Thursday, 30 September 2010

We need more Peter Tachells in this World, yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay!

One of the very few living folk that one has admired from afar for mamy years has finally been acknowledged and honored recently in the form of a blue plaque(Normally bestowed to people that have passed away first)outside his London home. Peter has fought and campaigned tirelessly for human rights and justice for decades and this simple gesture given by the people makes me incredibly-proud of him and others that selflessly give their time to promote peace and harmony throughout the world. We need more Peter Tatchells in the world! I'm very happy for him and a great day for unity and justice. Other folks I greatly admire include the Liberty campaigner and founder. Joanna Lumley for putting her TV actress fame to good use to highlight the Gurka's campaign for justice in their noble efforts in the world war.

Tuesday, 28 September 2010

Eats later!

Raw vegan houmous!

Sprouted chickpeas
For the Tahini Sauce:
2 medium lemons
1 cup tahini(I use soaked organic sesame seeds:)
1 medium red onion
3 cloves garlic
1/2 cup fresh parsley leaves
1/2 cup fresh coriander leaves
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/3 cup cold-pressed olive oil
1 teaspoon sea salt, plus additional (up to 1 teaspoon) to taste

1. Put the sprouted chickpeas in a food processor and blend well. Remove to a large bowl.

2. To make the Tahini Sauce: Put the lemon first, then the remaining ingredients, in a blender and blend well.

3. Pour the Tahini Sauce into the bowl with the chickpeas and mix well. Taste and adjust the seasonings. VoilĂ !

Ideally, served with some ubber fresh leafy greens:)

Eats so far!

Appreciated a rather yummy-tummy feast of jumbo oats, chia seeds, raw cacao pwd, Himalayan pink salt and sugars!

Friday, 24 September 2010

Spiritual Diary: Saturday, 25th September 2010

September 25th Perfection

Through the use of the Kriya key, persons who cannot bring themselves to believe in the divinity of any man will behold at last the full divinity of their own selves.
—Sri Sri Paramahansa Yogananda, “Autobiography of a Yogi”

Thursday, 23 September 2010

Spritual Diary: Friday, 24th September 2010

September 24th Perfection

If others fool away their time, you be lost in God. You will go ahead. Let your example change others’ lives. Reform yourself and you will reform thousands.
—Sri Sri Paramahansa Yogananda, in “Rajarsi Janakananda: Great Western Yogi”

Wednesday, 22 September 2010


9 frozen greengages from the freezer(tastes like a healthy sorbet but better:)!

MH done

September 23rd Perfection

Don’t waste time in seeking little things. Naturally it is easier to get other gifts from God than the supreme gift of Himself. But don’t be satisfied with anything less than the highest.
— Sri Sri Paramahansa Yogananda, “How You Can Talk With God”

Full Moon Tonight!

An interesting and auspicious time to reflect and to meditate, perhaps?!!!

'God grant me the courage to change the things I can change, serenity for the things I can't and wisdom to know the difference...'

Monday, 20 September 2010

Tuesday, 21st September 2010 Spritual Diary!

September 21st Right Activity

We will be seen on this stage of life again and again, until we become such good actors that we can play our parts perfectly, according to the Divine Will. Then the Stage Manager will say: “You need ‘go no more out.’ (Rev. 3:12). You have done My Will. You have played your part, and acted well. You did not lose courage. Now you have come back to Me, to be a pillar of immortality in the temple of My Eternal Existence.”
—Sri Sri Paramahansa Yogananda, “Man’s Eternal Quest”

Friday, 17 September 2010

Saturday, 18th September 2010

September 18th Right Activity

If we are at peace within our beings, we can harmoniously carry on our duties even in the business sphere. We can accomplish admirable things in the world without necessarily clashing with others. After our day’s work is over we can retire within to be with God again. Eventually, even in the business world, we can perform all our duties with the full consciousness of God’s presence. If we are calm and peaceful, come what may — success or seeming failure — we remain even-minded, feeling the certainty that His will is being done.
—Sri Sri Rajarsi Janakananda, “Rajarsi Janakananda: Great Western Yogi”

Thursday, 16 September 2010

Friday, 17th September 2010

September 17th Right Activity

You came to earth to accomplish a divine mission [to be reunited with God]. Realize how tremendously important that is! Do not allow the narrow ego to obstruct your attainment of an infinite goal.
—Sri Sri Paramahansa Yogananda, “Sayings of Paramahansa Yogananda”

Raw Chocolate Bliss!

