Question Of The Day

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HOW TO USE SEAMOSS?

Sea moss, or Irish Moss, is another sea vegetable that grows on rocks close to shore. Popular for its beneficial properties, it’s been used throughout the world. It features 92 essential minerals, including selenium, calcium, potassium and magnesium. It’s also abundant in Vitamins D, F, A, E and K.

Sea moss helps relieve and prevents symptoms of colds and flu – how perfect for the cold and flu season, but also year-round immunity. Irish moss is a source of potassium chloride, a nutrient which helps with (inflammation and phlegm in the mucous membranes), which cause congestion. It contains compounds that act as a natural antimicrobial and antiviral agents, helping to boost immunity and get rid of any infections. 

Hello, natural cough syrup!

Cold, flu-like, and other coughy-mucousy conditions the moss helps with include:

Sore throat

Bronchitis

Pneumonia

Tuberculosis

Chesty coughs

Smoothies are extra healthy and yummy way to take seamoss.

Typical recipes are the same the only difference is you adding 1 to 2 tbsp of seamoss.

For more juice / smoothie recipes check out https://humblesoullifeofajuicer.wordpress.com/juice/

Powder/ Capsules are a tasteless option and are taken every morning once or up to three times a day.

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Seamoss and Hair are a match made in heaven. Seamoss can be used to detoxify the scalp, aid with hair management and is excellent for beard growth.

The best way to use sea moss for your hair is by using a gel. You can use the sea moss gel as a leave-in conditioner and wash it off after 30 minutes. You can also enjoy it as an overnight hair mask. ( Always do a tester with a small patch of hair )

Tea aids in a quick digestion and can be used as a mild laxative

One part gel to four parts filtered hot water, simmer the mixture up to 30 minutes

Add on’s Include: Coconut cream, Honey, Nutmeg, Cinnamon, Vanilla, Ginger, and other herbal teas

Cooking

Sea moss, often called “vegan gelatin”, has a mucilaginous and gel-like consistency, thus can be used to thicken foods. It’s perfect for thickening soups, stews, drinks, ice cream, and more.  

Question Of The Day

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What is herb Freezing and preservation?

Freezing herbs is fast, easy and retains much of the taste, smell and nutrients found in fresh herbs. Frozen herbs will retain much of the flavor of fresh-picked herbs for use long after the growing season has ended.

Many herbs can be simply frozen on the stem and stored in an airtight container. Left on the stem, hardier herbs like rosemary, dill, thyme, bay or sage can be spread in a single layer on a baking sheet or plate and placed in the freezer. Once frozen, transfer into any airtight container for freezer storage without clumping. To use, simply remove herbs a sprig at a time. Some herbs, like chives, can be chopped and frozen bare with little loss of flavor.

How To:

Trim the Top Section of Leaves

When your herb plant is at the peak of its growing season right before flowering trim the top section of leaves off of each stalk. Leave at least 2/3 of the plant intact.

Spread the Leaves on a Cookie sheet or Freezer Ice Cube Tray

Make sure the leaves are situated as flat as possible with space between each one. Overlapping leaves will form a hard-to-manage brick when frozen.

Freeze The Herbs

Cover the tray with wax paper (preferred) or plastic wrap and freeze for at least two hours or overnight.

Remove the Leaves From the Sheet, then Return to the Freezer in Storage Bags

When the leaves are frozen solid, remove them from the tray, place them into zippered food storage bags, and return them to the freezer. Don’t forget to label the bag)

If freezing in ice cube tray the same process is used expect for a few steps. After trimming the herb run under cool water and sake off any excess moisture. (Remove all water before freezing). Don’t forget to pluck the leaves off each stalk. You can freeze the leaves whole, but chopping and measuring may be easier when cooking. ( 1tbsp per cube is a good start)

Question Of The Day:

Mini Series

How much caffeine is too much?

Hey everyone, and welcome back to my blog! Today we are going to be starting back up question of the day. For today’s question we are going to be talking about how much caffeine is too much? 

