Wednesday, December 30, 2009

The year of the Cat

We were singing
karaoke on Christmas Eve(so much Fun!!!) And my friend sang the year of the cat!(like a pro mind you!)Got me thinking what is it going to be like this year? The year of the Tiger... Right away I think of leaping forward ,huge strides , surpassing obstacles, passion and vitality!!! So be the wild cat you always wanted to be !!!this is the year!! Roam the terrain with love and passion for life in a big way. Let the challenges take you to the source of your inner potential and leap off the cliff and land in your new reality. Without fear...with Love and Creation!!
Happy New Year!!! peace xoxo

"The Year of The Tiger begins on February 14th 2010. Drama, intensity, change and travel will be the keywords for 2010. Unfortunately, world conflicts and disasters tend to feature during Tiger years also, so it won’t be a dull 12 months for anyone. The Year of the Tiger will bring far reaching changes for everyone. New inventions and incredible technological advances have a good chance of occurring. For all of the Chinese horoscope signs, this year is one to be active – seizing opportunities and making the most of our personal and very individual talents. Everything happens quickly and dramatically in a Tiger year – blink and you could miss an important chance of a lifetime!
"check out how this year will effect your sign @

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Bringing in the Angels...

Celebrating the Holidays and Calling in the Angels...
This is the time for love & change
Have a Happy and Healthy Holiday xoxox

Friday, December 11, 2009

The gift of giving back...join us at Gift Local Design Market

I love the Holiday's!! I love picking out special things out for people and really taking joy in the process. We don't need to get caught up in the frenzy and let it become a consumer nightmare ...Let it be another way to show love. This year when I started to plan Gift Local I really wanted to celebrate locally! and to give Back to an organization that is local and celebrate all the local talent I come across everyday.
There is a real shift in Consciousness in a restaurant like Flatbush Farm,the Brooklyn Rescue Mission and the designers involved in our event. please come out and share the experience and let the spirit of giving into your heart!!xoxo Tamika

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Dr. Weng will be in Brooklyn

Dr. Mei Jen Weng

December 6th- 9th 2009
Dr. Mei Jen Weng is a licensed acupuncturist, oriental medicine doctor and Ph.D. She has treated people on Amma's tours throughout Europe, Australia, Japan, and the United States. She is a graduate of Chung Shan Medical College in Taiwan and Yuin University of Chinese Medicine.

Dr. Weng is not only a highly skilled master, she is a powerful intuitive and energetic healer. Patients who have received treatment say she is particularly gifted in facilitaing the rapid release of buried emotional blocks and past traumas which made them depressed, sad, or chronically ill.

Dr. Weng treats both men and women. Her vision is to "free people". She particularly supports the liberation of women and the Divine Feminine so that people can express greater joy, energy, peace, health and creativity in their lives and world service.

Treatments are $60.00 per treatment. Proceeds benefit Amma's worldwide charities.

A Doctor of Chinese medicine and Amma Devotee who recently received treatment from Dr. Weng said, "She is truly a master. When I watch her work, I see how I can improve my own practice."

OM Amriteshwaryai Namah

for appointments please email

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all events to be held at:
97 green street apt g3
brooklyn, ny 11222

the G train to manhattan avenue, walk north and turn left on green street
"The beauty and charm of selfless love and service should not die away from the face of the earth. The world should know that a life of dedication is possible, that a life inspired by love and service to humanity is possible." Amma

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

This weekend in williamsburg and Greenpoint holiday sales..

This is where you will find my yummy creations this weekend...Sat 5th and Sun 6th

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Gift Local Saturday December 12th @ Flatbush Farm
the gift of giving back... Holiday Design Market @ The Farm 76 saint Marks Avenue Park Slope Brooklyn
December 12th 12-6pm All participating Designers are donating to Brooklyn Rescue Mission. SKS Jewelry,The Wild Unknown, Sesame Letter press,Therapy Bath & candles ,
bonbon Oiseau,Heart light experience and more.
Brunch,Drink ,Raffle,
Gift and Be Merry...

