Sunday, January 15, 2012


Yesterday during yoga, my teacher quoted Gandhi & it stuck with me.

"Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony"
 -Mahatma Gandhi

I agree. I cannot think of a more peaceful state than for mind, voice, and body to be in harmony. I'm not sure that its achievable in this life but it can be something to shoot for, right?

Along those same lines, I find that one thing I've always struggled with is being able to balance life. Anybody else with me?? I will be so gung-ho about one good thing, that other good things always seem take a back seat. I can't seem to ever be firing on all cylinders with everything I love to do. Something always slides into 2nd or 3rd place...or sometimes to non-existence!  Since I'm now on my yoga and healthy eating kick, I've been really into finding all kinds of new recipes. I never realized how much I was missing out on until I started trying new foods. See? Even Whelan enjoys wheat grass.

I'm doing a 21 day "cleanse" right now based on this eating plan . I could write another whole blog on the cleanse, but we'll save that for later. In a nutshell:

None of THIS

More of THIS

Its a sneak peek of what I made for dinner last night. Zucchini & Basil soup.Very light and fresh!

In other news, this Tupperware organizer may be the best $10 I've ever spent. I can't wait to roll it around on its little carousel and choose my to-go container of the day, then wash it and put it back in its home, all neat and tidy. You should've seen this drawer beforehand. It flustered me every time I opened it. Never a matching lid, the Tupperware would roll around and fall into the other side of the cabinet, different size containers all scattered about. A royal mess.

Tomorrow is a holiday which means no school. Hallelujah!



  1. Seems like never being completely balanced part of living in a fallen world :( I totally relate to you on that! I would love the recipe for your Zucchini and Basil soup if you don't mind sharing! Also can't wait to read your post on the cleanse!

  2. Recipe for Zucchini Basil Soup
    - 2 zucchini, diced
    -2 stalk celery
    2 tbsp olive oil
    5 basil leaves
    1 tsp sea salt
    1/2 avacado
    2 cups (or less) water
    Additional basil leaves for garnish

  3. * actaully-- use 10 basil leaves if you have it.