Fun Memorial Day Vegan BBQ Ideas 

Happy Friday! We are SO ready for the long weekend! Ready to relax, sleep in, and of course eat yummy food and drink cool refreshments!! 

The first warm weather holiday, Memorial Day just isn’t Memorial Day without a delicious grilled meal served under the sun. And being vegan doesn’t mean missing out on all the cookout fun. If you are hosting or heading to a picnic or BBQ this weekend here is a tasty array of vegan Memorial Day recipe ideas including grilled vegan meals, scrumptious vegan sides and salads, yummy vegan desserts, and vegan drinks! 

What better way to enjoy a Memorial Day barbecue than with a fun and refreshing drink in hand? These party-friendly Memorial Day drinks will brighten up your holiday weekend. Bring on summer!

While both the temperature and the grills are heating up, cool off with a cucumber-infused drink to start. 


Guava juice 

Glasses of tropical fruit juices


Lemonade with mint 



Fresh cranberry juice cocktail ripe cranberries 

Traditional Lemonade and Iced Tea


Watermelon and Lime Juice 

Watermelon Lime Salad

This brightly flavored vegan idea features chunks of watermelon, citrusy lime, and thyme leaves. 


Vegetable Tostadas

Mexican-inspired vegetable salad piled on a crisply baked corn tortilla. 



May is all about the grill. And what goes with BBQ better than stuff on skewers? Lots of stuff on skewers. Grilled over the flame or broiled in the oven, these juicy kabobs sing with sweet spicy flavor. Skewers of fresh fruit and vegetables. We’ve compiled a delicious sampling of all the different things you can cook on a stick. Fire up the grill!

Vegetable kebabs with cous-cous 


Jalapeño kebabs 



Barbecued fruit kebabs



Fruit kebabs with chilli and vanilla ice cream for dessert 



Chocolate dipped fruit kebabs



Homemade yogurt ice pops with fresh fruit juice. Black berry, grapefruit and kiwi popsicles 

Have a wonderful three day weekend and remember to drive safe this Memorial Day Weekend. 

To a great party! 

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Kava Kava Ancient Root of Oceania 

Bula! The word is heard everywhere in Fiji. Bula originates from the Fijian culture and means anything from hello, goodbye, welcome, love and more. It means LIFE. 

A wonderful opportunity was presented to teach yoga at a resort in Sauvusavu Fiji, and living in Australia at the time I was on the next flight out which took just three hours to get to beautiful Fiji! 

In Fiji Kava is used as a symbol to bring two groups of people together. When visiting a new village it is essential to bring a gift of kava. The community then gathers and the kava is mixed. There are a lot of words, all in fijian and some clapping . The chiefs partake first and it is then offered all around in a communal bowl to drink. 

My inner anthropologist was buzzing when I was lucky to attend not one, but two kava ceremonies on this trip. When participating in the ceremony it is essential to dress conservatively and sit respectfully. If you are offered the kava it is important to drink the entire cup in one go. (Didn’t have a problem with that) Clap once before receiving the cup, drink up and then clap three more times. It was so much fun!! 

Once the ceremony is complete then everyone in the room is now friends and you can get on with the eating, drinking more Kava if you would like and dance the night away. 

Not only was my stay in Fiji extraordinary, Kava eased my mind while maintaining clarity. It’s used for relief from anxiety, stress and insomnia. The root of Kava is the Piper methysticum plant with Kavalactones that are the active chemical ingredients of the Kava root.

On the island of Fiji, drinking can be casual. Similar to how the Argentineans are constantly sipping mate, Kava is a near daily beverage for many Fijians. After work, relaxing in the afternoon, pretty much whenever, small groups of friends and family will share kava from a communal bowl. 

The benefits of Kava are many and while the scientific world is still at the experimental stage of research, the people of Oceania have traditionally used the plant as a social brew for thousands of years. Kava is referred to the “ancient root of Oceania”. 


Here are some of the benefits of Pacific Islander Kava Kava 

Stress relief 

Relaxation and psychological calm 

Euphoric effect 

Induces clear-headedness, bodily relaxation and the ridding of anxiety, depression, restlessness and treats adhd   

Kava is non-addictive and doesn’t impair cognitive ability

Clarity of thought processes 

Is a genuine alternative medicine

Therapeutic benefit for athletes as kava reduces muscle tightness

Anti-inflammatory agent that it is used as pain killer to treat headache, fever, chronic fatigue and migraines.

