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Reiterating what everyone has said. This is a good reminder as you said that "You have enough. You Do Enough. You are Enough.".
However: and i feel like i'm being i'm playing devils advocate here......it's hard to follow this mantra. It requires constant awareness and superior awareness to NOT slip back into the.....
"i have to do it all mode
"I have to do more mode".
Nevertheless, I do try to keep reminding myself that I do a lot and sometimes I just need to be ok with what i've done.
5 months, 2 weeks ago on You Are Enough
I'm not really sure about the whole Don't buy anything in December either. Sure I could do it but i don't want to.
Besides, i'm one of those moms who saves most of her purchases and gives things during the holidays. Yeah, i'lll wrap up some boxers and socks to give to the kids. It's a running joke.
But seriously, we try to put more emphasis on doing things together. Making cookies, is a amily thing. We make them all together. Hundreds o them. Christmas day is about cooking and eating together and playing board games together.
Now that i think about it, it's the rest of the year that has me all frazzled..:)
can't wait to start "Reset, Revive Restart..
6 months, 3 weeks ago on How To Reduce That Holiday Frazzle Factor
Ack, this is hard to find in France Sarah... Luckily the internet to the rescue..
7 months ago on Relieve Depression And Increase Confidence With Neroli Oil
WHen i read the name thought what? Is Neroli for my nerves or something? LoL. I like the many uses of it.
Especially the "Confidence Boosting Spritze". I can see myself spritzing this while i drink a red bull for the ultimate confidence boost.
I'm one of those people who have been taught and teach my kids to count their blessings. I had never heard of a gratitude journal until a few months ago but When i learned of it and it's power I immediately knew what was missing in my life. I don't have a journal per say it's digital app. My friend Benny Hsu actuall made a gratitude app for the iphone http://getbusylivingblog.com/gratitude-365-app-change-your-thoughts-change-your-life/
I've definitely noticed a shift in my thinking and mind set. One thing that surpirised me is the reduction in stress. I can see how less stress might help slow down the aging process as well. Less frown lines perhaps too? :) :)
7 months, 2 weeks ago on Why You Should Quit Counting Your Blessings: A Somewhat Contrary Take On Gratitude
What a great post Sarah and what a great exercise program Farnoosh has.
So many people suffer from low energy and don't realize that a little exercise might help them feel more invigorated. Farnoosh 10 minutes invigorater is perfect on so many levels.
Who can't spare 10 minutes a day right? Plus, it's a guided learning approach for those that need a little hand holding but can't get to the gym.
Plus i love how it also has French Sub titles.
I don't do yoga but I do lots of kick boxing with a bag at home and stretching. it's what works for me. I used to struggle with exercise and hated it untii i found kick boxing which i can do for a long time but it feels like minutes to me. The trick is to find something you can stick with that you also enjoy so it doesn't feel like work and feels painful. or at least that is how it was for me..
7 months, 3 weeks ago on Hate To Exercise? Baby Step Your Way To Fitness!
@saraho Sarah, i did the Thai Peanut soup. Being half Thai it was my patriotic duty to do that one first. I added coconut milk and soy sauce and thai red chilis. ( everything we eat is spicy in our house). And i thickened a little bit with cornstarch. Results yummy.
8 months ago on Soups On! A Roundup of Five Simple And Healthy Soup Recipes
Ah YEAH, Jackpot post for me. Anything food and healthy and i'm all over it like white on rice.
I love love love soups. I travel with a hand blender. Literally, i travel with it in my suitcases because we make so much soup and plus it comes in handy for shakes and smoothies too.
I'll try out all these recipes for sure. Especially the Kale and bean one since I've never had it before. Mmmmm
I love hot baths. I think that's what is missing from my nightly ritual. I used to take a hot bath with my daughter before bed and we made our own batch salts and scrubs. Then would fall asleep instanly at night. Alas, we don't have a bath in our new home. Granted it's a really nice modern shower with one of those rain falling action heads and a second handle that vibrates but it's not the same as a bath. .
i had no idea that the bubble in bubble bath could be harmful. YUCK...
8 months, 2 weeks ago on Bubble, Bubble: Chase Away The Toil And Trouble
Balance? I've never sought balance in my life. Not really.
My scales tip heavily in one direction or the other. For a long time when i was a single mom raising my two boys i was all about climbing the ladder, then i was about finding love, then i was about this or that. These days, i't s still the same thing. But i do do less pleasing of others and try to make myself happy more often but it does feel a little selfish. I can't even not cook diner once in a while without feelling like i'm not doing my job. SIGH!!!
