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Farewell and Last Thoughtful Thursday

Farewell and Last Thoughtful Thursday

Farewell

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My dear readers and friends.  I have decided to call it quits with the blog.  My heart just hasn’t been into it for many months.  When I started this blog back in May 2012, I was in a different place in my life.  This avenue of sharing, writing, communicating, putting myself out there has been amazing and transforming for me.  I have met many wonderful people here and some of those have been become friends.  I feel so blessed for the opportunity to have connected with you (via emails, phone and even in person!)  I thank you for those of you who have been with me on this journey from the very beginning.  You know who you are.  My heart felt appreciation to your support, love, input, friendship and more.  You all have inspired me immensely.

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I have thoroughly enjoyed sharing all the many aspects of my life through this blog over the years.  Yet, I am ready to move on.  You know the old saying “When one door closes, another opens”.  This is that door that is ready and needs to be closed for my greatest good.  Life is good.  I just choose to live my life in peace and more away from the electronics/computer area. 

Feel free to access any of the recipes and links throughout this site and save or print what you want.  For it will all be gone on May 21st.  I did want to share one last Thoughtful Thursday with you all as a token of my gratitude and love.   It was one of my favorite categories.  Enjoy!

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Thoughtful Thursday

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♥ 18 Spiritual Teachings that Blew my Mind Wide Open – GREAT reminders. 

♥ Everything the Buddha Ever Taught in 2 Words – This theme of CHANGE has been showing itself more in my life.  I am becoming more acceptable and at peace with it.  In doing so, life is flowing more smoothly.  I’m not resisting or controlling it, I am embracing and dancing with change.  It is actually quite freeing.  Enjoy the music of life.

♥ Sleep: Merging with the source of life with Eckhart Tolle – Great advice and music.

♥  How Many of These Spiritual Awakening Symptoms Do You Have? – Relax into the flow of awakenings.  It’s pretty cool!

 

~Eckhart Tolle

♥ May 2015 Astro-Energy Report -“Honesty is the Best Policy” By Sarah Varcas.  I just love her work.

♥ Antidepressant Microbes In Soil: How Dirt Makes You Happy –  I know I feel good and happy when playing and grounding in the dirt. Mother Nature to the rescue.

♥ The Benefits of Bone Broth for Dogs – I share my bone broth with my animals and they love it.

♥  The theme for May 2015 is A NEW ALIGNMENT

 

Spiritual Reading and Awakening Quote (Image © Emma Leonard)

 

May HEALTH always be with You! and Be Inspired!
Lovingly,
Kibby

Thoughtful Thursday

Thoughtful Thursday

Thoughtful Thursday

♥ Do People That Eat Margarine Really Know How It’s Manufactured? – Choose REAL fat!  The body knows how to work with it and actually requires it for many important functions, regulating hormones, feeding the brain and more.  I use ghee, organic coconut oil, REAL butter (Kerry gold – best deal at Costco), avocado oil, avocados, olives for REAL food fat in my diet.  Share this link with people you know that use margarine and the fake stuff.  Knowledge is power – then they can make their own choice. 

♥ The (Real) Reason We Should All Meditate – This is GREAT!  This makes sense to me. 

The Year of the Wood Sheep: An Astrological Map of the Year. – Very cool read. 

♥ Embrace yourself – For all of YOU.  Enjoy!

♥ Cooling Inflammation: Gut Flora and Diet – Outstanding article and diagram in regards to gut health and why the micro flora in our guts is such an integral part of our makeup.  I take probiotics and feed the healthy colony with Inulin.   It has made a HUGE difference in my digestive issues.  This is the probiotic (highest quality I have found with the RIGHT bacteria) and Pre-biotic I use:  Renew Life Ultimate Flora Critical Colon Capsules, 60 Count and NOW Foods Inulin Prebiotic Fos, 8 Ounces.

I take one probiotic every night and take up to 3 tsps. of the inulin throughout the day in my drinks – morning coffee, herbal tea, protein smoothie.  Start slowly with the inulin (1 tsp.) and build up to your tolerance.  Some days I go higher to feed my little bacteria buddies.  You only have to take one bottle of probiotic and then continue to feed the healthy bacteria with the inulin.  The inulin is cheap.  Let me know if you want more information on this subject and I will post about it. 