Im teaming up with Flatbush farm to create a designer market to raise awareness to buy local,eat local and most of all help local .Get inspired by what's in your own back yard... Donations,raffles will go to Brooklyn Rescue Mission a Bed -Stuy Farm that produces 7,000lb of fresh produce and feeds over 4,000 people all year round.

xoxo Tamika

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Ixias by Charles Rennie Mackintosh (1868-1828).

"The best way to put the Law of Giving into operation- to start the
whole process of circulation-is to make a decision that any time you
come into contact with anyone,you will give them something.
It doesnt have to be in the form of material things; it could be a flower,
a compliment ,or prayer. In fact,the most powerful forms of giving are
non-material. The gifts of caring,attention,affection,appreciation,and
love are some of the most precious gifts you can give,and they don't
cost you anything."-chopra

Sorry my post's are a little spread out lately due to overload of school work
please keep checking back we have lots to share...
All my love to you all ,may you have a blessed day...xoxo

Sunday, October 18, 2009

This frail vessel thou emptiest again and aagain,and fillest it ever with fresh life. This little flute of a reed thou hast carried over hills and dales, and hast breathed through it melodies eternally new.... Thy infinite gifts come to me only on those very small hands of mine. Ages pass, and still thou pourest,and still there is room to fill. -Rabindranath Tagore,Gitanjali

Monday, October 12, 2009

"True happiness is when
the Love that is within us finds
expression in external activities" -Amma

Sunday, October 11, 2009

An Integral being knows without going,
sees without looking,
and accomplishes without doing.
-Lao Tzu

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Enjoy the wisdom all around you..

For This Is Wisdom

For this is Wisdom;to love,to live,
To take what Fate, or the Gods,may give,
To ask no question,to make no prayer,
To kiss the lips and caress the hair,
Speed passion's ebb as you greet its flow-
To have,-to hold,-and,-in time,-let go!
Laurence Hope

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Pumkin Pie no sugar added...

Agave Pumpkin Pie Recipes
1 crust
3 eggs
1/4 cup of raw (dark)agave
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon ground ginger
pinch of ground clove
2 cups of fresh cooked pumpkin
2 cups of organic half-and-half

Preparing the pumpkin:
Cook pumpkin day before or 2-4hrs before put in fridge
Cut the "sweet" pumkin in 1/2
take seeds out w/spoon
lay on a cookie sheet shell rounded side facing up pulp down,
roast @400 for 45-60min or until completely soft all around.
scoop 2 cups,use hand blend or blender to puree
OK IF YOU Want to use organic canned pumpkin just, don't tell me...hehe

Making the Crust
1 1/8 cups of whole wheat flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
8 teaspoons (1 stick) cold unsalted butter
cut into 8 pieces
4 tablespoons ice water,+ more if necessary

Combine flour ,salt and sift
add butter, I use my hands to break up the butter and flower mixture so it looks like cornmeal,if you have a food processor you can use it for about 10 sec
place mixture in a bowl sprinkle the water as needed
(note : whole wheat flour you need a bit more water)
form into a ball ,wrap in plastic,flatten into a small disc
10min freezer or 30min in the fridge
After ,roll on flat surface dust extra flour to avoid sticking
place in favorite pie pan,decorate edges as you like, (optional, freeze 10 min)
make sure to prick the crust with a fork all over before you bake
bake for 10-15 min till golden brown,use foil dry beans or rice as a
weight, prevent crust from rising.
Prepare filling:
Beat the eggs with agave
add spices and salt,stir in cool pumpkin puree than half-&-half
put in a med sauce pan on stove med-low flame ,
stir occasionally ,till hot to touch
do not boil,if you want it a little sweeter add more agave
while warming or when you serve it.
Add mixture to still hot pre baked pie shell
Bake @375 for 30-40 min cover crust edges with tin foil.
Serve with fresh whipped cream!YUMMMMM!!!!!

