Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Thanksgiving in Canada is this weekend and I simply love this holiday. There's this smell in the air that I wish I could capture in a bottle. Turkey and stuffing and pie oh my... This year I am hosting my first ever Thanksgiving dinner at our new house. We finally have room to invite everyone over! In planning the menu I am going to add a few traditional dishes that I remember eating as a kid. For instance, there's the always popular, ever elusive, always comforting, pea casserole made with mushroom soup that I loved as a kid, it wouldn't be thanksgiving without that darn casserole. I also would like to introduce new traditions to my stlll young family, so this year I will welcome a new dish to the table. The best thing is this side dish is simple to prepare and delicious. I believe even a brussel sprout naysayer will enjoy this.
Sprouts should be tender and golden brown. Finish off with some more fresh parmesan if you please. Serve immediately.
Friday, September 21, 2012
Ive been hard at work for many years trying to solve a mystery. What is the secret to happiness? Books after books, Internet browsing, Watching documentaries and taking careful note during conversations have all helped me to answer this question. I've realized it all boils down so simply.
- Open your heart to give love and receive love
- Find out what you truly love and direct all of your energy towards being surrounded by it
- Immerse yourself in people and projects that inspire you
- Use your talents that bring you and others joy to serve your purpose.
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
There's a wonderful website I recently discovered www.zenhabits.net. There you will find great articles on everything from living more simply, to the power of breathing. I love this site! Check it out. In particular I came across an article titled "Simple Daily Habits To Ignite Your Passion." There are some awesome ideas that all of us can do. Even everyday child rearing, mouth feeding, bill paying folks like you and I.
Have a Passionate day!
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
What do I want my friends and family to know about me? About what I believe?
I believe spirituality and religion are different things?....what do you think?
I believe we are all one consciousness that are only separate because of our ego selves....do you believe we are one in the same deep down in our core? Do you know your true self has nothing to do with this person that you think you are?
I believe the things that we feel most passionate about, things that we lose all sense of time doing, are the gifts we have come to earth to share during this human experience? Do you have an inner knowing that there's more to life than just grinding it out day after day? Did you know no one else knows what you know? What would it take for you to share what you know to be true with everyone?
I believe we all have the answers already inside us but our chatter in our minds blocks us from hearing what our true selves have to say. Does your mind get carried away? Do you know that you are not those thoughts. Interestingly my point of view is that thoughts are just thoughts and most of them are lies, judgements, worries about past or future. How often are you just in this divinely perfect moment?
I tell my kids that God is within all of us. God is that feeling of hope, God is that tingling sense of happiness, God is a stirring of joy, God is feeling so much gratitude your heart can't take it! God is a deep calming sense of peace. What do you know about God?
I believe anything is possible? What if that's true? What would you do then?
Monday, July 9, 2012