Green Chia Seed Pudding

Green Chia Seed Pudding

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  • 2 C of spinach
  • 1 C of milk
  • 1/2 C of coconut milk
  • 1/2 C of honey
  • 3 T chia seeds
  • Sliced kiwi as garnish

Add spinach, milk, coconut milk, honey and chia seeds to your blender & mix them all up until green & well blended. Pour mixture into desired bowls & slip kiwi on the side or on top. Let sit in the fridge for at least 45 min to an hour.

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Gluten-free Kale And Chocolate Chip Pancakes

Gluten-free Kale & Chocolate Chip Pancakes

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  • Handful or two of freshly washed kale
  • 3/4 C of milk
  • 1 C of gluten-free baking mix
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 T of honey
  • 1 T of butter
  • Chocolate chips

Set your griddle to Medium-high & in your blender, mix up the kale & milk together. Mix in together milk/kale mixture, pancake mix, egg, honey, and butter. Your batter should be on the thicker side. Thicker batter ensures fluffy pancakes. Add a little bit more milk if you prefer thinner pancakes.

Lightly grease the griddle & pour the batter (I pour about a palm size amount of batter)

Then I add a sprinkle of chocolate chips, and after you start to see bubbles form with the edges firming up you flip. Cook for about a min or two on the other side & then serve with butter and syrup of choice!

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The Cinderella Transit April 23rd

Who else is tired to death of hearing of the dreaded Mercury retrograde? What other Astrologers are tired to death of explaining the realities of mercury retrograde, and how the effects of said transit ultimately depend on placement and aspects to other aspects in your individual natal chart?

Lately I have been far more interested in the upcoming Cinderella transit. The Venus conjunct Chiron April 23rd, 2019. Perhaps it stems from the fact that I am already experiencing a strong square from transiting Chiron to my natal Neptune but I am feeling the stress & defiantly feeling the romantic relationship woes.

Cinderella transits are identified by either a Venus or Neptune aspect to Chiron the wounded healer. The Cinderella transit is all about romance and love & clearing old struggles or wounds to hopefully find a brighter future for you and your loved one. Your love will be tested by the universe two fold. This transit asked of you to truly dig deep for your romantic life questions.

Through this deep time of introspection, testing the every aspect of your core you will find your truth and who knows someone who truly is an advocate and believes in you and your dreams as well.

Tumeric and Ginger Immunity Tea

Tumeric & Ginger Immunity Tea

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  • Calming caffeine free tea of choice~This is my go to, but its only a seasonal item & for those who do not have a trader joes near them, your favorite herbal tea will do the trick.
This is my favorite tea to use. With calming chamomile, cinnamon, ginger and a little bit of hibiscous. Its a cup of heaven on rainy and cold day.
  • 1/2 t of turmeric
  • 1 T of honey
  • 1/2 t of freshly grated ginger
  • squeeze of fresh lemon juice
  • dash of black pepper

Start by simmering snd brewing your favorite cup of herbal chamomile tea. Afterwards stir in turmeric, fresh ginger, dash of pepper for better absorption, and garnish with honey and lemon juice.

Enjoy!

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Honoring Yourself- My Morning Meditation and Yoga Routine

Good Morning! I wanted to piece together a post that was a basic overview of my individual morning yoga & meditation routine. All I did was piece together my favorite energizing and focusing based energy poses, that takes no more than about 10 min in the morning to complete. For as mommas & busy ladies in general we all know how hectic our lives can get. It is utterly imperative to set time aside to clear and center yourself for the day ahead.

So firstly I start off in this pose and take about a couple of minutes to be still & meditate of my energy being cleared, balanced, productive, patient and protected. I try to always make sure to smile during this process because I believe it is a lovely way to set your day with energy that is positive and grateful.

From my meditation I then move on to do some cat/cow poses and make sure to truly pay attention to my slow and steadfast breathing. This is my modified version of childs pose. This is also really great for opening my hip flexors .

Then I go into my camel pose.
From there I transition into my downward facing dog position

After about three good in & out solid breaths I extended one leg behind me and hold for another couple of breaths. Then I sort of arch my foot to the other side and hold the pose again for a couple of smooth breaths.