 

♥ 18th/19th February 2015: New (Black) Moon – Straddling the Ages – Yep. More astrology stuff.  This is such fascinating and empowering insight from Sarah Varcas.

Instantly Open Tight Hips With These 8 Stretches – Pigeon pose is my favorite and I do it every night before going to bed.  I will incorporate some of these others.  #5 looks interesting. 

♥ Another reason to cut back on soda – Please don’t drink sodas at all!  If it’s not the sugar, the toxic ingredients should make you go “YIKES!”  Please read and share to those who do drink sodas and let them make their own informed choice. 

♥ Do Menstrual cups Make you Squeamish? Five Women Tell All –  Nope, not me!  I love my Diva Cup.  I’ve had it for years.  Safer for my body and the environment.  I use the DivaCup Model Cup 1 Pre Childbirth (no kids) and it also comes in the DivaCup Model 2 Post-Childbirth.

 

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Kibby

Thoughtful Thursday

Thoughtful Thursday

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via Hippie Peace Freaks

♥ Ritusandhi : The “Joining” of Seasons – It’s that time of year.  Transitioning from one season to the other.  Fantastic information from the sassy MonicaB on the transition of seasons and what to do for our speciifc dosha.

♥ How to Make Your Own Natural Liquid Hand Soap – LOVE this simple DIY recipe for Natural hand soap from One Green Planet!  I like using lavendar, ylang ylang and grapefruit essential oils in my mix.  Play around to create your own blend. 

♥ Freeing Ourselves from the Trap of Unworthiness.-  Great article by Brandon Gilbert!   He is the master herb guy at Hyperion Herbs – one of my favorite Chinese herb sources. 

♥ How to Cook Perfect Brown Rice –  This is by far the easiest and best way to cook brown rice that I have found.  Comes out perfect every time.  I use this technique for basmati rice too.

♥ 8 Kettlebell Exercises That’ll Sculpt Your Entire Body – I love kettlebells!  I go through spells of using them, as I do with most of my exercise regimen – I like variety and go with the seasons.  This has a good demonstration video of the exercises involved.  Kettlebells work!  You will FEEL it the next day (or so) but your body will respond quickly.  Mine always does.  You can get kettlebells at local Walmart if you are interested in trying them out.  Most sport stores have them too.  Have fun (but be careful).

♥ October 2014 Monthly Forecast – Sounds exciting! 

♥ Five Spices to Rock your Digestive World – These spices are fantastic for overall health but definitely for ones digestive system.  As always though, work on the core of your digestive issues (ex. candida, gluten sensitivity, dairy intolerance, etc.) and these spices are just companions to ones health. 

♥ Nutritional Healing and the Art of the Cleanse – Seasonal changes are a great time to do a re-boot for our systems.  I’ll be doing one in a few weeks.  It makes such a difference for the body, mind and spirit.

♥ Pick Powerful Health Benefits at the Pumpkin Patch!

 ♥ One Bowl Gluten Free Banana Bread – This banana bread is AWESOME!  One of the best recipes! .  I used NuNaturals Vanila liquid stevia instead of the honey.  Please give this one a go – you’ll be happy you did.

via The Moon Woman

 

 Have a great weekend!

 

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Kibby

Thoughtful Thursday

Thoughtful Thursday

♥ Detoxify Your Mind with an “Emotional Cleanse” –  Fantastic article. I wholeheartedly agree!

♥ 25 of the Best and Most Common Edible Flowers – Spring has sprung and Mother Nature has a bounty of edible greens and flowers for us.

♥ All About Poop – That’s my girl, Monica talking about poop.  We all do it and it tells us so much about ourselves – what’s going on inside. 

♥ 7 Delicious Ways to Bring Ayurveda into Our Kitchens – Yes!  It’s that easy to incorporate. 

♥ 4 Steps To Stop Worrying About What Other People Think Of You – Only YOU is what matters.

