Bliss Diary – June 17, 2015

“Ask yourself, What in my life gives me the greatest sense of pleasure and purpose?” — Alisa Vitti

Nutrition:
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Clean gut shake w/coconut milk/ground chia + flax
16 oz green juice
tiny bowl of raw ice cream (see recipe below)
Big salad (half of the big salad bowl in the picture) w/ground beef + nori sheets + 1/2 coconut wrap + olives

The picture above is what our family dinner looks like most nights. I usually do a bit of a buffet style where I make a bunch of food and everyone eats what they want. I love salads and my husband likes cooked greens. So, I made him some kale and chard with sea salt and ghee. My son usually eats a little bit of all of it. 🙂 I find this is easier and good enough (see below). This way everyone can create their ideal bowl with what I’ve prepared. It took me about 25 minutes to make dinner tonight (which includes having a toddler running around which usually means a few starts and stops during that time. 😉 )

Raw Ice Cream Recipe:
4 raw whole eggs
4 raw egg yolks
1 c. coconut milk
6 TB coconut oil
2 TB MCT oil
5 TB ghee
1 TB sunflower lecithin
2 TB grated cacao butter
1 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp. vitamin c
sweeten to taste – I use about 30 drops of stevia (also use xylitol or other favorite)
1/2 cup of ice
1/4 cup of water

(You can also add coconut flakes, cacao nibs/powder or any other decadent deliciousness you desire)

Blend in a blender until it’s super creamy and then pour mixture into an ice cream maker. I use this one. It’s super easy. Enjoy!

*This recipe is inspired by Dave Asprey’s “Get Some” Ice Cream recipe. He says  the fat and nutrition can kick start your libido. Altho, I can’t say that I’ve experienced that effect yet. 😉

Movement:
* 20 minute rebounding + 30 burpees (finished watching interview Alisa that I posted yesterday)
* 30 minute walk doing errands pushing E in the stroller
* family adventure/walk to the park after dinner

Affirmation: I am a joyfully divine Goddess

Body Goodness: I am limiting my phone/computer time today. My body (and mind) seem to really enjoy unplugging. I feel renewed and present and sensually alive and connected to the simplicity of being when I do this. I have to be mindful to not live in my head too much. It’s vital I drop down in my body, relax and create spaciousness in my body, thoughts and life. I find I can embody my divine sensuality and spirituality more this way. I believe a woman’s spirituality resides in her body. My desire is to continue to embody and cultivate my divine feminine and rock my Goddess life. 🙂

Mind/Heart Goodness: I started tracking my 168 hours this week. Excited to get a big picture on how I’m creating my week. Just the act of recording my time has made me more aware of what I am choosing to do. My desire is to create a life where I  intentionally choose what I do with my minutes/hours/days.

There are things I love to do…things like writing, creating, reading, exercising and cooking. There are things like cleaning, laundry, making phone calls, that aren’t top on my love list. So…I’m trying to simplify and find ways to do less of those things while creating more time to do activities that bring me joy. And, when I am doing something like cleaning my intention is to bring as much joy, presence and gratitude as possible. The funny thing is once I get in a flow I actually kinda like it. 😉

My perfectionist (although she tries to convince me I don’t have one) can tend to get in the way. I can hear the voice tell me: “If I was *really* good at managing my time I would do it all perfectly and everything would get done with ease because I would be soooo organized!!” Maybe? Yes, of course there is room for improvement AND sometimes Good Enough is Good Enough.

I actually have a book called Good Enough is the New Perfect. HA! That was my mantra today. Good Enough. Dishes are good enough. House is good enough. My blog is good enough. My nutrition is good enough. Exercise is good enough. Boom! I am good enough! Can I get Amen? 😉

Today I’m reading: I am re-reading my notes from WomanCode by Alisa Vitti + 60% through I Know How She Does It. I am enjoying the book although I can’t relate as much as I thought I would. She profiles a lot of “professional” woman who work 40+ hours a week. That’s not where I am. I’m more of a Mama Goddess who wants to find creative ways to be vibrantly healthy, create/write more, find more flow with home and family and have as much fun as possible…and help others do the same. But, I am still learning things from the book so I’m happy I’m reading it. 🙂

Gratitude + Appreciation: I am grateful for all the super smart and committed people and all of the amazing work they do in the world. There are some awe inspiring peeps out there. I am grateful for all the people who share their lives + stories. I feel connected and a deep gratitude for their courage. I am grateful for all the lessons I’ve learned on this path so far. Each one has helped me to shed something that wasn’t who I truly was. Blessed to be creating an authentically awesome life. Thank you for it all.

I am feelingcurious, inspired and desiring to go on more adventures. 🙂

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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