Cancer treatment and prevention 

Induces relaxation and sleep 

Great positive social value 

Kava emphasizes positive vibes and a wholesome human spirituality and universal oneness that draws people together on a soul to soul basis and has simply evolved into this era’s natural source of happiness-it’s picked up quite the wonderful reputation all over the globe 

It’s nice to turn to nature for a calm peace of mind. Well, now you know about one such natural alternative-Kava Kava!! 


Bula blessings of health and happiness. Regardless of where you live; you do not have to be in Fiji to celebrate LIFE. Enjoy how one simple word can transform your entire day. Bula blessings to you!  

To the island of Fiji,

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Therapeutic Juice Recipes for Addiction Recovery 

Juices are extremely helpful when overcoming addictions. When making juice, use fresh, organic fruits and vegetables when possible. Addiction recovery depends on more than just modifying our actions; it must also focus on the body and the mind. 

One way we can do this is to modify our diets. By changing the foods we eat and drink, we can help heal ourselves from addictions. Yoga practitioners have focused on a detoxification diet–including foods, drinks, herbs, and spices–for thousands of years as a way to cleanse and heal the body and the mind.

As we work to rid ourselves of addictions, we must detoxify. Drugs, alcohol, caffeine, tobacco and unhealthy foods affect both our physical body and our emotional health, and over time this toxicity gets worse. A build-up of toxins from these substances can make us rundown, lethargic, over- or underweight, or even ill. If we aren’t getting sufficient nutrients in our diets we become very stressed, so finding healing juices that are both nutritious and that build the nervous system is important. However, keep in mind that changing your diet is not a substitute for medical care, and if you have any chronic health conditions, it’s important to check with a health care professional before adopting a detoxification diet.

Here are four therapeutic juice recipes to help overcome addictions and addictive behavior. 

Detoxifying Juice

A delicious juice to detox your body and give you energy throughout your day. 


1 Grapefruit

1 Apple

1 Carrot

Instructions:

Juice and drink. It’s that simple!

The grapefruit is a diuretic which helps the body eliminate toxins. It’s also full of vitamin C, packed with tumor-fighting liminoids. The apple helps you regulate your blood sugar, boosts the health of your digestive track (which in turn helps you move those toxins out of your system), and helps to detoxify your liver (which takes a beating from drugs, alcohol and fatty foods.) The carrot gives you Vitamin A, beta carotene, potassium, magnesium, vitamin E, fiber and lots of other yumminess.

It’s one delicious, easy, detoxifying glass!

Carrot and Garlic Juice

Helps keep sadness, negativity and frustration away 


. 6-8 ounces or .24 liters of carrot juice

¼ ounce or .07 liter of garlic juice (no more)

Mix together. This juice MUST be sipped slowly! 

Carrot, Beet and Celery Juice

Purifies blood and strengthens nervous system. 3 ounces or .09 liters of carrot juice


3 ounces or .09 liters of celery juice

1 ounce or .03 liters of beet juice.

Mix together. Enjoy.

 BEETox. Juice 

3 medium size beets

3 small apples

2 celery stalks

1 english cucumber

1 ½ chunk of ginger

1 lemon

1 romaine heart head

1 cup of blueberries

Juice all ingredients but the blueberries in a juicer. Place juiced veggies in a blender with blueberries and let it blend together.

A great prescription for detoxification! 

To Healing,

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How to Use Mantra in Yoga Practice 

What is Mantra? The word mantra can be broken down into two parts: Man, which means mind and Tra, which means vehicle or  transport. In other words, a mantra is an instrument of the mind a powerful sound or vibration that you can use to enter a deep state of meditation. It’s simply a vehicle that helps you access heightened levels of awareness. Awareness referring to the ability to pay attention to the choices you make in your everyday life, and recognize when something isn’t working so you can change it. Developing a daily meditation practice helps cultivate a more present, peaceful, and balanced lifestyle. Mantras can help bring you back to that present state of mind. 

Suggested Mantras to begin: Mantra: OM


Translation: The sound of the universe. It’s the first, original vibration, representing the birth, death and re-birth process.

