Memorial Day has come to mean the beginning of summer, a time for picnics and barbecues, and a holiday to gather around the family. That happiness and freedom, however, is a product of the real cause for the holiday: the sacrifice made by men and women who have fought and died for the freedoms and liberties Americans hold dear. Memorial Day is a time to remember that the American way of life is not cheap but rather has been purchased by the lives and blood of so many who have sacrificed for us to live free and happily now.
~ Where we gather today ‘neath “The Stars,”
Let’s honor the living now wearing the scars
Which they brought from the fields of battle and strife,
While protecting “Our Flag” and our Nation’s life.
Lets the flowers bear tribute in their simple way.
And each on remember Memorial Day;
~ Frederick W. Emerson (Memorial Day)
The worth and meaning of a gift do not come from the size of the box, its monetary value, or even the ribbon that adorns it. Its meaning comes from how it makes you feel inside as the recipient and as the giver. The greatest gifts are not boxes filled with things, but beautiful presents that hold so much more: love, kindness, selflessness, and gratitude. They all make up the beautiful gift of life. Enjoy this short meditation for being grateful for the gift of life! Namaste.
Your mind is so powerful – you cannot even imagine that! It is extremely powerful and can really do wonders and reprogram your subconscious mind. But what is more, your mind remains quite flexible throughout your whole life – and that is fantastic.
You might have had questions about two categories of people: one of them manage to achieve success in whatever they start working on, while others tend to fail more frequently than others. Why is it so? What leads both of them to be either on the winners’ or the losers’ side?
The answer is simple: their mindset.
Start with this short meditation and visualization video and practice as often as you can and see the change taking place,
Explore your awesomeness!
So is it ever possible to know Oneness? Yes, but only by direct experience, when we go beyond the mind, intellect, and ego. Oneness is the coming together of all opposites. It’s always with us as the basis and underlying essence of everything. It’s nothing in itself, but holds the potential for everything. We have to go beyond the senses, beyond duality to find Oneness.
We’ve all had random, unexpected glimpses of Oneness. Perhaps you were watching a beautiful sunset and had that moment when you felt like you merged with the whole of creation; or saw your newborn child for the first time and fell in love with the whole world. We even have expressions for these glimpses, we say, “It took my breath away” or “Time stood still.” This is Oneness. We became one with the totality of the experience. When we return from the moment of Oneness, we find it impossible to properly express it. It just was! There are no words to describe Oneness.
We can also have direct experience of Oneness through meditation, which provides a systematic path by which our awareness settles to quieter levels of thinking until we finally transcend thought completely. All duality is in the realm of thoughts. When we slip into the spaces between our thoughts, we become Oneness. Oneness isn’t just experiencing something; it’s a state of being.
Enjoy watching this video and finding oneness. Namaste, Gabi
It’s the end of the year and a lot have happened in 2018. Many will agree that it was an eventful year with some good, some different, and some not so great moments that may have simply changed, or impacted your life. How exciting is it that you’ve experience everything that happened to you in 2018; not only do you have Ammunition for 2019, but you will be able to help someone else that may be struggling to make it in the New Year. It’s going to be a great year...are you ready to help someone get through it in 2019? Think about, and let’s make 2019 a year helping others.
People are special and amusing. We like to call ourselves movers and shakers, but we really are runners. We run from here to there busying ourselves, with things that for the most part does not benefit us. We all want to look and feel important so that’s what we do;we busy ourselves to look and feel important. The kicker... you are what ever you think you are without all of the extras. You ARE in fact, beautiful , important, extraordinary, amusing, loved, at peace, and every and any good thing you can think of. You never have to pretend and act as if, because you already are....so slow down, move with the beat of your heart, breath, and find your rhythm. You possess goodness. Therefore, move at a pace where you, and others can enjoy it!
So, you think you didn’t have a great start at life. You didn’t do things that were expected of you. You were rebellious, you knew everything there was to know about anything, and of course with that you’ve made many mistakes. Now what? You just got out of jail...now what? Your marriage didn’t work out... now what? The money you thought you could easily replace is now needed for something important, and you don’t have it.... now what? Whatever your circumstance or situation; do you give up? There are a few questions you must give an answer to concerning the story of your life. If you are struggling with the mistakes of the past... the mistakes you made yesteryear, yesterday or the day before... let it all go. Your story is not over. You, my friend can move forward.. you can rewrite your story... you can start again!
There’s nothing that says peak fall quite like wrapping your hands around a steaming latte and snuggling into your favorite hoodie. The quickest way to bring that dreamy image back to reality? (Insert record scratch noise.) Realizing said latte is actually loaded with sugar.
But don’t swear off fun, seasonal drinks just yet. We found a hack that’ll let you have your hygge-inspired beverages, and actually drink them, too. Vital Proteins new Collagen Creamer is the alt-milk powder of your wellness-ified dreams—and, you guessed it—it’s got next to no sugar (just one gram per serving).
Instead of the sweet stuff, the powdered creamer is loaded with creamy organic coconut milk and grass-fed, pasture-raised collagen, so you’re supercharging your morning coffee without having to pull 12 different containers out of your pantry every time you want to make a cup.
In the official FitFabWell taste test, the Mocha flavor came out on top, especially because you can turn any old cup of joe into a fancy mocha latte with just two scoops of Collagen Creamer and a few spices.
Mexican Mocha Latte
8 oz. hot coffee
2 scoops Vital Proteins Mocha Collagen Creamer
¼ tsp cinnamon
¼ tsp nutmeg
¼ tsp cayenne pepper
1. Add all dry ingredients to a mug of hot coffee, and blend using a handheld milk frother.
2. Sprinkle on extra cinnamon, nutmeg, or cayenne pepper if you like it extra spicy!
For more recipes visit www.vitalprotein.com
2019 is underway and I for one didn’t make a resolution; I mean why when you can just start. Start exercising, start eating right, start loving yourself, start appreciating life. Start being kind to others, start laughing, start... you get it; just Get Started. I’ve been telling you the best is yet to come; start believing it!! Let’s go... Get Started!!!
#people of all ages
Dr. Joan Coleman
As I was flossing my teeth, it occurred to me how powerful the mouth is and how little notice or care (not physical but emotional care) we give to it. One can use the tongue to destroy in disastrous ways or one can use the tongue to build up, to create, to love. Power of life and death is in the tongue. They say the tongue is like a deathly sword that can cut to sunders. Let us consider today how we speak to each other. A soft answer turns away wrath. What are you using your power for, how are you edifying your children, your love ones, those you associate with? Let’s use our power for good today, let’s lift someone with our words and bring light to those we are around.
Dr. Joan Coleman
Let Me Be Me- Inspiring confidence in children and young adults