Saturday, January 08, 2011

Raw Nut Spread

This is just because I keep needing to look this up, and want it in a convenient spot. It is very yummy spread on collards with lots of very thinly sliced veggies and some avocado rolled inside.

1C raw cashews soaked in filtered water, keep some of the water
juice of one lemon
1-2 cloves garlic chopped
shredded ginger
olive oil
chopped green onion
Himalayan salt
TJs everyday seasoning

Blend it all until smooth.

Saturday, January 01, 2011


Now is when so many around the world are making their New Year's Resolutions. A few years ago I read about a better way. This is the blog post that inspired me to choose a word for the year, and I have done just that each year and it is amazing how much more powerful this is.

This year my word is "Develop". I never know at the beginning of the year just how much of an impact my word will have, but I always have an idea of where I want to start with it. This year, I want to develop deeper friendships and perhaps completely new friendships, realizing that I'm not feeling like I fit in with most of the people I've known here in Corvallis. I also want desperately to develop my website for my new healing business as well as develop the business itself and develop my skills as a healer.

I also am already taking steps to develop myself as a writer, and am looking forward to sharing some of that here as I go.

Do you have a word for the year? I'd love for you to share your word and maybe a bit about what it means to you in the comments.

Pushing, Controlling, Guiding, Trusting

I’m the sort to try to force things – to just KNOW what is best and work really hard to make everything come out that way so much of the time, by pushing and controlling. I tend to get all tied up in what is happening and how it should be handled and I get stressed when it isn’t going the way I think it should go.

Well, this morning I was watching one of those sappy Christmas movies called “The Good Witch’s Gift” and had an epiphany. As I was watching this good witch weave her magic, I realized that it is so much more powerful to guide and trust. The way this charming character would practice her magic is, she would listen to her intuition (I’ve gotten very good at that!) then give people tiny little suggestions, usually in the form of a compliment. Then she would let them take it from there – trusting even the people no one else trusts. This, along with a strong, unwavering belief that everything will work out for the best. There was such a powerful peacefulness and pure joy in seeing people follow through on their best intentions that were so gently nudged.