Thursday, January 8, 2015

Warm me up baby!

Happy New Year!  T'is the season to wrap yourself up in a blanket and slow down.   The darker, cooler months are asking us to turn inward, slow down and warm up.   

The following suggestions are good for everyone learning about self care and especially important for those of you who have started a cleanse in the cooler weather. 

Clothing:
Another way to honor our Inner-G(inner guidance, inner guru, inner greatness etc.) during the cold season is to wear cozy, thicker materials and cover up.
Scarves, sweaters, socks, and hats: These work the best to keep the chill away.   We don't want to expose our bodies to the chilly weather to protect our immune system preserve our body heat.  
Wearing warmer colours: This is where colour therapy comes in.  Choose warmer colours and use warmer tones in your hair and makeup.  This is one of my favorite tools to play with when I consult with my clients. 

Warming foods:
One tip I am a big fan of is to not eat cold foods during the cold season as it is harder to digest and hard on our systems.  Wake up with a warm glass of lemon water to start off your day and cook all your foods well so they digest easily.  Save the ice, cold smoothies, and salads for summer.  

Below are examples of spices to put in your cold season dishes along with meal suggestions below.   
black pepper
anise
cayenne
cinnamon
garlic
ginger
horseradish
nutmeg
oregano
fennel
chili pepper
fenugreek
cumin
cooked arugula, mustard greens and /or watercress with Himalayan or Celtic salt and spices
kelp
nori
hiiziki
dulse
Himalayan salt
Celtic salt
lentil, mung bean, split pea soups are great with added spices above
stir fry's, stews, and baked veggies with plenty of olive oil and spices as well
baked apples with cinnamon, nutmeg, coconut oil and a dash of sea salt
Chai Tea Tonic as recommended on our group page for The 40 Day Green Cleanse is a favorite to drink several times a day.  Make sure to drink it hot. 

Body movement
Wake up and stretch: Your muscles, joint, and ligaments are more stiff during these darker and colder months. 
Slower workouts: Honor the body during the season as it is a time to slow down take it easy. Try yoga or tai chi to break up your routine workouts and invite your body to slow down.
Weight training: This is a great idea to build  healthy strong bones.

I highly advise to not beat yourself up as it is normal to put on 3-5 pounds of extra weight during this time because of our natural slowing down process.  You will naturally shed those little pounds as we approach spring. 
Sex: No explanation needed :) 
  
Lots of G-Love  
(Group love, Genuine love, Grateful love)
Family: Those special loved ones warm our heart and soul.  Take it slow, meet with your loved ones and really appreciate the soul connection.  T'is the season to connect and cozy up with those you love.

Self lovin'
Oils and Baths: Don't forget to love yourself up and slow down during the evening with soft music and a warm, nourishing bath.  I love Dr. Bronner's liquid rose soap with epson salt, rose pedals, clove frankincense and sandalwood.  You can also choose basil, bergamont, chamomile, clary sage,  juniper, lavender, marjoram, rose, rosewood, sage and ylang ylang.

I am honored to serve the almost 90 members on
The 40 Day Green Cleanse this January with this helpful info.  

Do you all have more warming recommendations for the colder weather months?  

Have a wonderful season
Lot's of G-Love~

Yve


Friday, December 26, 2014

Simply show up~


Before you continue reading, I would like to mention that I am here to play on a big scale and live a big life.  In times of  insecurity, my mantra of living big slowly starts to fade into an oblivion and a dark cloud of anxiety and self-doubt slowly hovers over me to remain there forever.....well, it seems like forever. 

Growing a business and a brand for The 40 Day Green Cleanse and being a wife and mother is full/overtime work; Even with an amazing team of people and amazing family on your side.   

 I had a push and pull moment of letting everything go and to just quit! 


Photo Credit: 
Starla Fortunato 
Art Direction: Lisa Steadman

But in those moments of despair, my mantra of living a big life stayed alive in a tiny spark of hope; As it always does.

I had a photo shoot scheduled and also on the agenda for the day was to host my free call on how to Awaken Your Inner-G(Inner-Greatness, Guru, Guide, and Green).
I had a build up of excitement leading up until the day before.

All the excitement turned into fear and anxiety.  It's not like I haven't led calls before or have been the focus of a photo shoot.  But, with my business booming and so many people wanting to jump on board, I felt like I was fully responsible of delivering the right message to so many people.   Honestly,  I just felt overwhelmed!

