Make it happen: Do what you say you’re going to do

What do you keep saying that you’re going to do but you just don’t do?

makeithappenFor me, it’s blogging more and starting to (eek) vlog.  I keep setting the intention but I keep missing the mark.  But the thing is, I really love this blog, everyone who takes the time to read it, and the experience of being a blogger.  So why don’t I blog more?

It’s no surprise that I am a recovering perfectionist and nothing brings this out in me more than the blog.  It’s the main reason I started the blog in the first place.  I was trying to push well beyond my comfort zone.  And the amazing thing is that it led me to my passion: helping women find true health and happiness through the discovery that they are enough.

So, I am once again going to push beyond my comfort zone and MAKE IT HAPPEN.  I’m going to sit down and write a post every day for the next seven days – thank you in advance for letting me take up a little extra space in your inbox this week – in an effort to infuse my little corner of the blogosphere with more joy, ease, and inspiration.  And to make good on my promise to myself.

What have you been promising yourself that you’ll do?  How can you move in that direction this week?


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Do you need a guru?

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Liz Gilbert and Ketut Liyer

I’m re-reading one of my favorite books Eat, Pray, Love in preparation for the July Wellness Wonderland Book Club meeting.  (sidenote: you’ll be there, right?!)  Eat, Pray, Love was the first time I was introduced to the idea of a guru.

…I wanted a spiritual teacher.  I immediately began constructing a fantasy of what it would be like to have one.  I imagined that this radiantly beautiful Indian woman would come to my apartment a few evenings a week and we would sit and drink tea and talk about divinity, and she would give me reading assignments and explain the significance of the strange sensations I was feeling during meditation… Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love.

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How to ask for help

When it comes to asking for help there are two kinds of people: those that do and those that definitely do not.

I’m a “definitely do not” and I have a feeling that you might be too.  Why, oh why, is asking for help so damn hard?

Recently, in a moment of complete overwhelm and fear, I heard the voice of my teacher and friend, Gabrielle Bernstein, in my head reminding me of an important lesson from A Course in Miracles:

The presence of fear is a sure sign that you are trusting in your own strength. – A Course in Miracles

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You don’t need a Whole Foods to buy whole foods

We don’t all have the benefit of health food stores, farmers markets, and Whole Foods around every corner.  But that doesn’t give us a free pass to make unhealthy choices.

You don’t need a Whole Foods to buy whole foods.  

The quality and variety in traditional grocery stores has improved dramatically over the last few years.  Most stores are now carrying organic fruits and vegetables, grass-fed meats, and allergy friendly items like almond flour, non-dairy milks, and gluten-free grains.
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Lessons from the yoga mat

I learn something every single time I step onto my yoga mat.  Sometimes it’s an incredible new lesson.  Sometimes it’s simply a gentle reminder.  But it never fails and I always step off the mat more inspired and connected than when I started.  I’m guest blogging each month to share my latest lessons from the mat with Kristin McGee’s community.

I wanted to share what I’ve been learning lately with you, too!
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What I’m into this week

My day job is in a college registrar’s office managing all things commencement so the next few weeks are crazytown for me.  I’m working on self-care and stress management like it’s a full-time job and one of the things that I’ve been doing to clear my mind is watching videos on my breaks.  Here’s a peek into what I’m into this week:
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Quinoa Three Ways

I recently asked my IG peeps what topics they wanted me to cover on the blog and QUINOA was requested.  Ask and you shall receive!

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The quote that rocked me to my core

Stress is not a badge of courage. – Kris Carr

Let’s take that in for a minute. Stress is NOT a badge of courage.  I mean…I hardly have words.

I first heard this quote in an episode of Glimpse TV with Kate Northrup and Kris Carr.  Before the words were even out of Kate’s mouth my eyes had filled with tears.  This tiny quote rocked my world.  I stopped the video right there and sat with those words.
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