Beauty in the Ordinary

This is not about being brilliant, or extraordinary, it's not about wanting to be famous, or making headlines, or trying to impress...this about sharing a 'gift' each day with the world...to lift the spirit of people when they read this blog, to show them the beauty in the ordinary.
"And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don't believe in magic will never find it." Raold Dahl

Tuesday, May 4, 2010




V. I'm here J.
I've just been taking my sweet time over the past few weeks. Since the end of February my life has been a whirlwind of moving, settling in, and a new job. So this week I said to myself it's all about me, rejuvenating, restoring myself into all of the above in the best possible health. Getting back in touch with everything that is important to me...practicing what I so often preach to others. Meditation, yoga, eating healthy, exercise...slow and steady.
We are in the season of the Spring and it has been so windy here on the island reminding me that this is not only Spring but it is according to the Chinese the Season of Wood and 'evil' wind.
As I look around my garden I see the expansiveness of Wood in everything that is an explosive energy of young yang. But just like the young it can be reckless, impulsive and impatient.
So my words right now are slow and steady as they take me on my journey into my new life.
Summer days are not far away and we all long to feel the sun on our bodies, but right now our bodies need nourishing not starving to wear those summer clothes.
Food is fuel for the body...it is what is converted into our blood...our life force.
J. and I will guide us all through this season with the best possible advice we can offer for all of us to be in the best possible health and fitness.
I love sweets and puddings and anything with the word 'chips' in it, but I have made a pledge to my body to limit the above and replace it with fresh, pure, simple food...for this is what will be running through my veins, the stream of life that will dance with joy in my heart.
As the wind is still blowing outside on my stove will be a pot of my favourite soup for this time of year.
Bok Choy, snow peas, a little organic chicken and rice noodles...simmering in a light organic chicken broth. It's simple, pure, satisfying and nourishing...enjoy!





2 comments:

  1. Victoria -

    Which island? Vancouver? If so, you are truly close by! When the house is completed (and furnished!) I am going to push for the two of you to come here for a visit.

    Your soup sounds elegantly simple. Bok Choy is my favorite veg - got a raw bok choy salad last night at the Co-op. Bok Choy, shredded cabbage & red pepper mainly, with a slightly sweet dressing (their labels don't tell the story like Whole Foods' do!). At one point I thought it was a bit too sweet, then the next bite had a slightly salty nut in it. Perfect balance.

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  2. Thanks Lily...yes its Vancouver Island...and yes we are close...the three of us for a visit..I'm so excited already!

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