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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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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Health & Wellness, Motherhood, Uncategorized

You Should Be Proud When…

As a parent, one of the proudest moments is to see the accomplishments of your children. Many times, as moms we forget about ourselves and put the family first. Its a great feeling when those sacrifices were so worth it!

School ends in 4 days and my sons would have officially finished 4th and 6th grade! I’m so proud of them! This year has had its ups and downs, but we made it through!

This school year (2016-17) was the first year I made a leap of faith to have my sons attend virtual school from home. We found a great school with a great cirriculum and pushed through! 

It was by far a walk in the park. You know how your children are different in school and come home being themselves right? Well when the kiddos go to school at home, they have no choice, but to be who they are. With this, I’ve learned Jordan is a class clown and play with his pencils when he’s bored. Jt is the perfectionist and is down when he doesn’t get 100% on all his assignments.

Many parents know these traits of their children based on speaking with teachers and students. However, when you are the Learning Coach, when the teacher is there occasionally life is different. You see most of your child’s strengths and weaknesses unfold right in front of you. 

After presevering through this school year, we made the decision to stay in the virtual world for the upcoming year 2017-18 with their current school. 

So here’s what Im proud of….

1. We went Vegan and have done our best to stay meat free 98% of the time. Dairy free 80% of the time. Cheese has been the hardest to let go!

2. Jordan no longer eats candy after learning that his favorites are GMOs.

3. Meditation and Yoga has been a big part of our lives. 

4. I’ve lost weight during the school year and now on a mission to lose even more all summer long! 

5. The boys will remain Gifted and Talented students next school year! 

I have a lot to be proud and thankful for. 

How did your children make you proud this school year? How did you persevere when you made a needed sacrifice for your kids?

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Mompreneur, Uncategorized

The Gap Between The Old & New YOU

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We all have friends right? It seems like some friendships will never end, but everything has its season. I lost my best friend six years ago. We were also first cousins. I always had friends, but our relationship was never ending until the day she was taken. When I think back on our relationship, she was definitely out of this world with her way of thinking. The information we’re learning now about our world, she was already there and educating others along the way. Since we were children, our relationship was always beyond the basics. We spent many chats talking about science theories, our future selves, girl talk, encouraging one another, and spirituality greater than the Baptist religion we both were raised to believe. This is just to name a few conversations we would have. My cousin and I connected on many levels, because we were both open-minded. Our mission was to always strive to be better spirits.

My reason for mentioning my best friend is because so many people will never know what it’s like to have a priceless friendship. This is simply, because we live in a society where it’s more important to chase our failing financial system. This illusion is causing us to abuse the priceless positive acts that create love and abundance. It would allow us to become more united. Just imagine how advance our world would be if we focused on everything outside of the court systems, religion, television and social media, viral Facebook and YouTube videos, celebrity gossip, designer clothes and shoes, luxury cars, and everything else that wan’t serving us. Just imagine how conscious we would be.

Recently, I connected with friends I was close with before I left Nevada four and a half years ago. I can honestly say my journey was worth it! I no longer have a relationship with these “friends” because we have very little to nothing in common. Think about it. I left Nevada after residing for nine years. I was seeking a better way of life for myself and my children. We were doing pretty good before we left. Lived in a great neighborhood in Henderson, NV, my sons were in good schools and day cares, and I was a Cosmetologist who worked 60 hours a week. Some may think, why would you let everything go? To answer this question, I was seeking a better way of life. This better way of life was to work less hours, connect with my sons and cherish my precious time. I was tired of going with the waves and wanted to do something different. Some of my accomplishments has been our awake mindset, connecting with others globally,  and starting businesses where I work from home.

In our travels, I was able to connect with countless personalities. My children and I have seen so much and have grown tremendously over the years. When reconnecting with friends from my past, it’s been awkward, because I’m known as a Cosmetologist who “do hair.” Everyone I know and come in contact with are learning the new “Nisha.” This gap in my life has caused me to end seasons with some that I’ve kept in touch with over the years. I notice how I’ve grown and see many people have stayed the same over these years. This created a gap in mindset. When I say the same, I mean their mindset of handling life is the same. You know, all of that typical stuff like complaining about jobs, employees, family members, gossiping about friends and every pity party you can think of in between.

I’ve taken time to grow and develop a tougher skin. My journey has been priceless and one I will never regret. It’s one of those seasons where I’m attracting kindred spirits who are on the same mission which is an abundance of blessings and love. It’s also about the lifestyle, motherhood at it’s best, spirituality, faith, patience, and humbleness. It’s not about having one foot in society’s expectations and the other in the conscious realm. Nor it is about priding oneself on getting a break from the kids who cause so much distress, because they aren’t in school at that moment. It’s not about looking for a way out without creating the path. With a mind on this level, there’s no room for being stagnant. It doesn’t matter about the “American Dream” of having the finer materialistic things in life. It’s definitely about working on some of the best ways to become a better and new YOU!

There’s absolutely nothing wrong with ending seasons that aren’t serving you. We all have a road we must take. It’s best taking this road alone to find the best path for you and not old friendships that are stuck and happy being who they are.

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Health & Wellness

It’s Day 28 Of Our Fit Mama Challenge!!!

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It’s Day 28 of our 90 Day Fit Mama Challenge! My muscles are tight! I don’t see results yet, but I know they are coming! One thing that feels great is shopping for a size 11/12 instead of a 12/14!!! The whole purpose of me putting this challenge together was to create a community of Mamas who were serious about losing weight, eating better and building stronger families through health and wellness!

I’m not a Dietician nor Fitness Instructor. However, I spent over 15 years working out, playing sports, dieting and exercising. I’ve reached my goals and others times I didn’t. I’ve used diet pills and tried intense dieting. At some point of time, worked out extremely hard and did very little dieting and still lost weight. Other times I ate 500 calories a day and lost a ton of weight. Then I gained it all back! I’ve educated myself on the body and how it works to reach fitness goals and I’m always listening to professionals who have years in the industry. My point is that I’ve personally tried several techniques and have a clue of what works and what just doesn’t work.

After doing this for so long I’ve come to my own philosophy and it’s this. Eat in moderation, let go of the foods that aren’t serving me and stay ACTIVE! I have no set time when I want to lose my excess weight, but I demand a lifestyle to be my best self! There is still a little over 60 Days left in the challenge! Wanna create a better you with other moms who are on a similar mission? E-mail me: missnishabee@gmail.com

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