Connection

I'm all about some good quality connection. 

Everything  I do is related to how we are all connected; how we are all part of the same thread. Weave. Quilt.

I believe that when we connect to

Ourselves

Our Community 

Nature around us

That we can feel truly alive, rooted.

Ode to Beyoncé (and other kick-ass women)

I

Love Beyoncé 

How she uses her celebrity to carry a message 

A message worth telling 

Worth repeating 

 

That we are all human 

Black lives matter 

They matter like everyone else

But they haven't ever really mattered to the public 

To our society 

They are part of us, 

Part of our society, humanity  

But they are brushed to the side when someone shoots them

As if our common community laws do not apply to them

 

How would you feel if your son was shot?

Or beaten?

And then shot?

You would be devastated 

And cause a ruckus

With due cause 

 

You would seek vengeance 

Or justice at least 

 

But if you are black - 

Your son caused it

He deserved it

Why?

Because he's black

And all black stereotypes apply to him

So surely he caused it

And deserved the consequences 

 

All black lives matter

Just as much as your white life

Your yellow one

Your red one.

But you need to pay attention 

 

You should not be punished for the color of your skin 

You should not be treated differently based on the color of your skin

You are human.

We are human .

And every single one of us should be treated as a human,

Like all humans want to be treated.

Chocolate Mousse, Boom

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I discovered a chocolate mousse recipe today that blew me away in its simplicity. 

I had some time to spare/kill while waiting for Bastien to come home with dinner so I decided to give it  a try. I knew Elise would be into helping, so she got in on the fun.

I love design for mankind, how she's shifted her writing to follow and flow with her as she ages and matures and goes through different lifestyles and life changes. Her writing is now more reflective and thoughtful, reflecting her time with her daughter and the lessons involved in raising another human being.

I know I may seem a little all over the place, but this is how my train of thoughts is flowing: "oh, I just made this amazing delicious thing, I should share it with someone; oh, there's context around this recipe, let me share that; oh, and there's this great writer that I love reading and she's the one I was inspired by to make the mousse." And that's how this mind works.

And now back to the recipe: 

 Raw Chocolate Mousse 

inspired by Design for Mankind 

▪️2 1/2 avocados 

▪️2/3 c cacao

▪️raw agave nectar to taste

▪️1 frozen banana, but I bet a non-frozen one would work just fine 

▪️2-3 generous splashes of almond milk

Place all ingredients in a blender and blend away. You might need to use a spoon to mix around everything if you have a really old outdated blender and your cacao powder decides it doesn't want to play nice with the other ingredients. 

And then sit down and enjoy the simplicity and richness of life (aka this chocolate mousse, y'all). 💗