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Time for the Art of BEING

Time for the Art of BEING

 Time for the Art of BEING

 

 Hi everyone!  I’m still here.  I’ve had some of you contact me and see if everything was alright – THANK YOU for that!  You don’t know how much your thoughtfulness means to me.  Yep, everything is fine!   Let me share with you what has been going on and why I have been MIA for a few months. 

The surest and most reliable way to know whether you are following your intuition is that whenever you do so, you feel more alive.    I have been increasing my communication mindfulness lately by listening deeply to what is being said.  Externally and internally.  My intuition had been speaking loudly to me and I started listening. Remember,  your instincts will never fail you. The logical mind can be duped. The eyes and ears can be bamboozled.   They see what they want to see. They hear what they want to hear.  However, your Inner Being cannot be confused. 

A few months ago I was feeling something was OFF with me.  I felt burned out from writing on the blog, things I was once passionate about lost its glitter, feeling stressed and confused about what to eat (my mind was saying one thing and my body another), I was being harsh with myself in thoughts/attitudes.  What used to work, didn’t any longer.  I felt like I was a piece of a puzzle yet the overall picture had changed, but my “piece” had not – it didn’t fit anymore.  I had been asking the Universe to “go deeper” with the cleansing of old patterns/ old behaviors/ old mindsets and to bring about healing where I could experience living from a place of peace and freedom.   So, I decided to go within and really listen.  The words I kept seeing and hearing were BEING.  My intuition was nudging me so I decided to embrace this new concept and go with it.  I have found that one of the most difficult challenges for me is when my intuition is telling me NOT to do something.  I had an idea about something I thought I should be doing and I found that I simply had no energy in it when I kept going back to it time and time again. I was trying to make myself do it, but it just wasn’t working.  I thought something was wrong with me but it took me some time to recognize that life/ my intuition was trying to give me a message that this is not the right course of action at the moment.  When I realized all of this, it opened up a whole new opportunity for me to look at EVERYTHING in my life.  The concept of DOING and BEINGAt first, it was a little unnerving because it was new and uncharted, but at the same time, I knew in my heart and soul, it was RIGHT!  It lights me up to think about it – THAT is a positive sign to me.

Our culture conditions us to believe that we must always being doing something outwardly productive.  Many of us are extremely driven and feel that we must be accomplishing something at every moment.  If we are not doing something, we feel we are wasting our time.  That others (and ourselves) will criticize us for being lazy and unmotivated.    We have lost the value of Being - taking time to rest, relax, contemplate, explore the inner realm and generally replenish and nurture ourselves.  We are terribly out of balance in this respect.   I feel this is why so many people develop chronic fatigue syndrome and other related illnesses because our bodies have to force us to stop driving ourselves and hopefully that we will LISTEN to what is being said and shown.

Doing is a state of focused, directed, goal-oriented activity.  It allows us to handle all the things we need and want to accomplish.  Being is a state where we can fully experience the present moment, without thought of the past or future.  It allows us to reach a deeper place, where we can connect with our spiritual nature.  It allows us to be in the NOW and flow with life as it comes our way.  It is important to realize and understand that spending time Being is how we replenish and revitalize ourselves.  The Being state allows us to refill ourselves with the Life Force that we have spent doing.  It literally brings us fulfillment.  They are both equally important in their own state.  It is finding the balance between the two that brings peace and freedom to our lives.

For me, my intuition was showing me how to develop the ability to relax and flow with Life, be present in the moment.   At first, with my paying attention to the inner guidance aspect so carefully, that I went through a period of feeling like I didn’t want to do much for awhile.  It was like I had gone back to school to UNLEARN what I had learned (most of my life as doer).   I was too structured, planned, organized and  I controlled too much (a hell of a lot better than I used to be, but it was time to really clear it – you remember, I was asking for it).  Taking old patterns and behaviors, mindsets, attitudes and more – swiping them from my hard drive, so to speak. These parts were not servicing me any longer and I knew it.  I was ready to face this head on – no more half ass stuff.   Then downloading some new programs, learning  new concepts, mindsets,  and awareness and then putting it all into application.  Kind of like reading a manual on how to ride a bike, but then once you actually get on the bike and ride it will you understand the overall experience.   It has and will continue to take some time to work out the kinks and bugs along the way.  But that is the fun part, right?!  It’s part of the growth process and journey for our individual selves and soul.  It never ends and I don’t want it to.  It’s not like “I’ve cleaned out my house and will never have to do it again.”  Oh, yes you will.  Unless you want to live in filth and grime.  I don’t think you do.   It may not be easy or fun at times (I’ve had some rough days of processing), but to me it is worth it on so many levels.  I have changed my mindset about it and see it as fun and exciting now.  “What new can I learn about myself today?”  It is a deeper level of making changes within myself.   I watch my thoughts that go through  my head as if I were an observer of a movie.  I have caught ALL KINDS of things that I have reviewed and changed. 

