Bliss Diary – June 24, 2015

“You are worthy of your desires.” — Danielle LaPorte

Question I’m asking: If I had it all my way I’d (fill in the blank). I’ve been playing with this today and it’s been really interesting to notice how little shifts can make a big difference. This morning as I was making breakfast I asked if I had it all my way what would I do? I heard listen to music and dance. So, I put a Michael Buble station on Pandora and got my groove on.

I love asking this question because it helps me gain clarity. I am pretty easy going and flexible but the simple act of asking this throughout the day inspired me to tune into what I *really* wanted. I get to be outrageous in my desires because I am playing a game. When I am willing to use my imagination it’s easier to come back home to what is really calling to my heart. This practice helped me have an even more delightful day today. Gonna keep playing with this one. ๐Ÿ™‚

Nutrition:
morning delight smoothie
(see recipe)
6 big shrimp + 3 chocolate muffins
ginger tea + lemon + stevia 25 oz
big romaine salad with salmon, mayo, avocado, dulse, nori, chlorella powder, lecithin, hemp seeds all mashed together. #fav + coconut chips (I make them with bacon fat, salt + cinnamon)

Movement:
* 40 minute toddler paced stroll
* 5 minute stretching + 5 minute walk
* 10 minute walk
* 5 min yin yoga

Meditation: 15 minutes

Intention/Affirmation: This was my son’s way of picking a card for me today. IMG_3275
So, I am going to go with passion, progress, nature, my future is glorious, serving others, tenderness, progress, + creativity. ๐Ÿ™‚ย 

Body Goodness: I started my moon today. I like to call it that. It feels kinda hippy but I’m down with that. ๐Ÿ˜‰ย I noticed an immediate shift in my energy. So much more optimistic, energetic and vibrant.
I had an acupuncture treatment today. It felt wonderful to just rest and breathe and increase my chi. I also got an in depth thyroid blood test at my new functional doctor’s office. I am *very* excited about this. I already know I am working with moderate hypothyroidism and these results will give me an even better idea on the best path to optimize.

Mind/Heart Goodness: I prayed during my acupuncture treatment today. I felt called to send love and healing to the world. I know I write about my life and the gratitude and love but this doesn’t mean I’m not aware of the suffering in the world. I know there is pain. My heart is sensitive to others. I see and feel them. I can see it in people’s eyes as I interact with them or walk past them.

I believe the way I impact the world is by bringing the love + light and be who I am here to be. To quote Gandhi, “be the change that you wish to see in the world.” If we all did this we could change the world greatly. We all have our part to play in this big divine playground and it’s vital that we do it for ourselves and for others.

Moments of Toddler Delight: My son asking for some strawberries over and over. I jokingly said: Come on where’s the patience? He said: I found it. Catch Mommy as he pretended to throw it. I laughed then caught the “patience” and threw it back. We threw it back and forth a few more times. Smile. So awesome! โค Watching him crack eggs for the first time so carefully. โค Walking hand and hand with him and looking down at his sweet soft sole shoes with yellow tractors on them. I had one of those full body smiles watching his little feet walking. These are the moments that I hope to etch into the very fiber of my being. So much love and joy overflowing. โค

Gratitude & Appreciation: I am grateful for acupuncture. I am grateful for all the supplements and herbs I’m taking. I am grateful for the ease of my day. I am grateful for my mind, body and spirit. I am grateful for the morning sun. I am grateful for our lovely city. I am grateful for my computer. I am grateful for the money to buy incredibly healthy food. I am grateful for my husband and son. They give my life so much meaning and connection.

I am feeling…empowered, blessed and happy!

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Bliss Diary – June 23, 2015

“Loving ourselves through the process of owning our story is the bravest thing we’ll ever do.” — Brene Brown

Nutrition:
morning delight tea (herbs/supplements)
bilberry kombucha + salad from salad barย  with some luluโ€™s chocolate maca love (herbs/supplements)
broccoli pureed soup + chicken + olives + raw wrap (herbs/supplements)

Movement:
*30 min toddler pace stroll
*5 min walk

Intention/Affirmation: See the good in everything. Get clear about what I want.

Body Goodness: I drove an hour to see one of my spiritual mentors today. She’s a colon therapist but actually a healer on all levels. Her presence and love have been a big part of my healing and growth. I’ve been seeing her for the last 12+ years. She is one of those people that makes you feel really good. Every time I walk out of her office I feel lighter, brighter and happier!

Without going into the details…she said that yes, the herbs are working. I am cleansing and got rid of some toxicity today. YAY! I get excited about these things. She also reminded me that as my body is removing toxins which can impact my mental and emotional state. So, now’s a good time to release negativity I might still be holding on to. Release and let it go, baby! ๐Ÿ™‚

Mind/Heart Goodness: After I saw Eloise I went and got a yummy salad and went to a park where I used to go when I lived there. It’s been years since I’ve been. It was one of my favorite spots to read and journal in my early twenties. I remember dreaming about what I wanted for my life. I even remember looking at the playground dreaming of someday being a mother.

I sat there today and had tears in my eyes. In so many ways I am living the life I envisioned. I had so much inspiration and enthusiasm with probably a good amount of doubt/fear back then. It felt really powerful with my feet on the earth feeling into how my journey has unfolded. So many invisible hands and doors opening along the path. Reminded me of this:

BILL MOYERS: Do you ever have the sense of… being helped by hidden hands?

JOSEPH CAMPBELL: All the time. It is miraculous. I even have a superstition that has grown on me as a result of invisible hands coming all the time – namely, that if you do follow your bliss you put yourself on a kind of track that has been there all the while, waiting for you, and the life that you ought to be living is the one you are living. When you can see that, you begin to meet people who are in your field of bliss, and they open doors to you. I say, follow your bliss and don’t be afraid, and doors will open where you didn’t know they were going to be.

I ate my lunch and journaled on the question…If I had it all my way…what would I create? What would I do? I got this question from Alison ArmstronIMG_3276g from PAX. (Love her!). It was a dream jam session. I have so much more fun when I dream and expand and bring more magical and miraculous thinking to my days. ๐Ÿ™‚

Gratitude & Appreciation: I am grateful for all of Eloise’s healing, love and wisdom. I am grateful for my husband’s extra support today. I am grateful for functional doctors. I am grateful for all the pioneers leading the way in nutrition and health. I am grateful for my journal. I am grateful for Alison Armstrong. I will share more on her work soon. I am grateful for the bed I’m about to crawl into in! Yum!

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