Personal Note from Sora


Welcome to December and the end of the year filled with holidays and fun.

So I got to thinking about 2016 and what my resolutions might be for the New Year.

But I decided that I wasn’t going to make any new resolutions this year. That I just was going to keep on keeping on, set my intentions and let Karma take its course.

There’s an old Seneca proverb which says:  That each day is its own separate adventure.”  I kind of like to live my life that way because it always leaves the element of surprise and possibility and to me that’s part of the magic of life.

But what I did decide to do can be shown in the jar below…

I decided to place my intentions and wishes in a jar over the year and then next New Years 2017 take them out and see how I did.

It’s also my way of letting them go and giving them to the Universe and the Higher Power to help support me in my efforts which I’ve committed to and let go to on paper.

So we’ll just see…

For me it’s just a more comfortable idea of letting these thoughts go and putting them in a physical space outside my mind then having them rent space in my mind.  For me at least, it’s a very freeing feeling.

So it’s just a holiday food for thought and you never know what will happen when you let these thoughts go…….

Hugs and Happy Holidays!!

In Make Peace with Food,




This month’s motivational quote:

“We spend January 1st walking through our lives, room by room, drawing up a list of work to be done, cracks to be patched.  Maybe this year, to balance the list, we ought to walk through the rooms of our lives…not looking for flaws, but for potential.

Ellen Goodman

Phew!  Love this.  It just completely promotes positive thinking and the possibility of self-growth on a day to day basis.

So what potential or potentials do you know deep in your hear that you have and the you can commit to grow on a regular basis?



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Food and Culture

So here we are in December and it’s that holiday time of the year!!-Chanukah, Christmas and New Years.

So I decided that what better way to share the fun and joy of the holiday lights then to share three videos with you -letting you take your pick…

So the video below is a Chanukah Latkes Video.  Because what is Chanukah without Latkes-Not Chanukah…



So now here’s a video to help you celebrate Christmas.  The video has some really fun and simple desserts. So check out this adorable DIY “create” gal and see if she inspires you as well!


And now let’s listen to America’s Chief Entertaining Officer Tim Laird on an ABC News Food and Party Segment who will teach you the best way to pop the cork of that Champagne bottle, how to pick the best least expensive champagne to bring to “that” party and how to make some “very” fun and non-alcoholic drinks as well.


So whatever holidays you choose to celebrate-have a great December-and may all your dreams come true-in 2016 that have especially been designed for you!!



Bite Size Fun Food News

So to finish out this holiday Make Peace with Food Newsletter here are 3 interesting facts about Chanukah, Christmas and New Years!

I certainly didn’t know them and so I thought that I’d share them with you as well!!

3 Fun Chanukah Facts:

l. Another name for a dreydl is a sivion.
2. In Yemen, children went from house to house, tins in hand, to collect wicks for their Chanukah Menorah.
3. Chanukah celebrates the victory of the Maccabees or Israelites over the Greek-Syrian ruler, Antiochus over 2200 years ago.

3 Fun Christimas Facts:

l. Santa Claus’s origins come from a real person, St. Nikolas of Myra.  Among other things he’s also the patron saint of butchery.
2. Apples were the first know Christmas Tree decoration.
3. Animal Crackers became tree decorations in 1902.  The string on the box was created so that the box could comfortably be hung on a Christmas Tree.

3 Fun New Years Eve Facts:
l. The top three places to celebrate New Year’s Eve are Las Vegas, Disney World and New York City.  Internationally, one of the biggest celebrations is in Sydney, Australia.
2. The Times Square New Year’s Eve Ball was first dropped in 1907 after there was a fireworks ban.  Back then, a 700 pound ball embellished with 25 watt bulbs made of iron and wood was dropped.  Now, however, it weighs 11,875 pounds, is 12 feet in diameter and is adorned with 2,668 Waterford crystals.
2. This tradition has continued to be held in Times Square, except in 1942 and 1943.  The ball wasn’t lowered because of wartime restrictions.

So wishing everyone a very happy December and May 2016 bring you Health, Joy, Success, Love and More Love,




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In Make Peace with Food,


December 2015 Make Peace with Food Newsletter