News flash: You shouldn’t have to settle for a life you never wanted in the first place.
This is your life. Your journey. Your chance to shine.
But only YOU can give yourself permission to pursue your deepest desires. And only YOU get to decide how you want to feel . . . every day for the rest of your life physically, emotionally, and spiritually.
The problem? Sometimes it’s not that simple: to address a health or life issue; to see your own potential; to figure out what you want; to see the road ahead with your own eyes, and actually get there.
Which is why you need a guide. A visionary. Someone with just the right amount of intuition and insight to see what’s possible for your life, and help you make that a reality.
Together, we’ll strip back the layers of “shoulds” that have been keeping you from who you are and who you’re meant to be. And as you reconnect with your soul’s truest essence, you’ll find the strength and the courage to walk taller, play bigger, and embrace your purpose on the planet wholeheartedly.
Someone just like me.
Also known as “The Soul Coach”, with a background in higher education, I have spent over a decade helping college students transition successfully into college academically and socially. This led me to feel that we all deserve to live a Purpose-FULL and healthy life, and it begins wherever we are. I trained as a Certified Integrative Health Coach before realizing that how we fuel our bodies is JUST as important as how we fuel our spirits. I began to see how busy people were coming to me to have more time, find happiness, lose weight, reduce their stress, find a new job, and eat better, and they were looking for the quick fix. I realized that doesn’t exist. To look and feel a certain way, we have to begin to re-sync, and that means going inside first…asking yourself some key Soul Sync Wellness Core questions (Get the guide here).
Now I’m passionate about helping you to reimagine a future FREE from others’ expectations. A future in which you love your body — and your body loves you back.
A future where guilt is a distant memory and shame is a thing of the past.
A future in which you’re not afraid to leap and you’re equipped to handle anything . . . A future physically, emotionally and spiritually strong…
A future giving yourself permission to feel lighter, brighter, happier, and healthier… A future which is already here and already now.
Because in case you hadn’t noticed, your wings are ready.
And it’s time for you to soar.
Let me show you how to fly.
Tagged as: holistic nutrition, licensed desire map facilitator, millenials, mindset
No sooner than the cooler weather had me pulling out my light sweaters, we experienced a resurgence of summer wither in our part of the world. I won’t be fooled, though, summer will be ending soon, for me marked by all the back to school sales.
We did enjoy a wonderful summer day this weekend though, celebrating a family member’s birthday who turned 4. I am so blessed to have married into a family of great cooks who share a passion for food. Nephew Lord C, did not disappoint in providing an amazing, yet light feast. One day I hope to convince him to co-author a cookbook on Italian cuisine. He could pass as relative of the red haired Mario Batali and is so incredibly talented and passionate about food.
Dueling with Lord C.
As you may know, Tea Tuesday is a weekly tradition I started, celebrating the era of “Downton Abbey”, the popular TV show, featuring a new “Downton” era recipe. Refer to my Online Guide to Afternoon Tea, helpful in understanding the traditions and dishes served at tea.
You can’t beat pie made with fresh berries. While Lady Mary might turn her nose up at it, there would be many takers downstairs in the servant’s hall. Today we make serviceberry pie. You may know serviceberries as Saskatoons as they are called in Canada.
Season 4 Poster just released.
Downton launches Season 4 next month in the UK, but not until January (see the countdown clock above) in the US and Canada. In the meantime, here are some distractions to keep your Downton cravings at bay. If you haven’t seen all seasons (1-3) beware of spoilers below.
Abbey Cooks Entertain: Garden Party Season ending soon
With 220 traditional English recipes with a modern twist, this is a great book to prepare dishes for many options for celebrating the arrival of the new prince in the last few weeks of garden party season.
This 432 page e-book is available for quick download by following the link at the right. Book sales help offset my costs in food, equipment and time to keep bringing you new dishes each week. You can only get a signed copy here on my site. If you don’t have an eReader I would suggest the PDF version which allows you to print recipes as you go, if you wish.
The Humble Serviceberry
Serviceberries are a member of the Amelanchier family and are found across North America, but also in Europe and Asia.The can be found in the wild, but often are planted as ornamentals for their masses of showy, white flowers in early spring and colorful fall foliage, but more importantly for foodies like me for their edible fruit. Also known as Juneberry, saskatoon, sarvis or sarvistree, shadblow, shadbush, and mountain blueberry. The blueberry-like fruit may be eaten fresh, baked in pies or other desserts, canned, or made into wine, jams, or preserves.
When I was visiting my family out west last month, my Dad announced that the berries were ready for picking at a local farm. My parents have been cultivating a crop for a few years, but alas the birds get to most of the berries first. My dad and I set out to Berg’s Berries to take in some of the harvest. You pay by the bucket load and since they don’t weigh you on the way out, my Dad thinks it is a pretty good bargain. So off we went for some Daddy-Daughter bonding to pick and eat berries together on a quiet weekend morning. We didn’t have time to make jam, but I made some pies for us to enjoy now, and froze the rest for my parents to enjoy later.
Serviceberry pies with our family cattle brand used as a design.
My father and I have a tradition of visiting Ester Berg of Berg’s Berries in Southern Alberta to get our fill of berries as the birds tend to get most of the ones on our family estate. Since my pie pastry recipe yields 5 pie crusts, I have both enough berries and pastry dough to try out a few recipes.
The challenge with serviceberries that while they look like blueberries, they have a much thicker skin. The trick is to cook the berries and provide a thickening agent so the pie holds together.
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- In a medium saucepan, simmer berries, water and lemon juice, covered for 3-4 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in sugar, 2 tbsp. of tapioca and butter. Cool.
- Make your pie crust. My recipe makes 5 crusts but you can refrigerate or freeze leftovers. http://ow.ly/MjuC30du4Yh
- Line your pie plate with the bottom crust.
- Roll dough to create the bottom crust. Sprinkle 1 tbsp. of tapioca on the bottom of the crust and then pour in the filling,
- Add the filling. Brush water along the edge of pie to help the top seal, and add the top crust. If you like a sugary crust, brush with milk and then lightly sugar.
- Bake for 15 minutes at 450F and then reduce heat to 350F and bake for an additional 30 - 40 minutes.