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For all the parents with small school children. Hats off to you! Yes, I was there once, stressing to get out of the door and off to work on time while attempting to get the kids off to school. And God forbid that I overslept! Mornings like that, I remember, were so overwhelming that I’d often resort to going into work late or not at all, just to get the kids off to school on time, But there is something that’s even worse than running late in the morning and that is  desperately trying to figure out something healthy that you can put into your child’s lunch box. If you find yourself flustered each morning and end up buying the dreadful school lunch for your kid because packing it seems like too much of a hassle, take a look at these 4 easy, quick tips for the busy parent that will help you get organized, stay organized, and keep your kids lunchbox choices clean, simple and healthy.

 

  1. Start With A List And Go Shopping

Start by including your kids when it comes to creating the “school lunch” shopping list. Sit down with them and come up with a list of lunches they like but with your own healthy twist, of course. This could include sandwiches and wraps, or even your very own homemade lunch-able, but it doesn’t have to stop there. If you add a thermos food storage container to the mix, you can suddenly pack your own clean, healthy reheated leftovers, homemade soups, salads, whatever your heart desires. Make sure that you also write down on your list the types of storage bags and containers that you’ll need for packing. The key is to find lunch foods and snacks that your kids will eat that are easy to pack, and that’s healthy, too!

 

Make sure you have your reusable, grocery tote on hand and then head to the grocery store to pick up everything you need for the week. And remember healthy. To try keeping your kids sugar intake down to a minimum, do so by replacing their cookies and juice with fruit, yogurt, veggie sticks, and water, The purpose of the list is to make things much easier. Once you have several different lunch ideas your kids like and will actually eat, get creative with your kids and come up with at least one new recipe a month. This will change it up a bit to help keep things interesting and exciting. 

 

   2. Prep What You Can As Soon As You Get Home

It can be a huge chore going to the store especially with young children in tow. The whole experience can be every bit of mental, emotional and physically exhausting. But do try your best to endure to the end. If you do this one tip regularly then the battle to stay organized and to keep your kids’ meals healthy will be half-won. Immediately when you get home from the store, purposely keep the lunch foods out and get busy prepping things ahead of time. Instead of putting that bag of grapes away, go ahead and wash and store them in little bags or containers so that when it’s time to pack, you can just grab and toss them right into the lunch box. The same goes for things like carrots, salads, cheese slices or chunks, etc. Having these items ready to pack, helps keep the mind from making a molehill into a mountain. 

 

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   3. Pack Lunches The Night Before

Of course, this is a no-brainer but this and pre-prepping are usually the two steps most neglected that causes the morning mayhems. Often your mornings are going to be busy anyway so it’s definitely not the time to have to worry about packing clean, healthy lunches. So, always set aside some time to make them the night before. If you can, get the kids involved and have them help with lunch prep and clean-up after. You can store cold items in the fridge and have everything else sitting in the lunch box ready to go. It won’t take you long to get into a rhythm of preparing lunches while you’re cleaning up after dinner. You’ll be definitely appreciating this new habit and will be thanking yourself in the mornings when all you need to do is grab, toss, and go. 

 

  4. Get In The Habit Of Cleaning Lunch Boxes As Soon As The Kids Get Home

To make lunch prep even easier, help get the kids into the habit of cleaning out their own lunch box as soon as they get home. Even the youngest can help with this. Have them toss any uneaten food into the trash and bring the containers to the sink to be washed. Older children can easily wash/wipe down their own lunchbox and even some of their containers. Having everything cleaned and ready to go will make it easier to pack the new lunches for later. You could also use that time where everyone together can pack the new lunches for the next day. 

Stick to these 4 easy tips and it won’t take you long to get into an efficient lunch packing routine that will make it a snap to get organized, stay organized and to pack clean, healthy lunches for your kids. Don’t forget to get the kids involved and put them in charge of much of the preparations. Not only will this make your life easier, in the long run, it will give your children a sense of ownership and accountability for their overall health by establishing conscious food choice habits.

 

What’s your morning routine like? Do you have tips that you’d love to share to help others get organized and keep their kids eating healthy, clean foods? Share your thoughts in the comment box below. We’d love to know what you think.

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SHOP

                                    and Serve

How would you like to know how you can serve humanity and the earth by just simply doing what you already do? We all have to shop for ourselves and our family. Some of us love to shop for fashions, unique gifts, home decor, and other items for everyday use. What if there was a way that you could help families help themselves, and help the environment at the same time, all from shopping? How would that make you feel? 

