Beginner Green Smoothie (kale, spinach, lettuce, grapes, pineapple, amazing grass)

I have recently stared juicing with various fruits and veggies, especially in the morning. This recipe using spinach and kale sounds great and easy to do. After trying it out, it has now become a staple for my smoothie list.  Link the original site below, but listed the ingredients below.

1 cup water
1 slice pineapple
1 cup grapes
1 cup kale
1 cup spinach
1 cup romaine lettuce
1 cup ice
1 scoop of Amazing Grass (optional)

 

http://recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-detail.asp?recipe=2189419

50 Best Life Coaches in the World

I found this list online, perhaps some of you will find it useful.

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By Steve

There are so many people getting into coaching.  It’s such an exciting industry. So many of the coaches I hear about getting into the business are doing it to make a difference.

Here are a list of the 50 best life coaches. These are coaches who have impacted me directly or indirectly to help improve my life and make it better. I respect each and every one of these coaches.

Since the term life coach covers a broad range of topics and areas of interest, I decided to share a list of 50 coaches who cover a broad range of topics from finance, money and business to relationships, spirituality and well being.

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101 Important Questions To Ask Yourself

I found these the other day, played around with it and found it useful, I recommend it.

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What questions do you ask yourself every day?

Believe it or not, the kind of questions you ask determine the kind of life you lead. That’s because your questions trigger its own set of answers, which lead to certain emotions, which then lead to certain actions (or inactions), followed by results. If you ask yourself limiting questions, you’ll get limited results. If you ask yourself mind-opening, forwarding questions, you’ll gain a lot more out of them.

Some people like to ask questions like “Why am I so unlucky?”, “What if I had done this earlier?” and “Why am I always in such a situation?”. Because these questions are backward looking, the answers you get with them are naturally disempowering. On the other hand, questions like “What can I learn from this experience?”, “What can I do differently move forward?” and “What am I grateful for?” are empowering. They provoke you and get you thinking, putting you on the path to a better life.

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The Need for Wisdom in the World

I found this interesting, hope you do too.

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The Need for Wisdom in the World

We are here with one common interest among all of us. Instead of a room of individuals all following their own views and opinions, tonight we are all here because of a common interest in the practice of the Dhamma. When this many people come together on Sunday night, you begin to see the potential for human existence, a society based on this common interest in the truth. In the Dhamma we merge. What arises passes, and in its passing is peace. So when we begin to let go of our habits and attachments to the conditioned phenomena, we begin to realise the wholeness and oneness of the mind.

This is a very important reflection for this time, when there are so many quarrels and wars going on because people cannot agree on anything. The Chinese against the Russians, the Americans against the Soviets, and on it goes. Over what? What are they fighting about? About their perceptions of the world. ‘This is my land and I want it this way. I want this kind of government, and this kind of political and economic system,’ and it goes on and on. It goes on to the point where we slaughter and torture until we destroy the land we are trying to liberate, and enslave or confuse all the people we are trying to free. Why? Because of not understanding the way things are.

 

On Self Acceptance

Self acceptance is our way of looking out for ourselves. This is our way showing we approve of ourselves. We can seek acceptance from others but the real one that counts is accepting ourselves.

We, as the saying goes, are often our own worst critic. We look at others and what they do and can judge and analyze all of that. We can do the same with ourselves. And who do you think we deal with more harshly – ourselves, of course.

Yet, why should we judge ourselves more severely than we judge others? Do we have a different set of values for ourselves, than for others? Do we have a different and easier set of criteria by which another person is scrutinized – yet we make ours far more stringent? Do we have a different set of standards for others than ourselves?

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What Does It Mean to Be Yourself?

Lately I been thinking about what it means to be “myself”. Here is an article I found online written by Jonathan J. Dickau.

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What Does It Mean to Be Yourself?

Being yourself is something which can, and should, come naturally, but often this is more difficult than it sounds. You see, being genuine is not regarded by our culture as having the same importance as being right, or being able to justify ones actions. Authenticity is something we all possess, but most people are caught up in the drive for acceptance and approval, to the extent where they no longer feel genuine unless there is a consensus among those who are important to them, that who they are, and what they are doing, is OK. In effect, we deny ourselves the right to be “real,” or at least to feel that way, unless someone else agrees. As young children, we express ourselves quite spontaneously, but for many adults this is sometimes a great challenge. The reasons for this are a result of what we learn as we grow up, while attempting to fulfill our innate need to be loved.

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Particle ‘Consistent’ With Higgs Boson Discovered

Some interesting news coming from the QP world.

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The discovery of a particle consistent with the Higgs boson has been announced by physicists from the Large Hadron Collider’s CMS and ATLAS detectors.

The discovery was detailed at a major conference to update the world on the continuing efforts by CERN scientists to find the last remaining piece of the Standard Model that underpins the foundations of our Universe. The Higgs boson mediates the “Higgs field” that ultimately endows all matter with mass — finding the Higgs is therefore imperative for physicists to understand what gives the Universe substance.

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You Are Already Perfect by Leo Babauta

Nice article by Leo Babauta, enjoy :)

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‘Be Content with what you have; rejoice in the way things are. When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you.’ ~Lao Tzu

Post written by Leo Babauta. Follow me on twitter .

A lot of people come to Zen Habits (and read other personal development blogs and books) because they want to improve something about themselves. They’re not satisfied with their lives, they’re unhappy with their bodies, they want to be better people.

I know, because I was one of those people.

This desire to improve myself and my life was one of the things that led to Zen Habits. I’ve been there, and I can say that it leads to a lot of striving, and a lot of dissatisfaction with who you are and what your life is.

A powerful realization that has helped me is simply this: You’re already good enough, you already have more than enough, and you’re already perfect.

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Future Quantum Computers Begin to Take Shape

Cracking the most secure codes in existence might require a computer farm covering much of North America to run at full speed for 10 years, even if it did not consume all of the Earth’s energy in a single day.

By contrast, a future quantum computer the size of a building might only take 16 hours and have about the same power requirements as today’s supercomputers.

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Don’t Believe Everything You Think

Here is an interesting article with some research relating thought patterns and the brain. Enjoy :)

 

Don’t Believe Everything You Think

According to medical experts, we have an average of 60,000 thoughts a day — about one thought per second during every waking hour. And of those 60,000 thoughts, 95 percent are the same thoughts we had yesterday, and the day before, and the day before that. What’s worse is that for the average person, the vast majority of those habitual thoughts are negative.

Not surprisingly, when your mind is swarming with these automatic negative thoughts, it has a profound physiological effect. Researchers at the National Institutes of Health, among others, have found that having negative thoughts can stimulate the areas of the brain involved in depression and anxiety.

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