Ahi Tuna Spinach Salad

My first try at making an Ahi Tuna Salad and it is so delicious! I enjoyed it sooooo much, I forgot to add the recipe to my website so here we gooo… Ingredients: Get yourself a delicious and wild caught, raw ahi tuna steak. Organic Mushrooms (I get mine from a local farm) 1 Organic…

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Heaven on Earth

  I was pondering over the concept of Heaven on Earth–the concept of discovering paradise in this very life and what it means. It seems that it is something most people are striving for whether they acknowledge it or not–whether they notice they are or not. For if the concept of Heaven and Paradise is a…

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An Honest Desire

If I had it my way, we would all go on to love one another and serve each other greater than a mother serves her child. That instead of dividing and hiding–lying and dying–we would come together and heal one another by smiling and listening–forgiving and healing–loving and giving; for I truly believe that all…

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A Recipe for Life

I think you got to wake up everyday believing you can be something greater than you were yesterday. That you got to compete, struggle, and proceed to be more than what you had hoped to become, reach higher than you thought you could ever jump, and hit a target that is unimaginable. I think you…

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Bettering the Self

  Focus on bettering the self and everything else will fall into place. It is easy to point at other people, highlighting their mistakes and flaws, but when it comes to the self, many people are unable to see their own flaws and become very defensive as though they are without error. Many an erring…

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Moving Forward

It took me awhile, but I am finally realizing how unhealthy it is to dwell on the past; for we only have today, and what we focus on today will affect our tomorrow. If we focus on the past, it will consume our today, and our tomorrow will look something like the past. If we…

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Links on the same Chain

As human beings, we are all links on the same chain, and when one of us is hurt, it should hurt us all. And if one link is dirty, we should seek to clean it. And if one link falls ill, we should care to heal it; for if one link separates itself from the group,…

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The Path of Least Resistance 

I have discovered in life that there are two paths, though one may take different roads to get on these paths. There is a path of great distress and a path of least resistance. The first mentioned is that of a crooked path: one that does not allow the walker to move forward except with…

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Father’s Day (a thought) 

I think about Father’s Day and what it means to be a father–what it means to be a father not by name but by practice. Anyone can easily be a father–anyone can easily be called a father, but to truly be a father in the true sense of it is completely different. A true father…

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The Magic of Kale

  Kale, Kale, Kale–that’s what we have heard for years now, and it seems the trend is not dying down. Perhaps this is for good reason as it is extremely high in nutritional value. Maybe this is your first time hearing of its importance and you have yet to experience the magic of kale, or…

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Easter Sunday

In my heart, I have a great respect for all people’s rights. Growing up in a multi-cultural family with different sides finding faith in different belief systems, I respect other’s religious holidays and beliefs, though I may not be of their same faith. Thus, I have a great respect for people’s right to practice the holiday…

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Mango Madness

Put an organic mango in the freezer for 30 minutes (or leave it in the fridge for day). Cut it up into a dish on a hot day, drizzle some raw honey over it, and you have the perfect, healthy snack to cool you down! No need to do more to it… except eat it, of course!…

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Light

For even in the darkest of nights, there is light. To grow out of one’s ashes is a great achievement. The Phoenix always rises up after it burns down. We can choose to learn from this folklore creature, emulating its way of life, by growing from our mistakes and our heartaches. I believe we can…

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Baby Shower

My baby shower made me so happy. My sisters are some of my best friends so having them celebrate in the pre-birth of our new baby was a joy! Both Dereck’s and my side of the family were able to come together, which was important and special to the both of us since not all of…

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Mindfulness

Waking up with mindfulness is the only way I ever want to start my day. I wake up consciously aware of my state of mind, and until I am in a happy, peaceful place, I do nothing else. Early morning prayers, meditation, and yoga are all great for this. Set the mood and frequency right…

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The Veil

I find it strange that some people are turned off by the wearing of the veil. Throughout time, the veil has been a symbol of modesty and humility, as pious women who gave up all forms of vanity wore one. Beautiful women such as Mother Teresa, as well as her predecessor, the mother of Jesus, Mary, all…

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Date Night (Or Date Day?)

I think date night, or date day, is just as important as many other responsibilities we have in life. I love my husband so much, and sometimes the responsibilities of life can pull us in different directions, but no matter what our different schedules require of us, I try my best to always insure we come back…

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Joe the Juicer!

