Health & Wellness, Spiritual, Uncategorized

The BEST Way To Start Your Day (It’s not with coffee:-))

The best way to give your day a boost isn’t by drinking a cup of coffee. Yes, I said it! We drink coffee for that beautiful caffeine pick up and it puts such a huge smile on our faces right? Don’t get me wrong, I still enjoy a cup of coffee occasionally.

What I found to be better than coffee in the morning was delicious, mouth-watering fruit! When I stopped running to the store in the mornings, I began drinking smoothies. When I didn’t have time for smoothies, I started to pick up fruit. I usually would eat a banana in the a.m. with an apple or an orange. However, things started to change when I would pick up a ripe mangoes, darkened strawberries, blackberries and prickly pears. I started to notice how I would get the same “happy feeling” I would get while drinking a cup of coffee.

Coffee stimulates the neurotransmitter dopamine in our bodies. This simply means that it releases a sensation that is makes us feel as if we’re in the best state of our lives at that very moment. Several illegal drugs have been created with dopamine in mind so it can be as highly addictive as coffee. As we can see, they did succeed with this idea.

Sweet fruits on the other hand are similar to coffee causing some amazing effects! They have been linked to making us feel happier and more satisfied. From my personal experience, fruit is strong enough to make us happy while eliminating any sugar cravings. A while back, I really had a taste for a piece of candy. There was a storm going on outside so I had to wait for the storm to pass before I would go to the store. I had some mangoes that were ripe and ready to eat. So I sliced a mango. While eating this mango, I went from being a bit irritable about going to the store to a happy camper. It was the best satisfying natural snack I’ve had! This fruit completely eliminating my sweet tooth. From that moment on, I made it my bet interest to keep fruit handy at all times. This is what helped me lose 30 pounds :-).

Fruit is also known for raising our mood and making us feel as if we’re doing a great deal to our bodies. This is a feeling is a fact, because we are electric beings. As long as we breathe oxygen and our hearts beat, we are alive. We need alive foods to feed our temple and give us the best fulfilled life while we are on this planet physically.

When we consume meat, pasta, sugar and other products sold as food on a continuous basis, we are harming our body and telling it this: Body you are a trash can. You are not a temple. This is indeed the opposite, because our body is our temple. It is our responsibility to feed it properly so it can thrive.

Love yourself & eat more fruit! You’ll thank me later ❤

 

Caffeine source: phsychologytoday.com

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Mompreneur, Spiritual, Uncategorized

Be Unique, No Matter What They Say

Society would tell us anything it wants us to believe. If we go with the waves and accept what we’re given, we are bound to find ourselves full of confusion, lies, despair, hatred and bitterness while accepting to live in a reality that doesn’t exist. What are we to do when we’re still up against the expectations of other people based upon society?

This questions must be answered, because it will lead one to a happy, fulfilled life or down the road of destruction like we’ve all seen before. To this day, I’ve always been the outcast in my family. I chose to take the risk of an entrepreneur. I have traveled freely without fear of the unknown which lie ahead. I’ve dropped my religious beliefs and adapted to a more spiritual path. I stopped eating flesh, eggs and eat very little dairy products when meat products are popular based on religion and taste. I saw a lack of role models and care in our mediocre schools across our country. I made the decision to utilize a virtual charter school that has been one of the best things I’ve done for my growing sons. My choices have made me unique even though many wouldn’t understand.

What has helped me keep moving forward is looking at what makes me happy. I know my life’s purpose and I refuse to let someone else manipulate my decisions. Well, I stopped letting others control my life, because I have to live it.

I accepted the path of being alone. I used to be very transparent with friends who believed they needed other people to prove who they are. I’ve said on countless occasions, we came in this world alone and will die alone. That is just reality. I left home at 18 years old. From that moment, I spent a lot of time alone. I lived my life by keeping in contact with people family from a distance. There’s nothing wrong with that.

When I faced my problems, I had to be my own Shero. I can’t speak for everyone, but being alone made me a stronger woman. Yes, I’ve faced challenges that some agreed to not making it through, but I know I chosen for this unique path. There were times when I was extremely uncomfortable, but a better door always opened. I look to my Creator for help when in need and know how to do the rest on my own.

It doesn’t matter if others don’t get it, because I was the chosen one. I’ve lost count of how many times someone I know would be confused or just want me to give up. Every time I speak of Mama With Purpose, or any of my past ventures, they would instantly say, “You should just work a full time job, spend your nights with your kids and forget about your business ideas.” The part is that I work my business on a very part time basis, because I work and have a family to provide for. When these conversations come about, I’ve learn to stop sharing my ideas with others, especially immediate family. I was chosen for this path and will thrive no matter what others think. It’s funny, because it’s always the ones who gave up on their dreams or don’t have any goals who want you to give up on yours.

