An Inspiration To Love Again

A broken heart and pained soul wants to give up on love altogether.

The reason to give love another shot, We’ve learned, is that by loving better and deeper, we become even more whole. Our hurt and tears clear the fog around our heart and illuminate the soul. The journey to love is a journey to one’s self, your highest, most sacred and loving self.

 

Here are a few ways to open up to love again.

 

Let go of pain.

You can’t let go of pain by resisting it. You could avoid the pain for some time, but in order to move forward you must fully embrace the pain. Embracing the pain means experiencing loss, grief and sadness.

 

The only way to stop blaming others is to forgive them. No matter how grave the offense or how unacceptable their behavior, your healing begins when you let go. Yes, it was unfair; yes, it was injustice; and yes, they did you wrong. But there’s nothing to be done now but forgive.

 

Let go of resistance.

Although love can be painful and heart-breaking, be willing to open your heart anyway. Love can only bloom if you’re open to love in your life. Set the intention for love to enter again. Be open to meeting new people, be open to being vulnerable, and be open to falling in love again.

 

Let go of shutting down.

When you close your heart and feelings to others, you may avoid pain but you’ll also miss out on happiness and joy. Seek to be your most honest self. Instead of shutting down, be yourself in the world, which will only make you more attractive. By being true to yourself, you’ll also attract people who are a better fit for you.

 

Let go of your blocks keeping you from experiencing divine love. Let go and choose love again.

love, #krishna

5 Party Snacks

When hosting a party, the success of your get-together comes down to three things: good friends, plenty of drinks, and great food.

Start your party off right with these party food ideas..

Veggie Dips
Chopped up vegetables like carrots, celery, broccoli and tomatoes are often a hit at birthday parties. Pair the veggies with dips like peanut butter, which is yummy and offers healthy protein. Or a cucumber yogurt dip for another healthy alternative.

 

Creative Kabobs
Assemble little kabobs for your guests. You can make them ahead of time and this presentation never fails to please. Depending on the age of your guests, you can use skewers, coffee stirrers or popsicle sticks. For a sweet snack assemble mini fruit kabobs.

 

 

Mac and Cheese
A great dish and no-fail crowd pleaser, mac and cheese can be made into a healthy kids’ party dish by using “whole wheat elbow macaroni, freshly grated cheddar cheese, low calorie and low sodium butter and skim milk.

 

 

Mini Grilled Cheese
Cut down on your cooking time by buttering and toasting your bread before the party starts. Simply place some cheese on the bread (butter-side out) and pop the sandwiches in the oven for a few minutes to melt the cheese.

 

Decorate Your Own Dessert
Instead of the traditional cake, try having “Decorate a Cake Pop”  You can provide lots of decorating products, like colorful icing and sprinkles.

 

love, #krishna

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Goddess Guidance

Our intuition is the Universe’s way to communicate with us. Once we have cast a spell, the Universe will respond by sending us the people and circumstances we have asked for. So it is important that we listen to our gut feelings, particularly in the days and weeks after casting a spell. When we follow our intuition, the Spirits will lead the way.

So how do we know what is intuition and what is merely our imagination? That is what this goddess spell is about. We will create a lucky charm which we can keep with us to receive clearer guidance.

 

What you need for the intuition spell:

1 small pouch (medicine bag)

1 crystal quartz

1 amethyst crystal

5 purple candles or tea lights

1 small piece of paper and a pen

Sandalwood incense

 

Start by placing the five candles around you in a circle. As you light the candles, invoke the Spirits and ask for protection and connection during the goddess spell. Sit in the middle of your circle. Light the incense. Breathe deeply and relax into a meditation, with your palms open to receive the Universe’s energies. You are going into your Higher Self to receive a symbol that represents your higher wisdom.

Set this intention as you visualize your mind climbing from your Third Eye out through your crown and higher up, above your head. This is your 10th chakra, where you Higher Self resides. Go into this place, feel your mind merging with this chakra. Breathe, relax, let it flow. When you are ready, ask out loud or in your mind for clearer sight, clearer mind.

Ask the Universe, Spirits, Angels and Guides for guidance as you listen with a sharper ear, and for them to heighten your intuitive to receive messages more clearly.

love, #krishna

 

 

 

Intuitive Eating: Food Journal

Nutrition therapy is about making changes that improve your relationship with food and your health. Food journals are one of a variety of therapeutic tools used during treatment for an eating disorder. Food journals or logs are also referred to as food records which can take many forms. Some people prefer to write things down free form in a personal notebook while others do best filling out the prepared charts provided by their nutritionist. Many others have gone tech-friendly by using an app on their phone to track info and share it. Regardless of the form it takes, a food journal does much more than track your food. A helpful format for food journals that include the time of day, a description of the snack or meal, the food and beverage intake, setting of the meal and, most importantly, the individual’s thoughts and feelings before, during and after eating.

