Great Reads from the Week

Hi Everyone! Hope you’re week went FABULOUS!!!

I have some great reads for you. You know the drill; Grab a mug of Tea, Coffee or Wine (depending on your time zone). & get comfy for my picks for the week!

Conscious Diva’s has a few really great reads for you; The difference between Commitment & Devotion as well as 7 tips to stick with your workout

Do you want to know what house plants are best at purifying the air in your home? Wake Up World has a list here, they also have a cool photo showing how the world eats. It’s been floating around the internet for a while now, but if you haven’t seen it yet you should check it out!

Being an advocate for Vitamins or Supplements, I also think it’s important to take the proper ones. Here’s a post on how to tell if your Supplements aren’t the right kind. (pure or synthetic)

Being into Detoxing, I know how amazing Epsom Salts can be, but I never knew how great they were for Gardening~ thanks Wake Up World!

Kris Carr shows us why we need to get rid of the clutter …… in our minds!!!

Creative Spiritual Women shows us here how to be defenseless!

Here is a great site if you are looking to up the Vegan in your house. Recipes Galore!!!

Well, we all want an inspired life right? Maybe, just maybe this read will do it?

One of my favorite web~sites, MindBodyGreen shows us 7 Limitless ways to Give, 5 ways to attract Goodness, 5 steps to creating Positive Outcomes, & 5 ways to say what you want to say (& change the world!)

Free Movies to Watch :

who doesn’t love a free movie right? So make up some Fresh PopCorn, drizzle some Coconut Oil & Cacao Powder on top,

grab a glass of wine or a cup of tea & enjoy these interesting documentary flicks!

When Food Kills;

Vital Force: Rediscovering Health the Natural Way;

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FYI, May 5th is International Herb day. Do you LOVE Herbs? DO you use them in your meals? Do you Grow them? What are your Favorite Herbs? Check out a few Herbs & their Nutritional Content (Part 1) here that I talked about Recently!

Stuff I loved reading…

Happy Easter Weekend All! I’m so excited that Spring has Sprung & I have a (mostly) long weekend. Is it weird that I have Friday, Saturday & Monday off? ;) huh… I guess I’ll take it! This year we’re doing a TON of different things for the Easter Celebrations. I won’t give them all away, but needless to say it’s 100% Vegan (besides a few chocolate treats~milk), but there will be no eggs, etc! Can’t wait!

What are your plans for the Long Weekend?

This week I’ve put my ‘must reads’ into categories. Please grab your coffee, tea or ;) glass of wine & enjoy my specially chosen post for your reading pleasure!

For Inspiration & Growth within Yourself:

My new found must go~to daily lovely site is Gentle Living where Liz shows me how to be more Centered & Balanced. Here she shows us the importance of Breathing & her 25 self care tips is amazing too!

Conscious Divas has a great article about Calming our Energy, I especially love #2 where it says to ‘brush the dush off your shoulders’. # 4 (get out doors) & #5 of meditation is a must I 100% agree!

Kris Carr at Crazy Sext Life has done it again (ok, I say this every bleepin’ week). But she has! Read her Love Rules , Follow your Heart, & of course the Article I’ve been sharing on Facebook, Twitter & Pinterest all week long Nourish your Inner Introvert!

Here are a few cute Green Tips from The Well Daily. I must admit I didn’t even think of throwing my contact lenses in the Recycle bin, but I am guilty of that no longer!!! :)

Must try Recipes

Detoxinista has done it again! I’m speechless~ I can’t wait to try this recipe out. Do you love sushi like me? Take a look at how ingenious she is with this substitution of carrot pulp (from your juicer, you have a juicer right?) for Rice!!

so….. what do you do if you don’t have a juicer (tsk tsk) or maybe you just don’t want to use your left over carrot pulp instead of rice? then go over to Sarah’s site & try Quinoa sushi~ how amazing do they look? Needless to say, we’ll be eating a TON of Vegan sushi around here!!!

I love Miso. It’s one of my top fav’s in the world. I also am pretty partial to Asparagus, especially when it’s in season. So what do you get when you add these together? Boom!

A new blog I started following has proven to be great. Love this one with rice & mushrooms!!!

What would YOU say if someone told you they could make you a fab  Vegan White Macadamia Nut Cookie? Whaaaat? Yah, I thought so.

Ok, so talking about cookies…. here’s another one. (Because you really can’t have enough cookies~ especially if you live with 2 cute little cookie monsters!!)

Let’s end off with how I started my weekend morning. OH Deer Buddha!!! Grab a coffee & top it like you’ve always wanted to but never had the guts!!!

Hope you enjoyed! Have a super hoppy Weekend ;)

New Reads for the Week!

Hey all! Excited for another Weekend of Fun? Before you head off & make amazing plans, grab a coffee, tea (or glass of wine~ depending on the time zone), & take a read on some of the things I found interesting this week!

Conscious Diva’s had another article that I liked. It talked about how you see the glass; being half full or half empty. With practice, I now see the glass half full, but it wasn’t always that way for me either. If you have trouble seeing the good in situations take a peek at this article. I especially like #1 :)

Kris Carr’s Crazy~Sexy~Life has done it again. An article that you should not skip:

Do you notice your thoughts? Do you really notice them. After reading this article you may be surprised at how many times you do, say, or think things without even knowing! Afterwards, check out this post from the Feel~Good~Tribe about some nasty lies you may be telling yourself!

Do you have young boys that you are raising? I have two… & as a Girl who grew up with a HUGE majority of Women in my life, there is a constant struggle with how to raise them properly. It took a few years for my husband to convince me that farting & burping really were ‘normal’ for boys! I really appreciated reading this article about raising confident sons & think if you have boys in your life, then it’s worth the read for sure!

