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Support for Sensitive Indigo Kids: Nutritional Balance, Essential Oils, Energy Work and Spirituality

Indigo refers to a life color that has become increasingly prevalent worldwide in the past two decades – even as asthma, allergies, autism, and medication for depression have been on the rise. Indigo children and adults may be particularly in need of support because of their sensitivity to energy, chemicals, foods and emotional abuse. Energy Medicine, a holistic nutritional plan, homeopathic remedies and essential oils can have a significant impact on indigo children and can make the difference between surviving and really thriving in their lives.
What is an Indigo Child?

Indigo Children and Sensitivity

All children can be sensitive, but indigo children are especially so.
Indigo is the color of the third eye chakra, the part of the energy “body” that senses things that are not seen by the physical eyes. Indigo children are often gifted with extrasensory perception, heightened intuition and empathy.
These psychic abilities can be a challenge in a skeptical world, especially when parents discourage their kids from following hunches or dismiss children’s insights as nothing but fantasy. Indigo children take criticism hard and need parental support in order to learn to trust themselves and their psychic skills.

Physical Sensitivity
Indigo children may be susceptible to allergies, asthma, and other recurring health challenges. These are not so much a problem of the immune system as an issue with the chemicals in our air. Pollution and toxic chemicals in hairspray, perfume, toothpaste, soap and shampoo, sunscreen, insect repellant and cleaning products can all be allergy triggers for indigo kids.
Like most ADD/ADHD children, the health and vivacity of indigo kids can be improved by so simple a measure as making sure that all personal care products brought into the home contain no synthetic ingredients; eating food pure of additives, preservatives, or artificial flavors; and avoiding certain foods known to be allergy and sensitivity triggers. They do not respond well, on the whole, to pharmaceutical approaches.

Confidence, Arrogance and Self-Sabotage

Indigo children and adults commonly have problems with self-confidence and self-sabotage. Although they often will initially come across as arrogant, most of these children actually walk a fine line between utter confidence in themselves and their abilities (the “air of royalty” that is so often referred to when people describe indigo kids) and profound insecurity.
They take themselves very seriously and may be prone to serious depression, eating disorders, or bipolar behavior. In addition to being hailed as the color of intuition, indigo is known by color therapists as a hue that, in too much concentration, triggers anxiety and depression.
These and other emotional challenges can be lessened with treatments like Energy Medicine, energy psychology, dowsing, homeopathic remedies, and essential oils. The same essential oils that are useful with ADD kids often apply here, as well as oil blends including Joy and White Angelica.

Indigo Independence vs. ADD and ADHD
Among the many current diagnoses of ADD and ADHD are a vast number of indigo children whose needs are not being met by their families or the regular school system. Indigo children are smart, advanced thinkers, and most have no patience for sitting still when they’re bored.
Indigo children will not bow to authority unless they are respected in return. They will not follow directions unless they are given a reason or an explanation. They want to know everything. If they don’t see the purpose of a class exercise and believe they can outthink their teachers, they are likely to cut corners and do what they want to do.
Likewise, indigo children develop their own ways of thinking that may not match the thinking and belief systems of their parents. Most indigos are drawn to explore spirituality but they will not necessarily choose to follow the religion of their upbringing. They are liberal and often radical in their thinking, which can create conflict with parents and other family members over the course of their lives.

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Healthy Breakfast Cookies With Chocolate Chips: Oatmeal Cookies Pack Nutritional Punch Any Time of Day

If you are looking for ways to sneak whole grains into your family’s diet, this recipe will be part of your regular arsenal. Oats, whole grain whole wheat flour, and natural sweeteners are the stock of this cookie. Instead of using baking powder, this recipe calls for baking soda, which gives it its cakey substance, and creates a pleasant hybrid, a cross between a muffin and a cookie, thus, breakfast cookies. Because of the lack of overly processed sugars and white flour, this is a treat your family can enjoy any time of the day or night. One could even pass this cookie off as dessert.

This recipe is very forgiving, in that there are many ways to vary this recipe, and all of them are delicious. Dried fruit, nuts, seeds, and different types of chips in any combination are just some of the ways one can get a completely different cookie from the same recipe. You can also replace the baking soda with an equal amount of baking powder to change the consistency of this hybrid to a real cookie.

