Month: September 2017

The SuperSoul Sunday Podcast

Have you guys heard the SuperSoul Sunday podcast? It is amazing! I absolutely love it. Every time I listen to it, I leave the conversation thinking, THIS IS WHAT I SHOULD BE DOING: inspiring others (so I naturally had to jump on blog and post something really quickly)!

I absolutely love how inspiring each conversation is,  and how recharged I feel professionally and personally when I listen to them.

For example, this past Sunday she had a gentleman named Don Miguel Ángel Ruiz speaking about the Four Agreements, which are as follows:

  1. Be impeccable with your word. (impeccable with your word towards OTHERS and towards YOURSELF)
  2. Don’t take anything personally. (Described in more detail below)
  3. Don’t make assumptions. (OH MAN.  THIS IS SO HUGE IN THE PRACTICE OF LAW)
  4. Always do your best. (I can’t say that I always do my best, sometimes I perform between 60-80%, and its because I feel so LOST, and I want something off of my plate or want to check it off  of the list ASAP– and this is something I really need to work on. When I get into the swing of things, I think this is an area I shine in, but in the early days of figuring things out – I’M NOT PROVIDING MY BEST WORK).

Something that really spoke to me was this:  “DON’T TAKE ANYTHING PERSONALLY“.

I am a woman, okay a girl, LOL. I often struggle with this concept. I dole it out to others so effortlessly, but when someone is unkind towards me (or I perceive unkindness) I get hung up. It sets me back and I feel this illusion of my world caving in on me. Dramatic, I know.

Lately, I try to think of the worst that could happen — and when I think about the worst or that its a moment that will pass, I feel at peace and I feel incredibly calm & I feel like I just want it to happen, so that we can all move on.

Do you experience this?

Well Don Miguel and Oprah, said two things which I loved:

  1. There feelings and judgments towards you is a reflection of them, and where they are coming from and their experiences.
  2. People WILL NOT think like me. The decisions I make are based off of my experiences – and I am the main character in MY story and NOT their story.
  3. If they talk about me – its because at that particular moment they have nothing better to do.

What are your thoughts?



Instant Pot: Shan Chicken Biryani

Hi Friends,

I am going to start “vlogging” and trying my hand at recording a recipe (don’t hold your breath though). To that point, I made this recipe this weekend:

So delicious and so easy. Thanks to the Instant Pot, probably took 30 -40 minutes to prepare and cook everything.

As you know, I am known for deviating from recipes, and I only deviated from this recipe by taking Garlic Paste (purchased from the grocery store in the herb section) put it in the Magic Bullet, along with 2 jalapenos, 8-10 mint leaves, and a 2 tablespoon chunk of ginger (along with a little bit of water), and pureed the crap out of it. I don’t have time to chop things finely – nor am I that talented. Besides this small deviation, I  followed the recipe like the video (only issue – I apparently failed to put my pressure cooker on “sealing” mode so after 8 minutes of cooking  I was done!

I would recommend making sure your instant pot is sealed, because I seemed to have gotten lucky with respect to my chicken being cooked all the way through, and I very easily could have made biryani with the chicken being under cooked.

I also recommend preparing all of the ingredients before hand (chopping, cubing the chicken, soaking the rice &  making the above mentioned garlic-ginger-jalapeno paste), since if I didn’t have my amazing husband supervising and mixing, something would have BURNED.

My thoughts on the recipe:

It was yummy. Wasn’t the BEST biryani I’ve had, but definitely tasted great and enjoyed eating it at work the next day and am looking forward to eating it at home (this is a good sign  – since when I don’t take it to work or look forward to eating it at home, then it ends up in the trash …)

Curious to know your thoughts! Feel free to share in the comments.