Color Therapy Tool

Color Therapy Tool

Materials: Notes:• Design starts with a choice of flashlight. I chose a 550 High Lumens rechargeable mini flashlight. The clip is important. • The size of the flashlight will dictate the length/diameter of the copper needed. This design can easily be modified due to preference.• The flashlight and crystal were the high end in cost….

Kabbalah Insights – What is Love?
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Kabbalah Insights – What is Love?

This post will highlight some important perspectives that I learned from Professor Alberto Gozlan. Here is a Downloadable PDF of the translated notes. Please note that I am not a professional translator. I offer this to you with so much love. It is important to understand the concepts of Kabbalistic Meditation as part of the understanding…

Kabbalistic Meditation
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Kabbalistic Meditation

This post will provide guideline and outline the importance of Kabbalistic meditation as described by Professor Alberto Gozlan in his video ¿Qué es la Meditación Kabbalística? dated December 21, 2022 (see below). Here is a Downloadable PDF of the translated notes. Please note that I am not a professional translator. I offer this to you with…

Divine Confirmation Times 3
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Divine Confirmation Times 3

So here is what happened: I’ve been learning Kabbalah from Maestro Alberto Gozlan, Kabbalah Mashiach. In order to share what I learn with my Study Buddy, Gila, I have been translating some of his videos (featuring interviews and lectures) that are in Spanish. Yesterday, I sent her my translation of an interview asking the question:…

Insights Received from a Kabbalah Master
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Insights Received from a Kabbalah Master

The Thread of Connection This post will highlight some important perspectives that I learned from Professor Alberto Gozlan. Here is a Downloadable PDF of translated notes. Please note that I am not a professional translator. I offer this to you with so much love. “When the student is ready the teacher will appear. When the…

Torah Scents – Part 3
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Torah Scents – Part 3

Today we study the information found in Chapter 2 – Fragrant Stories of the Bibleof the book Mystical Aromatherapy, The Divine Gift of Fragrance, by Avraham Sand. In this series, I’m specifically focusing on information regarding Biblical references. There is so much more information in this amazing book. I highly recommend it. Torah Scents (part…

Tasha, We Miss You

Tasha, We Miss You When we first brought Tasha from the shelter, she would not let us touch her on her head. She never licked our face or jumped on us to get love. Tasha was most definitely abused as a puppy. We felt so wonderful when she started jumping on us and licking our…

Grow Your Own Food

Grow Your Own Food For many years, I have been a staunch advocate of organically produced foods, supporting local farmers, and eliminating harmful GMOs. Dennis & I researched hydroponic systems, and truthfully, we hesitated. Why did we hesitate, you ask? For beginners, we never had much of a green thumb. We seemed to destroy most…

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Song of Eve

Song of Eve The Touch of the Masters Hand “Twas battered and scarred, and the auctioneer thought it scarcely worth his while to waste much time on the old violin, but held it up with a smile; “What am I bidden, good folks,” he cried, “Who’ll start the bidding for me?” “A dollar, a dollar”;…

Food Focus: Bananas

Food Focus: Bananas

Food Focus: Bananas As you probably already know, the fruit named banana is a high calorie tropical fruit. A serving of 100g of bananas (approx.  2/5 cup smashed bananas) contains around 90 calories. It is easy to digest and provides almost immediate energy due to its simple sugars like fructose and sucrose. It also contains…

Food Focus: DATES

Food Focus: DATES

Food Focus: DATES Dates are fruits that grow on date palms. They have been used since the times of Mesopotamia and ancient Egypt. Dates are very sweet and nutritionally packed essential nutrients, vitamins, and minerals. Dates are rich in dietary fiber and contain tannins (flavonoid antioxidants that are thought to have anti-inflammatory properties). In terms…

Energize Your Body

Energize Your Body Have you heard of Earthing (also called grounding)? I recently read some articles about the use of earthing where it is described as “direct physical contact with the vast supply of electrons on the surface of the Earth. ” In other words, walking outside barefoot, lying on a beach, or sitting on…

