CARBOHYDRATES. If you're jumping on the low carb bandwagon, try switching the usual refined carb products like pasta and pizza bases for the veggie alternative! This pizza base was inspired by @yummololaberry's cauliflower pizza base. Switch pasta for spaghetti squash or zucchini noodles, switch bread for sweet potato. This is a great way of boosting your vegetable intake and reducing the refined carb content of your diet. Why do we want to reduce our carb intake? Refined carbohydrates send your blood sugar levels crazy - quick release with a quick plummet back down. Switching this out with vege means you're getting more fibre which slows the release meaning more sustained energy. Winning!
NEW RECIPE ALERT! IT'S🍪
I'm a sucker for "no-bake" desserts and "on-the-go" snacks! My "No-Bake Fudgy Chocolate Almond Butter Blondies" recipe is on the smileylymie.com @smileylymie BLOG NOW (a part of a new Blog segment "Smiley's Kitchen") ~ 5 Ingredients ~ 10 Minutes ~ HAPPY DANCE 💃💃LINK IN BIO #nobakeblondies#smileyskitchen#smileylymie
I'm overwhelmed by the landslide of #metoo in my feed and so I want to share for the 1st time, yes, Me, Too. One year ago, my cab driver started driving in the opposite direction from what I asked. At first I thought maybe he was trying to increase the fare 🙄Then I thought maybe he didn't know which way to go (but it was NYC and he was driving downtown and I'd asked for uptown so it was pretty clear he was disregarding what I'd asked). When I asked him to make a left and go uptown, he started screaming, "You're fcking telling ME how to drive, you fcking btch?" And then floored it faster the OPPOSITE way I wanted to go, still yelling obscenities 😳I thought "OMG Am being kidnapped??" So when he stopped at the next light, I jumped out of the car (backseat, passengers side) and turned back to get my bag out. (He'd offered to put it in the trunk and I swear the angels were watching over me that day because some tiny little voice inside me whispered "No. Keep it with you on the seat" (which I usually never do bc c'mon, of course you put it in the trunk!)
He then GOT INTO the back seat (driver side) with me and yanked me back in. 😳
We grappled and I managed to fight my way out to freedom (WITH my bag, though I would've abandoned it if I had to). And I ran onto the sidewalk and hid in a crowd of people waiting to cross the street. I thought I was safe.
He chased me into the crowd and started swinging wildly at me, trying to punch me. I was screaming. People were screaming and ducking. Two guys leapt forward and wrestled him away. He screamed at them and got back in his cab and drove off with both back doors still open (from where I'd fled and he'd gotten in and yanked me back in). 😳
I stood there crying, hands shaking. In fact, I shook for hours.
I'm sharing because for me to NOT share is to be part of the problem. To be silent is to be complicit. To everyone who is speaking up, I stand with you and I demand change. 💖
And I want to thank the kind male strangers who protected me on the sidewalk. 🙏🏼And also to remind you to try to listen to that little voice inside that whispers--even when it doesn't make sense at the time. 💖
IT'S HERE! 🍪
I'm a sucker for "no-bake" desserts and "on-the-go" snacks! My "No-Bake Fudgy Chocolate Almond Butter Blondies" recipe is on the smileylymie.com BLOG (a part of a new Blog segment "Smiley's Kitchen") ~ 5 Ingredients ~ 10 Minutes ~ HAPPY DANCE 💃LINK IN BIO @smileyskitchen #nobakeblondies#smileyskitchen#smileylymie
⬆️ Office break goals || did you know that 80% of us don't even stop for a lunch break during work? Umm - that's not cool. Taking breaks (to stretch, meditate, walk, whatever) during the work day increases productivity & job satisfaction, and decreases the risk of developing chronic diseases. Are you standing up yet? Check out our latest blog post by @simplewellnessco for tips to use during your work day tomorrow. 💚
Story Time: A few months ago I had an emotional release session. During this session, I smelt the blend, Release. I believe my exact words were, “I don’t like it. It smells like a dirty old house” because I didn’t like the smell, I obviously had some emotions I needed to work through so I bought some. Daily I used it and focused on a certain habit I wanted to change. The other day, I kept trying to pinpoint a smell in the house. It smelt like fresh clean soap. Since we haven’t used “real” soap in over a year I knew something was up. I finally pinned it down. It was Release! Then it hit me.....the habit/emotion I had been working on had not been an issue for well over 6 weeks! 🙌🏻Working through your emotions is one tough task, but the outcome is so rewarding! I wish everyone could feel the way I feel. ❤️❤️❤️ #emotionalrelease#release#emotionalsupport
Threw together stuffed peppers tonight on a whim (because I hate following recipes!) I added browned grass fed ground beef, sautéed spinach, tomato, red and green pepper, garlic and oregano (and a dash of parm) to a hollowed out pepper and baked at 350* for 25 minutes!