Though I have never, thankfully, suffered from obesity problems, I, like anyone who has suffered from them, suffered from illness. From gluten and dairy intolerance to adrenal fatigue, I felt like my body had taken a beating at too young of an age, and my medical diagnosis was proving me right. After watching the film, Fat, Sick,…

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Reading

Reading. I absolutely love it! You can learn and develop the mind so much by reading. I cannot get enough of a good book caressed by a lovely, warm, sunshine-filled day! I believe all unsolved problems stem from a lack of knowledge; for how can you solve a problem without a solution? The beauty in…

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Go

“Let’s pack up and go,” said the lady to the man. “Go where?” The man looked at her perplexed. “Anywhere!” “Okay!” Said the lady to the man. And so they went, and they were happier because they did…  

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The Simple Life

  Have you ever noticed how miraculous the sky is as the sun peeps through the clouds almost as though heaven itself were flashing us a glimpse of its beauty. Just a thought I had when taking this picture. Looking at it again makes me smile as I remember that it is the simple things in life…

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Stop and Smell the Roses

Life can get chaotic if you do not stop to smell the roses. In other words, if you do not take the time to relax and breathe in the fresh air around you, life can seem overwhelming. In the busyness of our day to day actions, as some of us scurry about, we may not realize…

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Unconditional Love

Unconditional love is the most pure form of love. It is when you love another no matter the circumstance—no matter their flaws—with no expectation in return. In this unconditional love, you want the best for the other always and forever. Much to my surprise, I learned what unconditional love was from observing the way dogs…

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Traveling

Though I love my homestead—the comfortable and familiar place that I rest my head—I absolutely love to travel. Traveling expands the mind and brings mankind closer together. I notice when I travel throughout the world that my knowledge increases as I learn from the different cultures, practices, and beliefs that are spread amongst the land. It…

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Be In Love With Life

There are blessings and miracles all around us that never exhaust themselves, for they are infinite. I try to look for them even in times of trouble, correction, especially in times of trouble, and always they are waiting to be found. Each day I discover many more wonderful things that push me forward on this great…

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Love Life

To love life is to express gratitude; for if one occupies one’s life in miserable complaint, all that can grow is magnitudes of hate. However, if one were to nurture their life with gratitude, all that can grow is love. Love your life! ❤

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Family

There is something very special about the bond between family that keeps us tied together. I try to extend that rope beyond our immediate family unit because I believe that this world of people, well, I believe, we are one big family. No matter the difficulties we face, we should keep one another wrapped in the…

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Life After Death

When my brother passed away young, suddenly, and unexpected, it was difficult to cope. There were days I could not bare to think of him, even though I truly believed I would see him again, for I always had firm faith in the concept of life after death. My mindset changed, however, when my son…

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The Melody of Maia

I know an angel with eyes of the changing seas; Heart bigger than mind can conceive; Love beyond belief. I admire this angel as sand fills up time’s glass, And the days of life fly by oh so fast. I witness this angel growing into her enormous wings. Oh! and when she takes flight, Oh!…

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The Reddest of Pills

  I popped my cushioned bubble to look beyond, And what I found was astonishing. My eyes burn from what they see, My heart bleeds; And this task in front of me, It is not easy; And this mountain I have begun to climb; It is very steep; And these eyes that see; They also…

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Cursed

I am cursed like the vampires of the night; Cursed with this thing called eternal life; But blood I do not suck through these teeth, And love is still the nourishment I need, And truth is the language I seek, And empathy has replaced my greed; For all that I long for is eternal peace.

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Organic Apples

They say eating an apple a day will keep the doctor away. I have found in recent years, after suffering with different health issues, that this simple saying is true… with a little part missing: Organic. Though we would think any simple apple would serve the bodies immune system in a positive way, with the chemicals and…

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Vintage

In my heart lies a love of vintage pieces and articles of the past. I find history to be an intriguing part of life, as I venture back into the cultures and experiences of people who have lived long before my time. It always awes my mind to read a novel from the 1800’s America,…

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The Gift that Keeps on Giving

One of my favorite gifts I ever received was this gem of a beauty, prayer necklace. The gift was hand given to me as a wedding present by a lovely Pakistani woman who brought the unique piece of jewelry back with her from a trip to her homeland. The necklace reads in Urdu, and though I cannot read…

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From My Heart to Your Heart

I truly, with all my heart, feel as though I love each and every soul ever created. Though, at times, when my love is tested, I can find it hard to express patience and forbearance with my fellow man. It is in these times of pressure, when love is being tried, that the colors of one’s…

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Today I Have a Dream

JANUARY 19, 2015 It was eighty-six years ago that an honorable african-american boy was born to the world during a devastating time for black men and women in america. At the time, his mother probably had little knowledge of the type of hero that would become of her then young son. With Black History Month…

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Two Lessons

  The other day I overheard someone ask another what the two most important lessons they had learned in their life were, and though I appreciated their answers, I thought about mine, and found mine to be different. In my twenty-three years of life I have found these two lessons crucial to my growing: One: Anything…

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Naturally Born

I think listening and hearing out your fellow man when it comes to personal advice is important, however, in the end, listening to your inner-self should often take preference over the rules or advice of another. Especially, and always, when it comes to acting justly. After all, it is the natural instinct of man, if listened…

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EGO = 1/Knowledge

I have begun to realize in my recent years that the letting go of the ego may in fact be the greatest challenge of one’s lifetime. It is a challenge that I find myself facing on a moment to moment basis, falling ill at times to its masterful trickery as I tragically defend my lowly rights…

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Humility

I do believe that in the separation of mankind lies its greatest weakness; for if all of man were to stand as one, we would find a peaceful unity greater and more powerful than all of the militaries of the world combined. It is pitiful to see how we break off into cliques, sects, and…

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