centering.

We went to the mountains recently and had a wonderfully peaceful weekend–hiking, reading, yoga by the river, used bookstores, Indian food…it was a great success!  I came across a used book that caught my eye, The Wisdom of Healing by David Simon, M.D.  I’m just getting started in it, but I wanted to share this bit of wisdom:

“People can naturally maintain physical well being by living in a way that fosters good health. Nature provides certain internal signals, and when we heed them we are much more likely to have our desires fulfilled. This does not mean that we never experience anger or destructive thoughts and feelings. But if we look deeply and honestly inside ourselves, there’s usually a quiet voice directing us that allows us to structure the sequential steps to get our desires met. If we’re also getting toxic external messages that distract us from our inner wisdom, genuine satisfaction will always remain elusive. We’ll always be looking outside ourselves for the solutions to what are essentially internal needs.”

That thought, coupled with this post from Andrea Beaman about detoxifying our bodies for winter, have me thinking about ways to clear away the clutter and center myself in a new season. Andrea lists many good ideas–with that in mind, here are a few recipes I’m eyeing this week:

Miso-Curry Squash + Kale–a tried-and-true favorite!

Thai-Style Brussels Sprouts

Indian-spiced Lentil soup
I would also highly recommend this Clay Mask. What’s better to add to a cleansing season than clay–the oldest healing material on earth?

Be well!

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