Gluten Free Pumpkin Pancakes with Cranberry-Chia-Maple Compote- a Teaching Recipe to Improve the Nutritional Profile of Your Meals

Here’s how I navigate the intersectionality of my desire to eat Healthy-available/affordable-delicious/comforting foods: GF Pumpkin Pancakes with Cranberry-Maple-Chia Compote I got a bag of Gluten Free pancake mix from the food pantry. that’s certainly better for me than if it was wheat based, but pre-prepared ones are full of ridiculously refined ingredients like tapioca starch, and are a blood sugar nightmare, not to mention devoid … Continue reading Gluten Free Pumpkin Pancakes with Cranberry-Chia-Maple Compote- a Teaching Recipe to Improve the Nutritional Profile of Your Meals

On Being Alone For the Holidays

Merry Christmas and Happy Chanukah to all, but especially to those of you who are spending the holiday alone, as I am this year, and in fact how I spend the holidays most years. I used to suffer from extreme loneliness, and then there were the years of trying to escape my circumstances– going to movie marathon, not because I wanted to, but to be … Continue reading On Being Alone For the Holidays

Self-care for Challenging Times Such as These- Top 10 ways to Nourish and Decompress

Beloveds— there are *so* many difficult hardships, stressors, wars, inequities happening around the world….our central nervous systems were not designed to be dealing with so many on-going stressors for so long, all at once.   As a former trauma therapist, I am noticing signs of vicarious trauma in myself as well as friends and loved ones. Make sure to be VERY proactive in your self-care. … Continue reading Self-care for Challenging Times Such as These- Top 10 ways to Nourish and Decompress

Raspberry Chia Oat Bars- recipe

RASPBERRY CHIA OAT BARS I’ve been craving sweets lately.  I miss being able to go to a coffee shop a few times a week and order a fancy coffee drink and nibble a decadent bakery treat.  But my days of being able to plunk down $10 for an afternoon treat are long gone, and even if I could still afford it, as my health requires … Continue reading Raspberry Chia Oat Bars- recipe

Stephanie Pui-Mun Law www.shadowscapes.com

Re, Re, Re, Re-spect the Wisdom All Around You

Do you ever mis-read a word, but the mistaken word still winds up offering something of value? I do that all the time, and often I simply dismiss the mistake and move on. This morning I misread the phrase, “redirected her energies” as “rededicated her energies”. There’s something to that. Often times, after a long period of working towards a goal, or striving or what … Continue reading Re, Re, Re, Re-spect the Wisdom All Around You