Instagram Challenge

February 1st to February 10th 2020, winners announced on February 11th.

We are getting ready for the Leap Year Yoga Challenge. Click here for details. 

Learn how to complete a sun salutation with this fun challenge & win some awesome prizes!

Each day HEF will post a Instagram & Facebook video of our the Leap Year Yoga Challenge Leadership Team demonstrating one pose from the sun salutation vinyasana.

We encourage you to practice the pose, then post a pic on your Instagram , and/or Facebook page of you in the pose of the day. To see the Facebook instructions, click here.

Instagram Challenge Instructions:

Use the #HEFgives #LYYC2020 and follow the HEF Leader who challenged you that day.

Everyday, Each person who posts & tags will be entered to win one of these prizes. We will announce the winners on Day 10.

Introduction January 31: Share the post on your Facebook page, on Instagram, follow on : Holistic Education Foundation  and Leap Year Yoga Challenge.
Day 1: Mountain pose, Tag #HEFgives #LYYC2020 , Follow:  SophieQuiche  CatteOconnor
Day 2: Forward fold, Tag #HEFgives #LYYC2020 , Follow: TheHealingHouse   TreisterCaryn
Day 3: Flat back pose, Tag #HEFgives #LYYC2020 #Isabelle #KimVaccaro
Day 4: Plank, Tag #HEFgives #LYYC2020 tag and Follow: reinvent_T and TranquilityHavenCenter
Day 5: Chataranga/Dandansana, Tag #HEFgives #LYYC2020 Follow: Lotus Loft  and Andrea Levy

Day 6: Cobra/Upward Facing Dog  Tag #HEFgives #LYYC2020
Day 7: Downward Facing Dog, Tag #HEFgives #LYYC2020
Day 8: Child’s Pose, Tag #HEFgives #LYYC2020 Follow: The Yoga Shrink
Day 9: modified beginner sun salutation,  Tag #HEFgives #LYYC2020 Follow: PrimalWellness.ateam and Acroyogitherapist
Day 10: advanced sun salutation, Tag #HEFgives #LYYC2020  Follow: DownToEarthYogaStudioFl
Day 11: Announcement of Winners!

Detox Bath

Ingredients:

1/2 Cup  Sea Salt or Epsom Salts

1/2  Cup of baking soda

10-20 drops essential oil 

Directions: 

Add salt, soda, and essential oils to bath, or to an airtight container.

Tips:

For best detox results, relax in the bath for at least 30 minutes.

Drink a glass of water before the bath to stay hydrated.

It is suggested after your detox, allow your body to rest. Enjoy a detox bath, just before bed.

Lighting candles and playing music, helps set the relaxation mood.

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Disclaimer: If you or any other person has a medical concern, you should consult with your health care provider or seek other professional medical treatment. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something that have read on this blog or in any linked material.

Sage Smudge Stick

Ingredients: 

Dried Sage Leaves with Stem

String (non-wax coated)

Directions:
If you are harvesting your own sage, dry in upside down in a cool dry area for 4-6 weeks.

Once completely dry, bundle 3-4 stems and wrap tightly with no-wax string. 

Use:

Burn with caution. There is smoke created when you burn sage.

Choose a day when you can open your doors & windows, or burn outside.

Sage is great to clean bad energy from your home, car, and to cleanse your aura.

To cleanse your home: Open all doors & windows.  hold the stick side, and light the opposite end, the leaves. Use a tray or large shell to catch the ashes. Start at your front door, moving clockwise around your home, smudge all the doorways & windows. You can also smudge around the beds, but take special caution of any floating embers.  When you are finished, bury the ashes outside to encapsulate any negative energy.

To cleanse your car: Follow the directions to clean your home. Start from the drivers side, moving clockwise to the passenger side, etc. This is a great tool for all who sit in traffic and/or those experience anger or frustration while driving.

To Cleanse your aura: Suggested to do with a partner. Start at the crown & your way down the chakras. Stopping at each & rotating the sage stick 3x’s in a clockwise fashion. Use a tray or large shell to catch the ashes. When you are finished, bury the ashes outside to encapsulate any negative energy.

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Disclaimer: If you or any other person has a medical concern, you should consult with your health care provider or seek other professional medical treatment. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something that have read on this blog or in any linked material.

How to Make Rose Water with Glycerin

Ingredients:

¼ c dried rose petals (or ½- ¾ c fresh chemical-free petals)

Saucepan with lid

1 ½ c water

1 oz vegetable glycerin

Fine strainer:

  • Nut milk bag
  • several thicknesses of cheese cloth
  • new/clean pantyhose

Dark bottle for storage (spray nozzle optional)

Directions:

  1. Measure ¼ c dried rose petals into saucepan. Use ½ to ¾ c if you are using fresh petals
  2. Pour 1 ½ c water into saucepan.
  3. Cover and bring to a boil.
  4. Reduce temperature to the lowest setting that still allow the water to simmer.
  5. Simmer until the color the rose petals has faded to nearly colorless. 5-10 minutes roughly.
  6. Remove from heat.
  7. Leave the lid on the saucepan and cool completely.
  8. Pour water and petals through the fine filter into a measuring bowl (with pour spout for easy transfer).
  9. Pour vegetable glycerin into the dark bottle.
  10. Fill the bottle with the rose water.
  11. Store filtered rose water in sealed bottle: 1 week at room temperature or up to 4-6 weeks in the refrigerator.

