Saturday, May 25, 2013
Friday, May 24, 2013
Work is not always required.
There is such a thing as sacred idleness.
~ George MacDonald
If we taught all 8 year olds to meditate,
we would eliminate
all violence from the world
within one generation.
~ The Dalai Lama
Without patience, magic would be undiscovered
in rushing everything, we would
never hear its whisper inside.
~ Tamora Pierce
Health Tip: INVERT!!
Scientifically shown to help the cardiovascular, lymphatic, endocrine and nervous systems, inversions reverse the flow of gravity, stimulate the lymphatic system, and aid in blood purification. Traditional inversions include:
Headstand or handstand
Legs propped up against a walL
Thursday, May 23, 2013
Hatred won't get you anywhere.
Forgiveness will transform
your life in a positive way.
~ Paulo Coelho
The more you focus
on the innocence within
yourself and others today,
the more you see evidence
of everyone’s connectedness.
~ Doreen Virtue
Our friends are those
who know their own faults
well enough to forgive ours.
~ Moulton Farnham
Processed meats declared too dangerous for human consumption.
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
“The wise one knows that this striving to maintain stability runs counter to basic common sense: far better to develop the psych-energetic suppleness and resilience to maintain internal stability and equilibrium. That way you recover faster from the inevitable shocks of life and able to feel the profound enjoyment of being alive each and every moment even in the throes of deepest upset.”
~ Stephen Russell, The Barefoot Doctor
The more we love, accept, and understand ourselves, our humanness, and others, the less humanlike we become. So called troubles will feel more like adventures and opportunities to bond and create with others; the others being those possessing aspects of the whole that increase our knowledge and awareness of our origin and power.
“The magic works through you.
Not beside you. Not around you. Not for you.
Choose your stage, do your dance, stake your claim.”
~ Mike Dooley
Cultivate the habit of being grateful
for every good thing that comes to you,
and to give thanks continuously.
And because all things
have contributed to your advancement,
you should include all things in your gratitude.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
Whenever you feel like criticizing any one...
just remember that all the people in this world
haven't had the advantages that you've had.
~ F. Scott Fitzgerald
The one thing we will never know
is how difficult anything is for any one.
~ Angie Ducharme
Health Tip: Warm Lemon Water
Warm lemon water is a great way to detox your liver every single morning. This isn’t lemonade, so don’t add sugar or anything else. Just purified water and a healthy dose of fresh lemon juice. Some experts, like author A.F. Beddoe who wrote the book Biological Ionization as Applied to Human Nutrition, also believe that the liver produces more enzymes in response to water with lemon than to any other food.
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
When you give yourself to nature,
and come out of your thoughts,
nature gives yourself back to you.
~ adapted, Rebecca Solnit
The pendulum swings
from conflict to resolution.
Swing – Enjoy the ride…
~ Angie Ducharme
Whenever you fall,
Pick something up.
~ Oswald Avery
Make your own healthy, non processed gingerale
Courtesy, Jillian Ducharme
• 1 1/2 cups chopped peeled ginger (7 ounces)
• 2 cups water
• 3/4 cup sugar (or 1 cup agave nectar)
• About 1 quart chilled seltzer or club soda
• About 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice (fresh mint is an option)
Cook ginger in water in a small saucepan at a low simmer, partially covered, 45 minutes. Remove from heat and let steep, covered, 20 minutes.
Strain mixture through a sieve into a bowl, pressing on ginger and then discard. Return liquid to saucepan and add sugar and a pinch of salt, then heat over medium heat, stirring, until sugar has dissolved. Chill syrup in a covered jar until cold.
Mix ginger syrup with seltzer and lime juice (start with 1/4 cup syrup and 1 1/2 teaspoons lime juice per 3/4 cup seltzer, then adjust to taste).
Monday, May 20, 2013
You’ll find that being vulnerable
is the only way to allow your heart
to feel true pleasure
that’s so real it scares you.
~ Bob Marley
I guess I'm trying to say,
grab anything that goes by.
It may not come around again.
~ John Steinbeck
There is a place in you
where there is perfect peace.
There is a place in you
where nothing is impossible.
~ A Course in Miracles
Health Tip: by Kris Carr
Refreshing, super healthy summer drink.
• 2-inch piece of fresh ginger, peeled
• ½ lime, juiced
• 16 ounces seltzer
• ½ cup frozen berries (or fresh)
Cheese cloth or nut milk bag
1. Peel and grate ginger. Place grated ginger in cheese cloth or nut milk bag. Squeeze the ginger juice into each glass.
2. Cut lime in half. Squeeze lime juice into each glass. Fill each glass with seltzer and add frozen berries. Enjoy!