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What’s Feeding Me (10.28.12)

Maya Angelou

You know that question “What’s eating you?” I much prefer the question “What’s feeding you?”

Here are a few things that are feeding me right now…

1. Dream Dinner Party. That question, “If you could have dinner with anyone dead or alive who would you choose?” always stumps me. Then I stopped over thinking it and just thought about who would be fun and a joy to be around. I just find it totally delicious to imagine this group coming together around my table. Here’s what I’ve come up with so far:

:: Julia Child – for her majesty and because she’d cook something delicious
:: My parents and sister – because they taught me the joys of a good dinner party
:: Alanis Morrisette – for her soul and after dinner songs
:: Jimmy Fallon – for the laughs and to play board games with
:: Bill Clinton – to discuss global issues and hear that, ahem, sexy, southern drawl
:: Eckhart Tolle – because aside from being near enlightened, he’s surprisingly funny
:: Maya Angelou – for the pre-meal grace she’d lead us in
:: My nana – who is no longer with us, but would make the absolute best tamales.
:: Tina Fey – obviously.
:: Bill Cunningham – for his commentary on the night’s fashion.

2. Jane Iredale Glow Time BB Cream

My car was broken into the other week and all of my makeup was stolen. This is the replacement I selected for my foundation and I LOVE IT. It entirely mineral based, has SPF 25, and covers perfectly. I use shade five if you’re curious.

3. Sesame Oil Self-Massages

I’m a huge proponent of the healing power of self-touch. If you’ve been craving a massage, while it might not be the same as a trip to the spa, a DIY rub down feels awesome. I use organic sesame oil and do this before or after a hot shower. The only trick is to tune inward, touch everything (especially the parts you might not love fully yet), and take your time.

4. Utilitea Electric Kettle

I’ve had a bad cold twice in the last couple of months. This electric kettle saved me. Hot tea almost instantly. Adjustable temperature for different types of tea or to suit your preference. And it’s not entirely heinous to look at.

5. Lie Detector

Found this at a local flea market. My mom had it when she was growing up and I often played her game at my grandparents house when I was growing up. I love that I have my own set, makes me feel like a kid again.

6. New Projects!!! 

Oh, I’m pretty stoked to be in the grove with several new projects. One of them I’ll announce next Thursday, November 1st – no photo to give it away. If you’re on the list, you’ll get the scoop on Wednesday. Additionally I’m working hard on The 2013 Well-Fed Woman Retreatshop Tour – more details very soon! Deeply grateful for the opportunity to do such meaningful work and to do it in such a beautiful way with you.

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What’s feeding you lately? I’d love to hear.

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Comments

  1. teryll October 28, 2012

    Here are a few of the things that are feeding me lately:

    1. Soaking in the tub, candles burning and reading. – Taking the time to unwind with some bubbles is proving to be some sacred space.

    2. Playing the keys more often – instead of focusing of music I’ve been writing, I’ve really enjoyed playing other people’s songs.

    3. Baking – taking time on a Saturday or Sunday to try a new recipe, taste it and share it with others. It’s definitely therapeutic for me.

  2. Ceanne October 29, 2012

    What’s been feeding me lately is:
    - My beautiful, sweet, dog, Ruby–very cuddly and funny.
    - My salt lamp in my bedroom–I thought it would throw too much light but I find I wake up feeling more refreshed with it. Who knew??
    - Genmai Cha green tea with roasted brown rice. Green tea and rice?? Yes, it’s quite good.
    - Always having a knitting project handy for those nights when I can actually sit for a while with my feet up (puppy cuddled by my feet in my lazy girl chair). Sigh…

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