Yummy Wakame Blog
Declare amnesty for the part of you that you don’t love very well. Forgive that poor sucker. Hold its hand and take it out to dinner and a movie. Tactfully offer it a chance to make amends for the dumb things it has done.
And then do a dramatic reading of this proclamation by the playwright Theodore Rubin: “I must learn to love the fool in me — the one who feels too much, talks too much, takes too many chances, wins sometimes and loses often, lacks self-control, loves and hates, hurts and gets hurt, promises and breaks promises, laughs and cries. It alone protects me against that utterly self-controlled, masterful tyrant whom I also harbor and who would rob me of human aliveness, humility, and dignity but for my fool.”
I’m just noticing that I don’t recognise my life at all anymore. Nothing feels familiar about it. At all… like I’m living a totally alternate ‘what if’ life. (more…)
This is where I live currently. That’s me, how I go about most days — which is mostly naked — and standing next to me is Cooper – not only my partner, but the inspiration and catalyst for the huge adventure I’ve embarked on. The biggest, most challenging, thrilling and rewarding adventure of my life so far, and we’ve only just started. I’ve taken a path I never in a million years thought I’d ever venture down. Ever.
In the past 2 months I have fulfilled more life fantasies and explored more challenges head on, and broken more wide open than I have ever had the courage to in all the days of my life combined. It’s been one crazy ride… I’m still processing the daily things that happen or I’d write more often.
Where to begin? Where did it begin? So much has happened…
In smaller news, I’m moving to Hawaii in a few months. The Big Island. And we’ll be taking all of this, and each other along.
I had noticed, though not paid much attention to this new fashion trend for women — no longer being pressured to look thin, but to have perfect cyborg bodies as if they were top athletes. Except that they’re not. To me its just another form of INTENSE pressure and control directed at women by the media and even fostered and encouraged by other women who do it, under the guise that “I will become more physically powerful and sexually appealing”. (more…)
All these photos were taken after the Naked Bike Ride during the massive celebrations. A truly liberating experience!! So much fun we rode it twice. Afterwards I rode naked across the city to our friend Joelle’s house for her all night birthday celebration, and the next morning Coop took me to watch the sun rise and sun gaze with him from an epic vantage point in the city before carrying me home to sleep. One of the funnest days of my life ever! Well… up until that point :)
Cooper ad I – the muse and the n00b
Me, Coop and Joelle <3
The love train
Pawel, the friend behind the camera, and Coop and I in the background
It doesn’t make sense to me anymore to decide that I am or was a ‘victim’ of someone or something that happened to me. The person who does bad stuff to you doesn’t make you a victim. Only thoughts do. From there we decide if we are going to allow those thoughts to convince us that it is now our Identity. Our ego is always looking for some or other story to add to our importance, to make us more interesting to ourselves at ANY cost. Realise the power you originally had in that choice belief, and recognise that you can JUST as easily take your power back! You can just as easily see yourself totally differently. (more…)
Happy Spring! As promised its HERE! :D
“A mystic is someone who directly communicates with universal intelligence, without an intermediary. Almost all mystics developed this ability in conditions of solitude. But they are never really alone. They are always in the presence of the living earth.”
~ Robert Coon
Neil and I often banter about stuff like this, all day long. We don’t so much talk to each other because we’re more talking with each other, continuing the flow of a single thought that gets built on in turns. Something about the way our brains are wired, even down to the most crazy tangent roads where most people have lost me 10 minutes ago. But I really love when he throws something new in there that I haven’t thought about before… and this is one I’m going to be chewing on and on. I thought it was worth sharing and keeping here.
So I was watching a documentary the other night about our Universe and they were talking about the brightest of stars (suns) do so at a cost because the more energy it radiates the sooner it will eventually explode… but then something hit me. I don’t think that it is necessarily a bad thing because every time a star explodes it shoots it’s guts across the universe and this is what creates life. So basically not only do suns sustain life while alive and also create life in there explosion… then it hit me. What if every sun star is an over soul and we are all destined to become sun stars ourselves at some point in our evolution. (more…)
It seems the folks who offered us a week of free stock video downloads at VideoBlocks.com are now offering the same sweet deal on free stock image downloads for a week. I downloaded tons of gorgeous stock photos, images and icons for a bunch of projects I’m working on for free all week from GraphicStock.com. I signed up and successfully cancelled my subscription within the week to see if the trail offer was safe and legit before promoting it. Now you can too.
