Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Netflix: Change Your Food, Change Your Life

go watch this instantly on Netflix: Change Your Food, Change Your Life


"The goal of life is to make your heartbeat match the beat of the universe, to match your nature with Nature." ~Joseph Campbell

change your food, change your life....

I like to listen or watch inspiring things while I work throughout the day.  Today I am watching Change Your Food, Change Your Life .   It's about eating vegan, and how our bodies have a hard time processing all the meat and dairy products we eat....quite informative.

I have tried many times to eliminate meat from my diet.  The way I go about it I think is what is preventing me from following through with the whole plan.   This whole idea brings me to my next life changing choice.......change the way I say things and approach them.  Instead of I need to eliminate meat from my diet..............I will say I WANT to eat more fruits and vegetables to see how that affects my energy levels, my health, my weight, my overall well being.  Instead of "I NEED to go to bed earlier"...it will be "i WANT to be well rested to I can accomplish more throughout the day and have more energy".......

It becomes my CHOICE.......it becomes a positive idea rather than a negative one.

these are just the thoughts in my head these days.

Nothing will benefit human health and increase chances for survival of life on Earth as much as the evolution to a vegetarian diet.  ~Albert Einstein

Monday, November 29, 2010

yummy in my tummy...

comfort food.....there is nothing like it.  
especially on a cold, gloomy, and rainy day.........is it spring yet?

Sunday, November 28, 2010

yearly themes....

simplify and letting go have been my themes this year.......every year it's something new.  it's got me thinking about what has been going on in my life....and the change that is in the air.  I haven't figured out what my theme will be this upcoming year....i guess it's still working itself out.  

you ever have those phases in your life when you just know something is brewing?   it can be unsettling; it's where my life is at.

what will be your theme for 2011?...your mantra....your phrase....your word?

Thursday, November 25, 2010

grateful abcs....

i am grateful for the sky,  the sun, moon, and stars......

also.....cameras, cats, colorful cups.....

bubbles, bbq chips, bacon....

astronomy, alliteration, aqua....

so many many many other things.....

what about you?

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

daily quote....

A sense of humor...is needed armor.  Joy in one's heart and some laughter on one's lips is a sign that the person deep down has a pretty good grasp of life.  ~Hugh Sidey


 Change is good.  If things didn't change we wouldn't grow.  I've decided to disengage from facebook world for awhile....even changing small things can create big change.  I'll be posting more on here, and hopefully have a lot more face to face social interaction rather than facebook world chit chat. 

There is so much life to be lived....places to go....people to see......I want to enjoy the simple things without the distraction of a computer screen....get back to the basics.  I want to focus more on creativity, nature, trying new things.  

What small change can you create today that might change your whole world for the better?

Monday, November 22, 2010

liberating myself...

i like my friends as goofy as possible.

on another note....less facebook.  more blogging.  more life.  

i am also insanely clearancing everything i have in the etsy shop...........letting it all go.  

what are you letting go of?

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

more of life....

new project......less internet, more of life....learning, reading, playing outside, things of that nature.

just watched a documentary Radically Simple  

it's available to watch instantly on Netflix right now.   simple, to the point, soothing.


if you have any more environmental / nature type of documentaries to suggest, suggest away! :)

Sunday, November 14, 2010

creative pursuits project....

FOOD.  food food food.  it seduces me.

I have been on a mission....a creative pursuit.  I picked three things that i feel are passions of mine or something i can explore creatively.....food is the main one right now.  I make something new everyday.....whether it's italian, polynesian, chinese, indian, mexican,  any of it i will try.
Today it is Coconut Curried Chicken Wings......though i am slow cooking them all day on the woodstove, so i changed up the recipe a bit and added coconut milk, more flavorings, etc. 

The reason behind this project is to expand my horizons.....experiment with life.....excite my senses.....make new connections with things i haven't tried before.    I am trying to make these 3 things something that i normally do anyway....eating and cooking being one of them of course.   The idea also is to add more skills/talents to my life as well.....play with creativity in every area of my life.

What are your 3 things?

Saturday, November 13, 2010

i like...

 i like to take photos.  i like nature.  i like hula hooping, playing dominoes, jumping off docks, eating coconut popsicles.  i like to laugh...deliriously and without reason.  i like the smell of coconut oil and bacon cooking.  i like the windows open.  i like rolley poleys.  i like corny jokes.  i like listing things i like.

what do you like?

Thursday, November 11, 2010

hula hoops and what not....

my errand-grocery list as hand written:

christmas lights - color and white
maple bacon

don't forget ice cream - 2 cartons!

yes, it's good i have all my priorities in order.  

just do it...

what is it that you so desperately want to do? 
find a way to make it happen.  even if it takes the rest of your life.  

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

gratitude and abundance....

anybody that knows me, knows that i LOVE food....hearty comfort southern cooking more than ANYTHING....with the only exception being fried food...not big on that. 

most of what consumes me is anything comforting.........sunshine, warmth, food, comfy clothing that enables me to feel comfortable doing anything, flip flops, no restrictions.......i love the feeling of water on my skin while i jump in a pool or lake..............i love the feel of wind in my hair........i love the sand between my toes.....

so much of joy can be found in every day simple things.  in fact, that is where *it's* all at.......

it's november.....season of thanks....of gratitude.....i have SO many things to be thankful for....
november and december for me are always a time of celebration......probably a big reason being the food involved........but also because i realize i am fortunate and am able to share abundance with the people i love.....so my thoughts always linger to those who dread these months....the ones that don't have enough to provide for their families.....who struggle for food....for gifts to give their children at christmas......the older i get, the more my thoughts linger on this...this year even more so.

so be grateful for what you have.......appreciate it......love your family and friends.....be present ....enjoy your glass of tea, each bite of food....enjoy your clean water.....your fresh air......the clothes you are wearing that protect you from the cold......there are entirely too many things to be grateful for that i can't hardly keep up.