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Fruit Infused Coconut Water DIY Recipe ( Agua Fresca)

Hydration provides many benefits to our heath, appearance and focus. For some, the actual “non flavor” of plain water is what may get in the way of hydrating. Why not make hydration easy or fun. Today, I am sharing a simple recipe to make delicious fruit infused coconut water. This recipe works nicely for children and adults alike. You will Need: Blender Hand Held Mesh Strainer Fruit of your Choice (fruit that will yield high juice content, ex. berries, melon, citrus fruits) Recipe: 2 C. Coconut Water 3/4 C – 1 C Fruit Directions: Pour coconut water and fruit into a blender. Mix until the fruit is completely cohesive with the coconut water. Next, pour your fruit blended coconut water through a hand held mesh strainer to separate the pulp (store the pulp in the freezer for future smoothies). Store your fruit infused coconut water in the refrigerator to set one hour to increase the flavor content. You can double, triple and quadruple the recipe. You can also dilute the recipe if you prefer less fruit. …

The Secret of Affirmations, Mantras, Goal Setting- Small Tip for Big Results

Change starts with a vision. And a vision usually begins after looking and identifying  areas of opportunity or improvement. A part of approaching opportunities or areas of improvement, may involve use of affirmations or mantras to develop or promote a change worthy mindset. As fun as affirmations and mantras are to create on the journey to change, there is an often overlooked action that can help speed up the rate of change on the journey. What is an affirmation: a verbal or non verbal statement or thought with a positive focus for life or habit change. Some individuals do quite well to simply practice affirmations and may see results. For myself, as a multi-tasking professional, I have found that stand alone affirmations often fall off of my radar within a couple of hours. I have tried affirmations independently for areas of my own life over a few years.  However when I started to pair my affirmations and mantras with a small list of daily actions (in support of the affirmation), my ability to get same day progress became …

Being Vegan Vs. Paleo In My Experience & My Best Diet Conclusion

I have practiced Veganism and the Paleo lifestyle. In my opinion they seem to have a few similarities. I found the beauty in both lifestyles but realized that ultimately one was much better for my body to retain energy and run at optimum capacity. So it may be worth it to share a little bit regrading each lifestyle, or I guess you could say my interpretation of each lifestyle. I did quite a bit of research before trying out either option. And I will be upfront and mention…I did not consult a nutritionist nor physician for additional input. I tried each diet and monitored my body’s performance pattern independently to determine what was working. Let’s talk about living the Paleo lifestyle. I have been practicing the Paleo lifestyle since March 2015.  I started my Paleo journey  a few days after my birthday and my intent was mainly to have more energy and to build a stronger body. I started the Paleo diet where I was strict and adhered to the outline below. A Disclaimer: Paleo Rules: …

September Wellness Favorites 2015

The month of September is almost over and that is perfect timing to share my wellness favorites for the month! I am intrigued by all things wellness and love to research and share any really cool or practical discoveries I find. Generally my favorites list will be shorter but packed with wellness magic! Let the sharing begin! Lavender Treatment Oil: This Lavender treatment oil is actually sold in the Glory Wellness Kits I make a la Crafts and Glory. I love using the the Lavender Treatment Oil because of the aromatherapy benefits and how relaxing it is. I use it on myself, my kids, and my husband uses it too. It is great for a mood refresher whenever I start to feel overwhelmed or want to shift my energy. Biotin Capsules (5,000 mcg): I have been working on growing my hair out. I find that simply taking biotin has been helpful to keep my hair healthy and to regain length. In the coming weeks I plan to share an updated hair growth oil recipe as …

Glory Wellness Kit: A Realistic Wellness Kit For Day to Day Professionals

The day Has arrived! The Glory Wellness Kit for Stress Relief is here! I have been working on this project behind the scenes for several weeks on end, and it is now worthy and ready to meet the public. The mission of Crafts And Glory is to provide practical wellness into your everyday life, and this wellness kit does just that. I love the idea of having complete access to wellness methods and tools 24/7 as everyone deserves to have a few self care tools in the wellness tool box. I come from a background where self care and refreshment only seemed plausible on the weekends. My expectations shifted with practice and application of self care methods that actually work for the day to day professional. I wanted to serve up some practical and fun self care and stress relief options that can be accessed in a work place as well as easily applied after hours and on the go! The Glory Wellness Kit is made for the 3 R’s, Refreshment, Relaxation and Recreation. Whether …

Pumpkin Spice Scones Recipe: Paleo & Vegan Friendly!

Fall will be officially here in just a few more days and that means weekly batches of Pumpkin Spice Scones for my household, at least two trips to the Pumpkin Patch, roasted Pumpkin Seeds, Boots, sweaters, wine colored lipstick and beautiful flurries of leaves sprinkled all over in shades of red, amber, and brown. Over the previous years, I have perfected some of my favorite recipes to be non-dairy friendly. And as of last March, the Paleo lifestyle has removed grains and gluten from my menu as well. This can be difficult as I no longer eat bread unless I bake it from grain free flours. However, I like the Paleo diet because I feel I have more energy. I recommend this Pumpkin Spice Scone recipe to folks who aren’t Paleo or Vegan as well. The Pumpkin Spice Scones taste that good! Recipe: 1 1/2 C Almond Flour 1/2 C Arrowroot Flour 1/2 C Pumpkin Puree 1/2 C Almond Milk 1/2 C Coconut Oil 1/2 C Agave Syrup 2Tsp. Vanilla Extract 1 Tsp. Apple Cider …

Lemon Balm Herb Benefits: Stress, Anxiety, Insomnia Relief & More!

I have been super impressed with Lemon Balm Herb! So much so, that I am making this post to talk about how amazing it is. I have been drinking Lemon Balm Herb Tea in the morning and at bed time and completely feel the calming zentastic benefits. I have even started using more hippy terminology like “relax man” and “breathe in all the blessings”. Lemon Balm Herb is excellent for so many reasons but let me start at the beginning. Lemon Balm Herb is a part of the Mint family or if your into regal terminology, the Mint Kingdom. Lemon Balm Herb was used historically in ancient Greece, and is still used today to alleviate some of the same ailments of ancient times. Lemon Balm Herb (Melissa Officinalis) has been known to perform as a general mood booster, providing a sense of calm and happiness. Happiness seems to be a stretch but considering Lemon Balm Herb is known to also relieve insomnia….I can see some happy points being cashed out. Lemon Balm is also considered a …