Breakfast on the porch. Peaches are in season this time of year, and I can't get enough of them. A couple days a week, I've been enjoying this Peaches & Cream Smoothie: 1 Banana 1/2 large peach 1ish cups unsweetened vanilla almond milk 1 scoop your favorite protein powder ( I use Vega or Sunwarrior… Continue reading A Day in Eating
This isn't a post about what your dosha is. You can find fairly accurate quizzes for knowing your dosha from various sites on-line (far more accurate than buzzfeed quizzes plaguing facebook for which I am grateful while breastfeeding at 3 in the morning). What's a dosha? In case you aren't part of the yoga world,… Continue reading A Delicate Balance–Ayurveda Part 2.
Lately, I'm loving throwing meals together at the last minute with ingredients in the fridge. Like the above. It doesn't look nearly as tasty as it was. And it's not just because I was treating myself to a glass of wine! I used to love going to the grocery store, perusing the farmer's markets,… Continue reading Dinner with Sophie.
I've been going through the journals I kept when I was in California College of Ayurveda's Ayurvedic Health Educator Program, and since so many people ask me what it is, I thought I'd start sharing a little about it every Wednesday. So, page 1 of my notes. What is Ayurveda? The knowledge of life. Health,… Continue reading Ayurveda
Have y'all seen this floating around the internet or various media outlets? Good for her. Can we all clap our hands for her? For showing us how it's done? I don't mean to belittle her fantastically toned, lean looking figure after having 3 boys. I'm sure it took work and a lot of it. It… Continue reading I dont Work Out.
So, I'm just a tad late in posting this. A tad.... Because on Tuesday, my little guy will be 12 weeks. I aim to start writing again 3 times a week. I've been putting it off. For several reasons. 1. Time. I've worked over 35 jobs. I quit counting after that. When I was… Continue reading 2 Months? 3 Reasons.
It's Ash Wednesday. You won't see me with any on my forehead. And you may or may not believe in any Christian doctrine or practices. Regardless, I think 40 days is a perfect amount of time to adapt to a new way of living. I like ritual, when it's practiced with earnest intention. I think… Continue reading 40 Days of Gratitude, 40 Days of Health, & a Lifetime of Surrender
At the end of 41 weeks (and 3 days), I had gained almost 50 pounds. Far more than you are "supposed" to gain during a pregnancy, but I really don't agree with or care what THEY say. For my thoughts on weight gain during pregnancy, go here. Anyway, after the last 4 weeks, I have… Continue reading One Month
Nope. No baby yet. I am still enormously pregnant and growing ever impatient. I'd post a pic, but really--do you need a picture of a sad, pregnant lady? Instead, here is something I saw on Instagram today: And it made me laugh. Until I started to think. Because I have spent my fair share of… Continue reading Eat More Green Things.
Hope you all had a happy, healthy Christmas! We had company. I miss my runs with this sweet girl, whose over-active tail knocked all the needles off of our tree! Or it seemed that way. Oh well, the tree will be down on Saturday. And it was well worth any extra vacuuming to get to… Continue reading A Christmas Hike & Birth Plan