Chanting the sound OM brings us into harmonic resonance with the universe. 

OM is a blissful way to begin and end a yoga or mediation practice, and also comes in handy when you just need to chill out.

Mantra: Om Namah Shivaya 
Translation: I bow to Shiva, the supreme deity of transformation who represents the truest, highest self.

This is a great mantra to help build self-confidence, reminding us that we are all made up of divine energy and treat ourselves accordingly. 

Mantra: Lokah Samastah Sukhino Bhavantu
Translation: May all beings everywhere be happy and free, and may the thoughts, words, and actions of my own life contribute in some way to that happiness and to that freedom for all. 

This mantra is a powerful way to dedicate yourself to living a life of non-harming and being of service to the greater good. This mantra encourages cooperation, compassion and living in harmony with the environment, animals and our fellow human beings. 


To Healing & Happiness,

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Golden Milk Golden Recipe 

Golden Milk is a healing beauty tonic for vitality and flexibility! It’s especially beneficial for stiff joints and provides a source of lubrication for the entire system. Beneficial to the inner organs, the spine and the joints. It is purifying to the blood and promotes general good health. It also has external healing properties and can be used in masks and baths for the skin.

This recipe keeps a person beautiful and it’s true golden milk has healing powers. 

It includes both essential oils and turmeric, both vital ingredients to help women keep their flexibility and vitality! 

Ingredients:

1/8 teaspoon turmeric 

1/2 cup water 

8 ounces milk 

2 tablespoons raw almond oil 

Honey or Maple Syrup to taste

1 cardamom pod 
Cooking Instructions:

Simmer turmeric in water until it forms a nice paste. Suggested cooking time is 8 minutes, you can add more water as necessary. Meanwhile, bring milk to a boil with the almond oil. As soon as it boils, remove from heat. Combine the two mixtures using a blender if desired. Add honey or maple syrup to taste. The cardamom may be cooked with the turmeric for added flavor.

It is a delicious, soothing drink! Tumeric it is that gives this drink it’s beautiful golden color! 

Om Shanti,

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5 Signs you’ve Met your Twin Flame 

Twin Flame energy can be quite powerful and you feel an overwhelming sense of love and attraction. This love is genuine and heartfelt and you feel magnetically drawn to their energy. 


How to Identify a Twin Flame by Signs and Similarities 

1. Sense of “recognition” when you meet the person. Somehow meant to be together. 

 2. You have a feeling that they are going to play a significant role in your own development, without knowing when, why or how.
3. You’ve established an immediate, intense connection with them that is invigorating and shocking at the same time.

4. You feel as though you’ve finally found a “home” or safe place with the other person.

5. You both embody the yin and yang, in other words, your dark side is balanced by their light side, and their dark side is balanced by your light side.

A Twin Flame is the other part of you! 
Twin Flame Blessings,

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3 Reasons why Jogging is Beneficial to Your Health 

Is Jogging beneficial to your health? 

If you’re wondering as to whether or not jogging is beneficial to your health, we are going to list 3 reasons below as to why you may want to incorporate some jogging into your lifestyle.


Jogging helps you become more physically fit
Jogging is a great way to become more fit, as it’s a form of cardiovascular exercise. It is an exercise that will help your body deliver oxygen to your muscles. It will also help your muscles make more efficient use of the oxygen that they are receiving.

It helps your immune system become stronger

Jogging will help you build up your immune system, which helps your body fight off harmful bacteria and viruses. By jogging, your body will begin to produce more cells in your blood that will help keep you healthy.

It will help you mentally, as well

Jogging doesn’t only have an impact on your physical fitness. It will have an impact on your mental fitness, as well. When you’re physically active, your brain will release endorphins, which is the chemical released by your body that will give you a sense of happiness and well-being. It will aid in the relief of stress, makes you more self-confident and boosts your self esteem.  
Infinite Blessings,

Kelly Krishna Dunn 

#FindBliss 

Catch the wave 


Connect with the elements. Surfing shows you to Surrender to uncertainty. Trust the rhythms of life, there’s an experience of deep knowing and connection that arises. Catch the wave, It takes a certain level of courage to leave your comfort zone and connect with something bigger than yourself. To venture out into the open waves of the sea and surround yourself with uncertainty requires renewed courage each and every time you come to your practice.