Protect Your Health – Protect Your Teeth

Protect Your Health – Protect Your Teeth Did you know that your diet and dental care could affect your chances of having a heart attack or stroke? This topic was discussed at the American Heart Association’s 84th annual meeting in Orlando last November.  Research conducted in Taiwan found that those who get regular dental care actually…

Recipe: Roasted Squash Soup

Roasted Squash Soup Last night, Dennis & I attended our neighborhood Crime Watch Patrol pot-luck dinner. I made a delicious roasted squash soup that became quite a hit. In response to the requests for the recipe, I am posting the following “non-recipe” recipe. You’ll understand why I am calling it a “non-recipe” in a moment….

Food Focus: Lentils

Food Focus: Lentils Lentils are legumes that are packed with nutrition. They are low in calories and high in fiber. Lentils also contain high levels of magnesium and folate, which are beneficial for heart health. Here are some good reasons to enjoy lentils on a regular basis: They are good for your heart. They are…

Food Focus: Onion

Food Focus: Onion Onion: Onions (Allium cepa) belong to the lily family, the same family as garlic, chives, and shallots. Health Powers: Onion is effective against many bacteria including Bacillus subtilis, Salmonella, and E. coli. Onion extracts, rich in a variety of sulfides, provide some protection against tumor growth; and are used in relief treatment…

Recipe: Coconut Milk

Recipe: Coconut Milk Coconut milk is not the liquid inside the coconut. It is the liquid that is extracted from the flesh of the coconut. It can be made at home from fresh, dry or creamed coconut. In this recipe, we will use half a fresh coconut. Grate the flesh of half a fresh coconut…

Mixed Green Salad with Blueberry Vinaigrette

Mixed Green Salad with Blueberry Vinaigrette (Recipe obtained from Chef Stevie Nussbaum) Makes 4 servings Ingredients 1/4 cup Blueberries 1/4 cup Olive Oil 1 Tablespoon Balsamic vinegar 1/2 Teaspoon Dijon mustard 6 cups Mixed Greens 1/4 cup Goat Cheese Directions Place the blueberries, Balsamic Vinegar, and dijon mustard in a blender or food processor Turn…

Roasted Squash Soup

Roasted Squash Soup (Ingredient list obtained from Chef Stevie Nussbaum) Makes 12 servings Ingredients: 1 1/2 Pounds acorn squash, Halved 1 1/2 Pounds butternut squash, Halved 1 Pound spaghetti squash, Halved 1 whole Onion, chopped 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil (Extra Virgin) 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg 1/2 teaspoon granulated garlic 4 Cups Vegetable Stock 1/2 cup…

Recipe: Maple Fruit Compote with Honey-Ginger Toasted Nuts

Recipe: Maple Fruit Compote with Honey-Ginger Toasted Nuts Prep Time: 10 minutes Cooking Time: 20 minutes Yield: 4 servings Ingredients 2-3 apples 2-3 peaches or pears 2 tablespoons maple syrup 1/2 cup raisins juice of 1 lemon 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1 cup walnuts or nuts of your choice 1/2 teaspoon fresh ginger, minced 2 tablespoons…

Deconstructing Cravings

Deconstructing Cravings (This article was previously published in the September edition of A Healthy You). The body is an amazing source of intelligence. It is always there for you, pumping blood, never skipping a heartbeat, digesting whatever food you put in it. It’s an amazing body – always striving to maintain perfect balance. Is this…

Food Focus: Raw Honey

Raw Honey (This article previously appeared in the September edition of A Healthy You.) Everyone seems to love honey, one of the oldest natural sweeteners on the market. The flavor of honey varies depending on the plant source. Some are very dark and intensely flavored. Wherever possible, choose raw honey, as it is unrefined and…

Fall Cleanse

Fall Cleanse Have you abused your body with excess food, too much stress and lack of movement? It’s time to slow down, listen to, and nourish your body. I am very excited to announce that I will kick off this fall with a wonderful cleansing program which involves a two week healthy diet. It is…

