Lance Bass loves Bad Religion

This week A Breakfast Serial is all about music! Check out my post here! (note: Lance Bass and Bad Religion are involved)

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Each season I become re-inspired by music and search for sounds that fit the weather. Frank Sinatra’s “That’s Life” is my song of early Spring. When the sun is hiding behind the clouds and there is a tinge of warmth in the air, Frank’s voice reminds me that summer is around the corner and freedom awaits.

So far here is my Spring lineup- I am adding daily:

Wild Soul- Langhorne Slim

Past Lives- Langhorne Slim

That’s Life- Frank Sinatra

Mountain Sound- Of Monsters and Men

Moi Je Joue- Brigitte Bardot

Spirit in the Sky- Norman Greenbaum

 

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Spring has Sprung

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The best spot in the world.

Spring has finally made its way to Chicago. The sun shimmered this week and the air has begun to warm. Flowers have started to bloom and blossoms are budding, it is a great time to be in the city.

This past week in one of my yoga classes my instructor used Spring to guide our class. She made a wonderful point about the changes in the air. Spring is a new beginning, an opportunity to find balance in your life, a time to reflect and make changes. Our sequence incorporated a lot of balance asanas, all were a great reminder of the surrender and strength it takes to find balance.

I have been working to find balance in my life. It is a struggle to differentiate between work and relationships especially when your work is driven by passion, but my relationships fuel my ability to work towards my passions. I am using this new beginning, Spring, to remind myself of this balance.

Eating healthy is a big part of balance for me. I found this great blog Eating Bird Food and I highly recommend it. I recently tried their “Easy Strawberry Chia Jam” and I must say it was incredibly easy and great! Try it out!

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Strawberry Chia Jam

Easy Spring Cous Cous Salad

This simple yet whole dish will leave you wanting to picnic, I promise!

Israeli Cous Cous Salad

Ingredients: half cucumber, lemon, half avocado, tomato, half red onion, 1 c of Israeli cous cous, salt, paprika

Directions:

Cook cous cous according to package. Dice cucumbers, avocado, onion, and tomato (take out insides of tomato). Place in large bowl and stir. Add a pinch and a half of salt and a pinch of paprika. Then squeeze both halves of lemon on mixture. Once cous cous is done place pot in freezer to allow to cool (shouldn’t take more than 5 minutes). Add cous cous to mixture, toss and serve!

Pack a breath mint, the onion will kill you :)