{Monthly Morsels} Winter Edition

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I know, it’s Monday and that usually means a “Mindful Monday” post but this little guy is long overdue! Spring is finally upon us and the “Monthly Morsels” blog post, which was cozy and hibernating over the past few months (wink, wink), is back and ready for some love. January, February and March have come and gone, but not without leaving behind a bounty of nourishing bites and many a lesson learned. Now that the trees are blooming and the sun is shining a little brighter, what better way to welcome this new beginning than with a quick recap of those long winter months. So while you might be spring cleaning from the settled winter, be sure not to throw away these worthy morsels! Oh, by the way, check back often as there are a ton of spring recipes that are in the line up–ready to be shared with you! Continue reading “{Monthly Morsels} Winter Edition”

{Breathe} Mindful Monday: Practicing Patience

practicing patience I am used to getting things done. You know, I set my mind on something…I pour every ounce of myself into it…I get it done. The thing is, I am learning that this doesn’t always work. My Lyme, it has another plan for me. I can’t will it away. No matter how hard I try and believe me, I have tried. I have to trust the journey.  I have to surrender. I have to embrace who I am…right now…and abandon my desire to be anything more than this. I have to be patient. Patience…it’s hard! Continue reading “{Breathe} Mindful Monday: Practicing Patience”

{Breathe} Mindful Monday: Be Real, Not Perfect

Mindful Monday: Learn how to stress lessDear Stress, Let’s break up. It’s not me…it’s you. With only a few days left until Christmas, it is safe to say that many of us are feeling the stress of the holidays. Honestly, about a week ago I had this moment of total fatigue. The spirit of the holiday was no where to be found and instead, I found myself drowning in my responsibilities and the expectations to “get it all done”. While I was able to wrangle my emotions and refocus my energy it was not without effort. My solution? I needed to change my expectations…especially those that I place on myself.  Continue reading “{Breathe} Mindful Monday: Be Real, Not Perfect”

{Thrive} Mindful Monday: Why You Should Cry More Often. Seriously.

1b072bcd78d2b255b377f92897a86390I’ll be honest. I cry a lot. I always have. Sure, I’ve been labeled as “overly emotional”, but as I get older I have begun to truly appreciate this part of me. Life can be crazy–and that is not necessarily a bad thing. When you really think about it–life is truly a ride–an emotional roller coaster and at times it can feel like we forgot to buckle in. I like to use the roller coaster comparison because when you are riding a roller coaster you have two options. You can clench up, freak out and try to control the ride or you can let go, surrender and trust the experience. Whether you choose option A or option B–the ride is the same but your experience will be very, very different. With that being said–let’s talk about crying. Many of us have been taught that crying is shameful. That is it a sign of weakness. To say I disagree is an understatement. Crying, for me, is like a superhero power–it allows me the ability to let go. Think about it–have you ever felt worse after a good cry? Continue reading “{Thrive} Mindful Monday: Why You Should Cry More Often. Seriously.”