deeephoney:

The mind is everything. What you think, you become. 🌸

I’m being able to do all this (at the wall)!! So proud of myself :-)

deeephoney:

The mind is everything. What you think, you become. 🌸

I’m being able to do all this (at the wall)!! So proud of myself :-)

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theanimalblog:

Oliver. Rescued by Farm Sanctuary. Orland, California.  
By compassionatecamera

theanimalblog:

Oliver. Rescued by Farm Sanctuary. Orland, California.  

By compassionatecamera

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Bikini

I want to buy a bikini. It seems a shallow desire, but I never use it, because I’m not comfortable with my belly skin. Nonethless, now I want to wear it next time I go to the beach. So. As I’m eating like there’s no tomorrow lately, I decided to make a public committment: I want to buy me a new bikini on 16th november, next friday. That will help me to lose the weight I need. It’s not much, about 3kg (8 pounds). I can do this. Altought I’m eating so much, I’m still losing weight, which is a miracle (not to mention ilogical).

C’est parti!



smilestones:

Brazillian Rice and Beans (Vegan & Gluten Free)
SERVES  4 to 6
***
INGREDIENTS:
1 cup brown rice2 cups water1 cup tomato sauce1 Tbsp. olive oil1 medium onion, diced1 medium green pepper, chopped1 small hot pepper, finely diced* (I used a jalapeño.)2 cloves of garlic, minced or pressed with garlic press1 cup vegetable broth (Use gluten-free if desired.)1 medium sweet potato, chopped into about ½” cubes1 tsp. thyme (I didn’t have any, so I used oregano.)2 tsp. cumin1 tsp. red pepper flakes*1 cup black beans1 large tomato, chopped½ cup fresh cilantro, finely chopped1 Tbsp. fresh lime juicesalt and pepper to taste
OPTIONAL TOPPINGS:  chopped avocado, vegan sour cream, vegan shredded cheese, guacamole
*NOTES:If you’re not a fan of spicy food and/or you’re making this for kids, I would suggest either omitting the hot pepper and red pepper flakes, or cutting the quantity in half. 

STEP 1In a medium pot, bring tomato sauce and water to a boil. Add rice, bring to a boil, cover and reduce heat. Simmer for 25-30 minutes, until rice has absorbed all the liquid. (As you can see in the photo, my rice is really red – it’s because I used leftover pizza sauce instead of tomato sauce. Also, the original recipe called for less rice, tomato sauce and water, so that’s why there’s not much in the pan. I doubled those portions for you in the ingredients list).

STEP 2While the rice is cooking, heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onions, peppers and garlic to the pan and sauté.

STEP 3When onions and peppers begin to soften, add vegetable broth, sweet potato, thyme, cumin and red pepper flakes to pan. Cover and simmer over medium heat until sweet potatoes are cooked through.

STEP 4Add in beans, tomatoes, cilantro and lime juice. Continue to heat mixture for another five minutes. Add salt and pepper to taste. Then, I like to add the veggie/bean mixture to the rice and combine all together, but you can also leave it separate and serve the mixture over a bed of rice. Up to you. Top with optional toppings and enjoy!

smilestones:

Brazillian Rice and Beans (Vegan & Gluten Free)

SERVES  4 to 6

***

INGREDIENTS:

1 cup brown rice
2 cups water
1 cup tomato sauce
1 Tbsp. olive oil
1 medium onion, diced
1 medium green pepper, chopped
1 small hot pepper, finely diced* (I used a jalapeño.)
2 cloves of garlic, minced or pressed with garlic press
1 cup vegetable broth (Use gluten-free if desired.)
1 medium sweet potato, chopped into about ½” cubes
1 tsp. thyme (I didn’t have any, so I used oregano.)
2 tsp. cumin
1 tsp. red pepper flakes*
1 cup black beans
1 large tomato, chopped
½ cup fresh cilantro, finely chopped
1 Tbsp. fresh lime juice
salt and pepper to taste

OPTIONAL TOPPINGS:  chopped avocado, vegan sour cream, vegan shredded cheese, guacamole

*NOTES:
If you’re not a fan of spicy food and/or you’re making this for kids, I would suggest either omitting the hot pepper and red pepper flakes, or cutting the quantity in half. 


STEP 1
In a medium pot, bring tomato sauce and water to a boil. Add rice, bring to a boil, cover and reduce heat. Simmer for 25-30 minutes, until rice has absorbed all the liquid. (As you can see in the photo, my rice is really red – it’s because I used leftover pizza sauce instead of tomato sauce. Also, the original recipe called for less rice, tomato sauce and water, so that’s why there’s not much in the pan. I doubled those portions for you in the ingredients list).


STEP 2
While the rice is cooking, heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onions, peppers and garlic to the pan and sauté.


STEP 3
When onions and peppers begin to soften, add vegetable broth, sweet potato, thyme, cumin and red pepper flakes to pan. Cover and simmer over medium heat until sweet potatoes are cooked through.


STEP 4
Add in beans, tomatoes, cilantro and lime juice. Continue to heat mixture for another five minutes. Add salt and pepper to taste. Then, I like to add the veggie/bean mixture to the rice and combine all together, but you can also leave it separate and serve the mixture over a bed of rice. Up to you. Top with optional toppings and enjoy!

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Giving birth is not a matter of pushing, expelling the baby, but of yielding, surrendering to birth energy.
Marie Reid (via midwife-in-the-making)

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Dhyana - Meditation Revolution - Day 24

Namaste!

My cat participated from my meditation today, laying on my lap and staying very quiet during the 20 minutes.

I think that the stillness is contagious.

A wonderful day for you.

DAY 24

Today, experiment with allowing insight to arise in meditation. Set the intention to receive insight into a question, such as, “How I could improve my relationship with X?” or “What do I need to pay attention to today?” Start with something easy. In other words, don’t begin with a question that may activate your desire or fear of something that involves risk or big change. Then go into meditation. Afterward write down anything that may have arisen.

Notice the emotions that come up about the answer. Usually when something feels right there will be a positive feeling, even a sense that this is something you knew already. (If there’s resistance, you might ask where the resistance comes from, whether it’s the ego’s resistance to change or something you should pay attention to.)

Then try acting on the guidance for a day or so and see what the result is. If there’s an opening, a shift, or some sort of creative recognition that comes as a result, then you know it’s good guidance. Soon you’ll be able to discern the difference between the guidance that’s a form of wishful thinking or that simply comes from the surface mind and that which comes from deep intuition. As with any other skill, it takes practice. But the more you meditate, the more you’ll find your intuitive faculties developing.

I like the idea of setting an intention for my meditation sessions, but I don’t always know what it should be. Does it have to be different each time?

It’s totally fine to have the same intention every day. I always use something like, “I will fully give myself to meditation for the next hour (or XX minutes).” You might want to find different ways of wording it so the intention has some punch for you. But you definitely don’t need to come up with a new one every day. Sometimes there will be a question or something you need help with that you want to bring into meditation. But on the whole, your intention should be to meditate as deeply as possible, to settle, to get quiet, to be present with your practice.

Do the Great Heart meditation »



Q
Thank you for following I love poetry(:
A

Thank You! Actually, I would like to delete this allthepoetry blog, and stay only with my Ydeyoga, but Tumblr doesn’t allow it, because it’s my “main” blog, the first one I had here. But I used to write a little poetry and still love it too. :-)