Monday, January 31, 2011
We had a great time. We went to Carnegie Hall and saw Linda Mack, Earl Rivers, and Giulio Svegliado was the conductor. If you have never been to the symphony, even if you aren't a fan of classical music, you should go. I had never seen so many people on one stage collaborating to create one song. I am beyond impressed with any composer who can account for all the different instruments and their sounds, and create music that incorporates all of them so beautifully.
Amber, thank you so much for this wonderful experience. I hope to see you again soon.
Song of the Day
Today's song is I Hear a Symphony.
Thursday, January 27, 2011
I want to hear from you too! Are you creating a Life or 101 list? Did you complete something on your list? Did you just meet a cute guy on the subway? Did you figure out how to bring world peace? I want you to tell me on Facebook.
Song of the Day
Today's song is Rufus and Chaka Kahn's Tell Me Something Good.
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
How did you do today? Did you try to make the world a better place through your actions and words? I'm not sure I did. But you better believe I'll try again tomorrow.
Song of the day
Today's song is U2's Beautiful Day.
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Follow my whole journey here:
Come Cleanse With Me or The Introduction
Day 4 or So Far So Good
#66 or Adventures in Tofu
Day 11 or That Frustration I Mentioned
Day 12 or Going Veg
#68 or Ooooommm
Day 19 or Matt Steps Up
#56 or AM Workouts
Song of the Day
Today's song is Irene Cara's What a Feeling.
Thursday, January 20, 2011
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
One night I became very frustrated with all the things I couldn’t eat and considered quitting the cleanse. I was hesitant to complain to Matt, fearing he would say “well you made a choice to do this" or "No one is forcing you.” But when I did air my frustration, what I got was a warm hug and a “You are doing so great! You can keep it up!” My energy and resolve were completely renewed.
One of my most vital pieces of advice for a successful cleanse is to reach out to your support system BEFORE you start. Tell them that it is important to you and that you would like their help. This will go over much better than you having a break down a week into the cleanse and shouting at the people you love: “You are all against me!”
Monday, January 17, 2011
Friday, January 14, 2011
Thursday, January 13, 2011
A few of my coworkers were inspired by my 101 list and have come up with fabulous lists of their own. I truly enjoy reading others' lists. Seeing what they hope to accomplish in the next 1,001 days gives you great incite into who they are and who they hope to become. I've picked a few of my favorites from each of their lists. I've also included some links if you are curious to find out more. I certainly was!
- Do a 60 day Bikram Yoga Challenge
- Learn my blood type and donate blood
- Take a Roadmonkey trip
- Go to the Cathedral of Rouen. Take a picture in the morning and at night
- Leave an inspirational note for someone to find
- Do a Chinese fire drill in a taxi cab
- Buy two tickets for the Big Apple Circus and give them away to a stranger
- Say hello…and maybe even introduce myself...to the very attractive guy that lives in the building next door who I have seen for the past four years and secretly have a crush on
- Pray out loud with a friend or family member, not over a meal
- Listen to Rolling Stones 500 Greatest Songs
- Watch the elephants walk through the midtown tunnel
- Get a pen that I love writing with
- Watch the sunrise and sunset in one day
- Do a major clothes purge – only keep what I LOVE
- Take a random city bus 10 stops, get off and walk around
- Find the city’s best lobster roll
- Go to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter
- Go to a bed & breakfast with someone special
- Go to at least two former presidents' houses
- Make a headboard for my bed
- Host a murder mystery party
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
Sunday, January 9, 2011
Tuesday, January 4, 2011
- 1/4 cup of olive oil
- 2 1/2 cups sliced mushrooms (any varietal will work; cremini, button, shiitake, trumpet, blue foot, etc.) (I used cremini)
- 1/2 lb. braising greens (turnip, collards, mustard, Swiss chard, spinach, etc.)(I used spinach), stems removed, washed thoroughly, and roughly chopped into large squares
- 1 1/2 Tbsp. chopped garlic
- 2 tsp. salt
- 1 tsp. black pepper
- 1 (1 1/2-lb.) package of prepared polenta
- 1 lb. extra-firm tofu
- 2 large ripe tomatoes
- 4 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
- 1 1/2 Tbsp. chopped rosemary
- Salt and pepper to taste
Monday, January 3, 2011
- This is for those of you who are taking your resolutions very seriously or have very serious resolutions. Time has pulled together some great advice from people who know a lot about making change.
- Everyone tells you that sticking to your resolution requires supportive friends but Martha Beck suggests selecting these friends strategically.
- This is a fun article on how to keep your resolution using social media. For example, there is a scale that posts your weight on Twitter. No thank you!