Enjoyed and appreciated a substantial bowl of raw(soaked over night:)oat groats, prunes, cardamon, raw cacao powder and almond milk. Packed-full of antioxidants and brain-inducing neurotransmitters(as well as Mg for a healthy nervous system and skin-boosting sulphur:)that really boost your mood and well being. I've observed prior to commencing asanas raw cacao gives yoginis a flexible edge that can only enhance our daily practice to a deeper level. What more could you ask for? For a good online deal go to Cacao pwd from £9.97 for 500g:0). If you think the cooked and processed dark raw chocolate is good you just wait to you try this! your healthy palate is in for a healthy treat! It's so versatile too. Great in your power smoothies to the morning to the most decadent celebration cake / treat / dessert.

Raw cacao, also known as raw chocolate or cocoa, is an increasingly popular healthy alternative to regular chocolate. It is an appetite suppressant so it can help in losing weight. It makes you feel good too since it’s a natural anti-depressant. Raw chocolate is also great in raw puddings and makes a satisfying snack.

It's down to the perfection of extraction of this most antioxidant-rich, most PURE and ridiculously great-tasting 100% Raw Cacao Powder...

This super delicious Cacao Powder, produced to ecological standards (totally free from agro chemicals) is created by freshly cold-pressing Cacao Beans into a cake which then separates the oil from the protein and fibre. The temperature is never allowed to exceed 120 degrees Fahrenheit and is usually 104 degrees F (all other cocoa powders are exposed to temperatures as high as 300 degrees Fahrenheit!), with a high-accuracy thermometer monitoring the process. Slowly, the pure, liquid cacao butter begins to sift off down a stainless steel valve and the remaining dry 'cake-like' material is then cold-ground, fine-milled and sifted so that only the finest, most bio-available raw cacao particles filter through into the finished product. This allows for maximum digestion and antioxidant absorption!

ORAC and more…

Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity is a rating scale the USDA (United States Department of Agriculture) has developed: a high-tech way of measuring the ability of antioxidants to absorb cell damaging, wrinkle causing, tissue destructive free radicals.

It has been revealed that 25,200 ORAC units of Antioxidant power can be found in a single spoonful of Raw Chocolate Powder! This is approximately 955 ORAC units per gram.

This is much higher than most foods. In fact, it has been claimed that Raw Chocolate Powder has about 723% more (or about 7 times more) antioxidants gram-per-gram than typical dark chocolate, which is supposedly the bench mark for ‘healthy’ chocolate in ‘cooked’ terms, and isn’t even nutritionally usable and beneficial in the long term to humans. While everyone else is singing the praise of dark chocolate - Raw Chocolate is way beyond that.

In Raw Chocolate Powder, much of the oil is removed, while nearly all of the active nutrients remain. For example...

The amino acid Tryptophan is found naturally in cacao, which enhances relaxation and promotes better sleep.

Researchers have discovered that phenylethylamine (PEA) has a positive effect in enhancing feelings of love and Chocolate has been proven to be an excellent source of PEA.

Raw Chocolate is the richest food source of magnesium of any common food. Magnesium is the number one mineral that assists and supports healthy heart functioning.

Raw Chocolate Powder has a high level of Arginine, the aphrodisiac-like amino acid believed by body builders to build muscle and aid in recovery.


Add cacao powder to all your favourite smoothies, desserts, protein drinks, nut milks or anything else you can think of. Just one or two spoonfuls can transform any recipe into a healthy chocolate treat. It even goes great on top of fresh fruit!

Have you noticed the transformation of the lovely Kelly Osborne recently? I think she has blossomed into a very beautiful young woman(go Kelly:)! She now has the tiniest of waists!

Tuesday, 14 September 2010


Eating strawberries every day could
lower the risk of heart disease and stroke.

In a new study, people who ate
strawberries for two months had
reduced markers for atherosclerosis,
or furring up of the arteries.

The research was carried out on
people with metabolic syndrome, a
collection of symptoms including
obesity and high cholesterol levels,
which are both associated with a
raised risk of heart disease.

In the University of Oklahoma study,
patients had four cups of a drink made
from 50g of freeze-dried strawberries
and water, or three cups of fresh strawberries.

Cholesterol levels in those
who’d had the strawberries dropped
by 10 per cent; meanwhile, their levels
of a compound called vascular cell
adhesion molecule-1, associated with
a higher risk of atherosclerosis, was
also reduced by nearly 20 per cent.

