Archive for June, 2011

June 23, 2011

Elephant spirit

I was visiting with my friend Erika yesterday, who is an amazing healer and a Wonder Woman through and through. She is doing some body work on my messed up ankle from my “Lucie takes on Wimbledon” weekend.

We got to talking about animal spirits, how to find out which one you are and learn from it’s wisdom. Ever since I can remember I’ve had love and passion for elephants. Yet it didn’t occur to me, before last night, that the elephant is my spirit, my healing and my medicine.

I’m very excited to start a new journey with my Elephant, and I hope that she visits me in my dreams soon.

Elephant medicine includes dignity, grace, strength, wisdom, confidence, patience, commitment, gentleness, discernment, intelligence, compassion, and removal of obstacles.

The elephant’s head denotes wisdom and its trunk represents OM, the primal sound from which the universe constantly emanates.

Tribal peoples invoke elephant for health, good luck, longevity, memory, and unity with the oneness of everything. By connecting to elephant in a dream, one’s sense of being a separate individual gives way to an experience of union with the totality of a dynamic, interrelated universe. The benefits of attaining planetary collective consciousness include relaxation, healing, more energy, better memory, greater mental clarity, enhanced creativity, and communion with the resonant web of information that is the universe.

June 20, 2011

summer boho bag – postcard #15

1) The Ripton clutch – $58
2) Navajo bag – $95
3) Thai ethnic bag – $139
4) Suede fringe leather bag – $175
5) Navajo woven bucket bag – $48
6) Native American wool rucksack – $148
7) Vintage saddle bag – $28
8) Ethnic vintage purse – $26
9) Woven knitting bag – $28
10) FEED bag – $60
11) Hippie leather pouch – $80
12) Luella white denim tote – $134
13) Vintage ethnic bag – $120
14) Ralph Lauren blanket bag – $2495
15) Vintage G.H. Bass cross body bag – $10

June 17, 2011

Tumbleweed

I stumbled upon the most amazing piece of jewelry. The kind that I want to be making once I get my work space up and running the way I need.

Tumbleweed cuff is beautifully fabricated, earthy and full of mysteries and healing. I can’t wait to wear it!

Turqoise
Turquoise is the healing stone that attunes our physical selves to the highest realms. It helps us to better understand ourselves and to bring our ideas and emotions under control so we can see them become fruitful in our reality. You have but to stop and listen, be still and be ready to hear the truth about who and what you are. Only then will you obtain your full power. Honored by the native Americans as a sacred stone, the gemstone absorbs negativity, transmuting it into useful energy. It also helps you to become one with the universe.

June 15, 2011

Washed up

I stumbled across this art installations called Washed Up by Mexican-born artist Alejandro Durán.

Fantastic reminders of why we should stop drinking our water from plastic bottles.

June 1, 2011

Kale-potatoes-tomatoes soup

I know it’s Summer time, but it has been kind of rainy here and I can never resist a good soup recipe, no matter what time of the year it is. This one exceeded my expectations. It’s super easy to make and so delicious. I didn’t have celery, so I just used carrots instead and I doubled the amount of garlic to ward off vampires.

Next time I make this soup, I want to try adding large white beans to it for even heartier dinner.

INGREDIENTS

4 yukon gold potatoes
1 bunch of kale – cut into 2″ pieces
5 cups (1 container) of vegetable or chicken stock
1 cup of wine
4 stalks of celery
3 cloves of finely chopped garlic
1 yellow onion
1 large can of fire roasted tomatoes
4 sprigs of rosemary
3 sprigs of fresh thyme
bread for croutons
olive oil
salt & fresh ground pepper

 

 

PREPARATION

Peel and dice all your vegetables. In a large stock pot heat up 3tbs of olive oil on medium heat. Stir in garlic, onions and celery, rosemary and thyme (leaving them on the stem, you will remove them later). Pour in a cup of white wine. Cook till tender and add your potatoes. Season with fresh ground pepper and salt. Add your can of fire roasted chopped tomatoes, broth of your choice (about 5 cups) and an additional cup of water. Simmer on medium-low heat until your potatoes are almost done, stirring occasionally and adding extra seasoning or water if necessary.

Remove the sprigs of herbs and add in your kale. I like it better when the kale is vibrant and still partially firm. If you put in the kale early in the cooking process it turns to mush and looses flavor. Cook until kale is to your liking of softness.

I made my own croutons by cutting up some sourdough bread into quite large cubes, mixing them with some olive oil, salt and pepper and putting them in the oven on around 320° until golden brown.

Pour into bowls, drizzle with some olive oil and top with croutons. Enjoy the goodness!

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