Insightful Reflection

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“Life is like a river. With all its bends and rapid falls, one must follow the right path or you’ll lose your way to the sea.” – Albert Einstein

I have been through quite a bit of trauma in my life and have always viewed it as life’s tests. I choose to not believe that there is something bigger out there that causes harm, so instead, I view all troubles as a test of how you are going to handle it.

I have also always viewed rivers as beautiful, yet unpredictable. They can be calm and soothing. They can be fierce and intimidating. They can be still. They can be violent. They can love. They can hurt. So on and so forth. But, at the end of the day, the unpredictability follows the river’s path and ends in something that is much bigger than itself (ocean, lake, etc). The parts that do not follow the river’s path, end up stagnant, with nowhere to go.

Life is the same way. It can be beautiful, yet unpredictable. All of the same things apply. And the end result is the exact same. If we follow the path that we are intended to follow, we end up with something much bigger than ourselves, depending on the belief system. For me, this is enlightenment/awakening. Crossing over the bridge after death. Living an afterlife in paradise. For some, it could be heaven. For some it could be another life. The point is, we must follow on our true path of authenticity in order to find the sea at the end.

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Whole Grain Brown Rice and Quinoa with Avocado Orange Dressing

Whole Grain Brown Rice and Quinoa Salad with Avocado Orange Dressing

IngredientsFor dressing:
1 1/2 cups Orange Juice
1 Avocado
2 Jalapenos

Blend until well blended and smooth.

For Main Dish:
1 cup Whole Grain Rice
1 cup Tri-Colored Quinoa
3 Roma Tomatoes, diced
4 Green Onions, sliced
1 Large Jalapeno, diced
3 cups Spinach
1 1/2 cups Mushrooms, sliced
2 Eggs, hard boiled and halved
1 Head of Broccoli, chopped
2 tbsp Olive Oil
2 tbsp Lime Juice

Directions
1. Cook rice and quinoa as instructed.
2. Coat pan with 2 tbsp olive oil. Saute mushrooms, jalapeno, and broccoli until fork tender. Stir in 2 tbsp lime juice.
3. Mix all ingredients together.
4. Top spinach with Brown Rice and Quinoa Salad.
5. Top salad with Avocado Orange Dressing, tomatoes, green onion, and hard boiled egg.
6. Enjoy!

Pan Seared Salmon with Sweet and Spicy Salsa

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I made a pan seared salmon with a sweet and spicy salsa. The meal was delicious! The salsa ended up being the star of the dish and would also do wonderfully as a part of a salad. I was so excited to make this meal and even more excited to try it after beginning to smell all of the ingredients together. My family loved this meal and it’s made its way into my family recipe book! The pictures shown are just for the salsa, since it was the ultimate star!

Pan Seared Salmon with Sweet and Spicy Salsa

Ingredients for Salsa
6 Campari tomatoes (diced)
1/2 red onion (diced)
1/2 bunch cilantro (chopped)
1 pound pineapple (chopped)
2 jalepenos (diced)
1 Tbsp lime juice
Pepper to taste

Other Ingredients
For Salmon
Wild caught salmon fillets
Extra virgin olive oil
Salt and Pepper to taste

For Rice
Royal blend whole grain rice
2 tsp minced garlic

Directions:

1. Combine all salsa ingredients in large bowl. Mix thoroughly.
2. Coat salmon with extra virgin olive oil. Season with salt and pepper to your liking. Place in heated pan over medium-high heat for 3-4 minutes on each side.
3. Cook rice as instructed with 2 tsp minced garlic. Add salt and pepper to taste.
4. Place salmon fillet atop rice. Top with salsa.
5. Enjoy!

Chicken Salad Stuffed Avocado

Ingredients for Chicken

1 Chicken Breast

1 Lemon – Quartered

Pepper (to taste)

Dried Thyme

Ingredients for Chicken Salad

Cooked Chicken Breast – Shredded

Arugula – Chopped

1 Avocado – Pitted (be sure to leave skin aside)

1 Roma Tomato – Diced

1 Jalapeno – Diced

Directions:

1. Squeeze juice from fresh lemon onto chicken. Place quartered pieces around chicken breast in pan. Top chicken breast with pepper and dried Thyme to your taste. Bake at 350* for 45 minutes.

2. In a bowl, combine shredded chicken, arugula, avocado, tomato, and jalapeno. Mash together and stir until well mixed.

3. Stuff the shells with the salad.

4. Enjoy!

WHACCO Superfood Smoothie


WHACCO Superfood Smoothie

1 cup of ice

1 banana

1/3 cup blueberries

1/3 cup raw coconut flakes

1 tbsp flax seed

12 spinach leaves

3 tablespoons raw cacao nibs

1 cup açaí juice

1 pinch of wheat grass

Combine all ingredients, blend until smooth, and enjoy!

Mexican Salad with Avocado Dressing

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Mexican Salad with Avocado Dressing

FOR THE SALAD

Ingredients:
1 pound dry black beans
1/2 red onion
8 cups water
Spinach
Arugula
1 zucchini
1 yellow squash
2 tomatoes
1/2 cucumber
6 green onions

1. Dice red onion and cook with black beans in 8 cups of water in pressure cooker. Use setting 08 (or whatever your setting for beans is) and change time to 55 minutes.
2. Saute squash and zucchini.
3. Dice tomatoes, cucumber, and green onion.

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FOR THE DRESSING

Ingredients:
2 medium avocados
1/4 cup olive oil
1 jalepeno
1 tablespoon lime juice
2 cloves garlic
1/4 cup water

1. Combine all ingredients in blender and blend until smooth.

FINAL SALAD

1. Layer spinach and arugula, beans, sauteed zucchini and squash, tomatoes, cucumber, and green onions.
2. Top with avocado dressing.
3. Enjoy!

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Impact and Empower, Creatively

The last month has been quite rough. I have so many goals that came to a screeching halt with a car accident that left me pretty banged up. Anyway, I was working on an exercise to build my mission statement. The second I had it created, intuitively, I fell in love. I have decided to create a program surrounding it at some point soon.

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I LOVE THIS!

Anyway, I am working on adding more services. Personal Coaching, Business Coaching, Oracle and Tarot Readings, Toe Reading, Aromatherapy, Holistic Nutrition, Health and Wellness Coaching, etc. Tons and tons of plans for 2018. There are 2 new groups created on Facebook: Holistic Healing Through Soulful Creativity and Nutrition and Mindful Eating for Long Term Health and Weight Release. Feel free to join both! We are just starting out but the more the merrier!

I think that I have also decided to add my journey to my blog as well. I will have separate folders for each post for easier searching, but I think that this is what is best for me and this journey. It makes me hold myself accountable and create better habits to make this blog an everyday thing. Plus, I’m sure that people would like to know who they’re talking to!

Haha. Anyway. That is all for tonight. Join the groups! Share them! They’ll be AMAZING!