In conclusion, listen to your heart and remember to take your brain with you. We’re living with purpose over here no matter what others expect of us. That’s what makes us unique.

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Health & Wellness, Spiritual, Uncategorized

When you’re Awake In A Sleep World: My Thoughts On Vegas Attack @ Mandalay Bay

I worked at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center on Saturday (9/30) & Monday (10/1). I was assigned to work there for the NetApp Convention until Wednesday evening. To avoid paying for parking ($15/day), I parked down at Tropicana Hotel which is at Tropicana Avenue/Las Vegas Blvd. To avoid parking so far on Sunday, I was dropped off and picked up. Each time whether I was walking or driving, I had to pass the Route 91 Country Festival, go through the Mandalay Bay and make my way to the Conventuon Center. While walking by, I noticed happy people in their cowboy/cowgirl attire saying hello & locking eyes with me as they passed. After working at Sheplers for one winter season some years back, I’ve learned to appreciate a great pair of authentic Western boots :). It was such a great crowd of people at this event. 

On Sunday at approximately 8pm, I just had this bad feeling and knew something wasn’t right. It also seemed as if everything was getting in the way to stop me from attending my 6am shift Monday morning. I woke up several times in the middle of the night & only had about 4 hours of sleep. I officially woke up to check the time on my phone. It was a little after 5am. I had a Facebook notification that said one of my facebook friends were “safe” in Las Vegas. When I saw this, I sat up, became alert & a bit worried about the possibilities. I then did a google search in Las Vegas. The most devastating news was in the search engine. “40 dead, over 400 injured deadly shooting.” I saw the words Mandalay Bay & Route 91. Yes the worst happened. 

All I could think of is how these people were having a great time. How I passed this festival alone and how we were stuck in the busy Strip traffic with my children in the car. I thought of how all the madness taken place in this world, the country festival, which I’m positive promoted great vibes was the place this massacre took place. 

What was this man’s motive? What would make someone to get a hotel room on the 32nd floor overlooking the event and open fire on an outdoor festival with over 20,000 people present??? What in the hell ticked this guy off? Why at one of the most EVER peaceful event on the Las Vegas strip??? From my experience, here’s my thoughts:

People are unsure where this world is going. Many are finding out that we’ve been living in a big fat lie where in America. Inflation is almost at its peak, cost of living keep rising, social media was a great thing until many found a way to spread a negative message causing people to live in fear more than ever, what we used to consider food isn’t food anymore, politics are corrupt and living out there own agendas, the American safety net is disappearing, 

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Health & Wellness, Mompreneur, Uncategorized

Why You Should Eat Little To No Corn & Soy Products

Soy and corn are very popular and used for many food products, but they aren’t as safe as some may believe. Here are reasons why I eat little to no corn and soy products.

Corn used to be my favorite veggie! It’s huge, bright yellow, really sweet and I loved it! I rarely ever eat corn, because it’s a GMO. I was beyond disappointed to know my love, the corn on the cob wasn’t real anymore. It is grown with harmful pesticides that can damage our bodies. Corn wasn’t naturally gigantic in size. This indicates growth hormones have been used for a long time. It’s sweet, because of added sugars. Synthetic sugar isn’t recognized in the body. Sugar stores fat in the body. These were more than enough reasons to let go of my corn.

Soy on the other hand is a man made invention just like many other foods, animals, and so forth. When I gave up dairy milk four years ago, I started to drink soy milk. I met a lady  who warned me about drinking soy and how it affects the female body. Soy has added estrogen which comes from certain plants. From my research, the resources have made claims that it doesn’t harm women. I personally decided not to take that chance anymore. There’s so much that throws our hormones off balance that I refused to take a gamble with soy. Soy is also known to have been present in certain paint products. Some also have made claims that soy is strong enough to change someone’s sexual orientation. I stopped eating tofu, I changed my buttery spreads to soy free and no longer use soy sauce. I read just about every label on my products before I make purchases, because I’m aware of my temple and treat it special.

If you’ve wondered about these two “foods” I hope this information is helpful to you.

 

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Health & Wellness, Motherhood, Uncategorized

2 Natural Sweeteners You’ll Love

textgram_1502232859[1]It’s hard to find a natural sweetener that taste good, dissolves easily, healthy and doesn’t have a horrible after taste. There are so many so called alternative ‘sweeteners’ on the market that promise they are the best. Yeah right! I’m here to tell you about 2 natural sweeteners that doesn’t need help to be delicious! They are safe to use as much as you like, naturally created by Mother nature itself and can be used in countless ways! How do I know this? I’ve been using these 2 ingredients since I’ve started my meatless journey close to a year ago! I use them for like everything sweet!

