Thursday, October 12, 2017

The Silent Heart

There is so much to be said for the Silence, the quiet space where we can connect to ourselves and our Maker. Sometimes for us Mothers we just need a little Silence and a peaceful heart:)

Silence Of The Heart

It takes a sensitive ear to tune in to the silence of the heart, but it is there in each one of us.
We spend a lot of time attempting to put the feelings in our hearts into words, to communicate to others our passions, our emotions, and our love. Often we are so busy trying to translate our heart's roar into language that we miss the most profound experience the heart has to offer, which is silence. Every poem arises from this silence and returns to it. When all the songs have been sung, the soliloquies delivered, the emotions expressed, silence is what remains. As each wave of feeling rises and falls back into the silence, we have an opportunity to connect with the vast, open, powerfully healing wisdom at the soundless center of our hearts.

Our hearts may seem noisy and tumultuous so much of the time that we do not even associate them with silence. It takes a sensitive ear to tune in to the silence of the heart, but it is there in each one of us, so close and so large that we do not even notice it. We can begin to become aware of it in the same way we become aware of the negative space in a still life, the background of a photograph, or the open sky that contains the sun, clouds, moon, and stars. We are accustomed to tuning in to objects and sounds that are one-pointed, solid, and three-dimensional. Seeing and hearing the apparently empty space that contains these sounds and objects takes a little practice.

We can bring our awareness into our hearts by simply breathing into the general area of our heart. The first thing we may notice is feelings like joy or sadness and physical sensations like tightness or tenderness. We acknowledge these as we continue to breathe and focus, listening attentively. We surround these feelings and sensations with breath and recognize that they are contained and held in an immeasurable substance like water or air, intangible, ineffable, but utterly real. This is the silence of the heart, and the more we listen for it, return to it, and accept it, the more we bathe and purify ourselves in the soundless center of our heart and connect to our Maker.

Sicky Season

We are coming upon the Sicky Season for our families. If you or your child is sick , check with your doctor first and then there are some things you can do to be self reliant:

#1 Make a good healing soup with a bone broth base and good healing veggies.
basil, oregano, tumeric and real salt. Also great to make a ginger honey lemon tea to sip on:)

Healing Soup

1 chopped onion
4 cloves garlic minced
2 tbsp shredded ginger root
2 tbsp coconut or avocado oil
Bone broth from scratch or you can use bone broth packs from Dr. Axe

Veggies chopped: 

4 stalks celery
2 carrots
1 med zucchini
green beans


1 tsp tumeric
1 tsp oregano
1 tsp crushed rosemary
1/2 tsp basil

Saute onion,garlic and ginger in oil in bottom of soup pot. Slowly add other veggies starting with the dense ones first. Add plenty of water or your bone broth to top of pot. Add herbs 15-20 min after soup has melded flavors. Enjoy!

#2 Use healing herbs like goldenseal, echinachea, vitamin C, tumeric, and oregano (

#3 Use natural antibiotics such as colloidal silver (, grape seed extract, colostrum and probiotic

And make sure you get plenty of rest and give yourself a Epsom Salt bath or two:)

Sat Nam, Ashr

Monday, October 9, 2017

Fresh Morn

Here is a simple fresh Breakfast Idea:)

Fresh Morn

1/2 C Raw Buckwheat
2 celery stalks cut into bits
1/2 Avocado
1 green apple or kiwi or banana cut into bits
1/2 Cup Berries
1 tbsp chia seeds
dash of real salt
dash of cinnamon
dash of Coconut sugar/honey or Agave
1/2 cup almond milk

Mix together and enjoy!

Sat Nam.Ash

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Positive Thoughts

 We all at times struggle with keeping our thoughts positive...because we live in this fallen mortal world and life can be discouraging, we can let our thoughts get us down, its normal. We can pray, reflect on our Savior and release our negative and replace with light and positive thinking and allow the atonement power to lift us back up:)

Keep your thoughts positive because your thoughts become your words.
Keep your words positive because your words become your behavior.
Keep your behavior positive because your behavior becomes your habits.
Keep your habits positive because your habits become your values
Keep your values positive because your values become your destiny.

-Mahatma Ghandi

Simple Water Add -Ins:)

Simple water Add ins:)

1. In the morning first thing, a gentle cleanse for the body to reset is to squeeze a bit of lemon your water:)

2. If you find yourself dizzy or low blood pressure during the day, put a dash of some good sea or real salt in your water, and it will naturally lift you until you can get to some good food:)

3. Every time you drink your water, reflect on one positive word or scripture
that day so that you are reminded to see the good:)

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Just Breathe...

I want to share with you a bit about our breathe. Breathe gives us life. When we feel unsafe or threatened our breathing becomes shallow, rapid and usually through the mouth. If you think of a baby when a baby is in distress, the baby cries and begins to mouth breathe. As soon as we put the binki in the babys mouth or nurse, the baby returns to deeper nose breathing and calms down. When we are in state of panic or anxiety the tendency is to run, cry and start mouth breathing as we have entered into the brain stem or fight or flight response
. Purposeful mindful nose breathing brings the body out of his sympathetic state and back into our parasympathetic or calm brain. Here is a small breathing tip you can use next time you are feeling stressed.

Inhale 5 counts, hold for 5, exhale 1 through the mouth with an audible release

Do this 5-8 times until you feel the body starting to come down out of panic state
It takes the body about 20 minutes to rid itself of the extra cortisal released when we are in a state of panic. As I breathe I also like to envision my Savior or a favorite calming nature scene or offer prayer. Hope this tool is helpful.

Sat Nam, Ashley

Monday, September 25, 2017

Simple Lunch

I like simplicity and sometimes its hard to come up with ideas of what to make for lunch each day. Here is a simple idea.

Fresh salad mixed greens

Other veggies cut up like bell peppers, carrot, celery, jicama.

Avocado, raw seeds or nuts you prefer, or good clean protein of choice

Fresh berries or green apples

Tortilla on the side (I like Teff or spelt

Drizzle with Avocado or good oil of choice, some real salt and lemon and any other herbs or spice you like:)