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What are you feeding your brain?

inspiration Jul 09, 2020
 
 
Want a little secret to cultivating more happiness in your life?
 
Consciously choose what information you ingest!!
 
Waking up, turning on the news and scrolling through your social media feed is a recipe for unhappiness. Unconsciously choosing to absorb information that is NOT serving you and keeping you in a fear-based mindset leads to anxiety, depression, and a lack of motivation. No one is happy living in this state.
 
The quote by Finley Peter Dunne sums it up for how the media works to keep you coming back for more.
 
"Comfort the afflicted, and afflict the comfortable."
 
Yet NO comfort ever comes from the news as there is always the next "BREAKING NEWS" story or "THIS JUST IN".
 
When you choose to absorb and digest information that is fear-based, what do you think happens? It fills your being with scattered and dense energy. It feels uncomfortable like you need to do something, but you just...
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HOW TO SUPPORT & STRENGTHEN YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM

immune health Jul 07, 2020
 

On Tuesday July 7th, 2020, I hosted an event focusing on how to support and strengthen your and your family's immune system.

I'm SO happy to share this video and ALL the tips and information that we discussed to help give you a deeper understanding of the immune system and what we can do EVERYDAY to support and strengthen it! Having a healthy immune system is VITAL to protecting yourself from ALL viruses and disease!

What you'll discover is creating a healthy immune system is first all about  creating healthy digestion and ultimately a healthy gut!

70%- 80% of all of our immune cells reside just under the lining of our gut!

When our gut lining is compromised we experience leaky gut and this is exactly how inflammation begins! Thus, triggering our immune system day in and day out! There is a downward spiral that for some it can take YEARS to notice. What's possible is you don't have to come down with a virus or illness to realize how important it is to...

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BE A CONSCIOUS CREATOR!!!

conscious living Jul 07, 2020

BE A CONSCIOUS CREATOR!

We look at matter as solid or whole, but did you know that everything that we see in the material world is comprised of 99.9999999% EMPTY space?

The human eye can only see .0035% of the electromagnetic spectrum. Our eyes are wondrous... but they have fundamental limits to what we can see. Humans are basically blind! We cannot conceive of all that is. It's impossible.

Not only do we not see all that is, our perceptions, a remarkable phenomenon, specifically shape our view of the world. Our perceptions distort reality as you observe the world through your self-made filters (past experiences, belief systems, and circumstances).

When we can truly understand how everyone sees things differently, we can cultivate compassion and understanding for other's views we don't agree with!

This is an important and relevant topic in our world today! SO much polarity and fear, it's VITAL we see through the illusion and seek OUR truth and allow the truth of other's to be just...

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SIMPLE CUCUMBER & TOMATO SALAD

 This delicious and simple salad is SO easy to make and delicious to eat! With tons of fiber, phytonutrients, and flavor this could just be one of your new staples in life!

I'm all about keeping healthy cooking simple! This salad has always been a hit and is super simple to put together! The feta is a perfect addition but is also optional!

Of course, I suggest buying all ingredients organically! If you can't buy everything organic make sure you are following the Dirty Dozen & Clean 15 Lists! I've included them below. Always buy produce on Dirty Dozen list organically and those listed on the Clean 15, you can buy those conventionally.

Okay now that you better know to buy your produce, let's do this:

Ingredients:

8 Medium - Large cherry tomatoes cut into quarters
1/2 Large cucumber peeled and cut into bite size pieces
1/4 cup chopped red onion
Handful of Arugula chopped
1/4 cup organic feta (Sheep's feta is best and healthiest!)
2 tsp. of Italian spices
3 Tbsp.. Extra...

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Homemade Popsicles

hippie kitchen treats Jul 01, 2020

Let’s reminisce….

… dog days of summer,  playing by the pool all day long (probably without sunscreen), and consuming Popsicles until our heart’s content… awe the sugary sweetness paired with frozen sensation was marvelous.

Now back to reality. Store-bought Popsicles are laden with high fructose corn syrup and artificial coloring making this novelty treat a tragic reflection of  the over processed and cheapened food industry… even the sweetest and most simple summer treats fall victims.

Just because it’s summertime doesn’t mean you have to forego one of the most awesome inventions ever!

Homemade Popsicles are so simple and require just a few tools: Blender, Popsicle Molds, and Popsicle sticks. I recently purchased these and DIG them…

Two super simple recipes for Homemade Popsicles:

Fudge-nut-sicles:

2 bananas
3 tbsp cacao powder
1/4 cup nut...