You can substitute some ingredients use earth Balance butter substitute for crust
If you can't eat wheat use rice flour they have a good crust recipe on the bag
please use organic ,butter,milk, eggs or free range eggs if you can
NO sugar or sugar chemical substitutes use AGAVE its natural and taste good!
you can use a table spoon of maple syrup as well but only if you are not a diabetic.
This is a diabetic friendly desert is possible make great desserts without sugar...
Soon I will try to make it vegan but that is next time... enjoy send me feed back please!!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Check out the Showtime House in Tribeca

NOW OPEN: Metropolitan Home’s Showtime House

With six Showtime original series as their inspiration, 14 renowned designers have transformed two New York penthouses into the ultimate multimedia showhouse.

visit the house

Dates: September 12th through October 18th, weekends only from 10 A.M.–5 P.M, the house will be open for public tours. Note: Opening weekend (September 12 – 13th) is sold out.

Location: Tribeca Summit Loft Condominiums Penthouses C & E, 415 Greenwich Street, New York City

Tickets and Proceeds: $20 per person, with all proceeds from the ticket sales benefiting the non-profit organization Housing works

LXTV is going to begin airing the Open House segment on Sept. 27. If you’re in NY, it will be Channel 4 at 8:30am.Check it out series on Showtime on Demand. MDA studios asked Patrick to design and build some corian/walnut pieces for the Showtime House The Californication room was an amazing success!! Sexy and Fun...Sleek and Naughty Patrick looking dapper in Blue...
Our house filled with lovely furniture...can't complain

I'm working with recycled fabric, tea dies,beads,oils, and herbs I found in NY or on my trip (Arizona,California,France,Switzerland)
Getting ready for the Holiday Design Sale"Gift on Grand",and other Ventures. Making,jewelry,oils,salts,candles,clothing...
I will keep you posted.
( availability,stores,commission orders,etc)

My new obsession(Bracelets,and necklaces) takes a long time to make them but they are worth it!! Full of good intentions and healing secrets... each one has something special weaved,sewed ,packed with LOVE....

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Happy Autumnal Equinox

Just got some amazing acupuncture from Dr. Weng..still a few appointments left email lisanelsonlevine@gmail...And all I could say was "that felt so seasonally deep!!!"not realizing the date .... The end of summer entering Autumn have a blessed transition I hope this information helps the journey....xoxo
“In the three months of autumn all things in nature reach their full maturity. The grains ripen and harvesting occurs. The heavenly energy cools, as does the weather. The wind begins to stir. This is the changing or pivoting point when the yang, or active, phase turns into its opposite, the yin, or passive, phase. One should retire with the sunset and arise with the dawn. Just as the weather in autumn turns harsh, so does the emotional climate. It is therefore important to remain calm and peaceful, refraining from depression so that one can make the transition to winter smoothly. This is the time to gather one’s spirit and energy, be more focused, and not allow desires to run wild. One must keep the lung energy free full, clean, and quiet. This means practicing breathing exercises to enhance lung Qi. Also, one should refrain from smoking and grief, the emotion of lung. This will prevent the kidney or digestive problems in the winter. If this natural order is violated, damage will occur to the lungs, resulting in diarrhea with undigested food in the winter. This compromises the body’s ability to store in winter.” - Huangdi Neijing Suwen

  • Element: Metal
  • Color: White
  • Nature: Yin
  • Organs: Lung and Large Intestine
  • Taste: Spicy
  • Emotion: Grief
A Time of Reflection

Fall is the season associated with the metal element. According to traditional Chinese medicine, the metal element governs the mind, organization, order, and stability. We tend to be more reflective, turning inward to our work, our families and our homes during this time. It is a time to organize and prepare for the winter season ahead and a time to reflect on our lives.

Emotionally, this is the season associated with grief and sadness. It is important to keep the mind clear and “let go” of negative emotions, which can impact health more strongly during the fall.

Lungs and Large Intestine

Fall corresponds to the lungs, skin, and large intestine. The lungs and large intestine are in charge of respiration, digestion, and elimination. Common symptoms associated with lung and large intestine imbalances are respiratory problems, such as asthma, shortness of breath, frequent colds, and sinus infections, as well as constipation and skin problems.

