snack anyone?

a glimpse at what I’m having today. it is unusual that I don’t have some sort of protein as well but you grab what you’ve got, right? still, with this you’re getting vitamin C, flavonoids, B vitamins, potassium, and magnesium to name a few, not to mention fiber and natural sugars giving you that nice afternoon pick-me-up. also, I learned recently that ayurveda believes that eating a banana/day on a somewhat regular basis can serve to naturally maintain the serotonin levels in the body. who knew?!

wear nothing

so i’ve learned that with all the hype on keeping skin soft, moisturized, hydrated,
  clean, clear, and gorgeous we’ve actually forgotten to give it time to breath.
i learned that clean skin should have ample time (1-2 hrs) sans cream, 
lotion, makeup, etc every day.  apparently we’re drowning and suffocating our 
skin to some degree by not allowing it to have access to the natural elements. read more

Tweet from @DeepakChopra

Always choose the irrational wisdom of the heart over the cold analysis of the mind.

interesting message this morning.

let the right one in…..TDL

i recently attended a conference, one which I didn’t really have the time for the day it
took place.  but, isn’t that always the way?   I soon discovered the message intended for me.
the speaker reminded us of the power in seeing what we want and saying what we want.
write it down, say it aloud, think it, tell people and look at pictures of it (if tangible, of course).
just like athletes are told to see themselves successfully completing the race or carrying out
the play, anyone that has a goal or goals should be doing the same.
that message was huge for me that day.  i needed it.  read more

my go-vege experiment

So, I’ve been thinking of going vegetarian for a little while now. well, a version of, at least. Since I already don’t eat chicken or turkey and ate very little beef/pork I didn’t think it would be a difficult sell. In learning more and more about what foods are good/not good for our bodies based on our particular dosha, I felt like I had to give it a try. I’m now committed. It’s been a solid few weeks and I feel great but it is more difficult than I anticipated. I do a lot more grazing/picking at dinner time than I ever have. And I’m certain I need a lot more protein in my diet.  More to come as I tweak and track the results.                               

And yes, that is a heart shaped potato.