Thursday, November 29, 2012

More Than a Happy Belly

One way to my heart is through my belly.  Each meal serves as a source of life giving energy.  Mental clarity and weight control are a few other benefits of a wholesome breakfast.  I have been mixing it up in the kitchen and hope you’ll find my new favs mouthwatering or inspiring.  More recipe ideas can be found on my Pinterest Yummy board.
  • Pumpkin Quinoa Breakfast – Super easy, nutrient rich, full of flavor and you can make it the night before.
  • Eggs & Sauteed Veggies – Mix and match these veggies: peppers, onions, mushrooms, spinach, cabbage, bok choy, green onions, chard, chives and avocado.  You can even toss in a lil sweet potato.
  • Breakfast Burritos – Add a sprinkle of cumin and red pepper flakes to your scrambled eggs and or veggies then throw in a tortilla.  The spice kicks it up a notch without the need for extra salt or cheese.  The veggies can be leftover, cooked or raw.  You can even buy them cut at the store fresh or frozen.
  • Quinoa Flakes – I like to add 2 teaspoons of coconut oil per serving for a little extra flavor.  Fresh mint leaves also add to this belly warming breakfast.    
Breakfast does more than make my belly happy.  It begins my day with love and intention.  When I take the time to prepare and eat a meal in the morning, I honor my need for nourishment and ground myself in peace.  May you savor your next breakfast in the company of family, friends or in your own quiet meditation.

Sunday, November 25, 2012

A Letter to Your Spirit

Unconditionally... that's the love that is embracing every inch of you.  It will warm you; if you let it.

You are never alone.  Emotions may be tough; soften within.  Like a fish glides in the changing water allow yourself to flow with the changing current of emotions.  Be fluid in your thoughts, needs and actions.

Life will be better than you ever imagined.  

You are a beautiful gift that has yet to be fully opened.  The grace you are bestowed with goes far beyond the ages and deeper than your heart.  Your true beauty comes from what lives inside.

Think abundance... You have all that you need.  Say that, "I have all that I need."

Shine brightly my friend.  Allow others to see and be guided by your light.  It's there and it's brilliant.  Begin to share with your smile, then your words.  Your inner fire, a beacon for happiness never dulls.