Did you know? 😱 Antibiotics harm to your gut for up to a YEAR
☕️ Drinking coffee does not fix your fatigue
💩 Taking laxatives does not fix your constipation
🍞 Avoiding gluten/lactose does not heal your intolerance
🌲 Allergy remedies do not eliminate the source of your cause
💉Taking ibuprofen for chronic pain and inflammation does not address why you are hurting in the first place
💊Taking a sleeping pill does not get rid of your sleep disorder
😳 Taking anxiety meds does not fix why you're even having anxiety in the first place
🙅♂️Using special lotions and body washes does not fix your dry, itchy, patchy skin
So what does? Getting to the ROOT cause!
In many cases - many, many cases... that involves blood sugar imbalance, GUT HEALTH &/or inflammation.
If you are MASKING symptoms in these ways, I've found a BETTER way through natural Supplements!
This is why I do it.
People often wonder why I spend so much time (& money!) on continuing ed.
This is why:
Working today with a client with a long, involved medical history. Someone who has "tried everything and everyone". Has been told you just have "to live with" the pain, dysfunction and not doing the activities she once did.
Halfway thru her treatment, she reaches out, takes my arm and I see tears welling. Thinking perhaps she is having a limbic response as we are working on a very emotionally laden scar ( five surgical procedures all in the same spot!!) I check in with her.
She smiles and says "I finally have hope". This.
This is why after 20 years in the field I continue to learn. Why I study in my off hours. Why I take on the time and financial burden to travel for courses I think will make me a better practitioner.
I am in no way alone in this. Many people do the same. If you seeking treatment for an issue, I hope you make sure your practitioner does as well.
You deserve it.
Brownies anyone? Made with almond flour and just the best darn gooey brownies 🤗I’ve hacked in a looong Time. This one is made with sour cherries that I had to scour Dublin for and found @organic_supermarket.👈🏽Thank you guys for getting me them! You can play with the toppings: i.e add goji berries, throw in crushed candy canes for the holidays. Or for the bold ones with kids at home...add 1/4 cup of puréed spinach. Happy Baking! 👩🍳👨🍳Recipe is on www.kamanryan.com Please let me know what combo you come up with for your brownies, would love to hear from you!
The picture above is of @jannerobinson a poet. I stumbled across her Instagram because it was filled with pictures of beautiful people, with elated smiles, enjoying their life, confidently living. I remember think this is how I want to live my life, comfortable and beautiful in my skin and a smile on my face that said I love life and live, truly live. As a 30 year old woman, sometimes I go back and forth with where and what I “should be” in life. I think of what I wish I had but then I remember I want to adore life and live it. Wait until the right time, until I have more money or until I have the perfect job, this mentality can have me working to death and nerve relishing life. Your life is what YOU make it. “This is for the Women Who Don’t Give a Fuck”, Robinson’s poem and video with forthright lines about unconventional women, “The ones who don’t find their success a compliment just because they have a vagina” reminds me to create my life for me with no apologies.
The knock knock knock of a well balanced thought in my home is often inspired with the integration of pendulum play 🔮 for those of you unfamiliar it reacts to minute nerve reactions that correlate to your highest self (✨guided by your intuition✨) You can think of it a lot like muscle testing or even a meditative process! I use it when I am feeling too emotionally charged about a tough decision- so that I think from outside the box, when I am checking in with my spirit guides, even when I am preparing products and personalized blends. It often acts as a talisman, or a reminder that my higher self is always striving to break into this plane of existence! I love my pendulums 🙌🏻 how do you pull on your inner most desires and bring visions to life?
Pretty, pretty Bok choy 🌿I'm sautéing those leafy stalks in a little g&g (ghee and garlic) and going to have with spiced brown rice (Lundberg Organic brand - which I have boiling as-we-post in garlic, pepper, chili powder, turmeric, onion powder right now - spices are all Frontier Co-op brand) for lunch tomorrow ... and the day after that, and probably the day after that too. Cook once, sometimes eat more than twice🤘🏼😎 Will blend those cute bok choy "flowers" into my smoothie tomorrow and see how that goes ... cuz #NoWastage ♻️ Enjoy your Tuesday eve!
The doTERRA Touch Kit makes applying essential oils so convenient and easy!
What’s even more convenient and easy is getting your kiddies to DIY haha
The Touch Kit is doTERRA’s ready-made, perfectly diluted 10ml rollers.
Today we are putting On Guard and Oregano onto Ellie’s little feet, as well as Easy Air applied to her neck and chest.
On Guard is our protective blend which helps to kill bugs and bacteria, while boosting our immunity at the same time. Win win!
Oregano is ‘nature’s antibiotic’ 🌱 with powerful antioxidants and powerful immune properties. Killing viruses and bugs, Oregano can help you to fight off whatever your fighting much quicker.
Easy Air is our respiratory blend which promotes clear breathing - kind of like a natural Vicks!
Incorporating essential oils into everyday life is so beneficial to our overall health and wellbeing.
Remember consistency is the key 🗝
If you would like to get these oils at 25% discount and haven’t already been speaking with a doTERRA consultant, we would love to help you and have a special welcome gift for all newbies 💕☺️