The body is particularly susceptible to wind and cold during the fall. Dryness can cause symptoms of coughing, dry nose, sore throat, dry skin, dry hair and scalp, dry mouth and cracked lips, and hard and dry stools. Adding more nourishing yin foods to your diet can promote body fluid, soothe the lungs and protect you from dryness.

Eating with the season

In the fall, eat fewer cold, uncooked foods — such as salads — and more warm, cooked foods. Switch from salads to soups and steamed vegetables such as winter squash, winter peas, broccoli, sweet potatoes, and yams. Incorporate yellow and red foods into your meals. Start your day with hot oatmeal.

Here are some more warm and nourishing foods and herbs to add to your fall diet:
  • Apple
  • Banana
  • Beets
  • Bell pepper
  • Bok choy
  • Broccoli
  • Brussels sprouts
  • Cabbage
  • Carrot
  • Cauliflower
  • Cinnamon
  • Cranberry
  • Figs
  • Garlic
  • Ginger
  • Grapes
  • Horseradish
  • Leeks
  • Pears
  • Persimmons
  • Plums
  • Pomegranate
  • Pumpkin
  • Red cabbage
  • Rosemary
  • Sage
  • Spinach
  • Thyme
  • Whole grains
  • Wild rice
  • Winter squash
  • Yam
    Protecting Your Lung Qi
    Lung 7
    is one of the most powerful points on the lung meridian points. It is a popular acupuncture point to use for stopping a persistent cough and relieving a sore throat. Besides treating those symptoms, LU 7 is often used to treat conditions related to the head and neck, such as headaches, migraines, stiff neck, facial paralysis, and toothache.

    LU 7 is considered to be the “command point” of the head and neck and is also used to improve circulation in the brain and stimulate memory.

    This acupuncture point is located above the wrist on the inside of the arm. To find this point, interlock your thumb and index finger of one hand with those of the other, the point lies on the edge of the index finger, in a depression between the sinew and the bone.

    Stimulate this point on both hands with the tip of your index finger for approximately 30 seconds or until your cough subsides.

At the autumnal equinox (Sept 22, 2009; 5:18 P.M. EDT), the Sun appears to cross the celestial equator, from north to south; this marks the beginning of autumn in the Northern Hemisphere.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Thanks for all the wishes!!! Right back at you!!

I wanted to send everyone a wish I received so many yesterday that I have to share!!! Thank you all you angels who made me feel so special yesterday!!!!

Every year ,If the universe allows, I go see a movie for my birthday. I love going to the theater alone there is something sacred of falling deep into a story and using those god given senses a goon run. This year it was "Bright Star" a poem and a love story of John Keats. I won't say much but the whole experience was lovely!! I believe that my heart opened that door to let me feel out certain experience in the past that still lie dormit ready to heal.
So This is why I love movies so much!! I feel there is a form of healing here that touches corners we forget that exist . To let emotions rise and release is the same practice of most healing modalities... At some point a movie therapy class may be just what the heart ordered... Be inspired ...
Today let Poetry inspire you...

"I have two luxuries to brood over in my walks, your loveliness and the hour of my death. O that I could have possession of them both in the same minute." – John Keats in a letter to Fanny Brawne


By John Keats

Bright star, would I were stedfast as thou art---
Not in lone splendour hung aloft the night
And watching, with eternal lids apart,
Like nature's patient, sleepless Eremite,
The moving waters at their priestlike task
Of pure ablution round earth's human shores,
Or gazing on the new soft-fallen mask
Of snow upon the mountains and the moors---
No---yet still stedfast, still unchangeable,
Pillowed upon my fair love's ripening breast,
To feel for ever its soft fall and swell,
Awake for ever in a sweet unrest,
Still, still to hear her tender-taken breath,
And so live ever---or else swoon in death.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Please join my good friend Lisa Levine in September...

