“When life is sweet, say thank you and celebrate. And when life is bitter, say thank you and grow.”
“Cultivate the habit for being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and to give thanks continuously. And because all things have contributed to your advancement, you should include all things in your gratitude.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Plan now for the beginning of 2021, a fresh new start.
Join us once again as we begin anew to look at some of the healing practices so relevant during this chaotic time. Some of our past speakers have included Caroline Emmett, a Neurobiologist and herself a recovered Multiple Sclerosis patient; Leslie Graham, who healed herself from both Lyme disease and Cancer, and Alan Haras whose work in Yoga, Vedanta, Ignatian Spirituality and Psychosynthesis have helped change lives through growth and transformation.
Over the last few months we have created a two level workshop that focuses on where stress comes from in the physical body and why the simple remedies “Take a deep breath” or “Exhale” really work, and further, what else we can do to quiet our mind and find Calm amidst the Chaos, Grace and Gratitude in this very difficult time.
If you’ve been wondering how to make change, YOU ARE NOT ALONE! And, guess what? There are simple things that we can all do to make life a little easier, a little smoother, and a little more graceful. Let’s work together to begin some small changes.
I’ve been thinking….
Again, I’ve been giving the current political and health climate a lot of thought. I see more and more people – women especially – who have just been used to shouldering ALL THE RESPONSIBILITIES finally begin to slow down, get bogged down, pause, hesitate, stumble.
You are not alone., and help is here for you. Please don’t try to do this all by yourself. Let’s build a strong community for each other of supportive, loving beings encircling each other with nothing but love and assistance. If you’d like to be part of our online community, please reach out and let’s chat about it. Strategy sessions are complimentary. www.tinyurl.com/callwithlynette
Recipe of the Month:
Smoky Vegan Black Bean Soup
This recipe is a little more time consuming than the last recipe (Pumpkin energy bites) but so totally worth it! Plus, you can let the slow cooker do almost all the work for you. Cozy up with a bowl of this delicious vegan soup and stay full and warm during these chilly winter evenings!
2 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
2 medium carrots, chopped
2 stalks celery, sliced
1 medium onion, finely chopped
1/4 c. tomato paste
3 cloves garlic, crushed with press
1 1/2 tsp. ground cumin
1 tsp. smoked paprika
3 c. lower-sodium vegetable or chicken broth
3 cans (15 oz. each) lower-sodium black beans, undrained
1 c. frozen corn
Avocado chunks and cilantro leaves, for serving
In a 12-inch skillet, heat oil on medium-high. Add carrots, celery and onion. Cook for 6 to 8 minutes or until starting to brown, stirring occasionally. Add tomato paste, garlic, cumin and smoked paprika. Cook, stirring, 1 to 2 minutes or until garlic is golden and tomato paste has browned. Stir in 1/2 cup broth, scraping up any browned bits.
Transfer contents of skillet to 6- to 8-quart slow-cooker bowl along with beans, corn and remaining broth. Cover and cook on High for 4 hours or Low for 6 hours. Serve with avocado and cilantro.
Yoga Pose of the Month:
Seated Cat Cow
As you inhale, imagine you’re pulling oars toward you as your chest and heart expand and your face and throat lift and open. Try and get an even curve in your spine by drawing your shoulders back and filling the chest and heart with Prana.
As you exhale, push the air away with your hands, drop your head and cave your belly and chest. Draw your navel in and up to empty and cleanse the base of your lungs. Do as many rounds as you like, experiencing a long steady inhalation and a balanced exhalation.
“Which path will you take in 2021?”
In order to effect change, some change needs to happen. Be the change in your own life and habits.