All posts tagged: lifelessons

Oh, The Places You Must Go!

Oh, The Places You Must Go! In the words of Dr. Seuss, “You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You’re on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who’ll decide where to go…So be sure when you step, Step with care and great tact. And remember that life’s A Great Balancing Act. And will you succeed? Yes! You will, indeed! (98 and ¾ percent guaranteed) Kid, you’ll move mountains.” It is always a delight to read about the struggles of The Greats, you know the kind of people we remind ourselves about whenever we try to convince ourselves that our lives can still turn out well if we decide to quit school, quit our job, take a leap of faith on a business idea, or sleep-in instead of going to your 8am lecture on a Friday morning. I mean Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, Racheal Ray, Kevin Rose, Ellen DeGeneres and other successful people, yeah, those people. …

“Grown Up”: Sour Pouch or Encyclopedia of Wisdom?

“Grown Up”: Sour Pouch or Encyclopedia of Wisdom?         What does it mean to grow up?  I have pondered upon this question for a while now and I cannot seem to find the right answer. I was talking to one of my students few weeks ago, a 8th grader going to high school next year. We were debating on the topic of ‘Why Humans Cry’ and as the “grown up” I told him that crying is a way we cope with stress and the human life woes. Everyone cries, I began with what I thought was an epic speech waiting to happen. Everyone cries and should cry because there is so much relief and therapy in the release of pain and frustrations through tears. He of course, did not accept my epic statement.          In fact, he objected and said “I don’t cry.”  Crying is unnecessary. You can imagine my reaction as I tried to pack up my drools and control my jaw to the dismissal of my experience-giving insight. …

Yummy Findings Highlight of the week!

Yummy Findings are meals and drinks evident of where budgeting, fresh produce, and curiosity meets creativity. Join me in exploring new recipes and stumbling upon more yummy findings across various cuisines.   Fowes Vegetable Stir-Fry Ingredients: Budget: $15.00 at Harris Teeter 10 sticks of Asparagus ($3.99/1b), 4 purple Radish ($1.49/bunch), 6 Sweet mini-peppers (2 red, 2 yellow, 2 orange. $1.99/bag), 2 medium diced Tomatoes ($1.00), 10 sticks of Fresh organic Parsley ($1.59/bunch), 1 tablespoon of Olive Oil, 2 cubes of knorr cilantro seasoning ($1.89/box of 20 counts). Directions: Diced tomatoes, asparagus, radish, mini peppers and toss together in a bowl, set aside. Pour olive oil inside frying pan and place on low – medium heat for 2 minutes. Add vegetable bowl and stir for 5 minutes. stir fry is ready! Serving:  I love this stir fry because it can serve up to four different meals or more and you can store it in the fridge or freezer for up to a week (or longer in the freezer) without it loosing its fresh taste. Add Tofu and …