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Fly My Child

Fly My Child The strength we think is outside of us is not. For within lies the most beautiful “secret garden” of all possibilities.  It can be our choice to live from that place of co-creating our lives or we can allow the outside world to dictate what we get.  For it is my belief that the world is always conspiring to do us well; it’s our thoughts that can run wild and tell us different. Inside lies the field of all possibilities, like a blossoming flower has the ability to spread its pedals wide and explode with the most fragrant of smells;...

{Tasty Tuesday} Coffee Toddy

Healthy Lifestyle Tasty Tuesday Hey, this is Sharla Patrick, and welcome to Tasty Tuesdays at Healthy Lifestyle and Spirit; we're back again. And for those of you who have been studying about alkalinity and diseases in the body, there's a very good correlation between acidic body being a host for any diseases, especially cancer. A study showed that 78% of all diseases thrive in an acidic environment. And so, the most alkalinity that we can create within the body hopefully we can prevent and ward off and maybe even reverse some illnesses. And so I'm personally not a coffee drinker, but I've got some friends that are coffee drinkers,...

{Wellness Wednesday} Tongue Scraper

Healthy Lifestyle Wellness Wednesday Hey this is Sharla Patrick at Healthy Lifestyle and Spirit. Today is another wellness Wednesday and you're in my bathroom. Don't freak out, but you're in my bathroom. Today I'm going to show you how to use the tongue scraper. So we had so many people that were intrigued when I said I cleaned my tongue scraper that they wanted to know how, exactly, it's used. It's a very simple piece of metal like this, and there's other kinds too. There's plastic ones that look like a spoon that you can drag. One of the reasons that I like this one is because it can...

{Wellness Wednesday} Clean Your Brushes

Healthy Lifestyle Wellness Wednesday Hey, everybody. It's Sharla Patrick and it's Wellness Wednesday here at Healthy Lifestyle and Spirit. I just wanted to share one little quick tip with you that you can use to keep your family healthy. About once every other week, or once a week even, it's really good to clean something that you're probably not cleaning on a daily basis . . . probably not on a monthly basis . . . and maybe not even on a yearly basis. It's pretty gross, if you look down at it. My one tip for this week is to clean, not just your toothbrushes, because clearly,...

{Tasty Tuesday} Peanut Butter Blast

Healthy Lifestyle Tasty Tuesday Hey everybody, it's Sharla Patrick at Healthy Lifestyle and Spirit, and today is tasty Tuesday, and we explore foods and smoothies and juices that are all great for the body, and sometimes [splurgy] ones too. But today is kind of a cross between a really healthy smoothie and something that tastes like you are splurging. And I can't tell you that I got this recipe on my own because I didn't, but this is from the Healthy Sprout in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina. Mickey and Caroline Brennan are some of my great friends, and they have one of the only true Vegan delis in...

{Wellness Wednesday} Splurge a Little

Healthy Lifestyle Wellness Wednesday Hey, it's Sharla Patrick at Healthy Lifestyle and Spirit, welcome to Wellness Wednesday. On Wellness Wednesday we talk about anything that has to do with wellness, whether it's spiritual, health, any of that good stuff. So today I wanted to share with you one of my goals in life, and you probably know this if you've been following me for a while, and it is to live past 100, and not to be bed ridden, but to live a vibrant life. So similar to the blue zones, I try to incorporate many of those different teachings into my life, so that I do have...

Confession: I took a shot.

Everything in Moderation "We are all dying anyways"...Wayne Dyer I begin with that quote not to be morbid but to express that as much as I'm rigid in my health choices, that there is no need to be miserable and so tight that you don't enjoy life, because honestly we are all going to die anyways. With that said, it's my desire to live way beyond a hundred and live life to the fullest.  I envision myself climbing mountains, jumping out of planes, and just being a crazy old woman who is super active.  This is one of the reasons why I treat...

In Joy Kitchen: Vegan Cinnabuns

Yeast Mixture 4 tsp Active Dry Yeast (a little less than 2 packets) 1 tsp Sugar 1 Cup Water, 110º F Dough 1 Cup Soymilk 2/3 Cup Sugar 2/3 Cup Earth Balance Margarine 2 tsp Salt 2 Ener-g Egg Replacer Eggs, prepared, optional Yeast Mixture, from above 6 Cups All Purpose Flour, more for kneading Dough Filling 1/2 Cup Earth Balance Margarine, melted 1 1/2 Cups Sugar 3 Tbs Cinnamon Pan Sauce 1/2 Cup Earth Balance Margarine, melted 1/3 Cup Sugar Cream Cheese Frosting  1/4 Cup Earth Balance 1/3 Cup Tofutti Better Than Cream Cheese 1 tsp Vanilla Extract 1 Cup Powdered Sugar Directions Combine yeast mixture and set aside to proof. Preheat the oven to 350º F, remembering to remove the rising buns if they...

Unconventional Flu Prevention Tips

Flu Vaccines May Not Be Working Most of Americans are inundated by local media, pharmacies, doctors and schools to get the flu vaccine each year.  While I'm not a medical professional and neither is my 9 year old daughter, she made a profound and strikingly true statement to me last week. She explained to me that she noticed that all the teachers at school where getting flu shots and yet they still were getting sick. I couldn't help but chuckle and applaud her for noticing such an insight that seems obvious to many people in the health profession. And no, I'm not laughing because...

Merry YOGA Christmas

Black & White For most around the world, the way to celebrate any holiday is in a certain way.  It's black and white. During the holidays I'm again reminded of how really diverse every human being is.  How the influence of our family and friends create a vision for how life "should" be. It's easy to judge others for celebrating in a different way than us.  I know I've done this before. It's even easy to judge ourselves for celebrating in a different way than the rest of the world. It's also easy to get caught up in the I, Me, Mine, kinda attitude during...

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