2-5oz Ahi Tuna Steaks
1 Handful Baby Spinach
1 Handful Baby Kale
1/2 Orange Pepper
1/2 Red Pepper
1/3 to 1/2 Cucumber
1 Medium Size Tomato
4-6 Quartered Marinated Artichoke Hearts
2 TBSP Pumpkin Seeds
1/4 Cup Feta Cheese
Juice of 1 Lemon
2 TBSP Olive Oil
Pepper to taste
Dried Basil to Taste
Dried Oregano to Taste
Dill To Taste
Put The Spinach and Kale in a large salad bowl. Quarter and slice the Cucumber and Tomato and add. Chop the Peppers and Artichoke Hearts and add. Add the rest of the ingredients.
Combine all ingredients in a small bowl and whisk till well mixed. Pour over the salad and gently mix or toss so it is evenly distributed.
Preheat a frying pan with a TBSP of grape seed oil or bacon grease large enough for both pieces to fit in easily to medium high to high heat. Season both sides of the tuna with Lemon Pepper, Dill, Oregano, Basil, Salt if you like. Place the tuna in the hot pan and let cook on each side for approximately 45 seconds or less. You want to see that just the edge is starting to brown. Slice the tuna (using a sharp knife) into strips against the grain of the fish.
The tuna can be added on top of the salad in a bowl or next to it on a plate, (like the picture).
You could also slice an avocado and place over the salad for some extra omegas!
This is one of my recent favorites to prepare. It is very quick and easy and tastes great. I hope you enjoy! Feel free to omit or replace any of the salad ingredients. Kalamata Olives would probably be a great addition as well.
I have the pleasure of working on many different types of individuals from professional athletes with specific alignment and recovery needs to those who need stress relief from work/home life, and many in between. One thing they all have in common is that they have an idea of what they are wanting from their session, and it is always different. I would like to open a conversation about how the bodywork that I, and many others perform, can be much more than "just another massage." This is where some basic energetic/consciousness principles come into play.
Any experience we have is what we make of it and perfect for the moment we are in. We will never endure more than we can handle and the gifts we receive from even the worst of experiences are what make us the beautiful individuals that we are. It is when we allow these experiences to define us that lock us into different holding patterns that start to affect our lives in negative ways. Stress and injury can have a serious impact on how we make even the simplest of choices and live out our daily lives. What if it was possible to start shedding those definitions? What changes could we start to see? Sometimes being in wonder of a situation or outcome instead of defining it as part of you can be the exact catalyst needed for it to move on and stop the cycle you are in.
Do we really know what is possible for healing to take place in the body and mind? I personally do not think we do. There are many generalizations out there for how long certain injuries take to heal, as well as, a laundry list of ailments there is nothing we can do about. What I do know is that if you make it true for yourself, then it is. What if the next time you received bodywork, you opened up to the possibility that maybe everything you have been told about your ailment isn't true for you? If you are open to receiving more than thought possible, could you allow yourself to have it? I have seen miraculous things occur for clients who have been willing to experience a new possibility for their body and life by getting out of their definitions and judgements of themselves.
For me, as a therapist, I am constantly asking questions while performing my work. Sometimes they are out loud, looking for an answer and a way in. Sometimes they are to myself to get out of my own head. I am just as guilty of defining what I see as everyone else. One thing that sets me apart is that I am willing to see other possibilities as they show up and change my course if needed. If I get stuck in a diagnosis of one of my clients, it does not allow me to be open to seeing other things that could be what is actually going on with them. Many times simple coaching on how to let go can be the difference between a basic feel good session and a life changing experience.
So what does this mean for you and bodywork? The simple answer is, be sure to let your therapist know of what you are wanting out of your session and be open to whatever else may come of it. Also, be willing to know that your body is far more capable of healing than we ever thought possible and your bodywork experience could be far more profound.