Upon arriving home, after four months in Hawaii, my mind is flooded with a huge to-do-list…
Start new job
Make new slipcover for chair
Reorganize wardrobe for work
Bring more green into room
Finish painting bedside table
and the list goes on….I really just want to dive in and re-do every room!
But what keeps looming over my head, is the thought of how to keep a mostly “raw food diet” going in accordance with working a full-time job.
My first week, I purchased a stack of ready- made salads from the grocery store but wasn’t happy throwing the plastic containers into the trash everyday. I was glad to have the convenience though.
Work lunch has to be fairly simple, but completely satisfying, as my focus will be upon learning everything I can about the business, going through their four week training program, and adjusting to working a 40 hour work week.
Not too heavy…living food that energizes…Keeps me alert…stays with me to the end of the work shift.
So, today, I’ve inventoried the fridge and all of the cupboards to see what I have.
I’ll be making a three bean salad, a carrot salad ( find my recipe here), and some flax seed crackers ( here).
I’ve been making this easy three bean salad since my kids were little and even now that they’re adults, they still request it.
I love it’s versatility, as it can be eaten alone, on a bed of greens, easily transported to work in a mason jar, and is great to take along on picnics and family gatherings.
Easy 3 Bean Salad Recipe
Combine the following ~
1 can garbanzo beans ( rinsed and drained)
1 can cut green beans ( drained)
1 can black or kidney beans ( rinsed and drained)
3/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 tsp black pepper
1 Tablespoon dry sweet basil ( rubbed between hands to bring out the flavor)
1/4 cup raw red onion chopped
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar ( with the mother)
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
After mixing, let it marinate in the fridge for at least one hour to bring out the flavors and give them a chance to blend.
Shown above on a bed of fresh spinach with raw crinkle cut butternut squash , and your favorite dressing.
I will let the poem on this video speak my thoughts today, as I head out into my garden as I put on my wellies after several days of none stop rain the Sun is now drying up the allotments, and I have some declutting of weeds to do, along with some declutting of thoughts..
You may have heard of Himalayan salt lamps before or maybe you even own one. Either way, you have probably already seen one because they have become immensely popular these days.
They don’t just provide soothing low lighting, they also offer several health benefits. They can help clean the air we breathe, hence overall improving our health and well-being most especially our sense of peace and happiness.
Although anyone and everyone can benefit from it, a Himalayan salt lamp is especially beneficial for people suffering from certain respiratory issues or allergies. It’s definitely a great add-on for one’s overall personal well-being and worth having around the house, clinic, lounge, and even in the office.
WHAT IS A HIMALAYAN SALT LAMP?
The Himalayan salt lamp is a type of lamp that is made mainly from a chunk of Himalayan salt (the sizes of which vary). The inside of the salt chunk…
Here is a list of wild plants and weeds you can forage to keep your witches cabinet stocked and for free! These are all easily found, you cant miss them. And yes, you may even have a few of these in your backyard. I know I do! It may be easy to just pop over to amazon and order what you need and already dried and prepared for you. But why not try and get some of your own and save yourself the money. There is satisfaction in knowing you foraged your plants and dried them yourself. You put your love and energy in them and they will treat you well. Just don’t forget to give an offering back for what you have taken.
I’m going to try to keep this short as possible. We all come from different traditions, so I won’t go to deeply into the description of…
Yes, this title is a bit dramatic, but there is more than a little truth to it. I am also somewhat ashamed that I haven’t posted any of my own writing for some time, and I’m working on getting something posted, once a week.
After some time off work, I joined a company, and found myself more unhappy than I have ever been at work. It turned out to be a combination of extremely poor leadership at the company and work that I didn’t enjoy. My stress levels were skyrocketing, and I leaned on some familiar ways of coping including a lot of binge drinking, which of course did little to relieve the growing anxiety and displeasure with my situation. When I wasn’t medicating myself, I began delving into other ways to help control my emotions, including reading about Buddhism, adding yoga to my daily routine, and meditating in the morning…
You are a very complex being. You are, in fact, multidimensional. That is something that you will, or perhaps will not, experience soon. But, in the meantime, perhaps we may show you a little something. Our question for you today is, who is looking out through your eyes? Is it the person who is being […]