My Faith and Practice which I received the first day of my attendance at the school which changed my life forever. As a Birthright #Quaker my family did attend Meeting when I was a small child, but I was too small to remember. Frankly, my nuclear family did not instill the pillars of Quakerism in us. I sought out World religions at an early age on my own out of curiousity and thankfully The George School @georgeschool , my Quaker high school continued that education. Quakers value the lessons found in all faith and I continued to learn them during my time at a Quaker college as well. Whatever your beliefs may be, I believe there is a commonality within all of us- for some it is a spirit for some simply humanity. Whatever it is, may we be quiet and take heed of it . #IndiaDwells. PS: the red page markers come from my Nana's small bible which she got in Jerusalem 馃槆
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Celebrating what is the dwindling days of summer #CSA #FarmShare stunning #peaches and #raspberry with my morning #muesli #hea#healthy . #apples are already here and will soon be in my every morning #regime . This delicious #breakfast has kept me so satisfied and happy and helped me on my #weightlossjourney to get back to and discover how I can eat whatever I want and be #healthy and maintain my healthy weight. As soon as I am able to start doing more movement #rehab for my spine I will be so much stronger and my #core will help support me and I will be able to shed weight compressing my spine even faster. I have sort of accidentally fallen into a mostly #plantbased diet with some dairy and only occasionally will I have meat now, @ every three months or so. As a lifelong chef I'm as surprised as anyone! But I'm so happy and I feel like my lifelong struggle with weight is over. NOW.... #movement is key. Everyday for months I've been doing all I can, a jump is about to happen so keep your 馃! @stillmansfarm @stilllifefarm #MoveNourishBelieve #TheBarriersWeFace #thestruggleisreal #IndiaDwells #fightforyourlife #spoonie #SpoonieLife @bobsredmill #rawfood #oats #grains
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Because it's a rainy day. Or every day. Rub my tummmmmmyyyyy! #catsofinstagram #cats_of_instagram #CatsHeal #naps #adoptdontshop #snuggles #IndiaDwells
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#nofilter If you put healthy food in your refrigerator you will eat healthy food. This #vegetarian #vegan red #curry with #sprouted red #quinoa tastes like rich succulent decadent stew. Topped with unsweetened #coconut flakes and #peanuts if you like it's the bomb! #cauliflower was the centerpiece of this dish , my fave #cruciferous veg, I literally ate two entire heads of it last week. #coconutmilkpowder was used instead of canned milk and it was GREAT! I am super psyched to discover it, lots more uses, much less pantry space, and smaller #carbonfootprint . All veggies from my friendly #farmer @stillmansfarm @stilllifefarm support your local #farmersmarket and #EatYourGreens ! Sit down and enjoy your food, practice #mindfulness of the flavors , colors, textures. Think of where it came from and how it came to be. Becoming connected to your food is an important practice of #SelfCare and how your body processes what you eat. #NaturesFastFood #EarthCandy #IntegrativeMedicine #Intuitive #HolisticHealth #AlternativeMedicine #foodheals #foodhealthy #MoveNourishBelieve #IndiaDwells
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#nofilter The enormous amount of rain this summer has made #moss and #lichen grow all over the #trees . A #silverlining of having to go from a fifth gear person to a first gear person is that you notice things that you may have never seen before. #mindfulness #IntegrativeMedicine #HolisticHealth #SelfCare #IndiaDwells #Spoonie
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#Pain is terrible can't sit, even for two minutes. List as long as Route 66 that I'm crawling on. I can't get #frustrated about it because I'm doing everything I can all the time and that's all I can do. After my last procedure I was moving so well and my average pain was down so much, this time it put a dent in it but that's all. I have had an extraordinary amount of meetings and appointments- a lot of in and out of cars which is awful, lately. Maybe that is exacerbating something but I can't say. I tried my standing desk and the spinal pressure is too much as well . Currently half on my bed half on the floor . #Rest is not helping. Annoying. #ballandchain #SCI #neurologicaldisorder #nervepain #neuroplasticity #spoonie #SpoonieLife #ChronicPain #chronicillness #fightforyourlife #spinalcordstimulator #spinalcordresearch #TBI #PCS #neuropathy #radiculopathy #IndiaDwells
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I can't even imagine what Heaven could possibly look like for this man but may his spirit continue to rock out the cosmos 馃挜馃挄. Hugh was an epic visionary, sexual revolutionary, and hands down genius. In our buttoned up, Puritanical America opened doors into the bedroom that had been ever before shameful, and celebrated what was inside. Over the years the magazine has continued to get smarter and have even better articles. To this day, I have never stopped wishing for an opportunity to have gone to a Playboy Club, just once. Always thinking ahead...He will be laid to rest next to Marilyn Monroe. #Playboy #PlayboyClub #SexHeals #hughhefner #IndiaDwells
