Five Minute Zen

From pissed to blissed in no time flat

Welcome to Five Minute Zen. The mission is simple – to assist busy beings who may be preoccupied or overwhelmed while on their journey to balance, bliss and a healthy meal now and again. Whether you’re looking to reduce stress, alleviate sorrow, find balance or improve the quality of your life through self care, we’re here to assist. Come on in, relax and find tips, tricks, recipes and so much more.

It’s Just a “Small Amount” of Poison

I’m not sure what the exact date was when the tide turned in our food supply, but we definitely have a crisis on our hands. Food just isn’t food anymore. Unless you’re buying a diet consisting purely of non-GMO, artisan, organic meat, dairy and produce, you’re likely buying at least some foods that contain chemicals or amalgamations of chemicals that are hard to pronounce and mystifying as to why they’re ingredients in our food in the first place. Basically, most food contains small amounts of poison. Gross.

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Daydream for a Daily Dose of Zen

Having a stressed day? Yep? Then it’s time to let loose and not be afraid to day dream. Yes, I said its ok to daydream. In fact daydreaming makes you smarter… and even better. ‘Visualization’ is a hallmark of a successful person they say, so relax and allow yourself that moment to creatively visualize your desires and dreams. We all create our existence through our thoughts so why not have fun with it! Creative visualization is a lot of fun and a great way to relax. I found a lot of inspiration in a book called ‘Creative Visualization” by Shakti Gawain… so keep on daydreaming:

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Go from Couch Potato to Feeling Healthy and Centered!

Over the past 6 months I have felt the happiest, healthiest and most centered I’ve felt in years. The secret to finding my inner health conscious Zen is really no secret at all. In fact, doctors and health advocates have been recommending it for centuries.  My secret:  exercise.  Stop groaning! I know, when exercise is not a habit, it tends to bring out the worst in people. It makes us humans act like excuse-stricken lemmings. We repeat the same age-old excuses: “I don’t have time.” “I have an injured knee.” or; “I just don’t like exercise.” 

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