I had to tend to my business, prep for my photo shoot and my call, all while my son was sick and crying all day long.    Can any mother relate?  To add more, I was also recovering from catching my sons cough and congestion and my moon time came this day!  Oh yeah- and I was tending to my husband who just had knee surgery and had been bed-ridden for days!

Ok, I had come to an opportunity to follow what I help others remember.
Follow my Inner-G(Inner Guidance, Guru, Greatness!)

I had to make a choice and reschedule my call even though it felt like the world was over!   No matter what choice I made, people were going to be let down.  I don't like this feeling of not honoring my own word. 

I closed my eyes and went to sleep.   My next test came on the morning of the shoot when I woke up and I had a puffy face, fat belly from my menstrual cycle, swollen lymph nodes, and half of my voice missing.  Oh what a pretty picture I was going to make.

I made the choice to simply show up and trust my team of 7 that had so diligently worked for hours on end to get this amazing project/photo shoot prepped just right for The 40 Day Green Cleanse.  They had all prepared and were excited for this day.   

I feel that we should celebrate these times of darkness and despair no matter how hard it is because "shitty" times are usually accompanied with a gift.  After tuning in, deeply listening, majorly freaking out, and finally surrendering, I made the decision to honor my intuition and gift myself the space and time I need to breathe, embody, and honor my Inner-G.

The tiny spark that was the container for my mantra of living a big life turned into a light show at the photo-shoot.  No matter how difficult it was for me to show up, I showed up and my team took care of the rest.  The experience was magical and I couldn't have wanted it any other way.

Gulp, this still brings up tears to my eyes.  I am proud of myself. 

In the moments of darkness remember to connect to your Inner-G.  You can always trust that! All you have to do is show up.

Happy Holidays everyone and see you in 2015 and I can't wait to show you the end results of the photo shoot! 

Lot's of G-Love!
Yve


Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Cheesy Vegan Cauliflower Mash and Green Herb Cauliflower Rice~ Happy, healthy holiday dishes!

Just out!  A new addition to our Green Team Family!  And, it's not GREEEEN!

What?

CAULIFLOWER~
The white cauliflower has won entrance onto our approved list for The 40 Day Green Cleanse.  It's patiently waited all year on my "maybe" list to be recognized and added to our green family next to its sister romanesco (green cauliflower).  Romanesco worked well for our green family in the past but it is seasonal and impossible to find in the west coast during the holidays. 

And, with a gentle suggestion from a member, it is here!  Thanks, Marlene for the push :)

Yup!  A super delicious and nutritious vegetable that is alkaline, full of vitamin K, anti-inflammatory, and highly cleansing.  Cauliflower is a super amazing addition and can be made into our 2 holiday favorite faux potato and rice dishes for people that really like rice and mashed potatoes but prefer a healthier option or are on our cleanse. 

Here are two of many possible ways of cooking with cauliflower that you will find on my upcoming e-book.  

Cheesy Vegan Cauliflower Mash
1 head of of cauliflower 
4-6 garlic cloves
2 Tablespoons Nutritional Yeast
1/2 teaspoon sea salt 
2 Tablespoons fresh chopped rosemary 
and/or
2 Tablespoons fresh chives
2 Tablespoons olive oil
dash of pepper

Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees.  Place the garlic cloves in foil and drizzle them in olive oil and a sprinkle of salt.  If you are using rosemary you can create a separate pouch for the  rosemary as well so it becomes aromatic and easier to eat.   Close the corners on both of them and create an airtight pouch for roasting and place the pouches on a baking sheet.

Chop the cauliflower into florets and spread them out on the same baking sheet as the garlic and/or rosemary.  Roast them for about 35 minutes stirring them occasionally or until they are slightly browned.

Allow the cauliflower and the garlic to cool for 5-10 minutes.  Peel the garlic and place both the garlic and cauliflower florets in a Vitamix or a food processor.  Add salt, nutritional yeast, and olive oil.  Pulse until the texture looks like mashed potatoes.  You may have to use a temper to get it evenly mashed.

Once you achieve the desired texture, add the rosemary and/or chives and fold into the mash.  You may roast the mash one last time to brown the top (optional).

I love to drizzle them one last time with olive oil!  

~take a deep breath and savor each moment~

enJOY~




Green Herb Cauliflower Rice 
1 head of cauliflower
4-6 garlic cloves
1 cup chopped green onions
1/2 cup chopped cilantro
1/2 cup chopped parsley
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
a dash of fresh black pepper
2 Tablespoons coconut oil
Juice of 1 small lime
1/2 teaspoon of red pepper flakes (optional)


Chop the head of cauliflower into small pieces.  Add the pieces of cauliflower in 2-3 batches to a Vitamix or food processor and pulse until the consistency look just like "rice".  I take a small portion at a time to make it easier until all the cauliflower is done.    

