Veggie Dumpling Stew By The Purple Carrot

By The Purple Carrot

Veggie Dumpling Stew

DINNER
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SERVINGS

2

PREP & COOK TIME
40 min
CALORIES
266
FAT
2g
CARBOHYDRATES
54g
PROTEIN
9g

MAIN INGREDIENTS

  1. 2 potatoes
  2. 3/4 cup peas
  3. 1 carrot
  4. 1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
  5. 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  6. 3/4 cup almond milk
  7. 1 tablespoon agave
  8. 1 onion
  9. 2 garlic cloves, peeled
  10. 4 cups vegetable broth, used in two steps
  11. 1/4 cup fresh parsley
  12. 1 tablespoon nutritional yeast*
  13. 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano*
  14. 1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary*
  15. 1/2 teaspoon dried basil*
  16. pinch salt**
  17. 2 tablespoons olive oil**
  18. * spice pack
  19. ** not included

TOOLS

  • Large Saucepan
  • Medium Bowl

INSTRUCTIONS

1. Prepare. Rinse and dry all produce. Peel and chop the onion; mince the garlic, peel and dice the carrot; dice the potato. Roughly chop the parsley, removing the stems. Place olive oil in a large saucepan over medium high heat.
2. Add two tablespoons of vegetable broth, the onion and 

9 Winter Solstice Superstitions & What They Mean That Will Prepare You For Dec. 21 By ALLI HOFF KOSIK

 

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I’m sure your top concern as we approach the upcoming winter solstice may be just how many more minutes of sun you’re going to get during your commute each day, but the truth is that the event is steeped in history and tradition that goes far beyond our modern taste for convenience and, well, light. With history, of course, comes superstition, so I did a little research and pulled together some details about some winter solstice superstitions, where they come from, what they mean, and how they play into the way we observe the month of December in modern times (if at all).

First, a brief lesson in what the winter solstice actually is: According to the trusty Farmer’s Almanac, it’s the day each year that has the fewest hours of sunlight, thanks to the fact that the sun reaches its southernmost point and begins moving north. The winter solstice is also the first day of the astronomical winter (the meteorological winter kicks off several weeks earlier). Since 2017’s winter solstice will take place on Dec. 21, the days will begin getting longer as of Dec. 22. Did I just make your (very short) day?

Now that we’ve got the basics down, check out these superstitions.

1. Dark Spirits Walk The Earth During The Winter Solstice

Shab-e Yalda — the Iranian festival that celebrates the birth of the ancient sun god who triumphed over darkness — is celebrated on the longest night of the year, aka the winter solstice. To observe the festival, a feast of watermelon, nuts, and pomegranate seeds is consumed… but that’s not all. Because of the light vs. dark symbolism, ancient lore holds that evil spirits wander the earth on this night stronger than ever, according to MentalFloss. There are shades of similar superstitions in Celtic and Germanic folklore too.

2. The 2012 Winter Solstice Should Have Been The End Of The World

Remember the 2012 end of days hysteria? Thankfully, it was nothing more than a superstition — but it was a superstition rooted in Mayan history. The winter solstice of that year (Dec. 21, 2012) corresponded to the date 13.0.0.0.0 on the Mesoamerican Long Count calendar and was the end of a 5126-year cycle. According to the superstition, these numbers were symbolic of the end of the world, or some other catastrophe.

3. The 2012 Winter Solstice Should Have Kicked Off A Worldwide Transformation

The flip side of the “Winter Solstice as the end of days” coin? The New Age belief that the significance of Dec. 21, 2012 was one of rebirth and transformation. Some believed that the Earth and all of its inhabitants would experience some sort of wonderful metamorphosis on that day.

4. The Winter Solstice Honors The Coming Of The Light

If you’ve been counting the minutes until you can leave the office when it’s still light outside, this one should make a lot of sense to you. Given the fact that

READ MORE HERE:  https://www.bustle.com/p/9-winter-solstice-superstitions-what-they-mean-that-will-prepare-you-for-dec-21-7593175

Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)

Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)

2-minute read

Seasonal affective disorder (SAD), which is only experienced at certain times of the year, usually in autumn and winter, has an negative impact on your mood. Treatment can often make a big difference.

What is seasonal affective disorder (SAD)?

SAD is a type of depression that comes and goes according to the season. People with SAD have symptoms of depression or mania at roughly the same time each year.

SAD usually develops in autumn and winter, then disappears in spring and summer. In some people, the symptoms develop in spring and early summer.

People with mental illness might find their symptoms change at different times of the year. For example, some people with bipolar disorder find they are more likely to experience mania in spring and summer and depression in winter.

What are the symptoms of SAD?

Symptoms usually start out mild and get worse as the season progresses. When the season changes, people normally become completely well again.

Symptoms of SAD in winter include:

  • lack of energy
  • sleeping too much
  • finding it hard to wake up in the morning
  • feeling very tired all the time
  • overeating and craving carbohydrates
  • gaining weight
  • losing interest in normal activities

Symptoms of SAD in summer include:

What causes SAD?