Next I bring my foot up into my runner lunge position.

After my arm extension stretching, I immediately go into my warrior pose for a couple of nice deep breaths.

From the above pose I then would go back into downward dog and do the entire series of poses again but while using the other leg. Then I make my way back to downward facing down for the final time and then slowly walk forward to mountain pose but while hanging down in rag doll pose.

I typically always finish by slowly rising up into the pose below. I then typically down a glass of lemon water & grab my coffee. There is no set rhyme or reason to it and it’s something I dedicate to for at least 10 minutes in the morning. More is better if you can, but if your a super busy gal like me… I find 10 minutes is more than enough time to realign & to set some amazing intentions for the day. It gives me energy, focus, and all around great vibes to unfold my day to! Namaste!


Instapot Beef Pho

Instapot Beef Pho with Zoodles

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  • 1 standard box of low sodium organic beef broth
  • 1 T of cloves
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 large sliced sweet oninon
  • 1 T of freshly grated ginger
  • 1 T of garlic-optional
  • 1 filet of top round steak-thinly sliced
  • 2 T of fish sauce
  • Salt & peper to taste
  • 1 package of zoodles- Zucchini noodles
  • 1/2 C of sliced Bella mushrooms
  • fresh leaves of basil
  • lime slices
  • garlic chili hot sauce for garnish
  • 2 green onions -chopped

Add beef stock, cloves, cinnamon, ginger, garlic, fish sauce, seal your instantapot and set to the soup/broth function and set on less to 10 min. Once the broth is cooked, ladle broth into bowl on top of zoodles and place your thinly sliced beef in the hot broth to cook. Add onions, mushrooms, basil. Garnish with a squeeze of lime, salt, pepper & hot sauce to taste Enjoy!

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Emotional Abuse and the Metaphysics behind it.

Humans are dichotomous creatures by nature. We are not only of the physical but the spiritual as well. Many choose to ignore or flat out deny both of these aspects as what we are truly made up of. I preach on a daily basis, to my readers, my family, my friends, anyone who will listen really the importance of nurturing and taking equal care of not only your physical health but your spiritual health as well. It is essential. This is in my opinion what makes abuse (of any form really), especially emotional abuse such a difficult and abrasive wound to overcome and most certainly a veniomous & heinous spiritual crime.

All abuse physical, sexual, emotional ect are horrendous.No matter what the source, all abuse results in lasting, profound and impactful emotional abuse. It is the emotional abuse that leaves individuals suffering in silence, fear, humiliation and often times guilt. Even physical forms of abuse will ultimately turn into deep emotional scars. The wounds may heal but the flashbacks and fear remain leaving a person paralyzed and overwhelmed. Individuals who suffer from emotional abuse often feel their scars are unjustified because there are no physical traces of hurt and pain and often times shame.

A few tips to always remember and push towards in your mind regarding abuse are as follows;

  1. You must make a valid and conscious effort to remove yourself from abusive situations. This of course is not always an option for many who fear for themselves and for their family or find themselves being emotionally blackmailed in an abusive situation. In these cases you must persevere- there are hotlines & counselors reading and willing to help you out of these dire situations. Regardless you are worth fighting for, worthy of being in a safe environment and WORTHY OF BEING HAPPY.
  2. Take a break/ get perspective. Get away or get involved in something that makes you feel like you again. Lifts your confidence and spirits back up. Meditation is my form of taking a break & getting a new form of perspective on myself & how to properly honor myself throughout the day
  3. Counseling
  4. Setting healthy boundaries. No one be it a friend or family member has the right you emotionally abuse and blackmail you. If they think that they do then it is perfectly acceptable to draw that boundary for your own sanity and explain you will not be engaging in a toxic relationship with anyone.

The thing is…. you are not the worlds punching bag, and know matter how many times you choose to excuse the kind of abuse another directs towards you. It is never warranted and most certainly never acceptable. Even if you love someone with all you have, that does not ever justify sacrificing your own well being for another’s frustration. As stated emotional abuse is abuse suffered in silence, confusion and most often times denial. Often time it is truly the most psychologically damaging because it is suffered in silence. It stifles ones spark & kills any sort of confidence.

If you don’t stand up for you, who in the world will?