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My Daisy

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Each Monday, Tiffany posts a message that provides positive energy and  tips for eating more mindfully. The purpose of the weekly message is to reinforce the ideas from the talks and classes that are a part of the Como Water Membership, and to further support those living the veg-centric lifestyle. To receive our Mindfulness Mondays posts, Become A Member today.

I’ve arrived in Addis safely and am getting used to the time difference (and the altitude)! As I settle in and sip slowly on the best coffee in the world, I contemplate the concepts of perfection and (im)permanence, and how striving for it leaves us inevitably unfulfilled. More on this to come, but in light of my contemplations, today I give you a poem that I wrote when I was 17. Apparently I’ve been thinking about these themes for a loooooooooog time! 😀 Have a great day folks and see you soon with a new video post!

My Daisy

My mother frowns,
“why do you waste your time,
why do you waste your
with something
–not permanent? Honey,
don’t you know that flowers die, 
(but flowers grow)
and flowers wilt”
(and flowers bloom)
but I stay silent because
deep down I know,
I know that I can’t 
So I stay shut
I don’t argue. I just 
think and think 
and think–
People aren’t permanent 
don’t stay perfect
and people die
–should I stop loving
them too?

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Tiffany M. Griffin is the woman behind Como Water, Washington DC’s premiere veg-centric cuisine consulting company. Through cooking classes, demonstrations, catering, and consultations, Como Water gives people the opportunity to learn how to prepare veg-centric cuisine that boasts maximum flavor, with minimal effort. Tiffany is quickly becoming a go-to expert on the future of veg-centric cuisine, and is a regular contributor to Como Water, the blog, as well as to vegetarian and vegan sites across the Internet. For over a decade, this self-taught, entrepreneurial expert has developed a set of tried and true techniques for making simple, delicious, and sometimes decadent veg-centric dishes. Featured on the Steve Harvey Show and other leading media outlets, Tiffany was born and raised in Springfield, MA. She then earned Bachelors degrees in Psychology and Communications from Boston College and a PhD in Social Psychology from the University of Michigan. She now resides in Washington DC, where she has worked in the US Senate and at a federal agency on issues around health, food, nutrition, and international food aid/development, and of course, as the owner of Como Water. Tiffany gets culinary inspiration from the food she grew up eating, and from her travels throughout Latin America, the Caribbean, Western Europe, and Sub-Saharan Africa. She is dedicated to sharing her wealth of knowledge on veg-centric cuisine with others and to help others live by her mantra—love life, live long, and eat veg-centric cuisine!

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