Posted in About Me, Reflections

Eat, Pray, Love

People think a soul mate is your perfect fit, and that’s what everyone wants. But a true soul mate is a mirror, the person who shows you everything that is holding you back, the person who brings you to your own attention so you can change your life.

A true soul mate is probably the most important person you’ll ever meet, because they tear down your walls and smack you awake. But to live with a soul mate forever? Nah. Too painful. Soul mates, they come into your life just to reveal another layer of yourself to you, and then leave.

A soul mates purpose is to shake you up, tear apart your ego a little bit, show you your obstacles and addictions, break your heart open so new light can get in, make you so desperate and out of control that you have to transform your life, then introduce you to your spiritual master…

― Elizabeth GilbertEat, Pray, Love

I love this quote, although I am not sure everyone cannot live with their soul mate. I am convinced this is the true meaning of soul mate!

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Posted in About Me, Exercise, Health, Reading, Tea, Vegetarian Food

May 7, 2011

On Thursday, I played soccer for the first time in 12 years.  It was a blast!  I had a ton of fun even if we did lose 5-4.  I went all out and knew at the game I had done some damage to my muscles but didn’t care because of all the fun!!  I even went and worked out late Friday night, thinking I should let this slow me down.  Fast forward to Saturday, wake up in the morning with limited mobility in my legs.  Fast Forward to completing 17kms of a highway clean-up and my legs no longer know what mobility is.

My daughter who recently joined TREX an extra ops group with Girl Guides, had a highway clean up project this weekend.  We cleaned and cleaned and cleaned, all 17kms, with approx. 16 ppl.  The girls had alot of fun but were very tired by the end of it.

So as a treat after all our hard work, we went out for dinner with the family as we were all to beat to even think about cooking dinner.  We went to a new restaurant that we had never been to before called Mini Mango.  The food was to die for and they had hands down the best spring rolls I have ever had in my entire life and I have had ALOT of spring rolls.  I had the Pho Chay (Vietnamese vegetarian noodle soup), J had Tom Kha See Fuut (Thai coconut seafood soup) and K had the 5 meat (chicken, beef, pork, shrimp and spring rolls) combo bowl w/ coconut rice.  Then we all shared that most heavenly dessert – deep fried banana spring rolls in coconut sauce.

All in all it was a wonderful day and tonight we will all get some greatly deserved rest.  My rest will consist of a cup of tea and the continued reading of Nomad by Ayaan Hirsi Ali.

Posted in Hair Care, Holidays, Winter Solstice

Winter Solstice… Among other things

This years winter solstice also included a solar eclipse!!!!  We drove out to watch the eclipse from a field.  It was beautiful!  It was a great way to celebrate winter solstice this year! {Picture Below}

I have now been using Curls for a month and I am still loving it.  I did go out and purchase more products from this line.  I now am using.

  1. Pure Curls Organic Clarifying Shampoo
  2. Curlicious Curls Cleansing Cream
  3. Coconut Sublime Organic Conditioner
  4. Quenched Curls Organic Moisturizer/ 2nd Day Curl Refresh
  5. Curl Gel’ les’c

I may still try the Curls Milkshake or Souffle.  I like the way CURLS smells except for step 3 the Quenched Curls Organic Moisturizer/ 2nd Day Curl Refresh, I also do not like the way this product spray’s out of the bottle.  It is too thick to mist my hair.  I am planning to add water to see if this helps with the application process as I found this helped with the Blended Beauty’s Kick for Curls.  I am also going to try Blended Beauty’s cleansing conditioner again as I am leaning towards the fact that I like this cleansing conditioner more than the CURLS cleansing cream.  I enjoyed Blended Beauty because it made my hair silky soft, which is something I am not experiencing with CURLS.

I still plan to try out a new products.  I would like to try the following lines.  Throw me a comment if you have any advice on the products I plan to use in the future.  Here’s a short list of products to come.

  • Aveda – Be Curly
  • Macadamia Natural Oil
  • Live Clean – Purple Jewel Wave Enhance

Also just so everyone is aware I always contact the companies before I use their products to confirm that their line does not contain any of the ingredients that I am avoiding and that they do not test on animals.  {Also read the label’s 😉 } So….. something may make my list but I may not end up testing it if it does not meet my criteria.  I will let you know if this happens.

I haven’t been blogging regularly but plan to step it up now that the holidays are over!  I also plan to track my weight loss journey as well as post the books I read and love.  And as always small bits and pieces of the things that are important to me or affecting my life!

Below is a picture of the Lunar Eclipse taken by my friend Leo Balanean!

Isn’t it magnificent!