Green Bean & Pear Salad with Tahini Dressing

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By Amie Valone, author of Eating Clean and founder of TheHealthyApple.com

This is a simple recipe that’s easy to whip up on a weeknight for dinner or on a weekend when you have more time to prepare a long lunch. The freshly squeezed orange juice adds a naturally sweet touch to this tahini dressing without using refined, inflammatory sugars.

Ingredients: (Serves 4)

  • 2 lbs. green beans
  • 2 large pears, large diced
  • 1 cup yellow grape tomatoes, quartered
  • ½ cup thinly sliced purple cabbage
  • 2 scallions, thinly sliced
  • 1 Tbsp. finely chopped fresh basil
  • 1 tsp. sesame seeds
  • 1/3 cup tahini
  • 4 Tbsp. warm water, plus more if needed
  • Juice of 1 large orange
  • 1 large garlic clove, minced
  • Sea salt and pepper, to taste

Directions:

Steam the green beans in a large steamer basket on the stovetop for 5 minutes or until they are bright green and crisp, not soggy. Rinse them under cold water and dry them off. Transfer the beans to a large serving dish, top with tomatoes, cabbage, scallions, basil and sesame seeds.

In a small bowl, combine the tahini, water, orange juice, garlic and sea salt and pepper; mix well to combine. Add more water, if needed for a thinner dressing. Pour over the salad and serve immediately.

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We’d love to know what you think of this recipe so please share your thoughts in the comment section below and if you really liked this post, please feel free to share the love! You can see more of Amie’s delicious, healthy and healing recipe’s and tips over at TheHealthyApple.com.

Amie Valpone

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Amie Valpone is the founder of TheHealthyApple.com; and best-selling author of Eating Clean: The 21-Day Plan to Detox, Fight Inflammation, and Reset Your Body. She is a Manhattan Celebrity Chef, Nutrition Expert, Wellness Consultant and Motivational Speaker specializing in simple gluten-free, soy-free and dairy-free ‘Clean Eating’ recipes. Amie recently healed herself from a decade of chronic pain and shares her story of how Clean Eating  and Detox saved her life.

 

 

Celebrating 15 Years of Intention

What began with an intention has manifested into a journey more meaningful than we could have imagined. For 15 years, Satya Jewelry has sought to design thoughtful pieces to honor the journey toward higher truth. Wherever you are on you path, we hope you have found inspiration in our designs.

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Lotus
A symbol of renewal, transformation & new beginnings, the lotus flower embodies our infinite potential.

Seen here:  Gold Lotus Necklace – Teardrop Lotus

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Meaning “circle” in Sanskrit, the mandala symbolizes harmony & balance–within ourselves & the Universe.

Seen here:  Gold Mandala RingGold Pearl Mala – Reflections

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OM
The sacred sound of the Universe, OM vibrates throughout all existence, bringing inner peace and harmony.

Seen here:  Sacred Om NecklaceEnlightened Om Necklace,  Insightful Om Gold Necklace

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Hamsa
The hand of protection guards against negativity, imparting happiness, positivity, blessings & health.

Seen here:  Gold Hamsa Necklace – In the Now

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Sun & Moon
Reflecting the ever-changing Universe, the sun & moon reminds us that out of darkness, light emerges to promote growth, vitality and leadership.

Seen here:  Pyrite Sun Stretch Bracelet – Meteorite,  Pyrite Sun Bracelet – Prism,   Gloaming Dumortierite Moon Stretch Bracelet 

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The god of strength & fortitude, Ganesha removes obstacles and bestows good fortune.

Seen here:  Blue Topaz Onwards Ganesha Necklace

We’d love to know what Satya Jewelry symbol speaks most to you! Please share your favorite with us in the comments below.

With Blessings and love,

Satya xo

 

Virgo Season: Ignite Your Purpose

By Rebecca Gordon of MyPathAstrology.com

To serve with Purity of Purpose is the theme for Virgo Season. Each one of us is born for a reason, and Virgo season asks you to get clear on your purpose and how you may best serve humanity, both individually and collectively.

After Leo Season and those unruly eclipses in August, our Sun enters the feminine earth sign of Virgo. First, it’s time to cool off and pause – you deserve it! All of the recent changes of August will require you to now reassess your values in lieu of the new direction and clarified purpose that is now taking shape in your life. Have a look at your eco-system and notice the changes since last month.

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You can trust this new life direction, although all of the details may not yet be clear. That is ok, after all Mercury has been retrograde and will again be full speed in direct motion by Sept. 10. So have patience here and wait until the cosmic dust settles. Even though Mercury technically goes direct on Sept. 4, I like to wait at least 5 days after to commit to anything fully. Mercury Retrograde is a actually a fabulous reset button. It means slow your roll and re-evaluate your life before continuing on. This is a precious time to slow down, stardust beauties!

