Friday, December 10, 2010

Poem

Each day should not be
a waiting,
or a slogging,
or a hanging in
Each day should be
a great Doing
met with Wow, I'm HERE!
Let's GO!
rushing, creeping, turning
to meet the great unfolding
Even if all you can move
is your mind

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Anusara Yoga - Open to Grace

life is pretty wonderful!

*Loving: being married!!!








*Reading: Becoming Animal by David Abram


*Listening to:
Weaving a Life of Beauty, a philosophical talk compiled on cd by John Friend
&
House Made of Dawn, music cd by Coyote Oldman

*Plotting & planning: back to yoga! :)



Sunday, October 17, 2010

I'm Married!!!!


, originally uploaded by sealionsrule.

Jim and I were married October 7, 2010 at under the redwoods at the Post Ranch Inn in Big Sur, California....my dream come true!
:)

Thursday, July 8, 2010

OMG I'M ENGAGED!!!

Jim proposed to me in the kitchen at his best friends' house in Austin, Texas on July 4...the engagement ring is coming from Eliza Page in Austin. I loved 2 styles equally so Jim picked for me and the one that arrives will be a wonderful surprise!
So happy!!!!!

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

wow i never blog anymore


hey there!
i've been too busy letting life craziness get the better of me.
hmmmmmm.
didn't i say i was going to do awesome things this year?
i'd better get on it!

this is how i'll be feeling:











Friday, May 28, 2010

LOST ate my life


I'm not blogging because LOST ate my life!
Discovered it via DVD at the library - never watched it on tv. We've been watching it straight through and are seriously addicted. LOVE IT!
:)

Monday, April 26, 2010

:) ok y'all, here's the latest wonderfulness!!!








*reading: Reinventing the Body, Resurrecting the Soul by Deepak Chopra & The Horse Boy by Rupert Isaacson

*watching: Surf Into Yoga by Rochelle Ballard

*awesome movie i just discovered: The Boys are Back

*changes i am making: learning to do yoga at home from dvd, moving my body everyday (yoga, walking, swimming, riding my bike...), slowing down, clearing clutter, finding something i can have faith and hope in, letting life flow over me

*current favorite influences: markus rothkrantz, dan the life regenerator, mama earth :)

Thursday, April 22, 2010

My letter to Mama Earth

Mama Earth,
I was born into this life completely in love with you and all your beautiful aspects. No leaf, sprout, grain of sand or tiny insect escaped my notice and adoration. Growing up I spent countless hours outside, soaking you up with all of my senses. To this day it is to you that I turn in times of trouble, when I am completely overwhelmed by this human life. 20 years ago I was lucky enough to go to a marvellous Earth Day celebration in Santa Fe, New Mexico. I delighted in the excitement of the tribe, the desire to take immediate action to care for you. 20 years later, I sit in my office in Houston, Texas on this Earth Day staring into my computer, cut off completely from your life-giving sun, pushing paper from your beautiful trees all for the financial benefit of another...and I wonder what happened to my intense loyalty? When did the earthsong in my heart go silent? When did I pretend to stop feeling every crime against you deep in my own bones? When did I forget that action is the expression of self? I came here with so much purpose and passion. Today I am remembering my heart's desire...my passion is rekindled and I turn back toward the original meaning of my life with Joy. You give me my wondrously beautiful life...I will from this day on do my very best to give you yours.
All love,
your wild earthchild

Markus! Woot!!!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Co-op Revisited!


