Archive for the “Healthy Habits” Category

Weight Watcher Smart Points

February 6, 2018 • By Chou Xiong

“The acorn must become the oak tree. Then the oak tree can become a piano – but you can’t go from acorn to piano.” – Christy Marsden
I admit … I love the above quote. More often than not, when your working toward a goal you’re evolving and growing. But sometimes we don’t even start because of our need to see the ending before we begin. “Who you become in…

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Healthy Holiday Tips

December 6, 2017 • By Chou Xiong

“Don’t get your tinsel in a tangle.”
Every year I convince myself that this will be the year when I’m on top of the holidays. And then life happens and I find myself once again having a hard time keeping up with work, Freddy (our Elf on a Shelf), fighting with my seven-year-old who refuses to wear snow pants to school (such a struggle every morning…

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Food Alternatives

November 16, 2017 • By Chou Xiong

“I’m looking for a moisturizer that hides the fact I’ve been exhausted since 2010!” – Unknown
In a recent conversation with a friend she mentioned how she was out with a group of Europeans and asked them their thoughts on Americans. They responded with, “Americans are exhausted!” Interesting. Not sure I can argue that? It seems that so many of us are in a state of constant motion… either…

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Healthy Food Swaps

October 16, 2017 • By Chou Xiong

“Midlife can teach you a lot about yourself, if you’re finally willing to listen. ” – Susie Rosenstein
I think I’m in the early stages of a mini midlife crisis. It’s nothing serious (ha – I hope!) but as I approach another birthday in my forties I’m starting to recognize things: my need for more self-reflection, the fact that I have more questions about life than answers, wondering…

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5 Stress Killers

August 16, 2017 • By Chou Xiong

“It’s astounding how much one’s stress level goes down with the simple act of switching from skinny jeans to yoga pants.” – Unknown
STRESS. Everyone has it in their lives (to a certain degree) but how it’s managed is often the difference between health and sickness. I honestly did not realize how powerful stress and its effects on the body could be until recently. I’ve spent some…

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Foods to Keep You Cool

June 16, 2017 • By Chou Xiong

“It’s a sure sign of summer if the chair gets up when you do.”
– Walter Winchell
With the temps heating up I thought it was worthy to share suggestions on which foods will cool you down this summer.

According to traditional Chinese medicine, there exist “warming foods” and “cooling foods.” It’s said that cooling foods help to clear heat and toxins from the body, whereas warming foods increase…

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National Salad Month

May 16, 2017 • By Chou Xiong

“You are what you eat – so don’t be fast, cheap, easy or fake!” – Unknown
This is the time of year that makes me a bit crazy. I was on top of things at the beginning of the school year – not so much now. My teens ride the bus and everyday is a struggle to get them up and out the door – and I drive my two elementary kiddos and…

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Tips to Increase Your Energy

March 16, 2017 • By Chou Xiong

“The higher your energy level, the more efficient your body. The more efficient your body, the better you feel and the more you will use your talent to produce outstanding results.” — Anthony Robbins
Over the past month I’ve had conversations with individuals at very different stages in life — an expectant mother with a toddler who could care less if she sleeps, a young woman starting her own business, a…

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Clean Eating

October 16, 2016 • By Chou Xiong

“I thought ‘CLEAN EATING’ was devouring cupcakes while mopping the floor!”
– Unknown

I admit the above quote made me laugh… something I could have personally said years ago! (And I LOVE sweets so there are days now where I’d try to convince myself of its validity!)

However, a proper definition of ‘clean eating’ would simply be the idea of eating whole or ‘real’ foods — those that are un- or…

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Bliss Salad Challenge!

September 6, 2016 • By Chou Xiong

If you’d like to eat healthier and want some inspiration –  join us for our Bliss 21 Salads Challenge!

This time of year always makes me eager for change. With Labor Day now behind us and a new fall schedule in place (the kids are back in school – hallelujah!) I’m ready to get my health back on track.

Our focus here is healthy eating. With the help of Live…

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  • “Everything was extremely fresh and delicious!  I tried the Michigan Cobb and the chicken was served warm on the salad which I loved – and the cherries made it perfect!”


  • “Unique and creative combinations.  So good!  I travel a lot and am familiar with the concept but I was so pleasantly surprised to see different, interesting combinations and ingredients.  I’ll definitely be back!”

  • “Your Sweet Potato and Black Bean Chili was awesome.  I loved it!  Great mix of spicy and sweet.”

  • “Great quality and variety… ingredients you don’t normally see in most restaurants!”

  • “Everything was delish!  The Gaucho wrap was terrific – the chimichurri vinaigrette really knocks it out of the park!  I could eat this every day!”

  • “Really love how you cut the salad into bite-sized pieces.  And I was not a fan of Kale but tried yours and really enjoyed it.  Wow, I’m now a believer of Kale!”

  • “Your staff was very helpful and suggested the Vegan Bliss salad… I’m not a vegan but I LOVED that salad.  Thanks!”

  • “My favorite custom salad in Grand Rapids. I love that you chop and toss every salad with the best choices of ingredients I have ever seen.” 

  • “A-mazing. Delicious, fresh, good for you, and pretty reasonably priced too considering that all the ingredients are super high quality (often local and organic).  New favorite lunch spot.” 

  • “The steak gaucho wrap was one of the most amazing things I have ever tasted!!!  The ingredients were fresh & made to order. Besides that, the staff was super friendly & helpful.  The adorable atmosphere was an added bonus!”