Posts by melissa

Stir Fried Brown Rice and Vegetables

Posted on Jul 4, 2012 in Uncategorized | 1 comment

Prep time: 20 minutes Cook time: 8 minutes Makes: 2 main dish servings 3 Tbs extra virgin olive oil 4 scallions, chopped 2 cloves garlic, chopped 1 cup broccoli, chopped 1 cup carrots, chopped 1 cup sliced celery 1 cup cooked brown rice ½ tsp extra virgin olive oil 1 egg, lightly beaten 2 Tbs almonds or walnuts, chopped 2 Tbs apricots or blueberries 1. Heat 2 Tbs of oil in large fry pan over medium-high heat for about 2 min. 2. Add scallions, garlic, broccoli, carrots, and celery and stirfry for about 3 min. 3. Add 1 Tbs of oil, rice, and stirfry for min. Remove rice and vegetables...

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Brain Waves and Stress

Posted on Apr 2, 2012 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Our overall brain activity is a mix of beta, alpha, theta and delta frequencies happening at the same time.  At any given time, one of these patterns is usually dominant over the others and the dominant pattern is responsible for our state of awareness.  For simplicity sake, beta waves are most present during periods of concentration, alertness, and cognition as well as when experiencing anxiety, tension, and surges of adrenaline.  Alpha waves are more dominant during periods involving relaxation, meditation, pre-sleep, and pre-waking drowsiness.  Theta waves are more active during...

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Working with Our Natural Rhythms – Chinese Organ Clock

Posted on Mar 27, 2012 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

We are all aware that natural biological cycles exist, for instance the year, the moon and the day. According to Chinese Medicine all our inner organs each have a time during the day when they are more active. However, “These are not organs as understood by Western medicine but instead represent a much broader concept, embracing multilevel bodily functions, emotions, psychic aspects, and spiritual abilities.” The Chinese Organ Clock can guide us toward activities that are best suited to and supported by that time of day. Synchronizing our daily life with the Organ Clock is a...

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Healing Chicken Stock

Posted on Jan 9, 2012 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Chicken soup has been used throughout the world for its curative properties, and researchers are just beginning to understand the scientific mechanisms by which the food heals. In the 12th century, famous physician Moses Maimondes, prescribed chicken soup as a healing food for flu and asthma and used the broth to treat everything from hemorrhoids and constipation to leprosy, but mostly for respiratory illnesses. Today’s research agrees that the soup helps break up congestion and eases the flow of nasal secretions. In addition, many researchers say it also inhibits the white blood cells...

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Wholeness, not perfection

Posted on May 24, 2011 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

From a soul perspective perfection does not exist, but wholeness does. Wholeness is a synthesis of opposites, positive and negative, which exists in all manifestation. We often blame ourselves or feel guilty when we manifest something that we perceive as negative. We usually expect more of ourselves than is reasonable. And usually what we expect is some degree of perfection. When we do not accept our mistakes and messes we do not then tolerate the mistakes and messes of others. So we need to be much more tolerant and light hearted toward ourselves. That means to be more compassionate toward...

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