Healthy Strawberry Apple Pie

Pie Crust: 6 tbs butter, cut into small pieces 1 1/2 cups of flour (I like to use half white, half whole wheat) about 4 Tbs. cold water Crumble: 1/3 cup whole wheat flour ½ cup walnuts 1/4 cup or a handful of oats 1 tbsp maple syrup or brown sugar 1 tbsp coconut oil 1 tbsp butter a splash of vanilla If this turns out to be too little you can add ingredients accordingly Filling: 3 medium apples (i like to buy the mixed apple bags from the farmers market) 1 lb of strawberries (or about a pound) 1 tsp cinnamon 1/2 tsp ginger powder splash of lemon juice optional: 1 tsp brown sugar Instructions: To make the crust begin by cutting the butter into small pieces then add to the flour. Slowly mix in

Changing The Soil Of The Mind

Last week I spoke about the relationship between mind and the disease of anorexia as a mental misperception of reality. I described the practice of yoga as a sahavasa guna - qualities that one develops through good companionship - or as a tool to acquire good companionship in the form of good thoughts. This week I am going to focus on three of the five Klesha’s or five types of thoughts. Vritti sarutyam itaratra At other times the Self appears to assume the forms of the mental modifications. Vrittatah pancatayyah kilista aklistah There are five kinds of mental modifications, which are either painful or painless. Avidya, asmita, raga, dvesa, abhynivesah klesha These five mental modifications

Healthy Trees

"There is an old story of a farmer who was proud of the fruits produced in his orchards. There was one diseased tree that never produced anything of value but merely took up space in the orchard. He tried everything, but couldn't get rid of that tree. He tried cutting it down, but it would grow again from a shoot. He tried poisoning it, but it never quite died. Then one day, following someone's advice, he planted many healthy trees around it. They were vigorous and healthy trees that suited the environment well. Soon it was difficult to see where that diseased tree was amongst them. Gradually those beneficial healthy trees took over the entire space and when the farmer looked for his old ad

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