Posted by: Patricia Joy Becker | December 18, 2014

Seven Steps to Boost Vitality

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Teaching Yoga for Hands and Wrists at Transition Palo Alto’s Holiday Share Faire December 14, 2014

Join the fun at the Gourmet Vegetarian Dinners in Palo Alto!
Monday January 26, 2014 Dinner 6:30pm
Sponsored by the Peninsula Macrobiotic Community

After-Dinner Presentation 8pm
Patricia Becker speaks on Seven Steps to Boost Your Vitality
Would you like to make 2015 the most joyous year of your life? What is holding you back? On January 26, Wellness Coach Patricia Becker will speak on Seven Steps to Boost Your Vitality. Patricia will start the evening by leading us through a short personal inventory, so each of us can assess our physical, emotional, and spiritual states. She will then introduce and explain each step, and lead us in exercises to experience it fully for ourselves. The first step is laughter, which, as it turns out, is a very powerful way to stimulate and invigorate our immune system, fundamental to our health.

All of the steps are easy, free, and powerful. Acting together they provide a powerful arsenal of tools to overcome blockages, freeing us to experience the joyful life that each of us is entitled to.

Patricia teaches yoga for the Health Improvement Program at Stanford University She was manager of Common Ground Garden Supply for 14 years, and manager of the Monday Night Gourmet Vegetarian Dinners for several years. She has held a variety of positions at Hidden Villa Organic Farm and Wilderness Preserve. She currently does Feel Better Now Wellness Coaching which includes nutritional counseling, breathing exercises, therapeutic yoga, and neuro-linguistic techniques. Visit her website PatriciaJoyBecker Speakers receive a gratuity from the audience; please show your support and appreciation with a donation ($5-10 suggested).

Dinner Menu Middle Eastern Favorites $18  P3143140_w360_q50
Red Lentil Soup
Falafel Patties with Tahini Sauce
Quinoa Pilaf
Broccoli with Roast Cauliflower
Rainbow Chard and Kale Sauté
Baklava Mint Tea………….Chef James Holloway

Make Dinner Reservations by 9:30am January 26th by calling 650-599-3320

Posted by: Patricia Joy Becker | December 8, 2014

Holiday Share Faire – sponsored by Transition Palo Alto

Holiday Share Faire – sponsored by Transition Palo Alto

Drive thru the magnificent Redwood to the studio!

Sunday, December 14,   1 to 3 pm

Cubberley Community Center – Room H-6 (at the end near Piazza’s)
4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto

Bring garden produce, food, books, toys, clothes, and or holiday decorations to share.

Join in some fabulous mini- classes and events!

Including Hatha Yoga for your back, neck, shoulders, hands and wrists!

Hatha Yoga – Patricia Becker
Growing succulents – Stephanie Erskine

Live Music – Herb Moore
Solar Oven Demonstration – Diane Ruddle
Wreath Making – Marianne Mueller (bring your plant material)   and much more!

Email me with your yoga requests?

Posted by: Patricia Joy Becker | December 3, 2014

My Favorite Superfood!

One of my favorite foods! Farmhouse Culture Sauerkraut
Made in small 10623830_917124881645327_4379892109542985619_obatches, using raw organic vegetables & local sea salt from the Sonoma coast. Why….because it tastes great & provides a high density source of a wide range of beneficial live bacteria which assist in the digestive process. Consuming a serving of sauerkraut can give your body as much of a health boost as many of the expensive probiotic drinks & supplements. Traditional Eastern philosophy has long prescribed sauerkraut juice as a home remedy for many common ailments. Eating sauerkraut will support your immune system and give you Vitamin B12 vegetarians sometimes don’t get enough of. Learn more at

Posted by: Patricia Joy Becker | November 30, 2014



Posted by: Patricia Joy Becker | November 19, 2014

Wellness: Health Depends Not Only on Eating Well, But Also Digesting Well

Patricia Joy Becker:

Excellent Wisdom from Bob Ligon Thanks for posting Gary

Originally posted on the MacroChef:


Bob Ligon practices Traditional Chinese Medicine in Akron, Ohio and does counseling and life coaching by phone.



Editor’s Note: On this blog we talk a lot about what foods to eat and how to prepare them, not so much about how food is transformed by our body into the blood and the energy which fuels our lives.  Some time ago Bob Ligon, a practitioner of Traditional Chinese Medicine talked to our Monday night dinner group about how to improve our digestion.  It was such an interesting talk that I asked him to put it in a form which I could post. And here it is. Bob practices in Akron, Ohio, but is available for counseling by phone: 330-696-3385. The outline of his talk and his full bio appear after the jump…

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Posted by: Patricia Joy Becker | November 15, 2014

Good quality salt is MOST important!

Good quality salt is very important part of our diets! Can be purchased locally in San Francisco Peninsula Country Sun Natural Foods or nation wide Gold Mine Natural Food Co.984165_10152627640274400_4430909217071626517_n

Posted by: Patricia Joy Becker | November 6, 2014

Be Calm and Love Your Life


Posted by: Patricia Joy Becker | November 6, 2014

Updated Featured Photo!

Patricia Portrait feel better Now

Posted by: Patricia Joy Becker | October 6, 2014

Simplify – Less is Often More


Posted by: Patricia Joy Becker | September 22, 2014

Happy Fall Equinox

Million to one chances crop up 9 out of 10 times when your heart is dedicated
Caroline Casey

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