Food and Fasting… A Higher Quality of Living…

It’s Monday afternoon… I am almost at the end of my 4 day fast… a fast that included my beloved family members… just a few of them for now… This particular fast will end this evening with a warm bowl of mom’s vegetable soup… We actually got to taste test (smile) mom’s vegetable soup last…

Making It A Great New Year and Life… Affirmatively…

Everything has changed and yet, I am more me than I have ever been… ~ lain Thomas A little over a few years ago… I had a conversation with my dad about the beauty and magic of never growing up… always being like a child in heart and in life… Of course, when maturity’s wisdom…

Be The Music… Be The Movement… Be The Magic…

Be The Music… Be The Movement… Be The Magic… Move… Move… Move… Dance… Dance… Dance… Sing… Sing… Sing… and make music with your mind… heart… and body… It is almost September… During the month of September my organization, Wisdom In New Dimensions (WIND), hosts the Annual International Celebration of Dance (AICOD), globally, to recognize, honor and…

A Work of Attitude… Appetite… & Art…

What can I serve you… Art… How can I serve you… Artfully… Are you a finger licking… sop it up… good to the last drop/morsel/crumb… waste it, no… I want it kinda person… I’ll admit, I am… It’s quite unusual for me to leave a dining table without my plate practically clean… The display of…

A Deliciously Cool Winter… And Smiling Warm Hearts…

  A yummy warm meal… on a beautiful winter day… is always pleasing to my soul… A deliciously cool dessert… made into spoonfuls of warm love… is another heavenly experience… served by glass… plate or bowl…   I’m a woman who loves wearing socks on my feet indoors… every season… all year long… irregardless of…

Sexuality… Sensuality… The Journey of (Un)Conditional Love…

  To witness nature… including our own… as an innocent child does… with open-mindedness… with pure emotions… with innocent feelings… without words… without formal instructions… without earlier knowing(s)… with eyes open… with eyes closed… is to live wondrously… ~ Dana Rondel   Sexuality… and sensuality… may have been subjects thought to be heavy in past…

The Canvas… The Palette… and The Palate…

Un-occupied space… an empty area… holds within it… nothing… The beauty… magic… and vitality of such a space makes for us a canvas with unlimited opportunities… The unheard… unseen expression… silent tone(s) of these spaces… surfaces…  hollow forms… structures… void of added color(s)… material(s)… things, etc… is all by itself one of the most artistic…

Is It Because CAKE Is In The Word…

  If there weren’t so many appetizing and appealing foods… I could probably eat panCAKEs every day…. I love pancakes… What I most love about them is… they can be made in so many different ways… I can change the mix(ture), flavor, color and shape… It’s very similar to making cake… Perhaps, the only difference…

Self-Care Is Also… Caring About What I Eat…

  My entire being smiles when… a meal not only looks good… but tastes good too… ~ Dana Rondel The Natural Food Art Café has kept me quite productive… in and out of the kitchen… The wonderful and appetizing foods, including desserts, I’ve made truly bring a smile to my face and heart… and to…

The Experimental Experiment(s)…

When considering who and what I am… I have listened to the voice within me… I have listened to voices outside of me… But the voice that knows is silent… Who and what I am… I learn… by living… living fully… gracefully… lovingly… ~ Dana Rondel Fear of the unknown… I’ve been told I feared…

Food Music… Fashion & Sensations…

My mind can’t help but sing… My heart can’t help but beam… My body can’t help but dance… Upon the sight, smell, taste and feel… of good food and delicious drink… ~ Dana Rondel  A beautifully artistic meal and beverage presentation are always pleasant to my sight… A tray, plate or bowl of food… a…