If you are new to my blog, please know that I am not a certified or trained doctor so always consult with your doctor if you feel you have any issues with or in your body.

Jumping right in according to many studies for an average healthy adult you should consume no more than 400 mg of caffeine per day. For teenagers the average that should be consumes is no more than 100 mg. The effect of caffeine takes about 30 to 45 minutes to occur, and they last for eight to 10 hours. The side effects of caffeine at higher doses include restlessness, anxiety, irritability, and insomnia. Withdrawal symptoms from high doses of caffeine can include headache and fatigue.

For every 1 fluid oz (29.6g) there is 12 mg of caffeine. 

Which coffee powder has more caffeine?

Devil Mountain’s Black Label coffee is known as the highest caffeine coffee in the world. Not for the faint of heart, this coffee contains over 1,500 milligrams of caffeine.

Does Instant Coffee have as much caffeine as ground coffee?

Despite taking part in the caffeine rush of real coffee, instant coffee is sometimes less caffeine-containing. The caffeine content of two tablespoons of instant coffee is between 30 and 90 mg.

Caffeine in popular drinks/products

  • 651 milligrams / per 12 fluid ounces. Starbucks Venti Coffee.
  • 415 milligrams / 20 fluid ounce. Dunkin’ Donuts Large Coffee with Turbo Shot.
  • 395 milligrams / 20 fluid ounce. Shock Coffee Triple Latte.
  • 280 milligrams/ per 23.5 ounces. Jolt energy drink.
  • 300 milligrams/per 16 fluid ounces. C4 ultimate energy drink
  • 133 milligrams/per 16 ounces. McDonalds coffee.
  • 200 milligrams/per 1.93 fluid ounces. 5-hour energy.
  • Two Excedrin Migraine tablets: 130 milligrams.

Do coffee grounds lose caffeine?

No. While coffee’s more delicate features such as its flavor will start to degrade within hours of being exposed to the air, caffeine is a much more stable chemical and tends to last for months without making any significant impact on its potency.

Is it bad to drink coffee every day?

Like so many foods and nutrients, too much coffee can cause problems, especially in the digestive tract. But studies have shown that drinking up to four 8-ounce cups of coffee per day is safe.

How many grams are a cup?

Dry Goods

Cups         Grams      Ounces

½ cup       100 g        3.55 oz

2/3 cup     134 g        4.73 oz

¾ cup       150 g        5.3 oz

1 cup        201 g        7.1 oz

If you have any questions, please let me know. If you would like a question researched and answered shoot me an email. Check back tomorrow!

Ref: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5445139/

Happy 1 Year!

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One year ago, Today I decided to do the one thing that I never imagined would be my reality. I walked away from my marriage, packed up my life and moved 3,518 miles away to Texas. I set out on this journey to find someone who I had lost along the way (that someone was me). For the past 27 years of my life, I remember always being the caregiver friend, granddaughter, daughter, cousin and of course wife. I had dedicated every fiber of what I had into making sure that everyone else was okay, and had everything they needed, sometimes even crossing my own boundaries, I didn’t know I needed. (And yes, having boundaries with your family is something you need to do)

Learning what my boundaries were and having the confidence to honor them each day saved my life. Moving away and taking a year to myself saved my life. Finding out who I am and what I want out of life saved my life. Choosing my sanity and my happiness saved my life…

Choosing myself saved my life!

Now of course I know that everyone can’t just pick up and move so below are a few things that I’ve been reflecting on that I hope helps you on your journey.

