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Carisa Benuelos, Meditation Coach
Meditation Program, Malas for Tatas

Last March my sister, Erin, received the news that her breast cancer was still present in a lymph node after undergoing over a years time of treatment. We were all floored, confused about why months of chemo and radiation hadn't eradicated the disease. Erin had to find the strength to rally and start her treatment over from the beginning. I knew that she was going to need more support than ever and the only way that I could show up for her in the way she needed me to, was to make sure I was handling my own reaction to this news in a healthy way.

Right around the same time, I was presenting a workshop when I overheard a friend mention her meditation coach. For years I had been trying to deepen my meditation practice. I felt like I was dedicated enough with my practice to see the benefits, but I wanted more, and I didn't quite know how to get there. I was intrigued at the thought of a meditation coach. This could be a really great way to stay clear-headed and calm during this next phase of Erin's treatment. I made an appointment immediately.

Carisa has a quiet space in a neurological remapping practice. I find this kind of work fascinating and I loved that meditation was a strong part of their program. On our first visit, she explained how meditation changes the brain. I had some understanding of how it worked but Carisa really knew how to break it down. She explained the different brain waves and showed me the images of a brain that was constantly in thought vs. a brain that was trained in slowing down and finding a resting state. The visuals were fun, helpful and affirming. We took some time to talk about breathwork and did a short meditation. This was just what I needed.

I decided to commit to her 16-week program. If I was going to get through this as solid support for my sister, I was going to need something to help me not lose my shit and be present with her. We met regularly, meditating for a short while, discussing my progress, and adding in new varieties of meditation I had yet to explore. I did my homework, a daily meditation practice with journaling, and immediately felt more able to manage my stress.

Carisa was a great guide through it all, not only explaining the process but allowing me to take ownership of what works best for me. She is generous in her knowledge, providing links to her guided meditations and offering reading material and a workbook to go along with each week. She put a lot of thought into her meditation program, and her passion for the work shines through.

I have recently completed her program, and though I know that meditation is a life long practice, I feel more equipped than before to handle my stress and anxiety. I can access the inner peace that I need in the midst of stress or fear of the unknown. I am more aware of useless mental chatter and ruminating thoughts and have the tools to slow down and come back to my breath. I also feel a lot more present with my family, friends, and clients. Whereas before, thoughts could really pull me away from fully experiencing a fleeting moment.

Shannon

We are honored to have Carisa’s support as one of our Preferred Providers for Malas for Tatas. Please enjoy the video below featuring Shannon and Carisa.

Carisa Banuelos
Centennial, Co.
www.sacredandsimple.com

Denise FaddisHealth
Recipe for Ginger Garlic Noodle Soup with Bok Choy
Recipe for Ginger Garlic Noodle Soup with Bok Choy

Hey Friends!

I found a great recipe on Pinterest a few months back and have been making it over and over. It’s delicious and I felt was worth sharing with our community!

I have made this Ramen Soup at least 8 times since discovering it this last March. The first time I made it I stuck to the recipe, since, I’ve added organic chicken breasts cubed for a more hearty meal. I also use bone broth for it’s added health benefits. Of course, you can leave it vegetarian.

The hardest part of making this soup is simply the prep – chopping all the delicious and flavorful fresh garlic, shallots, and ginger. But If you can set aside a few minutes to just deep breathe and listen to some music you can make it a zen meditative moment in your day. Bringing it all together is simple and easy. BONUS: The blog includes a quick and easy video tutorial so you can just watch it – then get after it.

My husband LOVES this soup and asks me to make it for him all the time.

I hope you guys love it too!

Link to Recipe: The Forked Spoon

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Below are a couple of photos I took with my phone but of course The Forked Spoon has some beautiful photos of the final product plated (bowled?) :)

Health Benefits of Bone Broth, click here.

I also included two of our Fire Element Series Malas: Ember and Volcanic. I figured they would align well with “fire” from the ginger and chili flakes in this delicious soup. This might be a great recipe for “Kapha” Dosha Types “Choose foods that are light, warm, and spicy. Tea with dried ginger and lemon is a great pick-me-up for Kaphas. Avoid heavy oily and processed sugars, which are detrimental to Kaphas. Use lots of spices such as black pepper, ginger, cumin, chili and lots of bitter dark greens.” from Ayurveda & Dosha Types for Beginners. See link Below.

Curious about Ayurvedic Lifestyle, click here
5 Ways to Get Started in an Ayurvedic Lifestyle
Ayurveda & Dosha Types for Beginners


Cheers!

Denise

Recipe for Ginger Garlic Noodle Soup with Bok Choy
ELEMENT SERIES | Fire | Ember
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