December 31, 2014

Craft Your New Beginnings

The idea of new beginnings, clean slate, fresh start is very appealing to someone who is in a perpetual state of personal growth. Although each day can also be considered a new beginning, the start of a new year feels bigger, more promising somehow.

While 2015 hopes to be the best ever, according to my personal journal, there are a few tweaks and changes being made which will make this year a shinier version then those before.

Healthy eating and daily exercise. I've committed to Shaun T Insanity Max:30 and Team Beachbody. This program provides a coach and a workout support group. This isn't my first time at the rodeo so I'm aware of my needs (support network) and limitations (biting off more than I can chew). 

Getting where you want to go is mostly knowing yourself and your limitations. It's one thing to push yourself it's another having a house filled with unused exercise videos and kettleballs.

November 23, 2014

Craft Your Moments

Now is all you've got. The past is memory. The future is wish. Now is real.
Keep bringing yourself back to now.
Get connected to your body now
Get connected to the earth now.
Get connected to this place now.
Get connected to people now.
Get connected to whatever is in front of you now.
Enjoy living each moment well!

Excerpt From: Tai Sheridan, Ph.D. “Buddha in Blue Jeans.”

July 18, 2014

Craft Your Friday Groove: Make a Promise

Not sure if having a credo is something people still do, but this is one is a keeper and worthy of following. It's The Optimist's Creed by Christian Larson. 

And because it's Friday enjoy a frosty cool beverage while making those promises ;)

Frosty Lemon Martini
  • 1 tablespoon sugar (rim the glass)
  • Lemon wedge
  • 1 cup crushed ice
  • 6 tablespoons chilled lemon-flavored vodka (3 oz.
  • 2 tablespoons chilled lemon-flavored liqueur (1 oz.)
  • 4 teaspoons lemon juice
  • thin strips (3 in. long) lemon peel

June 26, 2014

June 25, 2014

Craft Your Where the Hell Have I Been?

The past 5 months have been another time of transition. A new job. A momentous birthday. The end of Winter. The end of Spring. The beginning of Summer. An expensive new romance with Vanilla Latte's.

So far, this year, there's been considerable effort made to find a comfort zone whereby I'm able to speak up for myself and eschew bad energy and the endless ego chattering in my head. Amazing how fast my heart starts to pound at the thought of speaking my mind to people I care about. 

Og Mandino, author of Better Way to Live, identified 17 Rules to Live By.

It's worth read and definitely worth the effort.