Tuesday, July 29, 2014
I am participating in Osho's meditation series and wanted to post today's entry as it might resonate with those of you who are more active than me.
Osho tells us to, "Drop old ideas of meditations, that just sitting underneath a tree with a yoga posture is meditation. That is only one of the ways, and may be suitable for a few people but is not suitable for all… Running can be a meditation – jogging, dancing, swimming, anything can be a meditation."
He also offers an “Imagine Running” meditation in which we can, "Lie on your bed and imagine that you are running. Just imagine the whole scene – the trees and the wind caressing your face, the sun, the beach, the salty air... everything, visualize it and make it as colorful as possible.
Soon you will find that your breathing is changing... and you keep going on and on... you can go on like this for miles on end... And you will be surprised that even doing this on the bed, you might attain to moments when suddenly meditation, silence, inner peace is there.
Then... after maybe 15, 20 minutes: Let the running come to an end and be still. Take a deep breath and rest for a while – watch within and without."
Wonderful ways to celebrate the GOOD Life.
And Live it Daily, Gratefully and on our way to becoming "AWAKE, ALIVE, AWARE AND APPRECIATIVE OF ALL that IS".
OSHO: A Course in Meditation
A 21–Day Workout for your Consciousness
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Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Today is one of my favorite days in the Blooming Humans journey.
We are asked to connect with the Multitudes of generations... that have refined our bodies to BeCome Love. Produce Love. Share Love. and Receive Love." Giving thanks and honoring "the carriers of the lineage of the Codes of Love....remembering we are (ALL) carriers of Love, designed to facilitate the continuance of Life, while Birthing New Reality with grace and ease."
"The Blessing Seed" ~ by Alison Dexter
How wonderful. Giving thanks to those who proceeded us, planting the "Dream Seed' within our bodies, hearts and souls allowing us to "remember we are Love. Loved. Beloveds One and ALL."
Here's to the GOOD Life.
May we Live it Daily, Gratefully and on our way to becoming "AWAKE, ALIVE, AWARE AND APPRECIATIVE OF ALL that IS".
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
I love how articles just seem to 'pop up' @ the 'right time'.
Robin Hilmantel of "Women’s Health" asked several nutritionists to share what they'd NEVER eat.
Photo by Women’s Health
- Processed and/or Canned Meat or Cheese & Sugary Beverages —Jaclyn London, M.S., R.D., senior clinical dietician at Mount Sinai Hospital
- Non-Dairy Creamer —Kristin Kirkpatrick, M.S., R.D., a wellness manager at the Cleveland Clinic Wellness Institute
- GMOs & Artificial Sweeteners —Katie Cavuto, M.S., R.D., the dietician for the Phillies and the Flyers
- Pepperoni & Bacon —Keri Gans, R.D., author of The Small Change Diet
- Diet Soda & Fluorescent Orange Crunchy Snacks —Keri Glassman, R.D., Women’s Health contributor
- Maraschino Cherries —Michelle Davenport, Ph.D., R.D., a Silicon Valley nutritionist
- Cold Cereal and Fat-Free Dairy —Brooke Alpert, M.S., R.D., founder of B Nutritious
(Note: she avoids the fat-free because she feels good fats are important in our diet)
- Soda & Hot Dogs—Joy Bauer, M.S., R.D., the nutrition and health expert for NBC’s TODAY Show and Founder of NourishSnacks
Have to admit I eat pepperoni nutritiondata.self.com/facts/sausage
s-and-luncheon-meats/1369/2 , bacon nutritiondata.self.com/facts/pork-pr
oducts/7356/2 and an occasional hot dog (4th of July or baseball game) nutritiondata.self.com/facts/sausage
s-and-luncheon-meats/1339/2 all of which are high in saturated fat (68-82%) and sodium (463-680 mg/ounce).
Food for Thought in the GOOD Life, as we Live it Daily, Gratefully and on our way to becoming "AWAKE, ALIVE, AWARE AND APPRECIATIVE OF ALL that IS".
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Today we are asked to "Contemplate the (K)new structure of our Dream Seed. Appreciate how it has grown. With a Single-Point of focus, call all mental energy into the Present and see the Great-Full-Ness of this Dream Seed coming to Light."
heART work by Oceanna, "Sacred Visions"
To do this, we are offered 4 stages in which we "choose to own, accept and embrace our vision, dream or calling"
- Aptitude - Firm conceptual understanding
- Passion - We receive joy and pleasure from our experience
- Attitude - We choose to follow our Bliss.
