Tuesday, September 29, 2009

What do you want?

With the jewish new year just passing, praying to god for forgiveness from my sins this past weekend, and many others in my passing suggesting this exercise, I made an "I Want" list. I also made a "How Can I Serve" list to go along with it. I think it is extremely helpful to write your deepest dreams and desires down on paper so that you are more clear with the path and direction you are about to travel on for the coming year. Check mine out and then try it for yourself!

what do I want:
- take steps to become a spiritual teacher
- find calm and quiet inside of myself
- feel comfort and trust in silence
- have faith and strength to feel the presence of the unknown
- find comfort in my own spirit
- de-layer my shields of protection and walk bare through the light of space
- begin writing a book on life as a spiritual being in a material world
- create a safe environment for cleaning past wounds and moving on with life in a lighter more spacious way
- clean up the clutter in my life so that I can be more fluid and spacious
- walk through life like a whale swims through the sea
- feel fully satisfied with day to day 
- follow my heart so that I no longer have the urge to run from present tasks
- explore my spiritual power and use it fearlessly
- see god inside of everything that crosses my path
- connect with the god within myself so that I can connect to the god within others and easily forgive
- find community that connects me to me
- find authentic relationships that feel easy and fun
- self express through art
- feed my body with healthy amounts of nutritious foods that can support and energize me
- find movement that feels comfortable and safe for my body
- give myself a push out into the world in moments of unhealthy isolation
- stay with the feelings of discomfort and fear when making the choice not to stuff my feelings down with food
- love my body and mind NOW
- act from a loving, peaceful, and nurturing place
- use my words to honor my hearts message
- become one with inpatient energy in order to calm the waters and settle my anxiety
- forgive myself
- accept what is
- acknowledge my presence and existence and make space in this universe for me
- listen to others
- transform fear into nurture, trust, and love

how can I serve?
- be the strength that others might not have so that it gives them the strength to feel deeply
- help others return home to their hearts
- help others de-layer the exterior shell of pain and suffering and find peace and comfort in the core of their spirit
- inspire large crowds/public speaking
- take people on a journey into their hearts truth
- help others create a safe environment for cleaning past wounds and moving on with life in a lighter more spacious way
- help others connect to their god energy that exists inside their hearts
- guide others to finding comforting spirituality that satisfies their every moment
- help others find comfort in life and death
- author a book that inspires many
- volunteer

Monday, September 21, 2009

Goji Grape Rice Zinger

1/2 cup cooked brown rice
sliced grapes
goji berries
squeeze of lemon juice

1. mix all together in bowl
2. ZING!

how do I cook brown rice?
1 cup brown rice, 2 cup water, bring to boil, simmer covered for 50 min, let sit covered for 5, uncover, fluff, serve.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Ruby Red Tomato & Pepper Salad

1 large tomato
2 red peppers
1 green pepper
1/2 lemon juiced
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
1 tbsp olive oil
sea salt to taste

1. cut tomato into wedges, then cut wedges in half
2. cut pepper into slices, then cut slices in half
3. add remaining ingredients and stir
4. chill in fridge (optional)
5. serve!

Crunchy Cheezy Brown Rice (Dairy/Soy Free)

1 cup brown rice cooked
1/2 cup sprouted raw buckwheat
1 tbsp sunflower seeds
1 tbsp olive oil
2 tbsp nutritional brewers yeast
1/8 tsp sea salt

1. add all ingredients in bowl and stir together
2. eat!

how do I cook brown rice?
1 cup brown rice, 2 cup water, bring to boil, simmer covered for 50 min, let sit covered for 5, uncover, fluff, serve.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Chocolate Smoothie Energizer

1 banana
1/4 cup soaked pecans
1 tbsp raw cacoa nibs
1 tsp maca powder (optional)
1 cup water
2 ice cubes

1. blend everything in blender
2. top with some cocoa nibs
3. outrageous!!

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Where Will You Be?

Where do you think you will be a year from now? What if I told you that this exercise will give you a look into your future and life in the coming year? I went to a spiritual gathering this past weekend and was given a little exercise. I want to pass it on to those ready to see their future and what will transform in these coming months.