Check out this past weekend's half-share from the Rawfully Organic Co-op! I wasn't planning on buying in this weekend, but Kristina kindly let me know they had extra boxes and I couldn't pass this up! The offerings this time included:

LOCAL ORGANIC: strawberries, broccoli, red & green lettuces, basil, kale, spinach, beets, cucumbers, tomatoes, onions, mizuna, dill

ORGANIC: swiss chard, apples, bell peppers, oranges, grapefruit, kiwis, pears, zucchinis, pineapples, bananas, avocado, carrots, celery
AWESOME!
Everything in the box was just wonderful!
:)

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Co-op Shares

This beauty is a "half-share" box of veggies, greens, fruits & herbs from our local Rawfully Organic Co-op. It's jam-packed with ridiculously awesome food; this time it included:
strawberries, tomatoes, oranges, grapefruit, avocado, bananas, kale, mizuna, lettuce, cabbage, celery, basil, broccoli, cucumber, carrots, apples, squash...many of these are locally grown - all are organic. You can order a whole share if you need more yumminess than this, as well as being able to purchase extra goodies when you pick up your share. And the cost is so much less than if I purchased all this food at the local Whole Foods or even the farmer's market. I am so excited to have found this amazing resource for healthy food...the fact that it is organic and often locally grown just makes it that much better. And the gal who runs this operation is so fun, friendly & vibrant that it's a joy to interact with her. If you're in Houston, definitely check out the Co-op...if not, research co-ops in your area - you'll be so glad you did! Thanks, Kristina! :)
For more info:
kristina@rawfullyorganic.com

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Maru's got nothing on President Bartlett!









That YouTube sensation Maru is pretty cute, but living with President Bartlett is a non-stop party!
:)

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Hello Blogsters!

Just wanted to say, if you visit my blog, PLEASE take a moment to click on the Animal Rescue Site box to the right to help feed animals in shelters for FREE. While on their website take a moment to sign up for e-mail reminders for yourself, or add the box to your own blog...spread the word and together we can really make a difference.
Thanks so much!

:)

Monday, March 8, 2010

Today I learned...

...sometimes staying home in bed would be best!
:)

Yesterday I learned...
...time off with your loved one is the best thing in life, and it's ok for me to dream again!
:)

Saturday I learned...
...to not always talk myself out of going to social events, that I CAN have intelligent conversations with people, that the principles of synchronicity / the "Secret" / manifesting are all based in reality and it can happen for me, and that there is hope for healing! Besides which I was reminded that I am with the most awesome & handsome man on the planet.
:)

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Growing sprouts, microgreens and wheatgrass, de-mystified!



video


This is a truly wonderful video by the Chicago Botanic Garden, showing just how easy it is to grow incredibly nutritious greens at home. I get so bogged down in the apparent complexities advanced by websites that have something to sell that I end up too confused to even try.


Yay for the inherent simplicity that is life on Mother Earth!

I have a jar of alfalfa sprouts growing at home right now, on day 3 and doing great!


Etsy!

Oh Etsy, how I love you!

This wonderful website is the platform for an amazing amount of incredibly talented individuals to sell their creations. You can find virtually anything there...and get lost window-shopping in EtsyWorld for hours! To me the best part is the wonderful e-mail conversations I've had, when contacting sellers for information, with lovely people from everywhere around the world. This is globalization and the information superhighway at their finest :)
(handmade pottery by Mud Pie Studio)

Thursday, February 18, 2010

I'm Dreaming Again!


Sitting in the sun at lunch, with a little lizard friend you can just barely see in the picture (on the wall, upper right corner), dreaming about going to Integratrive Nutrition school and doing what I love.
:)
Very exciting!

Last night I took inspiration from Katrina Rainoshek's posting about green soups and made the most amazingly yummy soup to have for dinner tonight...threw in carrots, celery, yellow bell pepper, garlic, dill, cilantro, lime, lettuces and baby greens, avocado, and a tomato. Blended them coarsely in the Vitamix. mmmmmmmm can't wait to get home for dinner! I'll garnish it with some microgreens and chopped onion & avocado. Here's Agwe loving dill & green energy soup!:








Monday, February 15, 2010

Best Valentine's Day Ever!