There will be a Full Moon on Sept 6 appearing next to the planet Neptune in the sky. This Full Moon will point to an area of your life where you are ready to lift the veil of confusion to see things just as they are. Absolute Truth. After this and Mercury going direct on Sept. 4, you direction will begin to come into a much sharper focus. Full Moons are always times of closure and celebration so perhaps you are ending a chapter in your life so that you can focus on what is really important and to serve in a way that is meaningful to you.

Want to learn Astrology? Sign up for Rebecca’s Online / In-person Beginners Astrology Class which begins on Oct. 1. Use our VIP Promo Code: SATYA to get 20% off the School.

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Rebecca Gordon is a celebrated and world-renowned astrologer, founder of the My Path Astrology School, author, and resident horoscope columnist at Harper’s Bazaar. From bringing astrology to your health on The Dr. Oz Show to writing books, and giving consultations, Rebecca engages a range of audiences on the natural cycles and how to incorporate them for a more graceful, enriched and meaningful existence. Known as New York’s #1 lifestyle astrologer, Rebecca has a penchant for both science and spirit, merging the two with an unmistakable accuracy, passion, and the grounded wisdom of a Virgo.  Her newly released astrology book co-authored by Stephanie Marango MD titled ‘Your Body and the Stars’, features the intersection between health, the body and astrology. When she is not translating the stars, Rebecca loves to dance, practice Kundalini Yoga, travel without a map and play the cello!

Learn more about Rebecca Gordon at  MyPathAstrology.com 

Virgo Season: Ignite Your Purpose

Eclipse Thrive Guide

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Aug 21 Solar Eclipse in Leo

With Rebecca Gordon

On August 21, A Solar Eclipse will travel across the USA, so the lights go out in the sign of Leo. Here’s how an eclipse works – astrologically speaking: Our Sun light encodes information. So when our Moon crosses over the path of our Sun in a Solar Eclipse like the one today, everything goes dark for a while – it’s as if radio station of planet earth turns off and the ‘power goes out’ for a moment in time. And never again will we go back to that same original power source of as before. New light-encoded information is being processed during an eclipse.

By the time the Moon travels across and clears the other side of our Sun, a brand new post-eclipse light will begin to shine from our Sun. New beats broadcast from our Suns radio station, as the channel has forever changed. And so, after an Eclipse, this is why we can no longer dance to the same old music anymore, whether it be a job, a thought, a relationship, a home, or a habit. That old power source no longer exists because there has been a sort of power outage and a cosmic upgrade in the heavens.

Lean in to the new challenge that is way outside from your old comfort zone. Trust the Eclipse path and let it work with you. Eclipses are here to help us to evolve.

This one is an invitation to turn off the power in one area of your life, and in fact if you don’t, the cosmic forces may just help pull the rug. The good news is that this is a friendly Eclipse in Leo conjunct the North Node, meaning that you will feel a strong gush of wind behind you pushing you much faster than you could run on your own – as if you are not even the one steering for a while. It angles to Saturn and Uranus in the sky, showing me that the journey will be full of synchronicity and a secure landing is very possible when you make this leap into a bright unknown.

 

 

However it will be most important that you stay in your radiant light (despite the fear and shadow self that can also creep up during this time). A good daily practice in Eclipse Season is to imagine that there is an actual sun beaming out from your heart and shining in all directions around you. Also Citrine is a stone ruled by the Sun so wearing it, can also help you to repel the darkness and help you to stay in your light, opening up to your infinite potential. 

This Eclipse will point to where we are in the way of our soul potential by shining a glaring light on the shadows. Because of this stark brightness, things that you need to see will be suddenly exposed and you may be pulled from a deep rut that you did not even realize was a rut to begin with.

Let go and let the Eclipse work its magic. An old version of self will begin to easily fall away as you embrace the new courageous and authentic quality of light that now radiates from your heart. Yeah babe, you got this!

 

Eclipse – Scopes

 

Aries

Let Go: Draining relationships and social circles that do not make you feel amazing

Dive In: Love, Romance, Fellow fire signs will light up the sky for you

Taurus  

Let Go: An old career objective that you’re not 100% passionate about any longer.

Dive In: New Home, paint colors, essential updates to make your home match your state of mind.

Gemini

Let Go: An old way of sharing your message. It can be much more fun

Dive In: Writing a book, a blog, learning a new language

Cancer

Let Go: The money story passed down to you from your parents

Dive In: The ability to hone your craft, know your worth and make a great living doing what you love. Increase.