8 months, 3 weeks ago on Find Your Balance Through The Midlife Transformation
I love hearing about your life adventures and the lessons you impart on us.
I'm sure everyone who reads this post can relate to that fear of facing your fear on that bridge. I know I can..
I always find it exhilerating when i face my fears and conquer them and then i go through this stage where I wonder "what the heck was i afraid of".
I try to live by that quote by Eleanor roosevelt, "do one thing everday that scares you". It didn't make sense to me at first but now it makes perfect sense. sometimes it's just getting up the courage to ask directions. I used to be so shy for fear of what others would think of me, it prevented me from just living my life. even now i still have that fear which i mask with my silly sense of humour. But that fear is always there in the back. Many people don't realise this about me which i guesss means i'm doing a good job of conquering my fears and facing it everyday.
9 months, 2 weeks ago on A Baby Step Toward Facing Fear
I don't know if i am a late bloomer. But i'm constantly on a quest and have evolved 10 fold since i was a teenager. Does that count?
10 months ago on Worried That It’s Too Late To Bloom? - Holistic Hot Sauce
what an amazing resource and roundup. I have to say though that Natalia is one of my favorite online people. She and i keep trying to hook up but we keep missing each other. The day i leave Berlin, she arrives. Damn...
10 months, 2 weeks ago on A Roundup Of The Best Of Web On Radiant Health, Dream Grabbing & WDS
I read your article a few days ago and didn't leave a comment but today i felt compelled. Everywhere i go i am looking at peoples hands now. I saw an elderly woman on the bus and noticed that her hands were almost blueish green in color and her skin seemed paper thin. Made me paranoid and went out and bought sunscreen for my hands and pink gloves to wash my dishes.
I've been making my own exfolliating hand and body oil out of dead sea salt and olive oil. sometimes i add essential oils to it if i have it in different scents. It makes my hands super soft and my hubby loves to hold my hands.
Do you think the exfoliating factor helps keep your skin taught or is it just good for keeping them soft?
11 months, 1 week ago on If Your Hands Could Talk: Natural Hand Care Treatments
@rdopping Well i can't say for sure But i think it gets more of my idea readers to actually click and read. It gets pervs too, but the one saving grace is that the pervs who thought there would be nidity quickly realize there is no sex in my article they don't come back. But those that were intrigued and who really do find value in my writing will come back. It's not hurting me. they are fun to write so I say why the hell not. This life is too short to be serious all the time. Needs to have fun, educate and entertain people if i can.
11 months, 1 week ago on If You Write It They Will Come
I love how you handled the lesson with your daughter. I had a similar experience with my boys who want to make money through youtube ads by making video game videos. They are creating the videos but not a dime yet. They have learned that they actually are enjoying the journey of learning and doing and are willing to stick with it. Ironically, many grown ups (as you stated in your post) believe in the mystical blog where people will flock to their site to read their content.
i get countless emails from people asking how to travel long term and start a profitable website to pay for their ventures with no idea even for a product or business. Just some vague idea to build a blog.. THey assume that since i have one that i am making heaps of cash. LOL. their dreams are dashed when i say i am not and that it will take years if ever before you will realistically make money selling something online from just BLOGGING.
My most popular blog post is titled "how i crushed my fears by screaming like a pig" and "A Twitter Virgins Story: How I Went From Twitter Hell To Twitter Heaven" How's that for short attention span? It was a test in headlines that changed my point of view. I'll use the words breast in some future post and see what happens. Just havn't had the opportunity yet.
I loved your reasons for using your own name for branding.
ps "HOLY MACARONI" should be your next drawing... So cute....
11 months, 2 weeks ago on Essential Elements of an Amazing Personal Brand with Mars Dorian
I'm with You Jack, i like to regulate the conversations with headphones, books and movie watching. Noise cancelling are by far the best coupled with a sleep mask is heaven. Bloddy mary is an occasional ritural depending on the time of day of my flight.
I've flown a log in my time and i have to say i have not sat next to anyone stinky except once someone took off their shoes and it smelled so back i actually did thrown up in my mouth a little. I asked the stewardess to do something and she told him to put back on his shoes. Another time someone farted in my general direction. That's always ackward.
11 months, 3 weeks ago on The Joy Of Air Travel
@DannyBrown True, we all have different tastes. I like stinky cheese but husband doesn't.
I'm happy with comment luv so far. That could change...
12 months ago on Do You Like Livefyre?
@Faryna I have communt luv. I like comment luv because it shows the latest blog post of the commentor (if they have a blog). I really like that and i've met lots of new people that way. For me that is a big plus. whereas livefyre has... what does it have? Maybe livefyre is good for people in the marketing space? Not sure. I'm just rambling.