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:)


Our Body...Our Temple

I've been pondering on this subject of the health of the body. Each of us came to earth to receive a body and because we came to a fallen world, an imperfect body. A body that is a gift that houses our Divine Spirit. Everything that we think, Act and Do imprints on our temple. A temple is an honor and a gift and how we care for it will lift or hurt the progression of our spirit. We will never have a perfect body as the world portrays and sells and our intent should not be to try to gain the applause and eyes of the world. We do have control over our choices of how we care for our temple. Our temple needs daily and constant good nourishment to the body, mind, heart and spirit. Its not just about the food we eat but this does show honor and tender respect to our temple. It includes the thoughts we think and believe, the media we choose to engage in, the type friends we choose to be around, the environment of our home,engaging in wholesome activity and movement, the words we speak, how we succor, serve and listen to the weak, taking time each day to pray ponder and listen to the whispering of the spirit, the clothes we wear and the intention of our heart when we dress our temple, what we allow our ears to hear, eyes to see and our body to feel, and what we put into our temple for food also is important in a spirit of gratitude. We are not here to claim health to parade our beauty and strength and then sit back in our is a blessing to get up, to move and to serve our fellowmen. I believe the health of our body can be quickened by the spirit and that our health is not only determined by our choices but also by what God wills our body to do and the work He has sent us here to accomplish. Our Body is a Temple,
a beautiful gift from our Heavenly Father, may we choose to care for it as such and then use it to bless and lift the lives of our Brothers and Sisters here on earth.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Summer Name Salad

This is a Vietnamese type of salad served with buckwheat soba noodles and your choice of marinated protein. I love this salad... it reminds me of an Asian one I loved as a child with ginger dressing:)

Summer name Salad 
Ashley Lisonbee


Juice of 1 lime
1 tsp real salt
2 tsp coconut sugar
dash of cayenne
3 tbsp fresh cilantro chopped
1 tbsp grated fresh ginger
Choice of protein
2 tbsp olive oil

*put all ingredients into a ziplock and marinate protein overnight


Buckwheat Soba noodles

*Make according to package, drain and coat with 1 tbsp coconut oil


3 shallots thinly sliced
dash of real salt
coconut oil for frying

*Lightly fry on med the shallots until the onions are slightly toasted and clear


juice of two fresh limes
1 tsp real salt 2 tbsp maple syrup
1 tsp minced garlic
1 tbsp fresh grated ginger
dash of cayenne

*Combine ingredients and mix well in salad dressing jar


sliced cucumber
sliced carrots 
juliene zucchini
sliced cabbage or romaine
Fresh roughly chopped cilantro,basil and mint

To Assemble:

Place noodle and protein in bowl
top wioth veggies and shallots 
drizzle dressing

Sat Nam,

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Routine...with Him?

We all have heard and I post much about the health of the Outer body.  I have pondered, tried to study from references, my schooling and my faith, that the inner vessel is of much if not more importance than the appearance or strength of the outer. As far as routines, we all have been told and are probably trying to practice good self care, hygiene, exercise and eating habits. What I have observed is that when souls put too much emphases on this alone, they become imbalanced and sometimes addicted and or self absorbed. In the scriptures it says that, "Vanity if a vexation of the spirit." In order for us to be truly content, at peace, happy and healthy we have to work on not just our body,but our mind, our heart and our spirit. Its a bit deeper work:) I have found in my own life, that when I am practicing my daily routine with out first connecting to my Maker, I do not experience the growth and peace that I do on days that I do. It has become routine after waking to roll onto my knees, to thank, to ask and to prepare for the day. It has also become routine to close in gratitude to my Maker and connect in the scriptures, or exercise while listening to a conference talk. It has changed my life and mostly when things are really challenging.

