29
Jun

Berry Coconut Protein Shake

by Tiffany in Recipes

 

I don’t drink protein shakes very much anymore because I am not lacking for protein on a paleo diet but I still like to drink one every once in awhile. Plus, I spent all day outdoors in the hot, hot sun yesterday so the idea of a cold shake appeals to me right about now.

This delicious concoction included:

Homemade coconut milk/cream made with Coconut Cream Concentrate from Tropical Traditions
A half scoop of vanilla protein powder
A packet of Superior Purples powder
Ice cubes

It was yum and refreshing on this oh so hot day. Enjoy!

29
Jun

This Moment – Slightly Terrifying Adventures With Friends

by Tiffany in Tidbits

{this moment} – A Friday ritual. A single photo – no words (or not too many) – capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember. – Soulemama

My camera was on a wonky setting so the picture is awful but still something I look at and smile. Anna on the left and me on the right, at the Ford Test Track in Detroit. #GoFurther

27
Jun

The Easiest Facial Scrub Ever & You Can Eat It Too

by Tiffany in Beauty

A few nights ago I was noticing that my facial skin was rather dull and needed a little exfoliation badly. I thought about running out to the store and looking to see what they had but I knew I would stand there and agonize over the ingredients in the cleansers and then ultimately come home empty handed. So I looked through my pantry and spied some almond meal thinking that might work on its own or with other ingredients. I picked up my copy of the book Organic Body Care Recipes: 175 Homeade Herbal Formulas for Glowing Skin & a Vibrant Self and saw that almond meal was the main ingredient in several different exfoliating cleanser recipes. In fact one recipe was easy peasy, just a couple teaspoons almond meal and water.

I went up to the shower straight away and was delighted to find that it works quite well AND it tastes good too! It reminds me of baby cereal. I am excited to dig deeper into the book and see what else I can make. ;) In fact it spurred me to make a bunch of my own house cleaners the next day too and I want to post about that but I am trying to locate the email addy for the gal who sent me the essential oils I used in them. If that rings any bells with someone, please give me a holler!

Enjoy!

26
Jun

The Power of Flowers

by Guest in Health & Healing

The Power of Flowers – Keeping Our Kids Confident and Mom Happy!

Guest post by By: Amy D. Cohen, BFRP

Life is so beautiful! The day I found flower remedies, is the day my life, and the life of my family changed. We are calm, happy, successful, no peer pressure, yes we argue and fight like every other family – but its different – its short lived, forgiving and over.

You can help your child who throws a tantrum for 30 minutes calm it to 3 minutes in a few doses! You can help your child with night terrors relieve their fears totally in a very short time. Clinginess, fears, trauma, sibling rivalry, using hands, focusing, hyperactivity, bedwetting, stress, change – all can be relieved. When our children feel these emotions, its because they shifted out of balance, and can be moved back into balance.

For the adult who is stressed out, unhappy, feeling stuck or guilty, feeling grief, divorce, lacking self esteem, confidence – take a remedy blend. These are a few of the emotions that definitely hit us at different times in our life. Moms with high stress, juggling home and career can be daunting! Reach for the flower remedies to bring calm to your stress and overwhelm. Unmotivated – grab a flower essence. Any feeling you have that you wish you didnt feel – can be changed. I have also seen incredible results with the symptoms of autism and PTSD, as well.

Flower remedies are given to us from the earth for our emotional health. They are powerful in their help to us and profound in the depth of their healing. They are here for us, our children, even our animals. I have seen a chaotic household calm quickly. Just a few drops in your drink a few times a day…and let the magic happen!

So here are some remedies to get you started on your path to feeling great again! The same can be used for you, your children, your animals. Some can be found in our health food store.

