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When is the time to do things?

Who is the most important one?

What is the most important thing to do?

From a book by Leo Tolstoy originally this was made into a children’s book that Bodhi and I love.  The answers

When is the time to do things? – NOW!

Who is the most important one? – THE ONE YOU ARE WITH!

What is the most important thing to do? – HELP THE ONE YOU ARE WITH?

 

Have you done any work with your values and your purpose?  This is so important because we need to know what really is at the core of our being.  We need to know this so that we don’t get caught up in the rat race and run around from a place of anxiety, overwhelm, fear, anger, frustration, or lethargy!

What a gift we have to be her win this human body!  It is a chance for deep exploration and learning!  An opportunity to love and play and grow in relationship and in our spirit!  So lift your head up and see the BIG PICTURE!  Everyone is here for a given purpose!  You have unique gifts and a special offering for this planet.  See the good.  If you collect trash for a living then your purpose may be to make this world a clean place for people to live and play.  This is an important job.  Do it will love and passion.  Enjoy this offering!  Can you see your job like this?  Do you find meaning in helping others around you at work, in your family, on the streets!  Opportunity is always there.

In Yoga it is called Dharma!  This is your path!  When you are in alignment things get easy, work is fun and you are excited for it!  When we are off then we suffer.  Things get hard.  Obstacles are put there to redirect us toward a different path!  Life lesson are offered to help us learn what we need  for the highest evolution of our consciousness.

Being present in this moment!  NOW!  Is key to happiness, connectedness, and our highest evolution!  Be where you are fully!  Be with who you are with fully and in a soulful way!

All the fun books I have been reading on time management and energy management, and Ayurveda too all talk about defining your vision and values.  When we do this we can be better in alignment with our values as we make our everyday decisions.  Otherwise we lose motivation and we get distracted.  We can step into integrity with what is deeply important to us.
So I have been working on a statement that I will share.  I borrowed the term “soulful connection” from my sister Heather because I love it so much.
“I strive for soulful connection from a place of openness and honesty with all people that I come in contact in order to spread love in this world.  I help others play more in life and connect to a deeper happiness while achieving Higher Health in body, mind and spirit.  I thrive on learning how to be my best self and creating each day new from a deeply playful, curious and happy place.  I stand to be the best mom, wife, and friend that I can be offering unconditional love, patience, and peace to those around me by serving their highest good and letting go of pleasing.”
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So play around with your and see what you come up with.  Here are some great question along similar lines to what we have been doing to help you go deeper.
 
1.  Do this Assignment!
1.  What do you want to have written on your gravestone?
2.  Who is one person you admire and what do you admire about them?
3.  From your 90th birthday looking back what are 3 things that you have learned in life? 
4.  Write your vision statement!

Please check out my upcoming course called Higher Health here!  This is a 10 week course with 10 habits in 10 weeks to help jump start you into your best and highest self!  We all have room to grow, have more energy, sleep better, maximize our bodies potential, improve relationships and step into our deeper purpose.  Let take on a New Revolution of Self Discovery!

 

 

Whole food night recipes 

It was fun to gather with friends last night and share some recipes. My goal was to create some things that are healthy and the kids would love.  It worked.

Cauliflower veggie pizza:

  • One head of cauliflower
  • 2 cups of veggies diced in the food processor (carrots, broccoli, mushrooms, spinach, and cilantro)
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese
  • 3 eggs
  • Italian blend herbs
  • Salt
  • Pepper

This makes the crust.  Put cauliflower through the food processor add other veggies and then microwave for 8-10 min.  Add in other ingredients and then bake for 10 min on 450F.  Greese cookie sheet copiously with coconut oil or ghee first. Then put mix  on pan and flatten out.  Brush ghee on the top for nice browning.  After 10 min switch to broil and go another 5 min.  Make sure crust is firm.

  • Tomato sauce
  • Feta
  • Sundries tomatoes
  • Artichokes
  • Broccoli
  • Nutritional yeast

Then spread tomatoe sauce on top, add other toppings.  I sauteed the broccoli  first.  Diced the artichokes small, and soaked the sundried tomatos in boiling water and diced those too.  Use whatever toppings you have.   Bodhi likes when I put bacon crumbles on there.

Bake at 400F until the cheese is melted.  10 min

Enjoy!

