Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Drink a Healthy Smoothie Every Day

So for Wellness Wednesday #wellnesswednesday, my wellness tip is to drink a healthy, nutrient packed smoothie every day!  I drink one every morning.


The things I put it in EVERY DAY are:

-A half of a banana (frozen)
-Greens (Spinach, Kale, Cabbage, Cucumber, really anything you want)
-Fruit (Strawberries, Mango, Blueberries, Pineapple, again, whatever fresh or frozen fruits you like).
-Non Dairy Milk (Almond milk or coconut milk)
-A scoop of Pea Protein (I get mine from Thrive Market for a great price.  Go to the link and search for Pea Protein from Now foods)

Sometimes I'll put some Cocoa powder if I want chocolate and maybe some dates to sweeten it up.  And sometimes I'll put a teaspoon of coconut oil into it as well (a healthy fat for the brain)

My favorite recipes are:

TROPICAL
-1/2 banana
- Coconut milk
-Spinach
-Mango, Pineapple
-1/2 teaspoon coconut oil
-Pea Protein

BANANA/STRAWBERRY
-1/2 banana
-Almond milk
-Strawberries
-Spinach
-Pea Protein

Often times, I will just throw in whatever fruit or veggies I have available!  It's a great, healthy way to start your day.  And with the protein, it will keep you satisfied until lunch time.

Here's to your health!






Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Go far!

"Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go."  T.S. Eliot

PHOTO CREDIT:  https://www.flickr.com/photos/iwona_kellie/

Friday, July 10, 2015

Be of Value


Good reminder:  "Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value."  Albert Einstein

PHOTO CREDIT: Martijn Roos https://www.flickr.com/photos/challenge_fx/

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

DIY All Natural, All Purpose Cleaner

Reduce your toxic load by making your own natural, non-toxic household cleaners.  This is a simple recipe that you can feel good about using!

ALL PURPOSE CLEANER

Mix ingredients in a spray bottle.  Always shake before each use.  Great for glass too!

- 2 cups Distilled water*
- 1/4 cup Vinegar *
- 1 TB Castile Soap 
(I get my Dr. Bonner's at Thrive Market for really cheap.  See below)
- 5-10 drops Essential oils (Find out where I get mine below)


*You can always boil water and let it cool instead of using distilled water.  Also, I use less vinegar because my husband is vinegar adverse, but you can always use more.  I like this ratio because it doesn't smell like vinegar.

I just did a one hour webinar with all of these DIY recipes and more.  At the end of it, you can find out how to get your FREE ebook with all of the recipes.  Check it out at:
https://youtu.be/eczR2ci9sPs

I recently joined Thrive Market and I get my Castile Soap from there for a great discount.  It's like a Costco membership but they have really great prices.  And I get many food items there as well!  You can check it out at:  http://thrv.me/fd8Rzr

If you'd like to know more about the essential oils I use and how you can get them for wholesale prices, please contact me at lovemyoils15@gmail.com

#wellnesswednesday, #diyallnaturalcleaner, #diynontoxiccleaner, #reduceyourtoxicload

Monday, July 6, 2015

Simple Meditation Tips

Many years ago I ran 21 day meditation circles via teleconference.  They were intended to help people develop the habit of meditation (ie: incorporate meditation into their daily life). 

At this time I also did a series of videos to offer helpful tips.  I have four simple tips to incorporate meditation into your daily life:

1)  Don't Wait - Meditate (TM)  - Convert your waiting time into meditating time.  Next time you are waiting in line at the store, observe your breath.  Next time you are on hold on the phone, feel the aliveness within.  If you did this ONE simple tip you'd be meditating daily!  #dontwaitmeditate

2)  Pick a Daily Activity to Meditate:  You can meditate any time throughout the day. In the 21 day circles (toward the end), I invite people to pick a daily activity to incorporate their meditation.  Mine was emptying the dishwasher.  Every time I empty the dishwasher, I would do it "mindful."  I would feel the aliveness in my hands, observe my breath, etc.  You can meditate while brushing your teeth in the morning.  You can meditate while in the shower.  Pick one activity and start meditating while doing that activity.

3)  Have your Cat/Dog be your Meditation:  Petting you cat can be your meditation.  Be fully present with your cat while petting it.  Walking your dog can be your meditation too! 

4)  Meditate while Driving!  I know this one may sound crazy at first.  And no I don't mean close your eyes and meditate.  That's unsafe!  This is more of a "mindful" activity and please use your judgement and always be alert while driving.  But you can notice the aliveness in your hands as they grip the steering wheel.  Or notice your breath while at a stop light.

These simple tips can help you meditate daily.  #meditationtips, #meditation 

Here's a video of me discussing these simple tips:
https://youtu.be/6uuVUOgFsfY?list=PL428E325576703A2B

Here's the meditation library for techniques and more:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL428E325576703A2B

PHOTO CREDIT:  https://www.flickr.com/photos/alicepopkorn/

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Spread Love!

"Spread love everywhere you go.  Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier."  -Mother Teresa  #spreadlove, #makeadifference

PHOTO CREDIT:  https://www.flickr.com/photos/dhunfini/

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Benefit of Lemon Water

The benefit of Lemon water!  I love this article by Dr. Axe.  I'm going to use one of his ideas of taking lemon juice and squeezing it into ice cube trays for a refreshing lemonade this summer!
http://bit.ly/1T7Xylz
#lemonade, #draxe, #wellnesswednesday