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Happy Independence Day!

July 4, 2008

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Happy Independence Day! As we celebrate America’s freedom, take a moment to think about the freedom in your life? Are you doing what you want to be doing with your life? Is anything holding you back and preventing you from living life freely, like your job or a particular relationship?

My father has a bumper sticker on his car that says, “This is your life, not a dress rehearsal.” I love this idea. Take on your dreams. Don’t wait for next month or when you lose 20 pounds or for the kids to be older, start now. I encourage you to check in with where you are and where you want to be. Take some time to do a visualization exercise and ask yourself these questions:

Where do you want to be a month from now? In six months? Next year? In 10 years?

Acknowledge yourself today for who you are and what you have done so far. Now go out and celebrate!! Treat yourself to a refreshing, festive dessert.

Mango Blueberry Sorbet

Prep Time: 5 minutes Cooking Time: None Yields: 6 servings  


  • 1 bag frozen mango
  • 1 bag frozen blueberries
  • 1 tablespoon agave syrup or honey
  • ¼ cup apple juice  


Put all ingredients into a blender or Vita-Mix. Blend until creamy, about one minute. You may have to scrape down the sides of the machine a few times if using a regular blender. Serve immediately.

Place the rest in a Tupperware in the freezer to enjoy later.  

Notes: You can use any frozen fruit you like or freeze fresh fruit such as bananas and strawberries

About the author

Joshua Rosenthal is the Founder and Director of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. He has worked in the nutrition field for more than 25 years, teaching at the school alongside health leaders including Andrew Weil, Deepak Chopra and Barry Sears. At Integrative Nutrition students are trained as Health Coaches, receiving the holistic nutrition education necessary for them go out into the world and help others improve their health and happiness.