Beauty and Self Care for Mid-Summer Celebrations

Beauty and Self Care for Mid-Summer Celebrations

Midsummer is near!

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The summer season is a time of the year when things are in full swing.  The Earth is in full bloom and we celebrate the richness of abundance and fertility surrounding us.  Food and sunlight are in plenty and many of us spend the most time outdoors in clothing that reveals more of us than any other time of the year.  I enjoy the energy of this time. I always feel are particular rush of happiness and excitement as we edge closer to the Summer Solstice or Litha.  Tradition tells us the Goddess is fully pregnant and her round belly blesses us with the promise of more abundance to come.  We celebrate the sun and the warmth it provides, allowing for an ease of the life and green growth that the Winters cannot understand.  It is with these thoughts that I find it easiest to be indulgent with myself and…

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S’mores Apples

S’mores Apples

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One of my favorite desserts in the Fall time is s’mores and caramel covered apples. When I saw this recipe, I knew I had to try it! It is such a creative idea that I would have never thought of and you should definitely try it. Not many ingredients required, but it can get messy.


Ingredients:

  • 6 Granny Smith apples
  • 2 tbsp. unsalted butter
  • 1 bag Large Marshmallows
  • 10 oz. milk chocolate chips
  • 2 c. crushed graham crackers

Directions:

  1. Remove stems and skewer apples (see “Tricks for Sticks”).
  2. In a saucepan over low heat, melt butter. Add marshmallows, and stir until melted.
  3. Dip apples, one at a time, then transfer to a parchment-lined baking sheet. Refrigerate until set, about 15 minutes.
  4. Then, in a double boiler over low heat, melt chocolate chips, stirring continuously. Dip an apple into the chocolate, stopping two-thirds of the way up. Immediately dip the lower…

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The Law of Highest Resistance – and how to know if you’re a Viking

The Law of Highest Resistance – and how to know if you’re a Viking

Nothing with worth ever comes from taking the easy way… It seems I’ve been cultivating what I reap only after I’ve met resistance on all fronts and poured my sweat and blood and tears into the thing.

“The Law of Highest Resistance”

BJØRN ANDREAS BULL-HANSEN

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Let me tell you what it means to be a Viking. It means that you follow what I like to call The Law of Highest Resistance. I have lived by this rule for most of my adult life and in this blog post, I will try to explain what it means.

As we all know, life is not always easy. But it’s human nature to choose what seems to be the easiest way out of difficult situations. We all know people who tend to do that. It could be your co-worker who always wants to go for the easy, short-term option, or it could be that alcoholic who always chooses another drink instead of sobering up. We see people like that every day. Among our friends and relatives, among politicians in the news. The human population seems to have a very high percentage of what I like to call «easy…

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