Awesome Ending Fridays

Here we go again… 1.  Behind the Museum Café – an awesome treasure… This is a unique cafe that specializes in Japanese tea and foods, Japanese antiques and arts and crafts. The café serves robust EXTRACTO coffee roasted right here in Portland, Oregon. We offer our own homemade sweets, sandwiches, and assorted Japanese-style appetizers with seasonal…

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Participation

We’ve gotten into the terrible habit of watching movies each night after dinner.  Yes, I LOVE movies and feel like an escape into the entertainment world after a long day is a perfectly fantastic idea.  However, it presents several problems for me in my life.  First of all, I desperately long to read more.  The…

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Random and Ridiculous

My writing these ridiculous little nuances about myself was most directly inspired by my friend Alisa of Paleo in PDX.  Her Funny Confessions post last week made me giggle.  Reading about her reminded me of how fabulous vulnerability can be in life.  It’s not until we allow ourselves to be vulnerable that true growth and…

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Full Moon. Full Heart. Oh, and Fresh Figs

Thanks, Dad.  This is beautiful. [vimeo http://www.vimeo.com/58385453 w=400&h=300] Full Moon Silhouettes is a real time video of the moon rising over the Mount Victoria Lookout in Wellington, New Zealand. People had gathered up there this night to get the best view possible of the moon rising. I captured the video from 2.1km away on the…

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Today’s Post – Try Again!

Well, I’m bummed that some error occurred this morning and the incredibly inspirational video did not reach you via email. I’ve edited the site, but now I’ll try sending you the video again. It truly is worth the watch. [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=siu6JYqOZ0g?feature=player_detailpage&w=640&h=360]

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Do What You Love – Love What You Do

If only we all pursued what we were meant to do in life… What would you like to do if money was no object? How would you really like to spend your life? What do I desire? I’ve asked myself this question a multitude of times in my life, and much more frequently lately.  What…

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Awesome Ending Fridays

Here’s to an AWESOME weekend!  It’s my first Saturday off from work since August!!! 1.  Invitations to dance 2.  Kabocha squash – I had the LAST one I had stored away in the pantry.  I can’t wait until next fall. 3.  New brands of kale chips – they are everywhere and I love trying them…

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GUILTY!

No, not me.  However, it is very possible that some of us carry a guilty face similar to Denver the dog’s. [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RXBOsUx43MU?feature=player_detailpage&w=640&h=360] This really made me laugh.  It made me think of my dog – who is no longer with us.  Toby had a guilty face, for sure.  Kids have guilty faces too.  We…

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Self Love

Can you imagine what life would be like if we loved ourselves as much as we love food? If we looked forward to the pleasure of our own company as much as we look forward to dinner or treats? Loving oneself is asnatural as feeding oneself. In fact, if we truly loved food, on a…

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The Terrible Tragedy of the Healthy Eater

This really makes me smile.  I think we all live this pretty much every day!  “Damned if we do, damned if we don’t.” Enjoy. The Terrible Tragedy of the Healthy Eater I know you. We have a lot in common. You have been doing some reading and now you are pretty sure everything in the…

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