Have you ever gone to Danielle’s site? I’ve signed up for her ‘daily truth bombs‘ & they are awesome! The one that got me this week was Everything~ Absolutly Everything ~ Is Progress! Sweet right!!

Kris Carr (again) has a great article on Living & Raw foods. What’s the difference you ask, well check out the post! As a family that tries to eat as healthy as possible, the habit of eating more Living foods as a pose to Raw foods is still in the making. One step at a time right! :)

I loved this post, 7 Mental Mistakes, little ways that are keeping you from living better. I’m printing these off & keeping them in my pocket! Lately I’ve been VERY vigilant on NOT living or worrying about the Past & Future, I have to say that it’s really quite liberating! Give it a try!

Remember Vienda? My new Guru/Mentor? Well, Week 4 & Week 5 of live your life on purpose is up….. Are you following along? How do you Love it so far?

With all this Training I’m doing for the 1/2 Marathon in Vancouver on June 24th, I thought this post about Fueling was great. I always thought it was only important to fuel when racing, not while training, boy was I wrong! I love Vega a lot. Being Vegan & Gluten Free, I feel 100000% safe using their products.

Love Yoga & Food~ why not check out the Yoga of Eating Part 1 Part 2 & Part 3. What do you think? ;)

I have a Tremendous urge to make my Own very Personal Sprouts in my Kitchen. I also have a Strong Fear that they will go ‘bad’ & make us all sick…. Here’s hoping that all goes well ~ :) Kris Carr just put out a post on some easy steps to making your own here, & how’s this for timing…. a great post on using your sprouts!  Do you do your own sprouts?

Here is an article by Wake Up World about being the Catalyst. Are you a Catalyst? I love their site!!!

Do you compost? I think that EVERYONE should be composting. It’s easier then you may think. You don’t need a lot of space (inside or outside). In an apartment, mansion, trailer, the city or country, EVERYONE should compost. Read here.

 

What did you think of this weekends ‘must read’ posts? Are you keeping up with my Guru? What are your plans for the weekend? My sister is in town & we’re heading off on a Whale Watching tour in Tofino. It’s also my baby boy’s 7th Birthday. WoW, where did that time go??

 

 

Things you need to read!

Hi everyone! Are you so excited for the weekend? I love that it’s Friday!!! My boys have been on Spring Break for the last week & I’m pumped to be able to hang out with them for a few days.

Instead of a Review this Friday, I thought I would share some of the Amazing Posts that I read in the last few weeks. These are totally worth it. So grab yourself a cup or Tea or Coffee (or Wine, depending on what time zone you’re in) & enjoy!

This post (zero waste home tips) made me think really hard about how we Use & ReUse things in our house as well as the amount we Waste (both Food & Money). We take pride in ReUsing our bottles for Bulk Items & Composting regularly, but I now feel that there are so many more options out there for us to do. It opened my eyes to how wasteful some things are, & gave me great ideas on how to change it. I’m looking forward to saving money & the planet a little bit more now! I especially love the way they have added a 4th R (Refuse!) & remind us that it is Firstly Reduce, Then ReUse, and Lastly Recycle!

Conscious Diva’s had a nice article that also made me think. The article about The Grass is Always Greener really made me appreciate my life & helped me remember that it really is in the way you look at it, & sometimes you just need to take a step back to see where you really are.

Everyone has Money Issues right? I don’t care who you are, there is something about money that makes people a bit crazy. This article has 5 cute tips on how to be more spiritual with the moolah issues. It’s not a long post, but it is cute!

Oh She Glows is a Blog I go to regularly for Amazing Recipes. Angela is coming out with a cookbook soon & I am dying to buy it!!! (or get it as a present, whatever…;) ) Here is a recipe for Freezer Fudge that made me drool, what do you think of it?

Mung Beans are what Bean Sprouts are made of. Did you know that? Here’s a recipe for Mung Beans & Root Veggies that is Perfect for the days that are still a little too chilly for Salads :)

Lauren over at the Holy Kale had a great article about keeping your Produce fresh longer (something I think everyone should know tips for). My only add~on would be to keep your Onions with your Apples as they keep each other from going bad (cool hey~ did you know that tip?)

Jess over at Wellness Warrior has a great 4 part video interview series with James Colqhoun from Food Matters (as well as the new film coming out March 21st Hungry for Change). Take a look at all 4 parts here #1 #2 #3 #4. There is so much info here that I just can’t get into it all. James talks about what his rules are for living a better life, how is he thankful, foods role, & so much more….. Chris & I just watched Food Matters,  (it’s free on YouTube) & it’s a great eye~opener. It made me much more confident to be in the field that I’m striving in (Nutrition, Fitness, Stress Management & Detoxing) & totally made me feel like eating Plants (not Animals) & taking our Supplements was A~OK!

Vienda is my new fav Guru. Here you will find Week One of her ‘uncover your authentic self’ & here you will find Week Two & Week Three (I’m still on week 2), hey~ let’s do this together!!!

Now, if you have the time & like reading things that are a bit more ‘deep’ or out there, Wake Up World always has some great posts that really make you think. Here are just a few of my favorites in the last few weeks….

Feels like something Big is going to happen

Why is Natural the Alternative

160 Uses for Coconut Oil

And Of Course, I need to Plug my Weekly Challenge (again)! There is only 2 days left until the First Challenge comes out, & Only 1 day left until my Challenge is done; which is to have 50 people sign up! Have you signed up yet? Remember that you will only be sent these Weekly Challenge Videos if you sign up!!! Go here & fill it all out (send it to a few friends while you’re at it). There is nothing to lose & only Great Health to gain! I’m so excited!

Here’s to you’re Wonderful Weekend & to you being You.Naturally!