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November 2009 Blog Posts (9)

THE NEW NUT BUTTER IS UP!

This Weeks Nut Butter is . . .


DARK CHOCOLATE ESPRESSO

chocolate epsresso

Warning this is for Adults Only!

Added by Kyle Letzelter on November 30, 2009 at 11:56am — No Comments

12 TIPS FOR STAYING HEALTHY FOR THE HOLIDAYS

1. Take a healthy and delicious dish to share with everyone at holiday

gatherings.



2. Stop eating when you are 80% full. There are always plenty of

leftovers during the holidays. You'll probably get a chance to taste

it again.



3. Fill your plate with smaller portions of each dish. Overeating is

one of the culprits of holiday sluggishness and extra holiday pounds.



4. CHEW each bite 20-25 times or more (no matter what you eat). This

can… Continue

Added by Leslie Ashburn on November 26, 2009 at 1:52pm — 1 Comment

Prayer for Mealtime Gratitude

I thank the Universe for providing this food.

I ask that all the goodness in this food nourish my body, mind, and spirit.

I ask my body to utilize this nourishment and to transmute and eliminate anything that is not beneficial to my highest good.

Added by Leslie Ashburn on November 19, 2009 at 12:02am — No Comments

Mindfulness During Mealtime

Mindfulness During Mealtimes



Set aside a special time and place for meals in a clean environment, surrounded by pleasant sounds, aromas, colors, and conversation. Relax and get comfortable. Perhaps undertake self-reflection about your condition. Eating is a time to receive offerings in the form of food to nurture and revitalize your body. Nurture your thoughts as well.



Consider your manners insofar as they represent your intention towards others. Give attention to… Continue

Added by Leslie Ashburn on November 19, 2009 at 12:01am — No Comments

Maximize Daily Bliss

Maximize Daily Bliss



1. Commit acts of kindness

Plan 5 things you can do everyday for another person. Let someone merge in front of you a the freeway, for example.



2. Cultivate gratitude.

a) Think about 3 things that went well today and why.

b) Write a thank you letterto the people who have made a difference in your life



3. See your life in 10 years as being the best possible life you can imagine.



4.…
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Added by Leslie Ashburn on November 19, 2009 at 12:00am — No Comments

Mohala Farms Work Day

We woke up early on a Saturday morning to make the beautiful drive out to Waialua. The clouds were ominous, and it had rained the night before, but we were barely blessed with a drizzle the whole morning. Kokua owners Mark Hamamoto and Kathy Maddux gave us a wonderful tour of their farm and all the amazing things they are doing there then we got to work. Some of us helped trim leaves for the biodynamic compost pile being lovingly crafted by Evelyn Giddings and Stephanie Derauf (both Kokua… Continue

Added by Bradley Chun on November 14, 2009 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Coop principles

 

Hey Everyone! These are the revised Principles of a Cooperative...

 

 

1. Voluntary and Open Membership: Cooperatives are voluntary organizations, open to all persons able to use their services and willing to accept the responsibilities of membership, without gender, social, racial, political or religious discrimination.



2. Democratic Member Control: Cooperatives are democratic organizations…

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Added by Kokua Market on November 12, 2009 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Farm Tours Anyone?

I had some nice conversations this Saturday at our Owner Appreciation Event. One owner suggested that we arrange a farm tour as our next Kokua event. I thought that was a nice idea. Again, this would certainly be in step with our efforts to get our owners closer to local farms and see how our community is increasing food sustainability. We could maybe visit with 3-5 farms/dairies/ranches on a Saturday or Sunday morning. It would probably have to be after the Holidays. When we went out to the… Continue

Added by Bradley Chun on November 5, 2009 at 12:42am — No Comments

Free Consumer Lecture with free book

What: Free lecture by Karleen Karst BSc, RD
Topic: Estrogen Paradox: A Modern Health crisis
When: Wednesday Nov 4 2009 at 6:00 pm
Where: Ala Moana Hotel Garden Lanai Room
410 Atkinson Drive
Honolulu, Hawaii 96814
Each attendee will receive a free book

Added by Charlotte Pai on November 4, 2009 at 10:44am — No Comments

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