January 10, 2017

Remember that you are awesome!

You are beautifully and wonderfully made! You are here on this earth for a purpose. You are meant to make your mark, in this moment in time.  I can’t stress enough, what a miracle it is that you are here. So embrace who you are!

Sometimes, we are our worst enemies. We would never talk to our friends the way we talk to ourselves, but this year give yourself a chance to start afresh; start anew. Every time you start to criticize yourself…STOP…and find something positive to say about yourself instead. Before long, you’ll start loving the remarkable, complex person that you are, in a way in a truly significant way.

October 28, 2016

Welcome to the world

Exciting news alert!  I’d like to welcome to the world my little nephew Liam Coombs! My sister Alison from Holistic Footsteps, her husband Brian and big brother Jacob are all doing well.  We’re all over the moon about this newest little bundle of joy in our family. Did I mention how cute he is! #ProudAuntie

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October 20, 2016

Daal crockpot recipe

I love making soups and stews for the fall and winter and I have the best friends ever who always share recipes, ingredients etc. Well, recently, I wanted to make Daal/Dal/Dhal (Indian spiced lentil soup) for our family Thanksgiving dinner but needed to modify it because of time constraints. Well my amazing network of mommy friends weighed in with suggestions and spices etc. and I was able to make an amazing Daal recipe that my family thoroughly enjoyed and I’m sure yours will too.

General Ingredients:
1 cup dried yellow split peas
5 cups of water
1 tsp tumeric
1 tsp red chilli powder
1 tsp cumin powder
1 tsp garlic flakes
1 chicken or vegetable bouillon cube

Optional depending on time. Ingredients for Tadka.
1 tbs oil
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
1/2 tsp mustard seeds

Instructions:
Place all of the general ingredients in a crockpot.
Allow it to cook for at least 3 hours on high.
Heat a pan with oil.
Fry cumin and mustard seeds lightly.
Ladle a cup of daal broth into the pan.
Pour it all into the crockpot.
Add salt if you need to.
Let it cook for 1/2 hour more.
Enjoy.

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October 15, 2016

A cozy fall

If you’re anything like me, there’s nothing in the fall like curling up with a good book, under a cozy blanket, leaning on a comfy cushion. It’s absolutely lovely looking outside and watching the gorgeous, changing colours of autumn – reds, oranges, browns, yellows, dancing and undulating in the breeze like fiery bright ballerinas. Knowing that before long I’ll be hearing the crunch of fallen leaves under my feet as I go exploring with my little ones, but for now, it’s enough to hold something warm in my hands and enjoy the simple pleasures of life. Hope you’re enjoying the many pleasures of autumn too my friends! xo

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October 6, 2016

Gratitude and Affirmations

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So often we go through our busy days running from one thing to the next. We barely have a minute to breathe deeply, much less time to be present in the moment and experience gratitude. I am going to challenge you to stop. Breathe deeply. Look around you and be present to the moment you are in. Say these 3 affirmations. Pause. Then go about your day.

  • I feel an abundance of gratitude for everything I already have and will receive each day.
  • I am grateful for everything I experience in this lifetime. I overcome, I grow and I prosper all the time. My abundant blessings, as well as my difficulties, all work to make me better, stronger and more alive.
  • I am so grateful for every person in my life and I am grateful for God’s endless gifts and experiences to me.

I hope these affirmations will be a blessing to you.