With the snap of the corporate fingers, a company abruptly eliminated a friend’s job after dedicating twenty-eight years to them. The company car, her passion for the industry she served, her phone, her computer, and her connections were all wiped away in the blink of an eye. The cherished job and her entire sense of self-worth turned upside down.
I value physical markers of momentous occasions and people in my life. I have two particular plants which represent significant lifetime events. One is a Peace Lily and the other, a Schefflera. I have had the Lily for 26 years and the tall, now lanky Schefflera for about 14 years. At some point, I had replanted the Peace Lily from its original container many years ago. The Schefflera was still in its original plastic pot from when it was delivered to me. As I was repotting them recently, it reminded me how our bodies need the same type of nuturing in spirit, soul, and body before we face a life transition instead of waiting till we are withered.Read more
I think we can all agree the holidays require quick ways for us to put a healthy and nutritious meal on our table. I love a yummy stir fry because it is so easy to use up vegetables and proteins left sitting in my fridge/freezer. I found this recipe for a very easy stir fry sauce on Kristine’s Kitchen Blog.
I enjoy using my Vitamix to make smoothies almost every morning. This is a healthy way to ensure I get some veggies and fruits to daily nourish my body. Behold, my Green Pumpkin Smoothie. Who says pumpkin is just for Thanksgiving?Read more