♥ Head-to-Toe Health with Turmeric – I adore turmeric and take it daily.  I take Organic India Turmeric formula after meals.  I got into this habit when I was on the Colorado Cleanse back in March.  This root is powerful and healing.  Learn more and incorporate it into your life and see/feel the results as I have.

♥ 10 Things I Wish Everyone Knew About Yoga – Great list!

♥ FULL MOON in Scorpio May 14th 2014 – Inspiring!

♥ Eating with the Seasons – A time for all seasons.  Enjoy the post and smoothie recipe I had published with SunWarrior.com.

♥ Amazing Yoga Poses That Help You De-Stress – Great poses!

♥ Full Moon in Scorpio – May 2014 – To Be or Not to Be – Great insight from Leah Whitehorse! 

 ♥ Hormone Imbalance? –  An integrative, holistic approach to balancing those hormones. Great information here.  A MUST WATCH for anyone (men and women) alike!

♥ Make Exercise Your Meditation Too! – My favorite form of exercise and getting my inner connection going on.

♥ Full Moon Schizandra Sale – My favorite source for Organic Schizandra is running a FULL MOON sale – Use promo code fullmoon to save 20% off your entire order.  Promo code is valid from now until 5/18/14.   Go HERE to place order now.  I am!

♥ Living from the Inside Out – This is so important for all of us to remember OR to start doing.   

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25 of the Best and Most Common Edible Flowers
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Detoxify Your Mind with an “Emotional Cleanse”

Detoxify Your Mind with an “Emotional Cleanse”
Detoxify Your Mind with an “Emotional Cleanse”
Detoxify Your Mind with an “Emotional Cleanse”

Detoxify Your Mind with an “Emotional Cleanse”

Detoxify Your Mind with an “Emotional Cleanse”

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Thoughtful Thursday

Thoughtful Thursday

♥ Why Exercise and Burning Calories Won’t Help You Lose Weight – Great article!  Have fun and enjoy your activity.  Don’t stress, push it or strain – that will cause weight gain.

♥ Sneezy, Drippy? Don’t Be Dopey! – By following seasonal eating (Spring right now), you can eliminate a lot of seasonal allergies.  Learn more.

♥ Burn it Off: The Ayurvedic Spring Detox – This is what my cleanse last month was all about.  Fantastic information here.  Enjoy!

♥ Renewable Energy –  This informative post covers most of what I experienced in the Colorado Cleanse last month.  The daily yoga practice and poses were an intrical and important part of the cleanse.  I felt and saw huge results and shifts in my body and mind.  I continue the daily practice because I love it so much for what it does for me.  The poses here are some that I practice daily.

♥ 30 Things To Start Doing For Yourself. – Print this out as a reminder.  Read it once a week and see where you need it most.

I am thankful for YOU!!

♥ Why Fat Is Awesome – I totally agree!   Fat is our friend, not our foe.  Healthy fats are required and needed by the body in so many ways.  Once I started increasing healthy fats in my diet (coconut oil, ghee, avocados, raw nuts/seeds) my hormones balanced out, my skin and hair became smoother and softer, my weight is stabilizing and more.  It is an important part of our chemistry.  Don’t shun it, invite it in. 

Yoga and the Art of Letting Go – By letting go of our beliefs, our expectations, our need to control the outcomes of life or other people, we find happiness. 

♥ May 2014 Monthly Forecast – The theme for May is INTEGRATION.  Integration helps you to accept and assimilate great change.  A great month ahead.  Go with the flow and allow it happen.

♥ Longevity Exercise: Less is More –  This breathing technique through the nose during exercise is a tool that can alter the body’s perception of an activity it normally perceives as stressful, to one of calm and repair.  I’ve been practicing this technique for several months now and it works wonders. 

♥ Happy Hormone Tonic Drink – I shared my Hormone Balancing tonic drink on Young and Raw.com.  Come get the recipe and learn about all the beneficial ingredients. 