 

Quinoa veggie cakes and Homemade ketchup

These came out great and were also a hit with the kids.

I cooked 2 cups of Quinoa in chicken stock (bone broth is great for the digestive system) and I added 2 cubes of rapunzel veggie boullion with herbs.

I used the food processor to dice carrots, baby bella mushrooms, beoccolu, sugar snap peas and cilantro.

Next I missed equal amounts of quinoa and veggies together.  I added 3 eggs and 1 cup of cheese, Salt, pepper, and herb blend of spices.

I put coconut oil in the muffin tins and melted it in the oven.  I pulled it out and used a brush to spread the oil around in the tins.  I did one tray of large muffins and one of the mini muffins.

Add the mix and bake at 450F for 10-15 min.

Homemade Ketchup:

This came out delicious.  I am a big fan of avoiding processed sugar.  I prefer to sweeten things with maple syrup, honey or stevia.  I like honey if it is not going to be heated.  It is best to eat honey cold.  Honey and Maple syrup have great health benefits.

  • 1 can of tomato paste 6oz
  • 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 2 tbsp honey raw cold pressed
  •  1/4 c white wine vinager
  • 1/4 c water
  • 1 onion
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • salt to taste
  • 1 tbsp olive oil

Sautee the onion and garlic with ghee.  Add all ingredients into the blender and blend.

Time Warrior

Time Warrior – Steve Chandler

Summary of Part 1 through chapter 355111581299_8187c5c367_o:  by Winslow Passey

I love this book.  I highly recommend it.  For those who want some cliff notes here are some of the highlights for me.

Want to Defeat Procrastination, People pleasing and Chaos?  

Learn to track style not time.  Make time vertical not horizontal, non linear instead of linear by slowing time way way down!!!  Rise up and take action now for the future is created in this moment!  What can you do in the next 3 minutes?  It is Now or Never or you put it in a time capsule into your calendar.  Get it out of your mind so the mind can be clear.  Don’t keep a tapeworm of undone stuff coming out of your brain!

Note from Zen to Done:  Use a capture tool to immediately write down ideas as they come through your brain.  Get it out of there and record it.  Use  a small notebook and pencil, or an app like Wunderlist to record it and once a day review and do them now or add these to your calendar so they have a place.  

It is about joyful day creation!  With a clear and empty mind.  If you open an email you deal with it then!  Keep your inbox clean!  It is a great game to do it now!!!  Rise up, don’t postpone, do it now!

As a warrior (not worrier) I will wake up an create my day based on how I prefer to serve this world! – Steve Chandler

Bruce Lee –“ A warrior is an average person with laser-like focus.”

An average person has little focus, seeks to please others and lives in mediocrity.

“To know what you prefer, instead of saying ‘Amen’ to what the world tells you to prefer, is to have kept your soul alive.”  -Robert Lewis Stevenson

People Pleasing:

This is the biggest waste of our time.  Aim to serve not please.

Byron Katie says, “God spare me from the desire for love, approval and appreciation.  This would be my one prayer because the answer to this prayer brings the end of time and space.”  

What is left when there is no time and space?

Byron Katie says, “It’s the energy of pure unlimited mind, set free in all its power and goodness.”

The time warrior takes a sword to all the negative, frightening, depressing thoughts that are automatically believed…so that a great timeless active day can be created!  – Chandler

Warrior Mindset:

A warrior sees everything as a challenge, a project and a gift.  There is no bad, there is no victim!  Everything has opportunity!  Perception is an Illusion, Overwhelm is an illusion!!!  In life if you only do what is right in front of you then there can be no overwhelm!  Overwhelm is our fear of the future!  Diminished by action taken now!  To know ones self is the greatest knowledge.  What is your perception, your beliefs that create your fears, anger, or depression?  Know this and choose opportunity instead.  We all know who is responsible for life as it is today.  We all know who is the owner of the outcomes we have now!

Rain is neither good or bad, it is only our perception and beliefs that make it so!

Stop Stopping!!! 

Devoted time is your war against distraction!  No problem can withstand the assault of sustained thinking.  – Voltare

Stop Stopping!!!   Distractions: phone, text, beeping, facebook, people, etc.  – I look, and I stop!  Piano, foreign language, distant love, anything.  If you didn’t stop where would you be?  We fail because we stop!

