*What Matters Now* *Apple & Kale Salad*

Dear Friends,

Happy Thanksgiving! The Turkey Trot this morning could not have taken place on a more beautiful Santa Cruz day. The course was a spectacular view of fields, nature, ocean and sun. I can’t help but be thankful on a day like today. My family, my friends and my job give me endless reasons and opportunities to say Thank You! I want to thank all of you for being in my life, and giving it purpose and so much joy!
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One of my clients shared a moving story of a man diagnosed with a deadly brain tumor, and how he is living every day doing what matters now. He is a single dad who took up running with his six-year-old daughter. It’s a tale of triumph and inspiration!

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Tomorrow I will be sending you all the details on my Holiday Survival Guide…

Thanksgiving Side-Dish:


Kale & Apple Salad

My wonderful friend Robin Mano always makes the BEST salads!! Thank you Robin for sending me this recipe.


3 tablespoons candied almonds (store bought candied almonds work well too)

Granulated sugar

1 honey crisp apple, cut into thin rounds

3 tablespoons grated Parmesan

1 1/2 cups finely sliced kale

1 lemon, juiced

3 tablespoons olive oil

1 teaspoon togarashi chile powder (optional)

Salt to taste


For candied almonds: In a small saucepan, cover almonds with water and bring to a simmer. Strain almonds and place on a baking sheet. Dust with sugar. Place on sheet tray in a 350-degree oven and bake until the sugar is hard and caramelized. Cool and chop in quarters with a knife.

For salad: Place all ingredients in a bowl and mix well.


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