POSTPONED // Self-care in the World of ‘iPad Hands’ & ‘Blackberry Thumbs’

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Wednesday, December 2nd | 7 to 8PM

POSTPONED, rescheduled 2016 date TBD!


The Beet at Ellwood’s


Samantha Anderson, CMT

Workshop Details

With 87% of the world population using some kind of Personal Digital Assistant (PDA), its no wonder there’s an increase in carpal tunnel, repetitive use injuries, and general numbness & pain in our hands, neck, shoulders, arms and more!  Our constantly-connected society is tweeting, typing and texting ourselves into all kinds of ailments.

Samantha will show you the specific complications that can arise from our habits and explain the underlying causes.  Moreover, she will teach you valuable skills you can apply yourself to help your body cope with the constant use of cell phones and iPads.  These self-care techniques, including massage and stretches for our hands, necks & forearms, will help relieve physical tension we often don’t realize we’re even experiencing from our 21st century tech-lovin’ lifestyles.




This class is $5 and may be paid for at Customer Service

EVENT POSTPONED, rescheduled 2016 date TBD


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Sunday Brunch at Ellwood’s just got a whole lot jazzier thanks to some help from our Create station, bar in The Beet, and some local musical talent.  The first Sunday of every month, join us in The Beet for our Jazz Brunch, featuring…

Live, local Jazz Music

By Thomas Wakefield & Gypsy Roots

Expanded Breakfast Hours at Create

Order your favorite omelet, bowl, Belgian waffle, scramble or sandwich until 2pm!  See the options for yourself here!

Create Your Own” Mimosas

Top off your champagne with our favorite organic mixers!

Recipe Round-Up: Soups, Stews & One-Pots

It’s December! This is the month of winter beginning, and if you’re anything like me I can’t seem to get enough warming, nourishing soups, stews and one-pot dinners. I absolutely love throwing a few things in my crock pot in the morning and coming home to a delicious, savory and super easy dinner. Whether it’s on the stove or in the crock pot, I’ve had a collection of recipes that are my go-to’s for most of the winter.


Here are some at the top of my list:

Slow Cooker White Bean, Sausage & Kale – this is my favorite crock pot recipe with three of my favorite ingredients. The flavors of this soup are to die for, and it makes a hefty portion for extra dinners throughout the week.

Quick Red Lentil Curry with Spinach – When you’re in the mood for some savory indian curry spice, this lentil curry with a side of brown rice will definitely quench that craving and it’s one of the quickest one-pots to make.

One Pot Spicy Tai Noodles – for the asian flavor noodle addition to the one-pot list, this makes a delicious dinner that’s relatively quick and easy to make, and serves as an excellent side with some roasted broccoli.

Butternut Squash & Apple Soup – it would be a shame to go through the winter soup months and not take advantage of some squashes. This butternut soup recipe is my all-time favorite for squash recipes, and it’s perfect with some rustic, whole grain bread.

Miso & Ginger Butternut Squash Soup – for a less sweet version of the butternut squash soup, adding miso instead of apples makes for a much more savory flavor.

Kitchari – almost every morning (or at least least 3 days per week) I’ve got a pot of this on the stove. This is one my favorite breakfast foods, and it’s so nourishing and easy on the stomach.

Sprouted Mung Bean, Sage & Butternut Squash Soup – if I have two favorite ingredients for any soup, it’s beans with sage. This makes for a hearty, protein rich and nourishing stew thats not only is a delicious one pot dinner, it makes your house smell amazing.

Carrot & Harissa Soup – this is my go to for when I’m not feeling well, or I’m coming down with a cold. I bump up the garlic in this recipe a bit, and it makes a large amount that I eat on for a couple of meals. It’s easy on the stomach, filled with nutrients and is really easy to make.

Cream of Broccoli & Cashew Soup – This is probably one of the most nutrient dense, delicious and satiating soup recipes I’ve ever tried. Broccoli is my favorite vegetable, so I’m partial to anything made from broccoli, but even folks who aren’t that into broccoli I’ve made this for and they absolutely love it!

If you have favorite recipes for soups or stews, I’d love to see them! You can email me at to pass them along!

Finally, as the year draws to a close, I’m beginning to book up with health coaching appointments through the end of the year. If you’d like to get your name on the schedule and get in a FREE 30 minute health coaching appointment before next year, email me ASAP to reserve your spot!


Lindsay Kluge M.Sc, CNS, LDN |

Managing the Inevitable Anxiety of Adulthood

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Wednesday, December 2nd | 7 to 8PM


The Beet at Ellwood’s


Niki Crump

Niki is a Resident in Counseling with a MA/Ed.S. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from James Madison University.  She specializes in helping young adults find meaning and purpose as they face life’s challenges.

Workshop Details

Do you worry about things you can’t control?

Are you unsure how to navigate new and ambiguous territory?

Do you desire to find peace in the midst of chaos?

As an emerging adult, you may experience times in which you don’t know what lies ahead.  This uncertainty can make you feel anxious and worried. You may be asking yourself when you will finally feel better.  It can be hard to manage the multitude of feelings that come up for you as you navigate new territory.

During the workshop, expect to:

  • Better understand your worries
  • Find healthy and productive ways to manage anxiety
  • Explore and navigate the tricky route of this ambiguous time and discover clarity and peace along the way




This class is free, but for preparation purposes, we’d love it if you let us know you’ll be stopping by!


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