 

 

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Thoughtful Thursday

Thoughtful Thursday

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♥ An Ayurvedic Cleanse – HeyMonicaB breaks it all down for us in her easy-peasy style.  This really works!  It does for me.

♥ The most powerful way to protect your time . . . and your sanity. – Wow!  How poignant!

♥ Channelled message: You are the pattern breakers and also the pattern makers – This is so beautiful and inspiring to read.

♥ Grounding the Cardinal Cross – Love this!

♥ 5 Yoga Poses To Help You Live With Ease & Grace – They really can!

♥ Millet: A Forgotten Superfood – I LOVE millet!  It is similar to quinoa and is so easy to cook and digest.  It is one of the grains of choice for Spring according to Seasonal eating.  Here is one of my favorite recipes:  Lemon Asparagus Millet Risotto.  (It is also real good with peas instead of asparagus.)

♥ Rawkstar Chocolate Cashew Cookies – Fantastic raw chocolate cookies from my friend, Tess Masters.  You can cook on a low temperature in the oven if you don’t have a dehydrator.  Make them – you, your family and friends will think you are a Rawkstar!

♥ Stevia: Too Good to be True? – Nope!  It’s not TOO GOOD – it’s perfect.  This is the reason why I have been using stevia in my diet for several years.  I grow the plant in my garden and harvest from it. I also use NuNaturals and SweetLeaf Liquid Stevia in many of my dishes.  Ditch the processed sugar and incorporate this sweet little herb into your recipes – you’ll be pleasantly surprised.  Moderation, of course!

♥ The Truth About the 80-10-10 Diet – Great in depth article by Kimberly Snyder on the pros and cons of the 80-10-10 diet.  I have been the full spectrum of eating all raw to currently eating seasonally for my body type (raw and cooked alike- but mostly cooked now days) – I’m a Vata.  This is what works for me and I’m learning all the time. Listen to YOUR body and let it tell you what feels best.  Not what a book tells you or the popular trend.

♥ Fan Your Digestive Fire: Just Add Water – Brilliant!

♥ Vitamin D: How To Choose The Best One – Vitamin D deficiency is prominent in modern day society.  Get yours checked and use the right kind – D3.  I had my Vitamin D tested last week and mine was 65. Good!  Even though I work outside a lot, I still take mine daily just to be sure.  This is the kind I use: Premier Research Labs Liquid Vitamin D3.

♥ What story are you listening to? – My friend, Cynthia from Flourish Wellness shared this on her Facebook page yesterday.  Oh, how we all need awareness in this area.  It’s easy to get caught up in the mind chatter and forget where it is truly coming from. 

 

 Imperial Wisdom Herbal Tonic Recipes coming tomorrow!

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Thoughtful Thursday

Thoughtful Thursday

♥ The Crossroads of Should and Must – This is a long read, but so well worth it!

♥ 3 Yoga Poses for a Daily Detox –  These are great poses to do everyday – I do!

♥ Why You Should Never Eat Tilapia – Yikes!  This information applies for any “farm raised” fish.  Always read your information label. If it says “farm raised” put it down.  Look for wild caught.

♥ Do Not Top Off – Ayurvedic wit and wisdom from HeyMonicaB.  Love this woman!

♥ Grain Free Blender Brownies – These were amazing!  One of the best black bean brownies I’ve come across with the healthiest ingredients.  I used Grade B Maple Syrup in place of the raw honey.  Full of protein without any of the guilt.  We loved them!

♥  RECIPE: Maple Dandelion Chips – This is BRILLIANT!  I am going out in the yard, harvesting and making these little crunchies tonight.  Thanks Kate!

♥ Is Your Food Emotionally Charged? – Wonderful insight to the deeper side of how food, emotions and more effect us overall.  I always suggest in my cooking classes to be in this awareness of our emotions and feelings when preparing and cutting up food.  Our energy goes into it at this point in the beginning and can effect the finished product.  We are such complex and beautifully designed beings.

♥ Cutting cords of attachment from the people that hold you back – Well said, Clare!

♥ What is the Quintessential Herb for the Female Reproductive System? – This is a potent female herb that I use in some of my tonic blends.  I love it!

