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Vegan Coffee Cake + Routines… are meant to be broken!

Hi Friends! I HAVE A CAKE FOR YOU and a very special announcement to make!! Stay tuned until the end of the post! It’s so good to be back! I’ve been away to traveling to Europe with my friends and then my mom for the past few weeks that it’s… so so so good to be back on land, in my kitchen, on my couch writing my heart out. 🙂 Traveling has its benefits, it can teach you a lot of things.  But from spending high up on the hills of Cinque Terre overlooking the vast blue ocean to climbing a hill to catch Florence at sunset the next day, got me exhausted and craving my bed. There was also a part of me that was craving routine. When traveling, you lose yourself in the constant change of moments, of places, food, time, people, language. As exciting it was, I couldn’t wait to be back at home, to be able to predict what goes on in my day, to know what I was going to …

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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It’s not a career, money that you really want; but meaning.

At times, we have a preconceived idea of what our life is supposed to be like. We plan out our days. Our weeks. Our months. Our years… We visualise what our ideal life would be like. We have an agenda. We have a plan. We set goals. Sometimes we even get caught up in the details of what our schedule should look like. But sometimes, we don’t stop and reflect where do the ideas of what we think our life should be come from. When we say, we want to have such and such a career, make this much money, live in this place, where do these aspirations come from? Do we want such things because we think that having these things will make us happy? (what is happiness?) Or maybe these preconceived ideas have been fed into our minds by someone else (our parents? culture? society?) and that we’ve believed them for so long, that we don’t know who we are or what our life means is outside of these preconceived ideas. Yes. meaning. …