Pure Juice by Sarah Cadji

3 minute read


I highly recommend Pure Juice to anyone seeking to create a healthier lifestyle for themselves and their families!

Pure Juice not only has juice recipes but, smoothies and nut beverages as well.

This beautifully illustrated book provides recipes for your breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Looking for juices for targeting strength, weight loss, glowing skin, de-stress and more?

Pure Juice by Sarah Cadji is the perfect recipe book for you!

Here are 3 reasons why Pure Juice by Sarah Cadji is perfect for health enthusiasts:

1. Beginner friendly

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In the beginning of the book, Cadji shares not only her story and motivation but also the importance of a raw vegetable food diet.

She emphasizes the purpose of each ingredient as well as the process of prepping and cleaning your equipment.

Cadji even provides incredible insights throughout as to why each juice and recipe helps your body.

2. Easy Recipes With A Purpose

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Cadji has created simple and healthy recipes that taste absolutely delicious as well.

The recipes can be concocted with a juicer or a blender.

Juices can even be enjoyed on-the-go for breakfast or lunch.

Some memorable smoothie recipes are entitled: The Gym Freak, The All Day Breakfast, The Smart One, and the The Bee.

Before or after your workout, you can make the Gym Freak.

If you don’t have time at work or school to eat lunch or breakfast, you can create the All Day Breakfast.

Each yummy recipe was created to cater to your specific needs!

3. Simple and Inexpensive Ingredients

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Are you on a budget?

The ingredients in Pure Juice can be found in your local supermarket.

They may even be sitting in your refrigerator at this moment (longing to be juiced!)

Vegetables such as kale, spinach, and cucumbers are at the core of this book.

More ingredients found include apple, pineapple, cilantro, lemon, mint, and ginger.

As you see, you can juice leafy greens, fruits, and herbs all in one glass.

Conclusion

Why Pure Juice by Sarah Cadji is perfect for beginner health enthusiasts?

1. Beginner friendly

2. Easy Recipes with a Purpose

3. Simple and Inexpensive Ingredients

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Overall, I highly recommend this book to you!

It was fun creating the juices and drinking them knowing that they are really good for my health and wellbeing!

Do you have a favorite healthy beverage?

We would love to know in the comments below!

My go-to is the Green Wake Up juice recipe in Pure Juice by Sara Cadji.

It is filled with delicious cucumbers, apples, spinach, parsley, and a touch of lemon!

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Bible in A Year Podcast Fr. Mike Schmitz Review

2 min read


Are you seeking to grow your faith this year through reading the Scriptures?

Me too!

The Bible in A Year Podcast with your host Fr. Mike Schmitz is a great way to read and reflect on Scripture everyday.

Here are 4 reasons why you should start listening to the Bible in A Year Podcast:

1. Its FREEE!

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The Bible in A Year podcast can be streamed for free on your favorite podcast app.

It is available on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Sticher, Google Podcast, and Amazon Music.

You can even stream it on the Ascension Press website.

Click here to view it on the Ascension Press website and get the podcast links

2. On the Go!

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You can listen to the Bible in A Year podcast in your car.

Listen to Bible in a Year when running errands, picking up your child or siblings, or even when you have some quiet time.

The best practice is to listen to it in the morning.

The Scriptures, prayer, and reflection will keep you pondering God’s Word throughout your day!

3. Daily Episodes

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The Bible in A Year podcast starts on January 1, 2021.

Fr. Mike Schmitz and the Ascension Press team upload new episodes daily.

What’s great is that each episode is only 20 minutes.

This is a resource that is perfect for people on the go.

The podcast is not only packed with truth and wisdom but also, commentary by a priest who definitely knows his stuff!

4. Interpretation, reflection, and prayer all in 20 something minutes!

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Fr. Mike Schmitz not only reads the Bible, but he interprets it in a way that you can understand and connect to the big story of Salvation.

After the Bible reading, Fr. Mike reads a passage from the Psalms that relates to the theme.

He somehow manages to throw in a short prayer to guide you in your day.

How awesome is that!