For example, a situation may arise and I can choose to react/ respond from an old place or I can see it in a different light and respond from a place of Love.  Another example, I used to look at myself in the mirror and mentally think/ say hateful things to myself.  “Look at those thighs – who is going to like you with cellulite?  You’re putting on weight – you’re no good.  You’re not as skinny as you were 2 years ago, blah, blah, blah.”  I catch those fleeting thoughts now and say “Hey!  You are wonderful. You have strong thighs that allow you lift heavy things, take long walks/ hikes, ride that fun bike.  I love you, thighs!”  I may have put on some extra weight but it looks good on me.  I look healthier, I feel better.  I don’t have to try to BE a number on a pair of jeans.  I am learning to love my body, my personality, my Life.    I am not allowing my past traumas to hold me back any longer.  I am healing them and experiencing a part of life I never allowed myself to.   It’s OK.  I wasn’t ready then, but I am now. 

Once I began to surrender into the time of Being, even if only for a short while, I felt replenished, alive and at peace.  My energy has begun to move in a new direction and way – a different vibration it seems.  I’m learning to listen to my intuitive feelings and act on them.  When it is asking to move and when it desires rest.   One of the cool things I have noticed with integrating Being energy into my life with the doing energy – the issue of time begins to dissolve. I was always trying to fit everything into a time frame and feeling scattered and stressed by it.  Not so much anymore.  By feeding and nourishing myself with Being, I have let go the frantic pursuit of external success, accomplishments or exciting experiences.  I don’t NEED them to feel worthy or fulfilled.  I am fulfilled in a totally different way now – from within. Simple things bring me such joy where I am right now.  When things need to get done, I feel the energy to do them and I accomplish them with little to no effort or it may turn out that they didn’t need to be done after all.  Life has become a flow, in which I am seeing as it opens up to me exactly as it needs to.  Things, situations, experiences, miracles and more come my way when it is supposed to.  My daily mantra:  “I relax into the flow of living.”  I will sometimes change it up and say playing, receiving, giving, loving, etc. in place of living.  Whatever comes to mind or heart.   I also like to say “I experience everyday miracles.  Thank you!”

Another cool thing I have gotten from this experience is to PLAY more and have fun in whatever I am doing.  For a few days in a row, I kept hearing BIKE and PLAY.  So, I went out, bought an inexpensive bike and have thoroughly been loving it.  It has brought back a freedom and joy I experienced as a kid when I had a bike.  I am listening and paying attention to little things like this that I would have normally not allowed myself or even thought about.  I am learning to simply feel relaxed, peaceful and content to be right where I am supposed to be, with no particular need or desire to do anything else.  I feel it mostly with quiet times alone, with Scott and the dogs, and especially in nature.  I apply it when I am doing the dishes, laundry, cooking, driving, working, exercising, playing in the garden.  It’s amazing – the difference.  I feel more compassionate, understanding, nurturing, loving, at peace, non-judgmental of myself or others (accepting), and more.  The more I see/ feel it within myself, the more it reflects outside of me to others.   I’m not in this state of balance all the time.  The more I practice and apply it, the more natural it feels and is a part of me.  It is gradually unfolding and is an ongoing experience/ journey for me. I find more pleasure with limited time online (less that is), more time outdoors connecting with nature, reading, and finding new interests. There is a joy and contentment in my life now that I haven’t experienced before.  I am allowing my Life Force to guide and move me in a new and playful dance.  There are no set rules and guidelines.  Just an openness to take new steps and have fun along the way.  Life is so much better now.   Allow yourself to go deeper and release that stuff that no longer serves you.  Ask your Source for guidance and pay attention.  It’s there for you – always.

So, that’s what I have been up to.  Living, playing, experiencing life and learning new ways of Being.   I’ll be posting when the energy moves me to do so.   I’ve got a guest writer for you all next week and a SWEET giveaway right around the bend. 

