Sunday, December 13, 2009
A New Idea
This past October was a really difficult month for me. You see, the month of October is 'Breast Cancer Awareness Month', so every time I went to the grocery store, I was bombarded with breast cancer awareness advertisements, PA announcements, and cashiers asking for donations at check-out. It was virtually impossible to escape this reality. Even the TV and Radio were relentless on making us all breast cancer aware. For someone like me, who is trying to keep very positive about this challenge in my life, it was very difficult.
The 'Law of Attraction' says, whatever you put your attention on and allow yourself to feel intensely, you attract to you. It could be a positive or negative thought. Since I was being forced to put my attention on breast cancer every single day of the month, I was really concerned about the tumors in my body growing. Finally Mark and I came up with a solution.
We decided, instead of 'Breast CANCER Awareness' which makes one think of horrible disease and sickness, we would celebrate 'Breast Awareness', which makes one think of wonderful, bouncy, healthy, breasts. I know there are those who think it's terrible to focus our attention on a woman's breasts, but how much worse is it to focus negative attention on women's breasts and therefore attract more negative results?
Who wants to stand with me in this new movement I'm starting, called 'Breast Awareness'? I think if we all start putting positive happy thought into the universe about healthy breasts, perhaps, just perhaps we can move toward a cure. What do you think?
Recipe of the Day
Butternut Squash Soup
2 Onions, diced
6 Clove Garlic, peeled
3 Lbs Butternut Squash, peeled, de-seeded, and cut into 1" cubes
1 Tbsp Fresh Ginger, minced
1 Bay Leaf
7 C Vegetable Stock or Water
1/2 C Orange Juice
1 Tbsp Orange Zest
1 Tsp Cinnamon
1 Tbsp Soy Sauce
1/2 Tsp Nutmeg
1. In a large pot, combine onions, garlic, squash, ginger, bay leaf and stock.
2. Bring to a boil and then simmer gently for about 30 minutes.
3. When squash is tender, add orange juice, orange zest, cinnamon, soy sauce, and nutmeg. Simmer another 5 minutes.
4. Puree in blender until smooth. Transfer back to pot, season to taste, and re-heat
(I have to tell you, I had my doubts about this soup being good, but it is truly delicious! I was very pleasantly surprised! It is now one of our favorite recipes. One tip, if you can buy already cut up butternut squash, it sure saves time!)