• November 2017

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    Carrot Ginger Soup

    This is the perfect season for this yummy vegan soup!

    Ingredients:

    6-8 large carrots, chopped small
    2 onions, chopped small
    2 tsp fresh ginger, minced
    3 tsp curry powder
    3 1/2 cup vegetable broth
    2 14 ounce can
    coconut milk
    sea salt, to taste

    Preparation:

    Simmer the carrots, onions, ginger and curry powder in vegetable broth for 20-25 minutes, until carrots are soft. Allow to cool slightly, and then puree in blender, working in batches
    if needed. Return to heat and stir in coconut milk until well combined.

    Season generously with sea salt, to taste.

    Serve hot, or, chill until cold and serve as a gourmet vegetarian and vegan appetizer soup. This carrot soup will thicken as it cools, so if serving this vegan carrot soup cold, you may want
    to add a bit extra liquid.

    Peace, Love & Happiness,

    Sandy.

    Learning From Kids

    “Look at children. Of course they may quarrel, but generally speaking they do not harbor ill feelings as much or as long as adults do. Most adults have the advantage of education over children, but what is the use of an education if they show a big smile while hiding negative feelings deep inside? Children don’t usually act in such a manner. If they feel angry with someone, they express it, and then it is finished. They can still play with that person the following day”

    – The Dalai Lama

    Two Wolves

    One evening, an old Cherokee told his grandson about a battle that goes on inside people.

    He said, “My son, the battle is between two ‘wolves’ inside us all.

    One is Evil. It is anger, envy, jealousy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego. The other is Good. It is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion, and faith.”

    The grandson though about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather: “Which wolf wins?” The old Cherokee simply replied,” The one you feed.”

    Peace, Love & Happiness,

    Sandy

    Morning Intention

    For the last few days I have been doing something extremely powerful. I do a Morning Intention!

    As soon as my eyes open I start to visualize how my day will go. I visualize myself eating beautiful colorful fruits and veggies. I see myself at the gym covered in sweat, I see my family laughing and being happy, I see myself completing household chores with a smile, i see myself joyful that I am getting things done.

    It has proven to be an important habit!

    Peace, Love & Happiness,

    Sandy

    Gratitude Napkin

    One of the best Thanksgiving traditions ever is the Thanksgiving Gratitude Napkin.  Simply get a large white cloth napkin and a Sharpie (fine point one works best).  Pass the napkin around your dinner table and have everyone sign their name and something they are grateful for!

    Sending gratitude to all of you this Thanksgiving Day!

    Peace, Love & Happiness,

    Sandy

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    9 Steps to Transform You Into a River

    I love Paulo Coelho, a Brazilian novelist and author of The Alchemist. He recently posted the following on his blog.

    “A river never passes the same place twice,” says a philosopher. “Life is like a river,” says another philosopher, and we draw the conclusion that this is the metaphor that comes closest to the meaning of life. Consequently, it is always good to remember:

    1] We are always doing things for the first time.While we move between our source (birth) to our destination (death), the landscape will always be new. We should face these novelties with joy, not with fear – because it is useless to fear what cannot be avoided. A river never stops running.

    2] In a valley we walk slower. When everything around us becomes easier, the waters grow calm, we become more open, fuller and more generous.

    3] Our banks are always fertile. Vegetation only grows where there is water. Whoever comes into contact with us needs to understand that we are there to give the thirsty something to drink.

    4] Stones should be avoided. It is obvious that water is stronger than granite, but it takes time for this to happen. It is no good letting yourself be overcome by stronger obstacles, or trying to fight against them – that is a useless waste of energy. It is best to understand where the way out is, and then move forward.

    5] Hollows call for patience. All of a sudden the river enters a sort of hole and stops running as joyfully as before. At such moments the only way out is to count on the help of time. When the right moment comes the hollow fills up and the water can flow ahead. In the place of the ugly, lifeless hole there now stands a lake that others can contemplate with joy.

    6] We are one. We were born in a place that was meant for us, which will always keep us supplied with enough water so that when confronted with obstacles or depression we have the necessary patience or strength to move forward. We begin our course in a soft and fragile manner, where even a simple leaf can stop us. Nevertheless, as we respect the mystery of the source that gave us life, and trust in His eternal wisdom, little by little we gain all that we need to pursue our path.

    7] Although we are one, soon we shall be many. As we travel on, the waters of other springs come closer, because that is the best path to follow. Then we are no longer just one, but many – and there comes a moment when we feel lost. However, as the Bible says, “all rivers flow to the sea.” It is impossible to remain in our solitude, no matter how romantic that may seem. When we accept the inevitable encounter with other springs, we eventually understand that this makes us much stronger, we get around obstacles or fill in the hollows in far less time and with greater ease.

    8] We are a means of transportation. Of leaves, boats, ideas. May our waters always be generous, may be always be able to carry ahead everything or everyone that needs our help.

    9] We are a source of inspiration. And so, let us leave the final words to the Brazilian poet, Manuel Bandeira:

    “To be like a river that
    flows silent
    through the night, not fearing the
    darkness and reflecting
    any stars
    high in the sky. And if the sky is filled
    with clouds, the clouds
    are water like
    the river, so without remorse reflect
    them too”

    Peace, Love & Happiness,

    Sandy

    Synchronicity Rocks

    People flow in and out of our lives. Things happen. I believe there is a greater order and harmony to these experiences than we are generally led to believe.

    I go in and out of being present with synchronicity. I guess this email today is just a reminder to look for things today that may be messages sent to you. Why is something specific happening? Did a chance meeting have a message for you? Delve deeper and look for hidden meanings.

    Peace, Love & Happiness,
    Sandy

    Holiday Summmer

    Keep this Holiday Simmer on the stove for the next 2 months. Your family will love you!

    Holiday Simmer Recipe: cinnamon sticks, whole cloves, ground cloves, orange peels and ground nutmeg with water of course.

    Check out my famous Holiday Simmer recipe! Watch it here on Youtube.

    Peace, Love & Happiness,

    Sandy

    I live for this oil

    I love all my essential oils but I have to say my favorite is peppermint! This oil has helped me through many stressful situations! I carry it in my purse. When I feel stress or anxiety coming on I simply drop 2 drops in the palm of my hand and rub my hands together. I then cup my hands over my noise and breath in…

    Make sure when purchasing essential oils to only purchase the highest quality. You want oils with the highest vibrations.

    Because so many of you email me with questions about essential oils. I have decided to offer a class and even start an essential oil group. Click here and click the SHOP button to place orders for the oils I use. If you sign up you will also be added to the Peaceful Daily Health and Healing Essential Oil group.

    Peace, Love & Happiness,

    Sandy

    Ho’oponopono

    I want to introduce you all to Ho’oponopono, a Hawaiian forgiveness ritual that is known to heal, transform and quite possibly ignite complete self-transformation!

    From what I have learned it is not about healing THINGS. It is about healing the part of yourself that created them.

    You are 100% responsible for everything!

    Here is the ritual… (repeat and feel often)

    ‘I’m sorry, please forgive me, thank you, I love you’

    Peace, Love & Happiness,

    Sandy