Monday, November 17, 2014

If We Want Peace and Love We Need To Learn Kindness

Peace and Love is not just about showing compassion and kindness toward one another.  It's the 21st Century and life has become more complicated and stressful and with all the toxic petrochemicals being used everyday and all the meat consumption, tensions get more strained, which creates more conflict and division.  When people wear chemical fragrance and a chemically sensitive injured person suffers because of it and the fragrance wearer is insensitive to the sufferer, that is a lack of compassion, which creates conflict.  “Until he extends the circle of his compassion to all living things, man will not himself find peace.” quoted by Gandhi  We all have our differences, including opinions and points of view, but when we each make a choice that hurts another person, especially when it makes another person sick, this also creates conflict because we all get caught up in our "personal right to do what we want"; which in turn causes tremendous conflict.  It's true.  We have freedom of choice and we all have the right to make our own choices and decisions.  



However, if our actions extend beyond our personal space and hurt another person, be it toxic chemical fragrance, loud thumping heavy bass that is no longer heard, but felt, causing physical pain in someone's body, especially a sensitive autistic child, it is no longer acceptable to behave in such a manner.  This is a basic need to keep our personal choices and activities to ourselves.  The worst problem with all of this is that when one person makes an effort to communicate with the person doing the offensive activity, if he or she is unreasonable and allows their ego to get in the way, communication no longer works and conflict arises.  This is the number one reason why we have conflict in this world.  Politics and religion do play a part, but ultimately, regardless of the subject matter or issue, it's all about ego.  The "don't tell me what to do, I can do whatever I want" mindset is more than selfish, it's self-destructive and reflects a mindset of a person thinking he or she does not share the world with anyone else.  

If we could all just take a momentary step back and breathe and pause and be silent, we'd stop listening to our ego, realize we are all human beings who need love and gentle caring kindness and we need to show each other respect and courtesy.  No one wants to be told what to do, but there is such a thing as the Golden Rule, which says, "do unto others as you would have done unto you."  It's a basic rule of kindness, consideration, respect, and courtesy and if we all practiced this more, we might just listen to each other more, and be more loving and compassionate and less combative.  If we want our children to grow up in a more peaceful world and we want them to learn to be gentle peaceful loving beings who show kindness and love and respect for another person, then, we need to walk our walk and live by example.  Please think about it.  Thank you.

Friday, November 7, 2014

Delicious Vegan Pasta Veggies Mashed Potatoes Recipe

My dear friends, please enjoy this special gift treat recipe from my kitchen to yours, as you patiently wait for my delicious vegan cookbook to be published... ;) xoxox <3 br="">
Whole Wheat Noodles, Vegetables, and Mashed Potatoes
Ingredients
1/4 pkg. whole wheat angel hair or spaghetti
6 medium size organic russet potatoes, peeled and ends removed, rinsed, cut in 1/4 pieces
1/2 C broccoli
2 tbsp. organic zucchini, ends removed, rinsed, chopped
1 tbsp. organic carrot, ends removed, rinsed, thinly sliced
2 tbsp. sweet yellow onion, ends and peel removed, rinsed, chopped
4 large baby portabella mushrooms, rinsed, chopped
4 tbsp. sunflower oil
6 tbsp. Bragg Liquid Aminos
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1/2 tsp. onion powder
4 tbsp. organic flax oil
4 heaping tbsp. Earth Balance Buttery Spread vegan dairy-free margarine