Also check out these two-blog post I wrote on divorce 👇🏾

  • I’ve let love in (literally) it may be hard at first, but love is all around you. I moved here knowing less than 5 people and I’m leaving now with another family.
  • I’ve learned from my mistakes. I think I was still a good wife but there are many things I could have done differently. (No, it wasn’t all his fault) I am working at being a better partner now. I appreciate the things that truly matter and have learned that the little things count.
  • I’ve accepted that “shit happens” I didn’t fail at anything, and I did nothing wrong by choosing my own happiness.
  • I’ve accepted the “true colors”. Of not just my ex-husband but some family & friends as well. Accepting the fact that some people will never change is a big step. LET IT GO & LET THEM GO!!!
  • I’ve learned what I want and need in a relationship. I feel like a lot of men and women ignore red flags because we believe that the person will change but I think it’s important to remember that someone will change only when they want to. If you communicate with someone your boundaries and what you won’t accept, and they still choose to ignore it then that needs to be talked about!
  • I’ve learned that therapy works. Yes, it is very expensive but sometimes we need to invest in ourselves. It has given me an open door I thought I didn’t need. For more info on therapy check out https://www.purewow.com/wellness/free-therapy-resources and for black women check  out https://twitter.com/marlinefrancois/status/1506647260276441092?s=21&t=GFryhLyv5FClDqX_y6BhfQ
  • I’ve chosen to forgive myself and my ex-husband. Forgiveness is hard as hell. Like pulling teeth hard but remember “To forgive is to set a prisoner free and discover that the prisoner was you. -Lewis B. Smedes” & “Holding onto anger is like drinking poison and expecting the other person to die -Buddha”
  • I’ve lived alone. Moving away from home was for me to learn how to take care of myself and become comfy with being alone. I’ve never had my own space previously and I found it’s literally my favorite. (Saving up for my house now lol)
  • I’ve been journaling. Not every day but writing out my feelings has helped. Because let’s face it sometimes sharing your feelings with others isn’t what you want to do. So, journal it write out all out every cuss word, every emotion, every bit of whatever it is you have inside and if after you still feel bleh BURN IT. Burn the journal entry (safely of course)
  • I’ve been doing the work. From shadow work, inner child healing, and self-love healing. To learn more about shadow work check out https://youtu.be/bCrAabPwih0

Inner child healing: https://youtu.be/IKJPtpaNP2A

One year down with so many to go! I’m back in the dating world still choosing myself and looking good while doing it. If you are going through a bad break up or divorce, remember you are not alone. You got this! If you woke up this morning and got out of bed, I’m proud you! If you ever need someone to talk to shoot me an email.

Email: humblesoul80888@gmail.com

Be blessed. Be healed. Be loved.

Interview With A Healer

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Wellness is becoming more aware of the choices you make for a balanced life. Wellness is the pursuit of continued growth and balance. In the previous post on my blog, we have gone over a few pillars of wellness and, my favorites is spiritual wellness. Spiritual Wellness, the basis of spirituality is discovering a sense of meaningfulness in your life and coming to know that you have a purpose to fulfill to read more check out this blog post below.  Today I have had the honor of speaking with my love and good friend Carmen. She is a Writer, Astrologer, Spiritual Advisor, Reader, Psychic Medium, Healer and Hoodoo Herbalist. If haven’t read my first interview you should know this is a mini-series I am working on to teach you all about different ways you can heal and amazing people who can help you.

https://humblesoullifeofajuicer.blog/2021/07/17/spiritual-wellness/

• What healing modalities are you into? Choose one and Explain
For example how would explain tarot reading + benefits? How would explain being a doula or reiki master and the benefits?

I use different modalities for healing, I am a certified Reiki Master, I hold certifications in past life regression, Akashic records healing and crystal healing. I also do tarot and intuitive readings. I would say if I had to pick one it would be a tie between crystal healing and tarot, I’m more known for tarot so let’s talk about that. I feel like tarot readings or intuitive readings can be very beneficial, they can serve as tools to help the client or querent identify areas that they need to heal or things that they are holding onto that are causing energetic blocks. Then you’re able to advise and assist In that person’s journey with the things that come up. I feel like readers we give the tools we help shed light and push the client in the right place but ultimately it’s up to them to do the work, but it’s easier or at least helpful to at least know what areas  you need to work on as far as your healing 

• In a few words what started you on your journey?

