Archive for June, 2012
Gratitude Friday – 29 June 2012
Happy Friiiiiiday! I think Friday is nearly everyone’s favourite day, am I right?
And with good reason. If weekends are your time to unwind, then what’s not to love?
It’s been another fun, jam-packed week here at RRR Central. What, specifically, am I grateful for? Well, here are five of the best:
- Having my mum here for a few days, including a very leisurely day when it was just the two of us. We had a perfect lunch out (SO scrumptious), a bit of shopping, and lots of lovely chats.
- Mum safely negotiating her trip back to Melbourne on the train from Ballarat. What an adventure!
- Receiving another edition of Mindfood magazine in the mail (a wonderful friend gave me a subscription as a Christmas gift).
- Receiving a tithe from a lovely subscriber to my ezine.
- My girls finishing school early on Friday, with us bringing some schoolfriends home to our warm house for a late lunch.
And what about you? Would you like to share a few gratefuls from your life? They don’t have to be something that happened in the past week – ‘evergreen’ gratefuls are fab.
See you soon!
Set Your Goal & Stick with Your Plan
This clip was shared on Facebook thousands of times recently, and I feel drawn to share it with you today – even if you’ve seen it already, you can’t help but be re-inspired by watching it again.
When a goal you’ve set feels way out of reach, and you keep stumbling in your efforts to receive it, think of Arthur. You just have to keep getting back up more times than you fall down!
PS I believe Winston Churchill once said, ‘Never give up. Never give up. Never give up.’
Gratitude Friday – 22 June 2012
How ARE you? Have you had a good week? Mine has been exceedingly busy (hence my late GratFri posting), but here I am!
What am I grateful for from the past week?
Let me count the ways…
- My girls having a ‘sick day’ at home with me during the week, meaning I got to have a bonus day of having their beautiful energy around. I think that day of rest was just what they needed, and it really nipped in the bud any hint of illness…
- Driving safely to Geelong for an event, on a very wet and dark night. Whew!
- Having our smoke alarms checked, and receiving the ‘all-clear’.
- Having a scrumptious breakfast at Geelong’s lovely James St Cafe.
- Having special time with my mum on our drive from Melbourne to Ballarat.
Ooh, I’m also very grateful to the husband of a friend of ours – he recently went to South Korea for a business trip, and he brought back beautiful handmade Korean bookmarks for my girls. One of them is pictured above. On the back, it says ‘Korean hand embroidery refers to all pictures and patterns embroidered on cloth or garments with thread and needles. This was a sphere showing ancient women’s aesthetics, expressing dreams and emotions by stitching with creative energy’. Isn’t that lovely? I also love the fine gold metal used to make the bookmarks. So pretty!
If you’ve noticed events or ‘things’ in your life that make you feel grateful, you are more than welcome to share them here in the comments.
See you soon!
Do You Want to Be Me?
Only kidding! But really, if you’ve ever wanted to become a life coach – which is what I do, and love – then you might well want to take a peek at the free videos that my life-coach teacher (Sandy Forster – that’s Sandy in the pic) has put together.
Apparently (and not surprisingly), life coaching is THE fastest growing profession in the world right now.
And it’s incredibly rewarding – both personally and financially.
It has to be one of the greatest professions in the world because you’re paid abundantly while making a difference in people’s lives by helping them to achieve their dreams.
Coaching also allows you to work (and train) from home, and around your existing job or business while easily transitioning into being a coach. I love being able to help others and still be there for my children after school and on holidays/vacations!
I feel so incredibly fortunate to be able to help people with my coaching work – but it didn’t just ‘happen’! I knew I’d need training to be the very best coach possible, and so I completed Inspired Spirit coach training with Sandy waaay back in 2009. Since then she’s trained hundreds of people (mostly women) to become law-of-attraction-based coaches.
Sandy went from welfare to wealthy once she discovered coaching, and she knows what a huge difference this information can make in your life. I sometimes can’t believe the beautiful journey that I’VE travelled since qualifying to become a coach – being a coach allows you to help others be the best they can be, while allowing YOU to bring out the best in yourself! It’s such a ‘win-win’, and so incredibly rewarding.
If you’ve ever considered coaching, then head here to see a video of Sandy, and to register to receive her free video training series.
In the series, you’ll discover:
- why coaching is so popular right now;
- how to know whether or not you’ll be a good coach;
- the three skills you must master to be an effective and in-demand coach;
- how to easily find (or be sent) clients;
- quick cashflow secrets for coaches;
- the four steps to becoming a six-figure coach… and much more!
Does this resonate with you? Do you feel pulled to help others in a profound way? Then I definitely recommend that you check out how to become a coach, how to attract clients and how to create prosperity as a coach, all in Sandy’s free video series.
Grab a cuppa, click on the link, and see whether this feels like the ‘next step’ on your journey…
OK, OK, so it’s not actually summer here… but I know it is for some of you!
I’m craving the feeling of the summer sun on my skin, and today I did this vicariously by (finally) taking half an hour to flick through the fabulous June edition of the online Matchbook magazine.
