One of my favorite books of all time. The Alchemist is a story with many hidden gems waiting for you to think them into diamonds. Filled with symbols and intuitive action. Take a journey with the Alchemist and find out what you can apply in your own life.
Eyes open or eyes closed? it seems to me that certain asanas (pose) I find it easier to remain balanced while my eyes are open and when I close them mid asana I am wobbling all over the place. So it made me explore the reasoning behind it. I’ve learned that I am depending on sight for balance when my eyes are open. When I am depending on feel for balance my eyes are closed. Just something I realized.
Black Tourmaline is also a powerful grounding stone, electrical in nature, providing a connection between Earth and the human spirit. Its supportive energy aligns the energy centers of the body and channels healing light throughout the system.
Promoting a sense of power and self-confidence, allowing for a clearer, more objective view of the world. It is empowering to those who must live or work in challenging environments or when facing difficult circumstances.
Although Tourmaline may be found on every continent, fine crystal specimens and gems are still considered rare and can be quite expensive. Its vast popularity as a gemstone began in 1876, when mineralogist and jeweler George Kunz sold a Green Tourmaline from Maine to the famous Tiffany and Co. in New York, and its desirability spread.
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Another one of my go to selects when it comes to a quick filling bite. Quick and easy to make, i’m sure you will enjoy this treat!
1/2 medium yellow onion, roughly chopped
1 tablespoon chopped garlic
2 (15-ounce) cans black beans, rinsed and drained, divided
2 tablespoons freshly chopped cilantro leaves
2 teaspoons freshly chopped parsley leaves
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1/2 cup bread crumbs
Salt and fresh ground black pepper
4 hamburger rolls
HOW TO COOK
Heat a grill or grill pan over medium-low heat.
In a food processor, pulse onion and garlic until finely chopped. Add 1 can black beans, cilantro, parsley, egg, and red pepper flakes and pulse to combine.
Transfer mixture to a large mixing bowl, add the remaining can of black beans and the bread crumbs. Season with salt and pepper, to taste, and mix until well combined.
Reserve 1/3 of the black bean mixture for Round 2 Recipe. Divide remaining mixture into 4 portions and form into patties. Place on hot oiled grill over medium-low heat and cook about 6 minutes a side or until heated through. Toast hamburger buns on a grill. Place a burger on the bottom of each bun. Top with lettuce, tomato and ketchup. Cover the burgers with the top of the bun and serve.
Moringa seeds contain a good amount of vitamin A, vitamin B, vitamin C, vitamin D, vitamin E, as well as iron. Actually moringa seeds has more amount of vitamin compared with various food that is claimed a prime source of them such as oranges, carrots, and milk. These vitamins provide a great benefits for us. It is able to be eaten as supplement substitute, as it is really full of nutrient and completely natural. It is also able to make your minor injuries like bruises, cut, or even burns heal faster because of the nutrients it has.
A seed extract from the Moringa Oleifera tree could provide a natural and inexpensive solution for water purification. Through a collaborative research project between Uppsala University, Institut Laue-Langevin in France and the NIST Center for Neutron Research in the USA has optimized the process to make the seed extract even better at removing particulates from water. The new research gives improved insight and could now be advanced for use in larger-scale water treatment plants.
“Yoga on the beach. Pregnancy yoga is awesome for expectant mothers as it encourages breathing, stretching and connecting with baby. Mind you I wouldn’t recommend the bottom right pose for beginner yoga moms, I’ll be posting more pics for you. Top right pose is great for connecting with your breath, heartbeat and baby. I’m hoping these and many other hip opening poses will help in a smooth delivery…I’ll keep you updated” – @don_dia
When I went to visit California one thing I did love was the beach. We drove down to Santa Monica just to see the water before we traveled cross country. That was one two day journey I will think twice about doing over. Returning to California is definitely on my yearly list of things I should just do again. It seemed as if California had a little bit of flavor from each state of the country. That could be because it takes up the whole west coast of the US. As I patiently wait for my passport, Im deciding where to go next.
“One of the oldest and most picturesque part of the scenic drive on California Highway 1 is the Central Coast. This area spans from Pacifica, which is just south of San Francisco to the southern end of Big Sur. Get a fun rental car and get on the scenic Highway 1 that you will love to drive. This is the best way to experience California Coast travel.” – For more great tips on places to travel check out the site here
A great simple and easy read that will make you think. The little prince travels from planet to planet. Each planet has one person with a job residing on each planet. I won’t spoil it for you! Download a or buy a copy and add it to your collection. Great for reopening your child like mind.