Motivational Monday!

Happy Monday readers!

Hope you had a great weekend. While everyone was watching the super bowl, we were installing window drapes, walking around our new neighborhood and getting a visit from the fire department! It seems someone had left a manual under the sheet for the broiler and when we started the oven, the whole place was smokey. Luckily, they got here within five minutes and discovered what was making our place a smoke-filled mess (and our eyes so teary!) Phew.

Onto the goodies!

Erin from Babycakes fame shared this fun take on Thin Mints.

Veg News posted 25 ways to relax vegan-style!

Jennifer Cornbleet came to the East Bay Raw Meetup a few weeks ago and made a flourless chocolate cake. Yummy!

This oldie but goodie is from the genius gals over at pure 2 raw and is an easy, delicious way to start your morning.

And I will leave you with a beautiful poem from Bent Lily:


The present
paper thin
be careful
it is dissolving
as you read this
new moments
erupt under your feet
fill each one
with awareness
your heart beats
can you believe it
your body coaxes
you onward
utter faith
that you will
spend the offering
of life

Have a wonderful week!

[beautiful seaside photo from Lovelorn Unicorn. Is it summer yet?]


Motivational Monday – A Little Late!

Hello friends,

Yesterday was spent at home, curled under blankets, sipping tea, resting, doing spiritual work and watching the season premiere of Downton Abbey (those clothes! those hairdos! those bourgeois young women!) I was too busy doing “nothing” so here are the goodies from the web I have collected for you:

Cafe Fernando promises that this 2-ingedient chocolate mousse not only is the best you have ever tasted, but that it only takes five minutes to make! I will definitely be giving this a try…

Leo over at Zen Habits wrote about living life as a conscious practice.

This roasted winter vegetable and citrus salad over at Bliss is a perfect dinner for this time of year.

I have been thinking a lot about oral health lately (especially since my tooth has been hurting – eep) and this article from The Wellness Warrior makes some great connections in regards to oral health and your overall health.

I have been getting tired of my usual breakfasts lately, so this strawberry and ginger chia pudding from Choosing Raw just might get me out of my rut!

Have a wonderful day 🙂

[beautiful winter photo from August Empress]