I believe that the foundation for the best life possible – one that is based on physical and spiritual strength — begins with a commitment to eating well, managing stress, and exercise.
Anyone who has spent any time with me at all knows that that I speak about my family in California often, with wishes that we were not separated by 3000 miles. One of the many things my mother taught me as I was growing up was how to prepare nutritious meals. She developed a love of cooking from her mother, Frances, and I learned from them both that preparing food is a family activity filled with laughter and love.
On my 35th birthday, my mother surprised me with a full set of the recipes I had treasured growing up. She wrote a letter that she attached to the front page: “You will no longer have to call your grandma or me to ask for a recipe, because they are all here: my recipes of a lifetime.” She continued, “I can’t tell you how much joy it brought me to put this together. It took me on a sentimental journey of my youth.”
I thank my Grandma and Mom, as I now continue the journey with my husband and children. I’m so happy to be able to share these recipes on my blog. I hope you enjoy making and eating them as much as I did growing up, and still do!
I believe that a strong body is essential for a less stressful and more balanced life. That is why I began Centerpeace in 2007, after teaching for many years. The one-hour classes are challenging mentally and physically; they require discipline and focus, and the rewards in strength of mind and body are extraordinary. I love watching students challenge themselves, reach beyond what they thought they could do, and become stronger in every way.
My journey continues and I am so happy to share it with all of you.