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Invigorating Winter Fun! Go For It!!!

Look at that sky. Look at that snow. Look at the stream of moving water running through the ice.

Breathtaking!

This photo was taken during my first snowshoe expedition along the golf course at Mount Kisco Country Club. Wow, what great winter fun. Through the laughter of my friends and the sounds of crackling snow it was an afternoon of great memories as we lifted our feet through snow and ice.

Let me tell you, it was harder than I thought it would be, especially uphill!

For those of you with snowshoes, look for large open spaces where you can walk for hours and savor Mother Nature’s winter with friends outdoors.

Here’s to many more moments of Centerpeace! Thank you Paula, Karen, Sande, Amy and Jane for my new shoes!! I can’t wait to wear them again and again.

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365 Gathered Truths

A while back a beautiful wood box arrived at my door from a dear friend. On the outside of the box it was labeled, “365 Gathered Truths.”
Inside were 365 individual cards, one for each day of the year,
with a message or quote inscribed.  This simple box filled with magical messages makes me
smile every morning.  These mindful, brillantly written thoughts send me into the world with in a positive mindset each day.

Recently, I read a message that stuck with me and continues to therefore I’m sharing it with you.
It’s thought provoking and each time I go back to re-read it, it’s even more profound.

Written by Jo Coudert
“Of all the people you will know in a lifetime,
you are the only one you will never leave or lose.
To the question of your life,
You are the only answer.
To the problems of your life,
You are the only solution.”

Make each day count my friends and let’s be the change we wish to see in the world.
Have a peaceful day!

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Homemade Tomato Bisque!!!

Growing up my mother always made fresh soups weekly. 

I have vivid memories of coming home from school to homemade tomato soup, one of my favorites and so easy to make. This recipe can be made with milk or without, depending on what your family enjoys.  

Sooooo yummy on a cold day!  Enjoy.

Tomato Bisque
1 cup chopped celery
1 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup chopped carrots

Saute the above ingredients in a little butter or canola oil until translucent. Add 1 tablespoon of white flour to thicken the veggie mixture.  Add two 12-ounce cans of whole tomatoes, drained and chopped, 1 tsp. sugar and 1 tsp. fresh basil. Stir….

Add 4 cups chicken or veggie broth and 1 bay leaf.

Cover and simmer for 30 minutes.  Discard Bay leaf and puree the soup.  

Add 2 cups of whole or 2% milk (optional), salt and pepper to taste.

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Happy New Year!

I find the great thing in this world is not so much where we stand, as in what direction we are moving:
To reach Centerpeace, we must sail sometimes with the wind and sometimes against it, but we must sail….
and not drift, nor lie at anchor.   I wish you a New Year filled with self exploration and growth.
Take time to elevate you.  Let go of the clutter that surrounds you, limiting your vision of what is truly
important in your life.  As you create this new space, your loved ones will hold greater value.  

Empower their presence, filling your life with precious moments.  Time is sacred.  Tomorrow is a gift, not a promise. Make it count.  I look forward to seeing you in class with energy,strength and desire as we continue our journey towards Centerpeace.  Happy New Year!

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