 I have learned we are so much weaker when we just rely on our own mortal mind and strength. I have gone through days with no energy to find myself lifted and carried, or if I have a task that seems impossible to create or bear I am strengthened by His power. I do have my daily routines of doing what I can and know to take care of my outer vessel, but I know now..."With God All Things Are Possible," if we will connect to Him, become humble and submissive, and allow greater things to unfold.

Salt Soak

Bathing in Salts is simple effective way to cleanse the body, relieve tension and ease tired muscles after a full day. Dr. Teals Epsom salts are affordable and can be located in almost any local store and online. As a part of a night routine I love to soak in a salt bath and it makes a good soak for kids when they are tired or feeling sick:)
Sat Nam.

Friday, January 27, 2017

Ashr Muesli

Ashr Muesli

4 C raw GF Oats, and or raw buckwheat
4-5 C organic coconut milk (or almond)
1/2 C sliced almonds

1/8 C raw pumpkin seeds, sunflower ,sesame and hemp seeds and chia
1/2 C raw shredded org coconut
Sweeten with honey or a bit of coconut sugar and cinnamon to taste:)

Combine all ingredients, let it sit overnight in a large bowl covered in the fridge for at least an hour or leave it overnight for a yummy morning meal. This makes quite a bit, so you can feed your whole family. Top with fresh berries, walnuts or whatever your heart desires:)

Sat Nam, Ash

What's for Lunch?

I often get this question? What do you make everyday? Well here's today's lunch for me and my two kids who are home sick and homeschooling:) It really is different everyday and when people see how I cook they usually say that looks to hard or you cook so fancy.

 The truth is...
 it is simple, fast and I now approach food with a reverence I didn't have before, in fact that is what gives me inspiration to cook, because I would rather be dancing:) Food gives us whatever form it has sacrificed its for us to have energy to do His will. So when I feed me or my families temples (bodies) I try to keep in mind that outlook, and I'll be honest I don't always get grateful responses from my kids. We still try to teach correct principles and let them choose:)
If you find yourself wanting more guidance on how to shop,prep,cook,recipe ideas or store healthy food I would be happy to help.

Sat Nam,Ash

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Habit Stacking

Its a new year, which means for many new goal setting. How many have set their goals only to find that they are already lax or have quit all together? Its easy to set them, but to make them a new habit, it takes asking for a higher power to help you change and then attaching this new habit to a cue you already are doing or replacing the old neuro pathway with a new one:) I have done this with many new habits I have wanted to implement or new habits I have to do because my kids rely on me for it. Its easy to set a goal, but try to set an intention. Its east to have expectations or feel the pressure of perfectionism, try practicing acceptance and excellence instead. I am happy to help you set new intentions and crate healthier patterns in private consults if you find yourself needing a support:)

Sat Nam,Ash

Mac and Chaseweeze

Having gluten and dairy intolerance's in our family, this is a fun new recipe we tried this week at our cousins that the kids enjoy!

Mac and Chasheweeze

*Prep gluten free mac according to package. We have tried brown rice, quinoa, lentil or eikhorn.

2 C cashews
1 tsp real salt
1/4 C avocado oil
1/2 C org coconut milk
1 tsp mustard powder
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp lemon

*Blend all ingredients in a blender and serve over noodles with a salad:)
Sat Nam.

Gluten Free?

Over the years I discovered and sought out advice and testing from medical and holistic practitioners about our family's sensitivities to grains or Gluten. Most people that go gluten free go directly to over processed pre-packaged foods that don't really help the body long term. After our tests it came out that in fact our family could tolerate the original "wheat",hmm, and we were told no wheat? There are many arguments and this advice is not for all but this is the "original wheat" its called Eikhorn.
It is unadulterated and in its purest form. It never made sense to me, that the scriptures say wheat is for man and then to be told that we couldn't have wheat. I kept researching and was tested with this form and it came out clear, interesting. Here is a list of grains we use and do like to have on hand:)

 Eikhorn Wheat berries
GF Oats
Brown, Black and Jasmine rice

We steam to go with a healthy meal, make morning warm cereals or grind these grains for quick breads and pancakes.

