Thursday, December 31, 2009

Holiday Cheese Ball Recipe

This recipe comes from my next door neighbor. She brought it over for my Christmas Cookie Tea Party a few weeks ago and it was wonderful! 

Holiday Cheese Ball
8 oz. cream cheese
2 cups grated cheddar cheese
1 small onion diced
1/2 green pepper diced
1 small jar pimento, drained
Dash of Worcestershire sauce
2 "squirts" of lemon juice
1-2 cup chopped nuts

Work all ingredients (except nuts) together with hands forming a ball. Roll ball in nuts. Wrap tightly and refrigerate. Serve with crackers, celery...etc. Enjoy!

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Practice Makes Possible

The following was taken from Yoga Journal's Daily Insight email newsletter. I thought it was particularly lovely, so here it is. Enjoy!

The great paradox about surrender—as with other qualities of awakened consciousness, such as love, compassion, and detachment—is that though we can practice it, invoke it, or open up to it, we can't actually make it happen. In other words, just as the practice of being loving is different from being in love, so the practice of surrendering is not the same as the state of being surrendered. 

Monday, December 28, 2009

Resolutions for 2010

As is my tradition, here is the list of resolutions I'm making for 2010. This year I'm trying to set more specific resolutions, rather than making vague ones that I may or may not know how to keep. I've broken them into four categories: Yoga, Weight, Running, and Spiritual.