Essential Oils, Health

15 Habits That Help Keep Your Home Clean

It is said that a clutter free home and work environment translates to a clutter and free mind. If you are looking to help decrease stress levels and improve your living conditions and mind conditions, try adopting these 15 habits that can drastically bring in levity, light and even comfort into your daily life. Think clean, neat, and tidy and so the Universe will fruition that back to you. (more…)

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Health

Staying Hydrated With More Than Just Water

Though school is slowly resuming across the country and the fall season is around the corner, there are many parts (like where I live) of the country where daily temperatures still reach around 100 degrees fahrenheit. It is very important to keep hydrated, as we are only as optimal as the liquids we consume, use and bathe in. In this week's Chopra Center Lifestyle Newsletter, there was a simple and easy to follow article about staying hydrated with foods (not necessarily just drinking water). It is a good reminder that we can acquire hydration from may different aspects. (more…)

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Essential Oils

Lemongrass Essential Oil Uses and Benefits

Described as the "oil of energetic cleansing", Lemongrass Essential Oil is idea for clearing old or negative energy away from a home or work space. Its aim is to absolve negativity and leave environments light, positive and happy. Lemongrass smells just like lemons, but is milder, sweeter, and far less sour. This grass is used in countless beverages (including tea), desserts and other forms of culinary creations as a flavoring agent, where fresh lemon is not available or is not to be used because of its more potent flavor. It is widely used in Chinese and Thai recipes. Simply put, there

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Main Dishes

Total Alkaline Meals

Veggie Quinoa Croquettes w/ Smoked Paprika Almond Cream Ingredients For the Croquettes 1 cup dry quinoa, cooked in 2 cups water, yielding 3 cups cooked quinoa, cooled 1 very large sweet potato, peeled, diced, steamed, mashed 1 cup finely diced red onion 1/2 cup finely diced red pepper 4 cloves garlic, crushed 2 tbsp olive oil + 1 tbsp to brown the croquettes 1/3 cup chopped fresh cilantro 1 – 14oz tin pinto beans, drained & rinsed 1/2 cup hemp seeds 1 tsp dried oregano 1 tsp ground cumin juice of one lime 1 tsp celtic sea salt (more…)

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Health

Happiness Enhancing Strategies

These are 12 researched strategies for sustainable happiness adaptation written by Sonja Lyubomirsky as published in the Scientific Approach to Getting the Life you Want The How of Happiness (Penguin 2007).  (more…)

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Diets, Essential Oils, Health, Nutrition

Healthy Eating Basics: Where Should I Start?

One of the most popular questions I get from inquisitive minds often touch on the basics of eating a healthy diet. I always encourage people to take steps and little shifts to mindful and awareness food consumption that will lead to optimal health. There are just so many "myths" and "truths" out there that have a direct impact on our lives (mental, emotional and physical well being), that if we try to comprehend them all in one big chunk, we could be overwhelmed and throw in the towel before even committing to making a change for the positive. Below are

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Essential Oils, Health

Supercharge Your Metabolism and Lose Weight in 7 Simple Steps

Your body's metabolism is comprised of enzymes and hormones. Metabolism converts your food intake into fuel (your body's energy). You have probably heard that some people are genetically predisposed to a sluggish metabolism, which is attributed to weight gain. While this may be true for some people, know that there are certain foods that naturally help increase metabolism and shed pounds. The following healthy eating plan shows how to incorporate these natural metabolism booster foods into a daily diet. (more…)

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Essential Oils, Literature, Skin

25 Uses of Melaleuca/Tea Tree Essential Oil

Melaleuca, or Tea Tree Essential Oil (Melaleuca alternifoliais) is a topical or aromatic essential oil that is knowns for its antiseptic, anti-fungal and infection-reducing benefits. It also has antibiotic properties and helps aid against aliments such as skin dermatitis, infections, rashes, burns, and dry, flaky scalps including dandruff.  25 Uses for Tea Tree Oil Helps heal and soothe sunburns. Heals skin dermatitis naturally by reducing allergic reactions. Relieves itchiness from rashes as well as helps reduce rashes. Can be used as an all-purpose cleaner: Fill a spray bottle with 1-2 tsp. of tea tree oil and the rest of the bottle with water. Treats skin

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Essential Oils, Fitness, Literature

10 Best Yoga Poses for Headaches and Migraines

Got a tension headache or pressure in the upper region of your torso that stems from the base of the skull all the way up to the temples and into the middle of your eyeballs? Headaches and migraines can be extremely debilitating and uncomfortable. If you are not the over the counter pill popper every time a symptom comes up in your body, then know that there are great holistic approaches to feeling better (and they can be low cost or free)! (more…)

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