Friday, January 29, 2010

"Self-love and self-care are a 'delicious cycle'. The more self-love we discover, the better we want to take care of ourselves; and the more we care for ourselves, the more self-love we will uncover in the process."
-Asante George from Living our Bliss

I absolutely cherish this book. It's like my pocket-guide to health and happiness!!!!

And speaking of Health and Happiness....I wanted to remind everyone that there are still 2 days left to enter this months contest for a chane to win an amazing 'self-help' goody bag!!!! This goody bag contains books, some yummy 'spirit foods', a beautiful mala, and a meditation guide! To enter, simply send an email to me telling me about the changes you wish to see in 2010. Any changes you wish whether they be personal or global. Send your entries to by Jan 31st. I will choose a winner from my heart. Good Luck!!!!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

The nature of change...

“If you don't get what you want, you suffer; if you get what you don't want, you suffer; even when you get exactly what you want, you still suffer because you can't hold on to it forever. Your mind is your predicament. It wants to be free of change. Free of pain, free of the obligations of life and death. But change is a law, and no amount of pretending will alter that reality.”

 Dan Millman from Way of the Peaceful Warrior

I often wonder if change is supposed to be a 'natural' fear for us. It doesn't seem that it should be because change is the Universal language. Night becomes Day, Winter becomes Spring, Life becomes Death. We see change everywhere around us everyday, yet we are sooooo afraid of embracing it. We get so stuck in our awful routines that we lose our sense of wonder and curiosity. Where's the spontaneity? Where's the passion? Where's the growth? Where's the change? I believe that we all could live more fulfilling lives if we made change a part of our daily regime. So I give you a new *Mission of the Week*....

Make a slight change to your life everyday. Even if you just take the scenic route to work while enjoying your favorite music, switch it up a bit. Renew you lust for life by embracing change and accepting it as a part of the natural flow of things.

I am currently reading Living Our Bliss by the beautiful sun goddess Asante George. For all of you who have ever thought raw foods where too complicated......pleeeeeeease read this book. She gives raw food a much more simple, natural, and gentle approach while still managing to let you know exactly how everything works. Not only does this book include nutrition information, but she includes some unique yuuuuuuumy recipes as well as much needed detox tips. There's also a 'resources' section that provides you with links and other fabulous books to further aid you on your RAW journey.
Living Our Bliss could be the beginning of a beautiful transformation in your life. You'd be astonished at the changes that eating (at least 50%) raw could bring into your life. It's so much more than nutrition.

Ooooooooooodles of LOVE,

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

I am that I am.....

I am woman. I am proud. I am humble. I am grateful.
I am selfish at times, but I give of myself freely.
I am a warrior, though I am as delicate as a rose armored with dew.
I am brown and a bit overweight. I am beautiful. I am a goddess.
I am a Dryad and a Diva at once.
I am a wolf, fierce and strong.
I am an owl, wise and ever knowing.
I am an elephant, ancient and sacred.
I am a mother. I am the Mother.
I am a reflection of you as you are a refection of me.
I am love, ever giving.
I am that I am. Who are You?

The year has just begun, yet so many shifts seem to be taking place. I feel it in my bones, the very structure of my being. Get ready for some major changes in your lives. Greet these changes with love and open arms and know that you are taken care of in every moment!!!

Who would like a chance to win a 'goody bag' filled with things to inspire your life! This goody bag contains books, some yummy 'spirit foods', a beautiful mala, and a meditation guide! For your chance to win, send an email to me telling me about the changes you wish to see in 2010. Any changes you wish whether they be personal or global. Send your entries to by Jan 31st. I will choose a winner from my heart.

(PS) Feel free to forward this contest to your friends and family!!!!

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Tera's Attitude Adjustment....

How do you look at your life? When you consider the things that happen in a day, a week, a year, how do you view your role in it all?

Do you view yourself as the passive participant in the soap opera of life, or are you the clever creator of all that happens to you?

When you wake up in the morning, are you ready and rarin’ to take on the day, or dreading the never-ending to do list?

When you walk in the street and look out at other people, what kind of thoughts are you thinking?

What about when you look at yourself in the mirror? Are you critical and judgmental, or compassionate and kind? What about in your relationships and professional life? When things aren’t going well, do you point the finger, or ask yourself what more you can take responsibility for?

Do you hear yourself making a lot of excuses or apologies?

Do you validate the things that go right or feel focused on where things are troubled and difficult?

We talk a lot about the things we have to get done in a day, but criticism is bad for your liver and anger makes your armpits stink! Grumpiness puts ugly wrinkles all over your forehead and face, too! There is nothing beautiful, attractive or remotely empowering about being a GRUMP or a complainer. So let’s make this the year of good vibrations, baby!! Out with the crust, lift up your bust and show the world how beautiful life is!!

Understand that crabby people don’t feel good about themselves or they wouldn’t be crabby in the first place. Rather than bitch and complain about what other people do wrong, do it right. Rather than tell other people they’ve pissed you off, tell them how much you appreciate something they did.

When you feel like everything is wrong, find the one thing that is right about it all, and things will all turn around. Life is as positive and as pleasurable as you are able to wrap your attitude around your experiences. Reach out, stretch your heart wide open and make enough room to love one more person. Then make enough room to love them all and watch how doing so makes loving yourself a whole lot easier. You can do it, Sunshine. You can make this your best year EVER. I know you can and I’m rooting for you until my pom-poms fall apart!

I love Tera! She's so wise and she makes my funny bones sing. If you want to read her entire post, you can find it HERE!!!