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Wanting What You Have for a Happier Life

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Gratitude, Simplicity and Appreciation for What You Have.

We all have that friend, or a friend of a friend who talks endlessly about what she wants, more shoes, handbags, the latest BMW, a boob job, vacation, to be thinner, taller, prettier, richer, it’s endless, you know the one who has so much, she has all that is material but is she happy? Do her things fill a gap for what she really wants or a stop gap for what she doesn’t even know she is missing?

We see the woman who has so little, she cherishes everything and more importantly she cherishes everyone in her life, her children, community, the elders that she cares for, she knows people are what makes the world go around, they make her laugh, fill her time with true abundance, she feels the gratitude and appreciation. She knows what’s precious to her, yet she does not know about shoes other than the ones she wears until the holes appear, she knows not of fancy things, she doesn’t even know the exist in her world, the place where she has barely enough to feed those she cares for, is she happy for what she has or would she choose differently if only she knew what was out there, would she feel the same? (more…)

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How to East Fast Healthy Meals-Buddha Bowls

Buddha Bowls: Fast Healthy Plant Based Meals

Are you ready to kick-start your taste-buds and boost your health with rich plant based healthy recipes?

fast quick healthy meals Buddha bowlsI am always looking for healthy plant-based recipe ideas that are quick and delicious. Even the pickiest of eaters will find a Buddha bowl they can’t resist.

Eating whole plant-based foods are essential to optimal health. By eating all of the colors of the rainbow will boost your brain health and improve your overall body wellness.

I have been vegetarian for over 20 years, and working towards going full vegan, so when I get excited when I find new way of preparing, simple, nutritious, healthy foods.

Buddha Bowls Fast Easy Nutritious Meals

I found this wonderful selection of plant based healthy recipes ideas –  “Buddha Bowls ” – and wanted to share them with you. Whether you are vegetarian, vegan, eat a gluten free diet or still eat protein you can modify the recipes to suit your dietary eating.

So get ready to chop away, roast veggies to prepare your wholesome dishes and reap the benefits of eating plant based health foods. To  get all of the recipes read on and check out the authors link at the bottom…read on and enjoy…

If you’re into clean eating, you’re likely familiar with the Buddha bowl; they are plant based healthy recipes, and if you haven’t tried one yet, you’re in for a treat!

What is a Buddha Bowl

A Buddha bowl is simply a bowl filled with various combinations of delicious greens, veggies, starches, protein, nuts and seeds, usually with a yummy miso or peanut-based dressing drizzled over top. Sounds delicious right? Buddha bowls are a healthy, delicious lunch or dinner choice, and a perfect use for those leftovers most of us have hanging around in the fridge.

On the weekends I like to take some time to steam and/or roast a few veggies. That way I can save time during the week, and just throw everything together for a quick lunch or dinner, when I don’t have much time.

There are virtually endless variations when it comes to making a Buddha bowl. I like to start with a nice bunch of chopped greens and load up the rest with plant nutrient rich foods.

The combinations are endless and you can get as creative as you like, I love to eat fruits with many of my vegetable dished to add extra nutrients, flavor and texture. You can use any combination you like. Some good plant base examples are:

Start your plant based healthy recipes with:

  • Kale (raw or steamed)
  • Spinach
  • Arugula
  • Spring greens
  • Then start adding in your beautiful plant rich foods . If you love healthy fresh food then you must try these quick and easy plant based healthy recipes you’ll love these delicious healthy recipes.

Check out the amazing recipes #3 is my favorite click

Enjoy!

 

 

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Grief Etiquette Tips When Grieving

Grief Etiquette Bereavement Questions

Grief Etiquette Thank You Notes or Not?

writing a cardIs there proper etiquette when you are coping with grief?

Grief etiquette tips. I was raised to write thank you notes, no matter the occasion, the gift received and the kind deed done. But when my son died I could not write a thank you note. I was in such a daze after the death of my son I couldn’t even remember who was there at the service who brought what let alone what day it was. I could barely function, let alone write any semblance of a thank you note.

There is no right or wrong answer, the truth is the grief is yours and only you know how you feel and what your capabilities are.

You may even wonder why I am even raising the issue but as I have helped people as they grieve the loss of their loved ones and some have asked grief etiquette question “Should I send thank you notes” or “what will people think if I don’t write” and my answer is always the same. This is your grief , it is your time and you need to do whatever you need to do for yourself first. If you find comfort in writing notes in your time of grief then do it when you are ready, and if you don’t want to that is perfectly fine too. This is not a  time for etiquette, this is your grief and about caring for yourself. Most people understand and if they don’t then that is their issue not yours. If you are torn and want a simple solution you can do what I did. (more…)

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How to End Insomnia with Music for a Better Life

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How to Use Music for Sleep and Improve Your Life

Lessons from an insomniac. I know when I was young I didn’t seem to need sleep, I was wired and ready to go, it ran in the family. I remember my Dad a workaholic who said there’s not time for sleep, too much to do, places to go, people to see.

In later years the lack of sleep caught up with my Dad, he didn’t heal well if he got sick, it may have contributed to his type II diabetes or a myriad of things. And as a result of following that pattern  my life suffered, I became a chronic insomniac. Detrimental to my health especially as  aged. I started to miss out on so much and it was time to find a way to release the insomnia in exchange for a happier healthier life.  (more…)

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Quiet Your Mind Benefits

Could You Quiet Your Mind for Ten Minutes?

Mindfulness Expert Andy Puddicombe Ted Talk

What If You Could Quiet Your Mind for a few minutes a day and practice mindfulness. Do you worry you’ll become drab and boring and think you have to surrender your worldly good in exchange for peace. Quite the contrary! I’ve had the pleasure of seeing Andy Puddicombe speak, he is bright, vivacious, entertaining with a great sense of humour and a mindfulness expert too! (more…)

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