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Thursday, November 28, 2013

Happy Thanksgivukkah!

While this is the first recorded collision of both Thanksgiving and Hanukkah, it's perhaps a little known fact that it will be 70,000 years before it happens again - or so my sources tell me. Suffice to say, you'll never be able to say Thanksgivukkah again in your lifetime whereby it accurately describes either event. And so my dears, may you all be nestled in celebration - if either occasion is being celebrated where you live, and may your conversations be ignited by one simple thought ...... gratitude.
I am grateful for my dear friend, Nancy Spears who first coined that last line. I liked it so much, I had to use it myself. Namaste friends.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013


The only thing better than meeting this little white Miss, is looking at the photo I took of her. As shopkeeper extraordinaire of The Wind and The Willows in Naples, Florida, she exudes not only an air of royalty, but a peaceful knowing that hers is a privileged life. It's a look I have seen in many a rescued animal, and as well their owners. It's a win win when we get to co exist with our precious pets, be they dog, cat or otherwise. There's a magic stillness and longing in their eyes. It gets me every time. It's easy to see that my month long absence from my beloved pets is really starting to get to me. This too shall pass .......

Monday, November 25, 2013

So are you as fixated on the consumption of kale as the rest of the universe? And how have we survived this many years without it? I have to admit that when I started putting it in my protein blender drinks, it was a huge surprise how good it tasted - notwithstanding the unmistakable green of the drink itself.
If you find that sludge green colour a little off putting, then simply dump your drink into a coloured to-go cup and put a lid on it ... the rest is easy. What's not so easy is getting up to five servings of fruit and vegetables into us each day..... you may just have to give this kale thing a try.

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Walk with me

Along the boardwalk this morning, there was a faint remnant of yesterday's cool breeze - as witnessed in the water's ripple. While temperatures plummeted around the nation yesterday, we in Southwest Florida enjoyed the coolest day since last March - a frosty 74 degrees! Much to my chagrin, we have bounced back to the 80's today, and my big opportunity to wear a sweater and scarf was, alas, short lived. Wherever you are this week, take some time to get outside and experience the sights and smells of November 2013. The holiday season will soon surround us at every turn, and there will be no turning back to the glories of autumn. Namaste friends.