Healthy Breakfast Cookies With Chocolate Chips

Dry Ingredients:

  • 6 cups whole wheat, whole grain flour
  • 8 cups oats
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 4 tablespoons cinnamon
  • 2 cups chocolate chips

Wet Ingredients Plus Dry Sweetener:

  • 4 eggs or egg replacer
  • 2 cups virgin oil or virgin coconut oil
  • 3 cups brown rice syrup or maple syrup
  • 1 ½ cups apple juice concentrate or other juice
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 2 ½ cups date sugar, fructose, or equivalent of other sweetener

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Put dry ingredients in one b owl and mix. Put wet ingredients in a separate bowl and mix. Then combine wet ingredients with the dry ingredients.
  3. Grease cookie sheets with a nonstick spray or oil cookie sheet. Spoon dough by the tablespoon and place them a couple of inches apart, pressing the dough down a bit to flatten. Bake for 12-18 minutes. Let cool completely before storing in airtight container.

Healthy Suggestions:

  • Instead of the chocolate chips, use 2 cups of chopped nuts, raisins or other dried fruit, carob chips, or dark chocolate chips.
  • Try adding a cup or two of nut butter. Experiment with the amount until desired consistency is achieved.
  • For a vegan recipe, use a non-animal egg replacer, found in health food stores.
  • Try different types of flour to make these cookies multigrain. Start out with a half of cup of the flour, and increase the amount as your confidence grows. Some suggestions are oat bran, oat flour, and rice bran.
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How to Make Herbal Cleansing Milk and Lotions?: Home-Made Cleansers Give Good Results

Cleansers are used to remove the hidden dirt or make-up remnants from the face. One should use a good cleanser to have a clean, glowing face. Here are some unique cleansers that can be made using ingredients from the kitchen.

Pure Butter Cleanser

Butter cleanser can be used for all skin types, except oily. This tasty cleanser leaves the skin soft, supple and hydrated. Take one tablespoon of heavy cream and mix it with one drop of carrot seed or rose water. Blend well and apply the cream over the face and neck. After fifteen minutes, wash off and pat dry.

Pineapple Cleanser

Pineapple cleanser is meant for reducing age spots and fine lines. This cleanser is very simple to make. Take a slice of ripe pineapple and rub it on the face. Allow it to dry. Rinse off and pat dry. Pine apple juice can also be used as a cleanser.

Tomato Cleanser

Take a ripe tomato, cream-rich milk and water. Strain and discard the pulp from the tomato. Mix the tomato juice and milk in 1:1 proportion. Apply on the face twice daily. Beware that this cleanser may prove allergic to certain skin types. So, before using this cleanser, test it on the under arms for allergic symptoms.

Cabbage, Coconut Cleanser

This cleanser can be used for normal skin. Mix ¼ cup of cabbage juice, ¼ cup of coconut milk and ½ teaspoon of almond oil. Massage on the face with a light upward and outward stroke. Wash off with warm water and then with cold water.

Oatmeal Cleanser

Mix ½ cup of oatmeal or corn meal with plain yogurt. Apply the paste over the face and neck. Rinse off with warm water. Oatmeal is known for its absorptive and hypoallergenic property that softens the skin. It is also a clinically proven fact that oats greatly help in healing dry, itchy skin.

Grape Juice Cleanser

Grape juice proves to be a good cleanser for all skin types. Rub the grape pulp over the face. Keep for a while and wash off with cold water. It is a very good idea to drink grape juice to maintain a shiny skin.

Sunflower Oil Cleanser

Those who have normal and dry skin can use this cleanser. Mix ½ cup of plain yogurt, one table spoon of sunflower oil and 1½ teaspoons of lemon juice. Keep this cleanser in the refrigerator and use one teaspoon morning and night.

Honey Cleanser

This cleanser is a very good home-based cleansing agent. Mix ¼ cup honey, 1 teaspoon bee pollen, ¼ cup rose water and 2 teaspoons of liquid soap. Blend well to make ½ cup and use daily. Honey is a good cleanser as well as moisturizer.

Instead of wasting money on artificial cleansers, one can try home made cleansers for a great-looking skin. While using cleansers, always use a moist cotton ball to prevent the cotton wool from absorbing moisture from the skin. Keep glowing!