In no particular order of importance, here are some items that rocked my healthy junction boat last week.
1. From an amazing whole foods based cookbook authored by one of my favourite nutrition teachers at The Canadian School of Natural Nutrition, Caroline Dupont’s The New Enlightened Eating cookbook provided me with some seriously enlightened meals. From her Lemon Date Squares, Spiced Chia Pudding, and Applesauce Muffins, to more savory dishes like Indian Spinach and Broccoli Puree and Roasted New Potatoes W/ Tarragon Vinaigrette – Caroline’s book has quickly become one of my “go-to” favourites for weekly meal planning. If you like cooking with whole foods but don’t enjoy hunting for obscure ingredients, check out this book.
2. I’ve especially enjoyed cycling to work these past few weeks with all the beautiful fall foliage on display. The view from The Bloor-Danforth Viaduct is my favourite, especially because I know the Evergreen Brickworks (the most wonderful place in all of Toronto) is nestled in the trees below.
3. A friend and colleague of mine suggested a website called My Yoga Online for times when an aspiring yogi just doesn’t feel like leaving the house to hit up a scheduled class.
You pay a monthly subscription fee (I think it’s about $9/month) and get unlimited access to hundreds if not thousands of online yoga videos that are professional and diverse. For instance, you can choose from different types of yoga (hatha, restorative, vinyasa, etc) as well as the class length which can range between 5 minutes and 1 hour and 30 minutes. There are even meditation videos! It’s a convenient and inexpensive method of practicing yoga daily and I find I’m able to get to my mat more often.
THE DAILY DL (Dalai Lama):
“Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.”
– Albert Camus
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