Rock Your Own Playlist

I just got back from an exhilarating walk, listening to music, enjoying life! Music is so powerful, it can influence our emotions, boost our energy, take us back to moments in time. As I was walking, my thoughts turned to a little news blurb I heard during the work week (bless the 24 hour news stations and their quest to fill space). Anyway, this report Continue reading

Mindfulness

Mindfulness

Mindfulness

As I’m referring to mindfulness, I don’t mean in a deep meditative state (although that would be amazing and powerful), but in just a very basic way.  Being mindful, being present, thinking, visualizing & feeling the bigger picture before taking action.  I believe this could be a tremendous tool, & I’d like to practice mindfulness as it relates to making healthier decisions.  After all, success to a very great degree, boils down to the choices we make.  Choices are at every turn…being active vs. sedentary, selecting fruit vs. candy, drinking water vs. soda, having one scoop instead of two, and so on.   So this is my desire, that I practice mindfulness, resulting in healthier decisions.

Amazing Chicken Stew, Enchilada Style

Chciken Stew, Enchilada Style

Chciken Stew, Enchilada Style

In a word, A-MAZ-ING!   I had a request for a low carb meal, and I came up with this one on the spot.  This is great because you can add all of the ingredients in a casserole dish with a lid, and bake in the oven for 1 – 1/2 hours (or the slow cooker!) and forget about it, knowing that the flavors will mingle & be even better with a little time! Continue reading

Rescuing Produce & Market Day Vegetable Soup

Market Day Vegetable Soup

Market Day Vegetable Soup

There’s a seasonal program that my sister Jill & I took advantage of last year, that “rescues” produce that would normally go to waste.  This organization of volunteers network to obtain & distribute this produce before is expires.  For a small fee, you can fill a box or basket Continue reading

Mini Says, “It’s All About Me”

Mini

Mini

I am a cat, I am perfect no matter what I do.  My people tell me so all the time.  Sometimes I toy with them to see how far I can take this.

If I want them to pet me, I rub up against them and snuggle, only the way that “I” can.  They are eager to please me, so they pet me.  When I am finished, they must stop.  I bite them & they stop.  They discuss amongst themselves how precious I am anyway.  I am a beautiful cat, I can get away with this because it’s all about me. Continue reading