Do you imagine a cosmopolitan city when you think of Los Angeles? It’s an accurate image. However, in the heart of the City of Angels, you’ll find the extraordinary Peace Awareness Labyrinth & Gardens. The property is close in proximity to the hustle and bustle of downtown LA and Hollywood. Enter the cypress tree surrounded parking lot and your worlds away. There’s an immediate calming of the senses.
Health and happiness are on the horizon! In 2019 you can eat cookies - Miso Almond Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies - and stay healthy. The Bon Appetit magazine inspired Miso Almond Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies tames the inner Cookie Monster AND assures the adult-self you are super smart and responsible.
When you go to sushi you expect an offering of miso soup, right? Taken for granted miso was once on par with a gift of silk. Miso was a precious seasoning reserved for royals.
Two schools of thought prevail on the history of Japanese miso. One thought is that a form of miso was used to preserve food as early as the Iron Age. Another touts the idea that miso trailed in on the tails of Buddhism texts from China.
Cinderella’s Fairy Godmother knew or thing or two about finance. “The Chinese believe the pumpkin symbolizes prosperity, abundance, descendant's luck, illustrious children and enchantment,” says Feng Shui expert, Bette Steflik.
The princess-to-be’s godmother must have chosen the pumpkin coach on purpose. Bette adds, “This supreme [pumpkin] fruit draws up earth energy to manifest gold. Make magic at your front entry and see your wishes bear fruit.”
So, before you put a pumpkin in a pie, place one or two near your doormat. See what happens.
If you want tangible, tasty magic right away, make my Better than Pumpkin Pie Vegan Coffee Cake. It’s perfect for brunch and will be done almost before you can say bibbidi-bobbidi-boo!
Seth MacFarlane of Family Guy fame has elevated the FOX TV lineup to greater heights. In 2017 he launched The Orville. The TV show is an updated Star Trek with moments that tickle the funny bone. Although Seth is known for comedy, content of The Orville contains heart-stirring stories and commentary on society. (See The Orville Season 1 About a Girl and Majority Rule.)
My darling husband David Watkinson was nabbed to handle graphics for the show. Thanks to him I’ve enjoyed The Orville cast and crew parties. Each one feels like I’ve been plopped into the middle of a dream. A good one. I suspect the parties are over-the-top glamorous and exciting thanks to Seth and his dream team of assistants.
Japanese Health and Sports Day commemorates the opening of the Olympics in 1964. And celebrates the benefits of healthy living every year every 2nd Monday in October. So, today, Monday, October 8, 2018 schools, companies are setting up Sports Day events. Races and tug-o-wars are but a few of the events.