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Author Archives: Kim Barnes

Making Time for Self-Care (Even if you’re Super-Busy)

Who isn’t busy these days? The busier you the more you need time to pull to the side of the road and rest. Back in the day there were these commercial from Calgon where the women was so busy she dreamed of a nice relaxing bath. This is your Calgon moment. It’s crucially important that you…

October Ray Of Light — Anna Laura Sommer

Where are you from? I was born and raised on a farm in Arkansas. I attended undergrad there (Woo Pig Sooie!), then attended grad school in South Carolina. After grad school, I moved to San Antonio because my husband, an Army Blackhawk pilot, was stationed there. We are now living in Philadelphia while he attends…

Cauliflower Coconut Bisque

1 Tbsp olive oil 1 small sweet onion, diced 1 medium head cauliflower, chopped 2 cups vegetable broth 1 cup coconut milk 1/2 tsp ground coriander 1/2 to 1 tsp salt Put the olive oil, onion, and cauliflower in a soup pot over medium heat and cook until onion softens, then pour in the broth,…

October Message

Welcome to October! Did someone say Pumpkin Spice or Butternut Squash? Plaids, boots and scarves? Depending on where you live, you may see the fashion change, the foods turn more to comfort treats and the “always annoyingly” early arrival of  Halloween candy loading the shelves! Our Fall fitness goals are in full swing but it…

Lemon Chicken Orzo Soup

Soups can be a lifesaver they are easy to make and filling. This soup is great because you get protein from chicken, the lemon adds a lot of flavor, and the orzo helps make it more filling. You’re also getting a healthy serving of vegetables. Ingredients 1 tablespoon olive or coconut oil 1 medium white…

Welcome to September!

Im now humming Earth Wind and Fire’s Greatest hit: “Ba-de -ya, say do you remember”- Such a great song! I love September!! Football is in the air and soon the leaves will start to fall. Butternut Squash will be a “thing” again! This stuff excites me! “Lets make it a September to Remember. We have…

How to Bounce Back When Things Don’t Go According to Plan

In life you will have Success and failure.. I’d love to meet the person, who has made through life without hitting a dead end at some point. In reality, failure is inevitable on the road to success. However, you can use it to your advantage rather than allow it to drag you down in life.…

Ray of Light — Tara Phleps

Where are you from ? I’m originally from Windsor Locks, CT but I’ve been in Rhode Island now since 2003. In fact, I moved here the week of the Station house fire in Warwick that made national news and was one of the many nurses that cared for the burn victims. What is something about…

September Challenge

How many pushups can you do in 1 minute. From your knees or toes, please put a sneaker under your chest and hit the sneaker each time. Record your reps and send to infosavagefitness@gmail.com please include full name and age category. (45+, 35-44 and under 34) Remember you get all month to give it a…

Summer Smackdown

This challenge will start on Monday, August 7th. Each week you will perform a different challenge. You will track each challenge. Post your personal best with the hashtag #savagesummersmackdown on your personal and in the Savage Girls group and get a chance to win a Savage t shirt. There will be will be surprise challenge along the way.submit to…