[A response to Marybeth Hicks article in the Washington Post “Occupy Wall Street – Who parented these people?”]
I was recently emailed a copy of an article written by Marybeth Hicks in regards to lessons she determined the protestors failed to learn from their parents. Below in the reference section you will find a link to the article, which I recommend reading prior to reading my response below. Although this article was published in October 2011, I still felt compelled to reply and share.
I have made these burritos with an enchilada twist for about a year now and they are a favorite in our house. Although this is the general recipe I follow each time, I tend to try new variations to keep recipes fresh. Creativity in the kitchen is a must if you cook on a regular basis.
Sautee the following in a skillet that is well oiled:
1/2 organic yellow onion diced
1/2 organic green bell pepper diced
1 organic jalapeno pepper diced [without seeds]
In the last days of 2011, there are some books and documentaries I highly recommend you read and watch. Since June of 2010, I vowed to read one book a month, which I am proud to say I have done thus far. Most books I have read I found enlightening and well written with only a handful that were slightly disappointing in the quality of the writing and content. With the plethora of books and videos out there, I encourage you to share any books or documentaries that you have discovered and enjoyed as well.
If you are like me and many others this holiday season, it is easy to over eat and eat all of the most unhealthy foods. There are pies, cookies, chocolates, fudge, candy canes and the list could go on. You also do not want to offend anyone so you may indulge even when you had to unbutton those jeans half way through dinner. I, however, have tips that help me get through the holiday season without gaining weight and over indulging on sweets.
Stay hydrated - remember to drink eight glasses of water. For example, alternate an alcoholic beverage with a glass of water.
For those that celebrate Christmas, I think some things have been lost in regards to the meaning of Christmas. All I hear about is "stuff" - toys, gadgets, gift cards, etc. It is a time for shopping, a time of excess, a time for greed, and a time of wants and not needs. I recently heard on the news that the average American will spend over $700 this holiday year. This seems outrages to me. In hearing all of this, I start to think back on my childhood memories and what was the most special part of the holidays for me and my family. Frankly, it was not the gifts.
Between 40 and 45 percent of American adults make a New Year's resolution. And on average less than half of those people maintain that resolution after the first 6 months; but this year is different. This year your New Year's resolution must start with discipline and persistence. When you fail at your New Year's resolution, it is usually because of a lack of discipline, or self-control, and, therefore, the inability to persist with the resolution.