Not convinced yet?

Here is additional information from the Ascension Press:

“In the Bible in a Year podcast, starting January 1st, 2021, Fr. Mike Schmitz walks you through the entire Bible in 365 episodes, providing commentary, reflection, and prayer along the way.

Unlike any other Bible podcast, Ascension’s Bible in a Year Podcast follows a reading plan inspired by The Great Adventure Bible Timeline, a ground-breaking approach to understanding salvation history developed by renowned Catholic Bible teacher Jeff Cavins.

With this podcast, you won’t just read the Bible in a year … you’ll finally understand how all the pieces of the Bible fit together to tell an amazing story that continues in your life today!

Ascension Press

To read more about their mission statement or learn about Fr. Mike Schmitz or Jeff Cavins click here.

Conclusion

Why You Should Listen to the Bible in A Year Podcast?

1. Its FREE.

2. On the Go?

3. Daily Episodes

4. Interpretation, reflection, and prayer all in 20 something minutes!

How are you growing in faith this year?

I would love to know in the comments below!

The Augustine Bible Review ESV Catholic Edition

3 minute read


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Are you looking for a Bible?

Do you value having a clear and accurate English translation?

What about portability and beautiful design?

If you said yes to all three, then the Augustine Bible ESV Catholic Edition is perfect for you!

What are some key features of this Bible that make it a perfect match for you?

1. English Standard Version (ESV)

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From months of reading, this Bible definitely has the accurate and clear translation that you are looking for.

This edition has all the canonical books approved by the Catholic Church.

The Augustine Bible is in the ESV or English Standard Version.

The ESV translation is the most literal translation of the Bible into English.

Augustine Institute:

“Printed in Italy, The Augustine Bible features the English Standard Version® Catholic Edition translation, which many consider to be the best available English translation of the Bible. “

The ESV translation philosophy states:

“The ESV is an “essentially literal” translation that seeks as far as possible to capture the precise wording of the original text and the personal style of each Bible writer. As such, its emphasis is on “word-for-word” correspondence, at the same time taking into account differences of grammar, syntax, and idiom between current literary English and the original languages. Thus it seeks to be transparent to the original text, letting the reader see as directly as possible the structure and meaning of the original.”

Want to know more? You can read more about the ESV translation here

2. Beautiful Design

Catholic Market: The Augustine Bible ESV Catholic Edition

This Bible has the best design so far!

I have one in a navy blue color with gold leaf lettering and design.

The gold leaf reflects light and is very eye catching.

You will love the Augustine Bible has a timeless, simple, and elegant design.

This Bible uses only black ink.

It even has the titles of the passages at the top and notes at the bottom.

“The Augustine Bible features a beautiful foil-stamped slipcase and a durable matte cover to ensure that you can use and treasure this Bible for years to come”

3. Portability and Durability

Do you take your Bible with you on-the-go?

I certainly take mine on retreats, vacations, and everywhere in my house.

That is why durability and portability matters.

The Augustine Bible comes with a hard cover protector case that has the same beautiful design.

Even though the Bible I got was a softcover, I was surprised to see how durable the binding was. (Definitely a step up from my previous Bibles!)

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Why get the Augustine Bible Review ESV Catholic Edition?

  1. English Standard Version (ESV)
  2. Beautiful Design
  3. Portability

Augustine Institute:



It features a “Blue cover, with gold foil stamping of tree
Anti-scuff matte lamination
Smyth sewn
Encased in a rigid Wibalin® slipcase with foil stamping.
Features the English Standard Version® Catholic Edition (ESV-CE) translation.
1,232 pages
8-page of full-color maps after the last text page
Printed on 24# Thinopaque
Printed in Italy”

Overall, I would highly recommend this Bible to anyone looking for the best English translation with a timeless, simple, and elegant design.

You don’t have to worry about it getting damaged on-the-go because it has a sturdy binding and hardcover slip on protection.

This Bible does not have extra features like explanations of passages making it simple and concise.

