Thursday, February 26, 2015

mirror mire

Rift Hardwood Walnut and Oak Full Length Bedroom Mirror
antique beveled mirror, wood frame mirror
Cute cat mirror, decor for cat lovers, nursery room wall decor, plastic mirror, modern design mirror, I love my cat
Beveled mirror with hanging mechanism and backing
Vintage Round Bevelled Edge Wall Mirror with Wood Art Deco Frame
vintage brass mirror tray rectangular white washed metal frame
Antique Wooden mirror, grandpa's shaving mirror
Awesome Deco Make Up Mirror
large victorian ornate oval wall mirror / decorative gold wall hanging / lightweight
Vintage wall mirror - design - wood frame - ornate - gold - rectangle - tall - wood - plaster - design in mirror - beveled edge
Antique Silver Ornate + Feminine Hand Mirror + Free Shipping
Vintage Brass Travel / Shaving Mirror - Around the Neck Mirror - Hands Free Adjustable Mirror
Large Frameless Mirror - Antique Wall Mirror - Bevelled Hanging Mirror
1950s Mirrored Wall Console - Mid-century Modern Design
Vintage Gold Mirror Tray Vanity Oval - Floral Flower Bird Filigree Trim Rim Jewelry Display - Hollywood Regency - Wall Hanging Girl Nursery
Antique gold gilt mirror/large Antique scrolled iron mirror/vintage ornate mirror
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Thursday, February 12, 2015

Best Roots

The light dry air of late winter can make one feel floaty and unconnected.
Experiment with a few ways to get grounded.

Best Rooting Yoga Posture

stand with feet comfortably apart no wider than hip width
draw your shoulders up to ears then let them ease down and back
keep your eyes forward and then close them
lift your toes and lay them back on the ground without gripping
distribute your body's weight throughout the soles of your feet
breathe, relax
notice the energy of the ground (insert grass, sand, carpet) coursing up into your feet 
your legs, hips and back
then release it down to the ground 

Best Roasted Root Vegetables 

3 large parsnips
3 large turnips or golden beets
3 large carrots or 12 baby carrots
6 cloves of garlic sliced thin or chopped
2 T coconut or olive oil
1/2 tsp sea salt
1 tsp fresh or dried rosemary leaves

     Wash all the vegetables and peel the parsnips.  It is not necessary to peel the beets or turnips as the skins are edible or easily removed after roasting.  Cut all the vegetables into equally sized pieces.
Melt 2 T of coconut oil in a 10" x 15" jelly roll pan or roasting pan and toss the vegetables lightly to coat.  I use coconut oil and finish with just a drizzle of olive oil as high heat can damage the nutritive qualities of olive oil. (The effect of heat on its monounsaturated fats)
     Sprinkle with sea salt.  Bake in a 400 degree oven for 15 minutes then reduce temperature to 325.  Add the garlic and rosemary and roast for another 45 minutes, stirring occasionally.  When the vegetables are caramelized and tender they are done!  Enjoy as a main dish, side dish or as a breakfast accompaniment.  

Honor Your Roots - Talk to your Ancestors
     When I was little I was taught to pray and include my grandparents Nick and Annie at the end of each nightly prayer.  After falling away from traditional prayer, I find nearly fifty years later that there is comfort and a power that comes from invoking their names out loud.  I keep their wedding portrait  on an easel on a small table in my bedroom next to the black and white photo of my parents.

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