 

Completing food logs and reviewing them can be a pretty powerful part of the recovery process. Not surprisingly, and perhaps because they can be so powerful, many individuals also experience some resistance to using them. If you’ve ever been encouraged to complete food logs as part of your treatment for an eating disorder but had trouble starting or committing to the process, we thought it might help to know why a nutritionist would recommend doing them and the specific ways in which they can assist in the recovery process.

 

Keeping a food journal provide insights into your bigger picture and provide a way to monitor progress. The journal communicates specific details from each meal, but they also show trends and patterns over the course of the week related to meal times, location, situational triggers and thoughts. Small weekly goals that create momentum towards overarching goals and bigger changes over time takes the pressure off of you to recall from memory the details of your food and symptom use from the past month.

 

Returning to a normal and healthy relationship with food means appropriately responding to hunger and fullness signals. It’s impossible to do that when your signals are broken from chaotic or disordered eating. The best thing to get your digestive system and metabolism back on track is structured eating which means adequate amounts of food with adequate frequency. Food journals aid in structured eating accountability, and structured eating over time sharpens your signals and helps you get to a place of intuitive eating.

love, #krishna

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How To Clean and Prepare Your Grill Before A BBQ Party

If you have a gas grill, take the grates out and give everything a good scrub down.

You can use a wire brush and a damp cloth to get the job done. We do not recommend soap because it can linger and it is tough to wash off.  We recommend running your grilling tools through the dishwasher.

Scrub Grates and clean Grill Inside and Out. Remove any old coals and ash from the inside by scooping or dumping it into a trash bag

Next: Fire It Up!!

Summer Blessings,

love, #krishna

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A Guide to Easy Japanese Home-Cooking

Most traditional Japanese dishes, are steamed rice and miso soup, along with ingredients such as tofu, seaweed, potatoes, or vegetables. Here are a few Japanese food ideas.

California Roll is one of the most well-known sushi rolls served in Japanese restaurants around the world. The ingredients are simple to find such as Japanese mayo, dried seaweed, and sushi rice. Sushi rolls (makimono) can be a great finger food as an appetizer or party food.

When s bowl of rice is served in Japan, it must be accompanied with Miso Soup.  In the US, Japanese restaurants serve miso soup right at the beginning of a meal, but in Japan it’s served with the meal right by its side. Miso soup in the States contain green onion and a few pieces tofu and seaweed, in Japan there are varieties of miso soup with different kinds of miso  a variety of miso soup with different kinds of miso.

Miso is made from soy beans and contains barley or rice, which are steamed, then mixed with a fermentation starter koji and left to ferment for six months up to five years. The longer the fermentation, the richer the miso. The aroma, taste, texture, and appearance of miso all vary by region and categorize miso into three groups:  Shiro Miso (white miso), Aka Miso (red miso), and Awase Miso (mixed of red and white miso). There is no ingredient to substitute for miso.

 

Soy sauce is fermented for several months, it is made from soy beans, wheat and salt. No substitution exists for soy sauce. In Japanese cooking, we would highly recommend to use Japanese soy sauce because we can differentiate Japanese sauce and other kinds of soy sauce.

 

The Japanese believe that when the dish is prepared with fresh quality ingredients, then there isn’t the need to add many flavors. Rule of thumb is not to kill the natural flavor of the food.

 

Simplicity lets the food speak for itself.

 

When preparing each dish and meals, we think about harmony (wa). Ingredients must be in harmony together to make one dish, and that dish must be in harmony with other dishes to make a meal. Color, flavor, texture, are some of the significant elements when considering harmony.

 

Japanese cuisine is one of the world’s healthiest cuisines due to its small portion nutritionally well-balanced, healthy, and light, which is one of the reasons for the longevity of the Japanese population.

 

When interested in cooking Japanese cuisine to live healthy and happily a guide to easy Japanese home-cooking maybe just for you!

love, #krishna

 

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Where Are You Going? A Guide to What’s Next

There is no other step on the journey that happens as instantaneously as Surrender; but, it may take a very long time until we are ready to fully do so. When we do, our prior step of soul searching moves towards its end. Nearly simultaneously, the next step after Surrender – Healing – begins.

As we move deeper into the soul level of the journey, it becomes increasingly difficult to separate out the steps, for they overlap in a very non-linear way. Once we surrender, the opportunity is there for us to discover a higher power that is always available to assist us, we exercise our free will and allow it into our lives.

Surrender is about partnering with the Divine. It is about realizing that we are not alone and that we don't have to solve every dilemma by ourselves.

Indeed, as Einstein famously said, we can't solve problems at the same level of consciousness that created them. Surrender allows us to access a higher consciousness in order to transcend the problem and move to a new level entirely. Some call this grace. We call it empowerment.

love, #krishna