The summer is starting to wind down and soon it’ll be time to go back to school. Even if you don’t actually attend school these days, you can still get into that “back to school” spirit by recommitting (or even restarting) routines or checking in with your goals towards creating your best life. Read on to see how I did this in two areas of my life.
We’ve been having a few evening thunder and lightening storms in Colorado lately. Though I grew up here, I really love the rain and dearly miss living in places where it rains often.
What I love most about the rain is how it changes the world around us. Particularly when it comes to bending light.
Foggy mornings and bright rainbows all lead to seeing the world differently. And that’s important for everyone because when you begin to take the world just as it is, you give up your power to create the world you want to see.
Which is why this week I’m working on creating a new vision of my world, both in mind and body.
What I’m reading this week:
- Experience Your Good Now!: Learning to Use Affirmations, by Louise Hay
If you’ve been interested in the self-development world at all, then you probably know how Louise Hay is. Author and founder of Hay House publishing, she’s one of the biggest names in the self-improvement realm. And this may actually be the first book of hers that I’ve actually read. 🙂
I picked this intriguing little book up one day because I felt my own affirmations were getting a little stale. And though I think the affirmations that you create yourself are more powerful, I kind of wanted some more ideas to play with.
It’s a great introduction to affirmations for those unfamiliar with them, as well as a refresher course for those who are.
Simply put – affirmations are oft-spoken statements used to create a new reality first in your mind, then in the material world.
What I got out of this book was a reminder of all the various uses of affirmations, from health and wellness (“I am filled with energy and enthusiasm“) to love and relationships (“I am worthy of love“). And many more in between.
I definitely recommend this quick read (about 100 pages) for anyone looking to start using affirmations or for those wanting to take them to the next level.
- The Flexitarian Diet: The Mostly Vegetarian Way to Lose Weight, Be Healthier, Prevent Disease, and Add Years to Your Life by Dawn Jackson Blatner
For a while now I’ve been trying to eat healthier but the biggest issue was my limited cooking skills. I don’t like handling meat and I never really learned how to cook much – but I can bake a wicked blueberry scone!
So when a friend recommended (on several occasions) the Flexitarian Diet, I was really intrigued. I’m not a vegetarian exactly, but but I don’t often eat meat anyways and this seemed like the perfect compromise for me!
It’s all about eating in a mostly vegetarian way, but not excluding meat altogether.
It’s really about making sure that all the colors of the rainbow are represented on your plate – the greens, oranges, reds, blues of fruit and veggies.
I love the introduction that explains some of the science behind the diet, but love even more the slew of recipes organized in a 5 weekly meal plans to get you started on a healthier lifestyle.
I’ve made a few of the recipes and already feel much healthier and happier during my meal times. Now if I can just get my exercise habits fully formed, then I’d be on a roll. 😉
What tools do you use create the life that you want to live?
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