Peach Blackberry Almond Cake + Building an Inner Creative House

Peach Blackberry Almond Cake + Building an Inner Creative House

I did not exactly plan to be absent from this space for as long as I have been, but trying to wrap my brain and words around the various experiences of these past three weeks has been next to impossible while still basking in the glow of it all.

-One week of dance in France.
-One week of exploration in Montreal.
-Completing the first week of intensive yoga teacher training at home in Minneapolis. 

How does one take it all in? 

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Ramadan Reflection // On Practice + Wrapping Up the Month

Ramadan Reflection // On Practice + Wrapping Up the Month

These past two weeks of Ramadan, I have finally started to meditate regularly for the first time in my life. Nothing too major, just 10 minutes every single morning immediately after waking up. I think I used to have this bizarre fallacy that as soon as I started meditating, I would achieve immediate enlightenment, feel full to the brim with glowing pulsing light and float through the rest of the day like a shimmery goddess on a cloud.

That is not exactly what happened.

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Halwa d'Tmar (Moroccan Date-Stuffed Cookies) + A Virtual Midsummer Potluck for Peace

Halwa d'Tmar (Moroccan Date-Stuffed Cookies) + A Virtual Midsummer Potluck for Peace

Living in a foreign country often involves picking up certain new habits and customs, nestling them into your daily life. Upon moving to Morocco, the first word I learned in Arabic was Salaam aalikoum.
Hello.
However, it was not until a couple months later that my more attuned ears started to notice that whenever anyone enters a shop, a home, a new room or even a taxi, it is customary to greet and say salaam aalikoum to everyone in the space, perhaps even as a greeting to the space itself

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Avocado, Date + Orange Juice / The Ramadan Energizer

Avocado, Date + Orange Juice / The Ramadan Energizer

I know myself to be someone who has a limited capacity of external energy to use up in a day. For this reason, I always try to be cautious and aware of how I spend it and if it is being wasted. I have already mentioned how Ramadan helps to deepen that sense of mindfully going about your day- in terms of food and time, and about our breath, but it also makes me see more clearly where energy flows throughout the day and how it can be reigned in or exerted softly in order to preserve it before the next sunset recharge. 

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