1. Take out piece of paper, pen (maybe a few sheets)
2. Write a letter to yourself as if it is already a year from now. 
3. You will write to yourself about where you are, where you have come from, what you are doing, what you are proud of, what you are grateful for, what surprises you, what goals you have accomplished, what are your goals for the following year.
4. You will hide this letter in a drawer for the next year of your life.
5. Mark your calendar a year from now for a reminder of where your letter is located and read it to yourself on that day.
6. Have you been accurate on what has happened over the year? Does anything surprise you? Was there something in your letter that you said would happen but hasn't yet?

Stay tuned for how my letter turns out and how I was able to read into my future! xoxo

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Top 12 Foods To Eat Organic

When organic prices are high and we are on a budget, how about narrowing your organic shopping list to just 12 items? This is a list of the current produce with the highest level of pesticides. 

1. Peaches
2. Apples
3. Sweet Bell Peppers
4. Celery
5. Nectarines
6. Strawberries
7. Cherries
8. Lettuce
9. Grapes
10. Pears
11. Spinach
12. Potatoes

The Plentiful Pistachio

Pistachios are loaded with protein, fiber, and iron, have a long shelf life, and are great for some easy energy on the go! Here are some nutritional facts that might leave you going back for another handful.

Potassium Chloride
Great for balancing your blood chemistry especially for those who drink a lot of caffeine. May even reduce irregular heartbeat, kidney problems, fatigue, and weakness.
Pistachios are high in phosphorus, which helps us bream down proteins in amino acids necessary for hormone production. Great for our bodies making us of Vitamin B. If your phosphorus is low, it could cause glucose intolerance and lead to diabetes, so eat up and protect yourself!
Need some help stabilizing your sugar highs and lows? Magnesium is great for that by helping us regulate our blood sugar levels. Can also promote normal blood pressure!
Pistachios provide almost half as much of calcium as cow's milk. Most of us have a dairy sensitivity we may not even know about and pistachios can be a great dairy alternative.
Vitamin A
Vitamin A is great for improving eyesight and fighting viral infections. A small amount is found in pistachios. Swee potatoes and carrots have a higher Vitamin A content, but when you are tired of those orange and yellow fruits and veggies, go for the pistachios instead!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

8 Creative Ways To Use Oatmeal

1. Treat Acne. Cook, cool until warm, apply to area, let sit for a minute, rinse.
2. Absorb Odor. Leave an open container of oatmeal in the fridge.
3. Soothe Skin. Relieves sunburn, poison ivy, and heals skin.
4. Soothe Dogs Itchy Skin. Mix half oatmeal, half warm water in bowl and mix until starchy texture is formed. Fill a sock with mixture. Rub in circular motion to affected area for 10 minutes. Clean with water and washcloth when finished. Repeat until itchiness decreases.
5. Bath Time. Soak for 20 minutes in warm bath and add: 1 cup coconut milk. 2 cups uncooked oatmeal. 1 tbsp honey.
6. Exfoliate. 2 heaping tsp oatmeal. 1 tsp baking soda. Combine, and mix enough water to make a paste. Rub on skin gently and rinse.
7. Clay for Kids. 1 cup rolled oats. 2/3 cups all purpose flour, 1/2 cup water. Non toxic food coloring (optional). Add coloring to water first. Add remaining ingredients and knead together. Add more flour if necessary until smooth and not too sticky. Make your art piece. Let sit overnight to harden.
8. Workout Boost. Instead of energy drinks and bars, try some oatmeal before your workout to increase energy and endurance.

Inspired by www.thedailygreen.com

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

5 Critical Ways To Reach Out

Why is it so hard to reach out when you need help? I have a habit of totally isolating myself from the world when I need help the most. The fact is, is that we all need each other to be a working unit. Yes, there is time for independence, and isolation, time for decision making and choices, and time for a friend and a phone call, but where's the balance?

What is holding you back from reaching out, picking up the phone, asking for support? For me it has been fear of disappointment, judgement, mistrust, and setting unreasonable expectations.  Support is crucial to loving ourselves, reaching our goals and dreams, and reaching our full potential in this beautiful life of ours. The first step is to start asking yourself these top critical questions and end having the weight of the world on your two only sesitive shoulders! Take note of these 5:

1. What does support look like for you?
2. What is holding you back from getting support?
3. Who can support you?
4. When will you experiment with a supportive friend?
5. Would you like my support in finding clarity?
If so, let's have a chat and see if I can help you come up with some ideas. Contact me!