In 2008 I booked myself on a freediving course in the Submarine Escape Training Tank (SETT) in Gosport, England (which was an amazing experience by the way, here’s a video showing what it’s about) and as a preparation for it, they recommended doing some Yoga.
At that point I had never done any Yoga, I had issues with a replaced hip and was rather brutally unfit. I, therefore, decided I couldn’t possibly attend a regular class (sigh), and so asked the Yoga teacher at the local gym whether she’d be willing to do some one on one sessions with me. Continue reading
This is super easy, quick, and incredibly satisfying recipe, and is a complete meal! The nutritional yeast is not strictly necessary but it adds to the cheesiness.
- 1/2 a cup of plain cahsews, soaked for a while if possible (an hour is plenty)
- 1 bunch of fresh basil (around 30 gr) – washed
- 1 small garlic clove
- 4 tbs nutritional yeast (optional)
- 4 tbs olive oil
- 150 gr trimmed string beans
- 200g spaghetti
- Salt and pepper
This one is a cracker! The process may seem a bit laborious but the result is definitely worth it!
- 4 tbsp coconut, or other oil
- 1 tsp cumin seeds
- 1 tsp mustard seeds
- 2 large baking potatoes or equivalent amount of waxy potatoes, cut into rough 2.5cm cubes
- 1 medium cauliflower, cut into florets
- 1 yellow onion, finely sliced
- 4 garlic cloves, crushed
- 1 tbsp chopped or grated ginger
- 1 tin of chopped tomatoes
- 2 tsp coriander powder
- ½-1 tsp dry chilli flakes
- 1 tsp turmeric
- 2-4 small green finger chillies, slit along their length
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp Fenureek powder
- 1 tsp garam masala
- Juice of ½ a lime
- Small bunch of fresh coriander, chopped
For nicecream! I know, I know, the name is SO cheesy, BUT, this is the stuff of dreams! A completely guilt free, delicious, nutritious dessert that you could even have for breakfast!
“Pain is inevitable, but suffering is optional.”
This anonymous quote is as annoying as it is true. The last thing we want to hear when in the middle of suffering is that it is only and entirely our responsibility! “But, he was horrible to me!” – “But, I just broke my leg!”.
The reality is that the events in our lives are not, in themselves, a cause of suffering, although they can definitely be a cause of pain, be that physical or emotional. Before you shrug this off, I am not talking semantics here, there is a really big difference between pain and suffering. Pain is what the world does to us, suffering is what WE do to ourselves. Suffering is how we react to pain, it is the response we give to the stimulus of pain.