That would make you feel great! Right? Flower of Life Coach has figured out a way for many of us to shop and serve

Shopping Fair Trade products is one of the fastest growing networking tools for conscious business owners and individual/family artisans to come together for the intentions of leveling the playing field in the world of business and economic opportunities. 

 

Making Everyday Life Meaningful

 

Every day we are giving the opportunity to make not only our lives more meaningful but the lives of so many people that we encounter on a daily basis. When we begin to live more on purpose rather than living on auto-pilot, we will begin to see how much power we really do have to change our lives, our community, and our world for the better. 

Have you ever thought of making it a mission to become a conscious spender?  Conscious spending, to me, is being aware of not only how my money is being spent but the effects my dollars will have on others, the economy, and the environment for many years to come. Keeping track of our spending in that sense can seem like an impossible task but with a small amount of research, some willpower, and a goal, our hard-earned cash can begin to create a sustainable planet where everyone benefits. 

Here in this blog, I hope to get the momentum going with a few leads as to which organizations to support when it comes to supporting others and the environment. If we can deliberately place our energy into movements that matter, we can begin to build a more meaningful life and a more sustainable future through fair trade

  What Is Fair Trade?

Fair Trade is a structured ideology that has been put in place to build a more attainable means for individuals, families, and communities who have been marginalized by unfair international economic practices. Fair Trade provides opportunities for small business owners and artisans to share their skills, trade, and crafts with the world by tackling issues of exploitation by promoting safe working conditions and fair pay. This is done by fostering healthy relationships between the producers, buyers, and suppliers. 

Fair Trade not only empowers producers all over the world, but it also empowers the consumers, creating opportunities to choose how and where the money is spent, and by creating more opportunities to raise the awareness needed for a cleaner environment. 

FAIR TRADE VENUES

Fair Trade Federation (FTF) looks to help create a just and sustainable global economic system when the purchasing and production of products are made with the well-being of people and the environment in mind., FTF intends to create a world where all people have viable economic options to meet their own needs. : fairtradefederation.org

 Minga Fair Trade Imports     is helping to improve the economic lives of small producers in South America in the hopes of promoting stronger relationships with their retail counterparts by promoting fair trade commerce and intercultural education. Minga Fair Trade Imports is a small business helping small businesses. mingafairtradeimports.com

 Green America        builds communities with economic power in mind. This approach strengthens consumers, businesses, investors, and the economy, all to create an economically, socially and environmentally sustainable society. greenamerica.org

Aid to Artisans

 Aid to Artisans        create opportunities for low-income artisans around the world to build profitable businesses inspired by handmade traditions. Aid to Artisans offers accessibility to new economic opportunities, training in business, eco-safe processes and design through a community of partners to promote sustainable growth and community well-being. 

How Flower of Life Coach Helps

 

Helping others help others is the Flower of Life Coach mission. We are all people with dreams and passions, and in a lot of cases, these passions are never realized due to the fact that most of us are caught up into this ongoing cycle of “craziness” of just simply surviving from one paycheck to the next. Who has time to realize a dream?

But that’s why we’re here? Isn’t it? To realize our highest potential in the physical form from the thoughts we have of who we can become. All energy will turn into something. As above, so below. So, if you’re not focused on what you want your energy to become, over time because this energy is not properly placed, your very own energy will end up working more against you than for you. 

Of course, it’s not practical to quit your job tomorrow to follow your passion. But this is unfortunately where the realist gets stuck. Not everything has to make sense, at the moment. We could also argue that it’s just as impractical for a person to not even try fulfilling at least one passion in his or her lifetime. Couldn’t we?

Flower of Life Coach sets out to support such endeavors, attempting to help people realize their passions. This properly places creative energy in its right place, ensuring that the energy of every community, in the long run, will work entirely for the community’s growth. Do you have passionate ideas you’d wish to get out into the world but unsure of where and how to begin? Flower of Life Coach offers, per month, two free brainstorming sessions to help with tapping into those free-flowing ideas and the tools needed for implementing them. Get started by scheduling your two free i-coaching sessions today!

