Black Rice Pudding with Mango

Today I was organising the kitchen and then I found that 5 lbs Black rice staring at me in the shelf.
I need to do something about it in order to clear my stock.
Therefore I made Black Rice Pudding with my instant pot. My two-year toddler likes it.

Nutrition Side of this desert :
Black rice is a good source of protein, fat, and iron, it contains high levels of the antioxidant anthocyanin. Studies shown that black rice helps decreases dangerous atherosclerotic plaque formation in the arteries. This is very important for keeping arteries clear and preventing heart attacks and stroke.
Orange fruits and vegetables, such as mangoes, contain beta-carotene. They also suggest that it can boost the action of the immune system against disease.

Ingredients:

1 Cup Black Glutinous Rice
1 3/4 Cups Water
Pinch of salt
1/3 Cup Maple syrup/Brown Sugar
1 can Aroy-D Coconut Milk

Instructions:
1. After clean and drain the black rice, Mix all ingredients together into the instant pot.
2. Put on regular brown rice setting and stir it occasionally.
3. After done, it can be served hot or cold.

My Proven 5-step method to break any old habit

A lot of people are struggling with different types of old habits:

Supporting you with lots of love here, I understand how hard it feels to quit old habits like smoking , eating disorder, drinking problem…..
Most likely, all your friends and family members never really seem to understand what you feel and are very judgemental. They unsuccessfully try to talk you through, changing those habits,

Over past decades I suffered with different bad habits, the longest one lasted for more than 20 years

You’ll be able to break through your old habits, only if your true self is ready. 

I remember back when I was 9 years old, I was laying on my bed, face down, my legs and my chest flat on the mattress, and I started to pull my first hair.

I struggled for 20 years with this hair-pulling disorder. Especially when facing stressful periods of my life like exams, arguments, work etc. I tried some methods that my friends/ my family suggested like squeezing a soft ball ,pulling doll hair…however those methods were inefficient,I was praying hoping that this habit will go away.

When I realized I was ready to quit this habit

I had an opportunity to work on this issue with therapist who kindly offered her help out of friendship since she had helped somebody with this. I remember thinking then “if she helped someone when the same issue, then it can be fixed” and I started browsing solutions on google.

Trichotillomania, a mental disorder that involves recurrent, irresistible urges to pull out hair from your scalp, eyebrows or other areas of your body, despite trying to stop.

I went through different clinic’s website. They suggested a bunch of exercises that weren’t working for me.

Until one day, an article caught my attention. It was written by a blogger struggling with the same habit. She had tried different methods, some of which turned out to be working for her and so I started implementing some of these technics.

Today I am proud to announce that I successfully healed from this mental disorder and I want to share with you the 5 steps system that can help you break free from your bad habits and become the confident person you deserve to be.

Most of these habits started from an emotional pain. In order to fix them, you first have to analyse what triggered it:

1. Identify the triggers (must do)
You must be able to identify this : When ,Where, How , the more clear the better the results.

When do you usually do this?
Where is the place that you do it the most? ( It could be on the bed, Bathroom…)
How do you usually do it? Picture yourself: which hand ? Which fingers are you using? What is your posture. How do you hold that glass of wine? How do you hold that cigarette ? How do you pull off your hair?

2. Look into the mirror with a deep visualisation and remember it (must)
Spend a good amount of time facing the mirror until you have this clarity, visualise your new appearance 1 year from now after quitting the habit as a complete healthy person.
How will you look like after you got rid of this habit? How will your hair look like? How will your skin tone like? How will your teeth look like?
Every time you want to pull hair, recall your healthy beautiful appearance …

This is the most effective step amongst all , every time I have an urge.

3. Break the pattern (pretty effective right after your visualisation )

You need to understand that they are two type of pleasures. Our brain is constructed in such way that its main priority is survival. In order for us to survive, our brain steers us towards two path:
Avoiding shot-term pain -> chasing short-term pleasure:

If you are aiming to solve your problem, you are looking for a long term satisfaction. Unfortunately for you, the brain has this tendency of influencing towards you reptilian thinking The reason that makes it so hard to quit is some kind of pleasure is formed within the habit. However if you realise that habit actually cos you pain or inconvenient instantly. That can rewrite the way you think about that habit.

Lets say you have a hair-pulling disorder, you could put extra lotion on your hand and then try to pull your hair.

I still remembered I had 1-2 year of smoking habit but I was blessed at that time that I developed ear allergy problem related to smoking, every afternoon I wanted to scratch my ears off so badly and later on I search on internet and notice this itchness related to smoking, so very quickly I could quit smoking without much effort because smoking causes real pain instantly.

