Casablanca Movie Night Paired Alongside Shrimp & Mushroom with Spinach Couscous

This month I have selected Casablanca, not only because it is one of the greatest films in history and with the Oscar’s just a month away an Academy Award winning film deserves to be featured, but also because the iconic film is a romantic melodrama that is idyllic for the month of Valentine. Casablanca is…

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New Year’s Eve & Hand Rolled Chocolate Truffles

On the last day of 2017, I may have chosen a cliché of a film to feature, but I thought it would fit the spirit regardless.  “New Year’s Eve” was a 2011 film that we can watch, and look back on that year as well.  I had not realized the exclusive ensemble cast this film…

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Nine Christmas Movies To Cuddle Up With on Winter Solstice

The cold long night on the Winter Solstice is the perfect evening to cuddle up with a few good movies.  Since this month is forever recognized by the spirit of the holidays and Christmas, nostalgic Christmas movies are ideal for late nights.  What better time to watch your favorite Christmas movies than the longest night…

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Love Actually Movie Chocolate Biscuits

“Whenever I get gloomy with the state of the world, I think about the arrivals gate at Heathrow Airport. General opinion’s starting to make out that we live in a world of hatred and greed, but I don’t see that. It seems to me that love is everywhere. Often, it’s not particularly dignified or newsworthy,…

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21-Day Meditation Experience, Making Every Moment Matter: Day 22 – The End of Suffering

One last bonus meditation to send you off to your Thanksgiving and Holiday Celebrations healing and calm.  Embrace this holiday season enlightened to enjoy each moment. “If we take eternity to mean timelessness, then eternal life belongs to those who live in the present.” – Ludwig Wittgenstein Day 22 – The End of Suffering CENTERING THOUGHT…

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21-Day Meditation Experience, Making Every Moment Matter: Day 21 – The Mystery of Time Is the Mystery of Spirit

“The butterfly counts not months but moments and has time enough.” – Rabindranath Tagore Day 21 – The Mystery of Time Is the Mystery of Spirit CENTERING THOUGHT Timelessness is my deep awareness. SANSKRIT MANTRA Shara Vana Ya (My awareness is aligned with the creative power of the universe.) Message of the Day Today’s meditation explores…

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21-Day Meditation Experience, Making Every Moment Matter: Day 20 – Embracing the Timeless

“The here and now is all we have, and if we play it right it’s all we’ll need.” – Ann Richards Day 20 – Embracing the Timeless CENTERING THOUGHT Eternity is here and now. SANSKRIT MANTRA Om Hreem (Pure transparent awareness is my essential nature.) Message of the Day To embrace our timeless nature, we don’t…

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21-Day Meditation Experience, Making Every Moment Matter: Day 19 – Time Is Created in Consciousness

“Forever is composed of nows.” – Emily Dickinson Day 19 – Time Is Created in Consciousness CENTERING THOUGHT Time is the doorway to the timeless. SANSKRIT MANTRA Sanatana Hum (My awareness is eternal.) Message of the Day In today’s meditation, we discover that time is not an objective reality, and it has no power over…

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