Tuesday, October 23, 2012

At Peace

I have been very relaxed and peaceful (Thank God) the past few days. This seminar with Matthew Kelly has really gotten me focused. I feel like I'm getting things done and I have felt a lot more energy and drive.

I have been meditating for 10 min for the past 2 days. I have tried to do this in the past and never stuck with it. It does take time and focus, but I feel like the benefits are so worth it. It just takes some getting used to.

Today I tried to make a dessert, but it was a flop. I had the keebler mini graham crusts and I tried to make apple crisp...fail! It just didn't come out right. I didn't have flour so I made the crumble topping without it and I think that was the problem. It was just not what I was hoping for. I will have to try again. I love those little crusts, I'm thinking of trying a pumpkin cheese cake or pie next week...stay tuned.

Monday, October 22, 2012

Living With Passion and Purpose

This weekend I attended a seminar with Matthew Kelly called Living With Passion and Purpose. I really enjoyed it. I received a little good bag, love those! I have a copy of Matthew's new book Off Balance http://www.amazon.com/Off-Balance-Work-Life-Professional-Satisfaction/product-reviews/159463081X/ref=dp_top_cm_cr_acr_txt?ie=UTF8&showViewpoints=1. I'm going to start reading this today!

At the seminar he covered many topics. In a nutshell it boils down to being the best version of yourself. I feel more focused and equipped with set guidelines to really start to makes moves instead of saying I'm going to.

He mentioned how many people say that don't know what their purpose in life is. I'm one of those people for  sure. He said it's in the silence that God speaks to us. If we spend 10 min a day in the school of silence as he calls it, we will find more peace to hear from God as to what we should be doing in life.

I wanted to share a few quotes he mentioned that I enjoyed.

" If you are what you should be you will set the world on fire" - St. Catherine

"When we switch the focus off ourselves to other our lives become a dance for joy" Matthew Kelly

"Every journey towards something is a journey away from something" Matthew Kelly

Remember to ask yourself this question as it relates to everything you do in live - Will this bring out the best version of myself?

Enjoy your week!

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Bump In The Road

I said I would be back daily to write things that I'm grateful for, but life got a little crazy for me.

There was an incident with my Son. I don't really want to get into it here, but with that said things were pretty bad for a couple of weeks. I do believe that things happen for a reason. My Husband and I learned from this experience. I'm looking at life a little differently, but in a good way.

As far as my eating goes, when I get very stressed my appetite turns off. That is probably the only time that it does turn off  : ) 

I lost a couple of pounds during this stressful time. I know it's not the best way to do it. I realized that when I'm stressed I don't think about food, I'm too focused on the problem at hand. This makes me realize that I can eat like a normal person. I know that it's possible because when I'm stressed I only think of food when I'm starving! I just wish I could do that on a normal day.

I have resumed my normal eating since the stress has subsided. Normal eating sometimes means eating too many sweets out of boredom, or worry like I did today.  Hoping to get this eating thing worked out someday soon.