Guided Meditation: Summer Meadow

These are the ultimate precious gifts of meditation, yet people are initially drawn to meditation for many different reasons. Some begin meditating because of a doctor’s recommendation, seeking the health benefits of lowered blood pressure, stress reduction, and restful sleep. Others come to meditation seeking relief from the fearful, angry, or painful thoughts that constantly flood their mind. Still others come to meditation to find greater self-understanding, to increase their intuitive powers, or to improve their ability to concentrate.

It is accurate to say that the purpose of meditation depends on the meditator – but it is also true that anyone who meditates regularly receives profound benefits on all of these levels – physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual.

Summer Meadow

Smoothie Time: Orange Protein Punch

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Smoothies are an incredible source of energy, well balanced nutrition. The key is to invest in a really good blender (and don’t whine about the price, you’re worth it). That’s a weapon that, if you use diligently, your body will thank you over and over for it!

Do these steps in order (It does matter!)

1. Blend your non-frozen ingredients first.
2. Add any frozen ingredients.
3. Add the ice last so you can adjust your level of frozen goodness!
4. Finally, you can adjust the level of extract/syrup if you have too little sweetness for your liking.
5. Enjoy!

Orange Protein Punch

Serves 2

8oz Tropicana 50 OJ
2 Scoops About Time Protein Powder
2 1/2 tbsp Nuts N’ More Peanut Butter (or any natural peanut butter)
2 tbsp Torani Raspberry Syrup
1 tsp Orange Extract
1 Cup Frozen Mango Chunks
7 Coconut Water Icecubes (plain is fine, but coconut adds nice flavor, or you can use 1 tsp Coconut extract and 7 icecubes)
Blend and enjoy!

NUTRITIONAL CONTENT:

Per Serving:

Calories:  306
Fat:  7.5g
Sat Fat:  .4g
Carb:  27.8g
Protein:  33.6g

Now go out there and grab that day!

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VISILIY!  Simply the finest Chillout Ambient/Relaxation anywhere!  You’ll thank me later.

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Alcohol and men’s mental health — In Silence We Suffer

Some interesting stuff on recovery from this young blogger.

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