healthy lifestyle




expanding
I’m Understood within Myself  I can get there from here: EXPANDING. People always ask me about the dream I had a few years ago I had documented and wrote called Divine Love—Divine Dream.  The dream where I saw my grandfathers face and experienced what I called Divine Love — was […]

Journal Entry December 9: Expanding



painting
Leonardo da Vinci “I LOVE that Leonardo da Vinci’s painting, “Saviour of the World,” sold for $450 Million Dollars. Imagine though, how one person, or painting, could feed 450 million children or create homes for 450 million LGBTQ teens. Imagine offering quality living environments and healthcare for 450 million of […]

Saviour of the World



miracle
NO FEAR FRIDAY When I created No Fear Friday in 2015, my intention was to establish a weekly campaign on INSTAGRAM. Something that focused on taking action from a place of LOVE rather than fear. We are grateful that you follow us @yesrising. Keep taking risks!! About the Author Richard […]

Allow the Unexpected



Our Moral Obligation to All Children It isn’t the blacks or the muslims or the native americans or the jews. It isn’t the gays or the drag queens or the trans community “out to get us” or take what’s ours. It’s not the left or the right or the rich […]

Winter in America


better place
A Better Place Marianne Williamson has said “It doesn’t matter where you are, at what level, or circumstance —just DO SOMETHING.” Fight for human rights, world peace, quality healthcare, bullied children, DREAMERS, eldercare environments, LGBTQ youth, or simply be kind to someone who needs you. The HERO lives on this […]

A Better Place


first forgive
FORAGE: Should we not forage, search widely for LOVE and empathy in each other, but also the man in the mirror? NO FEAR FRIDAY 2017—It’s All About Love! No Fear Friday is a weekly campaign on INSTAGRAM aimed at replacing fear with love. The Campaign, now in it’s third year, […]

FORAGE



challenging times
Woke up this morning with so much on my mind as we all do. Our projects, our health, the state of the world, our country. Will our healthcare be taken away, will our own rights as women, as LGBTQ, as Dreamers, as warriors of Hope and Love – slowly be […]

What’s on Your Mind?


meditation
Passage from Meditation 9-2-17 Much of the poet’s passages fall on deaf ears, though the mind and the soul receive its message.  Somehow, knowledge is passed — Transferred one to another to another. The common connection, living in the 93 percent of the brain that is commonly “believed” seemingly unused. […]

Passage from Meditation 9-2-17


Choosing
Finding our Highest Thought What is our part in choosing our future? I suggest that we can end suffering or we can end civilization. What we have become as we awaken is aware. We can choose one or the other — not both. This is what is meant by saying […]

Choosing Compassion



reflection
“Both in waking and in dreaming – acknowledging our forgiving self, believing self and our loving self is critical.” -Merging Worlds Acknowledge your goodness. Say hello, also to the dark parts  – for they want to be seen and heard too. Mirror work is a beautiful practice for this. Namaste. […]

MIRROR WORK


Food Choice
FUEL: Stuff We Put In Our Body WHAT’S IN YOUR FRIDGE? Certainly, there is no need for it to look like the photo. Open up the door and take a good look. What’s in there? Is there anything “old and mold” you can get rid of? Any over processed and […]

FUEL: WHAT’S IN YOUR FRIDGE?


pineapple
PINEAPPLE: Immune support, bone strength, digestive aid, and an anti-inflammatory pineapple could be defined as — superfood staple. Did you know that each scale on a pineapple is actually a berry? First discovered in 1493 on the island of Guadalupe, research indicates that our scaly friend helps reduce mucus and […]

FUEL: Pineapple



tomato
Steamed bok choy and native tomato, a plain and simple favorite for me.  Bok Choy, a member of the cruciferous vegetable family, is chock full of vitamins and antioxidants. Benefits include Omega-3’s, Zinc, and Vitamin A. Bok Choy is included in many studies about cancer prevention. #FUEL #LetsGoUp #Yesrising

FUEL: Steamed Bok Choy and Tomato





Heal
What I think about AWE: I believe that when we are in nature, or exercising or practicing yoga or meditating or praying —that we can naturally elevate ourselves into a state of “Awe”. In that place of recognizing something greater than ourselves — where something vast and magical and mysterious […]

AWE and HEALING


Poached Salmon, Basmati and Wild Rice, Sauté Brussels Sprouts Poaching is easy and a clean way to eat salmon. First, I like to salt and pepper the water then add a little olive oil to help it stay moist. Depending on the size of your fillet, it won’t take but […]

FUEL: Salmon, Rice and Sprouts


vegetarian
Super easy Sauté Mushrooms, spinach, onion and tomato. A super easy side dish and wonderful in a grinder, sub, or hoagie. I love to mix this in with whole grain pasta or rice. Play around with your ingredients! Heat extra virgin olive oil in a salute pan, add all ingredients […]

FUEL: Super Easy Sauté



Greek Yogurt
This is a favorite go-to-snack for me — greek yogurt with raw local honey, fresh berry and chocolate shards. It’s a great snack or dessert. Greek yogurt is thicker and richer than regular yogurt plus it has between 12 and 23 grams of protein depending on the brand you buy, […]

Yogurt and Berry


Heart
INTUITION — an integral part of any wellness practice. It speaks directly on our behalf. Probably the most important ingredient to our wellbeing. ‪#‎ChooseWell‬ ‪#‎ChooseWithoutFear‬ ‪#‎NoMoreFear‬ ‪#‎NoFearFriday

Intuition





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5 Ways to Transform Your Holidays & Reduce Stress Create a routine Choose a time each day for your personal practice. Your practice could include meditation, exercise or taking a candlelit bath. Make it your personal time even if it is for 10 minutes! Reduce caffeine and sugar Over-consuming coffee, […]

Holiday 2.0


Food Options
Roasting peppers can be a good way to add to our go-to meals options for the week. Slicing them up and roasting on a cookie sheet in a 350 degree oven with a little olive oil and salt and pepper makes for great flavor additions to sandwiches, sides, eggs, or […]

Food Opts for the Week



fruit snack
Fruit is a great snack to replace chips, candy or other processed foods. Some days I cut up an apple with peanut butter for a afternoon pick-me-up or have some berries, nuts and yogurt for a night-time snack. Here is one of my favorites this time of year – fresh […]

You’re a Peach


roast veggie 4
Enjoy roasting eggplant with a little olive oil…I keep it in the fridge after preparing and it lasts a few days. This is a good quick addition for me to use on a salad or in sandwiches or with some brown rice. It’s easy to roast just about anything and it’s […]

Eggplant and Olive Oil


salad
It’s been so hot and humid the last few weeks, this has been a great go-to meal. Last night’s dinner: Egg, wilted kale, cherry tomato with basil, and cucumber – with lemon and olive oil. Mmmmmmm. I find all of these items at the local farmer’s market and vary what’s […]

Quick Summer Night Salad