Off to the Woods

24-Jan-2014

There are times in life when the world seems like it is spinning a bit too fast and we’re gradually being left far behind, and for some reason things stop making the proper sense and start dancing a strange out-of-step dance. That’s quite normal, since everyone passes through troubling moments sometimes, but the way each one of us manages to take things back under control is the main point of living a lovely and excitingly free life.

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Eco-living, Overcoming Depression, Inspire, Nature

Homemade Vegetable Stock

24-Jan-2014

I make all of my own vegetable stock. Being from New England, we have a relatively long winter, and that means a lot of soup. Plus soup is a great way to stretch any vegetables that you may have left at the end of the week. Buying prepared stock from the grocery store is expensive, and you can never be sure what exactly is in the box. Luckily, making your own is so easy!

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Vegan, Health, Recipes

6 signs that you're relying on a sugar daddy/sugar mamma

22-Jan-2014

If you let others control your money, you're leaving your financial destiny in their hands Learning how to step into your money power and creating financial independence for yourself does wonders for your self-esteem. I truly believe that nothing strengthens your core power and self-confidence like learning how money works and how to make and manage money. I went through a divorce in my twenties and although I had always been very independent, I must admit that I worried about making it on my own. So many of my friends enjoyed two household incomes, and I was about to embark on a solo money life. Would I make it?

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Positivity, Career, Overcoming Depression, Philosophy

Take a Chance on Yourself

21-Jan-2014

The late Heath Ledger once said, “If you’re just safe about the choices you make, you don’t grow.” How dangerous it is; and scary is change for growth? The greatest fear we all face is that of change, for we all have a certain level of fear to that which is foreign to us. We fight to keep things the same, to keep our days similar, our friend’s common, and our lives usual. We don’t trust our selves in the moments that are foreign to us, and that is understandable. It is scary to take chances, to try new things and search into the unknown because you never know what will happen. You could waste your life in the end, lose someone you love, or even lose your own life. In those moments of complete recklessness and leaps of faith though, I would argue that those are the moments where you are truly living. It doesn’t have to be a drastic change, you don’t have to fight a lion but focus on what you are afraid of and challenge it. Overcome obstacles or chase your crazy dreams.

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Positivity, Psychology, Philosophy, Inspire

The Benefits of Taking Cold Showers

20-Jan-2014

For such a long time many doctors, acupuncturist, and so may other professionals have talked about the benefits of cold showers and the amazing effects that cold water has on your body. It would be an amazing time to start taking a cold shower yourself. Why?

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Health, Weight-loss, Inspire

Delicious and Nutritious Vegan Hot Chocolate

17-Jan-2014

Raw cacao: Known to be one of the best food sources of antioxidants in the world! Raw cacao is known as 'food of the gods' and it truly is. It also contains a high amount of minerals including magnesium, Iron, Chromium, Anandamide which is "The Bliss Chemical", Theobromine, Manganese, Zinc, Copper, Omega 6 Fatty Acids, and Heart-Healthy Monounsaturated Fat. It can help balance blood sugar levels, balance brain chemistry, relax you while stimulating you in a non-caffeinated way.

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Vegan, Health, Nutrition, Recipe

Grow your own miraculous seeds …

17-Jan-2014

Sprouts are a part of my everyday diet for almost a year, and I’m so grateful for the huge amount of benefits these tiny things offering me. Here are the reasons why you should absolutely have sprouts as a part of you daily intake, and how to grow them at home.

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Health, Nutrition, Raw, Organic

Indecision. What to do with it?

15-Jan-2014

When we are living busy lives, it’s nice to be able to avoid too much indecision, particularly with small everyday choices. I can understand why there may be indecision surrounding a big life-changing event (ie. Moving overseas, or deciding to study again) but those little inbetween decisions really shouldn’t require too much deliberation, it slows us down, removes us from our flow and enhances any insecurity or uncertainty we may be harboring. The funny thing is you normally know the right decision, it’s the first one you think of or when we are tossing up our options perhaps its because they are both good options… in which case just choose one and make it the right one. I’d never considered this before – but it makes sense to me. Things don’t always have to be right or wrong, only our thoughts make them so. “There is never a perfect decision. The best option transpires only because a decision of some sort was made that served as a stable base from which to build and create an end result. We don’t have to be 100 percent certain.”--Sarah Wilson Madame Nourish (aka Jess) loves green juices, fresh coconuts, quinoa cookies, sun salutes and the ocean. She is about to complete a nutritional medicine diploma and is a qualified yoga teacher! www.madamenourish.com

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Philosophy, Psychology, Positivity

Stacey’s Story

15-Jan-2014

Life has definitely thrown me some interesting curveballs in the last year or so. I married my best friend on June 23rd, 2012 on our 12 year anniversary. I have been with him since I was 13. I watched 4 of my friends get married last summer, including my mom, and my baby nephew was born. With all these amazing things happening around us, it was hard to imagine the hurdles that came next.