My moms death triggered my first awakening and I think it was just too much at once, so my gifts and even self healing was put on hold until I ended things with a karmic, I came out of that relationship realizing I was a lil’ toxic bishhh and just wanted to heal and be a better version of myself so I started with therapy and that allowed me to feel comfortable enough to start my spiritual journey. ( I was raised Christian, so it was always hard for me bc everything in Christianity didn’t resonate for me, and I always thought myself to be more spiritual than religious) 

• Which spiritual principles steer your work?

My personal story has been a guiding light for me, I’ve been through so much and for the most part of my life I had to go through those things alone and just kind of like figured it out as I went, I started my journey and I started connecting with my guides and ancestors and that helped but I didn’t feel like I really had anyone I could go to, so I wanted to be that spiritual advisor for people going through it and just wanted to be a service and be there and let people know that no storm is too great no mistake no trauma so too great (not to downplay anyone’s experiences) but nothing is too great that you can’t overcome it. I named my business healing InnerGs – healing the inner god and goddess in you, so that you can fulfill your soul mission as well as live the life you desire and really deserve 

• Which non-invasive healing strategies would you frequently employ? 

Affirmations. Affirmations in themselves can be really healing because they help reprogram your brain from negative thought patterns. It’s nothing that you have to do but more so what needs to affirm. 

• How would you respond if your spiritual guidance was poorly received? 

I would ask what part of the message didn’t resonate, and see if I can offer some type of Clarity, but from my own journey I know sometimes it’s not that the  message didn’t resonate it’s just sometimes you’re not ready to hear it and that’s ok. But I’ve honestly only had two experiences where it was like no this isn’t it lol but months later they came back and said it did help. I feel in those cases I just try to further explore what’s going on and if that doesn’t work just fall back. Not everyone will resonate with you that’s also ok 

• What could spiritual work do to bolster community connections?

The whole purpose of being a spiritual worker or healer, conjurer is that you were gifted with those tools to be a service. Being a service to the community will allow healing on a mass level, allow community collaboration and help build relationships that will in return allow our communities to grow 

• What are a few challenges of building your business and your following? If you have any or advice for someone up and coming?

Being consistent, I realized I’m not an everyday collective message. I post when I feel called to and I know that some people want that and that’s how a lot of spiritualists build their following, I’m not big on followers because with any message or service I post it’s always posted with the intentions that whoever needs it will see it and that’s been working for me. One other challenge I still struggle with is balance, I hate saying no and I want to help as many people as I can because I love what I do but spiritual burnout is real and I’m learning that it’s okay to close for a bit to rest. Advice for someone up and coming, stay authentic, stay true to your calling and purpose, don’t follow trends, don’t get discouraged if business is slow in the beginning or if you hit slow periods, don’t get caught up on the money part of things. Money will come when your intentions are pure. Don’t compare yourself, your journey, your business is unique to you. Don’t get into this business for clout because the universe will humble you, and last but not least stay protected and don’t let a hating ass bish phase you. Do you! Always! 

• How do you stay grounded?

Meditation, taking walks, get out in nature, showers lol a meditative shower can help you hit reset so fast, I do reiki sessions on myself. Journal and spend time at my altar, music and Dancing 

• What is the definition of rest to you?

Doing whatever puts my mind body and soul at peace, it could be a nap, it could be working on a creative project that’s just for me to free trapped energy and express myself creatively. Eating tacos and watching movies. Rest for me comes in different forms but it’s whatever allows me peace and recovery 

Interview With A Healer

Health and Wealth

Wellness is becoming more aware of the choices you make for a balanced life. Wellness is the pursuit of continued growth and balance. In the previous post on my blog, we have gone over a few pillars of wellness and, my favorites is spiritual wellness. Spiritual Wellness, the basis of spirituality is discovering a sense of meaningfulness in your life and coming to know that you have a purpose to fulfill to read more check out this blog post below. 

https://humblesoullifeofajuicer.blog/2021/07/17/spiritual-wellness/

In this blog post, I had the honor of talking to Jupiteria an animist astrologer, reader, reiki practitioner, and death doula in training. This is a mini-series I am working on to teach you all about different ways you can heal and amazing people who can help you. Check back in a few days to learn about another pillar of wellness. 

