Monday, October 20, 2008

Join the Rawkathon


What a fun-filled treasure trove of an event THIS is!

Hurry on over and join (it's FREE). You can still listen to yesterday's talks until 8pm tonight.

For Our Health,


Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Don't Debate...Meditate!

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There's so much I'm NOT BUYING about our current political process. What a fiasco. Really!

As part of my month-long moratorium on politics, I am, of course, choosing not to watch the debate. What will I do instead, you ask?

Yoga class:

Deep breathing.

Chanting in Sanskrit.


Cleansing and balancing of my chakras.

Meditating (on things like health, peace, justice, wholeness, Oneness, calm, love, light, hope)

Releasing negative and blocked energy.

Inhaling the good energy of like-minded souls around me.

Raising my vibrational level and consciousness on behalf of all sentient beings.

* * * * * * *

What if they held a debate an no one came? If everyone just turned off their television sets in a form of nonviolent protest to the entire broken system of lies, corruption, and deception?

* * * * * * *

Don't debate...create!

Don't debate...hug your mate!

Don't debate...contemplate!

Don't debate...copulate! (Sorry, I couldn't resist that one ;-p)

Don't debate...marinate!

Don't debate...

I'll let you make it up from here :-)

Please write and let me know what you'll be doing tonight.
(And if you are choosing to watch the debate, just why that is.)

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

What I'm Buying These Days

A few of my recent indulgences. Notice the name of the book :-)

We used to sing a song in our church choir called Be Ye Glad.
The opening lyrics said,
"In these days of confused separation.
In these nights of a restless remorse.
When the heart and soul of a nation
lay wounded and cold as a corpse...."

Although this song was written in 1980 and it's been about a decade since I sang it, it still rings true for our current times, wouldn't you agree?

In light of the current dire state of things around us, I'm focusing on what's good and right and true and relevant for me and those I love.

~More home-cooked meals.
~Less hurrying.
~Reading books vs. watching TV.
~No news.
~Enjoying nature.
~Relaxing into the normal flow of life and rhythm of our days vs. following the 'urge' to be DOING something all the time.
~Seeking out new friends. Spending time with 'old' ones.
~Healthy choices.

Sunday saw me enjoying all three meals at home!!! It was great fun :-)

*Gluten-free french toast (with bread from this fantastic bakery)
(made with local organic eggs, rice milk, vanilla extract, and cinnamon)
I discovered we were out of maple syrup (having thrown it away when the fridge went out after the recent hurricane). So....I melted real french butter and organic brown sugar together for the topping. Super duper topping!
And I ate three slices - all by myself - as hubby was out for a bike ride :-0

Lisa's 'homemade' vegetable soup :-)

Broth/stock of your choice
2 cans chili-seasoned stewed tomatoes
1 can green beans
1 can corn
1 can carrots
1 can kidney beans
1 can diced new potatoes
Served with raw avocado and nacho chips.
A quick, easy, inexpensive, flavorful, bountiful meal.
Perfect for cool days and budget watching times!

A rice steamer full of Kitchari. (our new favorite addiction from these lovely friends)
And steamed broccoli.

This was going to be served to my hubby with two of his favorite gluten-filled hard rolls, which are rare in our house these days. But, our cat, appropriately named Psycho, jumped up on the table and chewed into the rolls through the plastic before we could realize (or hear the crash from the other room!) what was happening. Yikes!

Indian candy (multi-colored anise and fennel seeds) for dessert. YUM!

The day was completed by watching The Bucket List.
(which we obtained FREE from the library).

How are you changing to combat the current 'climate'?

What good things are you buying into these days?

Friday, October 3, 2008

More Gratitude

Beautiful Azaleas - Charlotte, NC - April 2008

Now here's something we can all buy into :-)

Sit back.




Wednesday, October 1, 2008

On A Different Note

Image from Twin

Found this invitation in my inbox today. Am intrigued.

Perhaps this is just what I need right now.

In my efforts of Not Buying the current political and economic climates - I had already intended to take October as a personal retreat month. I feel that is really what's needed to maintain my spirit and sanity during these trying times.

Care to join me?
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