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Thursday, July 31, 2014

Optimize Your Health

Check out this great infographic that shows detailed ways in which you can take your health to the OPTIMUM level!! 


Feel great, look great, be great!!













Tuesday, July 29, 2014

The Four Agreements

Don Miguel Ruiz, author of The Four Agreements, summarizes in four ideas beliefs that subconsciously rob us of happiness and fulfillment. Take a moment to read through them, and perhaps meditate on how you can apply this to your life in an empowering way.


Namasté.



Friday, July 25, 2014

How To Have Self Confidence

Anthony Robbins, world-renowned life success coach and motivational speaker, explains how our daily rituals ultimately affect the quality of our lives -- and what we can do to improve them.

Give yourself the gift of learning something that will improve your life today!!


Thursday, July 17, 2014

Vanilla Peach Pops

Credit: Love and Lemons



Those of you that follow us on Pinterest know how much we love looking and sharing healthy recipes.



This summer delight comes from the food blog, Love and Lemons, and we just can't wait to try them!!



Read the original recipe here.



Vanilla Peach Pops


Yield: 10 popsicles




Ingredients
1 3/4 cups Vanilla Almond Breeze Almond Milk
2 teaspoons (melted) coconut oil
1 tablespoon maple syrup
tiny pinch of salt
4-5 ripe peaches, chopped


Instructions
Bring vanilla almond milk to room temp, (otherwise the melted coconut oil will harden as you add it). Whisk the almond milk together with coconut oil, maple syrup and a pinch of salt.
Slice peaches into small pieces and drop them into a popsicle mold.
Pour the almond milk mixture over the peaches. (Depending on the size of your peaches you might have extra). Place sticks, then freeze overnight.


Notes


Don't use unsweetened almond milk or you will have to add more sugar to the recipe.

If you don't have a popsicle mold, you can freeze them in little cups.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Chakra Balancing and Cleansing Meditation

Every Tuesday, Katalin Matyus hosts the "Ultimate Success and Happiness" Workshop at LiveWell and offers great insight and practical advice to help take your life to the next level. Come join us next Tuesday at 6pm in room 218 located on the third floor of 921 Boylston St. near the Student Activities Center.

This exclusive sneak peek of the material she shares inspires and calms.




Chakra Balancing Meditation

1. Sit comfortably, with the spine erect.
2. Focus on each chakra, one at a time. Start at the base and move your way up. 
3. Simply, intend for each chakra to be balanced.
4. As you pause at each chakra, feel that it is. Do this in whatever way makes sense to you.
5. Stop when you feel it is complete. 

It can take as little as a few minutes or up to 15, do what feels right. Relax and mentally scan your body; you probably feel more secure and balanced. Remember that wonderful feeling and call upon it in stressful moments! Do this exercise as often as are able; it's especially helpful as an aid to falling asleep, and if you are preparing to do psychic exercises or healing work. 

Chakra Cleansing Meditation (Comprehensive)

Meditation 1

Balanced, healthy chakras spiral energy into the body in a clockwise direction (from your right to left). However, stress -- physical, as well as emotional, mental, and spiritual -- can easily bring about imbalance and disharmony in the movement of the energy through the body. 

A simple way to correct such imbalances is to "spin" the chakras counter-clockwise beginning with the first, "red" chakra (the longest and slowest frequency).

1. Imagine the energy spinning in a counter-clockwise direction (that is, from your left to right) into the chakra. You may wish to make a spiraling motion with your hand over the chakra to help you visualize and stay focused. Before you move to the next chakra, don't forget to finish up by reversing the direction of the energy spirals to the normal, clockwise direction, in order to complete the rebalancing process.

2. Move upward through all seven chakras from the lowest to the highest (violet). The longer and slower you do this, the more benefit. Trust your intuition or you can check the state of each chakra using neuromuscular feedback. You'll be amazed how much better you'll feel. It can also be a productive way to use the time if you cannot sleep. 


Meditation 2

Light a candle (symbol of divine light)
Colors to think of/imagine: Red, white, pink

Breathe in and fill the heart chakras with white light - imagine it's shining brighter with every breath. 
Breathe in red light to your root chakra - imagine it's shining brighter with every breath. 
Allow the red energy of Mother Earth traveling through the spine all the way to your heart.
It creates a pink energy in our hearts.
Increase the pink energy with every breath you take 

For relationship with self:
Remember your little, wounded soul as a child.
Connect our heart chakra with his/hers and blow the pink light into theirs until the whole body is shining in pink light. 
Fill your current body with this light as well.
Let the pink light connect the aura/energy fields (painful memories look like dark spots on this doubled auric field.)
Enjoy your child self the way you have always dreamed of.
Hug the child and tell him/her that together you can learn to take actions from the heart and search for effective ways to heal both of your spiritual needs and wounds. 

For relationship with others:
Do the same with someone who we need to heal our relationship with
We heal both our defensive mechanism and negative solutions and disharmony.
As an end result we imagine the relationship healed.
Imagine telling them that we are searching for effective ways to heal both of our spiritual needs and wounds. 


Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Grilled Caprese Salad

This delicious twist on the classic caprese salad from Whole Foods is perfect for summer picnics (the sun is finally out in Boston!)



Ingredients: 

3 tablespoons olive oil, plus more for greasing
2 pints cherry tomatoes
1 (12-ounce) container fresh mozzarella, drained and cut into (1-inch) chunks
1/2 loaf ciabatta bread, cut into (1-inch) cubes
Salt and pepper to taste
Balsamic vinegar (optional)
1/2 cup basil leaves


Nutritional Info:
Per Serving: 240 calories (150 from fat), 17g total fat, 8g saturated fat, 35mg cholesterol,310mg sodium, 9g carbohydrate (2g dietary fiber, 3g sugar), 11g protein

Friday, June 27, 2014

Egg, Kale, and Tomato Breakfast Wraps

Sometimes we're too busy rushing out the door in the morning to eat a wholesome meal. Hopefully you get a chance to grab a smoothie or tea on your way to work or school, but on the days your stomach really needs filling, these are perfect!




I would make a friendly suggestion to choose USDA Certified Humane Eggs, but if you want to scratch the eggs altogether, firm tofu is a GREAT Alternative! Simply wrap the tofu you want to use in a towel and place it underneath a heavy pan for at least an hour. This will help the tofu drain out excess water, which will allow it to absorb other spices very easily!

Cut your tofu into blocks and sauté over medium to high heat with a couple tablespoons of turmeric, and voila! Scrambled eggs!. …er…tofu. Its scrumptious and packs an extra punch of protein (with no added cholesterol like its fragile counterpart). Combined with kale, tomato, and hummus, this breakfast is a complete meal and has all the right ingredients to get you energized for your whole day!



Ingredients: 

5 large kale leaves

2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

1 1/4 cups grape tomatoes, halved

1 large shallot, chopped

2 garlic cloves, chopped

1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme

1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes (optional)

1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

1/4 cup chopped fresh basil leaves

4 large eggs, at room temperature

4 (10-inch) whole-wheat tortillas

1/4 cup store-bought plain hummus