We all numb. Numbing is probably one of our best coping mechanisms.
I numb with TV and food. Many numb with shopping. Some numb with drinking. We all have our ways.
We also all have our triggers. A tough day at work. Getting into an argument with a loved one. PMS.
There are two parts of numbing the first is the trigger, and the second is what to do instead.
I want to say that life isn't supposed to be stressful - and it's not!...
When did you learn being seen wasn’t safe?
When did you learn being recognized in a crowd meant being punished?
When did you start hiding?
When did you shrink into a wallflower?
Sometimes it’s a trigger in this life that your soul recognizes as a danger from another life. Sometimes the time you remember in this life doesn’t seem like it could have been enough to send you into the shadows, but that might have been the...
In the process of waking up, there are many stages and each has their exciting pieces and the parts that are full of fear.
One of my most feared places during this process is looking at the gap between where I am now, and where I want to be.
If you have dreams, this gap can strike insurmountable fear into any mere mortal!
And yet, the only way to get there is to keep moving forward.
Sometimes I get scared of even looking at ...
The inspiration for this came from Erin Ireland and I loosely used a recipe from The Mediterranean Dish for the potatoes.
Lemony Greek Potatoes
4-6 White Potatoes - diced; I left the skin on
1 Lemon - juiced
1 C Veggie Broth
2 cloves Garlic - crushed
2 Tbsp Olive Oil - drizzled on the potatoes
1-2 Tbsp Paprika
2 tsp Rosemary (or another herb you like)
Salt & Pepper
Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees
Place the potatoes into a baking dish - I...
This work isn't sexy, and it may not be quick, but you will feel strong and confident in knowing that these are life-long, sustainable changes.
I'm not going to give you the answers. I will support you and encourage you, but I will not hand you the answers because they would be my answers, not yours. True, lasting, sustainable change can only come from you doing the work and finding your own answers.
It may not be easy, but it also...
This is basically a layered enchilada.
Cube yam/sweet potato
Toss in Cumin, Chili Powder, Paprika
Bake at 375 for approximately 15 minutes (until tender)
Cube Zucchini, Bell Peppers (mixture of choice) for about 1 cup
1/3 cup frozen corn
1 can refried beans
Place a small amount of Enchilada Sauce on the bottom of a baking dish (square for more layers, or lasagna for fewer layers)
Layer: Corn Tortilla, Refried...
A simple vegan Mexican-inspired tostada for those leftover refried beans!
Dice Veggies - Zucchini, Bell Peppers, etc
Spread Refried Beans on your wrap of choice (gf/wheat/corn)
Layer diced Veggies
Bake at 375 until the wrap crisps
Remove from the oven and add diced Avocado & some Salsa
I had a random memory of lemon pasta and decided to give it a try! This is a simple, basic recipe that you can add/subtract/change as needed.
Cook your choice of noodles as directed - I love GoGo Quinoa for a GF option
Diced Veggies of choice (Zucchini, Bell Peppers, Peas, etc)
Juice of 1 Lemon
Salt & Pepper
While the noodles are cooking, lightly sauté the Veggies with crushed Garlic, Salt & Pepper
This is our go-to breakfast/lunch/dinner meal! There are so many options and they all turn out amazing :)
Organic Potato Puffs from Whole Foods
Veggies of choice (Mushrooms, Bell Peppers, Zucchini, Spinach, Onion, etc)
1/3 block Organic Firm Tofu - crumbled (you can also use Eggs, or cubed Smoked Tofu if you want)
Spices - Turmeric, Garlic Powder, Chili Powder, Salt & Pepper
Allow a tiny amount of oil to warm in a pan -...
As I reflected back on 2018, I felt like I spent the year like a golden retriever! It felt like I had a favourite tennis ball, then another tennis ball was thrown and I got excited about that one and chased after it. Then, I found another tennis ball on my way to collect the one that was thrown; then another one was thrown...and another...and another. And all the tennis balls were all so exciting. I completely lost my initial tennis...