The life of inner peace, being harmonious and without stress, is the easiest type of existence.

Continuing the SERIES ON BELIEVING


Hello Followers,


Its hump day, half way through the week. Dan and I have been practicing inner peace and have been sharing with you through blogging.



The Dalai Lama says it best, when we have inner peace; we can be at peace with those around us.


When our community is in a state of peace, it can share that peace with neighboring communities.

Inner peace means; being able to stop worrying, living a stress-free life, a calm and poised mind, not taking things too personally and not getting agitated in the various situations of daily life.



“Spending quiet time alone gives your mind an opportunity to renew itself and create order.”–Susan Taylor


Guided Mindfulness Meditation - Trust the Timing of Your Life - Positive Meditation *10 Minutes


This is a healing positive meditation for positive energy. I hope you enjoy this 10 Minute Guided Meditation - Trusting the Timing of Your Life - A boost of positive energy.



Choose your dreams wisely


It is so important to choose your own lifestyle and not let others choose it for you. By Susan Polis Schutz


Decisions are incredibly important things! Good decisions will come back to bless you. Bad decisions can come back to haunt you.


That’s why its so important that you take the time to choose wisely.


Choose to do the things that will reflect well on your ability, your integrity, your spirit, your health, your tomorrows, your smiles, your dreams and yourself.


There is someone who will thank you for doing the things you do now with foresight and wisdom and respect.


It’s the person you will someday be.


You have a chance to make that person so thankful and so proud. All you have to do is remember these nine words; each time you come to a crossroads choose wisely. By Douglas Pagels


DAILY QIGONG ROUTINE

A Qigong energy routine inspired by Donna Eden's Daily Energy exercises designed to wake up your body’s energies and get them moving in the right direction. This routine combines some of the best Eden Energy Medicine practices with basic Qigong purging warm ups and Qigong Flow.


Marisa traveled to a faraway land with luscious lotus ponds and tree nymphs to transport you to the Pure land while you move your Qi!



AND BREATHE


Filling your days and nights with social plans and work projects is a very simple but effective distraction. By stuffing yourself full, you don’t have time to stop, feel and breathe.


But it’s important you do take time to pause and tune into your physical and mental needs.


It might be daunting at first, but self-care is the most important part of happiness. Block out some time in your diary to be by yourself. Listen to what your mind and body is telling you. It could be the need for sleep, healthy food or exercise. Just a day to yourself might be all that’s required for you to be at your best again.


POWERFUL ENERGY

The most powerful energy on our planet is love, #powerful#energy#planet#love#inspiration#motivational

There are some places in life where you can only go alone. Embrace the beauty of your solo journey. By Mandy Hale



Yesterday here in Virginia, the weather was 74 degrees, nice day for a walk outside and stopping to see the spring flowers. Since Dan parked the car in a mall parking lot to wash and clean the tires, we decided to just walk around there. If you have the opportunity to go outside for a walk around, look up to the sky and feel the beauty that surrounds you. If not, you can always “Walk at Home”.


Heart Healthy - 1 Mile Walk | Walk at Home



To wrap up Heart Month, here is a brand-new Heart Healthy Walk! This is a 1 mile walk with a brand-new cast! Aerobic exercise is one of the TOP PROTECTORS of the heart. Our friends at the American Heart Association reminds us that by adding walking into our routine we strengthen our heart and reduce our risk of heart disease. Happy Walking!



Are you ready for another recipe with everyday ingredients into foods and remedies that heal! Another recipe that uses pepper.



PEPPERY BORSCHT


Borscht is a traditional beet soup from Eastern Europe. This is a perfect fall and winter soup as its dense, warming and filled with winter vegetables. Dan and I like soup any time of the year. The pepper gives the hearty soup an earthy, spicy taste.


Ingredients:

2 tablespoons butter

1 ½ cups chopped onions

1 pound ground beef – grass fed

4 garlic cloves, minced

1 teaspoon caraway seeds

2 teaspoons salt or to taste

2 tablespoons freshly grounded black pepper

2 bay leaves

1 celery stalk, chopped

1 large carrot, sliced

3 cups coarsely chopped purple cabbage

2 cups cubed beets

1 ½ cups cubed potatoes

1 cup chopped fresh shitake mushrooms

6 cups chicken or vegetable stock

1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar

1 cup chopped greens, including stems if desired

1 tablespoon of honey

1 cup tomato puree

Green onions for garnish

Sour cream optical



Instructions:

1. Heat the butter in a large pot over a medium heat.

2. Add the onions and sauté until they are translucent.

3. Then add the ground beef to the pan and cook until browned.

4. Add the garlic, caraway seeds, salt, pepper and bay leaves – sauté for one minute.

5. Then add the celery, carrot, cabbage, beets, potatoes, mushrooms and stock.

6. Bring the mixer to a boil, then lower the heat and simmer until all the vegetables are tender. (around 30 minutes)

7. Stir the balsamic vinegar, beet greens, honey and tomato puree.

8. Cover and continue to simmer for 5 more minutes.

9. Remove the bay leaves before serving.

10. Garnish with the green onions and serve with a dollop of sour cream.


Before I end, on the front of the website that is connected to this blog https://www.thejourneytogoodhealth.com , I have a company named Vital Choice. This is a wild organic fish company that Dan and I get our salmon and other wild fish. The reason why I’m mentioning this is, last night Dan was craving fish and chips. So, we went to our local food co-op and purchased gluten free bread crumps and potatoes. Look what I created – yummy.



Until Thursday, remember meditation gives you an opportunity to come to know your invisible self. It allows you to empty yourself of the endless hyperactivity of your mind, and to attain calmness. It teaches you to be peaceful, to remove stress, to receive answers where confusion previously reigned.




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