This is got to be the only creature on earth who is celebrated for their wrinkles! While there is nothing we can do to stop the process of aging there are a few things we can do naturally to turn back the clock a little and prevent unnecessary lines developing.
I don’t know about you but when I wake up in the morning and look in the mirror I have lines on my face simply from sleeping on my side or stomach. Sometimes these lines disappear fairly quickly but other times (especially when I am tired) they are still there a few hours later. What’s worse, the wrinkles formed by creasing our delicate skin on our pillows will eventually cause premature ageing. There is no amount of anti-wrinkle cream that will help prevent these wrinkles when you continue to sleep on your side or stomach.
The good news is there is a solution and it’s so simple and not too expensive! It’s something many of the top dermatologists, cosmetic surgeons and hair dressers recommend.
Cotton draws moisture out of your hair and skin so those expensive creams you’re putting on your skin can’t really do their job. When you sleep on a silk pillowcase your skin and hair will glide over it effortlessly rather than be torn and creased.
A silk pillowcase will also help your blow dry last longer and stops damage to your hair as you toss and turn.
Silk breathes so it’s good for people will allergies or sensitive to dust mites.
A silk pillowcase may set you back a little more than a cotton one (approx. $60), but it’s still less expensive than continuing to buy expensive skin products.
There are various places you can buy silk pillowcases online and in store but here is one for reference: http://www.slip.com.au/
Of course you are still going to want to apply a product to your skin to help with drying but don’t be fooled by so many of the expensive treatments being brought out by the popular cosmetic brands. Your skin is the largest organ in the body and absorbs everything straight into the blood stream so be careful of harmful chemicals in products. This will only create an acidic body which is the leading culprit in premature ageing.
Instead of creams and potions which are heavily marketed to prevent ageing try a natural and organic serum such as Argan Oil or Rose Hip Oil. There are also many brands that combine a few natural serums such as Argan with Vitamin E and I just picked up a serum by Swiss Vitamins which contains, Argan, Rose Hip and Vitamin E Oil with a few essential oils. My personal preference is 100% Argan oil because it is also helping me treat my acne (yes Argan oil, despite being an oil will help reduce the amount of oil your skin produces and also work on scarring and moistening skin)
The most important thing you can do to prevent re-mature aging is to stay out of the sun and eat nutrient rich foods that create an alkaline. Also reduce the amount of acidic foods. You only have to look at pictures of Kris Carr, Kimberly Snyder and Alicia Silverstone who all are advocates for Vegan lifestyles. They look years younger than they are. I am not saying you need to go as extreme as turning vegan ( I sure as hell am not a vegetarian!) but at least look at adding a truck load of vegetables to your diet and reduce the amount of red meat, processed foods, sugar, gluten and dairy.
Before you fork out all your money for expensive potions and botox or fillers start looking at what you can do naturally first. There is nothing more beautiful than a woman aging gracefully. Lines are indications of the rich lives we have lead. If there is one thing we can be certain of in this life is that we are going to age! Embrace it, forget about how your face is changing and be as healthy as you can be so you can keep up the energy to do all that you desire. Let your face glow from your inner health and happiness.
I should also call this the busy girls guide to fitness as I am sure you’re not lazy but usually it’s one or the other and we make excuses why we can’t fit in exercise.
If you hate exercise, have too much on your plate or would just rather go to the pub then the gym there are little things you can do to make a difference.
Even I am struggling to find time, at the moment! Right now I am managing two jobs and two websites and this time of year there is also so many social functions and catch ups to attend, While fitness is usually the first thing to go out the window I want to teach you how I still manage to keep up with my fitness.
1. Train smart – it’s not about spending hours at the gym every day. If you can know how to train correctly you can actually get the same, if not better results by shorter sessions.
You hear me to talk about interval training all the time but I do so for a reason, it’s the most effective way to train. If you love to go for long runs, go for it, but you don’t need to, to see results. Some nights I only have 15 minutes while my dinner is cooking to work out so when I walk in the door after work, I put my dinner in the oven I hit the hill outside my unit and do 15 minutes of hill sprints. Resting 1 minute between sprints. It’s intense (I live on a very steep hill!) but it’s just 15 minutes of torture then it’s done and I go and eat my dinner. Sometimes I do this at 9pm and it’s the last thing I feel like after a 12-14 hour work day but I do it!