  • What healing modalities are you into? Choose one and Explain

At a basic level, a death doula is someone who provides non-medical support to a dying person and their loved ones. You always have to keep your scope of practice in mind and refer clients who may need certain medical or mental health professionals, but we can offer emotional, spiritual, and physical support. This involves a really wide array of spiritual healing tools and rituals, it’s whatever your client is open to! Oftentimes when someone is getting a death doula they are also working with a hospice team, which can mean western medicine has done all it can for the person and the goal is to keep them comfortable. Reiki is the perfect healing modality that can come in as a last line of defense to provide relief. 

  • In a few words what started you on your journey?

This is a story with a lot of moving parts, but basically it started back in 2012 when I was a CNA in a long term care facility. I saw first hand how neglected and alone our dying population can be and it really struck something deep in my soul. I knew I wanted to work with death and dying in some way but didn’t feel ready to at the time because I had a pretty paralyzing fear of death. After recently coming to terms with and understanding my own mortality I finally feel ready to empower and help people plan for a peaceful death so that they can live a more peaceful life.

  • Which spiritual principles steer your work?

First and foremost is the principle of service. I believe it’s such a powerful and loving spiritual gift you can give someone to be helpful to them- especially in sensitive moments like what you see as a death doula. Being able to hold space for someone and help them to transition peacefully from this life to the next is a very spiritual experience. The drive for honesty and justice is another one that really fuels my work. I have absolutely nothing against funeral homes, they are very necessary, but I have also seen where people can be taken advantage of by those in the funeral profession who don’t have the best intention. It is very important to me that people know all of their rights and options. My goal is to start hosting webinars and death cafes soon to help make people aware of these things. I truly believe that sharing this information and preparing for end of life, even if we’re young and healthy, can help give us a better sense of calm and help us feel more in control of our existence.

  • Which non-invasive healing strategies would you frequently employ?

I love incorporating reiki into my services, even if it’s just for a consultation to help someone with advanced directives or death care planning. I also love incorporating other healing techniques like meditation, crystals, etc. I’m really down for whatever is most supportive of my client.

  • How would you respond if your spiritual guidance was poorly received?

As a death doula I make sure to not project any of my beliefs or spirituality on to people because part of what were meant to do is help people get clear on their own wants and beliefs. However, if this were to come up I keep in mind that we are all our own sovereign beings and it’s okay if someone believes differently than me. 

  • What could spiritual work do to bolster community connections?

I think death work is just one of so many good things to consider when we’re talking about reconnecting with our communities. This is still practiced in many places in the world, but especially in more ancient times death was seen as a sacred right of passage that required the support from an entire village. Everyone helped out in some way or another throughout the process. We have become such a death phobic culture and push anything to do with dying out of sight and out of mind, which only enhances that collective fear. If we can meet death in a more sacred way and bring back that community involvement I really think that is a great step towards overall harmony and will help us not only connect deeper to our roots, but connect deeper to each other.

  • What are a few challenges of building your business and your following? If you have any or advice for someone up and coming? 

Getting people interested in what you’re doing can always be a big challenge- for any kind of business to be honest! The hardest part I’ve struggled with personally is pinpointing exactly what I want to offer. The pandemic has challenged me to really think about how I can still be virtually supportive of people going through one of the most vulnerable times of their life. I want to be able to offer so many things but there’s only so many hours in a day and so much energy that I have. I’m also an astrologer and when I started offering reading as a service the requests came in fast and I quickly got burnt out. My advice for someone up and coming would be to learn from my mistake and make a plan as soon as you can that outlines what you want to offer, what you don’t want to offer, and how many services you can reasonably do in a day/week/month without overwhelming yourself. 

  • How do you stay grounded?

