Saturday, February 22, 2014

Courage. Clarity. Confidence. Commitment. #yoga

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Serenity Prayer

Universe, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change. The courage to change the things I can. And the wisdom to know the difference.

A close friend shared this a few days ago via fb. It grabbed me and has been a repeating mantra in my mind since.

One day at a time.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Green Goddess Smoothie (my version)

I'm back! It's been over 4 yrs. since I posted last -- how can that be??! -- but with a renewed desire to write, share, contribute via this blog, let's see where it goes. Easing back into it, here's my current favorite green smoothie - this IS the most refreshing, satisfying, delicious breakfast that always leaves me feeling clean, light, and full of energy.

1/2 banana - pre-cut & frozen
1/2 cup frozen mango, pineapple, or papaya
1/2 navel orange
1/2 cucumber
1 cup raw baby spinach
1 tbls hemp seeds (try Org Hemp Hearts)
splashes of water as needed

Blend, pour, enjoy!

The wonderful thing about smoothies is you add or subtract to suit your tastes. The nutrients are easily digestible and they're quick to prepare for a meal on the go. My kids love them too - it's a great way to get greens in their little bellies.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Teaching Schedule

Please check here for my current teaching schedule or always feel free to email me @ adriana.eder[at] for weekly updates, additions, subbing, etc.

I look forward to seeing you soon. Namaste!

Friday, November 27, 2009

The Day After

The day after Thanksgiving - also know as Black Friday - marks the beginning of the shopping season. For the faint of heart, beware. For the braver folk, grab your credit card, lace up your kicks, and may you score a good sale (or two!).

The holidays are officially underway. Dun dun dun...
The parties, the food, the family & friends, the magic, the loneliness, the joy, the consumerism, the abundance of it all. Some adore it, some deplore it. So it goes. I stand somewhere in between but closer to the adoring side. My mom loves the holidays in a way that's unfailing contagious. She goes above and beyond to make it a magical experience form start to finish, taking even the smallest details into consideration. Each year she manages to outdo the previous but what's most amazing is the joy it brings to her and through her to all of us. I love this about my mom and I love spending this time with and around her.

This will be the first Christmas in my 27 years that I will not be celebrating in the traditional way. No snow, no caroling, no glitter and sparkle, no mom. This year I will be laying on the white sand of Mexico celebrating instead the 80th birthday of my father's father. While I'm torn emotionally at this break in tradition I'm welcoming this new experience.

I might even enjoy the break from the inevitable stress that tends to creep in during the weeks building up. I will miss Christmas dinner, I will miss the joy on my little brother's face as he walks along Santa's chocolate path towards the tree, I will miss my mama making cinnamon toast in her bathrobe while we open stockings, and the sleepy but happy togetherness we share on that early morning among the shiny packages and one another.

In a wierd way this year marks the end of childhood for me. For us all the holidays change as we grow up and some are better at keeping the spirit alive than others. My mom being one of them. It takes more effort on our part to find that magic that was so real, to experience the excitement, and the simple joy of imagination. These are the reasons I love Christmas. It's the sparkle, glitter, lights, beauty, laughter, cozy evening and mornings spent with people we love.

As much as I love the day of I admit that I'm usually exhausted by it from all the build-up and so I welcome the day after. All the work is done and we're allowed to just sit back and relax. Most of the family is still around but the pressure is off. It's the "ahhhhhhh" moment, the deep exhale, the calm after the storm. The challenge is to find those moments throughout the weeks leading up to, the days of, and of course, the day after.

May you find peace in your holidays, may your imagination go wild, may you enjoy the time spent with the people you love, and may you survive the mobs if you have decided to brave Black Friday. Happy Holidays!

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Best GF Granola

Summer in under-way despite the fact that the whole East Coast has been blanketed in what feels like weeks of endless rain and greyness. Thankfully we've had a few blessed moments of sunshine dispersed throughout, just enough to dash outdoors to tend the gradens, plucking the ruthless weeds and snails. Having limited access to the outdoors has inspired culinary adventures as well as longer and more focused time on my mat - all which I'm thankful for the time to be able to indulge in.

Here what's happening en la cucina:

Crunchy Omega Rich GF Granola Goodness
2 cups GF oats
1/4 cup ground flax seed
1/4 cup shredded coconut (I used unsweetened)
1/2 walnut pieces
1/2 sliced almonds
1/4 dried cranberries (or dried blueberries or raisins)
1/2 cup organic almond or peanut butter
1/2 cup maple syrup (or honey or agave)
1 tsp. vanilla
4 tbls. butter, ghee, or grapeseed oil (I used grapeseed oil for dairy free)

Preheat oven to 325. In a large bowl mix dry ingredients. In a small saucepan over low heat mix wet ingredients just until combined. Add wet to dry and combine well. Press into lightly greased pan. Bake 30 minutes. Take out and stir lightly (try not to break up the chunks too much), turn the heat up to 375 and bake until nicely browned and crispy. Let cool completely. Store in glass tupperware or jars. Enjoy!
*Like any granola recipe tweak it to suit your palette by using different nuts, seeds, dried fruit, sweetness level.

Monday, June 1, 2009

Our vegetable garden comes to life!

There's something so fulfilling about growing one's own food. Being involved in the process from start to finish. This summer we've expanded our vegetable garden by three extra beds - so far so good. I look forward each day to see the progress made overnight and wait with eager anticipation for the first harvest!