I still have some copies of my cookbooks available for sale at $30.00 each, plus shipping and handling. If you are interested in a copy, please send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. There aren’t too many left at this point, so if you did want one, don’t hesitate.
There is also now the option of purchasing an ebook version of my cookbook for $13.00. Again, you can email me at email@example.com to request an electronic version be emailed to your address.
I will send you an invoice through PayPal and you can choose to pay using your PayPal account, Visa, Mastercard, American Express or Discover. I also take money orders, if you wish to send a money order in the mail.
I hope that you are all enjoying your last bit of summer! Here it has been very rainy off and on. Craig has been on holidays this week and will be again next week and we had planned to go camping, but the weather has not been so good, so we are just staying around home and enjoying family time.
Things are still up in the air with me here about keeping this blog. I have actually run out of space right now to keep it going and uploading any pictures or videos, so I am seeing if I should keep it up, take a break or just start somewhere new. I think the fact that it is about to expire and has run out of space has forced me to a point of having to make a decision. I do still think it may be a good resource for families, but I also am quite ready to move on from recipes and focus more on the spiritual aspect of myself and my life and perhaps share insights into that, a new me and a new chapter of my life and the life of our family. More on spirituality, Waldorf homeschooling, love, gratitude and family life.
Missing all of my readers and friends these days and wanted to drop a note to say you are thought of and appreciated in my life! :)
I am in the midst of beginning a new homeschooling year. Autumn is blossoming into such a fine young lady and will be 10 in October. Right now she is going through the 9-10 year change and so life has been difficult for her as she is maturing from a child to a tween. Kesa is still her sweet little innocent and wise beyond her years self and both girls are really into Rainbow Loom bracelets these days.
Serafina’s official “autism” diagnosis is on September 2nd. She is into everything and is very curious about the world. She loves nature and is our very special child. I have been reading a lot of Doreen Virtue and other spiritual things these days and have learned so much about the spiritual side of what autism really is. Reading about Crystal children has really opened my eyes! This has helped me a lot in letting go of my fears of the autism label and the fearful manifestations of what the future will be like. I have always believed that our minds and thoughts are very powerful and that manifestation is real and I have been seeing more and more in life how my thoughts about things really do create my reality. When we hold thoughts of love and positivity, we create a loving and positive future. When we hold thoughts of fear, negativity, anxiety, worry and doubt, we create a negative, fearful future life for ourselves. We manifest what we think and believe, this includes the thoughts we hold about other people as well. This whole gift of having a child diagnosed as autistic has significantly deepened my faith in the reality of spirituality and the energy that we project with our thoughts and the energy that exists all around us, inside us and in our world. She is continually helping me to awaken.
I am still hard at work on my spiritual studies and have maintained my yoga practice consistently for almost one year now. It will be one year of consistent daily (one hour) yoga for me on September 9th, with the exception of a few days! I feel very healthy and fit physically and spiritually. I have got myself back on track with my vegan and organic diet and lifestyle. We had had a little stumble in this for a while as I felt in a slump and had been buying foods and things that I didn’t really want to. You know, sometimes you wonder if you are really making a difference or if it really matters when it seems like you are the only one who cares (blah, blah, blah, ego talk). I have come to the point where I accept that I am a sensitive light worker and am here to be healthy and happy so that I can spread love and light to others, especially in my family, being the best mother and wife that I can be and modelling a good example for my children, teaching them to not be afraid to just be healthy and happy and an individual. I personally cannot tolerate foods that contain low vibrations or household cleaners and scents that contain chemicals (make-up) and have always felt this way since I was a child. It just doesn’t feel right for me. I also have always loved nature and being outside, especially being in and near the water. I am a pretty natural girl. That is just who I am.
I think I have come to the point where I have finally decided that even though to others I may seem abnormal, weird or too sensitive, I need to just be me and do what feels right for my body, soul and spirit. Of course, it is always difficult to be judged and I know that fear is a mass epidemic among us all. We all struggle with losing ourselves continually to find ourselves again and rise above even higher on our journey through life. I have really matured to the point where I am ready to no longer let that fear control my life and keep me from being myself and being happy and free. It just isn’t worth it to suppress yourself to make others happy or try to “fit in” or just keep your ego identification alive. My hope and prayer for all people is that they can come to that place of self-acceptance and self-love and no longer fear being who they are and sharing their love and light and talents and abilities with the world. To find out what makes them happy and no longer feel the fear of being different or judged by others, and to just be happy and free. I know how hard it is to be judged and that it is especially hard when it is your family or close relations who view you through those judgemental eyes, when you take on a path of spiritual growth and transformation and are seen as changed, weird or different, but we all need to shine our own unique light in the darkness and overcome our fears, so that is my hope for us all on this planet. Love, light and above all, acceptance of one another and a realization that we really all do need each other and that we need each other to be our unique and individual selves. This is the only way that we will truly learn the meaning of love, which is what I believe we are here for.
What have you been up to? I would love to hear from you!