Instructions:  Fill a medium size stainless steel pot more than half way with filtered water and bring to a rapid boil.  When the water reaches a rapid boil, pour in the whole wheat noodles and reduce the heat to medium.  Allow to cook for 25 minutes or until soft and tender enough to eat.  When it's finished, drain thoroughly in a colander and set aside.  Fill a medium size stainless steel pot with filtered water almost half full until the water covers the steamer just above an inch.  Cover the pot and bring to a rapid boil.  When the water reaches a rapid boil, reduce the heat to medium and pour in the carrots and broccoli stalk.  Cover slightly but allow a tiny bit of steam to escape.  Stir gently so the vegetables are evenly spread around the steamer and can cook evenly.  At the same time, bring a 2nd medium size stainless steel pot half full of filtered water to a rapid boil.  When the water reaches a rapid boil, pour in the potatoes and stir gently and reduce the heat to medium.  Add the zucchini to the vegetables and spread it around the steamer gently for balanced space.  Check the broccoli and carrot to see if it is a little softer and then cover again and allow the vegetables to cook for another 5 minutes.  The vegetables should now be soft enough to eat.    When the vegetables are finished steaming and cooking, turn off the burner and drain thoroughly into a colander.  Set aside.  Allow the potatoes to cook for 20 minutes or until very soft.  The potatoes should be soft enough to mash.  Now, pour 6 tbsp. of sunflower oil into a nontoxic nonstick fry pan and cook on medium heat.  Pour in the chopped onions and stir gently and evenly.  When the oil begins to sizzle, squirt in 3 tbsp. of Bragg Liquid Aminos and continue stirring evenly and gently.  When the onions begin to soften and brown lightly, pour in the chopped mushrooms and continue stirring.  Once the onions and mushrooms are good and brown and soft, they are ready to eat and you can now turn off the burner.  Mash the potatoes good and evenly with a fork or potato masher until they are very soft.  Now, add the Earth Balance and remaining seasonings, except the flax oil.  The flax oil is the last ingredient you add.  Mix thoroughly and evenly until the seasonings are mixed well and the potatoes are wet, creamy, and delicious.  Now, pour all the ingredients into the fry pan together, including the organic flax oil, and mix thoroughly and evenly.  It's a bit thick and sticky so you may need to put in a little extra elbow grease to make it mix well.    Continue stirring and mixing until the entire dish is creamy and blended together.  Serve and Enjoy!

Sunday, November 2, 2014

An Offer For My Delicious Organic Herbal Vegan Cookbook You Cannot Refuse

Hello everyone who has expressed interest in my upcoming cookbook, "Wise Mama Delicious Organic Herbal Vegan Cookbook." I'm really excited to announce that I will be finishing it very soon and it will be coming out Thanksgiving week 2014.  I know many of you are excited and just can't wait and some of you have said that you are going to tell all your friends and as much as I would love to give copies away and get my message to everyone, I can't do that.  But I have come up with a win/win idea and I've tossed it around and I'm prepared to give copies away to everyone who has expressed interest, but there is a catch.  You tell 5 or more of your friends and family and I will add them to a waiting list.  When I release the book and they have made the purchase and I have verified their purchase, I will give you a FREE copy! Fair enough? Let me know what you think and if I get enough responses, I'll do it!

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

My favorite healing holistic selfcare

I feel very deeply thankful for gentle, healing, holistic self-care.  When I feel distressed and need comfort, I enjoy listening to Yanni's beautiful healing soothing music and relax with deep breathing and diffuse my favorite organic essential oils into the air.  My favorite organic essential oils for self-soothing are sweet orange, earthy sandalwood, and a lovely Ayurvedic blend, called Vata aroma oil.  As a sensitive Vata dosha, I need a lot of self-soothing and comfort to help me feel better when I feel tired, stressed, and out of ease and the lovely aromatherapy blend always calms and soothes me.  It's true what is said that music soothes the savage beast and healing new age music always soothes my Soul, as does yoga, Tai Chi, and enjoying laughter with my favorite comedy.  Cuddling with my sweet, adorable, beautiful kittycats also soothes and comforts me and the lovely combination of all these wonderful healing self-care soothers does a great deal to relax me and help me feel centered, happy, and well.  Slowing down also helps and when I meditate and rest, I begin to feel more healing energy and I feel renewed.  Enjoying a lovely soothing hot bath soak and hot cleansing shower are beautiful and healing, especially with soothing, beautiful, sweet, organic essential oils in the air.  I feel very deeply thankful for gentle healing holistic self-care. 

 (Image Courtesy of istockphoto.com)

 (My adorable sweet beautiful kittycats)

Monday, October 13, 2014

A healthy inner beauty wellness tip

A healthy beauty tip to soothe and energize your cells and make them happy...

