Wednesday, September 17, 2014

The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success

I read this book the other day and wanted to recommend it. I absolutely loved it. It's a pretty short book, only took a couple hours to read. It made me sit back, look at life and just be relaxed and feel peaceful about whatever situations come in my life. The book is called The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success. You can get it on amazon here.. Deeptak Chopra, the author as I am sure many of you have heard of is an phenomenal mind and body healer. From the best selling books he writes to hot yoga, meditation and spirituality is an amazing healer in all ways.


Taking some me time reading.
Beautiful headpiece from Choies

Laugh and Love
Christine

Thursday, September 11, 2014

California

Part 3 I think?!!. I have so many pictures. One more day til Friday. Counting down the days.

Nothing like fresh young coconut

Another Favorite-Hibiscus
Grandma and Boomer
Cousins
Gorgeous Pond
Southern California Palm Trees
He wants to be Captain with Uncle Paul
Paddle Boarding with Aunt V
My sis ready to POP
My other sister preggo with her dog
One of the besties and sweet Noah
Sisters,-We are 5 all together!




Laugh and Love
Christine

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Humans,Diet and Diseases


One of my childhood friends wrote about this the other day on Instagram. I wanted to share it because it is so true. Cutting down on meat and all animals products will make you feel amazing and so much more energized. I couldn't download his picture he shared so I found this chart online. It is pretty self explanatory. I haven't taken meat out of my diet completely but I have drastically taken it out of our diet tremendously. I am sure you have noticed with all my recipes, a lot being vegetarian. I know it is a hard lifestyle change but I promise you will feel sooooo much better.


This is what he wrote on his Instagram

Out of 32 teeth, humans have majority molar flat teeth. There are 4 fang like teeth which are used to open things like sugar cane which is a hard plant. If humans were meant to eat meat they would have a majority of sharp teeth like all flesh eaters have. Plants provide all of the amino acids and nutrients that are known to be essential for human or chimpanzee except for vitamin D(which they get from abundant sun) and vitamin B12(which comes from bacteria) Gorillas are the largest and most powerful leaving primate and yet are the closest to following what human beings would consider a vegan diet. Elephants are huge and they don't need meat as many think it is impossible to survive without meat protein. The truth is meat has been used by scavengers and nomad tribes for survival but has never been the primary diet of humans as many are thought to believe. All civilized priesthoods including the agent Egyptians and early Christian or Essenes were all vegetarian based. People think of meat as a source of protein but it's mainly a source of calories especially from fat. Chimpanzees are mainly fruit eater's but they also eat a lot of vegetables. The problem with fruit is that it's seasonal. The ability to use animals for food may have helped human being survive to the modern era especially in the Arctic but animal-based foods are a major cause of death and disability in the United States today. Chimpanzees probably eat less meat than just about any human population. Animal-based foods and fatty processed foods(along with pesticides and additives) Are the main contributing causes of the diseases of affluence. Beyond health reasons meat sits in the stomach for a year and is very heavy. This is just a little bit of info on why I chose to be a vegetarian over a year ago. I'm not telling anyone what to do just giving everyone some info on these subjects so you can be aware and have knowledge for yourself to make the best decision for yourself.

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                             Christine

Sunday, September 7, 2014

I No Longer Have Patience

This is how I feel in my life exactly.


“I no longer have patience for certain things, not because I’ve become arrogant, but simply because I reached a point in my life where I do not want to waste more time with what displeases me or hurts me. I have no patience for cynicism, excessive criticism and demands of any nature. I lost the will to please those who do not like me, to love those who do not love me and to smile at those who do not want to smile at me. I no longer spend a single minute on those who lie or want to manipulate. I decided not to coexist anymore with pretense, hypocrisy, dishonesty and cheap praise. I do not tolerate selective erudition nor academic arrogance. I do not adjust either to popular gossiping. I hate conflict and comparisons. I believe in a world of opposites and that’s why I avoid people with rigid and inflexible personalities. In friendship I dislike the lack of loyalty and betrayal. I do not get along with those who do not know how to give a compliment or a word of encouragement. Exaggerations bore me and I have difficulty accepting those who do not like animals. And on top of everything I have no patience for anyone who does not deserve my patience.” 

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Cheap Chic Boho Jumpsuits- Fall is coming!

Since Fall is here that means cooler weather! I can finally wear pants and not be so hot. Jumpsuits are perfect for me because I get to wear something longer and different then just shorts. The top is still a tank or halter which keeps me pretty cool. I lOOOve these fabric design jumpsuits I found. I bought the top right one and the bottom right. I will post pictures this week!


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Friday, September 5, 2014

Grand Theft Thrift

IT TAKES COURAGE TO GROW UP AND BECOME WHO YOU REALLY ARE
- EE CUMMINGS


It doesn't get cold here til the end of November so I will still post some summer outfits. It is waaayyy to hot for jeans and knee high boots!  I will be incorporating some Warm Weather Fall wardrobe next week.

Crochet Dress-Grand Theft Thrift
Shark Tooth Necklace- Leon Jewelz
Hippie Headband and Chevron Necklace- Rishshells
Coin Necklace-Charlotte Russe

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Milk Substitutes

I have taken cows milk out of our diet for a while now and recommend it completely. Cows milk creates mucus which to me just sounds disgusting. Why on earth would I give my children something that creates mucus, something that makes them feel plugged up and congested??!!!! To me it's a no brainer. I can guarantee if your kids get sick or even yourself, if you take out the cows milk you will be sick a lot less longer and a cold won't seem so bad. Doctors have even told me when my kids are sick to take the cows milk out because it causes mucus. I just don't see why I would keep giving it to them even after their sick. Now if my husband will just hop on board with me it would be great!!! The kids still drink cows milk but its not very often and it's more of a treat. I would like to say goodbye to cows milk forever!
Some of my favorite non dairy milks are:

Pure coconut milk is my favorite but it is low in calcium so I go for Almond Coconut.It has more calcium then cows milk. If you are thinking you need the fat from the cows milk avocados and nuts are my favorite source of healthy fats. 
I have actually made mac and cheese with this milk and my kids didn't notice. 
I love cashew milk. Pure cashew milk is sooo good. My sister and I had it for the first time when I was in California getting smoothies at Nektar. She ended up making it homemade which was pretty easy. You basically soak cashews and blend them. If you lilke cashews and are thinking of taking cows milk out of your diet I would recommend cashew milk because it's super creamy and has more of the consistency of cows milk.

Hemp Milk is amazing too.

I always get unsweetened. You can sweetened it yourself.
Hope you switch!

Laugh and Love
Christine