Happy New Year

IMG-20131231-00625.jpg2013 was quite a year.  I was hospitalized for the first time and diagnosed with fibromyalgia.  I completed yoga teacher training, lost my job, opened my own yoga studio.  It was hard but I’m stronger.

2014 is here. I’m going to keep moving.  I don’t make resolution. I’ve never been into that.  I make goals and keep revising the goals.

IMG-20131231-00622Yesterday I went to sundown service with my mom.  It was difficult because my fragrance sensitivity was in full swing.  I guess everyone got perfume for Christmas.  Despite being uncomfortable, I am glad I went.  I will take any excuse to dress up.

My family has what one might consider a peculiar tradition.  My mom says that no matter the circumstances one must make every effort to eat well on New Years Day; that way no matter what comes your way for the rest of the year, you know you ate well at least one day.  My mom always made every effort to make a special meal when we were kids.  For many years now I have cooked the New Years meal.  Usually an extravagant lunch.

This year was especially difficult.  I haven’t made much money as a yoga teacher. I couldn’t do my normal grocery shopping. My mom did a bare necessities shopping yesterday.  I decided I was going to make chickpea burgers. I had no idea what else to make.  The cupboards are pretty bare here.  I began to get down about the whole meal.  I had to make something special for my mom.

Bean burger in lemon coconut curry, spinach rice, steamed veggies, pumpkin flat bread, side salad.

I made some small changes and it all came out pretty good.  Another tradition that we have is that we always share.  This year I am sharing with you.  I would like to share the recipes with you but I was cooking on the fly. I hope that all me meals for this year are as healthy and nutritious as this one.  I am so thankful of each and every follower of this blog and all the friends I’ve made.  I hope all of you have an awesome year!

Happy New Year!
Happy New Year!

May all your days be bright.
May all your dreams come true.
May you love deeply and be loved completely.
May you find strength to climb mountains and speed to run like the wind.
May you find contentment, happiness and peace.
May you be blessed with full tummies, warmth and wisdom.
May you grow in the journey of your life.
May all you meet be forever blessed.
Om Shanti, Shanti.

About Monetta

*200hr certified yoga teacher *owns and operates Sayana Yoga in St Lucia. *2015 St Lucia Chamber of Commerce Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award


  1. Happy 2014 – you have so much pending that 2014 will be great for you!

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