From the Augustine Institute:

“The turning point in St. Augustine’s life came when the emptiness within drove him to cry out to God in anguish. As if in answer, he heard children singing “tolle lege,” “take and read.” We are grateful for the privilege to publish The Augustine Bible, and we hope it encourages you to “take and read” with faith, as St. Augustine did, and so to truly hear the voice of God speaking to you in love. “

What are some resources you use along with your Bible?

We would love to know!

Don’t forget to comment your favorite Bible resources down below.

How to Learn Medical Spanish for Free!

3 minute read

Here are 3 hidden gems to help you learn basic conversational medical Spanish for free!

Perfect for beginners, this is a great way to start learning medical Spanish with no added cost to you.

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1. Language Tailor

The language tailor has 76 videos that are all less than 5 minutes!

Enjoy a lesson everyday and be sure to take notes in a notebook to track your phrases.

His fast and informative videos are found on YouTube under languagetailor1

I was really impressed by the simplicity and amount of phrases I learned through his videos in a short period of time.

This channel is perfect for people who are not yet confident in their Spanish skills and do not want to invest yet in an expensive medical Spanish course.

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2. Common Ground International

This is another perfect YouTube channel for beginner Spanish learners.

The host, Rory, speaks both English and Spanish. He is very passionate about you beginning your medical Spanish journey.

Rory’s videos help you to build sentences, learn vocabulary, and hear proper word pronunciation.

His videos average about 15-20 minutes and are perfect if you want to level up your skills from the Language Tailor’s awesome videos.

Common Ground International even offers services to help students and businesses be more proficient in Spanish in the workforce.

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3. SpanishDict app

The SpanishDict app is by far the most useful Spanish app for beginner medical professionals learning Spanish.

If you forgot how to say a word or are struggling with pronunciation, this app is a lifesaver!

Just type in a word or sentence in English or Spanish and it will automatically translate it for you.

You can even hold down the voice button and say a phrase in Spanish or English and it will automatically translate it for you.

How cool is that?

Another stellar thing about this app is its correct grammar and accuracy compared to Google Translate.

It can even be utilized for pretend conversations with a patient.

Think of some phrases you usually say at work and translate them to Spanish through the SpanishDict app.

The next time you see a coworker or patient, you can show off some cool phrases you learned in Spanish!

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Conclusion

How to Learn Medical Spanish for Free?

1. Language Tailor

2. Common Ground International

3. SpanishDict app

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Do you recommend any medical Spanish resources for health professionals?

If you have taken any courses or books that have helped you in your Spanish, please let us know in the comments!

Things Nobody Told You About the Rosary

+ How to pray the Rosary

5 min read


click here to download the beautiful marble aesthetic Rosary guide here for FREE!

  • what is the rosary?
  • who started the rosary and when?
  • why pray the rosary?
  • how to pray the rosary?

What is the rosary and why pray it

Rosary in Latin is,”a garland of roses.” It is a devotion to honor Mary. It is also a weapon in spiritual warfare. source: Catholic

Catholics believe it is like giving Mary a garland of roses. Every Hail Mary is a white rose symbolizing her purity and every our Father is a red rose for Jesus’ sacrificial blood. To read the story of the rosary garland view here

the Rosary saved a college girl from Ted Bundy

On a chilly winter evening at 3:00 am in January of 1978, Ted Bundy broke into a sorority house on the Florida State University campus. He savagely raped and killed 2 women in the dorms and approached the room of another young woman. He opened the door while he clutched a wooden bat. But, when he saw the rosary in the girl’s hands he mysteriously fled.

“Bundy explained that when he entered the girl’s room, he had fully intended on murdering her; some mysterious power was preventing him.”

The girl had to promise her grandmother to pray the rosary every night. Though the woman fell asleep that night with an unfinished rosary, she was protected from harm.

“The rosary is the weapon.”

st. Padre pio

Who started the rosary and when?

The Story of the Apparition of Mary to St. Dominic

It is unknown who started the rosary. However, in the year 1221, Mary appeared to St. Dominic de Guzman in Prouilhe, Southern France. At that time, the Church was battling a new heresy. (belief contrary to Catholic doctrine) It called itself, the Albigensian heresy or Catharism.