♥ Ayurveda – Cycles of Shedding –  Cultivating the energy of Spring cleaning allows us to let go and release in so many ways in our lives, relationships, emotions, thoughts and more.  Cleanse away, babes!

♥ Top 10 Weight Loss Tips – Reset Your Fat Burners. These tips were the major factors and protocol in the Colorado Cleanse Detox that I did last month with great success.  #6 was new to me and I will give it a go at my lunch time meals from now on.  I love Dr. John Douillard!  I have been following his advice for quite some time now with pleasant results. I feel so much more grounded, balanced, and whole with incorporating Ayurveda and his practical/medical knowledge into my lifestyle.  Look into it if you haven’t already.  It just might change your life and health.

♥ Vedic Astrology April 2014 – Great insight!

 

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Thoughtful Thursday

Thoughtful Thursday

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♥ March Forecast 2014 – Astrological theme for March is COMMITMENT.  Where are you committed to letting things go?  Where are you committed to being open and receptive in life?  What are you willing to manifest and go after? A powerful month, indeed!

♥ When You Feel Down or Stuck: How to Effectively Be What You’re Not – This can be an effective tool when stuck in a rut, feeling funky or depressed.  I’ve done something similar at times and it does work.  It shifts the mindset and one can become more proactive in life and situations. 

♥ A CALL TO ACTION: IT’S TIME TO LOVE YOUR BODY – Amen, sister Claire!  I totally agree!  I’ve been upping my self-care practice on several levels and this is one area that I have finally been “getting” with myself. I have been shifting my mindset around my body image and sending it more love, compassion and appreciation.   It has been freeing on many levels and I still have to catch those ugly thoughts that pop in, but I am LOVING myself more (bumps, scars, cellulite, the good bits, strengths, etc.) It’s ME and I love it!  Enjoy this read and be inspired to YOUR own amazing body.

♥ Pre-Order The Blender Girl Cookbook – Tess Masters AKA The Blender Girl is having her biggest giveaway event ever! From March 1st to April 11th Tess is offering 42 DAYS OF GIVEAWAYS to celebrate the April 8th release of her new cookbook The Blender Girl. Every day there will be a winner!  I was fortunate to be one of Tess’ recipe tasters for the book and believe me, THIS IS ONE BOOK YOU WANT!  If you’re looking for easy healthy foods to include in your lifestyle (no matter how you eat) there is something for everyone.  

♥ 10 Simple DIY Serums For Every Skin Type! – This is a great basic tutorial from Jenni Raincloud on how to create your own essential oil serum.  I’ve been using one for several months that I created using rose hip oil as a base along with frankincense, lavendar, lemon and carrot seed oil.  It is GREAT!  Have fun concocting your own blend for your skin.

♥ 6 Best Vegetables for Green Smoothies –  Great suggestions. I like mixing it up with beet greens, organic spinach, kale, swiss chard, herbs such as mint, cilantro, basil and weeds such as dandelion greens, chickweed and purslane.  Check out my Purslane – Superfood Weed and Smoothie Recipe.

♥ Countless Uses for Coconut Oil – The Simple, the Strange, and the Downright Odd – Fantastic article on the many beneficial ways to incorporate coconut oil into your beauty regimen, household cleaning, cooking and so much more.  I learned some new tricks and tips.  I ADORE coconut oil.

♥ The Power of Silence: 8 Ways It Will Improve Your Life – By practicing times of silence, it has been immensely helpful, healing, inspiring and brought clarity into my life on a deeper level.  I try to practice silence at least once a day – it is my self nurturing time and I find it so delicious and special.

♥ Raw Kale Ceasar Salad with Almond Crusted Paleo Chicken – This looks heavenly!  I think I’ll try it this weekend.  Thank you Linda Wagner for another beautiful recipe.

 
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Thoughtful Thursday

Thoughtful Thursday

via Full Spectrum Healing

♥ Canola oil: The #1 Hidden Health Danger at the Prepared Food Bar –  Whenever I eat out (not often) and it happens to be at a Whole Foods bar, I always read the ingredient list of the prepared items and if I see “canola oil”, I sigh and keep moving on reading the next ingredient card till I find something that works for me.

