Dog Days of Summer Yoga Challenge

Can you do yoga, every day, for 21 days?

I’m a member of yogasteya.com and the members in the virtual community posed the question this summer.   I’ve heard it takes 21 days of repetition to make something a habit. Being accountable to others would help keep me honest.  It would also make me develop my home practice because, confession time here, I really didn’t have one.  I’m great at going to the studio or teaching.  Meditation is part of my morning routine.  I love reading about yoga philosophy.  But the physical work on the mat was an area that I needed to grow.  So I publicly declared my intent to participate.

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Because cupcakes make me happy


These Mexican Hot Chocolate cupcakes (recipe from “Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World”) were inspired by the taco resto where we ate dinner last night.  After a trio of shrimp tacos, with rice and homemade beans, we ordered  a dark chocolate mini cake with a little bit of chili heat in the chocolate sauce.  Heaven!  So, I had to go and make my own version.  As you can see, one of them didn’t last long enough to make the photo…

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Beer cap wisdom

“A little nonsense now and then, is cherished by the wisest men.” ~Roald Dahl

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Forget the wine…pass the beer!

Craft breweries are so much fun these days.  My favs are from “Flying Monkeys“.  Their specialty beers are totally amazing.  “The Matador” has hints of Spanish oak and other spices.  The beers are even better because the caps hide a secret message.

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The rich chocolate stout flavours in “The Chocolate Manifesto” were part of my cupcake adventures on Valentine’s Day.  The Apricot Almond version didn’t have any beer in them but it’s good to have the Yin to balance the Yang.  🙂

Beer and cupcakes rock!

 

 

Thanksgiving 2013

My school teacher friend was excited to show me a book from the “We Day” event she’d attended with her students in Toronto.  The book gave page upon page of problems that North American kids might complain about.  Like no Wifi in the bathroom stall.  Or having your latte order butchered.  Stuff that might bring down the day for a kid.  Craig and Marc Kielburger tell kids they need to put this all in perpsective, while not talking down to them.  Just watch the video about “My Grandma follows me on Twitter” and it’ll have you laughing and thinking all at the same time.

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