every day that my friends do well in the world, I am grateful.

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gratitude challenge day thirteen: November 19.

Steps to completing the gratitude meditation challenge:

Every day that my friends do well in the world,

I am grateful.”

Read.  Breathe.  Smile.  Sit in stillness.  Read again.  Express your gratitude for this moment and for all of the many blessings which bring you joy in this life.

day thirteen

Why gratitude?  Because it’s the only reasonable response to being alive.  Read more here.      

With gratitude,

-lisa

 

every day that my family is healthy and happy, I am grateful.

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gratitude challenge day twelve: November 18.

“Every day that my family is healthy and happy,

I am grateful. “

Steps to completing the gratitude meditation challenge:

Read.  Breathe.  Smile.  Sit in stillness.  Read again.  Express your gratitude for this moment and for all of the many blessings which bring you joy in this life.

day tweleve

Why gratitude?  Because it’s the only reasonable response to being alive.  Read more here.      

With gratitude,

-lisa

every day that I laugh, I am grateful.

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gratitude challenge day eleven: November 17.

“Every day that I laugh,

I am grateful.”

Steps to completing the gratitude meditation challenge:

Read.   Breathe.  Smile.   Sit in stillness.  Read again.  Express your gratitude for this moment and for all of the many blessings which bring you joy in this life.

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Why gratitude?  Because it’s the only reasonable response to being alive.  Read more here.      

With gratitude,

-lisa

 

every day that I am hugged, kissed, and loved, I am grateful.

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gratitude challenge day ten: November 10.

“Every day that I am hugged,

kissed, and loved, I am grateful.”

Steps to completing the gratitude meditation challenge:

Read.  Breathe.  Smile.  Sit in stillness.  Read again.  Express your gratitude for this moment and for all of the many blessings which bring you joy in this life.

day ten

Why gratitude?  Because it’s the only reasonable response to being alive.  Read more here.

With gratitude,

-lisa

yummy vegan celery-pear-jicama slaw recipe

vegan celery-pear-jicama slaw recipe. (easy! healthy! yummy!)

 

 

 

 

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celery-pear-jicama slaw with sesame seeds and raisins.. yum!

 

Raise your hand if this has happened to you:  you grab the Tupperware of celery from the fridge and throw it in your bag for a quick and easy ‘between yoga class’ snack… only to discover hours later that your celery has been in the fridge too long!  It’s bitter and wimpy and not at all worth munching on.  <hands up!>

This seemed to happen to me almost every Saturday. The fix?  Shred that stuff up!  I’m a huge fan of ‘Root to Stalk Cooking,’ where the entirety of the food item is used.  Nothing to waste!  I’m always saving the colorless ends of the celery root when I cut up celery sticks for snacking.  I usually throw them in the next batch of quinoa or soup in the crock pot (even this soup could always use more fiber), but now I’ve got a new favorite way to honor the entire vegetable.  Introducing my newest recipe:  vegan celery-pear- jicama slaw recipe. (easy! healthy! yummy!)  

photo 1 (3)Ingredients:

  • 1 pear
  • 4 or 5 celery stalks
  • left over ends of celery root
  • 1/2 jicama
  • 1/2 C raisins
  • sesame seeds (for garnish)
  • 2 small clementines (juice and fruit)
  • 1 tablespoon grapeseed oil
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • optional salt and pepper to taste

 

 

Preparation 

1.  Peel the jicama, and shred it, the pear and celery (salad shooter or food processor recommended). Combine with raisins in a medium bowl.

2.  Squeeze clementine juice into celery-pear mixture.  Add slices of clementine fruit (optional).

3.  Whisk dressing in a separate bowl:  grapeseed oil, balsamic vinegar, and salt + pepper.

4. Pour dressing over the celery-pear mixture.  Stir.  Sprinkle sesame seeds on top.  Chill to allow the flavors to blend.

5.  Pack your snack and head out the door.  You are ready to go!

It’s super delicious!  Let me know what other variations you try: carrots? apple?

Happy shredding!

-lisa

 

 

every day that I encounter another living creature and engage, I am grateful.

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gratitude challenge day nine: November 15.

“Every day that I encounter another living creature and engage,

I am grateful.”

Steps to completing the gratitude meditation challenge:

Read.  Breathe.  Smile.  Sit in stillness.  Read again.  Express your gratitude for this moment and for all of the many blessings which bring you joy in this life.

day nine

Why gratitude?  Because it’s the only reasonable response to being alive.  Read more here.      

With gratitude,

-lisa

every day that I exercise compassion, understanding, and patience, I am grateful.

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gratitude challenge day eight: November 14.

“Every day that I exercise compassion, understanding, and patience,

I am grateful.”

Steps to completing the gratitude meditation challenge:

Read.  Breathe.  Smile.  Sit in stillness.  Read again.  Express your gratitude for this moment and for all of the many blessings which bring you joy in this life.

day eight

Why gratitude?  Because it’s the only reasonable response to being alive.  Read more here.      

With gratitude,

-lisa

 

every day that I am enlightened, given insight, have an epiphany, I am grateful.

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gratitude challenge day seven: November 13.

“Every day that I am enlightened,

given insight,

have an epiphany, I am grateful.”

Steps to completing the gratitude meditation challenge:

Read.  Breathe.  Smile.  Sit in stillness.  Read again.  Express your gratitude for this moment and for all of the many blessings which bring you joy in this life.

day seven

Why gratitude?  Because it’s the only reasonable response to being alive.  Read more here.      

With gratitude,

-lisa