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Crystal Healing - Self Love

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So last week I made a blog post about essential oil wellness (click here if you would like to read it) and I had planned to make a post today about ways to use those essential oils. Sadly the entire post I had written up somehow got deleted from my computer so, out of frustration, I turned to my crystals and decided that sharing my go-to stones for self-love was the way to go this week! Below I have listed five stones I adore when it comes to different forms of self-love. I hope they can help you on your journey of self-love as well!








Amethyst
This crystal has so many amazing properties, but among them, it is said to bring not only emotional stability but also inner strength. With that comes a more positive self-image and building of one's self-confidence.



Rose Quartz
This crystal is one of unconditional love of every form, which is one of the most beautiful things about this crystal. It helps in purifying the heart and helps enable one to heal emotional wounds.



Tigers Eye
This stone is …

Recipe!! Easy Raw Purple Potato Passion Recipe

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Easy Raw Purple Potato Passion         *From Jan’s Raw Kitchen Kreations*

Does this recipe contain passion fruit? No, it does not, but the word expresses how I feel about raw purple potatoes and is indicative of the yumminess I experience whilst having it. Here is one really simple way to enjoy raw purple potatoes, which by the way, reminds me of cooked sweet potato as far as flavor goes.
I made a snack out of this recipe and added my favorite greens, Purslane and some of my green sweet and tart sauce. I hope you give this dish a try.



Servings 2 Persons
1 Cup Purple potatoes shredded or food processed to small pieces, peel first if desired. 2 Cups pure water, 1.5 – 3 Tsp Raw Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV). - Bragg brand.

Directions

Vegan Ratatouille Recipe!

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Happy Tuesday everyone!! Today, I decided to talk about a recipe that doesn't actually need any alterations to it. That's right. It's Ratatouille! An all vegetable dish which is great to have hot or cold, or even in a soup. (I prefer the original way though; stewed). Some people do use Chicken Stock for this recipe. But, more often than not it's Vegetable Stock.
-Maranda






Makes 10 Servings! Ingredients: 3 fluid ounces olive oil 12 ounces medium-dice onions 3/4 ounce minced garlic 1 ounce tomato paste 4 ounces medium-dice red pepper 1 pound medium-dice eggplant 12 ounces medium-dice zucchini 8 ounces peeled, seeded, medium-diced tomatoes 4 fluid ounces Vegetable Stock 1/2 ounce chopped herbs (thyme, parsley, oregano) Salt and pepper for seasoning.
Directions
Heat the oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add onions and sauté until translucent. Add garlic and sauté until soft. Turn heat down to low. Add tomato paste and cook until it completely coats the onions and develops …

The Top 5 Mistakes that New Vegans Make

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As easy as it is to change to a Vegan diet, when transitioning to this way of eating (and of life) there are some things in my opinion that can keep you from being your best and make this shift more difficult for you. These are as follows:

1.   Eating a majority of vegan junk food 2.   Not getting the nutrition you need 3.   Consistently going back into old habits 4.    Expecting perfection right away 5.   Isolating yourself from your family and social circle


These are easy pitfalls to fall into when newly transitioned into veganism, the first one is something that I struggle with myself. It is very easy when switching to veganism to switch out every meat and dairy meal with it’s vegan alternative. While this is fine at first, if not properly managed after the first couple months of time then it doesn’t lead to good health for you. This also applies to other vegan “junk” food like different processed snacks and sweets. There are certain chips, cookies, candies and the like that are vegan bu…

Vegan Eggplant Parmesan Sandwich Recipe

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Hi guys! Today I am going to share with you a brand spanking new recipe! The idea for this recipe hit me in the middle of the night. When I was growing up, one of my favorites was a chicken parmesan sandwich. Recently I have had a craving for something similar. I tried to find a cruelty free version, but I could not find one that was just right. What a better way to solve this problem than to create a recipe of my own!

When I started creating this recipe, I wanted something that did not have super thick batter and that did not require me to have to buy a whole bunch of abnormal things. This recipe's ingredients are all things that I keep in my kitchen! The produce used in this can simply be grown in a garden.

A few tips to help you make this recipe the best it can be! The first one is to make your own tomato sauce. If you are in a pinch or do not have much time it is easier to use store bought. I love the flavors that I can build up in a home made sauce. My second tip is to use s…

Health Tip ! What is a Colonic Treatment?

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What is a Colonic Treatment?
http://www.corehealing.us/colonics

As was discussed last week, our colon health is paramount to our total wellbeing. CLICK HERE if you missed that post. The colon, large intestine or bowel is located in the abdomen and forms the last part of our digestive tract. Our diet among other factors can affect our overall health. Colonics or colon irrigation/hydrotherapy can aid us in this regard. During a colon cleanse, large amounts of water — sometimes up to 16 gallons (about 60 liters) — and possibly other substances, such as herbs or coffee, are flushed through the colon. This is done using a tube that's inserted into the rectum. In some cases, smaller amounts of water are used and are left to sit in the colon for a short time before being removed. Proponents/promoters of colon cleansing believe that toxins from our gastrointestinal tract can cause a variety of health problems, such as arthritis, allergies, diseased anatomy, autoimmune states, and asthma. The b…

3 Ingredient Chocolate Smoothie

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With another college semester beginning, balancing the many tasks I have in life can be challenging while running from job to job every day and beginning graduate school this month. Having healthy meals during the semester does not have to be impossible or even difficult.

This is a recipe that anybody can enjoy and put their own spin on. This recipe has a lot of nutrients including fiber, vitamin E, copper, magnesium, and manganese. I just use a few simple ingredients and this recipe is great for being on the go all of the time, like myself. This recipe is great for getting your energy going and it includes few ingredients, so it is easy to prepare. When I am constantly working and running around from eight in the morning to midnight most weekdays during the semester, I am putting in a long day of working on and off for 16 hours a day. Time can be a serious issue when you take on a lot of work. However, I wouldn't change it for the world because I love what I do and the journey I …

Essential Oil Wellness - Part One

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Let me start this by saying that I totally understand if you looked at the title of this blog post and rolled your eyes. Essential oils seem like just another fad that people want you to buy into so they can make money and while on one hand you wouldn't be wrong, not all essential oil lines are ones where you have to sign up under someone else and essential oils have been mentioned as being used by the Egyptians during their embalming process. Since then & possibly even during those times as well, essential oils have been used for things ranging from helping someone sleep better throughout the night to healing bug bites! Below I will be telling you about six different oils and their helpful uses. In my part two post, which you will be able to view next week, I will be telling you about different ways to use the oils & about carrier oils to more safely use essential oils.


Peppermint Oil
This oil has properties that has anti-nausea benefits and can also helps headaches subside…