Sat Nam, Ash

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Good Oils've probably all heard "good oils" by now:)

These are staples we use and here's how you can too..

Organic olive oil: use raw for dressings, drizzle on cooked food or not heat this one:)

Organic Avocado oil: This one is our go to oil..because it can be used cold or to cook with,we use it for dressings,soups, to roast veggies and other foods and we love it on popcorn:)

Organic Coconut oil: This oil is very versatile and while we love it in all foods warm or cool it also is amazing to use on skin and hair.

Grapeseed oil: This is another great oil its subtle flavor and ability to cook at high temperatures make it good for almost everything..especially if you don't want to taste the oil:)

Flaxseed/borage and or hemp oils: These are amazing oils for the body blood joint and brain..they are specailty oils and have to be refrigerated..we love these types of oils on our salads or to drizle on a cooled soup...never want to heat these delicate oils.

Fun way to teach Kids:)

My sister in law is such an amazing mother and gave me the "Sometimes and Always" idea to teach kids to eat healthy:) Its simple... You first teach your kids correct eating habits and principles and them give them choice. Encouraging them that there are "Always" foods and "Sometimes" foods. This puts shaming and controlling to rest:)
Sat Nam,Ash

Instead of chips try...

Seaweed salty snacks...make sure its organic if possible.
You can find them at costco now or any local health food store:)

Berry Morn

We love berries and we often make this yummy shake in the morning or with dinner to get lots of fresh veggies, other good oils and protein in our kidlets...

Berry Morn

1 english cucumber
3 stalks organic celery
1 avocado
2 big handfuls organic mixed greens...spinach kale collards etc..
juice of 2-3 limes
1 tbsp chia seeds
1/2 C organic unsweetened kefir (opt)
1 C org almond milk
1 C org coconut milk
1 C org coconut water or grapefruit juice
1 C frozen mixed berries

Blend in blender and Enjoy!

Sat Nam,

Friday, January 20, 2017

Nuts Seeds...

As a quick healthy snack eat raw seeds and nuts...but even better... take some glass jars, rinse your seeds and or nuts and place them in the fridge. This increases the oxygen, removes harmful coatings and makes them more easily digestible for sensitive tummies. Try soaking your seeds and nuts for a quick snack, top on salads,wraps or an add in to any meal.

Sat Nam. Ashr

Thursday, January 19, 2017

How I can Help

If your interested receiving more individualized guidance through the personal consult sessions I would be honored to try to help you in your healing journey, these are my credentials/experience and what I currently offer:

Ashley Rose Lisonbee:

-16 years consulting with holistic and medical practitioners/ first hand experience.
-12 years certified Yoga teacher in studio in Utah and at Ph Retreats in California and free summer community classes.
-apprenticed balanced Healthy Lifestyle cooking with Shelley Young holistic culinary artist and at pHMiracle health retreats.
- Nutritional consulting,cooking, prepping, healthy cooking show,cleansing consulting and healthy grocery shopping guiding for 4 years at Ph Miracle Center
-Study Neuro Emotional Health with Angela Bell Life Solutions 
-Study Family Virtues course for Family and other relationship health
-Currently active in my Faith, pray, read scriptures and ponder (meditate) daily for personal spiritual health:)

Consult expectations:
Guidance in area of healing and health that you choose:

-Body: cleansing,cooking,shoping,private or group yoga routines or class etc..
-Mind: Neuro/emotional healing/Relationships
-Spirit: Help you define your intentions and goals and create habits to stay spiritually connected daily:)

*Consults are, scheduled by phone, and can be done in person or by phone.
First session is half price and all sessions are an hour long. To book call #801-885-7221

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

My Story...partly.

