This morning I put on my purple bamboo-organic cotton t-shirt to honor International Women’s Day. About 9:30 am, my husband called to ask if I wanted to help him drive today, because he had many stops as a part-time employee for a commercial law firm.
The last stop was a small town in Northern Bucks County that looked like a movie set for a film from an earlier decade, say the 1950s. I popped into the Village Flowers & Gifts while my husband went across the street to knock on the door of the company he was investigating.
In the refrigerated case were roses, a couple of which were this beautiful shade of pale purple. I told the owner that today was International Women’s Day and the color purple is the theme color. I went to pay her the $2.00 for the rose but she refused because it was this special day. Here is a photo of that rose in a vase that also has tiny roses on the front. Picture Purple Perfect!
Thanx to Connie @ her Village Flowers & Gifts for this lovely purple rose.
Official website: internationalwomensday.com
Theme and statement from the site: : How will you mark the day?
Celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievement of women.
Yet let’s also be aware progress has slowed in many places across the world, so urgent action is needed to accelerate gender parity. Leaders across the world are pledging to take action as champions of gender parity.
Flyer we used to attract women and men about our program @ The Kalayana Centre on Sun., March 6th. Thanks to friend and colleague Krista Nelson for this powerful photo.
Six of us at the Ayurvedic Kalayana Centre near my home in Bala Cynwyd marked this day by watching some episodes from the CBS special (CD) entitled A Path Appears, the same title as the book from which this powerful documentary is made.
I reviewed this book last year. Here is the link to that posting: https://www.menupause.info/archives/16160
Naturally, we wanted to have some snacks for the small gathering, so I served International Dips: Hummus, Yogurt/Dill, and Guacamole. Since The Kalayana Centre is a wonderful place to learn about Ayurveda (Science of Life), with its more than 5,000 year old healing system from India that focuses on body types (doshas) and foods suitable for each body type, I created the recipes to reflect the six tastes emphasized in Ayurveda: sweet, salty, spicy, salty, astringent, and pungent.
According to Ayurveda, eating each of the six tastes every day can help keep your body in balance, which means you can eliminate cravings that may help you lose weight. More importantly, you will be placing you body back in balance so you have the energy needed to live fully and healthfully.
I will post the recipes in the next few days for you to enjoy.
In the meantime, please visit the website for International Women’s Day and/or watch A Path Appears. I purchased my CD from Amazon.com, but it is probably also available On Demand or through Netflix. Better yet, buy the book, because it covers much more than the video.
P.S. Wear something purple, since that is the color theme for this important day all around the world.