28 Days of Wellness


Navigating the world of wellness can lead you down many paths. Deciding which path to stay on can be daunting.  So how do we determine our wellness journey when we find our selves lost?

I challenge those who may be struggling with this question to join me during a 28 Day exploration of wellness.  Each day I will examine a topic of wellness that I feel strong about in order to share, learn and grow from.  

Although I will be covering topics I may be dealing with personally, I encourage everyone who reads these, or participates to take the time to reflect on their own trials, tribulations and triumphs in regard to their personal wellness.  


I ask this of you, as my intent is to travel not just within my comforts but through the unknown,  unaware of where it will lead. I know this plan is without a clear and concise path but I hope those who follow my journey can embrace the twists, turns, circle arounds, fear and excitement that will unfold, just as I have and am willing to do.

Throughout the 28 days I will be sharing images and captions on Mindful Matters Wellness instagram to help capture each days varying topics.  I will then posts blogs here and at times videos on our youtube page to further divulge into the understanding of that day's path.  

May the road less traveled reveal new insights just as the worn path can reaffirm direction

During the next 28 Days if you have any questions regarding how we at Mindful Matters Wellness can help you with your wellness journey feel free to reach out to me or schedule a Free Discovery Visit.

I hope my 28 Days of Wellness will educate, enlighten, bring laughter or maybe tears not just for myself but for those reading as well, and look forward to the journey ahead.

Low Sodium Tomato Puree

Excess sodium increases blood pressure because it holds excess fluid in the body, and creates added burden on the heart. Too much sodium can increase your risk of heart failure or stroke, as well as osteoporosis, stomach cancer and kidney disease.

With heart disease topping the list as the leading cause of death in the U.S. everyone should be aware of sodium intake, and the excessive use of sodium in the food and drinks we consume as a culture. 

Did you know that sodium consumption should be limited to 2,300 milligrams, and that this number, which we see on nutrition labels isn’t actually a recommendation for daily allowance but a number established for a safe limit of consumption. Did you also know that the average American’s daily sodium intake is 3,400 milligrams?

Imagine driving on a highway.  The speed limit is 70 mph.  It is established as an upper limit to keep you safe. Would you drive at a speed of 170 mph on a daily basis? No, because it would be dangerous not only for you but could also have devastating affects on those you share the road with. Our bodies are the most important vehicle we travel through life in and we need to be conscientious of the fuel we consume to energize our systems.

That is why it is so important to find ways that connect with you to help change your dietary habits to improve your health.  For me, making homemade recipes allows me to control not only the flavor but the sodium intake as well. If a 28 oz. can of crushed tomato can potentially have more than 1000 mg sodium in and a single teaspoon has 2,325 mg of sodium.  How can we create flavor without extra salt? It’s all about the quality of the tomatoes and making your spice rack work for you.

Low Sodium Tomato Puree


This recipe is easy to make, freeze and store and can be easily adapted to suit your tastes by using different herbs and spices.  So have fun with it! Watch the blog for more #minfduleating recipes. 

Photo Credit: Zeus Becker

Edited By: Jennifer Lavin

Thank You for Your Support...

Milwaukee's Newest Wellness Center is now Officially Open!

Saturday, April 1st, 2017 is a day Mindful Matters Wellness will never forget.  Our Wellness Center that provides physical therapy, Pilates, yoga and other health and wellness services is now officially open for business.  We couldn't be more thrilled to be apart of the Milwaukee community! We look forward to growing, sharing and educating on our philosophy of personalized health and wellness.

We are beyond grateful to everyone who joined Mindful Matters Wellness at our grand opening event. We kicked off the day with a free Vinyasa Yoga class, followed by facility tours, equipment demonstrations, complementary hors d'oeuvre and drinks, and a relaxing group guided meditation. 

If you weren't able to make it to our grand opening event, don't worry, we're so excited about our new space that we're offering FREE classes throughout the month of April!  Check out our class schedule online. While you're here, earn discounts on services by checking in at our location on Facebook or tagging us on Instagram #GOmindfulmatterswellness. 

We've got a lot more amazing things planned so check back often or follow us on Facebook and Instagram for updates.  Thank you again for all of your support! We look forward to seeing you soon!

Photos & Video: Capio Creative Co.(www.capiocreativeco.com)

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Grand Opening

Saturday, April 1st 2017

We promise this is no April Fools’ Joke! We are excited to announce that Mindful Matters Wellness is celebrating its grand opening this Saturday, April 1st 2017.  We’re kicking off the festivities with a free yoga class, followed by meet & greet facility tours and a free group guided meditation.

  • 8:00am-9:00am Free Vinyasa Yoga
    • Register online at www.mindfulmatterswellness.com, space is limited
  • 2:00pm-4:00pm Drop in to meet our staff and check out our newly remodeled space
    • Complimentary hors d'oeuvre and drinks provided
  • 4:00-4:30pm Free Group Guided Meditation
    • No registration required

Join us at any time during our grand opening celebration and be entered in a raffle to win a free private Pilates session.  

Help us spread the word about our big day and receive promo codes with discounts on our products & services. Check-in on Facebook or tag us on Instagram at #GOmindfulmatterswellness.  

We look forward to seeing you there!

-The Mindful Matters Wellness Team

1845 N. Farwell Ave Suite 200 Milwaukee, WI 53202