Browsing Tag

tradition

Food + Recipes

Almond Honey Cake w. Cinnamon Apples

September 5, 2013
cake-sized

Rosh Hashanah celebrates the Jewish New Year not just in terms of the Hebrew calendar, but in how we think and act. It’s a time to reflect upon our shortcomings over the past year, seek forgiveness from those we have wronged and start fresh with a clean slate. We are reminded not to repeat the same mistakes in the coming year and are given a beautiful opportunity to improve ourselves and in turn, the world. Eating symbolic foods such as…

Continue Reading

Motherhood

Your Own Song

July 19, 2012
African Tribal Mother and Child

A woman in my local Holistic Mom’s Network chapter shared a beautiful story about how a certain African tribe comes together and uses song to remind us of who we really are. Touching my heart with inspiring words of wisdom, I share this story with you. There is a tribe in Africa where the birth date of a child is not counted on the day of his birth or when he was conceived, but on the day he was a…

Continue Reading

Lifestyle

The Family Dinner

March 10, 2012

There is great meaning in the simple daily ritual of gathering together for an evening meal. The days are sometimes hectic, so we make a point to slow down and enjoy one another in the evening. We have come to know a rhythm of preparing the meal, setting the table, reflecting upon our blessings, connecting, eating and cleaning up together. Almost every Sunday we walk to the local farmer’s market and gather fresh seasonal and organic fruits, vegetables and herbs that will…

Continue Reading