I am leaving today for a trip to Boaco, Nicaragua to visit Clinica Verde a global healthcare organization with a holistic and sustainable approach. They provide clinical care, nutrition, and health education to their cherished patients. But above all they are building a community health center that is ethical, sustainable, innovative, and compassionate.
This month it's important for us to slow down our breath and let peace, love and inner harmony grow within us. Sangeet, my teacher, shares that Yoga Master Yogi Bhajan often describe how our heads are so full that our hearts are empty. When we keep our thoughts from consuming our minds it allows our hearts to fill up so that we may share with the universe and others from a deep place of tranquility and peace. We accomplish this through slowing down our breath.
This month is a time for walking the true spiritual path of love through creating sacred space for yourself and others, speaking kind words, sharing smiles, showing kindness and love to each other. Without showing love and compassion for yourself and others you will become weak over time, weakening your immune system, stressing your nervous system, and eventually breaking your mind.
It has been months since I have written anything on my blog. Life has been hectic and I have experienced drastic changes in our family life that have set up road blocks to sharing. Then it was just a matter of needing the right thing to share after such a long break. I’ve had countless opportunities to write a little something about cooking, yoga, meditation, family, my work on True Bliss Living, and other lifestyle curation topics. Each and every time something held me back from writing. But then the universe sent me a clear message of what my first writing assignment was after my long break.
It is a Korea New Year's tradition to eat mandoo (dumpling) soup on New Year's Day. You have to eat this soup to have good luck and gain a year to your age. While everyone gets excited to celebrate New Year's Eve our family always put more emphasis on New Years Day. My sister, Anna, has always called this day "Mandoo Day." When she was little she would get so excited and scream "it's Mandoo Day!" over and over again.
I was very excited to share some great hot winter drink recipes with Clean Eating Magazine online. These drinks will keep you healthy and happy during the cold winter months. Give them a try and enjoy.
The month of September has been crazy busy for most people and I am no exception. I started the month receiving more training for Himalayan Singing Bowls at a beautiful retreat in Estes Park with my teacher, Serun, along with special guests and other Singing Bowl Healers.