i love you no matter what
Hello friends,
September is a full one. A new year really, in every moment, in every gust of wind and every rustling leaf. Be sure to take some time out for You.! We have some really awesome events happening in the next two weeks: A breathwork Circle next thursday, a yoga retreat upstate and a visit from Dr. Weng. I hope to see you everywhere.

b r e a t h w o r k t h u r s d a y S e p t e m b e r 1 7 t h trust

do you have it?
do You trust?
what does it feel like when you have it? and
what does it feel like when you don't?
are there places in our lives where there could be more trust and How do we cultivate this?
let's let go of worry,
let's let go of fear.
let's let go of fear
let's let go of fear.
Let's breathe it out.
& invite TRUST in.
Breathwork Circle
thursday, September 17th 2009
$25 please RSVP

we will use a transformational, active breathwork meditation to get out of our heads, out of our fears & into a place of trust, into the realm of Spirit.

no prior experience in necessary
97 green street g3
brooklyn ny, 11222
y o g a r e t r e a t u p s t a t e . . .

I am very excited to collaborate with the lovely folks at Heartland, a retreat center upstate. Next weekend, September 18th -20th there will be a yoga retreat with Paul Manza and Julianna Takacs. I will be giving body, energy and breathwork treatments when you are not downward dogging. The retreat is $225 for the weekend and includes all meals and accomodations. I will be offering sessions at a special rate of $60 per hour for the weekend. Please see their website for so much more inspiring information:

A c u p u n c t u r i s t D r. W e n g . . .

I am happy to announce that Dr. Weng will be returning to Brooklyn September 21st through the 24th. We are so blessed to have her here, if you have not had a treatment from her, I can't recommend them enough!

Dr. Mei Jen Weng is a licensed acupuncturist, oriental medicine doctor and Ph.D. She has treated people on Amma's tours throughout Europe, Australia, Japan, and the United States. She is a graduate of Chung Shan Medical College in Taiwan and Yuin University of Chinese Medicine.

Dr. Weng is not only a highly skilled master, she is a powerful intuitive and energetic healer. Patients who have received treatment say she is particularly gifted in facilitating the rapid release of buried emotional blocks and past traumas which made them depressed, sad, or chronically ill.

Dr. Weng treats both men and women. Her vision is to "free people". She particularly supports the liberation of women and the Divine Feminine so that people can express greater joy, energy, peace, health and creativity in their lives and world service.

Treatments are $60.00 per treatment. Proceeds benefit Amma's worldwide charities.

A Doctor of Chinese medicine and Amma Devotee who recently received treatment from Dr. Weng said, "She is truly a master. When I watch her work, I see how I can improve my own practice."

Treatments will be in Brooklyn:
97 green street g3
between franklin and manhattan
the G train , Greenpoint avenue stop
please email Lisa to book appointments:

OM Amriteshwaryai Namah

Friday, September 11, 2009

An interegal being knows without going, sees without looking,and acomplishes without doing.-Lao Tzu

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

It's retrograde and Im feeling fine...

In the beginning
There was neither existence nor non-existence,
All this world was unmanifest energy...
The One breathed,without breath,by Its own power
Nothing else was there....
-Hymn of creation,The Rig Veda

Since it is retrograde I thought I would post a picture from about 2 years ago. This was an interesting time for me. This is the moment it all started to change for me in my work, my relationship ,everything. In retrograde we get a chance to slow down and address where we were and where we are. Letting go of the past a little more each time and become an observer .
I recently lost a very special person in my life and I have had a hard time writing my blog. I apologize it took so long... In this time of retrograde breathe deep and just be present. Just like life it will pass soon be in the now and you can truly experience life to the fullest ...
Much Love on your own Journey xoxo Tamika

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

"Like two golden birds perched on the selfsame tree, intimate friends,the ego and the Self dwell in the same body. The former eats the sweet and sour fruits of the tree of life, while the latter looks on in detachment."-The Mundaka Upanishad

Friday, August 14, 2009

"All I'm saying pretty baby
La la love you dont mean maybe..."
The Pixies

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Take a walk with me...

Provence (France)

"Come forth into the light of things.Let Nature be your teacher."
William Wordsworth