Monday, November 26, 2012

Monday's Heart 46, Imitate the Trees

Imitate the trees.  Learn to lose in order to recover, and remember that nothing stays the same for long, not even pain, psychic pain.  Sit it out.  Let it all pass.  Let it go.
{May Sarton}

Monday, November 19, 2012

Monday's Heart 45, Crystal Clear

"To live a creative life we must lose our fear of being wrong." 
{Joseph Chilton Pearce}

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Monday's Heart 44, Walk

As a single footstep will not make a path on the earth, so a single thought will not make a pathway in the mind. To make a deep physical path, we walk again and again. To make a deep mental path, we must think over and over the kind of thoughts we wish to dominate our lives. 
{Henry David Thoreau}

Monday, November 5, 2012

Monday's Heart 43, Shapeshifter

"If you have ever been called defiant, incorrigible, forward, cunning, insurgent, unruly, rebellious you are on the right track."
{Clarissa Pinkola Estes}

Friday, November 2, 2012

Green Juice! Wow, Who Knew?

It was this easy: I added one unpeeled cucumber, chopped into large pieces, then one stalk of chopped celery with its leaves, then a few leaves of romaine, into my blender and hit liquefy. And this is what I got in less than 5 minutes!

It tastes good--very fresh--albeit a little frothy, probably because I am using a blender and not a juicer, so all the fiber remains in the drink rather than being strained out. I might try straining it. I won't buy a new gadget that I may just let sit on the shelf, so I make do with what I have first. This worked out well. I also bought an avocado to add, but decided to forgo it, wanting a fresh, light drink this morning. I will try it tomorrow maybe, and perhaps cut back a tad on the cucumber, just to experiment. 

Why prepare and consume green juice? Well I suppose that's a fairly easy conclusion for most reading this to draw: for health. I have been following wildly inspirational health guru, Kris Carr, for close to four years now. For those of you who don't know her, there is something different about her approach--she not only talks the health talk, she walks it every day. She is living with a slow growing cancer that she has choreographed into her life skillfully. Her life is filled with mesmerizing dances of pure goodness: a terrific blog that includes her day to day happenings, whole food cookbooks with delicious recipes, and terrific talks about what she has learned, and is still learning, about eating well. She met and married her husband after her diagnosis and they are currently renovating a farmhouse in Woodstock, New York and what else, growing vegetables! 

Kris Carr {via}
Kris is just so inspirational and so educational in such an electrifying way, she makes me want to drink green juice instead of coffee, and for any one who knows me, that is no easy shift! 

It's taken me a while because I kind of psyched myself out with the juicer vs. blender thing, and now look, I can make my own green juice, who knew??

What's more is I've been inspired by getting new followers, for the past four months. It makes me want  to continue to write and share my walk.

A while ago I wrote Table of Eight, my second most read story. At the time of the story I had received the Table of Eight chain email and had realized I had eight followers, and thus my table was already set, so to speak. In it I also said:

"If you stumble upon this story, and feel so inclined, drop me a line , or "follow" me, to let me know you would like to join the table from time to time. I want to hear what you have to say, and it's really nice to know you are at my table."

So thank you to my new followers and for the terrific comments I've received. In the spirit of Thanksgiving, it's nice to have you at my table.