What’s the Story I’m Telling? (Welcome to the holidays!)

Welcome to the Yoga Church Sunday Sermons. December 2nd, 2018 I've experienced a heavy dose of personal transformation in my life (maybe that's why I ended up teaching transformation for a living?) And it turns out (why am I surprised?) that this practice of writing sermons for you every week has its own transforming power. Remember the Thanksgiving Sermon a couple weeks ago? The one about gratitude as a quality of being? Well in that sermon I said I didn't like holidays. But I'm not sure that's true... Because this past week I've been plotting out an entire month ... (Continue Reading)

Gratitude is a Quality of Being | Thanksgiving (2018)

Welcome to the Yoga Church Sunday Sermons. November 18, 2018 - Happy Thanksgiving! Several years ago my sis and I created an entirely vegan Thanksgiving menu! If you're interested, you can check it out here. I especially recommend our Dad's cranberry pudding (a traditional British style pudding (pictured on the red plate). It's amazing... What are your plans for the holiday? Jeremy and I are planning a relaxed day with my folks (instead of the traditional fare we're having a pasta bar!). (And pie, of course.) ;-) As you're preparing to cook or feast or travel or work or rest, ... (Continue Reading)

By |2019-10-08T15:22:56-07:00November 18th, 2018|Books, Cooking, Creativity, Holidays, Recipes, Relationships, Yoga, Yoga Church Sunday Sermons|7 Comments

Reflections for the Autumn Equinox (2015)

The autumn season is officially upon us. Time to start wearing scarves and drinking more hot tea. The equinox is the time when the sun crosses the plane of the earth's equator (referred to as the celestial equator), making night and day approximately equal in length all over the planet. Today we will have the same amount of light and dark. From this day of balance, we will begin to slowly move toward more darkness than light. I always enjoy the changing of the seasons. The change provides us with a moment to pause and reflect every few months. Please enjoy ... (Continue Reading)

Vegan Thanksgiving Menu (2013)

My sister and I both spend a lot of time reading cookbooks, thinking and talking about recipes and, of course, cooking. We love to make and eat good food and we both love to feed people! I have been working on creating a classic Vegan Thanksgiving menu for a few years now, but this year I asked my sister to help me perfect it. We've been working hard to adapt, create, test and write these recipes. This picture is from September, when we did our huge test of the recipes. Here's the menu: White Bean Pot Pies Green Bean Casserole ... (Continue Reading)

By |2019-10-08T15:07:21-07:00November 12th, 2013|Cooking, Holidays, Recipes, Relationships|9 Comments

Recipe: A New Year Salad

This time of year it seems we're all ready for some cleansing food. This is a recipe I made up based on what I had on hand a couple months ago. It turned out really good and I've made it several times since. We all know that raw veggies are nutritional powerhouses, but I love cooked veggies. So for this recipe, I roast the broccoli tops and I grate the broccoli stems. I also do half and half with the carrots. I add marinated and roasted tofu (the best way to cook tofu ever...thank you Bryant Terry) and this turns ... (Continue Reading)

By |2017-08-31T17:01:28-07:00December 30th, 2012|Cooking, Recipes|6 Comments