Heat a skillet on low/medium heat with 1 Tablespoon of coconut oil.  Add the green onion and garlic for 5 minutes stirring occasionally.  Add the other Tablespoon of coconut oil and cauliflower rice and stir for 5-7 minutes until the rice feels soft. 

Add the cilantro, parsley, salt, black pepper, lime juice and red pepper flakes and stir for 3-5 more minutes until you see the rice looks fully cooked.  

Remove from heat and serve.  

mmmmmm, just like rice~!

enJOY~

Yve Hart


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Friday, November 21, 2014

Holiday goodies: "Matcha Green Tea Balls"

This is the coziest time of the year to commune with friends, family members, and your favorite foods.

A common question I get asked by people that are on The 40 Day Green Cleanse program or from  people that are health conscious is,  "Yve, what foods do we eat around the holidays?"

My response is "Cleanse or no cleanse, the first priority should be to focus on the heart connection between loved ones."  The energy of love fills our heart with warmth and reduces stress levels.  We tend to eat heavier foods when we're under stress.  So now we have another reason to be in LOVE!

As far as food goes,  choose the foods that are organic, delicious, whole foods that are abundant in healthy energy and that keeps your body feeling alive and vital. 
Oh yeah~ and it has to be tasty too!

Below is a recipe for our (level 2) food list on The 40 Day Green Cleanse that will soon  be released on my upcoming my e-book :)  enJOY

Matcha Green Tea Balls

 I just love the combination of Matcha Green Tea and cardamom together in a bite size green dessert.

What you need:
1 1/2 cup raw pistachios
1/2 cup sultana raisins (soaked in hot water for 20 minutes to remove any toxic sulfur)
2 Tablespoons brown rice syrup slightly melted
1 tsp. coconut oil
2 teaspoon Organic Matcha Green Tea powder
Seeds from 3 pods of cardamom
1/4 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup of hemp hearts for the outer coating of the balls


Food Processor/Vita Mix, cookie sheet,  one glass plate,wax paper, medium glass or plastic bowl, small spoon.

Start by pulverizing the nuts in a food processor or Vita Mix on low speed.   Grind them for a few seconds to leave them evenly chunky vs. too powdery.   Remove the sultana raisins from the water and pat dry with a paper towel before adding them into the blender.   Then add raisins and all the rest of the ingredients all but the hemp seeds.  I like to melt the brown rice syrup beforehand in a glass jar immersed in hot boiling water for 3-5 minutes so it mixes easier with the rest of the ingredients.

Blend the mixture of ingredients on a medium setting.  You might need assistance with a tamper to get it even.    It will be thick and sticky.

Spoon out the ingredients onto a bowl.  I use a small spoon to measure each serving as I start forming each ball one at a time.  Set them aside on a clean plate.   When I have all the balls complete I pour the hemp hearts on a baking sheet covered in wax paper so I have a clean, flat working space.  I then place each molded ball over the hemp hearts covering them completely.  I am rolling and pouring hearts over each ball as I continue to work with each one like I am working with clay.

When all of the balls are complete I roll each ball once more making sure they are completely round and perfectly covered in hemp hearts.

Then place them on a serving dish.  Chill for at least one hour before serving.
Keeps in refrigerator up to one week.

close your eyes~take a deep breath~savor each moment~

enJOY~
Created by Yve Hart


***Find out about our new addition to the Green Team food list next Monday!
Clue:  Something that tastes like mashed potatoes?

******To join our mailing list or find out more about The 40 Day Green Cleanse in January
email me here

Friday, October 24, 2014

A transformational worth talking about~

We just finished another round of The 40 Day Green Cleanse.  I would love to share Marlene's success story with you all. 

"When I first heard about Yve Hart's success, I was very interested in her transformation. I had been trying for months to change things for myself. After my father died in 2013, I began to gain weight rapidly.

I also felt exhausted all the time. It was difficult to work out, because I felt as if I had no strength. I was uncharacteristically irritable. I tried doing the things that had always helped me to detox, slim down and feel great. But nothing was working. I was practicing a strong vinyasa yoga practice 4 days a week, eating fruits, vegetables, lean proteins, and still I was gaining weight. Then I stopped sleeping well and began having heart palpitations on a consistent basis.

