It’s a Bead’s Life

As a jewelry maker one of the saddest things in the world are necklaces hanging on the wall of a thrift store. Put there by someone they thought loved you. When I go to the thrift store, I take a bunch of necklaces off the wall, first choosing them by color, the way they look. … Continue reading It’s a Bead’s Life

yoga nidra

Yoga Nidra

During yoga nidra, you move into the state of conscious deep sleep. You are no longer in the waking state of consciousness, but you also move past the dreaming state of consciousness and into the deep sleep state. However, your mind is actually awake, so it's often discussed as the state between being asleep and awake. This is why it is said that yoga nidra is so restorative for the body.

8 Limbs of Yoga

Santosha – Contentment

SANTOSHA - MEANS CONTENTMENT, and refers to the ability to remain centered and at peace within our own being no matter what is happening in our surroundings. By cultivating Santosha, we learn to remain balanced in the midst of life's ever present challenges and opportunities, never getting too low when things don't go as planned… Continue reading Santosha – Contentment

8 Limbs of Yoga

Aparigraha – Pushpanjali Mudra

  Aparigraha means "non-grasping" and refers to absence of attachment and greed.  Aparigraha teaches us to take only what we need, keep only what serves us in the moment, and to let go when the time is right.  Pushpanjali Mudra - Gesture of Offering Flowers With this gesture we thinking about holding some beautiful flowers gently… Continue reading Aparigraha – Pushpanjali Mudra

What's for dinner

Moroccan Sweet Potato Lentil Stew

Always trying to eat healthier, today I'm trying a Moroccan Sweet Potato Lentil Stew with a Gluten Free Focaccia Bread.  Smells Wonderful.  Here is the recipe for the stew, the Focaccia Bread is from a gluten free mix, see picture on the right. Moroccan Sweet Potato Lentil Stew prep 10 mins cook 1 hour, 5 mins total 1 hour, 15 mins author monkey and me kitchen… Continue reading Moroccan Sweet Potato Lentil Stew