It's wild to feel the crisp fall air hit my face in the morning, and I am enjoying it, although it's a bit shocking at times. What about you?
I'm relieved and thankful to have gotten through the big move I told you about last time and into my new and improved home. It's truly amazing what expansion in my home feels like (and home has always been very important to me). I am sleeping and dreaming better and feel the reality of even greater expansion in all areas of my life. Taking big leaps is essential! Now I'm really wishing I could snap my fingers and the boxes would be gone, everything would be found, and in it's "perfect place." That would be swell. On the other hand, I'm learning better how to live with things undone and a mess around me. I am learning how to trust the pace of the process. I am learning that it's just the way it is sometimes and I am accepting it, as hard as that is for me to do. At times I'm even enjoying it! (I never thought I would say that). Everything will get done and found in their own time.
Oh my goodness--right after I wrote that last sentence I got up to get my tea (nice distraction) and as I passed an unmarked and opened box I quickly peeked inside and...there was my perfume that I had been searching for every single day! Ha! I'm not kidding. I was convinced it was GONE. See, I guess I just proved my own point, everything in the right time. I guess my nose knows, eh?
THANKFULLY I have had some GREAT life anchors who have been there for me through some life altering tough times with my own health as well as the celebrations. Support and care from wonderful people, seeing my clients (I love you all!), getting bodywork, and cooking for the first time in my new kitchen have all helped so much recently! What are your life anchors?
In my new kitchen with my favorite fall vegetable, Romanesco. Why my favorite? Have you EVER seen a cooler looking edible? I recently read an article where the writer referred to it as "the Lady Gaga of Broccoli." It's stunning AND so easy to cook. Luckily it doesn't taste as psychedelic as it looks.
I also know how much I love being an anchor for others. I am constantly thinking about ways to help my community (*you*). I'm consistently studying and deepening my knowledge base about things like the food/mood connection, how digestive health impacts the entire body, the myriad of ways in which the power of touch affects how we feel inside and out. The list goes on. I am here to help my clients make better sense of these things and how to integrate healthy choices into their lives. I am always here if you want to talk about how I can support you.
On that juicy note, how awesome is it that it's APPLE SEASON? Do you know how many different kinds of apples there are? A lot! Check this out: http://www.orangepippin.com/apples
HUNDREDS of varieties....and so much you can do with them. I am sharing one of my favorite ways to prepare apples below (thanks mom!!).
Also check out my very dear friend Carla Savetsky's flower essence course below, as well as my invitation for you to RESET with me after Turkey Day.
Cheers to your brightest and best self!
Baked Apples: The PERFECT fall treat
Since the beginning of time: Ladies and Gentlemen let me introduce you to my friend THE APPLE!
1. Preheat the oven to 350°.
2. Cut off a thin slice from the bottom of each apple so it stands upright. Use an apple corer or just a good knife to make a wide well in the center of each apple, discarding the seeds. Set the apples in a baking dish with about a half inch of water on the bottom.
3. Top each apple with a ½ tablespoon of coconut oil or butter. Add cinnamon sticks to the baking dish and sprinkle about half teaspoon of ground cinnamon to each apple and bake for 25 minutes.
4. Baste the apples with the liquid from the baking dish occasionally, continue to bake until a knife easily cuts into an apple, 20 to 25 minutes longer if needed.
Remove from the oven and cool 10 minutes before serving with the roasting juices. It's also great to sprinkle chopped walnuts, almonds or pumpkin seeds to add a nice crunch. (Some like a dollop of whipped cream or some yogurt). Delish!
If you try this dish I would really love you to email and let me know how you liked it!
Get Ready to RESET!
A lot of you have expressed an interest in doing my RESET before the end of the year, and I am bringing it to you! I will be leading the 5-day cleanse the week following Thanksgiving, and everyone is invited. Email me TODAY to get on my VIP list.
Let's RESET for the holidays together!