Dive Deep with Relaxation

I am inspired by the shorter days and longer nights to dive more deeply into a sense of relaxation with my personal yoga practice and partner yoga practice.  My favorite AcroYoga pose this month is Straddle Bat. You can enter the pose through Parsarita Twist or Canon Ball Mount.  I love to add a neck…

I Absolutely ADORE My New Blender

One morning last week, I was making my usual energizing breakfast fruit smoothie and suddenly my blender shut off and wouldn’t turn back on. I tried unplugging it and plugging it back in, I even tried a different outlet. It simply died—rest in peace. I bought it second hand from Craigslist about three years ago…

Asian flair – stir fry with shrimp and veggies

The other night, I decided on stir fry. I bought a bag of frozen shrimp from Central Market, picked up a few other items, and cooked it up. It was pretty delish. Check it out. Vegetables included: 3 cloves garlic, sliced 1/2 parsnip, peeled & sliced 1/2 celery root, peeled & sliced 2 stalks celery,…

Morning Ritual

I love eating well. In recent months, I’ve adopted a new morning routine that has helped me feel better on multiple levels. As such, I feel compelled to share. For ages, I’m talking years, I adored a good Starbucks Chai Soy Latte. Every morning. Every. Morning. Then one day, as change often happens for me,…

Kindness with Quinoa

I felt the need for a vegetable excursion this evening. I’ve been eating more cheese than I like recently. It’s been cold. I’ve allowed myself more “comfort food” than I normally would, in terms of an occasional dip of queso and/or chips and salsa… stuff I don’t normally eat. As such, it seemed like a…

Garlicky Kale Soup with Parsnips and Celery Root

This one was a huge hit. My husband is still talking about it. That, my friends, is a first & a victory! Whoop! Ingredients: Garlic -3 cloves, peeled & sliced 1/2 medium white or yellow onion, sliced 1/2 c carrots, sliced 1/2 parsnip, sliced 2 stalks celery, sliced 1/2 celery root, dirty edges trimmed, sliced…

Nurture You…

When was the last time you did something just for you? She asked, grey eyes burning right through me. Busted. Try as I might, I couldn’t remember the last time I had done something for me. A hot bath? She queried. Nope, can’t leave husband alone that long with all of the babes. Your favorite…

Dream – Dream – Dream

I agree with this quote. Wholeheartedly. I believe it is of integral importance to never stop dreaming, to feed your dreams and to give shame about our dreams the finger. I can’t tell you how often I hear people laugh and/or scoff when they acknowledge one of their dreams. The easy thing to do is…

Kale Soup + More…

This was last nights meal. I’ve received lots of queries so here is the recipe: Kale soup 3 cloves garlic, peeled & sliced 1/2 white onion, peeled & diced 1 medium sized celery root, nasty edges removed, diced Sauté olive oil, 1 tbsp olive oil, garlic & onion until soft & opaque, about 15 minutes…

Releasing Shame

In 2007, I decided that I was “geographically undesirable”. Actually, I’d labeled myself as such since I was a child growing up in Fort Worth, Texas (where?), but that’s irrelevant. After living in Austin for 14 years, becoming a single mom and becoming ostracized from my social circle in a harrowing divorce, I had acquiesced…