Add a cap full of organic apple cider vinegar to your drinking water and drink throughout the day and when you need an extra healing boost of energy and your immune system needs a healing boost add an envelope of your favorite Emergen-C to your drink.  Gently stir or shake if in a closed bottle and drink throughout the day to feel well and happy.  Stay hydrated and drink water as often as you need to to stay well.  Instead of reaching for your daily cup of coffee, meditate and do some refreshing energizing yoga and enjoy some crisp fresh air and connect with Mother Nature.  My favorite high is a natural high and I enjoy that the most when I'm outside connecting with nature and deeply connecting with the beautiful green trees, the beautiful insects and wildlife and cuddling with my adorable sweet kittycat furry babies.  Laughter is another favorite that helps me feel good and helps me stay well.  After a difficult stressful day, I enjoy walking away from my computer and enjoying some light wonderful comedy to help me unwind for the night.  These are my favorite self-care enjoyment moments.

(Image Courtesy of an image shared on Facebook)

 (My adorable sweet kittycat fur babies, Marble and his sisfur Cali)

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Vaccines and big pharmaceuticals do not prevent or cure diseases

I have been a wise holistic organic Mama for two and a half years and a holistic wise woman for 30 years and holistic organic living has been an integral part of my healthy lifestyle.  This hot debate over whether or not to vaccinate our children is causing tremendous division and the lack of awareness and knowledge of how toxic and dangerous vaccines are is very disheartening and disturbing.  My dear husband found a copy of The Poisoned Needle by Eleanor McBean - an Anti-Vaccination activist, researcher and author, at a metaphysical bookstore 20 years ago and after reading it, he knew very clearly to avoid vaccines and the information makes total sense.  I find it very disturbing that because of fear and the need to listen to doctors with m.d. degrees who insist that vaccines are safe and recommended, many parents agree to have their children vaccinated without question.  I have been a holistic woman for 30 years and a holistic wise Mama for more than two years and I know intuitively what is healthy and best for my child.  In the 21st Century with so many lawsuits against big pharmaceuticals and children getting sick from vaccines and side effects from synthetic pharmaceutical medications, it's common sense to put our trust in Mother Nature and ancient wisdom instead of pills and vaccines that were created in a man made laboratory.  Just because a doctor wears a white coat and has a framed plaque on his or her wall announcing his or her success with earning a prestigious degree does not make him or her all knowing and infallible. 


Doctors are human and they make mistakes and they do not know everything.  Considering the fact that many are in the pockets of big pharmaceuticals is a very strong argument for not trusting them with our children's health and life and to believe otherwise is ignorant and narrow minded.  There are good doctors with degrees who are open minded and think outside the box and have alternative ways of approaching health and medicine,  Holistic naturopath doctors are wonderful, very wise, and very educated, and intelligent.  Thankfully, there is a growing renaissance of sage wisdom across the globe that is spreading like wild fire and more people are becoming disheartened with conventional medicine and making the smart switch to holistic medicine for all their health needs.  It is high time that we intelligent wise parents think for ourselves and come together with like minded Kindred Spirits who use common sense wisdom and put our complete trust in Mother Nature's medicine cabinet and just say no to toxic insanity and arrogant ignorance.

Friday, August 22, 2014

Organic Essential Oils are Wonderful Holistic Healing for Children and Mamas

I love organic sandalwood essential oil.  It is my favorite for soothing comfort and grounding Ayurvedic healing.  When I feel stressed and frazzled and I'm grieving, sandalwood helps to soothe me and relax me. That combined with gentle yoga asanas and meditation are very healing self-care for this Mama.  My teething toddler likes it too and he was having a crying teething meltdown this afternoon and I gave him a whiff of the lovely sandalwood aroma and I put chamomile oil on his cheek to soothe and ease his teething pain and he calmed down and enjoyed a sweet lovely restful nap.  Pure organic essential oils are wonderful for holistic healing.  I keep a bottle of peppermint oil in my purse and one in my drawer and a bottle of sandalwood and a bottle of sweet orange oil in my drawer.  I also keep a bottle of chamomile on the shelf in my son's room.  This combined with several drops of Bach Flower Rescue Remedy under the tongue and I feel soothed and relaxed.

(Image Courtesy of istockphoto.com)