1hr of uninterrupted worth 3hr of interrupted time.  How effective a swordsman will you be before you start your day.

We are going so fast that we can’t here the universe whispering to us.  What is it saying?  Yes.  Yes to whatever we want!

Rocky Marsiano – excluded himself before a fight, pure concentration! no mail, no computer, no phone, etc.  He was never defeated!

We start new each day and create it all new.

Situations don’t cause feeling!!!

Even dramatic:  Bankruptcy, death, divorce, etc.  It is only our perception that creates the emotion.

We are often going so Fast we can’t here the Universe.  What is it saying?  Yes!  Yes to whatever you want!

Situations don’t cause feelings!!!  Even dramatic situations don’t cause feeling of any kind until the brain produces an interpretation of it and we believe it.  It is our thoughts about something that create the feelings no matter what the situation.

We scare ourselves to death with our minds.  It’s our thoughts that overwhelm us.

Story:  Mad Man in recreation room, sits at table, draws a monster, stares, screams, and runs out.  The man is scaring himself to death.   We do this.  We use our imagination to envision the worse and feel fear.

Pessimism is a laughable absurdity!  We have great resources today, but we nurse resentments.  This shuts us down and hides who we really are.  Then we get out of action and get stuck!

Deuce Lutui – overweight, sunken, slacking

Internal commitment – He declared he was the ‘TBDL”- The Best Defensive Lineman in NFL.  Short version =  “I am!”  His commitment was internal, not external so it did not depend on any external factor or circumstance for him to begin playing and living as TBDL.  It was totally up to him not others.  It was already in him, in his heart!

Short term goals!!!

Worrying about long term goals would make it hard for me to hold on to them.  So I made my goals shorter.  “Process goals” that I always finished and felt good about.  Then the future takes care of itself. I set up process goals and fun tasks and projects so that I never had to worry about future outcome.   I wrote on my wall: Be Brief.  Be Swift.  Be effective.    The best futures get created in the present moment!  The worse thing is to be so worried about your future that you miss creating it now!  Create projects and small adventures that lead you to the grand vision you want.  -Chandler

If your not having fun, you not doing it right. – Fran Tarkenton

Forget considerations of Happiness and just get into action!  Happiness is something you notice you are feeling later after you have been at it awhile.

Don’t create your year, create your day.  Figure out the perfect day and then live it.  The year will take care of itself.  So will your life.  – Chandler

Kick Procrastination in the Arse!!!  – Start small, and then smaller!!!

Break it down into small, fun easy steps.  Dismember procrastination.  We procrastinate because the ind makes all future task big and scary.  Even little things when we imaging them in the future can become frightening.  Things appear larger and more difficult than they are.  Thinking and imagining the worse case scares us into putting everything off.

Action is the Answer!!!  Small action, not big action!  Try 3 minutes.  We can tackle 40 neglected things in 2 hr. this way.  Take any tiny action you can!!!  Make sure it is effortless too!

Make it a policy to just do the thing that you are procrastinating.  You know, the one you are thinking about right now!  Keep life creative and simple – what can I do now in this 3 minutes.  That is all you ever need to ask and procrastination will never bother you again!

Time to Change the World!!!

Are you doing your best now?  Slow down!!!!   Do what you are doing really well!  Slowing down gets you in harmony!  Slow way way down!   Don’t race ahead of life.  Slow down to master this present moment!  Life then gets fearless!!!  All anxiety is about the future!!!  

If you only had this one client, one project could you focus and do it even better!  Aim for quality over quantity with laser like focus.  Relax and slow down! Learn to say no!

Drunk on Information (too much in and not enough creative out!):

We take a lot in but what went out?  Undigested information is poison just like undigested food.  Take out your sword and cut away the clutter to open up clear space for creation.  Eliminate dings, beeps, lost time on social media, tv, games, etc.  Let’s rise up and use this moment now!  Pull something out of your future and do it now!  Your time is valuable.  Avoid the flurry of multitasking and chaos, and carve out uninterrupted time!  Use this eternal present moment and fear dissolves away!

Split the Atom!!!

