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Hi! I’m Anne.

I have always seen the world through the lens of a culinary enthusiast, so it makes sense that I fell in love with capturing images of my passion in action from a young age. I am so grateful for the success I have found in the food world as a photographer and I hope you enjoy visiting my site as you spend a little time seeing the world through my eyes.

I am excited to share my perspective with you, not only through my photographs, but also my experience styling food, creating recipes, and ultimately where it all started for me – cooking.

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A beautiful perspective to ponder as we begin this new week ❤️

Does this resonate for you? ✨

"I Worried" from "Swan: Poems and Prose Poems" by Mary Oliver, Beacon Press (2010) 

#MeditationMonday #Mindfulness #MaryOliver
Thank you, Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., for the beautiful wisdom you shared and the light you brought to this world. Forever grateful for your teachings 🙏 

Hate is NEVER the answer. #OnlyLove #Truth
Well, holy smokes will ya' look at that! 🤩

This thing is official, folks. Coming mid-2022: Watson Wellness, LLC will be opening for business! 🙌🏼

In addition to Anne Watson Content Development, LLC & Watson Ranch Vineyards, LLC, Watson Wellness is going to be my third business and one that I am SO EXCITED to bring to fruition! Reiki treatments, meditation classes, breathwork, and other modalities that I've personally found to be transformative, all designed to empower and heal.

I can't wait to embark on this healing journey with you all, so please stay tuned friends! And thank you all for your incredible support, I couldn't do it without you! 🙏🏼❤️

#WatsonWellness #reikimaster #reiki #reikipractitioner #meditationclasses #breathwork #reikihealing #reikienergy #reikihealer #healing #reikilove #reikiteacher #reikilife #orangecountyca #breathworkhealing #breathworkmeditation #breathworktraining
If you're feeling overwhelmed as this New Year is getting underway, here's a friendly reminder to be kind to yourself. Take a deep breath & remember: Everything in this present moment is exactly as it needs to be. The past is gone. The future is an illusion. Eternity exists right here, right now, and just flowing with the unfolding of life moment-by-moment is more than enough. ⠀
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Sending you all love this week! 💛 ⠀
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#BeHereNow #MeditationMonday #liveinthepresent #livenow #bekind #deepbreath #bekindtoyourself #selfcarethread #selfcaretips #energyiseverything #spiritualjourney #selfawarenessjourney #energywork #abundancementality #consciouscreator #reikimaster #wisdomquotes #mindfulness #momentbymoment #emilydickinson
January is #NationalSoupMonth AND #NationalSlowCookerMonth, so just in case you missed it, I'd be remiss if I didn't throw it back today to my favorite Slow Cooker Vegetable & White Bean Soup recipe. Not only is it delicious, but it's healthy too - a perfect combo for kicking off the New Year right! Give this simple recipe a try & let me know what you think! 🍲

Slow Cooker Vegetable & White Bean Soup

Ingredients:
✔️1lb dried Great Northern Beans, soaked overnight, drained & rinsed (see below for a quick option if you didn’t have time to soak)
✔️3 carrots, diced (approx 1 ½ c)
✔️2 stalks celery, chopped (approx 1 c)
✔️1 white onion, diced (approx 1 ½ c)
✔️3 cloves garlic, minced
✔️1 tsp ground sage
✔️4 c Chicken Bone Broth (to make this recipe plant-based, simply swap this for vegetable broth)
✔️2 c water
✔️Salt & pepper to taste
(optional: 1 leaf dried Kombu for added nutrition)
✔️Chopped parsley & Olive Oil for garnish (I love @temeculaoliveoilcompany!)

Directions:
1️⃣Soak beans in water for  4-12 hours (see notes)
2️⃣Place soaked beans, carrots, celery, onion, garlic & sage (& Kombu leaf, if using) in the slow cooker
3️⃣Add broth & water, cover with lid & cook on HIGH for 6-8 hours
4️⃣Right before serving use an immersion blender to give it a quick whirl along the edges to cream about 1/3 of the soup, then stir to combine. Or, you can scoop out 1/3 of the soup, place it in a high-speed blender & blend until smooth. Then return to the pot, stir & serve.
5️⃣Add salt & pepper to taste. Top with a drizzle of olive oil & a sprinkle of parsley. Enjoy!

Forgot to Soak Your Beans? Take a shortcut. Put the beans in a large soup pot & cover with 2 inches of water above the level of the beans. Bring to a boil & boil for 3 minutes. Turn off the heat, cover the pot & let them soak for about an hour. Drain & rinse, then proceed with the rest of the recipe.
Where are my fellow spaghetti-lovers out there?! It's #NationalSpaghettiDay 🍝 (or "sketti" as Russell affectionately calls it)

Anyone else ready to do some noodle-twirling & celebrate this delicious holiday with me?! Yummm....😋

#spaghetti🍝 #spaghettilover #spaghettisauce #spaghetti #ocfoodies #foodphotographer #foodstylist #foodporn #food52 #bonappetit #italianfood #italiancuisine #foodstagram #orangecounty #foodphotography #pastalover #spaghettini #italianfoodphotography #italianfoodlover
THIS, I've found, is the key 👆🏼. As we head into this New Year, center yourself in gratitude and you simply cannot go wrong.

Can you name one thing you're grateful for in your life right now? (Or, perhaps 22 things in honor of 2022?!) Blow up my feed with your gratitude - I'd love to hear it all! 💛

Wishing you all a beautiful New Year, friends! ✨

#filledwithgratitude #MeditationMonday #gratefulheart #2022 #quotestoliveby #joyful #gratitudeattitude #gratitudepractice #gratitudejournaling #gratitudeisamust #reikimaster #gratitudeisthebestattitude #reikipractitioner
Well 2021, that’s a wrap! ☺️

Russell & I wish you all a joy-filled New Year’s, my friends! 🥳 Here’s to an amazing 2022! 🎉🥂

#HappyNewYear #NYE #2022 #newyearseve #bestwishes #newyearseve2021 #happynewyearseve
When it comes to happiness, compassion & kindness, the more you give, the more you receive.

Wishing you all happiness & peace as we enter this final week of 2021 🙏🏽✨ #MeditationMonday
Russell & I wish you all a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS!🎄🎅🤶

#merrychristmaseve #christmastime #holidayseason #merrychristmas #christmaslights #christmaseve2021 #christmastimeishere #christmascountdown2021