Friday, September 28, 2012


"If you hold an anti-war rally, I will not attend. If you hold a pro-peace rally, invite me."
Mother Teresa

I love this quote by Mother Teresa and think of it often during election time. I am most interested in candidates who are "for" the causes that I am passionate about rather than globally"against" issues. In my personal and professional life, I find that I am most effective when I  am  working toward a solution rather than fighting against negative situations. 

What are you"for" in life? How can you transform something you are against into something that you stand up for? How can your writing reflect this positive change? As writers, the words we publish can influence large groups of people in a powerful way.  What is the intention behind your writing?  What is the unique message that you want share with the world today?

Here's a recipe for Healthy Peaceful Peach Pizza for you!


Peaceful Peach Pizza

For the pizza crust:
1/2 cup transfat free margarine
1 tsp cinnamon
1/3 cup sugar
2 tablespoons organic honey
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 large egg
2 cups whole wheat pastry flour
2 teaspoons baking powder

For the pizza topping :
8 ounces nonfat cream cheese, softened
3 tablespoons organic honey
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups fresh peaches, cored and diced
2 tablespoons golden raisins, seedless

1. Preheat oven to 375F.
2. To make pizza crust, Combine margarine, cinnamon, sugar, honey, vanilla and egg in a large bowl. Beat well. Add flour and baking powder and stir until blended.
3. Spread mixture into a 9 X 13 baking pan.
4. Bake for 10 to 13 minutes or until crust is lightly golden on top. Cool for about 30 minutes.
5. To make icing, combine softened cream cheese, honey, cinnamon, and vanilla. Spread over top of pizza crust.
6. Place peaches on top of crust. Sprinkle raisins on top of pizza. Slice into pizza triangles and Serve

Aileen McCabe-Maucher is the author of the book "The Inner Peace Diet" which was published by Penguin Books and released in December 2008. Aileen is a licensed clinical social worker and psychotherapist who has helped many people find inner peace and discover their unique life purpose. Aileen has worked for over fifteen years as a licensed psychotherapist and registered nurse providing individual and group counseling to a diverse client population. She is a graduate of West Chester University, Widener University, University of Delaware, and The Gestalt Therapy Institute of Philadelphia at Bryn Mawr College. Aileen studied yoga and the chakra system at The Yoga Lifestyle Center in Paoli, Pennsylvania and is currently pursuing a doctorate at the University of Pennsylvania and writing her third book.

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Karen Cioffi said...

Aileen, what a great life philosophy. Energy should be directed at the positive, not opposing the negative.

Thanks for sharing.

Mary Jo Guglielmo said...

Aileen, I love the quote. Thanks.

Anne Duguid Knol said...

Nice way to look at things. Thanks Aileen. And that Peaceful Peach Pizza looks delicious. Shall certainly be trying that too.

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