 

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High Protein Breakfast Casserole

Easy Bake Breakfast Casserole


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Quick, Low Cost Breakfast Casserole

Ingredients:

1 package of sausage (veggie, lean turkey, lean chicken)

2 cups of shredded cheddar cheese (your favorite)

9 eggs, beaten

2 cans of ready-to-bake refrigerated biscuits

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Crumble and brown the entire package of sausage and pour off any fat. Coat a 9” x 13” baking dish with a non-stick spray and line it with one can of biscuit dough. Put the cooked sausage on top of the dough and top with the cheese. Pour in the eggs and top with the second can of biscuit dough. Bake 35 minutes or until the top is golden brown. Serve warm with a buttery maple syrup.

For a more high fiber recipe, add your favorite (fresh) veggies to this high-protein punch.

 

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Adrienne Daniels, Flower of Life Coach Adrienne Daniels, Flower of Life Coach
Hi, I’m Flower75! And it’s time I introduce myself. My biggest passions in life are learning and sharing. So, I do hope that you find what I’m sharing with you of great use and of great inspiration,. Thanks for slowing down a bit to read.

 

There is no doubt that right now our world and all of humanity is in need of a desperate energy shift. If you’ve landed on this page, you most likely know what is meant by the terms “energy shift”. But if you are not yet familiar with them you can learn a little about such terms like energy, frequency, and vibration by reading “How To Achieve Your Dreams And Goals” or “Journey Into The World Of Healing Energy Frequency“.

 

Every day we are bombarded with bad news and if we allow it, all of that bad news can put wear and tear on our emotional and mental bodies. And all too often we forget that we do have more power and control over our own lives and the condition of the world than what we truly realize. 

 

For the dreamers who know their power and choose to use their amazing strengths to channel into reality a more loving, tolerant and peaceful world, let us all stay encouraged to continue being the much-needed conduit for its creation.

 

Raising and maintaining your own individual vibration isn’t easy, so here are 5 useful tips to help make the task a little less daunting:

 

Stay focused on your initial goal. Most of us who have been in the scene of vibration work knows how difficult it can sometimes be to stay focused on the bigger picture. Just like anyone, you can quickly get pulled into the drama without even realizing it. And before you know it, you’ve gone through the day not quite being present because you’ve fumed through most of it about what happened earlier. Yes, it definitely happens. Even to the best of us. And so what. You just keep on going by:

  1. Laughing. Yes, laugh at yourself. And please, for the love of all that’s right, see all of your flaws and laugh at those too! Because if you’re not laughing then you’re not growing. You can see life for what it really is, and that’s to grow and expand from the contrast. Or, you can remain in the murky confusion of it all and choose to live only a life of reaction.

2. Get naturally high with natureWhew! I love nature! It can show you so much about yourself and how the inner workings of the world should operate. Nature is so still and so quiet yet it gets things done! If you want to get things done in your life, make it a point to be out in nature often. You will be so amazed at the new ideas and solutions that will just freely flow to you. 

3.  There’s nothing like a good mantra during a good meditation. Mantras have been around for more years than we can count and have been around for very good reasons, and that is to shift our minds from dwelling on the crappy stuff and onto the good stuff. While meditating, you can choose to sit in silence or you can chant loudly or softly old school mantras like, “Om Namah Shivaya” (I send my adorations to Shiva) or “Om Shanti, Shanti, Shanti” (I call on peace). Or, you can chant your own mantras like, “Everything is always working out for me and the world” or “I am healthy every day and in every way”. Mantras are affirmations and have always been used to help shift our thinking, to shifting our behavior,  and to ultimately shifting our world.

4. Reduce your carbon footprint as much as you can. It’s hard to change bad habits but in order to create a better world, we have to. In order to successfully change old habits, we must replace them with new ones. This will prevent slipping back into old habits again and so quickly. Once you’ve dug the hole and removed the dead plant from it, plant a new one in its place. Soon you’ll have the new thought pattern taking root then the new behavior will start to bud, and the new lifestyle begins to spread like wildflowers.

 5. Let your words be as sweet as honey. Remember when our parents use to tell us “if you can’t say nothing nice then don’t say nothing at all”? How true, how true, how true! If we could keep that reminder on file and ready for use at all times we would have such wonderful encounters. Most importantly we would get so much done because we would be out of everybody else’s business and more into our own. Proverbs 18:21 mentions “the tongue has the power of life and death…”  What we say is always a choice. 