When it comes to resistance training don’t waste time doing the same machines at the gym where you barely work up a sweat. Have minimal rest periods (one minute between sets) and you can have an intense and effective workout in 40 mins. (less if you are really short on time). Try 4 sets of superset exercises (2 exercises back to back with one minute rest between sets) or pick 4-5 resistance exercises (body weight, free weights or body weight) and do them back to back with one minute rest before you repeat the circuit. Try 3 rounds of this. Not only are you working your muscles but you are getting your heart rate up and going into the fat burning zone.
2. Make fitness a part of your every day life. If you can’t fit in even 30 minutes of exercise (or are too lazy to attempt 30 minutes) than bring fitness into your every day. Take the stairs, (I know this won’t appeal to the lazy girls but what would you rather – go to the gym or take the stairs occasionally?) Exercise while you are doing chores around the house – do calf raises or squats while you brush your teeth, cook, do the washing etc. Fold your laundry while doing a wall sit, do lunges while vacuuming! There is so much exercise you can do around the house just by getting your housework done! If you’re a mum, you can bring the weight of your little one into your workouts.
3. Exercise while watching TV. Relax on the couch during your favourite TV show but pick 4- 5 different exercises and do them during the commercial breaks. 10 burpees one ad break, 20 sit ups the next break of TV commercials, 30 seconds of mountain climber the next, then one minute plank etc.
4. Invest in exercise resistance bands. They are perfect for really quick workouts without leaving your home. You can throw them around your door handles for a few triceps extensions, tie them around your ankles and do side to side steps to work your butt or stand on them for resistance and do a few bicep curls. They are perfect for travelling and can easily fit into your routine. Keep one at work and get up from your desk occasionally to do a few reps.
5. Keep your diet clean most of the time. You can get away with not exercises if your diet is very clean and free of processed foods. This time of year you’re going to have more social functions but you can still eat well the rest of the time. If you hate exercises this is the one thing you need to work on as nutrition probably has more part to play in maintaining or losing weight than exercise.
6. Make cooking simple - One of the best things about eating clean is it’s pretty simple and easy to follow. Cooking is a breeze and takes no time at all. There should be no excuses and no reason to rely on Lean Cuisine when you can cook up a piece of salmon and veggies in 10 minutes. All the while you’re doing a few squats!
7. Quit one bad habit. If the above is even too much just give up one thing and replace it with an alternative. It doesn’t need to be overwhelming just start with something small that’s manageable.
8. Invest in at home fitness equipment – I am putting this one if for my mum who just bought a Vibro-gym. She does short 15 minute workouts on the vibration plate and loves it. She’s not lazy but a 60 year old woman working full time so she’s tired! My brother also uses a “Got a door, Got a gym” thingie (you know the one I mean, right?) and does lots of quick exercises on that and I know a few people who have The Total Gym and love the convenience of it. You need to be disciplined to use them but I think they are great for Mum’s and people who just don’t want to waste time going to a gym.
9. Take a supergreen supplement - If you really can’t stick to eating clean or juicing. I would highly recommend a green supplement for extra nutrition. I have taken the brand Vital Greens for years (especially when I wasn’t eating well) but only take it now as an added boast of nutrients during the times of stress or when feeling run down.
Fitness isn’t every one’s thing, I get it. I don’t expect to turn everyone into an exercise junkie like me but it’s important for your physical and mental wellbeing so I encourage you to find a little bit of time to exercise each week. Don’t feel overwhelmed by it, just get out there and have fun or start off by doing 5-10 minutes a day and slowly build up to more.
Even lazy girls can improve their fitness!
One of my most popular posts on this blog is the one I did on how to come off the pill without getting acne. I have written briefly about my journey but seeing I still get comments and emails regarding my progression I thought I would do a follow up post.
