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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Go Vegan: Plant-Based Diet

Everyone wants to feel healthier, lighter and more vibrant. Vegans eat plant-based foods, such as grains, beans, vegetables, fruits, and nuts. While vegans have a wide variety of foods to choose from, the diet may seem very restrictive to those who are used to an omnivorous diet. Just like veganism is the sustainable option when it comes to looking after our planet, plant-based living is also a more sustainable way of feeding the family.

 

More and more people are turning to a vegan diet for the health benefits: increased energy, younger looking skin and eternal youth are just some of the benefits from enthusiastic plant eaters.

Well-planned plant-based diets are rich in protein, iron, calcium and other essential vitamins and minerals. The plant-based sources of these nutrients tend to be low in saturated fat, high in fiber and packed with antioxidants, helping navigate some of the world’s biggest health issues like heart disease, obesity, diabetes and cancer.

 

What Do Vegans Eat?

A vegan diet is richly diverse and comprises all kinds of fruits, vegetables, nuts, grains, seeds, beans and pulses – all of which can be prepared in endless combinations that will ensure you’re never bored. From curry to cake, pastries to pizzas, all favorites can be suitable for a vegan diet when they’re made with plant-based ingredients.  It is a whole new world of exciting foods and flavors opening up to you.

 

Benefits of a Vegan Lifestyle 

 

There are so many unique reasons someone might choose to adopt a vegan lifestyle. Every year more and more people are making the decision to go vegan, and it is for a good reason! There are many amazing ways that veganism can improve lives – fantastic health benefits, less stress on the environment, more efficient ways to use resources, and many more!

When thinking about transitioning to veganism it’s important to contemplate the reasons why this lifestyle speaks to you. A big lifestyle change is easier to sustain when you wholeheartedly believe in your decision. Think about the standards you hold yourself accountable to, and also what guides you as you decide what is right and what is wrong.

 

Health Benefits of a Plant-Based Diet 

A vegan lifestyle can be one of the healthiest ways to live. Plant-based diets contain plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains, beans, legumes, nuts and seeds. Because vegan diets often rely on these healthy staples, they tend to be higher in vitamins, minerals, phytochemicals, and fiber. Healthy vegan diets are abundant with vitamins B1, C, and E, folic acid, magnesium, and iron while also being low in cholesterol and saturated fats.

A plant-based vegan diet can reduce the risk from conditions such as:

Type 2 diabetes
Cardiovascular disease
Ischemic heart disease
Hypertension
Stroke
Obesity
Some cancers including prostate, ovarian and colon cancer

 

How To Become Vegan?

 

Some people become vegan gradually, while others do it all at once. If you can’t become vegan overnight, you might find that you can eliminate one animal product at a time, or go vegan for one meal a day, or one day a week, and then expand until you are completely vegan.

Connecting with other vegans or vegan groups can be helpful for information, support, sharing, recipe sharing or local restaurant recommendations. The American Vegan Society is a nationwide organization, and members receive their quarterly newsletter. Many vegetarian clubs have vegan events, and there are also many informal Yahoo groups and Meetup groups for vegans.

love, #krishna

 

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How To Take Better Family Vacation Pictures

Family holiday is one of the most greatest moments in the year that you want to remember with photographs.

It’s a great time to document your family story because you are all together, having fun, you visit new places, and you have time. Preserving those memories is fantastic for the older and younger kids too, to know what they were a part of.  And how enjoyable is it to look at the photo album and retrieve the good memories throughout the year! But if you want to get some good snapshots, ones that you will love to go back to, you need to think a little bit in advance and prepare here are a few suggestions on How To Take Better Family Pictures. 

 

1. Have fun. Look for unique angles such as carefully climbing high above your subjects, or getting the camera low to the ground for a change in viewpoint. Take both video and stills when you do this for more variety.

 

2. We’ve all run out of power at one point in time or another but doing so while traveling can be crushing. Make sure your batteries are fresh (if your camera uses Alkaline batteries) and fully charged (if your camera uses rechargeable Li-ion ones)

 

3. Bring extra media cards. You don’t want to face the decision of having to delete images or video clips to make room for new ones in the middle of your vacation.

 

4. Shoot your food! It’s simple to take a fabulous shot of a mouth-watering plate of food by zooming in tight on the dish. This is a fun photo you can take to remember the delicacies you enjoyed on your trip.

 

5. Take a variety of photos: This will help you tell a more complete story of your trip.

 

love, #krishna

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5 Fun Ways to Surprise Your Husband

A surprise gift could easily be the best way to surprise your husband as birthday celebrations are approaching or if you just want to do something sweet for your man, read our five fun ways to surprise your husband. He will love it!

 
1. Create a photo slide show or music mix mp3 for him. Pull together some of his favorite photos and select the music that both represents your relationship.

 

 

2. Give him a ‘just because’ gift. You don’t have to spend tons of money to come up with a creative gift he will love.

 

 

3. King for a day. Let him write down his perfect day for you, what would be written on that list? Then spend an entire day to do as many things on that list as possible.

 

 

4. Make a love trail. Use rose petals, or his favorite candy, whatever he loves to lead him to a special place where the two of you can be alone under the full moon in the beautiful moonlight.

 

 

5. Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner. Throw a dinner party and invite his favorite people to come celebrate him with you. It could be his closest friends, colleagues, family, and others he’d enjoy having dinner with and who love him enough to celebrate.

 

 

Every woman, once in a while, could surprise her husband. Little surprises will not only make your husband happy, but they also add spice and change up the routine in your marriage.

love, #krishna

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