Flax Seed? I Put That Sh*t On Everything!

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Have you guys ever seen the Franks RedHot sauce commercial? There a little ol’ lady who apparently loves Franks Redhot sauce so much, she “…put that sh*t on everything!” Well, if there is ever a commercial for flaxseed, you will see my face, holding a bag of flaxseed, saying “I put that sh*t on everything!”

Flax seed has so many benefits, it is kind of unbelievable. Lupus treatment is so expensive, and adding to flax seed to my food is a small, but crucial necessity to my health. One thing that the doctors always tell you, is to eat right and exercise. But where do you start? There are so many diets, websites, new age treatments; it can be overwhelming! Well, look no further. Adding 1-2 tablespoons flax seed to your meals at least once a day will help you in multiple ways:

  1. Great Fiber, Low Carbs – Flax is high in fiber which supports colon detoxification, reduce sugar cravings, and fat loss. It also increases nutrient absorption.
  2. Healthy Hair and Skin – Flax is known for improving symptoms caused by eczema, acne, and rosacea. Flax seed oil is also used to internally hydrate your skin and hair.
  3. Weight Loss – Flax seed is full of healthy fats and fiber, such as, Omega-3, protein, vitamin B-1, etc. that helps you feel more satisfied for a longer period of time, which will allow you to eat fewer calories, and will lead to weight loss.
  4. Digestive Health – Flax is known for helping with constipation and other digestive issues. It is known to help people who suffer from Crohn’s disease and other digestive ailments.

There are so many foods that you can add flax seed to. Below are a list of foods that you can start out with:

  • Yogurt
  • Salad
  • Smoothies
  • Soup
  • Sandwiches
  • Applesauce
  • Ice Cream

Good Luck in your journey to a healthy you! Comment below on other ways you like to stay healthy or your experiences with flax seed.

“I believe that the greatest gift you can give your family and the world is a healthy you.”    -Joyce Meyer

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Transferable Energy

Everyone has an energy field that surrounds them all of the time. You. Me. Everyone. Some people have positive energy, and some people have negative energy. There are many things that can determine whether what kind of energy a person has. red_energy_gym

Up until recently, I’ve never put that much thought into what kind of energy I had. I used to think of myself as someone who always had great energy. And typically, I did, but I never took into account of the people I was hanging out with, the kind of music I was listening to, and even the things that I ate, ALL effected my energy. I would find myself being in terrible moods. Then I thought, everyone in a bad a mood sometimes. But then it started to take over my life. My bad moods began to affect my relationships with my family and friends.

During this time, I was in a very toxic relationship. He was always angry, always in a bad mood. He thought the world was against him. He was incapable of seeing past his own hurt and rage. Every time we spoke on the phone or hung around each other, my chest would always get so heavy and worry would cloud my mind and my judgement. Thus, affecting my other relationships.

After our relationship was over, it was like a huge weight was lifted from my shoulders. Even though my heartbroken, I was relieved. I noticed immediately that my mood and that negative energy that clung onto to me, was no longer there. The clouds opened up, and the sun began to shine again. Shortly after, I began researching transferable energy.

The thing about negative energy is that it follows you. Negative energy is like the clingy boyfriend that’s not getting the hint that you’re not interested anymore. And, negative energy loves negative energy. Negative energy can consume you, drain you from all of the things you find beautiful in life; watching your kids play, watching the sun rise, loving your family to the fullest.

After my health began to decline, my energy definitely turned dark. I was stuck in my bed with a puke bucket. I couldn’t do anything for myself without help from my husband. Honestly, I felt like a child. And being the independent woman that I’ve been my entire life, I allowed thoughts of self loathing and disappointment to clutter my mind because I had to depend on my husband to wipe my ass. The depression fed my negative energy and vice versa. So when I had moments to spend with my kids, I felt so sorry for myself, I couldn’t enjoy it. And my negative energy was so strong that it began to make them feel bad. I realized what I was doing when one day, everyone woke up on a bad mood. That is when I saw that everyone was picking up on my moods. Needless to say, I felt like crap. I only want my family to be happy and it crushed me to see that I was doing this to them.

This is what has inspired Harotian Essentials. I dove into finding out as much as a I can about what I can do to turn my negative energy into positive energy.

Here are a few tips that I have learned along the way:

  • Don’t focus on the problem. Focus on the solution. – Most of us are worry bugs. And it be honest, it’s easier to worry about a problem versus climbing the mountain to solve it. But worrying does nothing but bring stress and anxiety. Focus on a plan to solve your problem. It’ll make you feel better, plus, you’ll feel productive in the process. positive-energy-flow-sage-goddess-facebook-blog-optimal
  • Keep it light – negative people love to have conversations about serious topics. Although discussing serious topics is a must in today’s society, try to throw a joke or a funny story into the mix.
  • Remove negative people or objects – If you are able, remove negative people and/or objects from your life. If you have a piece of jewelry that reminds you of a bad breakup, or a blanket that reminds you of a bad time in your life, get rid of it. Replace it with something that makes you feel great. If you are unable to remove negative people, set limitations to your relationship. If thehow-to-live-life-to-the-fullest-2y begin to talk about something negative, immediately change the subject. Either they’ll change the subject with you, or they’ll stop talking to you about it. Either way, you win.
  • Do what makes you happy! – You and you alone are the only person that can chose how you feel. Take care of yourself and your energy. Because just like negative energy, positive energy is clingy and very contagious. The more people with positive energy, the better our world will be.

As always…Peace, Love, and Happiness from my home to yours!

A joyful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones. -Proverbs 17:22

Meditation is Key!

Namaste Family!

Lets discuss meditation and how well it is coupled with aromatherapy. Aromatherapy is defined as the art and science of using naturally extracted aromatic essences from plants to balance, harmonize and promote the health of spirit, body, and mind. Meditation is defined as, one who spends time in quiet thought for religious or relaxation purposes.

There are so many great benefits to meditation, such as:

  • Reduces stress
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  • Improves concentration
  • Increases self-awareness
  • Encourages a healthier lifestyle
  • Slows down the aging process
  • Benefits cardiovascular and immune health
  • Lower blood pressure and heart rate
  • Less Anxiety
  • Improve blood circulation

There are so many ways to Meditate, but we’re only going to concentrate on the easiet way. Then, when you become more comfortable, I will introduce other techniques.

This meditation exercise is an excellent introduction to meditation techniques.

  1. Sit or lie comfortably in a quiet space.
  2. Light your Harotian Essential Candle
  3. Close your eyes.
  4. Make no effort to control the breath; simply breathe naturally.
  5. Focus your attention on the breath and on how the body moves with each inhalation and exhalation. Notice the movement of your body as you breathe. Observe your shoulders, chest, and belly. Simply focus your attention on your breath without controlling its pace or intensity. If your mind wanders, return your focus back to your breath.

Maintain this meditation practice for two to three minutes to start, and then try it for longer periods.

If you find that your mind wanders a lot during your session, remember, this is new for you. They say it takes 21 days to learn a habit. Well, it’s the same thing. The more you meditate, the more you will be able to “shut down your brain”.

Anyone can meditate. You do not have to be an expert. Meditation is all about calming the mind and spirit. Over time, you will find yourself more relaxed in stressful situation. You may also find that the things that used to bother you before, no longer bother you.

If you have any suggestions or would like to share your experience with meditation, drop a comment below and lets talk!

Happy Meditating!