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Monthly Archives: January 2014

Wise Words #14


Sometimes I wonder if we are programmed to always look for scarcity in our lives.  In response to this observation, for the past year, I’ve been trying to focus on abundance.  The more I think about abundance, the more I see it everywhere.  Therefore, when this quote caught my eye, I had to share it with all of you.

Though taking the time to focus on abundance can be a challenge, I’ve found that when I make an effort to do so, my life feels easier and more joyful.  When we find ourselves constantly striving for something better than our present circumstances, it helps to shift our thoughts to be grateful for the abundance of what we do have.  By practicing being mindful of the abundance surrounding us, we can savor our lives, instead of being stuck in starvation mode.


guacamole recipe

Aztec Guacamole Recipe

  After all these years, it’s still our most requested recipe. We never keep it a secret, even though everyone likes to call the addition of one very green, and very non-traditional ingredient, a “secret.” That’s right: we’re talking about … Continue reading



Wise Words #13

  I love this quote.  I love it because it’s true.  When you perform yoga, in a way, you relax your mind into a quiet state.  The combination of breath and movement creates a synergy that doesn’t leave room for … Continue reading


lentil soup

Cold and Flu Prevention

Even though it’s January, the flu and cold season isn’t over yet.  Luckily, there are simple precautions you can take to dramatically reduce your chances of catching these common viruses. By Barbara Abrahams Colds and the flu are more prevalent … Continue reading


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