As always, thank you for visiting and reading my posts.


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Thoughtful Thursday

Thoughtful Thursday

♥ Why Do I Wake Up at the Same Time Every Night? - Fascinating article.  Do you see a pattern for yourself?  Say the affirmations, work on the unresolved issues and get some good night ZZZZ’s.

♥ The Metrics of Your Soul’s Calls (How to Live on Purpose) – This an inspiring post from Vienda Maria.  Truly spoke to me. How about you?

The Metrics Of Your Soul’s Calls {How To Live On-Purpose}

- See more at: http://www.viendamaria.com/2014/06/the-metrics-of-your-souls-calls-how-to-live-on-purpose/#sthash.m3xRxgu2.dpuf

♥ I Hate Exercise, but It Loves Me (Dr. Sara’s 5 Tips for Biohacking Exercise When You’d Rather Do Anything Else) – I feel this way sometimes.    A great reminder to reframe the thoughts about exercise and then away you go. 

♥  “Clean and Green” Colon Cleanser – What a simple juice from my friend, Tess Masters.  Plugged up?  Drink this concoction and be FREE.  Haha!  It really works.

♥ Be Courageous. Listen To Your Intuition.  Learn to Trust Yourself – Another fantastic one from Vienda Maria. 

Yoga For Your Butt and Thighs – What a great sequence for lower body strength with a focus on the butt and thighs.

Be Courageous. Listen To Your Intuition. Learn To Trust Yourself. – See more at: http://www.viendamaria.com/2014/06/be-courageous-listen-to-your-intuition-learn-to-trust-yourself/#comment-572825

♥ Chill For Summer -  Enjoy MonicaB’s CHILL summer playlist to keep your pitta minds at peace and remember to enjoy the simple things, even during the daily grind. It’s aaaaalll good.

♥ Why Slow Yoga? -  How interesting!  Maybe this is why I prefer Hatha  yoga – longer holds over the fast-paced flows.  When I started doing my at-home yoga regularly, I hold poses for as long as I feel them.  When I feel it is time to shift into the next one, I do so.  Utilizing this flow of relaxing into it has allowed me to get in touch with my body like never before.  I still enjoy a class out at a studio once and awhile,  but the ability to tune in to a deeper level has been wonderful, empowering, inspiring and fun.  There are some great videos on Youtube and Gaiam.tv is another great source for quality information and guidance. 

♥ Earthing: The Benefits of Connecting with Earth’s Energy – Nature never ceases to amaze  me with her simplicity of healing.  Walking barefoot in grass, on sand, any source of Earth does wonders for you on many levels.  It’s one of my healing protocols I utilize daily during the warmer months.  Give it a try if you haven’t already or get back to doing it again if you forgot about it.  Mother Nature is there waiting for you – go have fun with her.

♥ 10 Steps to Eat Better at Work – Being prepared is HUGE!   I do this a few times a week.  I plan a big prep/prepare day and have food for days ahead.  Also, when making dinner, I’ll make extra and have for leftovers throughout the week.  Be like the boyscout and always be prepared.  If you have to make other choices it’s OK.  Just make better choices most of the time and it’s no biggie when you can’t or don’t feel like it. No pressure.  Take the stress off yourself and do the best that you can.

♥ Homemade Flea Powder -  I use something very similar but thought this was a great recipe. I use wintergreen essential oil in my formula.  I have yarrow growing in the yard (I’ll harvest, dry and grind into powder) and use it in this recipe.  I use Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth on the dogs, in my smoothies sometime for internal parasites or candida flare ups for Scott and I, in the house for ants, spiders, etc. It is natural and effective.  Have to take care of our furry kids in the most natural way possible. 

♥ 10 Surprising Things That Benefit Our Brain That You Can Do Everyday – This is pretty cool!

♥ NEW MOON in Cancer June 27th 2014 – Beautiful!

 

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Thoughtful Thursday

Thoughtful Thursday

♥ 10 critical upgrades for a healthier body – 10 sure-fire upgrades to make your body, emotions and spirit rise above.  I would include stress reduction, allowing happiness in your life and loving oneself. 

♥ 8 Ways To Make Your Life Extraordinary, No Matter How Ordinary It Seems – I love all of these!  I hope you do too.

♥ Relax into the dust storm~ This is beautiful and poignant.

