Ayurveda teaches that spring is the season for bitter. Bitter and sour foods encourage the liver and gallbladder to release excess bile built up over the winter months. To expedite this process increasing bitter and sour food into your diet is essential. As such I thought I would highlight two foods that you could learn a little more about and perhaps incorporate into your day this spring.
I suggest adding a handful of raw dandelion to your salad greens or green juice to mellow out the bitter taste or sauté with some garlic and onion in a little coconut oil; this would be delicious as a side dish or with some quinoa as the main dish.
love + nourishment,
Holistic Health + Nutrition Consultant
One of the benefits of working from home is the flexibility it can offer. I try to focus on being grateful rather than overwhelmed, because the flexibility is a blessing and a curse. Working from home I can sometimes slip into a place where my expectations don’t factor in that I do both. How unfair is it for me to expect myself to be the “perfect” stay at home mom, AND run a business?
My son has a wonderful teacher who looped from Kindergarten to first grade. She has always been very open to having the parents come in and help out in the classroom. I am on the schedule to go and help with reading once a week for 45 minutes. It is so great to see Trey in his classroom, and I know that not all teachers are open to having parents in class, and at some point Trey may decide he doesn’t want me to come in. This morning I gave myself a bit of a guilt trip because I have not been good about going in on Thursday’s. The time I am scheduled is right in the middle of the day and if I don’t plan around it, I can be caught doing something really important and have to cancel going in.
Instead of feeling badly about the times I haven’t gone in, I want to focus on being grateful for the days I do get to go in. I know there are many moms who would love to go into their children’s class, who can’t for one reason or another.
Time to let go of guilt and embrace gratitude.
Cindy Contacted me after she became Regional Vice President for Arbonne, to get an updated head shot picture.
I just love Arbonne ladies! Every one I have worked with or met, radiates happiness. It is contagious when you are around someone who is happy, has a genuine passion for what they do, and exudes positivity. You also can’t help but notice that they all also have great skin.
I met Cindy at her home and we braved the chilly day take advantage of the nice light outside.
It was so fun working with you Cindy!
Me and my boy playing Super Mario on the Wii after school today. I find playing the Wii with him is full of beautiful parenting opportunities. Accepting failure and trying at something over and over again, learning to control our tempers, making silly faces instead of being mean, chivalry (Trey always goes ahead of me and often I bubble past hard parts to catch up to him.) Trey is much better than me, but I am his right hand man- always waiting in safety while he tries the tricky parts, in case he dies. You see in Mario as long as one player is still alive the other bubbles right back. And most of all it gives Trey the chance to slay monsters…and when life sometimes feels unfair, killing a monster feels really good.
Trey’s best friend has Leukemia and has been in the hospital all week. Trey is really sensitive and it is always hard on him when Kashius is not feeling well.