 

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What do you say we just stop pretending? When we just shake our heads after hearing about some horrendous, unfortunate act of victimization then go about our business as though all is fine, we’re pretending. Or, we’re just as crazy as the perpetrators! But honestly, I don’t think that the majority of us are crazy or even pretending. I think the majority of us are just simply overwhelmed. It’s just too damn much!

 

 

Of course, I get it. It’s easier to shake our heads then try to tuck the negative news away on a shelf along with the rest of the insane nonsense encountered on a daily.  But guess what? It’s still in our faces. All of it is still in our faces, and it’s going to continue to be in our faces until it has grown into something we are going to wish to the heavens we had put a stop to. Or, at least tried!

 

So, we become paralyzed and do nothing. We think that one person is just a drop in the ocean  and won’t be able to make much of an impact in the world. Besides, the world is too far gone anyway so why do anything at all?

 

What?!! So, we just ride it out?

 

Well, I won’t ride it out! I’m going to do all I can to be a part of the trailblazing, positive force needed to change this wacky world. And deep down you know you want to be a part of that trailblazing force, too. 

 

Weren’t you born with the same rights to experience love, wealth and happiness as everyone else on this planet? You are entitled! But entitlement doesn’t come to those who don’t believe they are. Stop believing what those “too big for their own britches to fail” government officials say when they try to make you feel bad about your natural entitlement rights. Hell yes, you’re entitled! Why wouldn’t you be? They feel entitled to do whatever they need to live lavish and large even when it’s off of your hard earned dollars, and without any apology. So, stop apologizing when you’re just trying to get the basics for survival, and trying to get it the right way. Through hard work!

 

Listen to his ridiculous statements! Food?!
 

I digress.

Now, where were we? Oh yeah, we were talking about how we’re going to change this mess of a world. And in order to do this, we must think in terms of “liquidation”. Everything must go! All over the world, we have to revamp the system. Gut it out! This is a world epidemic! And we can’t change the world if we continue to allow the same people with the same thinking pass the laws, run the businesses, teach our children, control our food sources, tell us who or what God is, and have an ill intent on making us sick for profit. But most importantly, we must first  begin the change with ourselves 

 

It is time for you (you know who you are) and I to stand up strong and tall in a fierce intent to shift our lives and this world completely from the old, destructive energies to the new, life-affirming energies. We are the mid-wives assisting in this difficult but glorious birth of a brand new world to come. Are you with me?

Often I hear of some of the most excellent ideas from people wanting to create more  conscious businesses  that are truly for the betterment of humanity. Are you one of those people? Or, maybe you’ve shared with family or friends the many things that are wrong with our school system and what you’d do to change it. Maybe you’ve even mentioned a thing or two on Facebook expressing a few brilliant bullet points on how you’d address differently certain current political issues. Whatever the skill, if you feel compassionate enough about it to want to make a difference with it then it’s time you start shining your light to become the much-needed leadership for changing the world. . 

So, here’s the plan. First take this Conscious Business Assessment Test  to see if you’re ready for entrepreneurship. Next download these free  worksheets  to help cultivate and outline your passion to understand more clearly how you can turn it into a conscious and sustainable business that will benefit the world. The world doesn’t need another business, the world needs a conscious business. So, think of your business in terms of not only benefiting people but also benefiting the planet as well. Or, use the worksheets to create a proposal designed to revamp the educational, political, and healthcare arenas. Learn  how to write a grant  to obtain the funds you’ll need to  get your ideas off the paper and into the world.

 

If you have a desire to help change the world but not the desire to start a business or work in any of these capacities, your positive intention is still very much needed for shifting these old, tired energies out of the way to make way for the new. Believe it or not, intentionally living from the heart still contributes toward the greater good for all. 

 

 

Contributing to the energy shift of our planet can take many different forms. For instance, growing a small garden  on your porch, backyard, or even a window box can be a wonderful way to get things moving in a positive direction. Think about it, if you and your family are growing and eating toxic-free foods, you’ll be more likely to want a toxic-free society. Also, your neighbors can become curious, start asking questions then next thing you know more of your neighbors are now growing their own gardens. Soon a community garden  pops up and the possibilities become endless. 

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Our world is just simply an idea. It is a collective belief that can either serve us or destroy us. When we choose to intentionally shift our world concept to serving the planet and all of its inhabitants, we will truly be on the right road to a glorious recovery. If you haven’t subscribed with us already, become a  member and schedule for your free i-Coaching session today!

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