Wellness

Chocolate to Meditate On

I’ve practiced meditation for many years and now I’m embarking on the process of training to teach it. I’m training to teach Level 1 – The Prophet. I’ve grown so much through my meditation practice and I want to help other people, the way I’ve been helped. I want to empower others to fully live…

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Training in Active Receptivity

I was at a Qi Gong class with a friend and we learned a fun receptivity exercise. It’s designed to teach the difference between active and passive receptivity. To do this exercise, you need a partner. The exercise consists of three parts: 1. Passive, 2. Active (Energized), and 3. Active Receptivity. As you practice each…

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The Power of Quiet

I’ve always known I was shy. Some people call me reserved. I don’t do small talk well. I called myself “socially inept” because of my discomfort in crowds and at parties. Anywhere with lots of people or noise was a place to be avoided. All my life, I viewed this as a problem – something…

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Tuning Your Instrument

If you look at your body as an instrument, you may see that it is a vibrational form that allows you to move freely through this time/space continuum. As with any instrument, tuning is an ongoing activity, never perfect, always changing. The key to tuning any instrument is awareness. The following two exercises are a…

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Someone’s In the Kitchen with a Juicer and Almonds

I’ve recently dug out my “Champion” juicer – a heavy, hard-working, heat-producing, stand up model that’s been sitting in my cupboard unused for several months now. I did a lot of juicing last year and really noticed the health benefits – clearer skin, a boost in my overall energy level, better digestion, but then, for…

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More Nutrition Tips

1. Soak nuts, seeds, grains and beans Grains, nuts, legumes (green beans, peas, soy, dried lentils and beans) and seeds are rich in enzymes and other nutrients, but they also contain enzyme inhibitors. Sprouting, soaking, sour leavening, fermenting – are all processes that were traditionally used to de-activate enzyme inhibitors, making the foods digestible and…

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Three Nutrition Tips

1. Cleanse your liver daily Your liver performs more than 500 functions including detoxification. Give it and your gallbladder a little help every day with this easy cleanse: First thing in the morning, on an empty stomach, squeeze the juice of ½ lemon into a cup of warm, filtered water and drink. Wait 30 minutes…

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Breakfast for Health

When I get up in the morning, it’s not long before my thoughts turn to food. Depending on the season, I choose from a number of things – eggs with vegetables when I want hearty food, a smoothie when I’m on the go, or yummy oatmeal, the ultimate comfort food. Frittata A frittata is an…

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Conscious Eating – Find Your Balance Within

Eating consciously and having an awareness of and appreciation for our food is a very important step towards achieving balance and wellness. Making the best food choices by paying attention to what we are consuming, and noticing how it affects us, is crucial for health and longevity. Nutrition, in the form of good quality food,…

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What are the Ten Promises?

The Bible gives us the ten commandments. Did you know that there were also ten promises? No one ever told me about these. I heard Yogi Bhagan’s lecture recently from August 6, 1991 and I want to share these Promises of God with you. They were found in the Dead Sea Scrolls. First Commandment Thou…

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