What’s the first natural sweetener that has nothing to do with the addictive sugar cane or its deadly alternatives?

ITS ORGANIC AGAVE NECTAR!

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Agave Nectar is the best of the best of the best when it comes to a sugar substitute! In my home, we substitute it for everything! We use it on…

Pancakes and waffles, steel oats & grits, tea, coffee, sweet sauces, lemonade, etc. We use Agave in everything! I no longer by syrup, sugar or anything that isn’t going to benefit our heath.

The 2nd natural sweetener is ORGANIC DRIED DATES!

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Dates are so delicious and are great to add sweetness to desserts, smoothies, ice cream, oatmeal or whatever else you like sweet! Unlike Agave Nectar, dates look similar to prunes. They also have a huge seed right in the center that can’t be chewed or swallowed. After removing the seeds from this fruit, it can be chopped up and added to whatever you like! It can also be shredded in a blender. I love to add this to our home made banana ice cream, and home made smoothies! This fruit is so sweet and actually has a nutty flavor. If you haven’t tried this natural fruit, you must give it a try!

So why would I recommend these two foods over everything for sweetness? These two are still natural! Most of our foods aren’t food. They cause harm our temples unlike foods that are grown and prepared in their natural state.

 

 

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beauty, Uncategorized

Why I Love My Hair :)

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As a child, I was raised that hair can either make or break a woman. In other words, our hair is everything. There’s no in between, it’s literally EVERYTHING! Later in life, I found that these beliefs are misconceptions and sets women up for failure. That might sound weird coming from someone who chose a beauty career right? While I still enjoy making others beautiful, my mission has always been beauty from within.  Another fact I realized was how insecure, arrogant or stuck up some women are over this illusion. This has made me become more aware of who I want the world to see over what society wants to see.

So why I love my wild, sometimes tamed, weave and naturally curly hair?

Hair is how I express myself. It’s not perfect, but gives a perception of who I want to be. I can be pretty bold, straight to the point and my hair helps me get my point across.

I love the versatility I have with my hair! It’s long one day, short the next, shaved off, or any other way. I don’t have just one set look and that’s what makes me who I AM!

When I learned my true hair type, I’ve learned to embrace it! When I stopped relaxing my hair and actually say that my hair wasn’t as nappy as I thought it was, I became appreciative of the natural beauty I possess!

Do you love you natural hair no matter how it is? I’d love to hear from you!

 

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Health & Wellness, Spiritual

Question Everything – Your Life Is Precious

textgram_1497747987Physical death is something we never want to experience, but its a fact we face sooner or later in this life. Premature death seems to keep rising here in the USA. This made me put self education first and grow closer to understanding this life outside of our “man made” society. To dig deeper into natural remedies and live a healthier lifestyle.

According to the Washington Post, the third leading cause of death in the U.S. is medical errors. In this country, we’ve been trained to trust our medical professionals knowing that they have our best interest (our precious, price less life) at hand. Its sad and gets under my skin to hear how people die, because their trusted doctor issued the wrong prescription or didn’t diagnose their patients properly. No one should ever have to make funeral arrangements for this kind of premature death. These situations are preventable.

Why aren’t doctors getting time in prison when these careless events take place? How can we help ourselves when we face health challenges?

Here’s what I’ve learned since I’ve become more aware.

When you visit your doctor, ask questions and make sure they are answered properly. Nowadays, its easy to spend 2 hours in an office for a doctor visit just to see the doctor for a total of 5 minutes. In the past, I’ve had to slow my doctor down more than once to ask questions and get my questions answered thoroughly. Why is this? I’m not saying all doctors are like this, but these people exists. They are paid very much and spend very little time with their patients. Make sure your doctor is listening and care for you. If your provider can’t deliver, find one who will.

Natural remedies are saving lives! The less you’re at the doctor, the less money they make. So there had to be a way for you to always come back right? Its called marketing! If you’re healthy, they are broke. If you’re unhealthy, everyone is happy except you and your family :(. So do you continue to go with the waves that are falling off the cliff to their death or do you go against those waves to save your life?

Electric Herbs offers natural healing. Our creator knew how to keep us well. It’s with electric foods! Herbs, vegetables and fruits in their natural state builds longevity in the human body. The cure is/was never in man made chemicals. We were brain washed to believe this horrible delusion. There’s herbs that can improve our bodies interally and externally with no hesitation. Become best friends with the real God created food! There are so many guides on natural herbs and healing. Not sure where to start? Contact me.

When eating right and taking care of the body, it naturally repairs itself. Studies have proven that in time, we have a brand new body on the inside. Yes we age, but the body was never created to break down so easily. It breaks down from foreign substances we insert that causes our temple to act differently. It stores fat, gets diseased and then die before its time. Love yourself and question everything.

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