If I am waiting for inspiration then I can wait.  If I am procrastinating (I know something needs to be down) due to my own worried mind then I split the atom.  The atom is very small but when split becomes powerful.   The smallest acts are like atoms.  They turn out to be important acts in our lives.  Identify the big scary imagined task as a distortion produced by the worried mind, and then go small, as small as possible.  3 minutes?  1 minute?  Otherwise we get lost in the self loathing and mental fatigue of a worried, frustrating judging mind.  Notice the stories and how they keep you stuck.  Notice how the worry and fear create passivity!

Live Now!!!

Gold comes from the present moment.  Embrace the present and increase your capacity for living.  The greatest opportunity for success is right in front of us.  Yet we often fly right past it looking for a better future.  Slowing down goes against our cultural nature.  It creates inner anxiety and we strain so hard against the leash of racing around.  No wonder no valid plans can be made.  Those plans are fear based (invalid) because they want a ‘better’ world than the one that presents itself now in the present, this moment infinite opportunity.

There is no way you can’t have the best life on this planet.  No one stops you but you…that’s the only possibility. – Byron Katie

Sound when stretched  is music.

Movement when stretched is dance.

Mind when stretched is meditation.

Life when stretched is celebration.

  • Shri Ravishankar Jee

Replace Knowing with Choosing!

You don’t have to know what to do or how to do it.  Stop trying to decide.  We waste so much time trying to decide.  It is not a deficit in knowing that stops you.  Just Choose now and do it!  Choosing takes no time.  When you choose you have already chosen.  It is in the past.  You have decided.  Then you can figure out the next smallest step to move forward.  JUST CHOOSE!!!

Failure is the Ultimate Success!

“I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career.  I’ve lost more than 300 games.  Twenty six times I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed.  I’ve failed over and over again in my life… and that’s why I succeed.  – Michael Jordan

It is not fear of failure that stops us.  It is the fear of the appearance of failure.  If we fail in private then who cares.  It doesn’t matter.  It is about approval.  Warriors drop all of that!  Forever!  They don’t live for the approval of others.  The live for the service project they are committed to.  – Chandler

Action is Good for the Soul!

Worry is the ultimate in disfunction.  It chills the body and keeps us stuck.  Action warms the body into fire.  Move through with Action.  How do you motivate?

Try this:  Do the action first,  then the feeling of wanting to do it will come later.

The biggest fallacy is that you have to feel like doing something first.  Not true.  Don’t wait to feel like it.  Just do it and the motivation will follow.  It shows up and you realize it was there all along.

Love what you are doing!!   Creatively work at whatever you are doing!  

Are you endlessly searching for the perfect calling, purpose or job?  “Love what you do and the money will follow!!!  If you wash have a job of washing dishes and you do it to the best of your ability with joy, love, and commitment, then you will quickly get promoted.  Because you are loving what you are doing.   Nothing gets more attention that that.

Break a Big Job down into smaller actions?  Or tackle it all at once?

Either is great.  There is more than one way to move a football down the field.  Short passes, long passes, running, etc.  Just choose and do something.  Take any action Big or small!

Create your Future

The best way to predict the future is to create it. – Peter Drucker

People without creativity lapse into the victim position.  Just like a garden needs water, soil and sun or it will lapse into weeds.  The same goes for our minds.  And then fear creeps into every part of our lives.  Even the beautiful parts like our family and friends can fill up with fears about them.  We worry about what might happen.  The story of you is no longer inspiring.  Then we fear poor health or that money will runout.

No wonder there is no more creativity.  There is no longer a love of life.  This is the disease of the victim mind.

But warriors clap their hands and turn all that around.  As soon as we see it, we can change it.  Time to get up in the light, dance and laugh and sing and take creative action again.  

Serving is the Opposite of Pleasing!!!

Serving is the most efficient and effective use of your time.  Pleasing is the biggest waste.  Seeking approval and trying to impress don’t get us anywhere.   Ineffective people seek out more and more love.  Instead ask this, “ How can I love more than I am loving now?”  Serve others and drop the pleasing and you will be doing yourself and them a big favor.

Be Fearless in one area of your life!!!

Today, like every other day, we wake up empty and frightened.  

Don’t open the door to the study and begin reading.  

Take down a musical instrument.  

Let the beauty we love be what we do.  

