Young Coconut

19 Mar
Young coconuts are amazing. I discovered them because of another one of my Dad’s crazy shopping trips. He brought one home for us all to try. I love the taste of the juice. It has kind of an earthy sweet...
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A Simple Effective Calming Meditation

10 Oct

This exercise works really well for me when ever I get into high stress situations that cause me to worry. I relied on it almost entirely to get me through all of my pregnancy doctor’s appointments. I was terrified of having another miscarriage and so without fail every single trip to the Dr landed me in a near fight or flight panic attack. I started looking up calming exercises because I didn’t want to infuse my daughter with fear. The best one that I found was this one. 

  1. Look      around the room and describe to your self five things that you can see.
  2. Look      around the room and pick out four colors that you can see.
  3. Close your eyes and describe to yourself three things that you can hear.
  4. Keep your eyes closed and describe to your self two things that you can feel      with your body
  5. With your eyes still close find one thing that you can smell.

Every time I practiced this it brought me out of my mind and back into my body. Your body is your biggest ally in the fight against anxiety because your body is always in the here and now. It can’t reside in the past of future. You body will always calm anxiety if you can just learn to form the habit of going back to it during times of stress. I have always found my sense of smell to be the strongest sense to calm me for some reason so during times of stress I rely pretty heavily on that one to calm me down.

25 Things You Can Do To Make the World a Better Place

26 Aug

I think that it’s fun to brainstrom about ideas. I saw a blog where the writer thought of 25 things that they could do to make the world a better place and I thought: hey, I want to see what I can come up with. So this is my list. What would you do?

  1. Hang my laundry to dry
  2. Forgive myself and others for the mistakes of the past
  3. Be extra kind to people who make me mad
  4. Garden
  5. Listen
  6. Respect my body
  7. Be the kind of person I want my children to grow up to be
  8. Help other people
  9. Express myself through art
  10. Get more sleep
  11. Pursue my dreams
  12. Laugh often
  13. Disconnect for a while
  14. Learn new things all the time
  15. Experience the beauty of nature at least once a day
  16. Do what I can to make others feel comfortable
  17. Give %100 in everything that I do
  18. Be the change I wish to see in the world
  19. Listen to my gut
  20. Believe
  21. Strive for happiness as the ultimate currency
  22. Consume less
  23. Rescue someone or something that needs to be rescued
  24. Have fewer children and really love the one I’ve got
  25. Follow the three R’s: Reduce, Reuse and Recycle