Ginger Drink

Ginger Drink (This recipe has been featured in the August, 2011 issue of A Healthy You). Prep Time: 7 minutes Cook Time: 24 hours or 20 minutes (choose your method) Yield: 6-8 servings Ingredients: 1 pound fresh ginger root 2 quarts water juice of 2 limes maple syrup, stevia, honey or agave nectar to taste…

Recipe: Sun Tea

Sun Tea (This recipe has been featured in the August, 2011 issue of A Healthy You.) Prep time: 2 minutes Cook time: 24 hours Yield: 2 liters Ingredients: 3-4 tea bags of your choice water Directions: Fill an extra-large mason jar with water, add 3 or 4 of your favorite tea bags and cover with…

Food Focus: Water

Food Focus: Water Most of us are aware of the importance of drinking enough water. Getting our daily dose of water helps our organs perform their functions, keeps our skin clear and hydrated, and allows physical action in our bodies to flow smoothly. Even with this knowledge, it can still be challenging to drink all…

First Line Therapy

First Line Therapy I recently returned from the First Line Therapy certification workshop in Denver, Co. What an intense and wonderful experience! The training provided by the Metagenics team was impressive. We received training from Lyra Heller, Chris Katke, Dr. Kenneth Browning,DO, Dr. Kristi Hughes,ND, and Michael Alosso. Here are some of the things I…

Food Focus: Mushrooms

Food Focus: Mushrooms (This article appeared in the April, 2011 issue of A Healthy You.) Mushrooms are low in saturated fat and sodium and are very low in cholesterol. They are also a good source of dietary fiber, protein, vitamin C, folate, iron, zinc and manganese and a very good source of vitamin D, thiamin,…

Spring Sprouting Steamer

Spring Sprouting Steamer (This recipe appeared in the May,2011 issue of A Healthy You) Prep Time: 3 minutes Cooking Time: 5 minutes Yield: 4 servings Ingredients 1 zucchini 1 summer squash 1- 6 oz. package mixed crunchy sprouts (lentil, adzuki, mung, garbanzo) 3 tablespoons of freshly chopped tarragon 1 tablespoon of ghee (clarified butter) or…

Food Focus: Sprouts

Food Focus: Sprouts (This article appeared in the May,2011 issue of A Healthy You) In the spring season, seeds flaunt their vitality and energy by sprouting. Sprouts of all varieties contain the building blocks of life in the form of vitamins, enzymes, amino acids and simple sugars. In their early growth state, sprouts are very…

Asian Watercress Salad

Asian Watercress Salad (This recipe appeared in the July,2011 issue of A Healthy You) Prep Time: 7 minutes Yield: 4 servings Ingredients 1 bunch washed watercress 1 cup grated carrots 1 cup baked tofu 1-1/2 tablespoons toasted sesame oil 2/3 tablespoons plum vinegar or other vinegar Directions 1. Tear watercress into desirable size pieces. 2….

Bok Choy Apple Slaw

Bok Choy Apple Slaw (This recipe appeared in the July, 2011 issue of A Healthy You) Prep Time: 7 minutes Yield: 4 servings Ingredients 6 stalks bok choy (about 1/2 head), thinly sliced 1/2 small red onion, thinly sliced 1 granny smith apple, sliced 1/2 cup toasted sunflower seeds Dressing: 1 teaspoon ground coriander 1…

Try Something New

Try Something New (This article appeared in the July, 2011 edition of A Healthy You) Summer is finally in full force, and the living is easy! Do you notice in summertime how everything seems promising? The plants are in full bloom and the sun feels glorious on your skin. The longer days give you boundless…

Almond Milk

Almond Milk Did you know that you can make your own? The original recipe, which called for 4 cups of ice, was obtained from New Earth Wellness. I found that, depending on the kitchen equipment you have, the amount of water and crushed ice will vary. I’ve modified the recipe to decrease the amount of…

Food Focus: Almonds

Food Focus: Almonds Many people think that nuts are fattening, so they stay away from them. I am here to tell you that although almonds are high in fat content, approximately 90% of the fat content is unsaturated. According to The Health Ranger, Mike Adams, research has shown that almonds actually lower blood cholesterol levels….

