Sooner Than You Know It, You Will Become As You Grow

12-Jan-2014

As a child, I often daydreamed. During dull days full of disappointments, I would travel to different planes in the far reaches of my mind. Music was the only remedy in those times; the exit door to a world of facts and rigid rules; it was a way for me to detach myself from all five senses; of my surrounding. With time, my romanticized perception of reality shaped me into becoming the amorous idealist that never ever wanted to grow-up; a word quite frightening to me—even to this day.

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Positivity, Spirituality, Philosophy

Tez Talks 14 "Your 2014 Wishlist"

12-Jan-2014

This was a very off the cuff and funny Tez Talks to film, there is a cameo by my husband who slips up and says something he shouldn't haha but the theme for today is about New Beginnings in 2014, what you will be taking with you, what you will be leaving behind and about being very clear in the things you want for the year. MANIFEST your dream year!

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Heart, Inspire, Philosophy, Psychology

Why You Need to Love your Body Right Now!

10-Jan-2014

I have a bone to pick. With the media, with society, with anyone who has ever bought into the ideal that we must look a certain way to be ‘attractive’. Now as an actress who used to model…this message might seem a bit rich coming from someone like me. But the truth is…I believe in positive and healthy body image!

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Inspire, Health, Overcoming Depression, Beauty

Rediscovering the Roots of Yoga

08-Jan-2014

Yoga has proved to be an exercise trend with staying power. But from yoga-wear becoming everyday fashion to yoga boot camps, it seems that, through commercialization, the ancient art of yoga and as a lifestyle has been pushed aside.

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Yoga, Exercise, Health, Inspire, Meditation

Tez Talks 13- Part 3 "My Favorite Affirmations"

06-Jan-2014

This Tez Talks is all about YOU. Done in 3 parts! Get relaxed, breathe deeply, close your eyes and listen to me guide you through a meditation. Meditation brings us closer to self awareness, try to carve out 15 minutes each day to meditate or dedicate at least one day per week to get some type of meditation in. This form of meditation is called "Loving Kindness" and is my absolute favorite. In three parts! The first part is a little introduction, the second part is the actual meditation and the third part are my favorite affirmations which goes hand in hand with meditation. ENJOY See Part one- I share my thoughts on Meditation http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=oIwGM2a-AcU&feature=c4-feed-u See Part two- I guide you on an 8 minute Loving Kindness Meditation http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=K5FJuKWUypo&desktop_uri=%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DK5FJuKWUypo

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Meditation, Spirituality, Positivity, Philosophy

Tez Talks 13 part 2 "Tez Guides Us Through The Loving Kindness Meditation"

06-Jan-2014

This Tez Talks is all about YOU. Get relaxed, breathe deeply, close your eyes and listen to me guide you through a meditation. Meditation brings us closer to self awareness, try to carve out 15 minutes each day to meditate or dedicate at least one day per week to get some type of meditation in. This form of meditation is called "Loving Kindness" and is my absolute favorite. In three parts! The first part is a little introduction, the second part is the actual meditation and the third part are my favorite affirmations which goes hand in hand with meditation. ENJOY Part 1: "Tez Talks About Her Thoughts On Meditation" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oIwGM2a-AcU Part 3: Tez Talks "My Favorite Affirmations" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eok6ghgraK4

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Health, Meditation, Spirituality, Philosophy

Tez Talks 13 Part 1 "Tez Talks About Her Thoughts On Meditation"

06-Jan-2014

This Tez Talks is all about YOU. Done in 3 parts! Get relaxed, breathe deeply, close your eyes and listen to me guide you through a meditation. Meditation brings us closer to self awareness, try to carve out 15 minutes each day to meditate or dedicate at least one day per week to get some type of meditation in. This form of meditation is called "Loving Kindness" and is my absolute favorite. In three parts! The first part is a little introduction, the second part is the actual meditation and the third part are my favorite affirmations which goes hand in hand with meditation. ENJOY See Part two- I guide you on an 8 minute Loving Kindness Meditation http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=K5FJuKWUypo&desktop_uri=%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DK5FJuKWUypo

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Inspire, Meditation, Philosophy, Psychology

Green Smoothie Recipe

02-Jan-2014

As a college student, it can be difficult to stay healthy - physically and nutritionally. The cafeteria is a place of temptation, and it has been really hard for me to keep from eating endless amounts of brownies, pasta, basically all unhealthy foods. I happen to be allergic to

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Health, College, Recipes, Vegan, Raw

Easy Tips to Help You Travel Green

01-Jan-2014

By Cliff Barre Tags; Travel, Eco-living, Environment Traveling with an environmental conscience is very easy to do. Cutting your carbon footprint and not wasting resources not only helps the environment, it can also put money in your pocket. Try these simple tips to help you travel green. Before You Head Out Turning off everything powered by electricity means better fire safety and less energy usage. Remember, unplugging anything with a standby mode isn't enough. Most coffee makers, televisions, microwaves and chargers need to be completely unplugged. If it's an instant on, pull the plug! Doing this will ultimately save you lots of money as well. Less is better. Packing lighter can save your back and our atmosphere. Heavy luggage requires more gas to move in cars and much more jet fuel in aircraft. A plane packed with heavy luggage needs to carry thousands of pounds of extra fuel to carry it. You benefit by not being one of those people lugging armfuls of luggage everywhere. While You're Away Thinking local wherever you are has benefits on multiple levels. Shopping, buying, and eating with local businesses contributes to the local economy and helps cut overall emissions. You get the benefit of local food and area farmers have outlets for what they grow. Recycle on the road with the same vigor you do at home. If hotels don't make recycling easy, ask them why not. Reuse as much as you can. Those thick and luxurious towels don't have to be dropped to the floor after each shower. Green Destinations: Upstate New York While many will not not think of upstate New York as a vacation destination, I can assure you that it has much to offer. First, rent a cabin on the Finger Lakes and enjoy beautiful scenery with several outdoor activities to participate in. Go boating, hiking, or fishing all while knowing you’re not doing any harm or damage to the environment. Wine connoisseur? Check out the Finger Lakes wineries holding hundreds of wines for the tasting. The wineries also practice and follow green initiatives to better our environment. If you need a break from the outdoors travel towards the heart of upstate New York to Syracuse. Syracuse is home to the worlds largest green shopping mall in the world. Portland, Oregon Known as “America's greenest city” Portland, Oregon is a city with an exploding foodie scene, incredible scenery, and a culture that strives for sustainability. The most bike-friendly city in the country invites you to explore with pedal power. With light rail service in the airport, it's possible to take vacation to Portland and never get in an automobile. The Portland Zoo, Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, The Lan Su Chinese Garden, and the hip scene of the Pearl District are easy to reach. It only takes a little planning to travel to wonderful destinations in a way that is good for the environment. Cliff Barre, of Vermont, lives with wife Tiffany and son Steven. He would like to think of himself as an eco-friendly, responsible traveler who supports all things green. He says its never to late in the game to go green and hopes that this blog posts and the help of other bloggers can spread the news about green initiatives we can all get involved with! Follow Cliff on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Cliff_Barre

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Travel, Eco-living, Environment

A New Way To Journal For Manifesting Your Desires

31-Dec-2013

I have always been an avid journal writer. Ever since I can remember, I loved getting a journal and writing in it. I'd write anything and everything. But in this post I'd like to talk about how journaling can help you manifest your ideal life. I had used journaling to manifest my ideal mate by writing out the qualities I'd like to have in my relationship (see my last post on YZL).

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Positivity, Psychology, Books, Health
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