10 Ways to Be Your Own Valentine

Valentine’s Day provides a reminder that you don’t need anyone else to make you feel loved and important.

You can choose to approach Valentine’s Day as an opportunity to be grateful, love, and take care of yourself, not as a commercial holiday that requires the validation of a mate. This Valentine’s Day, try these 10 ways to honour yourself by balancing your Anahata Chakra, the energetic centre in the heart space. Continue reading 10 Ways to Be Your Own Valentine

3 Beautiful Ways to Strengthen a “Thank You”

This article via The Elephant Journal

A school secretary was filing school lunch forms when she received a package. Inside were a dozen umbrella-shaped frosted cookies.

A week earlier, a mom with two toddlers had been volunteering in her older child’s classroom. She had parked two blocks away, and when she was ready to leave, there was a huge rainstorm—an absolute downpour.

“I’ll watch the kids while you get the car,” the secretary said. “Here, take my golf umbrella.” Continue reading 3 Beautiful Ways to Strengthen a “Thank You”

13 Ways to Reconnect with Nature

This article via Elephant Journal

“Over 95% of our body is water. In order to stay healthy, you must drink good water. Water is sacred. The air is sacred. Our DNA is made from the same DNA as the tree. The tree breathes what we exhale. When the tree exhales, we need what the tree exhales. So, we have a common destiny with the tree. We are all from the Earth, and when the Earth, water, the atmosphere is corrupted, it will create it’s own reaction. Mother is reacting.” ~ Floyd Red Crow

With the hustle and bustle of everyday life, sometimes we don’t take enough time away from our busy schedules to really slow down and take in the beauty and solace that Mother Nature can provide.
When we connect with nature, it can be a spiritual experience—an experience that exists in silence and take us into the deepest rooted levels of our being.

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Recipe | Shirred Lemon Eggs

We make Shirred Lemon Eggs every week in the Hollyhock Kitchen for breakfast.  They are super popular and easy to make in a home kitchen, too! I have borrowed these from Marion Cunningham’s “The Breakfast Book”, an invaluable one for those who adore a varied good food experience to start the day.

Shirred Eggs are whole eggs, gently baked in a buttered ramekin or muffin cup.    This is an easy dish for a crowd for the holidays for brunch.

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