Things are still a bit…weepy around here, but I’m trying to use yoga to cultivate just as much peace within myself. As in, live in the moment and accept my feelings as they come, but also to fluff away excess negativity. For example, I let myself grieve while I am writing emails to my family, but at bedtime, I make an effort to put sadness to sleep for the night too. One thing that is helping is reading:
I am still reading The Other Boleyn Girl by Philippa Gregory. It’s positively consuming, so it’s the perfect way to put bad thoughts out of my head before bed. But I only have about 50 more pages to go! I guess I’ll be heading to the library soon!
Dominique (she just started her own blog – woohoo!) and I were talking the other day about how there are few things more comforting than a good bowl of oats. They are warm, filling, homey, sweet, and nourishing, so naturally I make them nearly every morning. But lately, they have been serving as a little extra soul comfort for me. I made a special little concoction the other day that I am excited to share. It may look like a typical bowl of oatmeal, but oh-no it’s not!
Oatmeal for the Soul
Apple Pie & Peanut Butter Swirl Flavor
First, chop half an apple into very small cubes. Add it to a pot with ¼ cup of oats, and a little more than ½ cup of a milk/water combo. Add a lot of cinnamon, and then bring to a boil. Let simmer while stirring constantly for about 8 minutes. Pour it into a bowl on top of a spoonful of peanut butter and swirl. [You may also
want need to add chocolate buttons on top.] Then eat while standing up in your roommate’s bedroom saying, to yourself, “mmmm! This tastes like apple pie, but with peanut butter swirl!” while you should be helping her answer apartment emails. (Just kidding, of course I helped her. )
Any book recommendations, especially ones that are uplifting?