♥ NEW MOON in Pisces March 1, 2014 – Astral insights from Mystic Mamma.  I’ve been feeling a lot of the shifts already.  Several lessons and gifts imparted.  Be patient, compassionate and gentle with yourselves (especially others).  Go with the flow and hang out with your Spirti/Soul for guidance along the way.

♥ How to Start a (Mostly) Raw Diet Without Shocking Your Taste Buds – A great article from Kimberly Snyder about how to transition and incorporate more raw foods into your diet without shocking your body or taste buds. 

♥ How To Use Grounding To Deepen Your Connection To Earth, Yourself, and Others  – I couldn’t agree with this article MORE!  I have been wanting to write a post on this very subject – and I may just still yet. Enjoy!

♥ The Power of DIY Self-Care: A Directory of Recipes & Treatments – Some great DIY self-care recipes!  I am going to start a new notebook with sections that cater to hair, body, face, and shower/bath.  I’ve got a nice compilation of recipes that I make and use and always open to trying new ones.  The “tried and true” are kept in the notebook.  I do this with kitchen recipes.  I will try many, but the “winners” make it into the notebook for return visits on the menu plan. 

♥ Homemade Coconut Flour – I do this all the time and this post shows you how to do it simply.  So easy to make and nothing goes to waste.  I love making my own coconut milk (and Scott loves it in his morning coffee). It is great to use in smoothies, tonics, desserts, soups and more.  The leftover flour is great for many recipes and I will sometimes add the leftover pulp from milk to the dog’s food bowls.  So good and healthy for them. 

♥ New Moon Update 3-1-14 – The New Moon is always the time to reset our intentions and begin anew.

♥ Indulge your Chocolate Fantasies with Raw Cacao Powder – Jenny Travens from SuperFoodLiving.com has a great article on my beloved raw cacao.  You can read my article devoted to this friendly superfood The Difference Between CACAO and COCOA Powder.  Jenny has some great and FREE information about superfoods that I suggest you check out. I love learning more about the benefits of superfoods

♥ Ginger Detox Shot – Linda Wagner brings us another goodie! Oh, this is for the brave of heart!  It is intense, but OH SO WORTH IT!  The ingredients pack a powerful punch and act as an anti-inflammatory, anti-infective, antioxidant, lymph system cleanser and more.  I love doing these shots! 

♥ I Was A Raw Vegan For More Than 3 Years Because I Was Insane – This is an interesting article.  I have to agree with the writer, Sami G, that we are all biochemically different and what works for me might not work for you and vice versa.  What works for us will be different at different stages in our life, our activity level, our emotional level, the seasons, etc. It varies day to day.  Appreciate, love, and enjoy every bite of your food.  The point is to have a healthy relationship with food.  Make the best choices for yourself and family and don’t fall into guilt, shame or unworthiness based on what others are doing.  Learn to be open, compassionate and non-judgmental of others – but especially with yourself.  Check out this article by Sami G : Speak Your Truth,  Forgive and Move On.

♥ The Helpfulness of Structure: An Un-Diet Update – Great article by Marlena Torres from Health Through Indulgence.  Enjoy!

♥ The Miracle of Lymph – Fantastic post by Dr. John Douillard regarding the lymphatic system, how it works, signs of a sluggish or stagnant lymph system and more.  I learned even more about this system in this article.  Check out my posts on ways to get your lymph system flowing again: Rebounding 101 and The correct way to skin brush.  Also, another reminder to reduce and  find healthy ways to manage stress in one’s life. 

♥ You’ve ditched the pill…now you’re losing your hair?! – Fantastic article regarding hormone imbalance.  It could be due to coming off the Pill or stress, which affects our hormones and thyroid immensely.  I love the suggestions.  I include many of them in my own diet. I have experienced hormone imbalance and you can check out my post How I Have Been Balancing My Hormones – NATURALLY and my herbal Happy Hormone Tonic.

 
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Thoughtful Thursday

Thoughtful Thursday

Be aware from your heart.

