Life As I See It

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

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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Q&A with Lilly….and me. - February 10th, 2014

Meet Lilly Barels, my yoga partner in crime. And for those of you that don’t yet know me….Hello there.   In honor of the upcoming Wanderlust Teacher Training Program, Lilly and I threw together a little Q&A style interview to help you get to know us a little better. And maybe we can entice you to come train with us in Hawaii…   1.If you could be any fictional character, who would you be? LILLY: Pippi Longstocking KATE: I would be equal parts Wonder Woman, Alice (from Alice in Wonderland) and Nancy Drew.   2. Why Yoga? LILLY: Because it…

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My Latest Playlist… - February 4th, 2014

Here is my latest sound vehicle to 75 minutes of Groovy Vinyasa Bliss…. Canyon Reverie, R.Carlos Nakai Holocene, Bon Iver Get the Party Started, Damian Rice Under Your Hat, DJ Vadim I’ve Got This Friend, The Civil Wars Sons Gonna Rise, Citizen Cope Madness, Muse Electric Feel, MGMT Blood Bank, Holocene The Boys of Summer, KT Tunstall Heartbeats, Jose Gonzalez The World Keeps Turnin, Trevor Hall The Boxer, Mumford and Sons I Got You, Jack Johnson All We Are, Matt Nathanson Falling Slowly, Glen Hansard I’m Gonna be 500 Miles, Sleeping at Last Be There, John Cruz Somewhere Over the…

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