Month: May 2015

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How to LOVE your work without letting in RUN YOUR LIFE

I was typing away and editing the photos for the Maple Almond Butter Granola Bars on Thursday night, which was scheduled for the usual Saturday recipe post. Unfortunately the writing and editing did not last long. My clumsy self accidentally tipped the open water bottle that was next to me and the water spilled all over my keyboard. Within a fraction of a second my laptop shut down. I was mortified. I panicked and I think hyperventilated as I desperately wiped the water in between the A G H K I S P J K keyboard keys and felt tears welling up.  I tried pressing the on button again, but of course my laptop that had been faithfully with me for the past 7 or 8 years or so just died. You might think it’s funny how attached I am to my mac laptop, but it has been through A LOT with me. It was there when I made my first unpublished fantasy novel entitled Metamorphosis way back when I was in high school, it’s been there with me through all of the late nights …

On setting goals and going after them

Nature’s teachings in telling us to let go I’m going to share a little story today about something i did when I was a kid. Something you might not know about me is that during my primary years at school, I had a chance of living in California between grades 2 -4. For a part of my stay there, I had lived in this small quiet town of Temecula. When it was Spring / Summer, I used to take this path way that went through a wide landscape of greenery. In the corners of the path there would these thick bushes of dandelions bursting up from the grounds. On the days that it was windy, I used to stop and see how the wind would blow across the bush and some of the thin long leaves would detach from the dandelion and get carried, scattered by the wind. I had a thought once and asked myself, ‘Hmm, where do these dandelions seedlings go?’ On some days when I was feeling rather playful, I would crouch …

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Vegan mini Banana Bread + it’s not about self improvement

Happy Weekending Friends! I love bananas, i think sometimes I go bananas over them 😉 I don’t like the green ones though, they taste rather tart. I love super spotted bananas though. They’re sweet, delectable, and very versatile- you can freeze them to make creamy smoothies, eat them as a snack, slather some almond butter chocolate chips on them, and bake banana bread with them. After the success of my Super Energising Banana Bread, I wanted to experiment and create a vegan one. So today, I have these Vegan mini Banana Breads for you guys!   But first, I’ve also been reflecting lately. on life. and how we go about it. For much of my life I’ve let my insecurities get the better of me. Perhaps I’m not alone in this, because I think we all have our moments of self doubts. After going through my recovery from anorexia and depression, then uprooting and going behind why I’ve always felt ‘not good enough’, I’ve realised that I can get caught up in searching for continual …