Eat: Balance the Minerals Broth


Trace minerals are important in keeping our nerves functioning properly.

An excellent source of TM’s? Veggie broth.

During my year living in South Korea, a broth-based soup was served with every meal, including breakfast.

Let me tell you, I’ve never felt healthier than during that year.

Try making this easy broth on a Sunday evening to keep on hand so you can sip throughout the week.

Pour into a mug on the way to school or work, add the broth to a heartier soup for a meal, or sip as a warming tea in the evening.


Bottoms up for Trace Mineral Balance!
courtesy of Chef Beach Girl

To boiling water add:
Chard leaves and stems
Celery stalks
1 white sweet potato
1 red sweet potato
1/2 onion
3 clove garlic
A few carrots and their greens
1 Beet
1 turnip
Whatever other veggies you’ve got on hand!
Herbs from garden (I used rosemary)
Optional: Himalayan Pink Salt to taste
Optional: chicken or chicken bone for protein and/or flavor

Simmer for a few hours and voila! Mineral broth. Eat with veggies for extra fiber or without. Mmmmm.


Deep Thought of the Day

The hero’s journey always begins with the call. One way or another, a guide must come to say, ‘Look, you’re in Sleepy Land. Wake. Come on a trip. There is a whole aspect of your consciousness, your being, that’s not been touched. So you’re at home here? Well, there’s not enough of you there.’ And so it starts.

 Joseph Campbell, A Joseph Campbell Companion: Reflections on the Art of Living


Little Ditties on My Ukulele: Before I Knew

As promised last week (Both Sides Now), I present now a little ditty.

“Before I Knew”, by Basia Bulat.

I’ve strummed in the before-bedtime hour eight nights in a row.

Felt the cobwebs work themselves out of my fingers and voice.

Digging this ukulele renaissance.

A welcome right-brained hobby to balance out the left-brained-edness of my current studious chapter in life.

By the way, I’ve slept like a baby eight nights straight. Side benefit of my bedtime uke lullabies?

Gotta love, love, love making music.


“Like” Button on How Men Communicate

English: iphone Deutsch: iphone

English: iphone Deutsch: iphone (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


“Sounds good”

“See you then”

“On the way”

So simple.

No xoxo’s. No smile faces. No exclamation points.

No waste of time.

Simple. Matter of fact. Succinct sharing of information.

What is this simple verbiage I speak of? The Male Text Message, of course.

Recently, I’ve taken to spending a weekday afternoon or two at my Father’s engineering office to receive tutoring for my *online* Physics course. On top of just beginning to comprehend velocity with constant acceleration in one-dimensional motion, I’ve become quite the observer of the art of male iMessage communication.

Think I’ll take heed. No friends, I’m not mad at you. I’m just thinking like a guy; relaying information authentically, then living life in front of me opposed to life on the 2 x 4 inch hand-held iWhatever.

Oh, and getting my Physics homework done.

Little Known

Little Known (Photo credit: Victorrochajr)