If you have a drinking habit try adding tones of salt in a super diluted alcohol aiming at making it so disgusting salty to rewire your brain that alcohol tastes disgusting.

 

4. Draw a monthly Calendar on 1 single piece of paper on the spot that triggers your habit . ( must)
Every time you want to do this again you will see the calendar right next to it reminding yourself. You put a star when the day you did’t do it. By the end of calendar reward yourself with something. Do it at least 2 rounds of the paper ( which costs at most two months.

5. Build a new good habit that gives you a sense of relaxation. ( not a must but its helpful for a new form of pleasure in general )

It could be a form of exercise. Like Running, Cycling, jogging, Boxing… Any type of exercise that you could build up the habits. Through these exercises you achieve a prolonged relaxation in a long term. Like any kind of Good/ or bad habits ,to develop it , you start from small.

Make it easily achievable in the beginning. Take running as an example
I was starting from 5mph ( which is a super slow speed fo Jogging), you will be able to set up a progress through weeks and months.

Proof 5 simple steps to break any old habit

Dear anyone who is struggling with old habits:

Supporting you with lots of love here, I understand how hard it feels to quit old habits like smoking , eating disorder, drinking problem…..
And when all your friends and family members they seems never really understand your real struggle and try to recommend you some kind of methods that never really help because they never experience the same problem… …

Over past decades I suffered with different bad habits, the longest one last for more than 20 years

I believe if you are truly ready, you will always be able to break your old habits.

I suffered from this old habit since I was 9 years old. I still remember that first day when I was hanging on my bed, my head was upside down and I started to pull my first hair…

Over 20 years I struggled with this hair-pulling disorder through every exams, every stress out moment. I even tried some methods that my friends/ my family suggested but they are not really helpful a lists like squeezing a soft ball ,pulling doll hair…, I even prayed for not pulling hair.

Until last year one day I am ready get help.

I did some online research and its called :

Trichotillomania, a mental disorder that involves recurrent, irresistible urges to pull out hair from your scalp, eyebrows or other areas of your body, despite trying to stop.

I went through different clinic websites that tell you doing a list of things that suggested getting supported , exercise , meditation doesn’t seem to work as a practical plan,

Until I visited one personal blog that the writer is also struggling with the same problem, I simply followed some of her ways that proof working . Today I am proud to announced that I successfully healed from this mental disorder, I wanted to share with you the exact Pathways that would work.

Most of the bad habits are related to mental disorder, if this is a mental problem, you need to treat it mentally. And in the past you are not so sure about if you can do it successfully. I have tried a lots of different methods until I found the below pathways works.

1. Identify the triggers (must do)
You must be able to identify this 3Ws : When ,Where, How , the more clear the better the results.

When do you usually do this?
Where is the spot that you do this the most? ( It could be on the bed, Bathroom…)
How do you usually do it?Picture yourself: which hand ? Which fingers you are performing it? what are the gesture you are. How did you hold that glass of wine? How did you hold that cigarette ? How did you pull off the hair?

2. Look into the mirror with a deep visualisation and remember it (must)
Spend a good amount of time facing the mirror until you have this clarity, visualise your new appearance 1 year from now after quitting the habit as a complete healthy person.
How will you look like when you don’t have this habit? How will your hair look like? How will your skin tone like? How will your teeth look like?
Every time you want to pull hair, recall your healthy beautiful appearance …

This is the most effective step among all , every time I have an urge to fall back into the action.

3. Rewrite the habit by creating a real pain / trouble for completing the habit once the first time. ( not a must but also pretty effective right after your visualisation )

The reason that makes it so hard to quit is some kind of pleasure is formed within the habit. However if you realise that habit actually cos you pain or inconvenient instantly. That can rewrite the way you think about that habit.

Lets say you have a hair-pulling disorder, you could put extra lotion on your hand and then try to pull your hair.

I still remembered I had 1-2 year of smoking habit but I was blessed at that time that I developed ear allergy problem related to smoking, every afternoon I wanted to scratch my ears off so badly and later on I search on internet and notice this itchness related to smoking, so very quickly I could quit smoking without much effort because smoking causes real pain instantly.

If you have a drinking habit try adding tones of salt in a super diluted alcohol aiming at making it so disgusting salty to rewire your brain that alcohol tastes disgusting.

4. Draw a monthly Calendar on 1 single piece of paper on the spot that triggers your habit . ( must)
Every time you want to do this again you will see the calendar right next to it reminding yourself. You put a star when the day you did’t do it. By the end of calendar reward yourself with something. Do it at least 2 rounds of the paper ( which costs at most two months.