However if a week isn’t enough for you, you can use my referral link to get 90% off Graphic Stock’s usual yearly plan – usually it costs $49 a month for unlimited royalty free downloads or $588 per year which is well worth it but way too expensive for my freelance business. The site is continually updated with gorgeous fresh stuff, and with the coupon code its entirely affordable.
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My gran Heather is a great crafter and recently started making a line of handmade greeting cards that she sells at fleamakets. It inspired me to make my own Christmas cards this year for friends and family, so I started looking online for inspiration… (more…)
I spent the last week downloading countless gorgeous stock videos like this one for free from VideoBlocks.com by signing up and cancelling my subscription within the week.
However if a week isn’t enough for you, you can use my referral link to get 90% off Video Blocks’ usual yearly plan – usually it costs $79 a month for unlimited royalty free downloads or $474 per year which is well worth it but way too expensive for my freelance business. The site is continually updated with gorgeous fresh stuff.
Download from over 100,000 completely royalty free Stock Videos, Production Music, AE Templates & more! Here’s a coupon for a 90% discount: http://videoblocks.refr.cc/TXJVD8Q.
And if you’re looking for the same massive discount for royalty free stock photos, stock illustrations, icons in high res and vector format – check out my other post.
From The Hip Chicks Guide to Macrobiotics by Jessica Porter
- 2 Cups of onions sliced in thin half moons
- 1 Cup of Wakame, Soaked and sliced into 2 inch pieces – SAVE the Water.
- 2 TBS of sesame tahini – I like the toasted but either works
- 1 tsp of shoyu (soy sauce) or we use tamari
- ½ small buttercup or butternut squash – or whatever winter squash you favor.
Preheat over 350. Place onion in a saucepan with small amount of wakame water. Bring to boil, cover and simmer for 5 minutes
Remove and place in a small casserole dish. Mix wakame with onion. Dilute tahini with ½ cup of wakame water and shoyu. Mix this in with onion and wakame.
Smooth mixture evenly in dish, and layer squash over the top until covered. Cover and bake for 30 minutes. Remove cover and bake an additional 10-15 min.
To remove excess liquid and slightly brown the top.
All you need is to copy this file to your backup location:
AppData is a hidden folder. So you will not find it if you browse folder step by step in Windows Explorer (although I managed to get there by pasting with my username
Microsoft\Sticky Notes” into the top bar with no problem). To directly jump to AppData\Roaming folder, you can run %appdata% from the Windows start menu.
(thanks for the suggestion Gautam Jain)
Did anyone see the extraordinary “standing man” protest in Istanbul last night? I guess we are all used to seeing huge shouting crowds fighting with the Police, teargas, water cannon etc etc.
But there’s also something very powerful about these stationary, silent protesters in Taksim Square. Needless to say, some were arrested, but it’s very difficult to see what offence is standing quietly in a public place.
Chapter 43 of Tao Te Ching
Written by Lao-tzu
From a translation by S. Mitchell
The gentlest thing in the world
overcomes the hardest thing in the world.
That which has no substance
enters where there is no space.
This shows the value of non-action.
Teaching without words,
performing without actions:
that is the Master’s way.
Every person, from morning till evening, is making invisible forms in space by what he says. He is creating invisible vibrations around him, and so he is creating an atmosphere.
– Hazrat Inayat Khan,
The Mysticism of Sound and Music
“She was tied to the moon by long threads of red tangled blood. She moved like a woman tied to the moon … it enveloped her and it opened her to an absolute night without dawn.
For women who are tied to the moon, love alone is not enough. We insist each day wrap it’s knuckles through our heart strings and pull. The lows. The joy. The poetry. We dance at the edge of a cliff, you have fallen off. So it goes. You will climb up again.
You rare girl, once again, you have a body that belongs to no lover, to no father, belongs to no one but you. Wear your sorrow like the lines on your palm. Like a shawl to keep you warm at night. Don’t mourn the love that is lost to you now. It is a book of poems whose meters worked their way into your pulse. Even if it has slipped from your hands, it will stay in your body.
You loved a man who treated you like absinthe, half poison and half god(dess). He tried to sweeten you, to water you down. So you left. And now you have your heart all to yourself again. A heart like a stone cottage. Heart like a lover’s diary. Hope like an ocean.”
— Letter From Anais Nin to Clementine von Radics
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