Bliss Diary – June 22, 2015

A spiritual intention is a resounding YES to awakening to your fullest potential. It may include several of your life structures: mental, emotional, financial, relational — because there is no aspect of your life that is not spiritual. Spiritual is a word that indicates our true nature is of the Spirit, the fundamental goodness of life, and nothing is separate from the Spirit. Affirm it, embody it, live it. — Michael Beckwith


Nutrition:
morning delight tea (w/herbs)
bowl of strawberries + mulberries
seasnak (nori wraps) w/chicken + mayo (w/herbs)
fresh ginger tea, lemon and splash of stevia
cinnamon coconut chips + small piece of salmon + olives (w/herbs)

I wasn’t that hungry today.

Movement:
* 10+ min walk to and from park
* 20 min rebounding
* 15 min walk
* 15 min foam roller before bed

Affirmation/Intention: Be present. Choose love. ❤

Body Goodness: 
I am wondering about my menstrual cycle. Today is day 35 and nothing. In the last year and a half I’ve only had one month where it went 34 days. I know I’m not pregnant (I did a test yesterday hehe). Although I am very excited to have more children. That’s a post for another day. 🙂

I am excited to dive into becoming even more aware of the different phases of my menstrual cycle too. I am currently really fascinated with this idea of syncing my life with my cycle. It just feels juicy and divine and powerful. As SARK says: I am a Succulent Wild Woman. That’s what it feels like to me.

Mind/Heart Goodness: Today I was appreciating all the unique things about my purpose and my life…my story. We all have a story. I am fascinated with how we become who we are. I know I’ve spent a good part of my life thinking I wasn’t doing my story right or good enough. I actually felt a burst of celebration taking a big picture view of my life today. It all makes sense. 

I love who I am and who I am becoming. I have awesome gifts. We all do. But, we might miss them because we are trying so hard to do something that just isn’t us. What would life look like if we embraced all of ourselves? We powerfully declared this is who I am? All of our little quirks and likes and dislikes is what makes us geniuses in our own special way.

Daily Love Practice: I woke up this morning thinking about love. What does it mean to love? What does it look like as a practice? At 5:30 this morning cuddling with my little miracle I thought…love is taking time to truly “see”and “be” with another human being. It’s resting in our essence as we say hello to another. 

I did this with my son many times today. He would talk and I would stop and look him in the eyes and silently say: “I love you”. Then, I would pause in the space for a few more moments than I normally would. It was beautifully simple. Just the simple act of pausing and feeling love made me feel so much more connected to myself and to him. 

Gratitude + Appreciation: I am grateful that my son tells me he’s ready for bed and goes and gets some books and crawls into bed. So awesome! 🙂 I am grateful for this leisure time I have at night to reflect on my day. I am grateful for clean water. I am grateful for the money flowing through our life. I am grateful for all the people that support us with the work we do. Thank you. Thank you.

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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