Daisy Turns 2

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I named her after my mom’s nickname. My son bestowed the nickname upon my mom when he was around 2 or so. My mom had wanted to be called Lita. We’d been coaching him to call her Lita, the hispanic nickname for Abuelita, but he wouldn’t have it. He kept calling her something else, but…

Juice recipe – light & tangy

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Honey crisp apple 3 stalks of celery a large portion of ginger and a few cups of kale plus a few clementine oranges This juice was inspired by all of the ginger shot posts I’ve been seeing lately. I needed a late afternoon pick me up. Juice to rescue! I highly recommend this variation. Give…

Shine

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We are all entered into a silent pact of dysfunction when we are growing up. Somewhere, someone along the way convinces us that it is in our best interest to dim our lights. It could be a sibling, a parent, or some other obscure relative, but someone convinces us that this is in our best…

Dreamsicle

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Inspired by a tweet I stumbled across yesterday, I created a new smoothie this morning. And I must say, it was quite delicious. Daisy (my 2 year old) wanted seconds if that tells you anything. Ingredients: 2 clementine oranges 1 frozen banana, 1 fresh 2 cups of organic spinach a handful of dried cherries a…

The Purpose of Joy

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I taught a class Friday night about Joy. It was dubbed XOXO Flow and it centered around the how to’s, do’s and don’t’s, pros & cons of joy. When trouble comes your way, consider it an opportunity for great joy. ~James 1:2 How does that quote land for you? When trouble comes your way, do…

Be in Creation

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Don’t be afraid of your fears. They’re not there to scare you. They’re there to let you know that something is worth it. ~ C. Joybell C A student/client/friend just sent me this quote in a text. I wholeheartedly agree. This principle has subconsciously been guiding me for the last five years. When I left…

How Do You Define Your Self Worth?

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What do you use to quantify your self worth? We have so many gauges we can buy into… How many likes on your facebook page (or pages) How many likes on your latest Instagram post How many followers on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Stumblr, Foursquare, Yelp, LinkedIn, etc Your latest blog post/vlog post/ blog entry’s like/share…

How Long Must I Wait?

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There is a band called Dr. Dog. Jagger’s dad first told me about them probably about three years ago. He’s good about keeping Jag and I up to date about new music. This band, Dr. Dog, has an album that includes a song that was relatively popular in satellite radio arenas called That Old Black…

40

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When I was 16, I used to say that I wanted to be dead by the time I was 40. In my mind, all the legends were dead by 40. I looked this up today just to double check my teenager gut. Turns out, I was onto something…. Here is a post about 59 famous…

Relief

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I did it. I managed to overcome my ego and to tap into the gracious side of my being. It required a true “Come-to-Jesus,” if you will. I had to wrestle my need to be right and listen to my desire to embody love in order to win this battle. I will not say it…