Bliss Diary – June 13, 2015

“When one’s expectations are reduced to zero, one really appreciates everything one does have.” — Stephen Hawking

Nutrition:
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tea (cacao powder/butter, ghee, coconut milk, mct oil, peppermint oil, stevia)
cucumbers kale/pesto hummus + salmon + nori sheets
apple slices and sunflower butter
fresh coconut shake (coconut meat + water + maca + cinnamon + coconut oil)
cauliflower rice + spinach stir fry w/coconut oil + baked chicken

Movement:
*17:20 Tabata workout (morning)
*10 min walk (midday)
*15 min yin yoga (evening)

Affirmation: I accept and love myself just the way I am. Now. Today. In this moment.

I had set this intention this morning and then opened up a book and read this passage:

Perfectionists often have a strong “never enough” bias. I want to challenge you to be content in the very moment you read this. Accept your life, as imperfect as it surely is, think This is enough.

Contentment isn’t passivity. It’s the highest-quality setup for personal growth: a mind clear of distractions and a pure no-strings-attached desire to do something that matters to yourself and the world. Contentment even protects us from feeling stuck and acting passively.

We get stuck when we feel like life is never enough: there’s not enough time in the day; we didn’t get enough sleep; we didn’t do enough this morning; there’s not enough money’ or we’re not good enough for (unlimited reasons).

…Let today be the day that you choose to have enough, and enjoy the freedom and joy that follows. — Stephen Guise — How to Be an Imperfectist

Body Goodness: I am going to do a post on honoring our cycles soon (maybe tomorrow). I have been tracking my cycle for the last year and I’ve learned so much about myself. I should be getting my menstrual cycle in the next few days. I’ve observed I am more reflective, sensitive and tired during this time. I also tend to crave more alone time, rest and cacao. 😉 Each phase of my cycle is different and I do my best to honor my natural feminine rhythms as much as possible.

Gratitude + Appreciation: I am grateful for my family. I am grateful for all the people who make my life easier (like Stan who fixed our air conditioner today). I am grateful for my iphone. I am grateful for the Oasis and all the amazing peeps there. I am grateful for my 65 minute nap (sooo gooood!).  I am grateful for the hubby taking little E on an adventure to the park so I could  write. I am grateful for our friends and community. So much love and gratitude.

I am feeling reflective, content, and connected.

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P.S. I listened to Enough by Mrs. while I wrote this post. Super inspiring song to remember that we are enough! #youareenough

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