MISO-CARAMELIZED PEAR PORRIDGE

I can’t think of a better way to start the day than with this pear porridge. It’s getting a little colder and that might mean getting out of bed is a little harder, but if you’re looking for some motivation to begin your day, a warm bowl of this porridge is the perfect recipe to get your day off to the best start ever.

*INGREDIENTS*

• 1 tablespoon honey
• 1 teaspoon white miso paste (or to taste)
• 1-1/2 tablespoons butter
• 2 ripe pears, halved and cored
• 1 cup rolled oats
• 2 teaspoons chia seeds
• 2 cups milk of your choice
• 1 teaspoon cinnamon
• Pinch of salt

*DIRECTIONS*

In a warm pan, combine honey, miso, and butter to make caramel. 2 Place pears in caramel and cook for 10 minutes on medium-low until pears soften. 3 Add porridge ingredients to a separate pan and simmer gently, stirring frequently, until desired consistency. 4 Serve together and garnish with yogurt, pumpkin seeds, or toppings of your choice.

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Resetting the Planet Means Resetting Our Food

By Deepak Chopra, ™ MD, FACP, Poonacha Machaiah, Rajnish Khanna, PhD

The way we eat has changed the planet. In this simple idea, which few of us consider when we go to the grocery store, lies immense hope for the future—if we pay attention. On the medical front a large number of people accept the notion, once thought of as a fringe belief, that “you are what you eat.” The decisions you make today about what you eat will have a huge impact in your future health. Food plays a decisive factor in modern lifestyle diseases like type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and all the damaging side effects related to the epidemic of obesity in this country.

The next step in our growing awareness expands on the same idea. The next bite you take adds to the health of planet Earth or pushes it a tiny step toward deterioration. Unconscious eating is bad for the environment. Conscious eating puts the planet on the road to renewal and wellness.

We can heal the environment by thinking from the ground up, quite literally. The health of soils around the world is essential to keeping the entire planet in balance. This truth has dawned with the rise of the word “microbiome,” which is gaining wide circulation. The microbiome is comprised of the genetic material of all microorganisms (bacteria, fungi and viruses) in a specific place, such as the human gut, in the soil, in water, or on the skin. Each local microbiome is intricately connected to other microbiomes, thereby linking all living organisms together.

Frozen

It seems like everyone is feeling frozen right now.  It is OK to feel frozen, this is what your therapist would say, because this is a simmering time before you start boiling or doing things.

We are going through a natural progression of things. There are new developments, the new and familiar things to do in the near future.  Keep praying, keep staying occupied and positive and we will get through this in a better shape then when we started it.

I had this thought today, I can do this better.  I can do this better.  I can learn how to do this better.  I can learn how to do this better.

Exercises

Here are a few exercises for you to download.  Keep your energy moving and feeling positive.  Do these exercises every day, a few times a today.  Be gentle and respectful to your body. These exercises are very easy to do.  They are very nurturing.  Download this pdf file and feel better.  This is a free gift from me to you.  Feel better my friends.