- Opportunity - We journey into the Mystery.
"We Birth New Reality by seeing it as SO.
We are Awake! Alive! Aware!
We see the signs of our success and give thanks!
Wonderful ways to grow into the GOOD Life, as we Live it Daily, Gratefully and on our way to becoming "AWAKE, ALIVE, AWARE AND APPRECIATIVE OF ALL that IS".
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
As noted yesterday, Omega-3 rich fish quiet our body's response to inflammation, reduce stress and may help depression, but a potential problem with fresh fish is
Per Matthew G. Kadey, M.Sc., R.D. of Runner's World, "Sometimes, super-convenient canned seafood is even better than fresh." shine.yahoo.com/healthy-living/5-can
Not only that, but he offers ideas for tasty meals...
CAN DO: Anchovies: rich in selenium and an excellent source of niacin, which converts food into energy.
The fish "are healthy and there is little contamination risk...salt-cured and packed in olive oil, makes them ideal after a sweaty run when you need electrolytes (or to eliminate some of the salt, soak them in water for 30 minutes and pat dry with paper towels)."
TRY THIS: Anchovy and Olive Pizza
Brush whole-wheat pitas with oil. Broil for two minutes, until golden. Spread pizza sauce on top. Sprinkle with chopped anchovies (4 per pita), sliced kalamata olives, sliced artichoke hearts, red pepper flakes, and shredded mozzarella. Broil one minute, or until cheese melts. Garnish with basil.
CAN DO: Crab: 3 ounces provides almost a ¼ of your daily zinc requirement.
TRY THIS: Crab and Black Bean Tacos
Whisk 1/2 cup yogurt, 1 teaspoon curry powder, and 1/8 teaspoon cayenne. In another bowl, stir two 6-ounce cans crab, one 15-ounce can rinsed black beans, and one cubed mango. Spread on tortillas. Top with baby spinach and curry yogurt. Eat taco-style.
CAN DO Tuna: chunk light tuna is a low-mercury option, but albacore contains four times more omega-3s and 32 grams of muscle-building protein- the same as a chicken breast. Look for Wild Planet and Raincoast Trading labels - they test for mercury "and harvest their fish using environmentally friendly methods."
TRY THIS: Tuna Salad with Parsley Dressing
Toss together 4 cups baby spinach, two 5-ounce cans drained albacore tuna, 1 can rinsed cannellini beans, 1 diced avocado, 1 sliced red pepper, 1 diced cucumber, 1 chopped orange, and 1/2 cup sliced red onion. In a food processor, pulse 1 bunch parsley leaves, 1/3 cup olive oil, juice of 1/2 lemon, 1 tablespoon white-wine vinegar, 1 minced garlic clove, and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Serve tuna salad with parsley dressing.
CAN DO: Sardines: omega-3s, vitamin B12, and vitamin D... "nutritional might, sustainability, and low toxin risk." What's not to like?
TRY THIS: Sardine Penne with Prosciutto
Combine 1 pound cooked whole-wheat penne, three 4-ounce tins sardines (chop them), 2 ounces diced prosciutto, 2 cups sliced cherry tomatoes, 1/2 cup toasted walnuts, and 1 tablespoon fresh thyme. In a small bowl, whisk together 1/4 cup olive oil, juice of 1/2 lemon, 3 minced garlic cloves, 1/4 teaspoon black pepper, and 1/4 teaspoon red chili flakes. Toss dressing with pasta and garnish with Parmesan.
CAN DO: Salmon - one of the richest sources of the omega-3 fats EPA, DHA, protein and vitamin D. Pink is less expensive, while sockeye contains 65% more vitamin D and 35% more omega-3s.
TRY THIS: Avocado Salmon Cakes
Mix two 6-ounce cans salmon, 2 eggs, 1/2 cup bread crumbs, 1/3 cup milk, 1 shredded zucchini, and 2 teaspoons curry powder. Stuff into 8 greased muffin cups. Bake at 350°F for 25 minutes. In a food processor, puree 1 avocado, 1/2 cup yogurt, juice of 1 lime, 1 teaspoon wasabi, and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Serve salmon cakes with avocado sauce.
Wonderful ways to reduce stress, fight depression and meet the weekly budget + you can see the meals made on “Little Fish, Big Health Benefits” www.runnersworld.com/recipes/quick-b
Life is GOOD.
Here's to Living it Daily, Gratefully and on our way to becoming "AWAKE, AWARE AND APPRECIATIVE OF ALL that IS".
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