Sunshine fairly burst from its pages, and I soaked it all up! Aaah…
Here are a few of the things I loved from this edition:
- an article called ‘10 Things You Didn’t Know About John Lennon’ (I can’t believe he was only 40 when he died – that’s my age! Oh, that fact isn’t one of the ’10 Things’, BTW!);
- an article about the legendary Rita Hayworth (and how you can create a little ‘Rita’ style in your life);
- an article called ‘How to… Pack a Summer Picnic’, which includes the accoutrements you’ll need for a Classic Picnic, Rustic Picnic, Romantic Picnic or Modern Picnic (plus recipes and a list of famous picnics on film – cute!); and
- an interview with New York–based designer Cynthia Rowley – she certainly lives a vivid life!
If you’re needing a boost, my advice is to take some time today to revel in beauty. Reading a magazine like Matchbox might be just one way to do it!
Gratitude Friday – 15 June 2012
Friday, Friday, Friday, we love you.
Yup, it’s Friday again, and time to reflect on a few of my favourite ‘gratefuls’ from the past two weeks.
Here are five of the best:
- Having family come to stay with us on the long weekend (I popped the above tulip into their bathroom, to add a little colour and cheer!).
- Heading ‘up the road’ to Bendigo with my aunt to visit the sublime Grace Kelly exhibition, which featured many of this Hollywood beauty’s famous clothes. Driving back was also beautiful, with golden late-afternoon sunlight spilling over green fields and taking our breath away.
- Spending time with my gran, mum and aunt in Melbourne, with us heading to the movies to see The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.
- Meeting some amazing, high-achieving, fun-loving women at a special networking event in Melbourne.
- My girls and I getting fabulous new haircuts on the same day – Bella has gone for a slightly ‘shaggy’ do, so that she looks a little different to her identical twin sister!
I do hope you’ve had a simply marvellous week, and that that you’ve taken even a few brief seconds to appreciate the beauty and blessings that are all around you. It takes practice to do it when you’re not used to it, but it’s SO worth developing the gratitude habit.
Starting Your Day in a High-Vibe Way
You’ve heard me bang on before about how important it is to consume fresh, high-vibration raw food, so that your own vibration gets a massive boost. High vibration = attracting ‘the good stuff’ of life.
Well, I recently featured this scrumptious breakfast in my June ezine. (If you’re not already a subscriber to the full-colour Your Abundant Life ezine – in which you receive a free recipe each month – simply pop your name and email address in the box on the top right of this page.)
Whip up a bowlful of this and you’ll be set for the day! I’d love to share the recipe with you here, but first, a little background…
I first read Leslie and Susannah Kenton’s groundbreaking Raw Energy book back in 1985, when I was 14 (after begging for it as a Christmas gift). I began experimenting with all sorts of raw recipes from the book, and when I got my first part-time job I bought a food processor–blender combo so that I could go even further with my raw experimentation.
Using the processor, I started making this delicious apple breakfast, based on a recipe for live porridge from Raw Energy. I remember loving this breakfast so much that I’d eat it every morning for weeks on end. A schoolfriend saw me at the start of a new school year and commented on how beautiful and clear my skin looked. I knew it must have been due to my apple breakfast!
I use dry-roasted peanuts in this recipe, and it’s topped with yogurt, so if you have allergies or sensitivities to peanuts or dairy then you’ll need to use substitutes (raw cashews instead of peanuts, for example).
This protein-packed breakfast makes for a delicious, gradual move away from grain (cereal)-based breakfasts, which can create problems if you’re sensitive to gluten – and many people are gluten-sensitive but don’t realise that they are.
So, do you feel lucky? Gather your ingredients today, and give this a try tomorrow!
1 large or 2 small apples (any type), cored and roughly chopped
2–3 tablespoons dry-roasted peanuts
1 tablespoon sunflower seeds
1 tablespoon pepitas (dried pumpkin seeds)
1 tablespoon sesame seeds
2–3 tablespoons natural yogurt
½ large banana, cut into penny slices
a sprinkle of sunflower and sesame seeds
1. Place the apple, nuts and seeds in a food processor and process for a few seconds.
2. Take the lid off the processor and use a spatula to push down any mix that has pushed up onto the sides of the bowl.
3. Process again, briefly, until the mix is roughly chopped and combined (not to the point of mush).
4. Tip the mix into a serving bowl, top with the yogurt and banana slices, and sprinkle with the sunflower and sesame seeds.
5. Serve, and then thank me in the comments below!
Feel free to adapt the recipe any which way you like, to suit your taste buds. Give it a try, and let us know what you think by leaving a comment!
Gratitude Friday – 1 June 2012
Hello! Another week of life, another week of ‘gratefuls’. Here are five of my favourites:
- Having a warm, snuggly bed when it’s freeeeezing cold outside.
- Savouring a lovely treat – a heart-shaped ‘luvju’ orange and gubinge raw organic chocolate (a new-ish product by Loving Earth).
- Holding a very successful ‘green smoothie demo’ at my girls’ school, for their two classes. It seems most kids loved them, and can’t wait to try making them at home.
- Evie learning how to make us ‘cuppas’ – I love how keen she is to ‘serve’ us and feel more grown-up.
- Seeing a gorgeous, large maple-shaped leaf (one of the last autumn leaves) stuck in a grate near my home, with sunshine backlighting it and revealing its honey-coloured tones. I thanked it for a year of beauty, including being a fresh, soft bud last spring and then shading us with its deep-apple-green hues in summer. I’m going to miss all the leaves, but I also love the stark beauty of trees’ wintertime bare bones.
I’d love for you to share your ‘gratefuls’. Enter a comment and leave a little list!