Category Archives: Practicing Awareness


#foodpoisoning

by KalaLea on March 24, 2014 • Posted in News Practicing Awareness The Act of Eating

Beautiful people, if you are eating and your head, heart or gut says to you, this tastes funny, weird, or disgusting, put the fork down immediately. Advice I should have adhered to last Sunday evening. I’m not going to mention names or places but I’m super sure that I got food poisoning from a mushroom, green bean dish that made my scalp tingle and my taste buds run for cover. At first bite, I was turned
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to tell a lie

by KalaLea on December 29, 2013 • Posted in News Practicing Awareness
Imagine a world where people told the truth. Where honesty held court no matter the circumstance or consequence.
Would we be less fragile or more crazy? Would more people be their “true” selves? Un-afraid of ridicule or judgement? Would there be a need for Santa Claus?

Many moons ago, I used to catch myself telling lies:
Yeah, I’ve heard about that book.
I used to be the smartest girl in my class.
I’m sorry I’m late

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cheers

by KalaLea on December 1, 2013 • Posted in News Practicing Awareness

It wasn’t until a neighborhood man who went by the name of Tree said to me, “you drink just like your father” did I realize that my Dad had a reputation for knocking them back. I proudly smiled then agreed by saying, “Yep!” then kept on drinking. I think it was a summer afternoon, a childhood friend and I had been next door drinking Peach Schnapps on her porch. I was thirteen or fourteen years old;
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blame it on bacon

by KalaLea on October 27, 2013 • Posted in News Practicing Awareness Preventative Health Care The Act of Eating

My appetite has been insatiable. I’ve been eating everything including the most incredible avocado BLT sandwich for lunch nearly two weeks ago. Yes people! I ate pork bacon and relished every bite.  But then I had a check-up Friday afternoon and my blood pressure was pretty elevated. We could blame it on the bacon but let’s not. It was as if somebody slapped me in the face. I left the doctor’s office feeling certain the results
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you so crazy

by KalaLea on October 13, 2013 • Posted in News Practicing Awareness

I’ve done a lot of things that many would consider frightening…jumping out of a plane, traveling through West Africa alone, diving from cliffs into unknown waters …. even quitting my awesome job in order to move to Brasil. But the most frightening time of my life was the year after I sold my half of a restaurant/cafe business. Days before signing the legal papers, I bought a plane ticket to Bahia then stayed in Brazil for
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meditate daily

by KalaLea on May 3, 2012 • Posted in Blog Practicing Awareness

It’s been three years since I had this much time on my hands which means no excuses when it comes to meditating. Every morning when I wake, I practice a combination of reiki and meditation. And for the last 30 days, I’ve been listening to this guided healing meditation by Kelly Howell at bed time. I’m usually fast asleep before it ends. Meditation is awesome for many reasons. It totally chills me out and is a
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What’s in Season: Spring

Apricots
Artichoke
Arugula
Asparagus
Avocado
Beets
Carrots
Cherries
Collards
Fennel
Mango
Mint
Pineapple
Radishes
Rhubarb
Snow Peas
Spinach
Strawberries
Sugar Snap Peas
Vidalia Onions


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  • Thank you for taking care of your mind and bodies. Thank you for loving your families, which is not an easy job some days. Be mindful of how much you eat and drink today. Happy #Memorial Monday. #gratitude #love #peace #notwar #noroccupation #thankyou #mofad #chow
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  • some of the best murals are in #williamsburg #eatrightstaytight #questlove #goodfood #goodmusic #happyweekend @questlovesfood #slumvillage
  • Kabocha #squash for bfast 1) Scoop out seeds with spoon 2) Fill pot with 2 inches of water 3) Add squash to pot and boil for 20 min. 4) Let cool 5) Transfer tô bowl and mash squash 6) Add salt, pepper and lime. 7) Eat ! Yum 😀
  • Good morning! #staywoke @dus_donuts #donutsnotforbreakfast
  • @mofad for the #Chow exhibit. Learn so much about Chinese American food culture. #chinesefood #mofad
  • The mural @tacomahalnyc is uplifting and warm like the workers. Love when the distinguish senior gentleman takes the order. #tacos #healthyeating #indian
  • Breakfast smoothie - #strawberries #blackberries #banana #greenapple (half) #orangejuice #grapefruitjuice #cacau #spirulina #breakfastfortreehuggers #wdiet #healthyeating