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 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
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! :)
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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!