So when I don’t have time to make the Life Changing Loaf of Bread, or I am in a “porridgey state of mind”, I make this concoction and fill my mason jars or empty honey jars, so it’s ready when I need a quick, high protein, delicious snack/meal-on-the-run. I think it’s just as good cold or room temperature. I throw in all of the ingredients for the bread and then some. You don’t have to have all of the exact ingredients, I do it with whatever good stuff I have in my pantry or fridge. I start with a pot of boiling water, throw in some rolled oats, then add raisins and dried coconut, almonds, walnuts, chia seeds, sunflower seeds, flax seeds, cinnamon, vanilla, quinoa, psyllium husk flakes, lite coconut milk, almond milk, maple syrup, sea salt… I’m obsessed with this stuff, and if you feel the same, just remember to proceed with the same caution I advised about the LCLOB aka “Nature’s Broom.”
Everyone’s favorite bread is back…click here for the recipe from the lovely Sarah at #mynewroots, I like to call this bread “nature’s broom” just something to consider when you feel like consuming the whole loaf in one sitting thinking “goodness never tasted so good.” Easy does it, it is the gift that keeps on giving. I have also taken to making one sweeter loaf along with the original more savory version by adding shredded coconut, raisins, or dried cherries, and a tad more maple syrup, Just play around with it til it tastes juuust right. I always toast it first, then either top it with coconut spread in lieu of butter, or i like to mash a nice ripe avocado on top, a squeeze of lemon juice, sprinkle sea salt and cayenne or red pepper flakes for an amazing breakfast or snack. If you like jam on your morning toast, go for it, or just the coconut spread and a drizzle of raw honey.
Nicole Daedone likens OM to any other kind of meditation. The practice encourages partners to attune and focus on sensation. While climax may be part of the orgasmic experience, it isn’t the goal. OM is about women receiving the full depth of feminine orgasm - with its ebbs and waves of the experience. It’s aim is to fill her deeply. The results are long-lasting, and the satiation of the experience transfers over into the way a woman lives her life, with that same sense of fullness and satisfaction with herself.
Nicole Daedone has appeared on Nightline, and her work can be found in the New York Times and the San Francisco Chronicle, among other publications.
click here for this easy recipe. you’ll be able to use this crazy delicious nut milk instead of cow’s milk (we are the only species that drinks another animal’s milk, eww) in your oatmeal, granola, smoothies, and it’s too die for. fully worth the effort.
Who’s always with you, never leaves your side, is inextricably linked to you wherever you go, however you feel, like it or not? Your body. It is your faithful dog, waiting on your every move and whim to do your bidding. So why is it so many of us have such a fraught/abusive relationship with this devoted and obedient spacesuit? Lately I’ve been experiencing quite a bit of pain in my severely compromised neck and back and I become irate with it, as if it has betrayed me, or is holding me back from having fun. Or I look in the mirror and am aghast at the bits and pieces that are looking older and losing the taughtness of youth. My body is doing the best it can to serve me, has kept me alive and well for many many years now, and has been especially patient with my outrageous demands. So what can I do to show my gratitude instead of acting like an entitled child who can’t accept limits? Well, for starters I could be compassionate towards her and appreciate being carried this far. She has given me my beloved child, and has won the DWTS mirrorball for me, she happily climbs up the pole at my behest, and provides me with enough endorphins to beat any high made by a pharmacist. Since having my child, I often think “Would I treat my daughter the way I treat myself? Would I criticize her body parts, mercilessly holding them up to some impossible standard?” Never. So why not model for her a little self acceptance and be kind to myself, and my body. One of the reasons I am so crazy about my S Factor class is that there are no mirrors, it is dimly lit and I give my body permission to play and move however she needs to without expectations or judgement. There is just music, and a bunch of women I don’t know outside of class but who’s feminine energy comes in every shape size and are all equally divine, scantily clad crawling on the floor, sliding up and down poles, and for those two hours I am amazed at the abundance of joy my body/soul can produce, and my neck has forgotten that it hurts.
Before I did Dancing With The Stars, I had developed a pretty intense case of stage fright that was making any kind of live performance something I actively avoided. But, as with lots of kinds of anxiety, it was gradually and insidiously making my world smaller. Even though I had always loved dancing, I hadn’t done it for 20 years, so my fear of a live show was never going to allow me to say yes to something as harrowing as DWTS. It was just not an option for me. But because I’m devoted to experiencing as much joy as I possibly can in this life, while also trying to model doing something in spite of fear for my young daughter, I really had no choice but to take some action.
The hypnotist Caroline Conger designed a recording customized for me. She also has some “off the rack” hypnosis that creates deep relaxation in the body and therefore the mind. I listen to this link, in addition to my own version, to take a nap or go to sleep. I use it when I feel anxious or overwhelmed, and it has afforded me deep and lasting results. It’s great to listen to on an airplane (download it onto your iTunes) or sometimes I even go places 20 minutes early so I can reboot midday. I just pull over in my car, lock my doors, put my seat back and chill.
You won’t be squawking like a chicken, but please for God’s sake do not listen to it while you’re driving. Hypnosis is most effective when you’re not completely unconscious, but rather when you’re in an alpha state. ”The alpha state is a light hypnotic state—relaxed, yet focused and receptive. In this state of consciousness, a person is calm, able to absorb new information and become more resourceful and open to new possibilities.” C’mon…Who doesn’t want that?