SAD is thought to be caused by changes to the body’s circadian rhythms (its ‘body clock’) at certain times of the year. It may also happen because in winter the body produces less of the

READ MORE HERE: https://www.healthdirect.gov.au/seasonal-affective-disorder

 

 

Take that damn mask off! By The Silver Sage Witch

Hello lovely people.  Do you put on a mask sometimes, like everything in your life is going great, but in reality, your soul is crying because the darkness is closing in around you and you’re lonely?  A lot of people are like this, and they refuse to admit it.

Most of the time we put on that brave, smiling face that we show the world and refuse to show our real feelings for fear of being hurt…that’s understandable.  But what can we do when it gets too bad?

Here are a few tips:

  1.  Take off that damn mask!  You certainly don’t need to wear it 24/7.  It’s not necessary to be everyone’s rock, everyone’s savior.
  2. You are allowed to be YOURSELF! It’s a bad idea to try and be someone that everyone wants you to be.  Trust me, it may work for a while, but in the long run, you are the one who will come out the worst for wear in this situation.
  3. Try and make wherever you are living as cozy and comfy as possible. Now, this should go without saying, but a lot of people kind of forget that they can and should do this.  They get so used to how their surroundings look and don’t realize that they can change things to make it more appealing to their liking.  I’m not saying that you need to buy a lot of things to achieve this change, but I am saying that you can move your furniture around or perhaps paint a wall or two.  Get a plant that you love or paint a few pictures (abstract painting works well if you don’t think you are a good painter), and hang them on the walls.
  4. Take up reading, if you haven’t already.  When I lived in America, I used to love to go to the library, check out a pile of books that moved my soul, and read till my hearts’ content.
  5. Meet up with friends for something nice to eat or drink together.
  6. Cook a meal, using a new recipe.
  7. Take a hot shower (or a long hot bubble bath, if you’re lucky enough to have a bathtub).  Afterward, take the time to spoil yourself by rubbing on some deliciously scented oil or lotion.
  8. Go for a walk….doesn’t matter where.  Just get yourself out of the house and go for a walk to clear your mind.  Trust me, you will feel better afterward.
  9. Meditate. It’s really not such a bad thing ya know. It will raise your vibration, which there, in turn, will make you feel better.  Meditation isn’t always just sitting in the lotus position with nothing in your head. There are all different types of ways to meditate.  Try some of them…you might figure out that you really like meditation. 🙂
  10. Make a list of all the things, people, and situations that you’re thankful for.  Be sure to make it as detailed as possible.  Really get into your mind and think about the little things that you have, or have happened to /for you and write them down.  I find that it’s always a good thing to have some kind of a journal so you can do this every day…or as often as you possibly can.

Please note that YOU DO NOT NEED TO WEAR A MASK ALL THE TIME.  It’s important to remember this because sometimes we forget.

You are human, and we all have feelings.  Remember this and above all,

be true to yourself.

Blessed Be

 

This Witch is baking in her kitchen By The Silver Sage Witch of NewFound-Life.com

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Why do we have daylight saving time? The 100-year history. By Erin Blakemore

Get the facts about springing forward and falling back, a tradition that was established in the U.S. in 1918.

People in the United States will feel a bit more refreshed on November 4 as daylight saving time 2018 ends. The clocks fall back at 2 a.m. ET on Sunday, ushering in three months of getting up in the dark until the winter solstice welcomes back the sun on December 22.

You’ve probably heard that Ben Franklin kind of proposed daylight saving time (also erroneously called daylight savings time) centuries before it was implemented, and that the twice-yearly switch was initially adopted to save us money on energy needs.

But if you dig deeper, you’ll find out that the daylight-hoarding tradition—which was adopted in the United States a hundred years ago—has an even more colorful

READ MORE HERE:

https://relay.nationalgeographic.com/proxy/distribution/public/amp/news/2018/03/daylight-savings-time-arizona-florida-spring-forward-science

Helping an Injured or Sick Hedgehog

Hedgehogs need our help

When you find an injured hedgehog, watch it first to see how badly hurt it is. Then seek immediate emergency treatment from a wildlife rehabilitator or local vet.

If you ever find a sick, injured or a hedgehog you are concerned about it needs to be protected and kept safe because *every minute matters.

If possible, try to wear suitable gloves to pick up the animal, then put them in a secure cardboard box with ventilation holes, lines with newspaper or a towel, if you can try to wrap them in a soft blanket (ideally use suitable gloves). Then ring for help by contacting a hedgehog or wildlife rescue centre or carer immediately. If you cannot get through take them to a local vet as soon as possible so they can give them emergency treatment.

Hedgehogs will often try crawling away, so keeping them protected in a well-ventilated box, even wrapped in a blanket will help. Try to take them indoors while you call for emergency help.

A good way to help them keep warm is to fill a hot water bottle up and cover it up completely with a towel, so it’s not hot and its gentle warmth for the box. Never allow the bottle to go cold, remove before it gets cold.

Put the box somewhere

READ MORE HERE:

https://www.treatmekind.org.uk/help-hedgehogs/