Some people have the crazy assumption that I have a perfect life. I do have an amazing life, one full of happiness, opportunities, privilege, support groups and lots of love, but many of this doesn’t come easy. I have had my fair share of failures. But I try to take each mistake as a learning opportunity and focus on the positives. What I share on social media tends to be 99% positive (which I have been ridiculed for), but not because I’m lying and hiding a terrible life behind a facade of smiles and filters, but because that is how I choose to shape my life: shitty things happen, I fail often, but I decide to turn 99% of all experiences into positive ones, and share positivity with the world.
I realize that some might think I lack “realness” so here is some vulnerability. Continue reading
This delicious Vegan “Mac and Cheese” I have nicknamed “Cashew-Mac” because, lets be honest, it’s not going to taste exactly like dairy mac and cheese. My husband (who LOVES cheese) really supports eating vegan but has a phycological issue with any vegan cheese because since it is called “cheese” he expects it to taste exactly like cheese. Well people, vegan cheese does not taste like dairy cheese BUT is it still HELLA DELICIOUS! So we decided to nickname it Cashew-Mac so the expectation is eliminated and the dish can be enjoyed just as it is. And guess what?? It was cheese-lovin’-husband approved! So I guarantee non-vegans will also enjoy it, and love that they’re getting their vegetables hidden in something so yummy! 🙂
PS. Without baking this will take only about 35 minutes to make! With baking it takes about an hour.
Do you have a bunch of vegetables you need to use up in your fridge? Feeling under the weather and need a nutrient packed meal that’s easy to make? Need some warm comfort food for the winter months? Well this recipe is perfect for all of that! 🙂
It only took a year to complete…but I finally finished recording and editing my first online yoga video! Go check it out and let me know if you have any suggestions for the next one! 🙂
Enjoy your Power Flow Class here:
As a yoga teacher I have asked my class, “Raise your hand if you have an injury or chronic pain,” ….and no one raised a hand. Then I’d say, “Ok who here has back pain, has dislocated a shoulder, sprained an ankle, tore their hamstring, had knee surgery, has chronic headaches, SI joint pain, soreness in the hips/shoulder/neck/wrists?” and suddenly everyone is raising their hand. If you’re a yoga teacher, fitness trainer, physiotherapist or really any coach/leader/therapist in the fitness industry you have likely had a similar experience. Truth is, almost EVERYONE has suffered some physical pain, yet we hide it or choose to not acknowledge it.
You were right. You were right all along.
I deviated away from the creative, self connected path you had manifested in our childhood to a destructive/self criticizing teenager, and now I am back full circle. I focused too much on the outcomes of my goals and ambitions and less on what truly made me happy. I focused on what other people thought of me and not about what I thought of myself. I focused on pleasing the needs of others instead of pleasing my own needs.
You were carefree, inspired, unique and completely happy with who you were. I don’t know why I turned away from you. I don’t know why I called you weird. You were the most beautiful person and I love you.