♥ 5 Life-Changing Ways To Start Your Day -  Love these!  I always take time for ME in the a.m.. I start within and greet my thoughts, feelings, spirit and space with gratitude, love, compassion and support.   It has made such a difference in how I am with myself and with others. 

♥ 18 Fantastic Ways to Let Go – Oh yes!  Just let go!  I’ve been implementing this concept into many aspects of my life, thoughts, patterns, etc.  It isn’t always easy but so rewarding.  Inspiring info. here.

Help! I Just Can’t Get Out Of My Head!!! The Gypset Guide To Get Out Of Your Head {+ Back Into Your Heart} Part 2/3 – See more at: http://www.viendamaria.com/2014/06/help-i-just-cant-get-out-of-my-head-the-gypset-guide-to-get-out-of-your-head-back-into-your-heart-part-23/#sthash.yPfKiXIh.dpuf
Help! I Just Can’t Get Out Of My Head!!! The Gypset Guide To Get Out Of Your Head {+ Back Into Your Heart} Part 2/3 – See more at: http://www.viendamaria.com/2014/06/help-i-just-cant-get-out-of-my-head-the-gypset-guide-to-get-out-of-your-head-back-into-your-heart-part-23/#sthash.yPfKiXIh.dpuf

♥ The Ultimate Guide To Superfoods (Infographic) -  This is cute! 

♥ The Letting Go Ebook, Free – Awesome free ebook!  Check it out.  We all could use a bit of assistance in this area.

♥ Why your purpose in life is just to LIVE! -  This is powerful!  I used to think that I had to have a BIG purpose in life, to help others in a profound way, stretch myself and give, give, give.  I have learned over the years that I am enough being ME, growing, healing and LIVING. Nothing loud, spectacular or bold.  Just being within, experiencing, embracing, learning, loving and Living life in quiet and sacredness.  What beauty there is. 

♥ The Truth About Mercury Retrograde -  It’s all in our perception and how we allow to see, feel and live.  I see mercury retrogrades as a time to slow down, listen and take the lessons to heart.  They are grand lessons if we only take the time to let the wisdom and teaching IN.  Sarah Varcas explains this transition so well and in a positive light that it deems credit for.  Read all the way to the end.  Enjoy!

♥ The 21 Day Meditation Project - Have you been trying to commit to a regular meditation practice but are struggling to find the resources? Sign up here for stillness, clarity and connection.  You will receive 3 weeks of daily, guided meditations, ABSOLUTELY FREE.  Each track is about 10-15 minutes long, the perfect way to ease your way into a regular meditation practice.

Radiant Inspiring Interview – Cynthia Taylor from Flourish Wellness – Check out this wonderful interview about one of my delightful friends, Cynthia Taylor.  This woman is going places and is very inspiring.  A woman after my own heart.  I shared one of her amazing recipes on my newsletter about a month ago.  She shares fantastic recipes on her Facebook page – get over there and LIKE.  

♥ Mercury goes Retrograde June 7th 2014 – Wonderful insight from Mystic Mamma.  In the grand flow of life, these inward moving energies are conducive for fine tuning and helping to bring greater clarity, awareness, and focus.

 

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Thoughtful Thursday

Thoughtful Thursday

♥ Benefits of Breathing: The Scientific Benefits of Breathing INFOGRAPHIC – A great reminder WHY IT IS SO IMPORTANT to bring this simple healing tool into your daily life.  It’s so easy, free, can be done anywhere and always at your disposal (while driving, washing dishes, standing in line at store, walking, out in nature, with loved ones (or not so loved), etc.  Focus on your breath.

♥ Blissful Nari Smoothie – Ayurveda and Hormones – A wonderful smoothie that makes life easier for us ladies ( and guys)  that time of the month.  You can substitute Schizandra powder for the Amalaki.  I agree with Jeeva in that she also likes to add herbs to her meals – smoothies, tonics, soups, hot teas for easier assimilation and it’s more fun and tasty than popping capsules. 

♥ How Stress Can Dissolve Your Bones…Plus 3 Steps to Fix It Fast – Yet another aspect stress does to our bodies that no one wants. 

♥ What Causes 90% of All Disease? – Monica Bloom does it again!  I totally agree with this and teach this concept in my classes and just with talking to people.  Your emotions and stress affect EVERYTHING. 

♥ Ayurvedic beauty tips for great skin – GREAT information and tips here!