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#nofilter Lightly flash broiled #rootvegetables , #radishes #turnips #potatoes #carrots #kohlrabi #beets . All this dish of beauty has added that's not a root veg is #garlic and #onion - always those yummy healthy aromatics, a bit of olive oil, Italian #seasalt and cracked #blackpepper. The explosion of colors flavors and textures is marvelous! 4 colors of carrots, icicle radishes, chiraboga red and golden beets, 2 kinds of potatoes gorgeous little turnips chunks of stunning purple kohlrabi. All courtesy of my wonderful Farmers at @stillmansfarm @stilllifefarm where each week the #csa #FarmShare is a cornucopia of awesomeness. #PrepAheadEatBetter ..this is a perfect example. Cool it up and eat for days, mix some with #greens, make a mini #frittata but just keep on doing the good and #eatyourveggies ! #NaturesFastFood #EarthCandy #antioxidants #foodheals #IntegrativeMedicine #HolisticHealth #IndiaDwells
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Super 70's gold mirrored elevator. As we say at @georgeschool @georgeschoolclassof91 #MindTheLight #IndiaDwells
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Miss Frances got a #deskjob . #paperweight 馃樄馃樃 I love this little CandyPants, RomanWrestler, ChickenChirp ( oh.. and there are now, #Nicknames in THIS house 馃槈) so much.馃槏 Impossible to believe that when she came home with me she was so badly #abused & traumatized that she could hardly be touched and hid for so so long. #Patience & #presence - an important lesson to help in the #healing of others and ourselves, is what brought #trust and understanding. Be #kind to yourself. #catsofinstagram #cats_of_instagram #CatsHeal #adoptdontshop #rescuecats #selfcare #AlternativeMedicine #IntegrativeMedicine #MoveNourishBelieve #HolisticHealth #naps #tabbiesofinstagram #IndiaDwells
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#nofilter Completely laid out yesterday by 3... knew I would be but that's okay. Getting my self consistently back to my Parish is a huge priority. Realities of the life of those with debilitating #chronicpain is that it's a bummer when it's such an absolutely stunning day out, I would like to sit in my #garden (nay-WORK in my garden 馃尶) or at least even sit on my #gardenporch to be quiet or chat with a friend on the phone or read ( One of my greatest pleasures in life that I can't do for pleasure at all anymore and work adamantly to rebuild my brain every day to regain ). I'm also really hungry. Too tired to really move, certainly eat- even a yogurt or something. But that's the definition of " #Spoonie " you have so many spoons 馃 of each thing every day , to walk, talk, sit, stand, move, BE - and then they're gone. Sometimes you feel it coming and sometimes, most often for me, it's the cartoon piano that falls suddenly from nowhere and I'm on my ass. You never know how many spoons you have for the day when you wake up - every single day can be wildly different from the next- planning and #timemanagement very difficult. Since my #TBI a few months ago life has been flooded with change, I've been busting my ass since June 2012 to get out of this to no lasting avail, but now, with one of the best care teams in the country I feel some #hope . I'm utterly #exhausted and need a break from it - just a day maybe, still no real #homehealthaide and no time to look. But again, you have to make a choice every SINGLE moment of what you are going to use the spoon you have this second for. Yesterday- I drug myself to church and got the #soulsalve I need to help me in EVERY way. One 鈽濓笍 thing, one minute, one day at a time might graduate surviving back into living. Not might, WILL. Rest is not failure. #determination #desperation #MoveNourishBelieve #TheBarriersWeFace #chronicfatigue #sci #NeurologicalDisorder #neurogenicinflammation #MaladaptiveNeuroplasticity #chronicallyill #keeponkeepingon #BeGood #IndiaDwells #FBS
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#nofilter I used to only wear a hat to Easter Service at church, but I have a lot of catching up to do and so I've decided that every Sunday merits a #churchhat or other head adornment. Gosh knows, I have enough and I love 鉂わ笍 them. This kind is called #fascinators most commonly worn in the #UK where they really know their #headgear . It makes me feel extremely happy and good 馃槉 . #selfcare comes in many forms - becoming so #ChronicallyIll at points that you cannot change your clothes for days at a time or brush her teeth diminishes your #selfworth enormously which in turn impacts your #pain . Every small action that you are able to take to make yourself feel good, feel valuable, helps over all. I woke up this morning in high levels of pain unsure if could sit in a pew- but with #DBT #copingskills I was able to take that pain number down to a manageable level, and go be with my fellow congregants and ponder the insights of 'Finding #Forgiveness' . The new #Pastor of our #Parish is remarkable and full of vision. "What is gone is gone, all that is needed is here. We do not disappear when we move on." #integrativemedicine #integrativehealth #holistichealth #MoveNourishBelieve #chronicpain #spoonie #spoonielife #AlternativeMedicine #fashionheals #prayerheals #meditation #IndiaDwells
