My name is Nicole St. John Hamborsky. I’m a photographer and artist currently living in Grosse Pointe Park, MI, in a house that I purchased with my parents. I graduated from the College for Creative Studies in Detroit last year and am currently working for a well known computer company as a mobile technician. This past year has been a big one for me; I bought my first house, I started my first committed relationship, I got my first job out of college, and I finally quit smoking. I like to think of myself as healthy both mentally and physically and I am continuously working to improve myself daily.

When I met Molly Beauregard I had no idea what joy and pleasure I would experience by being a part of her class and her world. I remember everyone talking about the “cool meditation class” and how it’s definitely worth taking. Transcendental meditation and Molly Beauregard changed my life for the better the moment I first entered her classroom. Learning to meditate in the Consciousness, Creativity & Identity class reawakened my soul and allowed me to blossom into the woman I am today. As I sit now, I can confidently say that I am happy; I am full of self love and contentment and life is a beautiful thing to be a part of. After a period of self doubt, meditation helped me grow to love myself again and accept the things around me for what they are.

As a guest writer for the Tuning the Student Mind blog I aim to share my stories, my experiences and my life! I am currently riding the wonderful love train with my partner, Stuart and we live with my cat, Jynx and our newly added puppy, Frankie. This summer I have successfully grown and maintained an organic garden in my backyard. I am currently in the middle of a tea detox and recently did an organic juice cleanse. I believe the body is a machine that constantly needs work and care and with the right amount of nourishment, a healthy and happy life can easily be attained. I hope to offer insight into healthy practices by way of recipes, how-to’s, and even verbal advice.

 

First up! My easy Fish Stick Taco Dinner:

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8 fish sticks, I use gluten free fish sticks from my local health food store
6 corn, soft tortillas
4 table spoons of American Spoon Pumpkin Seed Salsa, or your favorite salsa
1/4 cup American Farm Cheese or sharp cheddar, shredded
1/4 organic Cucumber, diced small
2 organic radishes, cut into small strips
 
Preheat a frying pan to warm the tortillas on low/ medium heat. Turn on the oven to whatever your purchased fish sticks desire and cook as directed. Since my fish sticks typically take 20 minutes, I use that time for prep! Dice the cucumber into small cubes about 1/4″ big. I like the radishes cut into small strips about 1/16″ big, but cut them to your preference. Mix the cucumber and radishes in a bowl and set aside. While the fish sticks are still cooking, place tortillas in the preheated pan for about 30 seconds on each side. This will warm them up and give them a bit of a crunch.

Once everything is prepared it’s time to assemble the tacos! Start with the cheese on the bottom and then layer the fish sticks on top. I like to angle my fish sticks like a teepee lengthwise to make room for the cheese underneath. Then scoop your desired amount of the radish cucumber mix on top of the fish sticks and top with salsa. It’s a perfect blend of soft and crunch, spicy and sweet.

 

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Cheers!

Nicole St. John Hamborsky
nstjohn.com