♥ Vaginal Steams: Forgotten Ancient Wisdom for Women’s Healing – My friend, Vienda shared this post on her FB page.  It is amazing!  I have many of the fresh herbs around our property and will be doing this come next cycle.  Whether you have issues or not, it is a smart thing to do to cleanse the uterus of build up.  Thanks, Vienda!

♥ Green tea weight loss secrets proven by science – It really does work.  My favorite green tea of choice = adaptogen tonic  Gynostemma green tea.   I slowly sip on a small hot cup of Schizandra tea with my lunch and dinner meal.  It stimulates digestion (without dampening the agni (digestive fire)), stimulates lymphatics and I’m getting lots of nutrients and tonic Chi at the same time.  Bingo!

♥ Nine Ways to Be Like a Shaman at Work – I loved this! So inspiring.  Attitude has a lot to do with it.

E-Motion FREE Preview -  www.e-motionthemovie.com – AMAZING!  Can’t wait to see this.  A topic that is near and dear to my heart. 

♥ A Strong Hold: Muscle Testing 101 with A Kinesiology Pro – Fantastic article!  I truly believe in muscle testing and it has been a wonderful healing and diagnostic tool along my journey.

♥ Top 5 sources of plant protein – My go-to sources also.  Great list!

♥ My UPDATED “Recommended Products/ Resources” Page - Find out what kitchen equipment, cooking ingredients (tonic herbs, superfoods, gluten-free items, nuts, etc.) and beauty/skincare I use. 

♥ NEW MOON in Gemini May 28th 2014 – Great insight.   I’ve been feeling the shifts.  Have you?

 

 

Let us all inspire one another!

 


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Thoughtful Thursday

Thoughtful Thursday

♥ The Bharani Effect – Check out my beautiful friend, Fehreen Ali – Tea Coup Tea’s, and find out more about this amazing woman and her holistic lifestyle.  Love you, Fehreen!!

♥ Why Everyone Should Give The Intuitarian Diet A Try – I’ve tried MANY diets out over my lifetime.  I now follow and listen to what my body needs and craves during the seasons.  Be it high raw food during the warmer months, more cooked, grounding meals during the colder months, organic eggs, bitter greens during the Spring, etc.  Listen to YOUR body, not so much your mind or what others are doing.  Each person’s body and chemical composition is different.  Your stress level, exercise regimen, work load will vary day to day, week to week and month to month.  Go with the flow.  It’s a great way to live all around.

♥ How To Love & Accept Your Body Unconditionally – If you have issues with your body – you’ll enjoy this read.  I sure did! 

♥ 4 major screw ups with your sun exposure and how to correct them – Amen!  The sun is not evil like we were lead to believe for so many years – of course, moderation, people! 

♥ Vegan protein powders with low heavy metals: Health Ranger reveals the cleanest products tested so -  Rice protein has been on the fire line recently with testing levels HIGH in contaminants. Great review of vegan protein powders to check out that are safe and clean.  I use Sunwarriors Blend Protein powder, but will be looking into several of these other options to play around with. 

♥ How Gratitude Can Calm Your Nerves and Make You More Effective – Gratitude is healing in so many ways.  Tap into it daily and watch the changes unfold within you.

♥ The Earth Beneath Your Feet (Part 2, The Science): Why Going Barefoot May Boost Your Health and Beauty - Fascinating. I try to get outside every day and walk around bare foot in the grass – whether it be playing with the dogs, walking around the property admiring the flowers, drinking my morning smoothie while sliding feet through the grass.  Just get outside and take in the natural electrical energy.  It is grounding and healing. 

♥ Glee Over Ghee – This is one of the reasons I love ghee!

♥ 10 Hidden Benefits Of Having Food Sensitivities -  Yep!  I feel the same way.  It is a blessing. 

♥ Triphala, Honey, and Castor Oil for Healthy Eyes – I’m going to try this.

♥ Get Grounded and Go Barefoot -  Ok, so another grounding link.  Maybe this is speaking to you.  This is an important part of my day!

Get Grounded And Go Barefoot!
Get Grounded And Go Barefoot!

♥ Clear or Partly Cloudy? – Another great article from the fabulous Monica Bloom!  Right on!

 
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Thoughtful Thursday

Thoughtful Thursday

♥ Detoxify Your Mind with an “Emotional Cleanse” -  Fantastic article. I wholeheartedly agree!