I have been hesitant to write my story...because I don't like talking about me much..but I feel to write to express my motivation and heart for what I've choosen to do in my life....
I am currently in schooling that teaches about health of the mind. What drew me to this and learning about many other forms of health are many things....
As a child growing up I was quiet and an observer. I watched and analyzed and wondered why people acted, treated and choose to do the things they did. I always questioned vanity and actually never cared what I wore and just brushed my hair and left..I soon realized this was not the norm..Everyone was at odds, competing, comparing and trying so hard to look better..I never quite understood this. At the age of 15 I was scouted to model and it took me oversees at 18..I was drawn to the industry because as a teenager I was a bit of a loner an artist and dancer and for once I felt noticed. As a young woman this can feel flattering and I became lost in it for a time...before I realized when I was living in Europe that this "Vanity" industry is a Lie, and I knew it all along and felt it from a young age. From quitting this experience, I realized I had a first hand voice from experience to share with young women who become confused with the lies the world tells us. This is only a part of what has drawn me to learn about the mind. The other part is I was diagnosed with a brain condition in 01' and from then on have tried to learn about the brain and mind and what tangible tools are helpful for the health of the body, mind and spirit. This challenge was a gift and has led me down a road where I have learned from numerous holistic health and medical practitioners for over the last 16 years. I have experienced physical and emotional challenges and from having almost every organ in my body needing support at one time or another learned firsthand how to cook healthy from mostly my nutritional culinery mother, learned biology,science from my holistic ND dad and many many other books and specialists in the field of health. I also certified and actively taught yoga both in and out of studio and retreats for 12 years. After learning much about the health of the body, I was blessed with a bout of depression and anxiety after many traumatic events. I also been blessed with 2 sensory children that increased my focus to learning even more about the health of the mind, emotions and thought processes. My one deep frustration of experiencing all that I did was that in order to have health, it always cost a lot of $... I would always say...why is it that rich people can afford to become well when others can't get the help they need because they don't have enough funds...this always really bothered me. As my way of trying to give back, I will honor and try to help and accommodate where I can  so that no soul is turned away and left to suffer...I don't feel our Father would turn anyone away. And so I share all that I've learned in hopes it may help another find some hope. My prayer is to try to help others feel of His Love and Light.
Sat Nam. Ash

Veggie Ginger Leek Soup

This is a go to recipe my mom made us often to help during the sicky we make it at least weekly :)

1 bunch leeks or onion chopped
3 cloves minced garlic
4 carrots chopped
6 stalks celery chopped
1 C chopped zucchini
1 C green beans
1 C peas
1 C chopped tomatoes
1 bunch kale sliced
1 C almond or coconut milk
1/2 tsp rosemary and thyme
1 tsbp grated ginger
3 tsbp real salt
Lemon pepper to taste

Place onion and garlic in bottom of soup pan and saute in 3 tbsp avocado oil until onions are tender.
Add other veggies except peas, tomatoe and kale and sautee until colors brighten.
Fill pot with good water and 1 C almond or coconut milk. Simmer on med low for 15 min.
Add in kale,tomatoe and peas and seasonings..simmer 15 more min and Enjoy!

Monday, January 16, 2017

Coconut Love

Simple way to open and enjoy your Coconut:) Great for skin,hair,bones,healthy fats and electrolytes:)

Make sure to buy organic thai coconuts

Place coconut on firm cutting board surface
Using a COCOjack, place the ring over crown of coconut
Hit crown with mallet until it breaks through the shell to the water
Pry open, pour sweet water and scrap out yummy soft coconut meat.

Our family loves these for a quick snack:)

Make your own...

Here is a simple recipe for an amazing gentle moisturizer for face and all over body your can make at home.

2 tbsp almond oil
2 tbsp jojoba oil
2 tsp argan oil
2 tbsp avocado oil
1 tbsp rose water
2 tbsp organic aloe skin gel

Essential oils:

8 drops frankincense oil
8 drops stress less oil (or lavender and geranium mix)
3 drops maleluca oil (opt good for acne)

Blend until smooth consistency and Enjoy morn and night after wash or exfoliation:)