On fire with desire! Getting clear on how you want to feel

On fire with desire! Getting clear on how you want to feel Earlier this week as Valentine's day approached I had a discussion with a small group of women about our collective definition of love.  We circled around a lot of commonly heard things including the mutual exchange of caring, affection and growth, but I found the conversation really getting interesting when we opened up our ideas about love beyond the confines of just 2 people. Things got expansive and we started talking about how love is a conscious choice to feel a certain way. Things like freedom, openness, giving, fearlessness, growth, courage, gratefulness [...]

Emotional eating and the crawl towards freedom

Emotional eating and the crawl towards freedom I can't tell you how many times I get accosted at social gatherings by people who consider me "the healthy one". Like some kind of mythical creature propelled solely by green smoothies or kale salads, it appears to be fair game to sidle up to me and simply launch into explanations for how it is simply impossible to eat a healthy lifestyle. People will start conversations like: "You're really into health huh? I wouldn't be able to do it. I just know myself.  I have to be able to enjoy my food and it's such a big part of the [...]

Spreading some sparkle with the sunshine awards

Spreading some sparkle with the sunshine awards One of the amazing parts of blogging is all the lovely people that you meet. I have been particularly inspired and motivated to go deeper and further down the road towards radiant health by the community of healthy bloggers that are working so hard each day to provide life changing information! It is always amazing to get feedback and that's why I am so thankful to receive a nomination for the Sunshine Award. Thanks to Paula from the rawfooddiaries who is doing such a great job of spreading the word about what it's like to encounter [...]

Harness the power of everyday mini-steps, mistakes and failure

Harness the power of everyday mini-steps, mistakes and failure If you're joining in on January's 2 green smoothies a day habit or taking on some other challenge or goal this January, keep in mind that you are very likely going to fail many times along the way. Not just once, and not just temporarily. A lot! Often! Stupidly! But as Edmund Burke said "nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little." I think the trick in all of this is just avoid one thing: failing habitually. Just don't make failure a habit [...]

The no longer parallel reality of RIGHT NOW

The no longer parallel reality of RIGHT NOW Something clicked in me yesterday about what I'm doing here on earth. I read the chapter, "This is It", in Hugh Mcleod's, Evil Plans book. He told me to fight like hell to get to that place where love and work combine and are unified, that I'd have to do it every friggin' day! And that I had to understand that "this was it" right now. I'm not waiting for some future time  - I'm not filling time to just pay bills until what I really want comes along. This is it! [...]

Chasing inspiration

Chasing inspiration What if I could capture every single moment of fleeting inspiration I had? Capture and package them up in a secret bundle of "zing" that would become my sacred talisman to carry with me through the dry patches of life? I sure need that today. I feel so far away from finding my true passions as I sip my tea this morning. I think it may have something to do with over-utilizing my self-control lately and starting too many changes processes at once. In Switch, Chip and Dan Heath made me realize I have a limited supply of [...]