A Renewed Perspective
“What’s my motivation?” – that Sprite commercial from the 90’s with the diva actor as basketball player. Remember?
We are enjoying a weekend getaway in beautiful, crisp northern Arizona in celebration of my husband’s birthday. We are loving the adorable cabin we get to stay in, and the cool evening air!
Something about birthdays (apparently not just my own) makes me feel the need to reflect on my life and where it is going. continue…
Half Birthdays & Weekends
Today is my half birthday! I’m 34.5.
For the past several years, July 15th has caught my attention because it signifies the halfway point between the vision I had for myself at my last birthday and my designated deadline for said goals.
July 15th still gives me the luxurious cushion of six more months to go to translate my dream vision into my reality. continue…
Opening the Channels for Inspired Ideas
I have been taking my energy more seriously over the past few weeks. By energy, I mean whether I am predominantly feeling positive or negative. Good or bad.
As I have been caring about how I feel as my primary goal in life, I am noticing that my mind is more open and receptive. I can see how in an uplifted state my mind is much more likely to receive an inspired idea than when in the depressed state. continue…
The Real Meaning of the Word Intend
I haven’t looked this up. I’m not sure if this has been said before. But the other day I was driving and thinking about what I am intending to bring in to my life, and it hit me what the word “intend” really means.
I am majorly into feeling as if things in my life are already happening the way I want them to. I completely believe in the power of our emotions, even more so than the power of our thoughts (which are also intensely strong – it’s just that without emotions to back up those thoughts, their power is significantly diminished).
The Power of Words
Ever since I read How to Get from Where You Are to Where You Want to Be by Jack Canfield 10 years ago, I have struggled with getting the words to introduce my goals just right. I am slightly paranoid that if I say in my head “I want to go to Hawaii” I will forever be stuck in the state of wanting to go to Hawaii.
I learned from this book the power of stating things we are wanting in the present tense, as if they are already happening. So I could say “I am going to Hawaii” or, even better, “I am in Hawaii.”
Just because I’m sitting at my kitchen table in Arizona, who says I can’t feel as if I’m sitting at a table in a villa in Hawaii, or lounging on the beach sipping a frozen beverage?
I can be in Hawaii in my mind anytime I want. No one can take that away from me.
Since I am so particular about the tense (i.e., past, present, or future) of my affirmations, goals, dreams, etc., the idea of “intentions” has always slightly tripped me up. I wonder, if I am intending something, doesn’t that mean I’m acknowledging that it doesn’t already exist in my present reality? Wouldn’t it be better to forget the word intention altogether and focus on the emotional reality that it already exists? continue…
Healthy Flourless Chocolate Chip Zucchini Muffin Recipe
We got these gigantic zucchini given to us from a local garden so it was definitely time to make this recipe! This recipe is adapted from Make the Best of Everything. I made a substitution for the sweetener, using stevia of course!
I also added Lily’s Dark Chocolate Chips, which are sweetened with stevia and erythritol. The Lily’s brand of chocolate tastes great, but I believe the erythritol is upsetting to my stomach so I have to limit how much I have in a day to a small (tiny) handful of chocolate chips.
I like the stevia-sweetened chocolate I make better for this reason, but they don’t do well as chocolate chips in recipes like pancakes and these muffins, so it’s nice to have the chips on hand for baking (they are cheaper at Whole Foods than what I have found on Amazon). continue…