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Just the simplest and best #hea#healthyeating ! #Cauliflower is one of my favorite foods and I love to roast and quick broil it with onions garlic a little olive oil and sea salt and cracked black pepper, and then just add some #pecan pieces into the bowl with a splash of lemon juice & zest if you have it and some crushed red Pepper flakes. It's just simply heaven., #Vegan #vegetarian . Some folks will take a large head and slice it into 1 1/2" thick " #steaks " , you can also make a really easy #tahini dressing for it, just use your instincts.... tahini, whatever oil you like , if you have some #AvocadoOil on hand that's great, a little honey balances nicely with the chili flake, A bit more lemon juice - throw it in the blender until it taste good ! The "steak" presentation can make for a nice alternative entr茅e if you are doing a dinner party. If you want to augment this particular simple bowl of cauliflower and you are not vegan you can shave some grated cheese over it like my favorite #Asiago and a #poachedegg is always a thing of splendor. I will roast several heads of cauliflower at a time for different preparations it's awesome with whole-grain linguini or fettuccine and added flat leaf parsley- don't forget to add some of the cooking water from the pasta always!!! You can still keep this pasta dish begin by using the amazing @miraclenoodle . @stillmansfarm @stilllifefarm #EarthCandy #NaturesFastFood #cruciferous #cruciferousvegetables #EatClean #eatyourmedicine #AlternativeMedicine #IntegrativeMedicine #HolisticHealth #MoveNourishBelieve #healthyeating #healthyself #BeGood #IndiaDwells
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#nofilter #Healthy easy #vegetarian #latin #hash with #duckegg with helps raise your #Alkaline levels reduce #fibroids and general #inflammation . #PrepAheadEatBetter -after you dice potatoes store them in water so they do not brown, you can keep them like this for a few days change the water daily. Sweet bell peppers onions zucchini some last-minute added sweet corn and garlic get a quick HOT saut茅 (@2 min) with plain kosher salt and a neutral vegetable oil so that the extra can be used for any other type of cuisine- leave em crunchy! Mix the potatoes after draining very very well and patting dry with slices of #hotpeppers of your choice remember the SEEDS are what make them spicy 馃尪 so remove what you wish. Toss with some salt, black pepper dried oregano 20 a.m. cumin and paprika. #Chuilin Smoked Paprika is and absolute must have in your pantry it just adds an extra depth of flavor that is incomparable. Add a little bit of vegetable oil and spread in an even layer on a baking sheet preferably with a #Silpat @mysilpat it makes everything cook better and it makes cleanup easier without the waste aluminum foil. Broil on high for 10 minutes. If you are ready to eat then get ready to cook an egg and remember never serve hot food on a cold plate! Score your avocado and scoop out with a spoon or if you prefer to fan it out underneath the egg that would look pretty as well. If you wanted to add a little something creamy to this I would use my basic blend the half cottage cheese half yogurt with added cumin and lime juice and sea salt to it or just a llittle @fage Greek #yogurt - you could even mix that with the avocado and put it in the microwave for about five seconds so that it is not cold if you wish , or toss it in your egg pan for a second just don't let it break . EVERYTHING from the #farmersmarket (except the #avocado I admit) #stillmansfarm @stilllifefarm #Alt#AlternativeMedicine #FoodHeals #IntegrativeMedicine #HolisticHealth #EarthCandy #naturesfastfood #Spoonie #SpoonieLife #AlternativeMedicine #MoveNourishBelieve #IndiaDwells
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#sundayservice ... so delighted with our new #Pastor and so grateful to our #caring #community for facilitating my transportation today. Last Sunday I made it on my own, this week I have been in so much #pain I could hardly move and I wasn't even sure- with help if I could go. But I NEED this. This #SoulSalve is the ULTIMATE in #selfcare and I have been waiting for this amazing new #spiritual leader. She is rad. One thing she said today about #UnitarianUniversalists is that we come together to something like a "spiritual salad bar, we take a little from this, a little from that and we all get what we need". Indeed I could not find more truth in this as we have readings from #Confucious the #Bible #Quran #Rumi #Hindu #Scripture the #Torah and every other possible source you could think of. As she said last week about our #faith community- quoting Rumi "this is no caravan of despair" . #ittakesavillage and we've got all kinds even some #atheists . Something I found particularly wonderful about today was that RE, or religious education started today and of the seven people who volunteered to teach the children this year four of them do not currently have kids participating in the program. It's a really really big commitment and it means a lot less people to hold our children in their hearts and minds so tenderly and thoughtfully. I love my #Parish and am so happy to be back. #IntegrativeMedicine #HolisticHealth #AlternativeMedicine #healing #meditation #singing #IndiaDwells #Spoonie #ChronicPain
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Gaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhh 馃槚馃槚馃槚 KILLER #spasms and #pain in my #lowerlumbar and #sacrum fire shooting up and out of my #spine and my legs shaking like jello that's full of broken glass . #GoingWithTheFlow more easily lately but I'm #pissed right now , besides being in a fuckton of pain I was in the middle of a bunch of stuff... slowly #ChippingAway at it all, but progress. This really #hurts and I'm also #hungry. #nervepain #neurologicaldisorder #SCI #TBI #ChronicPain #Movenourishbelieve #IndiaDwells #CBT #DBT #IntegrativeMedicine #AlternativeMedicine #HolisticHealth #discdegeneration #congenitaldeformity via @RiplApp
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#nofilter Felt like a real person this morning, and so #OverTheMoon to have been able to have gone to #church and you know.....#ChurchHats #SelfCare #Living #Community #FashionHeals #FeelPretty #IntegrativeMedicine #HolisticHealth #Prayer #Singing #Worship #AlternativeMedicine #Healing #IndiaDwells
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