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Becoming Grounded

One of the things I have notice is the need for being grounded and connected to the earth. It’s a common saying “staying grounded” or “that person is grounded” or something similar. But what exactly does that mean? It means being level headed and coming from a centered, peaceful, clear place in your head. How can you get there if you are not naturally like that? Glad you asked.

1. Take off your shoes! Walking around barefoot is the fastest and most effective way to ground yourself. By taking off your shoes you allow your feet to feel all the different textures that surround your life. Your feet are just as sensitive as the palms of your hands. Try it and notice how the world around you seems to instantly come alive, giving you a richer experience of your surroundings and life.

2. Take a shower or bath, go swimming or even skinny dipping. Just get into some water. Water is a natural grounding agent and even though you may not be outside, the pipes from the shower or bath run into the ground, which makes the grounding experience possible. Ever wonder why you get the best ideas in the shower? This is why. You are grounded during that time!

3. Take a walk in nature. Nothing clear our minds better than just taking a walk (barefoot would be even better). This allows fresh air to circulate through you, which clears your thoughts and really gets the creative juices flowing. Again, some of your best ideas and even clarity can happen during a walk through nature.

These are just a few easy, yet very effective ways to ground yourself and become more centered and connected. By doing these things daily, peace of mind, body and soul happens and so does deep happiness and joy. My hoes for you is that getting back to basics and becoming grounded is possible in your life. Enjoy the ride.

Raw Chocolate Donuts

One of my new favorite desserts are raw donuts.  Made mainly from ground flax seeds, these sweet treats are packed full of so much nutrition that it is hard to believe they are good for you. Flax seeds contain omega-3 fatty acids, tons of micronutrients. They help lower cholesterol, stabilizes blood sugar levels and best of all they have high levels of dietary fiber that can act like a laxative. Ok, the last one may or may not be the best thing unless, of course, you need it.

Raw Donuts:

2 Bananas
1 Cup  Flax Seeds
1 Tbsp. Raw Agave Nectar
1/2 Cup Unsweetened Baking Cocoa (optional)

Ground flax seeds in a coffee grinder. Mash bananas in a medium sized bowl. Add to bananas the agave nectar, mix. Add cocoa powder, mix, then add ground flax seeds, mix. Batter should be a thick, moist and mold-able. You may add more ground flax seeds, if necessary. Mold into doughnut shapes and enjoy. They are even better refrigerated overnight to allow the flavors to blend. Icing is also an option.

Chocolate Icing:

2 Tbsp. Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
1 Tbsp. Raw Agave Nectar
1 tsp. water

Mix and frost onto donuts. If mixture is too thick, add more water 1/2 tsp. at a time.

These doughnuts have been “baby approved” by the sounds of “num”.

Original recipe courtesy of Brian Au and his Raw in 10 minute meals. Thanks Brian!

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