Use:

Shake well before using. Hydrating Skin Care & Natural Perfume, makes a beautiful face toner. Spray in your hair,  on sheets, or couches, anywhere that could use a little freshening.

HEF members, use the link below to order.

Cost is $3.50 per 4oz bottle




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Household Cleaner

Ingredients:

1 ½ cups distilled water

¼ cup liquid castile soap

20 drops essential oil 

Directions: 

Add all ingredients into a 16oz glass spray bottle.

Shake well, use as needed.

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Elderberry Syrup

Elderberry Syrup Recipe

Ingredients:

2 tsp ginger

½ tsp cloves

¼ cup elderberries

Directions:  

Place all ingredients into a pot.

Add 2 cups of hot water.

Allow to reduce, simmering for 60 minutes.

Mash the berries & strain out all herbs.

Let cool syrup cool, then add ¼ cup of honey.

Consumption: Please do not ingest if you are allergic to any ingredients. Adults and children over 12  take 1 tsp daily. Under 12- 2 years of age, may take 1/2 tsp daily. Do not give to children under 2 years of age.

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AmazonSmile

Did you know that you can help HEF when you shop?

What a cool way to help support your local non-profit.

It so easy,  link your Amazon  account to donate to the Holistic Education Foundation LLC.

“AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon with the same products, prices, and shopping features as Amazon.com. The difference is that when you shop on AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to the charitable organization of your choice.

Every item available for purchase on www.amazon.com is also available on AmazonSmile (smile.amazon.com) at the same price. You will see eligible products marked “Eligible for AmazonSmile donation” on their product detail pages.”

The Achievement Project

Bring your calendar & join us for the 1st of a twelve month series of…

The Achievement Project (T.A.P.) 

We invite you to T.A.P into your power, share your ideas, wisdom, & achievements to create & manifest your future success.

 We meet every last Friday of each month. If you are local to Stuart, Florida we meet at 12:00pm in a local restaurant.

If you can’t make it in person, join us live in our closed members only Facebook group at 7:00pm or watch the replay. Members can click here to join the Facebook group.

Using a holistic approach, that everything in our life is connected, we will have an open discussion on goal setting for personal life and/or business. Then, work individually to make a goal & devise an action plan for success. Give & get feedback from the group.

Infused into every meeting will be a discussion from a compilation of the book of the month, Chakra balancing, and meditations geared toward abundance, success, & prosperity. Guest Speakers will be invited to join us at some of the gatherings.

Members will receive a journal to keep track of your goals & plans.

At our first gathering…

Each person will set a goal (personal or business) which will be worked on in the month to come. Then, you will devise a plan of action to successfully reach that goal.
Give & get feedback from the group.
 
We will discuss what the Root Chakra is and why/how it is important to success & prosperity. We will teach you a short 5 minute guided meditation aimed at balancing this Chakra & give you suggestions on how you can support the Root Chakra throughout the month.
 

In the following months…

Check in, give & get feedback on goals that you set the month before. Seize the opportunity to discover what worked & what didn’t.
Make changes to your current goal, or set a new goal for the up-coming month. Devise a plan of action. Give & get feedback from the group.
 

Promotes:

Education in holistic health.
Connection with the holistic community.
Supports building personal skills for holistically-minded individuals.
Supports holistically-minded business owners. 
Provides a space for holistically minded people to connect & help each other prosper in a non-judgmental environment.
Click here to find this event on Facebook

Yearly Dates:

January 31, 2020
February 28, 2020
March 27, 2020
April 24, 2020
May 29, 2020
June 26, 2020
July 31, 2020
August 28, 2020
September 25, 2020
October 30, 2020
November 27, 2020
December ~To Be Announced

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Arthur J Tassinello

 

 

Arthur J Tassinello, Founding Member, Martin County, FL

Arthur is an Author, Entrepreneur, Renaissance man and Humanitarian. His moniker is Dr. Love because his passion is helping others design their lives around peace, love and happiness.
Arthur, as a former CEO, is also a consultant and regularly advises companies and people on ways to work through any difficulties by understanding the approaches to use for greater financial success and how to live physically, mentally and spiritually healthier.

As an author Arthur has published 2 books, “Quantum Shift into Greatness” and “21 Days to Love,” which express in simple terms, what you can do to have more peace and love in your life and help create peace and love in the world.

A few of the quotes he lives by are:

“The service we render others is the rent we pay for our room on earth.” – Wilfred Grenfell

“We cannot live only for ourselves. A thousand fibers connect us with our fellow men.” – Herman Melville

“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.” – Helen Keller

“Success is not about how much material things you have. It is about how much love and happiness you have in your life.” – Arthur Tassinello

To learn more about Arthur visit his website. 

Caryn Treister

Caryn  Treister

HEF Founding Member and Meditation leader,  Martin County, Florida.

Caryn’s been coaching women in health and wellness for over 30 years. Now a mindset coach she utilizes her years of experience, transformation, studying the mind and speaking skills to empower others. She loves working with divorced women and she has tools to reach their highest and best self through positive thought patterns, passion and energy. She also facilitates a divorce support group in the Stuart area. She loves sports, traveling, learning, teaching, being in nature, reading, interior design and meeting new people. Caryn is a Certified Public Speaker, Life Coach, and Neuro-Linguistic Programming Practitioner.

To contact Caryn directly, click here.