It has been 7 months and my skin is still struggling but I refuse to go back on the pill. The more I learn about the pill the more frustrated I get with doctors who prescribe it so freely for girls who have breakouts or period pain. Doctors fail to inform us of the negative effects it has long term on our bodies. It is one of the worst things to put into your body! It completely zaps your body of nutrients and stops your body having a natural cycle. I went 15 years without having a natural menstrual cycle which is why when I have come off it my hormones have gone haywire.
There have been many times I have wanted to go back on it because my skin has been so bad. I wear a truck load of makeup to cover it and I feel so much insecurity about it – heck I haven’t worn my hair off my face for so long as my hair has become my security blanket to hide behind! BUT I am soldiering on. I have tried many very expensive treatments and nothing has worked so I have decided to stop spending so much money on harsh chemical products and go natural. I am finally seeing results. My skin still has a long way to go and I still have a lot of red scarring, but these are the things I am starting to see clear my skin.
Argan oil – You may be familiar with argan or Morrocan oil as a hair treatment but it is a wonderful skin treatment oil. What you may be surprised to hear is that argan oil actually helps acne as it regulate the amount of oil the sebaceous glands produce. It also works as an anti-inflammatory and is effective in reducing scars. Try to find 100% pure argan oil which you can buy online, or some pharmacies sell. If you are in the US Sephora sells a beautiful argan oil by Josie Maran.
Tea Tree Oil – Tea tree oil is an anti-bacterial product that won’t dry out your skin like so many acne treatments. It will help to unblock the sebaceous glands, disinfects the area and will help to dry out the pimple. You may also like to add it to a little aloe vera gel if you are finding it too intense (although I use it directly to acne areas and have had no problems – it does’t make my skin flakey and I can put make up on without looking like my skin is falling off!) The best thing about tea tree oil is that it is super cheap. A bottle costs less than $5 and you can use it for so many other things. I must have for your medicine cabinet!
Apple Cider Vinegar – A wonder cure for absolutely everything! I dampen a cotton ball with water and then pour on a little apple cider vinegar to wipe all over my faith. This will act as a toner and gently exfoliate and balance the PH+ of your skin. So many products we apply to our skin disrupt the natural PH+ balance so it makes sense to use this as a toner. Apple Cider Vinegar also has anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties so it is perfect for keeping your skin clear. Again another cheap solution regardless of whether you have acne or just want to keep your complexion glowing.
Juicing – After my 7 day cleanse I have continued to Juice regularly. I still have my green smoothie every day but also top it off with an extra one or two juices. My skin was noticeably clearer once I started juicing. It hasn’t been a cure but I know it helps so I would rather invest my money on fresh juices than expensive chemical filled skin care products.
I have switched to a basic cleanser and take a zinc supplement, but as you can see I am keeping it pretty simple and I will continue to let you know how I go. In my original article I said I would use acupuncture as a treatment but to be honest I haven’t had acupuncture due to cost and time. I know Ashy Bines (a hugely successful fitness girl in Australia) has been posting about her battles with acne after coming off the pill and acupuncture has been her cure so I know I will start this soon. I need to make time to see my brother (who does chinese medicine). I will blog about this once I have a a few sessions.
I have taken awful acne “before” pics but will post them once I can show you my success story! (I am too scared to show you yet!)
If you have been battling acne and want to share what has helped or your frustrations I’d love for you to leave a comment and start this conversation.
Doubts are poison to your soul.
They are worried thoughts that tell you that it’s not going to happen.
That everything you believed for is not on its way.
Doubts bring your insecurities out to play and rationalizes with the child within who tells you to keep dreaming.
You’ve been hanging on for so long.
You’ve been believing, wishing and hoping but the reality is you’re in a desert. You’re tired, thirsty and hungry for something else. Anything. And you’re losing faith.
I’ve been there.
We’ve all been there.
Clutching on to a desire with all our hearts but feeling the dryness of the desert. The loneliness in the desert and the inability to see anything coming.
