Hello from a gloomy afternoon in the Vermont mountains.
I'm sitting here beneath my window looking out at the thick, dark woods, drinking my kale smoothie wondering whether to edit a little more or move onto the next task. The last few writing days have been tremendous, refreshing, revitalizing. I mentioned in my last video that it's been a bit of a struggle to get back into the creative writing mindset when I've been working on the final stages of a new book that will be coming out shortly. It's just such a different frame of mind to be in: editing, formatting, editing some more, figuring out all the little technical aspects that are so important to get right.
And then there's creative writing... my home. I like to live here, in my mind. This is my dwelling place. It aches when I've spent too long away from it; I'm homesick.
But now I feel that I am fully back in that sweet spot of writing and being able to balance that with everything else I need to be working on. Not always an easy task.
In other news, summer is in full swing here in the Vermont mountains and delicious fruits, berries, and veggies abound at the farmers market and the co-op. I am easing back into my 80/20 raw vegan lifestyle that I often adapt to for the warm season, and I am loving it. I deeply believe that taking care of ourselves, nourishing ourselves, taking the time to give ourselves what we need mind, body, and spirit is vitally important, not only so that we can live healthy, happy lives, but so that we can allow our own nourishment to spill over into the beautiful process of creation. We must create from a full cup. I feel immensely blessed that I am able to partake of this plant-based lifestyle, which has helped to guide me so much on my own journey.
That said, I'll share the (very) simple recipe for the delicious kale smoothie I'm drinking right now.✨🌱
1-2 cups of fresh curly kale (I like to use organic if it's available, and you can feel free to increase or decrease this amount.)
1 cup of plant milk
2 scoops of orgain protein powder
1/2 teaspoon of organic spirulina powder
Blend it up and enjoy. If it's too thick, just add a little more plant milk or water.
Eat well, live well, be well, create beautiful things! What are some nourishing ways you have been looking after yourself lately? What does your self care practice consist of? What are your thoughts on plant-based living? I would love to hear your thoughts in the comments below.✨
All the love and light!🌞