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.

Want more happiness? Insert gratitude here.

Looking for more happiness? I mean, who’s not, right? Recent studies have shown that how much gratitude you show directly effects your happiness level. Here is your assignment for the day: Call, visit, write, text or send smoke signals to your significant other, family member, former teacher or friend today. Yes, TODAY! Let them know how you feel about them, how they make your life richer, how much sun they bring to your days.

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Food - Get Fancy the Easy Way

There are times when the only thing that feels exactly right is complete decadence. Sometimes, fancy feels good at a time when effort doesn’t. Just because you’re exhausted, over extended or focusing other priorities doesn’t mean you have to eat a turkey sandwich you bought at the gas station on your way home. In fact, it probably means just the opposite. With a little foresight and a few minutes prep, you can feed your soul, and your body, well.

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So 'Appy Together

Isn’t it time to let technology lift you up instead of drag you down? Without doubt, technology plays a major role in our busy lives today. Sometimes it connects us to the ones we love; sometimes it tears us away. It may be time you turned the tables and used technology to connect with yourself. Here are a few of the apps that have made my life better:

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Feed Your Soul

You know what provides joy and inspiration and energy? Food! That’s right, food. It’s not the enemy. It’s our friend. It keeps us alive. It brings us together. So here’s what I want you to do. I want you to go straight to the kitchen, the grocery, the specialty store or that new bakery you’ve only read about. Your goal? To tantalize your taste buds and indulge in flavors. Treat yourself.

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