October 25, 2017


Utkatasana: fierce, lightning bolt, wild pose.

Dressing well is a source of inner peace. It shows consideration for the self. When we dress our body to reflect our inner soul, we feel an immediate sense of harmony. Our clothes can be our friends or our enemies. They can show us off to our best advantage, protect us, or communicate a false image of ourselves. They even have the magical power to change our behavior. 
- Dominique Loreau, L'art de la Simplicité

Quality is the key. Choose the best. Don only your finest. Squat to stay young. 

October 4, 2017

how we hold

Throughout the day, we hold ourselves in a constant state of alertness, as if we don’t believe that whatever is underneath us is truly supporting us. We do not feel at ease in our body, and we compensate for that in ways that are so automatic they’ve become our “normal.”
The way we hold ourselves,
and the armor we engage
keep us separate, hard,
and unable to release into the support
available to us.
- Deep Listening Jillian Pransky 

October 2, 2017

mmmmm bop !!

Some bébés just LOVE to put everything in their mouths, watch INTENTLY as others eat, and REEEEACH for any visible morsel of food; our second born is one of those babies - so much so we have given her a few samples before her official six months. But be aware, babies have an open gut until about six-months and allergies are a possibility.

OUR* first foods :
~ egg yolk, runny from a 4-minute egg with a pinch of sea salt
~ stewed peaches, because they were in season
~ lemon
~ butter, grass-fed, sucked off corn-on-the-cob
~ mango, dried mango is an amazing chew toy !!!

Next on the menu :
~ avocado
~ plum apple butter
~ pickles, lacto-fermented , in a strainer pouch

Then perhaps :
~ banana
~ squash, peas, sweet potato or other veggie ... one at a time
~ coconut oil, added into one of the above
~ pureed meat
~ soup stock or bone broth, to thin any of the above
~ cod liver oil and/or desiccated liver, although I myself take the cod liver oil and nurse, so perhaps this is redundant. 

All ORGANIC, grass-fed, free range, and local if possible. 
We hold off on all grains for as long as we can. 

*This is just what we happened to do this time of year with this baby taking into account what we read, what our parents did, and advice from our pediatrician and midwife. From there we use our INSTINCTS and INSPIRATION.

October 1, 2017

trust yourself to the water

To have faith is to trust yourself to the water. When you swim you don't grab hold of the water, because if you do you will sink and drown. Instead you relax, and float. ~Alan Watts