How To Eat More Complete Protein

What is complete protein? A complete protein is a protein source that contains all nine essential amino acids necessary in the human diet Nine essential amino acids: Histidine Isoleucine  Leucine Lysine Methionine Phenylalanine Threonine Tryptophan Valine You may have been told that complete protein can only be found from meat sources such as chicken, pork, …

Renew

This week's post is titled Renew. Ask yourself, "what is renewal?" "what does renewal mean to me?" "how can I be renewed?" Renewal in this context means the replacing or repairing of something that was once run-down, worn out, or broken ~ The concept of renewal has been important to me in several ways. First, …

Shanti

~ peace, tranquility, rest, calm, bliss ~ I have always appreciated the concept of shanti, the Sanskrit word for peace. Shanti shows me that there is more to peace than simply refraining from violence. It is about an active engagment with ourselves and the world around us. Gently, this concept of Shanti is a reminder …

Bookshelf: Heart Berries

I recently finished Heart Berries, a memoir, by Terese Marie Mailhot. It was one of the most visceral reading experiences I have had. Her use of language transcends a story merely on a page. Her experiences are transformed into multidimensional, complicated scenarios of discrimmination, neglect, rejection, suffering, and motherhood that read both like stories and …