so seemingly small,
to the whole universe
as tiny whispers
like the sounds
of butterfly wings,
and the clear voice
of the living truth.
After the holidays, when eating excesses may have happened, salad is definitely the way to bring the body back into balance. Love Salad just purrs like a kitten—it loves the body, and we love it. Packed full of vital nutrients, this hearty dish is sure to fill the tummy, and slim the waistline! Because there's no lettuce, it keeps well in the fridge. Serve with your favorite dressing.
Use the following ingredients in any amount:
Cabbage, red and green, finely shredded
Zucchini, shredded (or use a Saladacco)
Cucumber, peeled, and sliced into rounds
Carrots, super thinly sliced
Beets, finely shredded
Sunflower seeds, soaked 2 hours
A Little Story: Loving Ourselves
A wise teacher once said to me, give to yourself the love you give to others. His words spoke to me in a way that made me wish to master this art.
It's so easy to love others, and often times not so easy to love myself. My faults glare up within and I know, only too well, what those shortcomings may be.
Yet love is the shining light, the ultimate healer, which bathes us in the most beautiful balm; it's the secret ingredient that enters into every aspect of our life. Whether it's through the food we prepare, taking the dog for a walk, or in the simple acts of cleaning the house or washing the dishes, it matters not—love is.
Love moves from the inside out, and is given freely—it's a circular practice that ever widens. All begins right here, right now, one breath at a time, one heartbeat at a time—love is always in this present moment, just waiting for our acceptance and embrace.