I was a yoga teacher, but I couldn’t take a deep breath. I went to my doctor and she recommended I do “something different” She wanted me to eat even less fat (good or bad) and change up my exercise routine. I tried walking and slow jogging but I was exhausted.

I was looking for something very different when I saw Yve’s first before and after picture. I was unhappy and felt unhealthy, even though I was living a relatively healthy lifestyle.

I have been through the 40 Day Green Cleanse three times now. But the biggest change I felt happened in the first 20 days. Within the first week, I lost enough of the swelling that was in my body that I could take a deep breath! I felt more calm than I had in a long time.

Once the initial detox period passed, I felt energetic. I felt like my eyes could see more clearly, my thoughts were easier to organize. I felt alive and clear for the first time in so long. I had not even realized how cloudy my mind was, until it wasn’t anymore! I was hooked!

 Since that initial cleanse, I have transformed in many ways. This cleanse has helped me drop much more than 32lbs. It has helped me move forward in my relationships, in my personal and professional development, and in finally attaining goals I have so long strived towards.

Essentially, it is for me as if I have reversed time 10 years physically and allowed myself space to attain the goals I had set for myself so long ago. I continue to move toward meeting more and more goals. There is still so much work to do. But I know that now with this new found energy and connection to my own spirit, nothing is out of my reach."

Marlene Martin
Green Team member 2014

Thanks to Marlene for being so open to share her story with us.  This may help so many others to make big changes in their lives.  It may even help save someones life!  Yes, it is that powerful~ 

To find out more how you can join the October 29th Green Team email me here.  
You may have a transformation worth telling a story about.

Yve Hart




Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Full moon eclipse of disaster or opportunity?

                                                                     Art: "Closer" by Nicolas Hall

This full moon eclipse (blood moon) brings us all an important time for reflection in our lives.  It can bring up old patterns that can bring destruction and stop us from shedding light on our new creations and moving forward as our new selves.   These times can bring unrest, fear, doubt, anger, detours, and stir some really deep emotions around in our heads.   

Is this a recipe for action over triumph in achieving our dreams or destruction with distraction?

I am on the verge of a big breakthrough in my own business at this moment and I am choosing to create something new for myself and the world.  How I respond to my old patterns can make me or break me.  Period! 

Is there fear or ego trying to get me to keep hiding under a rock?   I think so! 

It is clear and evident I am moving towards a big breakthrough because I am witnessing so many "gluttonous" tendencies that are showing up for me during this full moon/eclipse time. My old patterns have tried over and over again to distract me from my success this week in looking for new material objects to buy or spending my time helping others achieve success on their personal projects instead of my own.  "But, I neeeeed those shoes!".  Or, "I would feel really great helping this person in need out today".

These patterns were present in my world in the past as the shiny gems that filled my life with pleasure, giving me the false sense of fulfillment and temporary relief from a vulnerable call to action that I knew I had to take.  All those shiny objects and illusions always appeared so beautiful and meaningful.  But, in the end, my heart was still yearning to make a difference in the world.  Did I mean to destroy myself on purpose?  Perhaps.


The 40 Day Green Cleanse has been here to support my everlasting change and growth during this whole year as I move more and more in unveiling my true self.   I have achieved breakthrough after breakthrough with leading this program and being deeply immersed in it as a curious student for my own transformations.   This green adventure has helped me in revealing more of my authentic beauty and guiding me to my true north as it has for so many others on the Green Team.

The time is now to find a way to spread this message on a much larger scale so many more people can experience the gifts that so many have received this far.  This is going to take a team of people and a courageous heart to speak up loud and clear about my message.   This brings up fear and resistance and I am willing to break through this with a ROOOOARRRR! 

This old game I used to play will not help me touch the deepest part of what my heart wants to express to all of you.   But, I do thank it for this amazing message I chose to blog about today as I have been blocked from writing to you for weeks!  We can turn what seems to be a disaster into amazing new possibilities by calling out the unconscious acts into conscious choice.
From lead to gold nuggets.

Are you honoring the shifts, transformations, births, and rebirths in your lives as your new selves?  Or are you allowing illusions to take over so you can keep from breaking though?   

I call upon you to gain a greater sense of clarity on your truth and authenticity around living your unleashed and wildest dreams. 

I love you all and see you on the Green side!
In love,
Yve

*For more info on The 40 Day Green Cleanse email me here

Monday, September 8, 2014

my secret journal of reinvention

My personal adventure of reinvention on The 40 Day Green Cleanse might have appeared like my primary focus was to lose weight.

Yes, I lost 40 pounds (at age 40) and 47 total pounds since this blog post and picture, but what lies under the surface is a strong dedication for self growth and claiming my true power as a woman.

