Saturday, August 30, 2008

Drinking a Pocono Pale Ale in Stroudsburg, PA.

Drinking a Pocono Pale Ale in Stroudsburg, PA.
Originally uploaded by .edward

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Monte das Ânforas

Wine and thai food at the new Spice on Second Avenue.

Sunset at the fountain

Seen on East 13 Street

Saturday Brunch

Tina & Tori at La Palette.

Brunch at La Pallette

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Post-hike indulgence: sharing my peanut butter sundae.

After hiking 8-miles, we deserve some ice cream!

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Time to do damage

At Target in PA.

Lake sunset

Lake sunset
Originally uploaded by .edward

Long Pond, Pa.

Friday, August 15, 2008

No Idea Left Behind: 25 Tools for Capturing Ideas Anywhere

In order to capture every single little idea that we have, we'll need to take a multi-pronged approach to capturing the little bits of genius that we have throughout our day. Here's a list of tools that can help you capture your ideas no matter what the activity.

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Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Wednesday lunch

Wednesday lunch
Originally uploaded by .edward

Whole foods salad and kombucha tea.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Changing face of the Lower East Side

After dropping off the zip car at Allen Street and Grand, I can't help but notice how the new LES Hotel sticks out like a sore thumb.

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Master Cleansed

After 80 glasses of "lemonade/limeade", 10 salt water flushes, gallons of water, green tea and herbal/senna teas, we are done with our first 10-day Master Cleanse! During this process, toxins within the body were eliminated-- a cleansing occurred, in the body, mind, apartment, clothes and closet!

Day 11 was spent sipping fresh squeezed orange juice, grapefruit juice and water.

Day 12 I made a hearty veggie soup comprised of carrots, celery, leeks, onions, basmati rice and mung beans. Added some okra and forgetting its thickening qualities, my veggie soup turned into gumbo (an added plus)!

Today, Day 13 I started eating solid foods in small portions: raw fruit, veggie gumbo, wild rice and a delightful succotash made with okra, collard greens, haricots verts and stewed tomatoes.

Happy to report no upset stomach, metabolism is moving along well. It's interesting how a new awareness of digestion has surfaced since being on this cleanse, I can hear and feel the food going through the digestion process.

Overall, this experiment was challenging, insightful and I truly believe beneficial for my overall health. My cravings for pizza (Artichoke), beer (sweet action), fried foods (fried chicken and calamari) have subsided -- I'm leaning towards fruits and vegetables for sustenance rather than chips and simple carb food.

On a sidenote, my body has shed 13 lbs as a result of completing this cleanse. With a new focus in eating habits, I am sure I could lean out even more. My clothes fit better (pants are much looser) and I feel better.

Most important, I have a heightened sense of being...this whole process reinforces how important it is to "be" present in the moment and how your choice of emotions affect your present experience.

Looking forward to the next Master Cleanse in January 2009!