♥ 25 of the Best and Most Common Edible Flowers – Spring has sprung and Mother Nature has a bounty of edible greens and flowers for us.

♥ All About Poop - That’s my girl, Monica talking about poop.  We all do it and it tells us so much about ourselves – what’s going on inside. 

♥ 7 Delicious Ways to Bring Ayurveda into Our Kitchens – Yes!  It’s that easy to incorporate. 

♥ 4 Steps To Stop Worrying About What Other People Think Of You – Only YOU is what matters.

♥ Head-to-Toe Health with Turmeric – I adore turmeric and take it daily.  I take Organic India Turmeric formula after meals.  I got into this habit when I was on the Colorado Cleanse back in March.  This root is powerful and healing.  Learn more and incorporate it into your life and see/feel the results as I have.

♥ 10 Things I Wish Everyone Knew About Yoga – Great list!

♥ FULL MOON in Scorpio May 14th 2014 – Inspiring!

♥ Eating with the Seasons – A time for all seasons.  Enjoy the post and smoothie recipe I had published with SunWarrior.com.

♥ Amazing Yoga Poses That Help You De-Stress – Great poses!

♥ Full Moon in Scorpio – May 2014 – To Be or Not to Be – Great insight from Leah Whitehorse! 

 ♥ Hormone Imbalance? -  An integrative, holistic approach to balancing those hormones. Great information here.  A MUST WATCH for anyone (men and women) alike!

♥ Make Exercise Your Meditation Too! – My favorite form of exercise and getting my inner connection going on.

♥ Full Moon Schizandra Sale – My favorite source for Organic Schizandra is running a FULL MOON sale – Use promo code fullmoon to save 20% off your entire order.  Promo code is valid from now until 5/18/14.   Go HERE to place order now.  I am!

♥ Living from the Inside Out – This is so important for all of us to remember OR to start doing.   

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25 of the Best and Most Common Edible Flowers
Detoxify Your Mind with an “Emotional Cleanse” detoxify-mind-emotional-cleanse

Detoxify Your Mind with an “Emotional Cleanse”

Detoxify Your Mind with an “Emotional Cleanse”
Detoxify Your Mind with an “Emotional Cleanse”
Detoxify Your Mind with an “Emotional Cleanse”

Detoxify Your Mind with an “Emotional Cleanse”

Detoxify Your Mind with an “Emotional Cleanse”

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Thoughtful Thursday

Thoughtful Thursday

via The Nourished Life

♥ An Ayurvedic Cleanse – HeyMonicaB breaks it all down for us in her easy-peasy style.  This really works!  It does for me.

♥ The most powerful way to protect your time . . . and your sanity. – Wow!  How poignant!

♥ Channelled message: You are the pattern breakers and also the pattern makers - This is so beautiful and inspiring to read.

♥ Grounding the Cardinal Cross – Love this!

♥ 5 Yoga Poses To Help You Live With Ease & Grace – They really can!

♥ Millet: A Forgotten Superfood – I LOVE millet!  It is similar to quinoa and is so easy to cook and digest.  It is one of the grains of choice for Spring according to Seasonal eating.  Here is one of my favorite recipes:  Lemon Asparagus Millet Risotto.  (It is also real good with peas instead of asparagus.)

♥ Rawkstar Chocolate Cashew Cookies – Fantastic raw chocolate cookies from my friend, Tess Masters.  You can cook on a low temperature in the oven if you don’t have a dehydrator.  Make them – you, your family and friends will think you are a Rawkstar!

♥ Stevia: Too Good to be True? – Nope!  It’s not TOO GOOD – it’s perfect.  This is the reason why I have been using stevia in my diet for several years.  I grow the plant in my garden and harvest from it. I also use NuNaturals and SweetLeaf Liquid Stevia in many of my dishes.  Ditch the processed sugar and incorporate this sweet little herb into your recipes – you’ll be pleasantly surprised.  Moderation, of course!

♥ The Truth About the 80-10-10 Diet – Great in depth article by Kimberly Snyder on the pros and cons of the 80-10-10 diet.  I have been the full spectrum of eating all raw to currently eating seasonally for my body type (raw and cooked alike- but mostly cooked now days) – I’m a Vata.  This is what works for me and I’m learning all the time. Listen to YOUR body and let it tell you what feels best.  Not what a book tells you or the popular trend.

