Life As I See It

Random Thoughts, Yoga Tips, Short stories, and noteworthy observations...

Hawaii Inspired - June 4th, 2014

A beautiful little film celebrating the Hawaiian life came across my facebook feed yesterday, and it made me miss my island days. Yes, Hawaii is paradise, and those that are fortunate enough to live there, even for a moment, are truly blessed. Life seems to feel pale in comparison to the simplicity and beauty of the day to day Hawaiian existence, but, the truth is, the island way is available everywhere. It is a state of being as much as it as a geographical location, and I strive to capture the essence of Hawaii wherever I am in the world, even…

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In honor of Mother’s Day… - May 11th, 2014

I wanted to share this essay in honor of my mother on this very special day…  At the awkward, insecure age of fifteen, my family was shattered. It was the typical divorce story; after 25 years of marriage, my dad fell for his youthful secretary. He cheated for a couple years, and then left my mom, sister, and me for his shiny new life. To say I was damaged would be an understatement; his actions greatly contributed to a dark and difficult road that stole nearly a decade of my life. In the wake of betrayal, however, my mother chose…

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Sweet Potato, Quinoa, Bean, Spinach and Coconut Soup….YUM - March 18th, 2014

I came across this recipe last week on the Dishing up the Dirt Blog, and it is absolutely delicious. I bow to Andrea for posting it,  and offer her a heartfelt thank you because her dish warmed up the dreariest of days. You should check out what she has to offer in a bit…I have posted her website below. So…. Thank You Andrea. The soup is comforting, nutritious, filling and most of all delicious. Enjoy! Oh, and there isn’t a pic because Terry and I ate it too fast. It was all gone before I realized I missed my photo op….Oops….

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Easiest Healthy Dessert Recipe. Ever. - March 13th, 2014

And when I say it is easy, I mean it really is. And it’s actually healthy. So, if you are a novice, or lack confidence in the kitchen, you can whip this together in about 20 minutes and feel really good about it. I had this the first time a few years ago and remember thinking how skilled the lovely woman who prepared it must have been…and she probably was….but in all reality not much skill is needed here. I have made this more than a few times and am not sure why I didn’t write about it until now. Better…

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The Winter Blues…in March. - March 5th, 2014

Does this Lingering Winter have you down? Well, you are not alone. In the past couple of days I have talked with a number of clients and friends and they all had one thing in common….the blues. Most likely a temporary version, but the blues nonetheless. Being familiar with the feeling myself, I know that what you need to do most is usually what you want to do least…. EXERCISE. I personally feel that the best cure for feeling down is going for a walk. Walking can banish the blues better than anything else…it brings calm, clarity, and just enough movement…

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