Fruit Nut Smoothie

Fruit Nut Smoothie (This recipe appeared in the June, 2011 edition of A Healthy You.) Prep Time: 5 minutes Yield: 2 servings Ingredients 1 banana 1 cup almond, soy or rice milk 1 cup berries 1 cup diced melon 1/2 cup almonds 2-4 ice cubes Directions Mix in blender for 1-2 minutes and serve. Note:…

Food Focus: Fruit

Food Focus: Fruit (This article appeared in the June, 2011 edition of A Healthy You) A healthy lifestyle is the key to longevity, optimum weight, abundant energy and balance. By using fruit to satisfy our taste for sweetness, we can leave behind the use of chemical, processed and refined sweeteners. Fruits are easy to digest,…

Snack Attack

Snack Attack (This article was featured in the June, 2011 edition of A Healthy You) There’s no denying that everyone, at one time or another, has had a snack attack. Views on snacking differ. Some feel that snacking is bad and that eating between meals leads to weight gain. Others believe that eating many small…

Shiitake and Kale

Shiitake and Kale (This recipe appeared in the April, 2011 issue of my newsletter. Prep Time: 2 minutes Cooking Time: 10 minutes Yield: 4 servings  Ingredients 1/2 pound shiitake mushrooms 1 tablespoon olive oil 1-2 cloves crushed garlic 1 bunch kale, chopped pinch of salt Directions 1. Warm oil in pan on medium heat with…

Herb Focus: Garlic

Herb Focus: Garlic (This article appeared in the April, 2011 issue of A Healthy You.) Garlic is one of the oldest known medicinal plants. It has been used for ages to treat many conditions, such as: colds, skin disease, parasites, joint problems and arthritis, cysts and growths, and fluid retention. It is also useful in…

Food Focus: Greens

Food Focus: Greens (This article appeared in the April, 2011 edition of A Healthy You) Leafy greens are some of the easiest and most beneficial vegetables to incorporate into your daily routine. Densely packed with energy and nutrients, they grow upward to the sky, absorbing the sun’s light while producing oxygen. Members of this royal…

Spring Cleaning

Spring Cleaning People like “stuff”. We tend to hold onto it year after year. We save and stock up on things that we don’t know what to do with anymore. Maybe we keep things because they hold precious memories of days gone by, or they remind us of our parents, grandparents, past loves or childhood….

Color Your Plate Healthy

Color Your Plate Healthy How are you doing with your New Year’s resolution? Every year millions of Americans make resolutions on January 1st. Many of them have something to do with improving health and wellness. But by February 1st a majority of those resolutions have gone right out the window. Since 1980 the American Dietetic…

A Health Coach Today Keeps the Doctor Away

A Health Coach Today Keeps the Doctor Away The following article was originally posted at MY Nutrition School, the Institute for Integrative Nutrition In the last century modern medicine has made incredible breakthroughs in the treatments of some of our worst diseases. So why are Americans still very sick? According to American Diabetes Association in…

Quinoa Pilaf

Quinoa Pilaf (This recipe appeared in the March, 2011 issue of A Healthy You.)   Prep Time: 3 minutes Cooking Time: 30-40 minutes Yield: 4 servings Ingredients: 1 cup quinoa; 2 1/4 cups water or stock; 1/2 cup dried cranberries; 1/2 cup walnut pieces; 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley; pinch of salt Directions 1. Rinse…

Food Focus: Walnuts

Food Focus: Walnuts Walnuts are rich in protein and high in potassium, zinc and iron. They are the fruit from a tree in the walnut family Junglandaceae. Most of us are familiar with the “nut” which is found inside the hard shell. But did you know that other parts of the walnut tree have beneficial…