Leo

Let Go: Your story about relationships, an old approach to partnering, archaic expectations

Dive In: Express yourself in a big way, creatively, unapologetically, and be generous.

Virgo

Let Go: An old routine that simply will not fly any longer for your new lifestyle demands

Dive In: More time for spiritual practice, meditation, baths, quality sleep, and gratitude.

Libra

Let Go: Unbalanced love affairs, an old way of not valuing yourself in relationships.

Dive In: A high-vibe community that will love you, and just get you without you having to spell it all out.

Scorpio

Let Go: The old home, way of keeping your home, family contracts and ways of relating

Dive In: Dream Job, follow your true calling, where you find your dignity

Sagittarius

Let Go: An agreement or contract that is long overdue. Re-imagine your responsibilities.

Dive In: Broadcasting, Publishing, explore opportunities to share your message.

Capricorn

Let Go: That stable income that you have completely outgrown. There is a brighter future for you.

Dive In: Invest your time, money and energy in a project that truly speaks to you.

Aquarius

Let Go : An outdated self-image. Reimagine yourself as the Eclipse appears in your own sign!

Dive In: A divine union. Whether in love or in business, it is your time to partner and commit this year.

Pisces

Go: Escapism. Give up a habit or an emotional pattern that is keeping you a little too safe.

Dive In: A new work project and health regimen that has potential to capsize your life in a good way.

 

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Rebecca Gordon is a celebrated and world-renowned astrologer, founder of the My Path Astrology School, author, and resident horoscope columnist at Harper’s Bazaar. From bringing astrology to your health on The Dr. Oz Show to writing books, and giving consultations, Rebecca engages a range of audiences on the natural cycles and how to incorporate them for a more graceful, enriched and meaningful existence. Known as New York’s #1 lifestyle astrologer, Rebecca has a penchant for both science and spirit, merging the two with an unmistakable accuracy, passion, and the grounded wisdom of a Virgo.  Her newly released astrology book co-authored by Stephanie Marango MD titled ‘Your Body and the Stars’, features the intersection between health, the body and astrology. When she is not translating the stars, Rebecca loves to dance, practice Kundalini Yoga, travel without a map and play the cello!

Learn more about Rebecca Gordon at  MyPathAstrology.com 

 

 

Taylor Harkness

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Satya Jewelry: What made you start your yoga practice?

Taylor Harkness: I was a rock climber living in Florida, land of… no rocks! So after lots of training in the gym, I was ready for something new to break up the routine. My best friend took me to a yoga class and it was unlike anything I had ever done before. I was also working as a Paramedic at the time and in need of restoring some balance to my life and my schedule. Yoga changed my life. That’s not hyperbole. Yoga actually changed every facet of my life- from eating and sleeping habits, to physical awareness, to the ways in which I view the world. I’m eternally grateful for every step along this journey.

SJ: What is the best part of your journey in becoming a young yogi?

TH: The people. No doubt about it. I’ve always been a people person, but lots of people had let me down. I was also growing tired of seeing people hurt, sick, or not taking care of themselves. As much as I loved my job on the ambulance and the sense of fulfillment it gave me in providing service to others, I was burning out. We sometimes idolize the calm, hippy-dippy, gracious yoga practitioner. But, yogis are still human. Yogis have showed me that we all still have insecurities, tempers, and bad days. But as yogis, we have tools to combat the worries and pressures. Yogis show up, they own their good parts and not so good parts, and they are constantly working on bettering themselves while encouraging others to do the same. I’ve never loved people more than I do now.

SJ: Who have been the most influential people in your life that lead you to the most growth?

TH: My family, for starters. They have always encouraged me to be exactly who I am and to do what makes me feel best. They have my back and they hold my heart. My friends do the same. In particular, my best friend Kathryn Budig (a yoga teacher who needs no introduction), has been my biggest influence in yoga, my biggest cheerleader, and my sister from another mister! I would walk to the ends of the earth for that girl. And I know she would do the same.

SJ: What do you hope to accomplish with your yoga practice?

That’s the beauty of a yoga practice; there are no pressures to accomplish anything. It’s the one place where pressures and frustrations and limitations no longer exist. I hope– and I know– that yoga will continue to make me feel good, empower me, and keep my body, my mind, and my heart healthy and strong. That’s all I can ask for.

SJ: Any advice for young aspiring yogis?

TH: Practice with a lot of different teachers. Take many different styles. Blow your mind open with anything that feels so outside of your comfort zone that your heart races. There is something to learn, and something for which to be grateful in every moment. I one time took a yoga class on a grassy hill. It was so hard to balance and the ground shifted beneath my mat. I finally stepped off the mat and into the grass and realized that getting dirty was what I had needed that day. Stay open. Sometimes the lesson looks like dirt.