There are hundreds of ways to kneel and kiss the ground.  – Rumi

When we are fearless in one area then we can let the joy spread.  Where you are not fearless bring in love!!!  Bring in a sword of deep curiosity into the belief system and slash through judgement and worry.  Fear is like darkness.  Darkness is just an absence of light.  Add light and there is no more darkness.  So, fear is just the absence of love!!  Bring in love and there is no more fear!!

To change the world start with yourself!!!

What happened when I worked on me.  Live by example and you will inspire others.  If my intention is to help others then I must be careful not to judge others and drive them deeper.  There is nothing wrong with anyone.  No one needs to be fixed.  Inspiration is the best way to connect with others.  Are you an inspiration to others?  People are inspired by who you are being!  By your glow, your light, creativity and fearless actions you inspire others.

Try risking your identity

You have to be able to risk your identity for a bigger future than the present you are living.  – Fernando Flores

That is what has to happen to go from pretty okay to absolutely great.  We have to lose our freakin identity.  It’s our worse enemy!  

Be who you need to be in the moment and then be willing to change that in a heartbeat! – Chandler

Let your ego, built up personality go.  It is full of fear, worry and hope.

The problem with hope is that it producing a longing for external circumstances to change ignoring the beautiful internal resources already there.

Hope is the raw material of losers!  – Flores

The ego dreams of external things and then hopes and fears it won’t get them.  So don’t let the ego run the show.  Hope is why I spend days not making a single creative move.  – Chandler

Hope and Fear are Interchangeable and Unsustainable!

Warrior not Worrier

The worried mind wakes in the morning and projects the worse case scenario into the future.  It thinks that is it’s job.  Our brain does not know the difference between our vision of the worse and the reality.  The worry has such a negative effect on the body as if it were true.  This suspends action.  What to do?  TAKE ACTION!  CHOOSE AND MOVE!  Take that decisive action enough times and your fear won’t exist any more!.    

The question isn’t, Who is going to let me;  it’s Who is going to stop me? – Ayn Rand

I was looking outside of myself for permission and approval all day.  A nasty habit that leads to poverty and broken relationships.  We acquire such habits in childhood wherein protects us.  In adulthood is no longer serves us.  It eats away at the spirt.

So ask a different question.  Who is going to stop you?  You don’t have to see success in order to create.  Just create from your heart.

Creator or Reactor?

You choose which side to be on.

Create day based on a competing creative future.

For Reactors life is always unfair!

Creators create their futures by what they do today.

Reactors are obsessed with talking about the immediate unfortunate past, life is always unfair and dramatic, busy and overwhelming.

Want to know who you are?  Don’t ask. Act!  Action will delineate and define you.  – Thomas Jefferson

Whenever stuck – “What is my next action?”   Movement, Decisive Energy, solves everything!

Making others perfect?

People change faster when they are already perfect the way they are!  Sit with love in your eyes and heart when you look at others.  Then they have the freedom to change.  This gives a sense of safety and openness.  You are perfect the way you are.  If you want to change I will support you!

Capture the Problem!  Capture the idea!  

Write it down right away!  Get things out of your head and onto paper!  Then you can be free and clear in the mind!  Then look at it with creativity and amusement.  It’s a puzzle.  You know th feeling of things lingering in the back of your mind.  Your walking around trying to live, trying to communicate, trying to be present with family, work, or friends but you always have this feeling in the back of your mind.  It produces a gloomy tone.  Capture it and write it down!  The doom dissolves and it becomes an interesting puzzle.  Then you can feel free and powerful to act!

Redefine the Problem:

No longer a problem – It’s a project which is a lot more fun!

Get some Help! 

Looks to big?  Get help!  Working with others we see a lot more options!

Honor Completion!

Complete every project.  If you only solve part of it, then you will carry it around.  Unsolved projects suck the life energy out of us!  Drain us!  So start and finish one thing at a time!  Don’t rely on feeling like doing it!  You have already decided so just finish it, just do it!  You have already chosen.  Follow through!  The feeling will come later!  Notice how unfinished things leave you tried at night.  Procrastination makes you have less energy!  The more you finish, the more energy you have.  Procrastinators worry about things.  This eats up the mind and energy.  The Warrior takes action and finishes strong.

Live Food Night recipes

Thanks to those of you who made it over for the very first Live Foods get together.   We will do it again.  Here are some recipes we enjoyed.  For those who did not, I hope you try these recipes and enjoy them too!