{According to Britannica, This group of people claimed that humans were “spirits trapped in physical bodies” and that there were two opposing gods. One was good who created the spirit and the other was evil controlling the flesh. Most importantly, the heresy “denied the divinity of Christ and the goodness of the created material world” It instituted a belief in suicide and a hate for the sacrament of marriage. (source: Catholic Culture)}

Read about the heresy here on New Advent

make sure to read the full article on the origins of the Rosary on Franciscan Media here!

“Wonder not that you have obtained so little fruit by your labors, you have spent them on barren soil, not yet watered with the dew of Divine grace. When God willed to renew the face of the earth, He began by sending down on it the fertilizing rain of the Angelic Salutation. Therefore preach my Psalter composed of 150 Angelic Salutations and 15 Our Fathers, and you will obtain an abundant harvest.”

Mary to St. Dominic

How can you pray the rosary?

Conclusion

The steps to praying the Rosary are:

  1. Make the Sign of the Cross and say the “Apostles’ Creed”
  2. Say the “Our Father”
  3. Say three “Hail Marys” for Faith, Hope, and Charity
  4. Say the “Glory Be”
  5. Announce the First Mystery and then say the “Our Father”
  6. Say ten “Hail Marys” while meditating on the Mystery
  7. Say the “Glory Be” (Optional: Say the “O My Jesus” prayer requested by Mary at Fatima)
  8. Announce the Next Mystery; then say the “Our Father” and repeat these steps (6 through 8) as you continue through the remaining Mysteries.
  9. Say the closing prayers: the “Hail Holy Queen” and “Final Prayer”
  10. Make the “Sign of the Cross”

click here to view it on Rosary Center

source : United States Center of Catholic Bishops

source: Loyola Press

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How do you pray? comment down below.


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Featured Posts of July

Pure Juice by Sarah Cadji

3 minute read I highly recommend Pure Juice to anyone seeking to create a healthier lifestyle for themselves and their families! Pure Juice not only has juice recipes but, smoothies and nut beverages as well. This beautifully illustrated book provides recipes for your breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Looking for juices for targeting strength, weight loss,Continue reading “Pure Juice by Sarah Cadji”

3 genius ways to increase your studying motivation

5 min read


If you are getting bored in online college classes here are 3 ways to make studying more interesting and enjoyable!

1. Study in Different Environments!

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When you get bored studying at your desk try different places to study.

Find inspiration in nature. You can totally hop in your car and drive to a place with beautiful scenery.

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2. Take a walk or exercise

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Exercise totally helps you to clear your mind.

When writing an essay or tackling a different learning concept, take time away from it. Then, come back to it after working out.

You might see an incredible new perspective!

Even walking outside and coming back really helps to focus the mind.

3. Make studying fun!

Here are simple ways to make studying more fun and interactive during online class:

  • Have a schedule
  • take frequent breaks
  • have an accountability partner
  • have online study buddies
  • ask questions regularly in your professor’s conference period
  • have fun school supplies
  • get a planner
  • write down small tasks and check them off when you complete them
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Easy as Cake: Writing Emails to Your Professors

Back to the Basics series

5 min read



How to write a email to your professor in an online class?

Being respectful, kind, and compassionate towards your professor when in an online environment is essential to your success in the class. (Talk about online etiquette!)

Even when they do not treat you with the same respect, doing so demonstrates maturity and a strong character.

Here is the simplest way to write emails to your professor when in an online course:

1. Dear Mr, Ms, Mrs, Dr, ________,

Start with the correct title of the professor.

It may earn you some extra points with the teacher.

If you do not already know: Mr. is for males and Ms. is for unmarried females.

Mrs. is for a married woman. Dr. is used when the professor has a doctorate degree!

2. Good Morning, Afternoon, Evening

Include the time of day.

When you see your friends you greet them with a “hello” or “hi”.

In a professional email, you can say “good morning”, “good afternoon”, or “good evening”.

