilt. Try implementing the 3 workouts into your daily routine 3 days a week and enjoy your 3 post workout snacks selected by the Fit Snack Nutritionist. Don’t miss out on October!
“Treat or treat?” – kids
“Here’s your Fit Snack!” – big kids
Introducing Nothin’ But Snack Bars. Simple wholesome ingredients, functional, with crave-worthy taste! Recently launched are the Nothin’ But Granola Cookie Bites.
When you are craving a delicious flavor the sheer variety is sure to offer the exact mix of whole food ingredients your taste buds are looking for.
Expires: 11/30/18 redeem at www.smashpack.com
SMASHPACK is the perfect food for a pre-workout energy boost, post-workout recovery snack, a quick breakfast or an on-the-go healthy snack. Each smoothie pouch contains MCT oil for fast sustainable energy and 14g of high quality protein with no added sugar.
Expires: 11/1/18 redeem at www.rejuven8bites.com
The snack to keep you focused on your work and your fitness. Introducing Rejuven8 Superfood Bites packed with protein from the plant based trio. Rejuven8 Bites are indulgent Chef and Doctor crafted paleo protein snacks with 8 powerful ingredients including collagen for the on-the-go Fit-Foodie
Expiration: 11/1/2018 redeem at www.foodsalive.com
We’ve searched out the best foods from around the globe to bring you a nutrient-dense mix that will help power you on your next adventure. This trail mix includes Jungle Peanuts from Ecuador, White Mulberries from Turkey, Cacao Nibs from Peru, and Goji Berries from the Ningxia province of Northern China. Enjoy your Globe Trekker trail mix from @foodsalive !
Peaceful Fruits offers delicious, healthy, Mother Nature-loving fruit snacks. Nothing but whole, organic, rainforest-friendly fruit – the snacks you deserve.
If you need a few Quick Fixes in your life these snacks are the answer. Enjoy a discount on any snack above when you use the code below each image.