Vibrant Health Evolution

Cashew spread:

  • 2 cup Raw cashews -presoak 4 hr to sprout (more vitamins/enzymes)
  • 2 tbsp of miso paste
  • 2 tbsp Mustard
  • 1 tbsp Maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp Hemp seeds (can presoak for sprouting 4 hr)
  • .5 tsp salt and pepper, and other spices you like
  • juice of 1 lime
  • 2 tbsp tamari
  • coconut milk (optional)
  • water if needed

Blend in a food processor and then enjoy on anything.  We put it on Nori rolls with veggies shredded in the food processor.

Veggie Mix:  carrots, cabbage, fennel, parsley, cilantro, lots of sprouts

This was truly delicious.  You can use walnuts as well!

 

Almond Milk:

  • 2 cups soaked almonds – 8hr
  • dash of vanilla
  • 3 drops of stevia, or 1 tbsp of honey or maple syrup
  • 4 cups of water

Blend and strain through a nut milk bag or cheese cloth

 

Sprouts blog here:

We had mung beans, adzuki beans, alfalfa, broccoli, radish, garbanzo, buckwheat, and lentils.

Ghee video!

Zoe’s Quinoa Salad:

  • Spinach
  • Pinto beans
  • Quinoa
  • Nutritional Yeast
  • Ground Flax Seeds
  • Chia seeds
  • Sharp cheddar cheese
  • Turmeric
  • Walnuts
  • Pecans
  • Italian herb seasoning

Dressing:

  • Soy sauce or Braggs liquid amino acids
  • Maple syrup
  • Lime juice
  • White Balsamic
  • Mustard

Put the dressing on the quinoa first so it won’t get all soggy.

 

Yogurt:

You can make this raw if you want to keep all the healthy enzymes in there if you have raw milk available in your community.

Heat milk to 110F or 43C on the stove, (above 118F will kill the enzymes)

Add a previously made or bought yogurt or a powdered yogurt starter mix and stir

I like to use a crockpot and heat the water to 110F or 43C as well and have that ready to go.

Then place the yogurt in the crockpot and cover it with a blanket and let sit 8-12 hr.  I put mine into jars with tip fitting lids and just set in in the crockpot like that.
If you want to up level your health click here!  Knowledge is not what creates change.  We often know what we need to do to lose weight, feel better, achieve our goals, etc.  Yet we don’t do it!  Why is that?  One ancient yoga text says, First establish being!  Then take action!!  Actions is the key to creating the future we want.  Sitting in Silence is key to being present and aware, and creating space.  So get centered, focused, and clear, and then take action today!!!

Vibrant Health Evolution

 

 

 

What you should know about Gas & Stinky Gas!!!

Gas is a sign of rotting food in the gut.  Stinky gas is really rotten food.  I use to think it was because I ate healthy food.  What happens when food rots in the gut is the bad bacteria over reproduce.  They go wild.  This causes acidity and the body has to draw from the bones calcium to balance out the acididty.  So you are robbing from your bones and your deep energy stores.  Acidity causes inflammation.  Undigested foods get stored somewhere and clog things up.  So lets take a look at what causes it and how to prevent this from happening.

Causes and Prevention:

  1. Eating too soon after a meal.  We have been trained into meal stacking in our culture which has the benefit of increasing metabolism.  However, according to Ayurveda the cost is not worth it.  When we eat after food has left the stomach but is still working through the intestines and colon then the valve to lower digestion gets shut, (because the stomach gets food in there and must do so) and this stops digestion below.  Then the food starts to rot.  So meal spacing is really important and waiting until your body signals that is is truely hungry!  Your body will tell you when it needs more, and it is not the first sign of emptyness, but a deeper hunger.
  2. Eating too much:  We release about 2/3 L of fluid into the digestive track with HCL acid and enzymes to help break down our food.  If there is no space then the enzymes can not do their job.  We feel heavy and will have lower energy.
  3. Eating too fast:  If you down your meal in 5 minutes the chances that you thoroughly chewed your food are not so great.  The mouth is the first stage of digestion and chewing well and enjoying each bite is the way to go for better digestion.
  4. Eating while stressed, anxious, moving, standing, anything but relaxed:  If we are in a stress response then the blood can not get the the stomach to digest food.  Our bolld gets sent away from the stomach to fight or flight!  So take a few deep breaths before you eat and relax.  Your body will thank you.  Get grateful for your meal first.  Avoid eating while standing, running around, driving, or talking.  Digestion is so important.  Easier said than done, I know, I am still working on this.  In fact the other day I fell off track and just snacked all day.  I was so gassy.  I was busy and just gave up for the day.  Interesting experience.  I also had lots of gunk on my tongue from that.  Then I renewed my commitment and had a couple of great days of not snacking between meals.  No gas, and no gunk on my tongue.  How did I shift?  I visualized my success in my morning meditation.  Visualization is so powerful!  Give it a go for anything you want to shift.  
  5. Not enough enzymes!!!  Enzymes are what break down food.  We have to have them.  All raw foods have the enzymes in them to break themselves down and some can break down other foods too (pineapple and papaya).  Otherwise the enzymes come from our pancrease which has a set number of enzymes when we are born.  When you use them up then that is it.  Run out of lactase = lactose intolerant, run out of amylase = diabetic, etc.  So eat some raw food with every meal and in general try to increase you intake for raw foods.  The salads are great for you and sprouts are amazing!
  6. Not enough Probiotics!!! We need these to absorb nutrients.  So eat non sugary yogurts and fermented foods, and supplement if you have taken any antibiotics, or if you eat meat that is not organic as it is loaded with antibiotics.

Don’t just take my word for it, experiement and see for yourself!!!IMG_9714Health Tip of the Week to save you time and improve your Nutrition:

Cut up or food process at big bowl of veggies and then squeeze a lime and lemon on it.  You can draw from this all week for salads, nori rolls, soups,stirfry’s, eggs, etc.

This mix is carrot, cabbage, fennel, jicama, chard, cilantro, parsley, and sprouts.  Change it up each week!!!

Cauliflower Pizza

Cauliflower pizza:
This came out so yummy last night.  I just put the whole head of cauliflower, a few cloves of garlic, garlic powder, and salt in the food processor and ground it down to rice size bits.  I added herbs like oregano, thyme, rosemary and sage.  Then I put it in a glass dish with a lid and microwaved it for 8 minutes. I then greased a cookie sheet with avocado oil and put the mix down and lightly brushed the top with oil.  Then I put it in the oven at 450 degrees for 15 minutes.  I had made homemade pesto earlier in the week.  I dices broccoli,baby bella mushrooms and oinion and sauteed these in ghee.  I soaked sundried tomatoes as well and dices those.  Then I put on the pesto, added the veggies and put feta cheese around!  I put it back in the oven until it was melted.  It was delicious.
Ingredients:
Cauliflower
garlic
onion
broccoli
mushrooms
sundried tomatoes
feta
pesto
Pesto sauce:
basil
nutritional yeast
salt
walnuts
olive oil
parmesan
lemon
Enjoy!!!

5 reasons to avoid carbonated beverages!!!

Here are five reasons to avoid carbonated beverages.

  1.  Carbonic acid Nuetralizes your Hydrocloric acid in your stomach.  HCL acid is responsible for killed off bad bacteria, fungus and yeast that come in on our foods.  It also causes a PH change that signals your pancrease to release enzymes to help break down the food.  So if the PH change is nuetralized then you get no enzymes.
  2. It eats away at your stomach lining.  This causes cracks in your stomach lining and then bad bacteria and un digested foods can leak out.  Cracks can lead to ulcers.  Unwanted stuff leaking out leads to asthma, allergies, and food sensitivities.
  3. It destoys enzymes on any raw food you have eaten.  All raw food has the enzymes necessary to break itself down and some have enough to break down other foods as well.  The CO2 will kill off these enzymes though.
  4. CO2 is poison to our bodies.  Your body wants to get rid of CO2 not take it in.  That is why you burp it up.  If we get buried under an avalanche, its the CO2 build up that causes someone to suffocate.  Why would we add that bake into our bodies.  Truth is we probably won’t once we understand why not to.
  5. Sugar 1 soda = 45lb of sugar/yr.  When we use up our amylase enzymes we will become diabetic.  Processed sugar is a drug and a poison.  It is so bad for our bodies and our blood and not easily digested.  Read your labels and avoid it!!!

Watch this informative video

to understand better!!!

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