My guy is the BEST. Sunday was perfect :) I got to sleep late (I was really sick at the end of last week); the beautiful sun came out and it was warm enough to wear shorts; we went to the steam room; came home for a wonderful long bike ride around the neighborhood, during which we went by my old house and I got to say a little more "goodbye" and it didn't really hurt to be there anymore... then we went to the Edwards Cinema, had a yummy dinner at Harlow's and saw a movie (An Education). Then back to our lovely home...and on top of all of that, Boyfriend kitty is feeling so much better! A truly wonderful day. Thank you!!!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Best Movie Ever!


Just finished watching Up...it is the saddest & funniest movie I've ever seen...truly Wonderful!!!

Monday, January 18, 2010

Yummy food! :)

Yesterday I had a beautiful day off, so I made yummy food for my sickly man!
Bold
*Apple lemonade, in the Hurom juicer...I think this was originally a Juiceman recipe:
4 apples + 1 lemon
This came out very pulpy so I strained it.


*Raw Tortilla Soup, recipe by Gena of Choosing Raw...found on the Crazy Sexy Life blog:
3 tomatoes, 1 red bell pepper, 1/4 C sundried tomatoes, 1/4 C cilantro, 2 large stalks celery, 3/4 C water, 1 T lime juice, 3 T olive oil, 1 tsp salt, 1 tsp cumin, 1 tsp chili powder, 1/2 tsp paprika, 3 cloves garlic, 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper, 1/4 tsp onion powder.

Blend all in Vitamix, serve warm topped with a couple of cilantro leaves + chopped avocado, onion, tomato. Can also serve with tortilla chips. J. was feeling sick tonight so I brought up the spicyness level from the original recipe.


And before going to bed after watching a lovely movie called "Last Chance Harvey"...
*Ginger tea, from Katrina Rainoshek's JuiceFeasting blog:
2 inch piece of ginger + honey + lemon juice

I am thankful for my lovely day at home...for rest, the company of my beautiful kitties, a beautiful home to enjoy and care for, the financial ability to shop for food, the physical ability to clean my house and prepare food for my family, the sound of windchimes coming in the open back door, the simple beauty of a mid-day house full of sleeping kitties & sunbeams, bicycles, and my wonderful man coming home to me.






home!


oh the joys of being at home! how sad that it is so very rare an occurrence. i had today off, J. did not. i slept half the day, went shopping to stock up on groceries for this week, came home to my sweet kitties and threw open the windows to enjoy the beautiful day while putting things away and cleaning house. next i will start fixing dinner: homemade soup and hemp dip with veggies. this is my idea of a perfect day :)


i listened to podcasts of Daniel Vitalis while i cleaned & got things ready for juicing.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

my new dutch bicycle!

My lovely new bicycle! Just bought her! Better pics to come...J. took this one on the fly right as we got her home. The Batavus will be my transportation to work and for errands. She is so beautiful: shimmery blue, with gorgeous lines and everything needed for commuting. So exciting!

Thursday, January 7, 2010

"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover."
~Mark Twain

This year I will:

learn to skateboard, walk on my hands & surf

commute by bicycle

do yoga...lots of yoga

vacation in California with my family & finally get that tattoo

grow vegetables & herbs

get ripped :)

work less, play more

have a real summer!

love love love



Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Snapshot:

*Jamming to: Michael Franti + Spearhead, "Stay Human"
*Watching: Monarch of the Glen, series 1
*Inspired by: Laird Hamilton, "Force of Nature"
*Reading: "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire"
*Recent movie surprise: "Bridge to Terabithia" (much better & way deeper than was advertised)
*Most recent movie in the theater: "Avatar" (awesome!)
*Current skin care: Living Libations
*Saving for: an awesome commuter bicycle! (haven't decided what brand/model yet)
*Blogs I'm loving: lovely bicycle, juice feasting, katrina rainoshek, crazy sexy life, the raw seed
*My next step up the Spectrum of Diet: high raw vegan & gluten-free
*Bad habit I'm kicking to the curb: drinking coffee every day
:)
Life is Beautiful!