Enjoy The Fresh Air!


I am so extremely fortunate to live in such a beautiful place right on Lake Superior. Today for work we got to spend the day on the water enjoying the beauty of nature and connecting to it. I was in awe. We were drawn to it…


Your soul and even your body longs to connect to nature. It needs fresh air! Today’s message is this: I encourage you…take a hike, go kayaking, sit outside and read, go biking. Do something, anything outside! Afterwards just sit, take some deep breaths and enjoy it… Let your body relax and your mind go blank, let the fresh air consume you. I hope you all have a wonderful weekend & enjoy plenty of fresh air! Love to all. 

Food For Thought


When it comes to grocery shopping & eating, these are the words I live my life but. If you buy junk, you’ll eat it..if you buy clean, you’ll eat clean. I guarantee it! Set a plan, do meal plans, do some meal & snack prepping. Good food in the fridge is like good vibes in life, gotta have them around! ✌🏼️

Flavorful Healthy Mexican Bowl

Being the foodie that I am, I am all about the flavor! Mexican food done right meets my foodie flavor needs. Today’s blog post is about a great FLAVORFUL dish I created. A delicious mixture of fresh vegetables, grains, and meat… what can be better? Eat up & enjoy!

Flavorful Healthy Mexican Bowl

Ingredients

  • Organic chicken, cooked and chunked
  • Spanish rice/ quinoa mix (Gluten Free)
  • Corn
  • Green bell pepper
  • Baby tomatoes
  • Salsa
  • Mild Sweet Pepper Rings
  • Yellow Onion

How To

  1. Before cooking the chicken, cut into chunks (also putting in the crock pot and then shredding is a great alternative)
  2. Cook the chicken on the stove top on medium heat until fully cooked. Add grape seed oil if needed so it will not stick.
  3. After the chicken is cooked, place in a bowl in order to add all other ingredients.
  4. Take fresh corn on the cob, or organic frozen/ canned corn if needed, and cook to liking. If on the cob, shave off desired amount, add to the chicken.
  5. Microwave or boil the Spanish rice/ quinoa mixture (mine found at Aldi’s, Target has as well), let cool for several minutes.
  6. While the mixture of rice and quinoa is cooking, cut the baby tomatoes in half and the yellow onion and both peppers in chunks. Add amount into the bowl of each to your liking.
  7. Once the rice/quinoa is cooked, add a suggested serving from the container into the mixture.
  8. Now that the you have the chicken and vegetables cut and mixed in with the rice/quinoa combination, add serving of organic salsa. * there are many to try, ones with fruit, beans, corn, etc… endless possibilities!*
  9. Once all mixed together serve with corn tortilla chips. Both warm and cold are delicious!

There are also several other healthy items you could add to the mixture to mix & match to make it to your liking, such as;

  • jalapeno
  • black beans
  • kidney beans
  • cheese
  • organic refried beans

Expanding Your Mind With Documentaries

Millions of people around the world watch some sort of television show or movie everyday. Sure watching mindless, entertaining ones can be nice after a long day. However, today’s post is about movies that have an impact. Personally these movies tugged at my heart strings and have definitely made me think differently about certain products, companies, and ways of life. I strongly urge you to watch some or even all of these videos if given the chance. I am sure some may think some of these videos as one sided with an agenda but I promise you their  agendas are to better the lives of human beings, the animals we eat, as well as the land we live off of.

FOOD DOCUMENTARIES

 

Food Matter examines how the food we eat can help or hurt our health. Specialists discuss topics on organic food, food safety, raw foodism, and nutritional therapy. Found On Netflix

 

 

 

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An startling look inside America’s corporate controlled food industry. Found On Netflix

A look into America’s obesity epidemic and the food industry’s role in aggravating it. Found On Netflix

Experts, parents, teachers and kids are coming to the realization that childhood obesity isn’t the real issue, but rather a symptom of a bigger problem. Lack of knowledge of what healthy foods are & access to healthy and affordable options. In the movie it is seen that when empowered, kids often make the surprising choice of the healthier path. Here is to kids, taking the lead in getting healthier options on their own menu. Found on Netflix

 

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Showing and exposing secrets the diet, weight loss and food industries don’t want you to know about deceptive strategies designed to keep you coming back for more. What’s keeping you from having the body and health you deserve? Found on Netflix

 

 

 

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Former ABC show that followed Oliver as he attempted to reform the US school lunch programs, help American society fight obesity and change their eating habits in order to live healthier and longer lives.

