Hey, beautiful.

How has June been treating you? I’m not going to lie. Emotionally, it’s been a roller coaster. In addition to working too many jobs (I have a hard time saying “no” – I’m working on it…), studying business and accounting, preparing to get married in August (eek!), and developing my own businesses, we are moving to a different house in one month.

This is the time, friends, that we just have to breathe. I know I’m not alone in my trials this year. The best advice I can impart is to:

  1. Adhere to a healthy regime (eat right and exercise!
    Fuel your beautiful brain and body so you can tackle what comes at you)
  2. M-e-d-i-t-a-t-e!
    You are the only one who can calm your mind. Take 10 and deep breathe. Reconnect with Flow and power by focusing on your breath and repeating a mantra that means something to you… like, “I am at peace in mind, body, and spirit.” Pretty soon, your blood pressure will lower and you’ll feel clearer.
  3. Talk to someone when you need it
    No one is untouched by the economic upheaval which has resulted from COVID. My prayer is that you reach out and talk to someone when you feel like you need to express and be heard. You are not alone.
Photo taken outside of Longmont, CO 6-13-20

Speaking of eating healthily… This 1-pot meal (courtesy of Minimalist Baker) is perfect for feeding the family on a budget. It is also quite delicious and nutritious. Healthy fats from coconut milk and coconut oil, fiber-rich foods like kale, sweet potato, and peas, and bountiful nutrition obtained from the myriad of veggies make it a winner.

It took me under 30 minutes to throw together. After sautéing shallots, ginger, and garlic, add the sweet potato and red curry paste. Then, include the remaining ingredients (like anti-inflammatory turmeric, black pepper (which activates turmeric), and coconut milk. Allow the curry to simmer and the potatoes to soften before you add kale and serve over steamed broccoli or quinoa.

Kale and herbs picked fresh from the garden


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