Good evening ladies! I hope you all had splendid, little Thanksgiving weekends stuffing your face with delicious bites, spending time with family & friends, and shopping your little hearts out. Oh, and the most important part: giving thanks. I, like many of you, sometimes to forget just how much I have to be thankful for. As humans, we tend to forget what it is that we have, instead dwelling on the negatives, the “don’ts” and the “cant’s.”
Whenever I find myself stressing (most of the time over nothing), or feeling down in the dumps, I sit back and remember all I have to be grateful for in life. From our boyfriends and spouses who love us oh so very much and friends and family who are there for us in any crisis to all our wonderful accomplishments and the food on our table, we all have many things to be thankful for every. single. day. Yes, that’s you too!
I suggest you make a list of things you are so lucky to have, so that next time you find yourself getting all Negative Nancy you have something to pick you right back up!
Today, after a long day of shopping for winter clothes, my sister and I decided to stop at Zoup Fresh Soup Company to warm up. I had only been to Zoup once before, but decided to give it another go. After all, it is officially sweater, snuggling, and soup season.
With twelve rotating soups on their menu, a variety of fresh salads, sandwiches and breads, this place was an instant hit in my books. After sampling four different soups – including Chicken Pot Pie and Collard Green Chicken & Barley – I decided to go with a classic zesty Tomato Basil paired with a Loco Burrito Salad (with Romaine, fajita chicken, salsa, mozzarella, tomatoes, guacamole, and tortilla crisps).
The waiter must have liked me for sampling all their soups, that he upgraded me from a cup to a bowl for free. What a nice surprise! The soup was perfect, with just the right amount of spice and I licked my salad bowl clean. I will definitely be back this winter to stay nice and toasty!
Hope you all had an amazing weekend. Now grab yourself a cup of soup & enjoy.
The other day, I wrote this post regarding a lesson that I learned from my yoga teacher on worrying less – something we should all strive to do. This post led to a great discussion on how all of you feel about worrying, and letting the little things go. I encourage you to leave a comment & get involved if you have not done so yet.
Anyway, since today is Quotable Sunday and all, I share with you this quote which I whole-heartedly agree with. Now whip out that chicken stock and some root vegetables, and get the ball rolling (er, the wooden spoon stirring)!
What’s your favorite worry-free remedy?
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Every day should be a celebration in my opinion.
Scratch just birthdays, anniversaries and graduations.
Celebrate the life you are living.
Celebrate the gorgeous food on your plate that fuels & energizes your soul.
Celebrate crossing the line of your first 5k, your first half marathon, or your first triathlon.
Celebrate that first magical kiss.
Celebrate finally being able to reach flying crow pose in yoga.
Celebrate the first leaves changing colors, the first snowfall, the first flower blooming, and the first beach day.
This weekend I was lucky enough to attend Institute for Integrative Nutrition’s Live Fall IINto Action Event in NYC. The event was absolutely amazing, with inspiring speakers like founder Joshua Rosenthal and mind-body expert Deepak Chopra. Throughout the weekend, we discussed everything from leadership and marketing to raw food, going vegan and the obesity epidemic in America.
One of the discussions on spirituality and faith really stood out to me, and I’d like to share one of the quotes with you that really struck a chord.
Good afternoon all. Hope you’re all staying safe from Hurricane turned Tropical Storm Irene. It’s pretty windy, rainy and eery here in Boston, but nothing too crazy just yet. Speaking of crazy, boy did I have a crazy weekend. I went down to NYC for The DMB Caravan Concert on Governors Island, which ended up getting postponed on Saturday and Sunday. Luckily, I still got to enjoy a full afternoon of live music on Friday, and the entire concert will be postponed to a later date. OAR, Citizen Cope, and Dave Matthews Band really played their hearts out, and we had the best of time.
Needless to say, leaving the city was an absolute mess. We had to reschedule our bus tickets four times, ended up getting stuck in NYC at 4:30 a.m. due to a last minute bus cancelation, and then slept outside Grand Central Station until 5:35 a.m. rolled around to train it back to CT. Twelve hours later, we were finally back to where we came from: Boston. Let’s just say, I’ve never been more relieved to be home.
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