Food Focus: Quinoa

Food Focus: Quinoa This article appeared in the March, 2011 issue of A Healthy You. Quinoa (pronounced keen-wah), is a nutritional powerhouse with ancient origins. It was originally cultivated by the Incas more than 5,000 years ago; they referred to it as the “mother of all grains.” It contains all nine essential amino acids, making it…

It’s About Life

It’s About Life This post is dedicated to a wonderful young man named Kashief  Cross, who was taken from this world much too soon. Kashief and his friend Eric died as a result of a tragic accident which occurred at approximately 4:30 a.m. on Sunday, February 13th. The cause of the accident has not been…

Food Focus: Beans

Food Focus: Beans (This article appeared in the February, 2011 issue of A Healthy You.) Beans. They are good for the heart. Beans are found in most traditional cultures as a staple food, offering grounding and strengthening properties that enhance endurance: Beans, or legumes, which include peas and lentils, are an excellent source of plant-based…

Food Focus: Chocolate

Food Focus: Chocolate

Food Focus: Chocolate Ahhh! Chocolate! The thought of it can bring up certain emotions. Chocolate has been associated with love for generations. Almost everyone I know loves chocolate! Many of us have even been known to crave the stuff. But did you know that chocolate has many amazing health benefits? Cacao is high in iron,…

Food Feeds the Soul

Food Feeds the Soul

Food Feeds the Soul Food has the power to impact us on a level deeper than just our physical well-being. What we eat can reconnect us to precious memories, like childhood playtimes, first dates, holidays, life cycle events, our grandmother’s cooking or our country of ancestry. Our bodies remember foods from the past on an…

Cholesterol – what is “bad”? what is “good”?

Cholesterol – what is “bad”? what is “good”? What is cholesterol? Cholesterol is a fatty substance that resembles wax. It is made by the liver and found in every cell in the body. Do we need cholesterol? Cholesterol is important. Without cholesterol, our bodies would not be able to function. For example, cholesterol is needed…

Recipe:Mighty Miso Soup

Recipe: Mighty Miso Soup (This recipe appeared in the January, 2011 issue of A Healthy You). Prep Time: 5-10 minutes Cooking Time: 10-15 minutes Yield: 4-5 servings Ingredients: 4-5 cups spring water 1-2 inch strip of wakame, rinsed and soaked 5 minutes in 1 cup of water until softened 1-2 cups thinly sliced vegetables of…

Food Focus: Sea Vegetables

Food Focus: Sea Vegetables Sea Vegetables (This article appeared in the January, 2011 issue of A Healthy You). In traditional Chinese healing, sea vegetables correspond to the winter season and to the kidneys, adrenal glands, bladder and reproductive organs. The strengthening, balancing and cleansing properties of sea vegetables are known to help these organs as…

New Year, New You

New Year, New You A lot of people begin the New Year by making resolutions. We’ve all been there.We take a vow to lose weight, exercise more or spend more time with our family. We start the year with great intentions, but then we quickly relapse into old habits. Why is it so hard to…

Food Focus: Cilantro

Cilantro (This article appeared in the December, 2010 issue of A Healthy You.) The leaves of the coriander plant are called Cilantro. It is also known as Chinese Parsley. It is a sweet and fragrant herb that has been used medicinally in many cultures for many years. It is also a very good source of…

Beautiful Body Types

Beautiful Body Types (This article appeared in the December, 2010 issue of A Healthy You.) Almost all of us have a distorted image of our body, often due to the importance our culture places on outward appearance and the onslaught of media images of airbrushed models and celebrities. On a daily basis, we talk to…

Leadership

Leadership I attended a wonderful workshop last week. The workshop leader was Janice Madariaga. This was the second time that I attended one of her workshops and I was thrilled to see her there!!. Janice encouraged us to find an “Aha!” moment every day, and read or listen to at least one inspirational book every…