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Health, Personal Triumph, Inspire, Overcoming Depression

Top 10 Superfoods

13-Jan-2014

Top 10 Superfoods By Polly Noble It can be confusing when starting out eating a raw food diet or even just cutting out eating animal products as the primary source of concern for most people is where they will get their nutrients from. Enter superfoods. If you’ve never heard of superfoods or if you have no idea where to start when looking to incorporate some into your diet, then you might like this list of the top 10 superfoods that David Wolfe, king of raw foods and superfoods believes should be included in your diet; Top 10 Superfoods and Tonic Herbs 1. Cacao (Raw Chocolate) — The seed/nut of a fruit of an Amazonian tree, cacao is the highest antioxidant food on the planet, the #1 source of antioxidants, magnesium, iron, manganese, and chromium and is also extremely high in PEA, theobromine and anandamide ( otherwise known as the "bliss chemical"). Raw Chocolate helps to improve cardiovascular health, builds strong bones, is a natural aphrodisiac, elevates your mood and energy, and increases longevity. 2. Goji Berries — Goji berries are regarded as a longevity, strength-building, and potency food of the highest order and have been used in traditional Chinese medicine for over 5,000 years. Goji berries, otherwise known as the “Wolfberry” contains 18 kinds of amino acids, including all 8 essential amino acids, up to 21 trace minerals, high amounts of antioxidants, iron, polysaccharides, B & E vitamins, and many other nutrients. 3. Maca — This adaptogenic superfood increases energy, endurance, strength, and libido and has been used as a staple food in the Peruvian Andes for thousands of years,. Dried maca powder contains more than 10% protein, nearly 20 amino acids, including 7 essential amino acids. Maca contains five times more protein than a potato and four times more fibre. 4. Hemp Products — Hemp seeds are packed with 33% pure digestible protein, and are rich in iron, amino acids, and vitamin E as well as omega-3's and GLA. Omega-3’s are important in cell regeneration and healthy brain function. Hemp is also perfect food for growing children and adults looking to increase protein intake. 5. Spirulina and AFA Blue-Green Algae — Spirulina is the world's highest source of complete protein (65%). Spirulina provides a vast array of minerals, trace elements, phytonutrients, and enzymes. AFA Blue-green algae is a wild-grown superfood known for its amazing properties to oxygenate blood, support the immune system and reduce inflammation. 6. Bee Products — Bee pollen is the most complete food found in nature containing nearly all B vitamins especially vitamin B-9 (folate) and all 21 essential amino acids, making it a complete protein. Honey, in its organic/wild, raw, unfiltered states is rich in minerals, antioxidants, probiotics, and enzymes, and is one of the highest vibration foods on the planet. 7. Camu Berry — Camu Camu is the highest source of Vitamin C on the planet. It is great for rebuilding tissue, purifying blood, and enhancing immunity, and energy. Camu berry is one of the best anti-depressants, immune building, and eye-nourishing superfoods in the world. 8. Sea Vegetables (kelp, dulse, nori, hijiki, bladderwrack, chlorella, etc) — Power packed with nutrients, sea vegetables help remove heavy metals, detoxify the body of radioactive iodine, provide numerous trace minerals, regulate immunity, and decrease the risk of cancer. Seaweeds benefit the entire body, and are especially excellent for the thyroid, immune system, adrenals, and hormone function. 9. Medicinal Mushrooms (Reishi, chaga, cordyceps, maitake, shiitake, lion's mane, etc.) — High in polysaccharides and super immune enhancing components, medicinal mushrooms are one of the most intelligent adaptogenic herb/superfoods on the planet! They have also been proven effective in healing cancer and a variety of other ailments. 10.Additional Powerful Superfoods and Supplements — MSM, Digestive and Metabolic Enzymes, Mangosteen powder, Marine Phytoplankton, Activated Liquid Zeolite, Ormus, MegaHydrate, Crystal Energy, Krill Oil (not vegan, lowest on the food-chain, a source of long- chain omega 3 fatty acids). Polly Noble is a health and wellness writer, author, juice junkie and two-time cancer survivor. Polly is passionate about helping others to live a healthy and happy life and uses her health and wellness website www.pollynoble.com to do so. She empowers others to take back the reins on their health and make small changes everyday that can make a big difference. Connect with Polly www.pollynoble.com https://www.facebook.com/PollysPath https://twitter.com/Pollynoble

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Health, Raw, Nutrition, Natural Remedies
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