8 Easy Ways to Use Essential Oils

By Shanti Golds-Cousens Essential oils have been used around the world for centuries, utilizing the plentiful healing benefits found within the purest parts of plants. Here are a few ideas on how to use your oils:  Blend into a spray mist: Use a spray top bottle, add 7-11 drops of Essential Oils, for a spray, Citrus blends are light and refreshing. With a room diffuser: You can choose from a wide range of nebulizers from the complex professional model to a simple round infuser. Add 7 drops to a water infuser or fill a glass nebulizer a quarter full. It will last […]

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Dreamy Dandelion Green Juice- Phase 1.5

What makes this green juice so dreamy? Granny Smith Apple and avocado! Green juice doesn’t have to be boring to be enjoyable and nutritious. Ingredients for 32 ounces/one quart: 1 granny smith apple, cored and chopped ½ C. cucumber, chopped ½ C. celery, chopped ½ C. cilantro, with stems ¼ C. fresh basil 1 ½ C. of dandelion greens 2 Tbsp. lime or lemon juice Filtered water (See directions below as to how much water to add) ½ small avocado Directions Add all ingredients into the blender, EXCEPT the avocado  (This will be about 4 ½ cups in your blender) Add […]

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Hummus Nori Rolls- Phase 2

A rainbow of colors to accent the phenomenal flavors in this subtly complex recipe for this not-so-traditional take on Nori Rolls. A joy to look at and an even greater joy to eat! Ingredients: 4 raw nori sheets 4 C. sunflower seeds, soaked 3 carrots, shredded 2 zucchini, shredded 1 beet, shredded 1/2 cabbage, thinly sliced 2 Tbsp. lemon juice 2 Tbsp. miso Pickled ginger, cut into thin strips 1 avocado, sliced 1 tomato, chopped 2 cups sunflower sprouts Hummus, to make ‘Dummus’ (a mix dulse mixed with hummus), 3 Tbs per nori sheet Directions: Blend sunflower seeds and lemon […]

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Quiet, Strengthen, and Transcend Your Mind

Throughout history, one of the most important aspects of spiritual life is the ability to protect one’s mind. According to the Biblical tradition, Nimrod, the “capturer of souls”, claimed to be a god. Abraham confronted him and told him that he was neither omnipotent nor a god. Abraham asked him to prove his omnipotence by making the sun rise in the west. Obviously, Nimrod couldn’t do that, but this was an example of mind-control. Another example of mind-control in scripture is of Jacob defeating Laban, the darkest magician of the whole Middle East. Jacob studied with Shem and Eber and […]

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Cherish No Expectations

An old teaching says, “Those who grow old, cherish no expectations.” We live in a chaos filled world, growing more chaotic each day. Order as we know it doesn’t seem to be as aligned. We have a post-truth discussion. People identify with their belief systems, so a different belief system is regarded as an aggression against their identity. If we identify with our expectations, we are going to be perpetually disappointed. When you are perpetually disappointed, you are creating stress on your endocrine system, your immune system, and your sense of wellness dissipates. There are some other problems with identifying […]

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High Spirits Flutes

“From day one I have taken great pride in upholding the MADE IN THE USA tradition of craftsmanship. We are committed to being green-minded and using non-toxic materials. Each flute is made from raw, kiln dried wood that is finished with a unique formula of non-toxic oil that protects and gives each flute its luster.” – Odell Borg Odell Borg, founder of High Spirits Flutes has been handcrafting Native American style flutes since 1990. “From day one I have taken great pride in upholding the MADE IN THE USA tradition of craftsmanship. We are committed to being green-minded and using non-toxic materials. Each flute […]

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Spicy, Cheezy Squash Wraps- Phase 2

Craving a little nacho cheese? How about a little nacho CHEEZE? Our raw, vegan nacho cheeze adds just the right zip to a simple spicy squash and collard wrap. A super snack or a light yet fulfilling lunch. Serves 4 Spicy Squash 1 zucchini squash, diced 1 Tbsp. chili powder 1 tsp. cayenne 1/2 tsp. Celtic salt Olive Oil, drizzle Directions: Toss all ingredients together in a large bowl and set aside Nacho Makes 2-3 cups 2 c macadamia nuts, unsoaked 1 c tomatoes 1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced 1/2 c lemon juice 2 tsp salt 1/2 tsp turmeric […]

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