5. Build a new good habit that gives you a sense of relaxation. ( not a must but its helpful for a new form of pleasure in general )

It could be a form of exercise. Like Running, Cycling, jogging, Boxing… Any type of exercise that you could build up the habits. Through these exercises you achieve a prolonged relaxation in a long term. Like any kind of Good/ or bad habits ,to develop it , you start from small.

Make it easily achievable in the beginning. Take running as an example
I was starting from 5mph ( which is a super slow speed fo Jogging), you will be able to set up a progress through weeks and months.

A simple Breakfast recipe

Create your Oatmeal 

Base Choice 
Old Fashioned Oatmeal / Swiss Granola

Hot water or
Any Milk Choice
: Whole /skim
Soy /Almond / Coconut/ Oat/ Walnut/ Hazelnut/ Cashew/Yogurt

Nuts
Almond Slices
Chia Seed
Flaxseed
Rasins
Figs

Fruits
Blueberries
Rasberries
Blackberry
3 Strawberrys into Slices
Half sliced Banana
Peach
Mango

Sauces
Maple syrup/Peanut Butter /Nutella/ Honey

Serves on Breakfast Bowl

Learning from Thrive

Find wisdom by learning from your own experiences and listening to your intuition.

Wisdom isn’t connected to intelligence or knowledge. Rather, wisdom is a mindset – a way of looking at life in a more insightful way, without getting distracted and frustrated by day-to-day wins and losses.

When something unfortunate happens to you, you can choose to tap wisdom from that experience, instead of being crushed by it.

Stop seeking wisdom outside of yourself; instead, turn inward. Take advantage of your experience and listen to your intuition.

Giving back does a lot of good – Helping others would actually also have a positive impact on your performance at work as well. In fact, research shows that people who are more giving in a general sense are also better at their jobs: the most effective salespeople are more likely to help both their customers and their colleagues.

Prioritize your well-being: it will actually support your professional success – not jeopardize it.

In fact, taking care of your well-being will actually improve your productivity. That’s because sleep (a major factor in your well-being, as previously noted) increases your level of productivity multiple times over.

Morning Routine Insight

Try to adapt your routine when you’re traveling rather than abandoning it altogether.
Skimming a few pages in the back of a cab or while sitting in the makeup chair; no matter her surroundings, though, she can’t do without this inspiring and wonderful start to the day.

Children dictate when you wake up, but parenting also has its pleasures.  

Whatever routine you end up choosing, remember that the most important thing is to enjoy your family time once you’re all awake.

Make sure you’re getting enough sleep and you might just be able to dispense with your alarm.

That was the moment Arianna Huffington decided to make some much-needed changes to her lifestyle. Today, she tries to always get eight hours of sleep, and, in order to achieve that target, heads bedward at 11:00 every night. In fact, she manages her sleep so well now that she doesn’t even need an alarm.

You can start preparing your morning routine the evening before.

Every evening, he lays out the clothes he plans on wearing the next day, which makes his mornings a whole lot less complicated.

Thinking about what she can be proud of or grateful for helps her unwind and clear her mind. Once she’s done that, she falls asleep in the blink of an eye.

Give yourself a little me time before jumping into work and everyday responsibilities.

Taking a moment to focus on anything that you value can boost your creative output.

Some of your best work will be done in the morning, so give yourself time to see to it before tackling other tasks.

Responding to emails is, after all, reactive, whereas your morning activities should be proactive. It’s the time to take care of your own needs and schedule your day.

Flow Insight

Our minds often don’t do what they can to achieve growth or complexity, but we shouldn’t take the path of least resistance and most distraction.

Instead of giving up in the face of difficult situations, you should use them to discover novel solutions.

Our genes impel us to seek basic pleasures, not the skills and challenges found in enjoyment.

We must learn to take into consideration and appreciate the laws that govern the situation and not only our own personal needs and motives.

Focused attention distances us from our anxiety, helping us to gain perspective and find new ways to grow.

Make sure you invest in your relationships, as they will provide many opportunities for happiness and growth.

Engaging with family, friends and community is vital for our happiness, self-expression and growth.

A Bulletproof Diet idea that change views about fat and protein

People always mi Why do we want to do an opposite way to acquire more fat?

If I tell you that fat can actually help you function better or even help you keep better body shape, would you believe it?

I recently learn some facts about fats and protein that brow my mind.

Maintain a moderate amount of high-quality protein in your diet.

That’s why we crave sweets sometimes: our liver needs glucose to process protein more efficiently. 

Different proteins have different effects on your body – especially when it comes to your immune system, inflammation and muscle gain.

