How Can I Master the Mind and Achieve My Goals

So how do you break free of all the mental shackles that hold you back in life? Recently I realized that I didn’t have to put in hours or even years trying to solve this dilemma. I didn’t have to interpret dreams, read endless books on self-improvement, make vision boards, or even pay for expensive…

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When angels visit you – a true story of how we planned our baby

Soon after we were married in November 2014, my wife Juliana and I decided to have a baby in 2015. We planned to conceive the soul during our visit to Nepal in April, considering that high up in the sacred Himalayas would be a good place to attract a pious soul to her womb. The…

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Vegan KFC drumstick recipe (Krishna-Feel’n Crispies)

When I was a monk, one of the favorite things we looked forward to were the cauliflower pakoras at the weekly Sunday feast. Pakoras are a traditional part of North Indian cuisine and are deep fried battered vegetables, usually cauliflower, onions, peppers, or potatoes. The North America (non-veg) equivalent of pakoras is “Buffalo wings” and…

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How to make your own natural vegan toothpaste at home

The warning label appears on all major toothpaste brands! For strong teeth and an irresistible smile, we need to keep our mouth free of bacteria and brush after every meal. However, the most important thing is to stay away from toxic substances contained in most toothpaste, especially fluoride. Over 95% of the toothpaste sold in…

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How to make a healthy snack bar for your children

As parents, we cringe sometimes when our kids ask us for a particular snack bar that we know is not really as healthy as advertised. In fact, this is the case for the majority of health bars in the supermarket. Most are filled with artificial flavors, corn starch or fake fruits. So how do you make…

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Why are bad habits hard to break – and what if those habits are food for your soul?

Habits are something we all have. They can haunt us like wicked ghosts hanging on our back, or just be little annoyances like the occasional mosquito on a starry night. Whatever the case may be, they are often not beneficial to hold on to. Especially, when we consider how transient this world is and how…

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