My favorite DIY and three summers of being mosquito bite free recipe (which also smells delicious)Read More
Deliciously healthy banana bread recipe to go with that morning cup of coffee or tea and two fast and easy salad recipes to last over the whole week, so my mind, belly and spirit can be well fed.Read More
“We stand on the shoulders of our ancestors, but if we’re not aligned with their rhythms, we have to carry them on our backs. If we take up their traditions of sadhana (disciplined and dedicated daily practice), however, their engines give us strength.” – Bri Maya TiwariRead More
Manifestations of Colonialism…..
embedded deeply in our unconscious, in our first chakra. Say whaaaaat? Minerva what are you talking about? I’m talking about the pains of our ancestors, I’m talking about the pains of colonialism that manifest themselves every day in our thoughts, actions and interactions and in the root of our energy beings as people of color.Read More
Patanjali says in sutra 1.2: yogaś citta vrtti nirodhah- the restraint of the modifications of the mind-stuff is yoga. He says the entire world is based on your thoughts and mental attitude. The entire world is your own projection. So, if you can have control over the thought forms and change them as you want, you are not bound by the outside world.Read More
Patterns are so easy to fall back on, they are familiar, they are safe, and no matter how unhealthy they may be, they offer us comfort.
I’ve done it. I do it. We all do. I may have potentially pushed away my best friend because of my unhealthy patterns.Read More
Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche says: The experience of a sad and tender heart is what gives birth to fearlessness. Conventionally, being fearless means that you are not afraid or that, if someone hits you, you will hit them back. But we aren’t talking about that street-fighter level of fearlessness. Real fearlessness is the product of tenderness. It comes from letting the world tickle your heart, your raw heart. You are willing to open up, without resistance or shyness, and face the world.Read More