Saturday, April 27, 2013

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Salad For Breakfast.....


 I just got back from a beautiful week in Costa Rica
Every morning with breakfast AND lunch 
they served us some sort of gorgeous salad with a delicious vinaigrette.
What a great way to get in extra veggies for the day.
I'm definetly going to keep up this healthy habit.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

45 Life Lessons by Regina Brett.....

1. Life isn’t fair, but it’s still good
2. When in doubt, just take the next small steps
3. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone. Change the way you
4. Your job won’t take care of you when you are sick. Your friends and
family will. Stay in touch.
5. Pay off your credit cards every month.
6. You don’t have to win every argument. Agree to disagree.
7. Cry with someone. It’s more healing than crying alone.
8. Release your children when they become adults, its their life now.
9. Save for retirement starting with your first paycheck.
10. When it comes to chocolate, resistance is futile.
11. Make peace with your past so it won’t screw up the present.
12. It’s OK to let your children see you cry.
13. Don’t compare your life to others. You have no idea what their
journey is all about.
14. If a relationship has to be a secret, you shouldn’t be in it.
15. Everything can change in the blink of an eye
16. Take a deep breath It calms the mind.
17. Get rid of anything that isn’t useful, beautiful or joyful.
18. Whatever doesn’t kill you really does make you stronger.
19. It’s never too late to have a happy childhood. But the second one is
up to you and no one else.
20. When it comes to going after what you love in life, don’t take no
for an answer.
21. Burn the candles, use the nice sheets, wear the fancy lingerie.
Don’t save it for a special occasion. Today is special.
22 Just because you believe you are right, doesn’t mean you are. Keep an
open mind.
23. Be eccentric now. Don’t wait for old age to wear purple.
24. The most important sex organ is the brain.
25. No one is in charge of your happiness but you.
26. Frame every so-called disaster with these words ‘In five years, will
this matter?’
27. Always choose life.
28. Forgive everyone everything.
29. What other people think of you is none of your business.
30. Time heals almost everything. Give time time.
31. However good or bad a situation is, it will change.
32. Don’t take yourself so seriously. No one else does.
33. Believe in miracles.
34. Your job is to love your children, not choose who they should love.
35. Don’t audit life. Show up and make the most of it now.
36. Growing old beats the alternative — dying young.
37. Your children get only one childhood.
38. All that truly matters in the end is that you loved.
39. Get outside every day. Miracles are waiting everywhere.
40. If we all threw our problems in a pile and saw everyone else’s, we’d
grab ours back.
41. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need.
42. The best is yet to come…
43. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.
44. Yield…
45. Life isn’t tied with a bow, but it’s still a gift.

Monday, April 22, 2013

Safe Journey Richie.....


Beauty is everywhere...
it's all around us...
you just have to be truly awake and see it...
seek it everyday...
listen to a piece of music that touches you....
read something that inspires you...
look for art that moves you...
go outside and let the warm sunshine touch your face...
smell the air and the flowers...
then take that beauty and share it with someone who needs it more than you do
~ Me ♥

Saturday, April 20, 2013

White-Throated Blue Jay-Magpie....

So...This bird landed on my head in Costa Rica this week...
I looked it up and this is what they represent....
Jay, Power Animal, Symbol of Being in the Present

Jay's gifts include understanding how to use power wisely, warning, courage, ability to check on future trouble spots, power of presence (being in the eternal now), fearlessness, resourcefulness, adaptability.

Both the blue jay and the stellar jay are esteemed for stealing food off campers and also nesting materials form other birds - after these have laboriously gathered the necessary materials. This aside, jays have far more important qualities - they are bold and fearless and hold the power of presence.

When in the act of stealing, both the blue and stellar jay make a huge racket - in fact this always works in their favour because the louder they are, the more helter-skelter the situation seems. This energy distortion becomes the jays victory song.

Jay’s show us how to use personal power correctly and effectively, reminding us to pay attention and to not allow ourselves to be put in a situation where power is misused against us. If this is your power animal, bear this in mind.

The bright blue crest atop the blue jays head, connects it to the sky, reminding you true power must be applied in a balanced and honourable fashion. Jays are tremendously resourceful, which may symbolise a need inside of you to learn adaptability for survival with the as less effort possible.

The fearless jay’s are able to gang up and drive away hawks and owls - they know how to play the game of life and come out on top.

Jays symbolise huge talent, however, this talent must be developed and used correctly. If jay has flown into your life, this may be a signal that you are coming into a time where you can begin to help the inherent wisdom that lies within you (within us all!) to mature.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Drink Your Tea....

Drink your tea slowly and reverently,
as if it is the axis
on which the world earth revolves
- slowly, evenly, without
rushing toward the future;
Live the actual moment.
Only this moment is life.
~Thich Nhat Hahn

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Tuesday, April 2, 2013