If you do not already know: When it is 12pm you say “good afternoon”.

3. Body of email

Concision, concision. Keep your sentences short and easy to understand.

Proofread the email 2-3 times in order to correct your spelling and grammar.

4. End with a thank you and your trademark greeting

The last sentence should be a “thank you” of some sort. You may say “I appreciate your help” or “thank you for your time” or simply “thank you”.

Your trademark greeting should be your own. Personally, I end with “stay safe” to remind the recipient that I care about their wellness especially during the pandemic.

Some teachers of mine have ended with “have fun” or “best” signed by their name.

You could however be very boring (kidding!) and end with “sincerely” signed by your first and last name.

Conclusion

The easy-as-cake way to write emails to your professor!:

1. Dear Mr, Ms, Mrs, Dr, ________,

2. Good Morning, Afternoon, Evening

3. Body of email (be concise, proofread 2-3 times, check for grammar and spelling, and be respectful even if they aren’t!)


4. End with a thank you and your trademark greeting


The Back to the Basics series encompasses a simpler way of living for college students under the current pandemic. This series focuses on creating guides for success in online independent learning. It additionally caters to mental and physical health through exploring various mediums of food, art, literature, and writing.

Motivation Monday: Mastering your Daily Agenda

How can you stay motivated during online school?

Crafting your own daily routine can increase your productivity and decrease stress. A plan for the day helps you visualize your goals and keep track of the fun things you want to do.

Here are four simple steps to organize your agenda for the day!

1. Decide your priorities

First, think of the most important classes to you. These are the classes you want to spend time on the most.

For example, as a pre-med, prioritizing my science GPA is important for medical school. This means I have to focus more on Anatomy and Physiology than Art class.

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Next, think of family responsibilities. For example, think of essential chores like cleaning your room, cooking, or babysitting your younger siblings.

Don’t forget to make time for the people you love most!

Schedule down time with your family. Eat dinner together or play board games with your siblings in replacement of social media.

Take time to chat with your friends and make sure they are doing fine because online classes can be especially hard for some.

Lastly, think of MAKING TIME FOR YOURSELF.

Put in quiet time to listen to music, read a book, or work on your creative hobbies like painting, playing the guitar, or writing.

Schedule a workout for 20 minutes three times a week and get 9 hours of sleep!

2. Pick a time

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Write or create a spreadsheet of 30 or 45 minute time blocks of your schedule.

Click to view the 30 and 45 min time block spreadsheet

The 45 minute time block is a method of time blocking in which you dedicate 45 minutes to accomplish a task then take a 15 minute break after. For example, I can work on my notes for Precalc for 45 minutes and then read a book or work on my Spanish (Duolingo) for 15 minutes.

The 30 minute time block is for shorter goals. For example, you can break up a larger chapter reading into part one and two. This way you can divide larger tasks into more manageable chunks.

The 30 minute method can help you in writing. You can begin a draft for 30 minutes, take a walk or do something else and work on it again after. This method helps decrease writing fatigue.

3. Write it out

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Write out your schedule or print them using a spreadsheet.

You can even create your own through Canva or Adobe Spark.

On top of a schedule, I have a daily task list to check off if I met my goals. You can write your daily task list on a notepad or a planner.

Happy Planner planners

4. Stick to it!

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Make sure to commit to your daily to-dos and always keep in mind your semester and long term goals. By focusing on long term goals you have a purpose and motivation to stick to your daily goals.

For example, if you want a 4.0 GPA by the end of the semester, you need to commit yourself to doing the class’ daily readings and assignments.

The last thing to remember is to enjoy the present and not worry about the future. Set yourself up for success today and don’t worry about tomorrow.

Most importantly, find the fun in seemingly boring tasks.

Life is a journey, not a destination.

– Ralph Waldo Emerson

Conclusion

  1. Decide your priorities – family, school, personal
  2. Pick a time – time blocking 30 or 45 minutes for a task
  3. Write it out – write goals and to-do lists in a planner or print it out.
  4. Stick to it! – commit yourself everyday to your goals and have fun!