♥ Fan Your Digestive Fire: Just Add Water – Brilliant!

♥ Vitamin D: How To Choose The Best One – Vitamin D deficiency is prominent in modern day society.  Get yours checked and use the right kind – D3.  I had my Vitamin D tested last week and mine was 65. Good!  Even though I work outside a lot, I still take mine daily just to be sure.  This is the kind I use: Premier Research Labs Liquid Vitamin D3.

♥ What story are you listening to? - My friend, Cynthia from Flourish Wellness shared this on her Facebook page yesterday.  Oh, how we all need awareness in this area.  It’s easy to get caught up in the mind chatter and forget where it is truly coming from. 

 

 Imperial Wisdom Herbal Tonic Recipes coming tomorrow!

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Thoughtful Thursday

Thoughtful Thursday

♥ The Crossroads of Should and Must – This is a long read, but so well worth it!

♥ 3 Yoga Poses for a Daily Detox -  These are great poses to do everyday – I do!

♥ Why You Should Never Eat Tilapia - Yikes!  This information applies for any “farm raised” fish.  Always read your information label. If it says “farm raised” put it down.  Look for wild caught.

♥ Do Not Top Off – Ayurvedic wit and wisdom from HeyMonicaB.  Love this woman!

♥ Grain Free Blender Brownies – These were amazing!  One of the best black bean brownies I’ve come across with the healthiest ingredients.  I used Grade B Maple Syrup in place of the raw honey.  Full of protein without any of the guilt.  We loved them!

♥  RECIPE: Maple Dandelion Chips – This is BRILLIANT!  I am going out in the yard, harvesting and making these little crunchies tonight.  Thanks Kate!

♥ Is Your Food Emotionally Charged? – Wonderful insight to the deeper side of how food, emotions and more effect us overall.  I always suggest in my cooking classes to be in this awareness of our emotions and feelings when preparing and cutting up food.  Our energy goes into it at this point in the beginning and can effect the finished product.  We are such complex and beautifully designed beings.

♥ Cutting cords of attachment from the people that hold you back – Well said, Clare!

♥ What is the Quintessential Herb for the Female Reproductive System? – This is a potent female herb that I use in some of my tonic blends.  I love it!

♥ Ayurveda – Cycles of Shedding -  Cultivating the energy of Spring cleaning allows us to let go and release in so many ways in our lives, relationships, emotions, thoughts and more.  Cleanse away, babes!

♥ Top 10 Weight Loss Tips - Reset Your Fat Burners. These tips were the major factors and protocol in the Colorado Cleanse Detox that I did last month with great success.  #6 was new to me and I will give it a go at my lunch time meals from now on.  I love Dr. John Douillard!  I have been following his advice for quite some time now with pleasant results. I feel so much more grounded, balanced, and whole with incorporating Ayurveda and his practical/medical knowledge into my lifestyle.  Look into it if you haven’t already.  It just might change your life and health.

♥ Vedic Astrology April 2014 – Great insight!

 

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Thoughtful Thursday

Thoughtful Thursday

♥ Oil-Pulling, You Ask? – Love, Love, LOVE MonicaB and her straight forward, sassy, fun, knowledgeable approach.  She covers and explains oil-pulling and the basics that I haven’t seen before.  Love learning new things.  Ayurveda rocks!

♥ Spring Yoga Poses for Your Summer Bikini Body – Awesome poses for getting into shape utilizing strengthening yoga poses.  Give it a try.  I’ll be adding some of these poses to my daily yoga practice.

♥ What’s Missing in Your “Healthy” Diet? Part I - Awesome article from John Douillard!

♥ What’s Missing in Your “Healthy” Diet? Part II: Why More Fats – Continuation of part 1 from above.

♥ I Stopped Being Vegan & The World Kept Spinning – Yes, it’s OK.  I’ve been there. I’ve shifted my eating to include some organic eggs, organic chicken on occasion and ghee (along with plant-based wholefoods) in my diet and I am thriving .  I got caught up in my mind and didn’t listen to my body for awhile.  Listen to your body, your cravings – your body is talking to you.  You are still a wonderful, amazing person regardless of how and  what you eat. It is loving and nurturing yourself that is key.

♥ Ayurvedic Secrets for Daily Well-Being – More great information on oil pulling and some other practices utilizing sesame oil for over-all health and well-being Ayurveda style.