It is thought the benefits are down
to ellagic acid, an antioxidant in

Source: UK daily!

Sunday, 12 September 2010

Thrift Chic!

Invest in one or two key items per season that will update your wardrobe.

Top tip: Opt for a new jacket to give an old outfit a 2010 vibe.

Designer Bianca Spender: Only buy things you truly love – the items that make your heart flutter.

Top tip: Beautifully draped dresses are key item for your summer wardrobe

Harper’s BAZAAR’s Claudia Navone: Sometimes spending more is spending less. Invest in pieces that you will wear for years.

Top investment: Opt for a really classic handbag that will finish off your outfit.

Shop Til You Drop’s Justine Cullen: Shop smart. Focus on one piece you really love rather than 5 pieces you only like.

Top tip: A high quality, soft leather jacket will see you through from winter to summer.

Harper’s BAZAAR’s Edwina McCann: Less is more. Spend money upfront on pieces that will last and that you will treasure.

Top tip: Save for the new 1950’s style shoe. Timeless, classic and will last forever.

Australian Women’s Weekly’s Debra Thomas: Know the value of taking the time to think about what you want to invest in.

Top tip: Think about an item in terms of cost per wear before you buy.

Friday, 10 September 2010

September 11th Effort

September 11th Effort

All the experiences I have told you about are scientifically attainable. If you follow the spiritual laws, the result is certain. If the result doesn’t come, find fault with your effort. Intensity in all your religious practices is the only way. Those who don’t meditate regularly and deeply are restless whenever they do meditate, and give up after a short effort. But if you make a greater effort day by day, the ability to go deep will come. I don’t have to make any effort now; the whole world is gone instantly when I close my eyes and gaze into the Kutastha Center [the spiritual eye, in the forehead between the eyebrows].
—Sri Sri Paramahansa Yogananda, “Man’s Eternal Quest”

September 10th Effort

September 10th Effort

You should make a greater effort. Forget the past and trust more in God. Our fate is not predestined by Him; nor is karma the sole factor, though our lives are influenced by our past thoughts and past activities. If you are not happy with the way life is turning out, change the pattern. I don’t like to hear people sigh and ascribe present failure to past-life errors; to do so is spiritual laziness. Get busy and weed the garden of your life.

'Each minute of life should be a Divine quest'

—Sri Sri Paramahansa Yogananda, “Sayings of Paramahansa Yogananda”

Monday, 6 September 2010

Gotta admit she's looking-good on it(Inspirational Mamma:)!

Dr Enid Taylor, 54, is a naturopath and lives in Hitchin, Hertfordshire, with second husband Glen, 56, a colon hydrotherapist. enid has three children, aged 27, 33, and 35, from her first marriage.

Height - 5ft 6in

Dress - 10 to 12
Weight - 9st 9lb
People constantly mistake me for being about ten years younger because I've got a good figure.
I put it down to a raw food diet and colonic irrigation every three week - where the bowel is flushed out to cleanse the system - at a cost of £75 per treatment. I don't have a gym membership and I don't do any exercise, although we have a treadmill at home and I spend a lot of time gardening.
After having my third child I went up to a size 16, in spite of the fact I'd alway
been fairly healthy, eating muesli for breakfast and cooking meals - such as shepherd's pie and beef bourguignon - from scratch.
But in 1997, I changed my diet, cutting out wheat and dairy initially. I slimmed right down and felt 15 years younger immediately.
That was until I hit the menopause in my late 40s and gained about 20lb that I just couldn't shift. I tried a slimming club for six months, but I didn't like it. Then I discovered the raw food diet and the weight fell off. Eating a raw diet gives me a feeling of both energy and calmness. I follow it for about eight months of the year.
During winter, I tend to succumb to things like roasted vegetables, and if we go to someone's house for dinner, I always eat what they've made because a day off doesn't do any harm.
Ordinarily I start my day drinking what I call 'Shrek' juice because it's bright green like the ogre. It's made of spinach or kale, with cucumber, celery, lemon, lime and apple. Lunch is crackers with avocado or hummus, and dinner is a salad with a delicious olive-oil dressing.
Colonic irrigation costs around £75 a time, cleans out my system and has cured me of constipation. It keeps my stomach flat and gives me a bounce in my step. It's not enough to look good for my age - I want to feel good, too.
Raw food might sound extreme and my family think I'm a crank, but it makes perfect sense to me to live off the land rather than destroy the valuable vitamins and enzymes in food through cooking.

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