Originally posted on Sunlight in Winter:
There are many theories behind what causes chronic pain. The one that has made the most sense to me personally involves the concept of neuroplasticity– the idea that the brain can change over time, and that in chronic pain sufferers, the brain actually becomes more sensitive to pain. In this post I will talk about what I have learned about neuroplasticity, as well as some of the other potential causes for chronic pain.
Neuroplasticity, or Practice Makes Perfect
They say practice makes perfect— in scientific terms, this is known as neuroplasticity, or the idea that the nervous system can be molded and changed by different experiences. The more chances you give your nervous system to perform a task, the better it becomes at it. In most cases this is a good thing—neuroplasticity allows you to learn how to walk, how to ride a bike, how to play the piano. …
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When life direction is blurried, get near ocean.
If I could I'd be back on St. John (Virgin Island) in Cruz Bay, reading my YA book.
In addition to the beloveds such as glorious omelettes with fresh herbs from the garden, or a rich savory omelette with meats, my favorite treat would be poached eggs. Delicate, simple, and delicious.
Poached with Malt Vinegar on a Sourdough English Muffin with Carmelized Onions.
This seems so surreal and like another word to me.
De-freakin-licious. Anything with puff pastry I am such a SUCKER for.
Originally posted on Finger, Fork & Knife:
These peperonata and goats cheese crossovers should taste of sunshine, so the brightest and freshest peppers and the best puff pastry you can find will be needed to do it justice. Sweet peppers, red onion, garlic, basil and goats cheese peek through the slits in the flaky golden pastry, enticing you to take a bite and delight in the sweet tastes of the Mediterranean that are hiding within.
2 tbsp olive oil
½ red onion
4 small peppers, red and yellow
1 small courgette
1 clove garlic, crushed
1 tbsp palm sugar
1 tbsp sherry vinegar
A pinch of smoked paprika
¼ cup pine nuts, lightly toasted
Good quality goats cheese
¼ cup fresh parsley leaves, roughly chopped
¼ cup fresh basil leaves, roughly chopped
1 sheet all-butter puff pastry
½ tbsp poppy seeds
Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
Preheat oven to 180C
If frozen, thaw the puff…
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