Breakfast to-go

16-May-2014

“Breakfast is the most important meal of the day” Yes, we know that. We have heard that a lot of times. However, we keep skipping it. For some of us mornings are too stressful to sit and eat a proper and balanced meal. Having slept for only a few hours we have to deal with kids that refuse to wake up, or pieces of clothing that decide to hide when you most need them. We end up leaving our houses with our stomachs empty and getting something at a drive-through or at our nearest coffee shop. Sound familiar?

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Health, Nutrition, Vegan, Raw, Recipe

Time to try something new. Not just in your fitness routine, but in the KITCHEN!

15-May-2014

Come on ladies (and you fabulous gentlemen reading), don't be afraid to get creative! I know making something new in the kitchen can sound daunting and intimidating, but I promise you, it's actually quite easy and fun - and if you choose the right ingredients, your body will thank you...and probably so will your family members!

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Health, Nutrition, Recipe, Fitness

How To Win A Big Loss

13-May-2014

When you lose something, or someone, the knee jerk reaction is to feel sad. And rightfully so! It’s a horrible thing to experience. That loss could be of a family member, friend, relationship, a pet – but they’re all significant in that they greatly impacted your life and now that impact, that feeling of love and the tangible physical form is gone.

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Philosophy, Psychology, Inspire, Positivity, Overcoming Depression

ME/CFS International Awareness Day - May 12th

12-May-2014

Did you know that May 12th is International Awareness Day for Chronic Immunological and Neurological Diseases? One of these represented conditions is Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME), also known as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS). There are thousands of people suffering from this misunderstood condition, yet a conclusive diagnostic test and treatment remains elusive.

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Health, Overcoming Depression, Nutrition

The Best Way To Get Away With Eating Chocolate Everyday.

10-May-2014

There’s nothing quite like the grounded buzz of high quality chocolate pulsing through my body. My awareness clicks into the vivid beauty that is alive all around me. My inspiration is sparking and my creativity is an endless river of connection to Source. Chocolate for breakfast means I have sustained energy until the early afternoon. My brain is in rhythm. My heart is open. My belly is happy. My digestion is regular. My smile is full and my vision is consulting with my dreams. I feel “YES”. This is why I eat chocolate everyday.

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Health, Nutrition, Chocolate, Philosophy, Positivity, Psychology

How to get over your fears and rock your life!

09-May-2014

I recently attended a seminar in NYC where fear was a subject of conversation. Weather we think they are or not, fears often hold us back from what we desire most. In my own life, fear has definitely created the occasional virus of the mind. As much as I work on feeling fear but not allowing it to stop me from going after what I truly desire, it isn’t always easy. Are there any rumbling fears right now going on in your mind?

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Philosophy, Inspire, Overcoming Depression

Potato Balls

08-May-2014

These potato balls are one of my favorite foods. They are so light and delicious. When it comes to benefits of potatoes, potatoes are not just carbs. They can reduce inflammation. The Vitamin C in potatoes make them great antioxidants which repair cells in the body. And potatoes may offset incidence of kidney stones. Lastly, potatoes have excellent vitamins and minerals for your skin. It is a little hard to do this recipe, but eating them is really pleasant. Here’s the recipe.

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Health, Recipe, Nutrition

Reusable Menstrual Products

07-May-2014

I first learned about alternative menstrual products around 2006. When I started using cloth pads at the end of 2007, my life was changed! Excruciating (sometimes to the point of near fainting) cramping for three - four days turned into one day of manageable cramping. Heavy, long periods turned into moderate, shorter periods. This past July I first tried a menstrual cup. Best.Thing.Ever. Reusable menstrual products do not contain any chemicals that disposable products contain, such as chlorine or dioxin. They are healthier for you and the environment, and last many years; you may even forget you have your period!

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Eco-living, Health, Philosophy, Inspire

Do You Like Green Beans?

06-May-2014

Health Benefits Antioxidant Support from Green Beans Best studied from a research standpoint is the antioxidant content of green beans. In addition to conventional antioxidant nutrients like vitamin C and beta-carotene, green beans contain important amounts of the antioxidant mineral, manganese. But the area of phytonutrients is where green beans really shine through in their antioxidant value. Green beans contain a wide variety of carotenoids (including lutein, beta-carotene, violaxanthin, and neoxanthin) and flavonoids (including quercetin, kaemferol, catechins, epicatechins, and procyanidins) that have all been shown to have health-supportive antioxidant properties. In addition, the overall antioxidant capacity of green beans has been measured in several research studies, and in one study, green beans have been shown to have greater overall antioxidant capacity than similar foods in the pea and bean families, for example, snow peas or winged beans.

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Health, Nutrition, Weight-loss, Vegan, Recipe

How Moving Your Body Differently Can Help Your Health

05-May-2014

I used to think stretching was just a practice of tugging my body in different directions to stretch it out one way or another. Recently I discovered this isn't really the case. I learned through martial arts that any extra movement that is not towards your goal can make your goal more difficult to reach. After some thought I realized that can be applied to stretching too. Most of the time when I stretch now I notice the lack of flexibility or out of alignment parts are more because of a way of holding myself then from a lack of bodily capability. In most cases, I don't really need to get more flexible or stronger, I just need to get out of a habit of holding my body in a way I don't want to.

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Yoga, Health, Philosophy, Weight-loss
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