Month: October 2014

5 Steps To Raising An Awakened Child

By Jesse Herman and Steven Bancarz| In many ancient cultures in South America and Africa, when a child is born, people actually cried. They cried because the child was leaving one realm; the realm of truth and unity but now they enter a life of duality where life is not easy. In a world where life is more complicated and difficult than ever, it is even more crucial that we raise children who can restore our planet, bring us back into harmony with each other, and inspire the world to be more conscious.   1) Remember. The Child Is Not ‘Yours’. Parents often make the mistake of seeing themselves as the owner of their children. They will say things like this: My child. My Daughter. My Son. My kids…this is even the normal terminology. Sure the kids came from you, but they do not belong to you. You are not an owner, rather, a guardian. You are the support network to provide them with the tools they need to come into their own authenticity. Ask yourself who is …

Delving Into Art- The Broad Museum

Jeff Koons “Balloon Venus (Magenta)” came into our collection on this day in 2012. The work is a contemporary take on some of the oldest sculptural depictions of the female form — some dating back over 30,000 years. The most famous of which is Venus of Willendorf. (#JeffKoons, Balloon Venus (Magenta), 2008–2012, © Jeff Koons)   “This sculpture is actually made of heavy stainless steel. It’s called ‘Balloon Dog’ and it’s by Jeff Koons. Jeff wanted us to remember the joys of having a birthday, so in 1994 he began a series of work called Celebration. ‘Balloon Dog’ is part of it.”    Jean-Michel Basquiat passed away on this day in 1988. “Eyes and Eggs” from our collection includes one of Basquiat’s most expressionistic and wholly rendered characters (much of his work includes more skeletal figures). If you look closely, you can see the scale of the piece by the sneaker prints running across it (it’s about 10×8 ft). (#JeanMichelBasquiat, Eyes and Eggs, 1983, © The Estate of Jean-Michel Basquiat)   “Try to imagine the …

Waking Up In Paris…

I came across this beautiful picture of Duplex Terrace Eiffel Tower View Suite at the Shangri-La Hotel, Paris courtesy of  Haute Residence , and knew that it had to go on my vision board. I will be waking up to this view next summer. Not only will I wake up to this exact view, I will be there with the love of my life, my husband. I would love for you to share with me places you visualize going. Part of your vision coming true is you writing it down, putting a picture that represents the vision so you can see it, and really feeling yourself having it. You will have whatever you can see and feeling yourself having, exercise your faith. The stronger you get, the easier things will come. Entrance Lobby Le Bar Grand Staircase  Lounge Duplex Terrace Eiffel Tower View Suite Pool Massage Dinner at Shang Palace- Authentic Cantonese Restaurant Dinner at L’Abeille- Gastronomic French Restaurant Dinner at La Bauhinia- Contemporary Offering French and Southeast- Asian  Terrace

Whole Grain Pancakes

1 cup white whole wheat flour1 cup all-purpose flour1/2 cup oat flour1 1/2 cup oat milk (add more to thin out batter if needed)2 tsp. apple cider vinegar1/4 Cup applesauce1/4 Cup dry sweetener (date sugar, maple sugar, etc.,)1/2 tsp. vanilla extract1/2 tsp. cinnamon 1 1/2 Tbsp. baking powder1/2 tsp. baking soda 1/2 tsp. saltDirectionsAdd all flours, cinnamon, salt, baking powder, baking soda, and dry sweetener to a large bowl. Mix. In a small bowl add oat milk and apple cider vinegar. Let sit for ten minutes. Then add vanilla extract, and applesauce. Mix. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients. Mix until combined. Don’t over mix. Using a 1/4 C measuring cup, pour batter on to a non-stick skillet over medium heat. Once bubbles form on top, flip pancakes and cook about two more minutes or until golden brown.