Grounding honestly is not my strongest point, but I do whatever I can to try and stay in my body as much as possible! Some things that help me stay connected and focused are gardening, meditating, being with my family, reading books, and playing video games when I have time.

  • What is the definition of rest to you?

For me personally, rest has a lot to do with boundaries. Not only boundaries with others but also boundaries with yourself. I can get burnt out from things very quickly because I usually dive right into things I’m passionate about. So, catching myself before that process starts to happen is the best thing I can do for myself, and I think a lot of people can relate. Rest to me means setting and sticking with boundaries to ensure I have enough time to be a person outside of my passions and peacefully enjoy my existence.

Health and Wellness

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As I start to get more settled, I have been working on a new series to jump-start my Houston takeover. Wellness is becoming more aware of the choices you make for a balanced life. Wellness is the pursuit of continued growth and balance in the seven dimensions of wellness. Many people think about “wellness” in terms of physical health only. The word invokes thoughts of nutrition, exercise, weight management, blood pressure, etc. Start with small changes within each dimension and take it one day at a time – you don’t have to run a marathon or go on a restrictive diet to implement wellness into your everyday life! Check out the chart below for more information.

Follow us on Instagram to learn more about each dimension in detail and tips to help you on your journey. Challenge yourself to become a better you.

(https://www.instagram.com/humble____soul3/)

The Seven Dimensions of Wellness:

Physical.

Emotional.

Intellectual.

Social.

Spiritual.

Environmental.

Occupational.

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30 Days of Juices and Smoothies: Golden Tea For Cramps

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Hey everyone, and welcome back to 30 days of Juice & Smoothies. If you are new here, we will be posting juice and smoothie recipes along with tips, tricks, and more for the next 19 days. Don’t forget to subscribe and follow, so you don’t miss a thing. Welcome to day 11!  Breaking the rules today, I know this recipe isn’t a juice or smoothie! A common question I get is asked a lot is how can I get control of my cramps. From heating pads, over the counter medicine, and THC ( legally, of course), it’s nice to have a quick and yummy tea with ingredients I am sure you already have in your fridge.

Don’t forget to get your copy of Period Talk for more recipes and much more. 

https://www.humblesoullifeofajuicer.com/online-store.php#!/Period-Talk/p/238578463/category=0

Golden Tea:

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of dairy-free milk;
  • 1/2 tsp of turmeric;
  • 1 tsp of cinnamon;
  • 1/4 tsp of ginger,
  • Pinch of black pepper

Any sweetener will work, I would say agave, but it’s up to you. 

Heat milk until hot, stir in everything, let it simmer but not boil. Drink as often as needed. 

These measurements are based on what works for me; please feel free to add more ginger or turmeric but be careful because too much can cause stomach cramps. Also, be aware that turmeric stains easy. 

30 days of Juices and Smoothies: Fat burner & Strawberries and Cream

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Hey everyone, welcome back for Day 7 & 8 of our juice/smoothie fest!!!

Today we are going to be making Fat burner ( smoothie) and Strawberry and cream. Both super yummy and great for weight loss. Bonus points because one is keto-friendly. 

Don’t forget to subscribe and follow, so you don’t miss a thing. 

Also, don’t forget to check our first two days for tips on juicing. 

https://humblesoullifeofajuicer.blog/2020/09/24/30-days-of-juice-smoothies/

 Please remember that I am not a doctor, just a humble juicer trying to heal the world before trying any recipes; if you have any concerns consult with your doctor first. 

Day 7 ( September 30, 2020) Fat Burner)

Ingredients:

  •  2 Handfuls of spinach 
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1 cup of almond milk
  • 1 teaspoon of chia seeds
  • 1 cup of frozen pineapple 

Day 8 ( October 1, 2020) Strawberries and Cream ) – Happy, full moon!!!

Keto-Friendly

Ingredients:

  • 1 scoop of vanilla protein 
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup of strawberries 
  • 2 packs of stevia 
  • ice cubes 
  • 1/4 cup water