 

 

 

This movie looks at the claim that most, if not all, of the degenerative diseases that afflict us can be controlled, or even reversed, by rejecting our present menu of animal-based and processed foods. Found On Netflix

 

 

 

 

 

A look at how American agricultural policy and food culture developed in the 20th century, and how a food movement rebelled against big agribusiness to launch the local organic food movement.

 

 

 

 

 

The shocking, yet humorous, journey of an aspiring environmentalist, while he seeks to find the real solution to the most pressing environmental issues and true path to sustainability. Found On Netflix

 

 

 

 

Each of us unknowingly consumes genetically engineered food on a daily basis. The risks and effects to our health and the environment are largely unknown. Yet more and more studies are being conducted around the world, which only provide even more reason for concern.  GMO OMG tells the story of a fathers discovery of GMOs in relationship to his 3 young children and the world around him. Found On Netflix

 

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8 short Ted Talks about different aspects of food. It varies from teaching our children about food and sugar consumption, school lunches, being a weekday vegetarian, and feeding the whole world. Found On Netflix

 

 

 

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Three meat- and cheese-loving New Yorkers agree to adopt a vegan diet for six weeks and learn what it’s all about. They have no idea that so much more than steak is at stake and that the planet’s fate may fall on their plates. Before long, they find themselves risking everything to expose an industry they supported just weeks before. Part sociological experiment and part adventure comedy. Found On Netflix

 

 

Great documentary of how the food industry sugar-coated science, sweetened the food supply, and seduced a planet, one spoonful at a time. Found On Netflix

 

 

 

 

 

A  circle of friends dumpster dive in multiple L.A.’s supermarkets. In the process they uncover thousands of dollars worth of good food and an ugly truth about waste in America: grocery stores know they are wasting and most refuse to do anything about it.

 

 

 

WATER DOCUMENTARIES

 

Looks at the role of the bottled water industry and its effects on our health, climate change, pollution, and our reliance on oil.

 

 

 

 

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Wars of the future will be fought over water as they are over oil today. This source of human survival is entering the global marketplace and political arena. Corporations, investors, and corrupt governments fight for control of our dwindling supply.

 

 

 

PLASTIC DOCUMENTARIES

 

A man makes a resolution to stop using plastic bags at the grocery store. Little does he know that this simple decision will change his life completely. Coming to the conclusion that our consumptive use of plastic has finally caught up to us, and looks at what we can do about it. Today. Right now

 

 

 

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A documentary on modern society’s ‘addiction’ to plastic; our prolific use of this product, its effects on the earth and on us, and where our unwanted plastic ends up.

 

 

 

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Setting out to discover the effects of the global waste problem, traveling around the world to destinations tainted by pollution. This is a meticulous, brave investigative journey that takes people from skepticism to sorrow and from horror to hope.

 

 

 

 

A journey of discovery to one of the most remote places on Earth, Midway Atoll, to uncover the truth behind the mystery of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. Scientists, industry, legislators and activists shed light on what our society’s vast consumption of disposable plastic is doing to our oceans, and what it may be doing to our health. Found On Netflix

 

MISCELLANEOUS DOCUMENTARIES 

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They say the only remedy for disconnecting people from the natural world is connecting them to it again.

 

 

 

 

If you have any other suggested documentaries I am always excited to hear of more! Thanks. 

Monday’s Motto

Good morning and happy Monday, readers! As you enter this exciting and new week I encourage you all to jump in with a positive attitude & a love for all you encounter. Today I woke up knowing it was going to be a beautiful day. I made myself a promise that I was going to be a blessing and impact everyone I see today. Doesn’t matter if its a smile, a simple “hello” in the hall, or a deep discussion to help them work through things they are going through. Love your neighbors, they are going through battles you may not know about. Today’s mug was a perfect reminder on this perfect morning! I want to hear about everyone else’s wonderful day! At the end of the day I urge you to leave a positive comment about your day today, leave the negativity at the door! Love to all.