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13 Tips on Eating Healthy on a Budget

Uncategorized Jun 22, 2020

The harsh reality is that eating healthy is a privilege. This fact has been weighing heavy on my heart. It is a passion of mine to help people make better food choices and support food companies that are actually doing it right! But the fact remains that an estimated 11% of the world population is starving and 23.5 million people live in food deserts, geographic areas where access to healthy and affordable food is limited or completely non-existent.

What's even more devastating is that food insecurity has a high correlation with increased diabetes rates. In Chicago, the death rate from diabetes in a food desert is twice that of areas with access to grocery stores. (Source) Want to see where food deserts exist, click here .

A fundamental reason that many don’t have access to healthy food is a consequence of the backwards food policies we have in place. Couple this with living in the time of a pandemic, healthy food is becoming increasingly expensive.

We also...

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Au Naturale - ORGANIC & NON-TOXIC MAKE-UP

As I venture further into my blogging work I am excited to continue to align myself with AMAZING, conscious, eco-friendly, and ethical companies.

As a woman, I LOVE makeup… I’ve had a hard time finding products from ONE line that I love.

INTRODUCING…  AU NATURALE

This company is LEGIT!!! They are also:

“Vegan and Cruelty-free. The entire line is vegan, ethical and cruelty-free. Your followers can shop with confidence if they are passionate about stopping animal cruelty.

Gluten-free. Are you celiac or gluten-free for health reasons? With your body absorbing 60% of what you put on your skin, gluten-free cosmetics is important for continued healing. All products are gluten-free so shopping on our store is a breeze.

Organic/ Non-Toxic. Are you an eco-influencer passionate about reducing toxics in yours and your followers every day products? Rest assured our ingredients are organic and sustainable. All products are made in the USA...

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DO YOU KNOW WHAT’S IN YOUR WINE?

clean living clean wiine Jun 16, 2020
 

So do you actually know what's in your wine? Well, do you?

If you drink wine regularly, listen up!  

In March of 2016 Moms Across America released new results showing that 10 major California wines contained the chemical glyphosate. “Glyphosate, deemed a probable carcinogen by the World Health Organization in 2015, was found in all three categories of wine. This includes conventional (chemically grown), organic and biodynamic wines.” (Source)

If you aren’t aware, glyphosate is a synthetic compound that is non-selective systemic herbicide. It is used to kill unwanted plants. It is the chemical found in the common weed killer, Roundup. 

Besides glyphosate in wines, the FDA allows up to 250 additives such as: 

  • Ferrocyanide – this chemical is used as an anti-caking agent and exposure has been linked to respiratory and digestive health issues.  
  • Ammonium phosphate – an ingredient in fertilizers and used...
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DARK CHOCOLATE HIPPIE MOM RAW BARS

hippie kitchen treats Jun 16, 2020

I really couldn’t think of a better name for these bars that were created in my kitchen. So Hippie Mom Raw Bars it is!

These raw ingredients are nutrient dense, high in fiber, loaded with antioxidants, healthy fats and proteins, and satisfy that sweet tooth with flavor and fullness. Boom.

I made these last week and brought them to a yoga retreat in Sedona… they were a huge hit and many of the amazing women asked for the recipe. I promised to share… but I normally just throw things together and hope whatever I’m creating turns out delicious… not all creations do but these did. #win

This time, I documented the recipe and here it is!! The kids and husband devour them so I have to keep a stash in the fridge for me! Don’t tell.

Let’s do this:

Base Ingredients:
1 cup organic almonds butter (or other nut or seed butter)
1 cup organic raw pecans, cashews, or walnuts
12 dates (pitted)
1/2 cup shredded coconut
1/8 cup chia seeds
1/8 cup hemp seeds
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SALMON SALAD

I rarely post recipes as everything I make is just intuitively thrown together. BUT so many people who I’ve fed this dish to LOVE it so I did my work and measured it all out!

The thing is this salad is so delicious and nourishing. Full of good fats, proteins, and yummy-ness this is a common dish we have at the Wells household.

Wild-caught salmon is so nourishing AND satiating! One of the most wonderful things it contains is anti-inflammatory omega-3 fatty acids which are PARAMOUNT to good health! Check out this article – 17 Science-Based Benefits of Omega 3 Fatty Acids!

Do you know what else I love about this concoction? You can add SO many nourishing and nutrient-dense herbs! Not only do herbs provide incredible flavors but are packed with SO many health benefits… it’s not even funny.

The herbs I love to use are:

#1 DILL! Dill is a good source of vitamin C (awesome antioxidant), fiber (vital for your gut!), folate (your cells need it to divide and...

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