To be powerful, authentic, and dedicated to being the best I can be for myself, my family, and my son is my primary focus.  Honestly, the weight was just a cherry on top.


  

Here is my journey...



round 1

Mind:   I finally had the clarity to put sentences together that made sense when blogging.    I started new self lovin' rituals daily that made a huge impact on the way my days were lived day in and day out finding the connection back to self.    I went back to work at the studio on this round with my new focus. I was becoming more aware and writing in my journal about this internal and external process I was going through.  


I started a new business after this first round (yes, The 40 Day Green Cleanse) in response to what people wanted.  By now, I had created an entire new program including mind, body, self awareness practices along with an amazing list of green food list, coaching calls, group support, and recipes.  WHAT!?   It was a surprise to me because I never expected this direction I was headed towards in my business.  I went from devotion to self, to passing my new found wisdom and passion forward. 

Body:  I shed 19 pounds of fat and a considerable amount of inflammation was reduced.  The appearance of cellulite diminished greatly because of a better functioning lymphatic system.  I continued my routine I had started 5 months prior to this cleanse of working out 3 times a week.  I wasn't losing any weight until I began with this cleanse.  My digestion was working like clockwork once again.  The full nights of peaceful sleep was a huge celebration.   The sleep was a big gift since I was only getting about 1-3 hours of continuous sleep for one whole year prior to the cleanse.   I have a rhythm now that is connected to my true nature.  


Spirit:   I mourned the letting go of my "old self" and old beliefs around who I was.  I slowly became able to gather what it was to feel ALIVE again and feel my whole self as it should feel; Healthy, grounded, expanded and vibrant.   I found that connection to my "self" again, my new self.  My meditation practices were expanding and the sense of balance was starting to reflect in my environment.   I started to feel a part of community once again.  




round 2

Mind:  I had many moments of inspiration that kept coming.    I had done and led many cleanses in the past and I never intended it to be a part of my life in this way and at this time as a guiding force.   The effects of the 1st round cleanse were restructuring my career and it all took me by surprise  how much it had expanded.

I found cooking as a way to be creative and came up with all my new recipes that I was able to share with the first official Green Team in May and the second Green Team in June.   This is all so mind blowing in how fast this program and my new life was developing.  

Body:  I lost 16 extra pounds of fat on round 2 and more inflammation.  My body felt incredibly light, but yet grounded.  In over 20 years of cleansing, I have always felt my body light, but never grounded! My heart was expanding beyond what I have ever felt before and my heart was leading the way.

Spirit:  I connected more and more to receiving the guidance from my higher self; Directing me to the next step in my life.  I did not have the urge to control everything anymore.   I felt a deep sense of trust in my process, even though I did not know where I was going next in my life.   I felt like I was able to clearly channel the information I needed to expand my program and my self effortlessly.





round 3



Mind: I set an intention to really take it easier on this round and experiment with a maintenance level this time.  On this round, I started leading the 3rd official Green Team (there have been 4 total).  By the end of this round I was celebrating 85 official Green Team members, and I added more work/play to my day to day practice because I knew I  could take more on with my new found energy and growth.  


Body: I shed 5 pounds (and reached my goal of 40 pound weight loss total) of fat and started doing some weight training with Armando Hart, My husband.   I started building more strength and muscle definition.  My focus was not on cleansing as much as rebuilding this round as I am able to maintain and nourish my body with nutrients and minerals from the amazing food list.   I felt like I had reprogrammed myself to a new way of eating,  living, and embodying information. 

Spirit: I began unveiling some very deep rooted unconscious beliefs during this round that I thought I had dealt with years ago.  I experienced a new way of working with these emotional blocks as well.   This experience was emotionally ans physically intense and I felt my body and mind were strong enough to take on what what I chose to uncover.  My heart is incredibly full of compassion now after so much release.  It is truly incredible how much love and energy I have to share with the world now.

round 4

I have returned to edit this blog post and to announce I have shed 47 pounds of inflammation, toxins, fat and beliefs!  I am truly transformed and am in awe of this new found place I call my embodied life!  I am also incredibly honored to have guided over 220+ participants on The 40 Day Green Cleanse thus far.  96 amazing Green Team members are on our January/February cleanse as I write this.   Aligning to self has brought forth gifts that I consider miracles in my life.  I a truly touched. 


Please go to my website for more info www.the40daygreencleanse.com


From my Inner-G(Inner Greatness) to yours~  
Yve Hart











 
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