We All Can Be Wealthy!

Happy Sunday, all! Wanted to bless you all with this wonderful and very important image I found this morning. Such a true statement. Invest in yourself & having a healthy, whole life. It’s a new week, if you’re struggling with it today is a perfect time to jumpstart a new lifestyle! 

Pain Pain Go Away!

Hey readers! Sorry for the long gap in between posts. A lot has been going on and it’s time carry on and positively move forward! This post is all about some great oils, rubbing sticks, and creams I use to quickly help the pains that come with every day life. From aches in your knees, a pain in your back, to a splitting migraine. Here are a couple tricks from someone who has tried it all and has finally found some effect products especially for on-the-go.

Natural Ways To Treat Migraines, Aches & Pains:

Migraines: I first hand can testify how horribly painful and debilitating migraines can be. As someone who has suffered with them for years I can testify that I NEVER leave the house without my oils and such that I know are going to help subside the pain. Migraines can be triggered by many things such as; stress, lack of sleep, dehydration, magnesium deficiencies, consumption of inflammatory foods (MSG , artificial sweeteners, unhealthy cooking oils, etc)

For some people just the right combination of natural remedies can be effective enough to treat it. However, some people, like myself, need a little bit more help from the doctors and pharmaceuticals. (I am a firm believer in attempting the natural and more holistic way first. However, sometimes you need to set aside your beliefs on medication and take it for the sake of your health).

Some easy ways to treat migraines:

  • ice
  • heat with lavender essential oil (helps relax the muscles)
  • rest/ sleep, if able
  • fish oil
  • magnesium (creams, capsule, or whatever you’d choose *be careful not to over supplement)
  • if nauseous, ginger is a great tool to help relieve that

When it comes to essential oils there are several different options you could do:

-some organic local co-ops, etc have pre-made migraine relief oil blends

– use a couple drops of lavender and a couple of peppermint and apply to the effected area

-purchase a skin stick

  • PERFECTLY POSH has a great one with peppermint, bees wax, shea butter, and several other things to help kick your migraine to the curb
  • BADGER BALM also has a great migraine aromatherapy stick which includes, lavender, peppermint, eucalyptus, and sandalwood
  • Also check your local co-op & organic stores near you, they usually have a nice variety of natural skin sticks.

Aches & Pains: Those mornings you wake up and it seems like everything is sore and creaky. Normally you lean over and grab some ibuprofen or some pain reliever. NO MORE! Everyone has these normal aches and pains but they can easily be treated, even the long lasting/ troublesome ones can be able to have some relief naturally.

MUSCLE ACHES:

  • use a heating pad or a hot shower to help relieve the tension in the muscles
  • 2 drops of lavender, 2 drops of rosemary with 1 oz of carrier oil
  •  eucalyptus, wintergreen, cypress oils mixed unscented natural lotion or coconut oil
  • ARBONNE has a nice hydrating and cooling sea and botanical extract gele’ee that is great on achy knees, and ankles. The cooling effect helps relax and and revitalize.
  • BADGER BALM has a great sore muscle rub (comes in original as well as cooling blend, and a sore joint rub)
  • JĀSÖN®  has a cooling minerals & tea tree muscle pain therapy balm
  • PERFECTLY POSH has a wonderful hot pepper muscle stick & butter
  •  check your local co-op, natural store, or even online for essential oil pain relief rollers or mixes as well as Arnica oil or salve and magnesium cream. Apply on to sore area and rub in

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BACK/NECK PAIN:

  • peppermint, cypress, and ginger oils mixed with cayenne pepper and coconut oil
  •  lavender essential oil, Epsom salt (can make home made version or purchase them blended) to sit in and soak back while relaxing
  • depending on the pain, try using a heating pad to help relax the muscles and then ice later to help the neck/back. (consult doctor if is not relieving)

SORE FEET:

  • 10 drops of peppermint, 1 tablespoon of Epsom Salt and water (soak feet)
  • rubbing the pain relief essential oil blend that was shown up above onto the feet will help sooth the aches as well

 

** Using wooden massage tools and knobs will help with any of these issues to help relax the tense area.

 

I have not been endorsed by any of these businesses to write reviews. I simply enjoy these products & enjoy sharing with my readers.