♥ HOW TO MANAGE YOUR MOODS – Great article!  Can you relate to any of these?

♥ Plasticity and the Power of Affirmations – Interesting perspective.

♥ How to Respond to Negative People Without Being Negative – I know we’ve all been there (and some still are).  I used to let other people and their negativity “wire me up”.  Then I learned to turn within and work on myself.  To come from a place of compassion.  To protect myself from their energies and let it go.  It makes experiencing anyone in life much more pleasurable and peaceful.   And, as always, you can say “Excuse me.”  and walk away from it. 

♥ How to Gently Cleanse Your Pet’s Body of Toxins – I love this article from Dr. Karen Becker, holistic vet.  I have been reading and watching her videos for years.  I have learned so much how to take care of my furry loved ones safely.  I think you will find some real nuggets of wisdom and good advice here.   By using herbs, homeopathy and natural approaches, I have been able to turn around the blood work of my dogs (that had some high levels), forgo pain meds (homeopathy works wonders with no side effects), detox safely, avoid using toxic flea meds., improve their quality of health and more.  Just as we integrate these practices with ourselves, it can be applied to our pets. 

♥ Yoga for Busy People: 5 Poses to Help You Work – Love this article!  Applies to anyone – anytime!  A good reminder for self-care: body, mind and spirit.

♥ Cabin Fever – Spunky MonicaB does it again!  Dishing out some great Ayurdvedic advice for the winter months. Cabin fever, anyone!?  I know I’ve got it.  I’ve been doing some of these tips from Monica, but just found a few more to throw in.  Thanks, Gorgeous!

♥ JUXTAPOSED BELIEFS – WHEN SOMEONE SEES THE WORLD DIFFERENTLY TO YOU – Yep! We all experience this on some level.  Great insight from Claire Obeid.

♥ Create More Joy in Your Life by Prioritizing Things You Enjoy Doing –  This is great advice!  I have found that by putting what is most important to me and DOING them daily or weekly has brought much joy.  Take care of yourself first.

♥ Zucchini and Watercress Soup from Dr Hyman’s 10-Day Detox DietTess Masters posted this recipe last week on her website Healthy Blender Recipes (one of my FAVS!).  It is FANTASTIC!  The soup and her website.   I couldn’t find any watercress at my store, so I used organic spinach.  So simple to make and blend.  A real winner that will now become a staple in my soup rotation list.   Check it out and make.  I had plenty of leftovers for a few days.

♥ Hormonal Imbalance 101: How to Heal Yourself Naturally – Great article!  Learn more.  Also, check out my article How I Have Been Balancing My Hormones – NATURALLY and my Happy Hormone Tonic recipe.

♥ Simple Living Manifesto: 72 Ideas to Simplify Your Life – This post by Jackie at The Paleo Mama is just INSPIRING!  For several years I have been simplifying things in my life and these tips/links help even more.  I got some great tips and will be putting several into practice and doing some more research for my area.  Thank you Jackie for putting this all together.

 

♥ 102 Soup Recipes – Here is a great link to some wonderful healthy soups catering to all dietary lifestyles.  You are sure to find something that will light your fire.  Yours truly has a soup highlighted Healthy Raw Tortilla Soup.  I made it just the other day.  So satisfying, easy to make and full of nutrition = my kind of recipe.  I found some new recipes in this link to try and looking forward to it.  Hope you do too.

Smoothie Class with Kibby – If you live nearby, I will be doing a superfood smoothie class on February 22nd at Blue Moon Elise in Murphy, NC.  Check out the details!  Last Saturday, I had the honor of making raw chocolate superfood smoothies at Rachel’s shop after her yoga class (which is AMAZING!!) for most of the day.   Rocking the Vitamix with raw Cacao powder, Maca powder, other superfoods and sharing it with other people = my kind of Saturday afternoon FUN!  Met some wonderful new people in the community.  

♥ Full Moon Update 2-14-14 – Inspiring astrological forecast for the full moon on St. Valentines Day. 

Powerful information.

 

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Kibby