Archives for the month of: April, 2013

Dear Reader~

I want to share with you a green smoothie recipe I tried a few weeks ago. It was DELICIOUS.  I used to do green smoothies religiously and now I do them once in a while. This is a three part smoothie: making it, dancing to the sounds of the blender with my mom and then enjoying the amazing flavors and smooth texture afterwords! It was amazing. I was at my parents house on this particular day and this is what I tried:

Coco-Loco Dancing Green Smoothie (Get Your Groove On)

1 whole med. banana
2 stalks organic celery with fresh leaves!
3 slices fresh ginger
1 tblsp coconut oil
1/4 large, ripe avocado
3 baby carrots
1/2 cup fresh blueberries
3/4 cup Almond milk
1/2 cup water or coconut water

Blend it up and get your body moving to the sound of the blender. Dance, feel the rhythms and motion of the blender and just have fun while your smoothie is blending up! Get those endorphins PUMPING!

Once the blending is complete, share your smoothie with family and friends and enjoy!

It can be thinned further with water or coconut water.

This was the creamiest, most delicious smoothie I had made in a long time and my Mom and I got a KICK and a LAUGH out of dancing while the blender was working away!

Now that we are coming into Spring, I may be doing green smoothies more.  What about you?  Do you like green smoothies and is there a recipe you’d like to share?

Love, Sarah, fellow green smoothie enthusiast : )

 

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Hello Party People!

It is with great pleasure that I present to you the first of a series of vlogs around body awareness.  See below for the video, which includes a brief meditation that you can do at work, home, before you go to sleep at night or even in the shower!

During this exercise, what do you notice in your body?  Tell me, how did you feel before watching the video and how do you feel after?  Leave your comments below!  I look forward to reading them 🙂

Enjoy!

Love, Sarah

“I give myself permission to mess up, to make mistakes and to be messy and I invite you to give yourselves permission to mess up and make mistakes.  That’s where all the learning is!” I said to a small group of 7th graders in a dance class at a private school in the city.

As I looked around the room at this group, dressed in school uniforms, well groomed, eyes sparkling and shining with fierce youth and the burgeoning wave of adulthood upon them, I could feel the energy of the room shift.  My hair stood up on the back of my neck and arms and I knew I was saying something they may never have heard before.  Gosh, I don’t hear this too often either, even from my own self!

When I remembered in that moment that I could give myself permission to mess up, to try something new and NOT do it perfectly, I realized how much fun life could be, how much fun new experiences could be.

I felt everyone’s energy drop and relax.  We were smiling and enjoying ourselves.  We learned the move easily and with laughter and encouragement.

The moment I give myself permission to fuck up, I am free.

What could life be like if you were to love yourself anyways, whether you did it “right” or not?

Leave your comments below.

Here’s to messing up, making mistakes, learning, living and loving ourselves whether we do it “right” or just do it!

Love, Sarah

My twin sister just sang me a little bit of Alicia Key’s new song “Listen to My Heart” and I said, we could create a song like that, so we started spittin’ some rhymes on the corner of Elmwood and Trinity Place. Then I heard this stuff going through my head when I got into the car and decided to record it!  Enjoy 🙂

 

What is one specific instance where you listened to your heart and what happened when you did?

Post your comments below!  I want to hear all about it.

 

Love, Sarah

Hello All~

Here is another Owning Pink Blog, fresh off the presses.  Click here to go to the blog post!

I want to know, what are three things you can do to be a better Defensive Driver?  And, how will these three actions impact the rest of your life and that of others?

Post your comments below the blog. I want to know!

Love, Sarah

“It’s so interesting,” I said, bracing myself against the chill of the day and pointing at the sunlight shimmering on the water.  “The sunlight is not on the water, but it looks like it is.”

My friend looked at me quizzically, agreeing with a nod.

“It is a reflection of the sun light on the water,” I said.

Is it true that the sunlight is not actually on the water when it is shining on the water?  What is on the water then if it is not sunlight?

Love, Sarah