♥ Liberation Awaits – Wonderful astrological insight from Sarah Varcas.

♥ 10 Tips for Finding Balance in Your Yoga Practice – Love this!

♥ A Few Things You Don’t Want To Hear About Self-Help – Great insight about self-help books from Katie. 

♥ 5 Reasons This Quick Workout Will Get You In Better Shape Than Cardio – Less really is more.

♥ What Should I Eat? A Guide to Intuitive Eating – Great article!

 

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Thoughtful Thursday

Thoughtful Thursday

♥ Preparing For What You Want – Wow!  Just WOW!  Take the 19 minutes and watch this – REALLY LISTEN TO THE WORDS deeply. This is the core of Law of Attraction compliments of Abraham-Hicks.  This segment helped me understand even deeper the importance of “the grid filling-in”.   A section of the video:  “We’re talking about preparing yourself vibrationally — which means you’ve got to get off the specifics and stay general, because as long as you’re talking about specifics, you’re going to activate things that don’t allow things to unfold smoothly.”  Apply the feelings to anything in your life and watch it unfold. Enjoy and feel your energy vibration soar while watching it. I will be taking this into every day living.

♥ Ground Yourself and Improve Wellness with Earthing – This practice has been around and used for thousands of years.  It just now has a name associated with it.  Grounding or Earthing.  Learn more about this simple application that does wonders for the body.  We are energetic beings and Nature is energetic too.  We can balance one another with this interaction and connection.  Enjoy!

♥ Lessons from Hiking: 5 Ways to Live with Less Stress and More Joy – Nature is the grandest teacher.   How we choose to learn is up to us.  Walking and hiking are some of my favorite ways to move my body and soul.  During these times I tap into more awareness with myself, my surroundings and life.  Listen to the whispers of the wind, she just might be telling you something important.

♥ Why the Importance of Meditation Isn’t What You Gain, but What You… – Great insight on the benefits of meditation.  Just sit down, close your eyes, relax however is best for you (sitting up, reclined, laying down – inside your home or outside in nature) and let it flow.  It’s not hard.  Just stop for at least 15 minutes a day and go within.  It has become a cherished part of my day to ZEN.

♥ How to Transform Negative Thoughts with Mindfulness Meditation – Here’s another meditation article that is even BETTER. Again, this is where getting out of our heads, our minds, away from distractions that we can see, feel, hear, sense these poopy thoughts rolling around in our heads.  Once you start noticing them, catching on to their gig and dance, you can  stop them in their tracks and re-direct the thoughts into more positive ones.  I’ve been working on YEARS of negative thoughts about myself and have come a long way.  Still more to go, but that’s part of the beauty of our individual journey – growth and self-worth. 

♥ What’s this Pink in the Sink? – This is an eye opening post from Nearly Natural Momma about the pink residue in the sink or bath tub.  I have well water and had no idea.  I clean with DIY natural essential oil based cleaners and will be tackling this little pink monster more often knowing what it is now.  YIKES!

♥ GOT A CASE OF THE NOT ENOUGH’S?: HOW TO CREATE AN ABUNDANCE MINDSET – I think we all can use a reminder on this issue.  Love yourself just as you are right now. Be grateful for your life, just as it is now.

♥ 5 Addictive Types Of Stress + How To Kick The Habit – I totally agree with this article.  LET IT GO! When you do, there is such freedom and peace in ones life.

♥ One Minute Meditation – I’ve started doing this nasal breathing meditation and WOW! it does wonders at calming the mind, the central nervous system and bringing peace and clarity into awareness.  Give it a go!

♥ HAPPY Kapha Season! – It’s here!  Kapha season is in full bloom and I highly recommend you go on over to my girl, Monica B’s website to DOWNLOAD YOUR FREE KAPHA SEASONAL BLOOM HERE and learn more about how to transition gracefully into Spring with ease.  Monica put a seriously cool music playlist together to get your groove thing on and shake that booty.  Enjoy!

♥ Oil Cleansing for Balancing Skin - Great article on oil cleansing by Jenni Raincloud.  I’ve been using the oil cleansing method for over a year now and LOVE it.  My skin looks and feels great. It is economical and better than anything out on the market.  I add lavender, lemon, and frankincense essential oils to my mix.

♥ Try This Black Oil for Natural Teeth Whitening (It Really Works!) – This looks GREAT!  I can’t wait to try it. 

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