Spring blooms

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It is such a pleasure to watch the changes in our garden as the days go by.  I think it’s so important to see the beauty, to appreciate the incremental changes, and to realize that – for most of us – life goes on as our Winter turns into Spring.

Also, I did not realize that our peonies (in the last photo) are so ugly at this time of year?!

OMEBs

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Reading the Smith College alumnae magazine, and I came across this acronym.  OMEB – Ordinary Moments of Extraordinary Bliss.  I love it, and I’m going to spread the word (literally).

Surviving travel

I have been traveling a lot for work, and it’s been a challenge to stick to the Autoimmune Protocol (AIP). This post is a little celebration of surviving nine days of travel, and eating well the whole time.

This is a salad with mixed greens, radicchio, endives, little sprouts, sautéed meat, and a little garnish of Kite Cheese (made from fermented almonds).

While I was in Southern California I found these beautiful purple Brussels sprouts, a first for me:

Below is a breakfast casserole, mostly sulphur vegetables (in keeping with the Wahls Protocol), because they are harder to find when I travel. It’s riced cauliflower, steamed Brussels sprouts, sautéed onions and mushrooms, and some ground chicken.

Summer Solstice sky.  Lake Michigan always inspires … 21 June 2017. 

Proud to Run Chicago today.  I love celebrating the diversity that makes America great!  #lgbtq #pride

At home today, but feeling solidarity with my many friends and family who are marching today! Here is my well-worn shirt from the 1989 March on Washington for women’s rights.

My mom has this wonderful way of making beauty around her as she goes. Here, a few small clippings from a house plant to decorate the kitchen windowsill.  Chester, CT.  July 2016.

Ever since happiness heard your name, it has been running through the streets trying to find you.  – Hafiz

Tomorrow’s adventure … the Rose Planetarium at the NYC Museum of Natural History.

Walking through the Northwestern University campus yesterday, I came across a Buddha head from the Ten Thousand Ripples project.

“the emerging Buddha image [is] a symbol of [the] search for peace and self-realization. The image of the Buddha growing out of the earth represents … the spiritual growth that we all struggle to achieve as we travel life’s path.”

May the sun
bring you new energy by day,
May the moon
softly restore you by night.
May the rain
wash away your worries,
May the breeze
blow new strength into your being.
May you walk
gently through the world and know its beauty all the days of your life.

Apache blessing

I don’t know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody.

Bill Cosby

When you follow your bliss … doors will open for you where you would not have thought there would be doors, and where there wouldn’t be a door for anyone else.

Joseph Campell

Who is strong? He that can conquer his bad habits.

Benjamin Franklin via The Happiness Project

Plans are worthless, but planning is everything.

Dwight D. Eisenhower via The Happiness Project

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