Genni Lee Hester


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Wait, Weight, Wait

Today I share a poem from my book memoirs of the am. May it both inspire you and help you find comfort during the holiday season. Enjoy every bite guilt-free… Wishing you and yours a very Happy Thanksgiving!

Wait, Weight, Wait

Just wait, before you finish your day,
The thought of pounds, your weight,
Will most likely come to mind.

Don’t worry; it’s part of the design.
I want to prosecute the crime of this confusion.

Showing size zeros;
Those with eating disorders.
Yet, providing innutritious food,
To those waiting to lose weight.

This constant debate in our society has us
Waiting to weigh in. With our money, time, and health.

Waiting for truth to weight-loss cannot be bought.
Just STOP eating what they tell you is good,
And follow your heart – set yourself apart.

Don’t weight.

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the science of faith

Lisa Miller, a psychology professor at Columbia University, explains the health benefits of prayer. The Today Show interview also includes young people’s perspectives on what it means to be spiritual and/or religious.

http://www.today.com/video/today/57183476#57183476

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Terror

There is a culprit who terrorizes me today.
It is not a person, no woman or man.
It is not a bomb ticking away with a song.

It sits in my living room with one black cord.
It turns on and off, yet it never seems to stop.
It displays one point of view.

It likes to act nice:
It tells me what to buy
What to wear
How to fix my hair
Why I shouldn’t really care.

It shows Cowboys and Indians on a global playing field.
We shoot with steel,
While they’e equipped with a bow.

Then the sheriff comes to the stage
To let us know all the bad ones are put away,
On a deserted island in some bay.

For the magic black box has so much to say
About this culture and who we are today.
Yet, why is there so much it forgets to play?


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power intention for new moon

I am always trying. 

I don’t necessarily mean that as a bad thing, but it certainly is not wholly good. It, in some sense, is simply what it is. When we want alignment, we try to put all of the pieces of the puzzle together — we ‘figure’ out how it will all work. Since the new year I have been attempting to find alignment through allowance instead. It is a bit harder for my personality type, but I do feel myself more absorbed in what I do (even if it means less marked off the to-do list).

Therefore, for the new moon today I reassert my commitment to allowance with recognition that allowing sometimes results in trying. And so the cycle continues.

What is your power intention?

Warmly,

Genni.

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healthful valentine’s day meal #tbt

Hello,

I am sharing a simple Valentine’s Day meal from last year because it is so darn yummy.  Combine cooked quinoa, garbanzo beans, and baby beets to make a festive dish. A kale salad with a zesty ginger (aphrodisiac:)) dressing compliments the baby beets’ sweetness. Round everything out with a lovely (yet cost efficient) red wine from the Languedoc-Roussillon region in France. Whatever your plans may be, have fun and be well!

With love,

Genni.

happy valentine's day

happy valentine’s day

zesty ginger dressing: 1 inch ginger, 1/4 apple, 1 lemon

zesty ginger dressing: 1 inch ginger, 1/4 apple, 1 lemon

add a little olive oil and water to help it blend down in food processor

add a little olive oil and water to help it blend down in food processor

fresh kale

fresh kale

p'tit piaf vin rouge

p’tit piaf vin rouge

festive tools

festive tools

menage a trois: quinoa, baby beets, & garbanzo beans.

menage a trois: quinoa, baby beets, & garbanzo beans.

spooning

spooning

heart attack

heart attack

heart cleavage

heart cleavage

up close & green

up close & green

all together now

all together now


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M.C. Yogi’s Only Love is Real

Hi there!

I must share with you my love for M.C. Yogi’s new album, Only Love is Real. It was released on January 6th (my birthday!). The past couple of weeks I have been listening to the words and letting the energy of it marinate. I thought: “What better week than Valentine’s to write about it?” Only love is real, but to truly feel that with someone else, we first need to align our own energy.

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If you need inspiration or if you are ready to take your vibes to a whole new level, you should definitely check out Only Love is Real. It is easy to find high vibe playlists, yet a full album is a rare gift. Add this energy to your sadhana or daily commute; you will feel a difference.

 

My 3 favorite songs:

Track 6 Light House – This soft yet upbeat song is mesmerizing.

Track 9 Dancing in the sun – Are you having the winter blues? This song will get you over it fast! Turn it on during sun salutations and feel the heat.

Track 11 Heaven is Here – Listen to this track during the first couple of minutes of meditation or while you are on an especially hectic commute. Simply beautiful.

 

Thank you for reading! Enjoy your week.

Warmly,

Genni.