inspiration, gratitude & surprises

10 May

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This week has been a really interesting one for me. I’ve been on a pressed juicery cleanse for the last four days. Today is day four of five. For a girl who loves to eat, I seriously can’t believe I’ve lasted this long on just juice. It seems impossible, really. Yes, I have done this cleanse before but only for three days. This time around I decided to take it up a notch and do a five-day cleanse and make it a level two. It’s been pretty intense actually. The first two days I was soooooooo miserable- I had a constant headache and could have slept all day. Not helpful when you have to work. But on day three I started to feel better- I actually felt buzzed and energetic! Something else really interesting happened to me while I was juicing this week- I HAD NO ANXIETY. Instead I felt incredibly present in my body, my heart and my thoughts. It is an empowering feeling.

This week has also been interesting because I had to make some big decisions about the direction of a project of mine. I’ve been led one way but I recently realized that it felt like the wrong direction. Making a choice to re-direct was hard for me but (fear-based thoughts around it) but I knew it was the right one. Another lesson in always trusting your gut.

*side note- I won’t be posting for the next week. Have a deadline to finish, a friend coming to stay with us and a trip to Sedona. But I ‘ll be back in a week!

What inspired me this week?

This beautiful post by Mary Beth La Rue. I’ve had these moments before and there is something so powerful in realizing you are exactly where you are meant to be.

This Is Water– WATCH THIS!

The garden Brian planted outside our bedroom window- It makes me so happy to wake up to! Oh and the love Brian has for his tomato plant may be the cutest thing I’ve ever seen.

my girlfriends Rachel and Sophie who have been on cleanses this week as well…we’ve kept each other going!

Brian’s project 30 post

What am I grateful for this week?

My health. Clarity of thought. Calmness of mind

What surprised me this week?

I’m pretty driven when I want to be- I can’t believe I’ve lasted this many days on just juice and no caffeine.

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“There is nothing more rare, nor more beautiful, than a woman being unapologetically herself; comfortable in her perfect imperfection. To me, that is the true essence of beauty.”

– Steve Maraboli

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5 Responses to “inspiration, gratitude & surprises”

  1. cravesadventure May 10, 2013 at 1:17 pm #

    Happy Weekend – Happy Traveling:)

  2. ionutmarius2004 May 10, 2013 at 4:25 pm #

    …bella…

  3. righteousbruin9 May 10, 2013 at 5:33 pm #

    Perfect imperfection- that’s what makes women so appealing, in the first place. Glad the regimen is working out for you. As always, enjoy Sedona. I just might run into you two on the street.

  4. Mary Beth May 13, 2013 at 5:04 pm #

    honored! love reading all yours posts. you are inspiring.

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