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INSPIRE! The Healing Power of Dance


Melanie shares this inspirational  post from her blog Getting Things Off My Chest at www.melanieyoung.com   “Dance is the hidden language of the soul” ― Martha Graham I’ve always felt my most vibrant, most creatively free and most beautiful when I am dancing. But I never truly understood the healing power of dance until later in life when I turned to dance movement to rebuild my body, mend a broken heart and reclaim my creative energy. “It’s the heart afraid of breaking that never learns to dance.” ― Xiaolu Guo As a young girl I trained first in ballet, then modern and […]

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INSPIRE! Melanie’s Tips For Staying Fearless & Fabulous


Melanie was featured on Voice America Radio’s “The Kathyrn Zox Show” November 6. A great show on taking charge of your health, staying positive and fit and finding your purpose.  http://www.voiceamerica.com/episode/73988/the-kathryn-zox-show Here are Melanie’s Ten Easy Tips To Taking Care of Yourself to Stay Fabulous 1. Hydrate: Drink plenty of healthy fluids avoid dehydration. Your skin will say “thank you” 2. Gyrate: Get moving. Daily exercise is beneficial for boosting your energy and maintaining a healthy weight which is important for your overall health. 3. Masticate: Eat healthy, wholesome, unprocessed foods in small portions. Think green, lean, less fatty meat, more healthy […]

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Wines of Crete: Modern Wines from an Ancient Land


  “There is a place in the middle of the wine-dark sea called Crete, a lovely, fruitful land… “ So wrote Homer in The Odyssey when tasked with describing the   Mediterranean island that is home to a civilization that dates back longer than any other in Europe. And while it is unknown as to whether Homer, who was from the Island of Chios in the eastern Aegean, ever set foot on Crete, his description at least is accurate when linking the island with the words “fruitful” and “wine.” For Crete is indeed a fruitful place, with vast tracts of agricultural […]

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Welcome to Eat Drink Explore Inspire, the blog by The Connected Table We enjoy discovering and sharing stories about people, products, places and causes. With a palate for good taste, a passion for travel and a penchant for supporting inspiring causes and women owned businesses, Melanie and David look for news,  ideas, trends and people with a story to share. Our blog covers any topic that inspires us in food, wine, spirits, travel and community.  

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