Forexample, Bulletproof protein sources include wild fish with low concentrations of mercury (think haddock, anchovies, sardines and trout), grass-fed beef and lamb, pastured eggs, hydrolyzed collagen, gelatin, and clean whey concentrate.

Excess protein can also cause inflammation because it’s more difficult to digest than carbohydrates or fats. It’s harder for the body to turn proteins into glucose, which provides you with energy.

 Eat the right fats in order to lose weight.

Fat is the basis for myelin, which lines your nerves and allows electricity to flow efficiently in them. You literally think more quickly when you have more myelin, because it allows your nerves to transmit messages faster. Your body also burns fat more efficiently and forms more healthy cell membranes when you consume the right fat and avoid excess carbs.

You need essential fats like omega-3s, which your body can’t produce on its own. Moreover, fat is crucial to our bodies: it’s in our brain and all of our cells and organs. Your body can’t function without high-quality fat.

Don’t assume that organic meat is just as good as grass-fed meat, however. Organic grain-fed meat is certainly better than conventional meat but it still contains mold toxins (from the food cattle eat) and hormones that contribute to obesity.

In fact, in one study of the nutrients from high- and low-quality meat, grain-fed meat was found to be so low in omega-3 fats that it didn’t even qualify as a meaningful dietary source! So buy organic, grass-fed meat. It has more nutrients and fewer toxins than grain-fed or conventional meat. It also has more antioxidants, omega-3s, trace minerals and vitamins.

Learning from Bulletproof Diet

About Fat and Protein…

Maintain a moderate amount of high-quality protein in your diet.

That’s why we crave sweets sometimes: our liver needs glucose to process protein more efficiently. 

Different proteins have different effects on your body – especially when it comes to your immune system, inflammation and muscle gain.

Forexample, Bulletproof protein sources include wild fish with low concentrations of mercury (think haddock, anchovies, sardines and trout), grass-fed beef and lamb, pastured eggs, hydrolyzed collagen, gelatin, and clean whey concentrate.

Excess protein can also cause inflammation because it’s more difficult to digest than carbohydrates or fats. It’s harder for the body to turn proteins into glucose, which provides you with energy.

 Eat the right fats in order to lose weight.

Fat is the basis for myelin, which lines your nerves and allows electricity to flow efficiently in them. You literally think more quickly when you have more myelin, because it allows your nerves to transmit messages faster. Your body also burns fat more efficiently and forms more healthy cell membranes when you consume the right fat and avoid excess carbs.

You need essential fats like omega-3s, which your body can’t produce on its own. Moreover, fat is crucial to our bodies: it’s in our brain and all of our cells and organs. Your body can’t function without high-quality fat.

Don’t assume that organic meat is just as good as grass-fed meat, however. Organic grain-fed meat is certainly better than conventional meat but it still contains mold toxins (from the food cattle eat) and hormones that contribute to obesity.

In fact, in one study of the nutrients from high- and low-quality meat, grain-fed meat was found to be so low in omega-3 fats that it didn’t even qualify as a meaningful dietary source! So buy organic, grass-fed meat. It has more nutrients and fewer toxins than grain-fed or conventional meat. It also has more antioxidants, omega-3s, trace minerals and vitamins.

The wife of noble character

A wife of noble character who can find?

She is worth far more than rubies.

Her husband has full confidence in her and lacks nothing of value.

She brings him good, not harm, all the days of her life.

She selects wool and flax and works with eager hands.

She is like the merchants ships, bringing her food from afar.

She gets up while it is still night; She provides food for her family and portions for her female servants.

She considers a field and buys it; out of her earning she plants a vineyard.

She sets about her work vigorously; her arms are strong for her tasks.

She sees that her trading is profitable, and her lamp does not go out at night.

In her hand she holds the distaff and grasps the spindle with her fingers.

She opens her arms to the poor and extends her hands to the needy.

When it snows, she has no fear for her household; for all of them are clothed in scarlet.

She makes coverings for her bed; she is clothed in fine linen and purple.

Her husband is respected at the city gate, where he takes his seat among the elders of the land .

She makes linen garments and sells them, and supplies the merchants with sashes.

She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laughs at the days to come.

She speaks with wisdom, and faithful instruction is on her tongue.

She watches over the affairs of her household and does not eat the bread if idleness.

Her children arise and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her;

“Many women do noble things but you surpass them all. “

Charm is deceptive and beauty is fleeting;

But a woman who fears the LORD is to be praised. 

Honor her for all that her hands have done , and let her works bring her praise at the city gate.

Proverbs 31