Stressed out and overwhelmed – Elm, Black Eyed Susan
Worry – Crowea
When your mind just wont shut off – Boronia
Tantrums – Cherry Plum
Night terrors (or any terror) – Rock Rose or Grey Spider
Daily Communication issues – Bush Fuchsia
Confidence – Silver Princess or Larch

Flower remedies help reverse the negative behaviors that don’t serve you and your children. They will move you back into balance, reversing your negative thoughts and behaviors. After being on a personal remedy blend, or whether you pick your own remedies (I can help), you will start to think differently, believe differently, and behave differently, it just comes naturally! Most importantly, they are safe, non-toxic, self adjusting, and will not interfere with medication! I fell into this beautiful healing through my own trauma and its changed my life, let it change yours too!

Amy D. Cohen, BFRP, is a Flower Remedies Practitioner and Teacher focusing on emotional healing specializing in autism, PTSD and women’s issues.  She is an accredited teacher for Australian Bush Flower Essences and received certification from Bach Flower Education in NY, affiliated with Bach Centre in England. She studied homeopathy for three years with NY School of Homeopathy affiliated with School of Homeopathy in England.  She is one of six Registered Practitioners in the State of New Jersey.  She maintains a consulting practice in New Jersey and does telephone consultations worldwide. She can be reached at 800-474-1667 or www.strongestminds.com.

Tuesday, June 26th, 2012

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25
Jun

Go Green Get Fit – Week Two

by Tiffany in Health & Healing

I’m one of 30 bloggers participating in the 12-week Go Green, Get Fit Challenge as part of the EcoMom Alliance Sustain YourSelf™ Program presented by PlanetShoes.com. This is my week two update, you can read about week one here.

Last week I managed to get to CrossFit class three times. I was all set to go four times but on the eve of the fourth class my husband emailed me to let me know he had a meeting at work so I had to stay home with our kids. On Friday morning I got a flat tire and missed my swimming class. Ugh, sometimes the universe throws me some curve balls.

At any rate I went over Monday’s workout in my previous post but here are the rest:

Tuesday: Warmup was 8 rounds EMOM (Every Minute on the Minute) – situps, pushups, planks. Skill was 5 rounds of dumbbell push press (I used 20 lb DBs) and ring rows. Our daily test was 3×2 minute calorie rows. I got a 23-24-22. The WOD was 10-1 ring rows and dumbbell push press followed by a half mile run. 10-1 basically means that the first set you 10 and 10, then the second set you do 9 and 9 until you get down to 1. I knew the WOD in advance so I brought my iPod for the running which made it fly by.

Wednesday: Warmup was 2 rounds 100m run, squats, 100m row, spidey lunges, supermen, pushups, and ring rows. The daily test was 2 rounds timed shuttle/suicide runs. The WOD was 8 rounds Tabata for each exercise: Rowing, mountain climbers, medball slam, and jumping lunges.

Friday: The flat tire incident spurred me to do a workout at home. I bought Power Body: Kettlebell Bootcamp with Angie Miller on Amazon Instant Video and then streamed it to the Roku in my bedroom. It’s an awesome workout DVD! I used a 20lb Kettlebell that I bought this week and it was very challenging at that weight. I can see why the instructor recommended a 15 pound Kettlebell or lighter. It has many moves I had never seen before and it was nice to change it up plus I was absolutely drenched in sweat by the end of the workout!

I also plan to add a medicine ball to my at home equipment. Jackie Lee at Mom Strong recently shared a link on Facebook to this medicine ball interval workout on the Pumps & Iron blog and it has me excited to give it a whirl. So far I have only been able to find a 6 pound ball locally and I want at least a 12 pounder so I guess I need to order it.

This week might be a lazy one. I did get to CrossFit this morning but I am off to Detroit tomorrow morning for three days courtesy of Ford Motor Company. I am attending their Further with Ford event and I will get to meet up with some bloggy friends while I am there. I may or may not hit up the gym at the Hyatt Regency Dearborn. Their web site says they have free weights so I think I will print up some dumbbell workouts and take them just in case but it depends on how late the nights are because the mornings are pretty darn early as it is, without squeezing a workout in.

Anyway, I leave you with the workout song of the day. Have a fantastically fit week!