There were times I didn’t feel I would ever come out, where I would give up for a moment when my heart was breaking so much. When disappointment would cut through me so painfully. Where I doubted every essence of what I had always believed. I doubted myself. I doubted my creator. I doubted my potential. I doubted my faith.
And then something happened.
One day I surrendered.
I remember that day so vividly.
In the past I had been praying with so much desperation that I really was praying from a place of doubt. My doubts were seeded with anger and frustration about what I wanted. I had separated myself from God. I had stopped believing.
But out of desperation, frustration, and sheer exhaustion. I couldn’t fight it anymore. I couldn’t keep desiring the things that were causing me so much pain.
So I surrendered. I prayed a very different pray. I gave every aspect of my life to God. A God that is not separate from me. A God that is love and lives within me. The “I am that I am”.
I am, being the name of God and everything that “I am” being connected to the universal source of energy.
I surrendered my finances, my websites, my work, my relationships, my love life and my pain.
I mean really surrendered. I had thought I had done that in the past, but this time it was different. I just couldn’t fight it alone any more.
I didn’t want what I wanted. What I wanted was causing me the most pain.
I wanted what God wanted for me.
And all of a sudden miracles began to flow. Within weeks I had an awesome new, very well paying “day job” after a year of no permanent work. I have had PT clients flowing, both of which equals money flowing! There have been new relationships sent into my life; I’ve had answers to every prayer that has passed my lips; I have been sent a fabulous designer working on the branding of my new website and the money to finance my online ventures. Most importantly, I am walking around with an incredible amount of joy and love in my life. Not because things are beginning to happen, but just because I had reconnected to the love that is God. I didn’t care about any of the others things anymore, but funnily when you surrender you begin to attract new things like a magnet!
I have had very vivid visions of where my life is heading and my calling and all of this shifted so miraculously when I aligned my hearts desires to God’s and surrendered the doubt.
Our minds are a battlefield of emotions and thoughts that are mostly lies.
Everything that we desire already exists. It’s here, it’s in the now and when we doubt it, it pushes it further away. When we try to control the outcome, we repel our desires from us. When we believe that power of God is within us, we are all that we desire.
Do not wish for things but then go on to doubt that it could happen.
Wish like a child. A child has such innocence and little doubt.
Believe it into existence. Align your thoughts with love (God) and let go of the fears.
Everything that you are going through is just temporary. It doesn’t mean it’s not going to happen. Season’s have purpose. Through my doubt and desert season I have become more focused, more determined and more aligned to God’s purpose for my life. Allow the desert to be the change for growth that you need. I’ve had the most torturous, painful, desert season this year and I have come out of it so grateful for the experience. I look back and think, wow, I did it. I survived and I grew so much.
If you are in the desert season right now, I am writing this for you. I want you to keep pressing into whatever you believe in. Don’t give up but surrender it all. Do this in whichever way feels right to you. Pray it, write it down and burn it, do whatever you have to do, to surrender. Don’t fight it anymore just allow it to come to form.
Speak words of power and not doubts. Give gratitude for what is coming to form. I don’t pray asking God for things. I pray a pray of thanks for what is already coming to me. This is the secret to all that you desire.
It is already here, claim it!
Even if it takes years before you see it in your reality. Feel it is here now!
Believing in you and would love to hear from you if you’re in a desert right now and need a friend to talk you through it!
Much love, light and blessings,
This time of year it gets much harder to eat healthy. Cheat meals start becoming cheat days and cheat days become weekends, then next thing you know every day you are eating unhealthy foods again.
Whilst I am a huge advocate for living a little and enjoying your treats when you go out, it is way to easy to go back to a sugar addiction if you have it too often.
So how do you get by, during the season of Christmas parties, end of year catch ups, thanksgiving, and work functions?
First of all it is what it is and you need to enjoy yourself, so don’t be too hard on yourself but do make an effort to do the following things so you don’t go too off track.
1. Bring healthy alternatives to your parties. I recently went to a catch up brunch with my girlfriends and made my favourite raw, dairy and sugar-free cheesecake. I still ate a little bit of the sugar treats but I didn’t go overboard because my cheesecake was so rich I didn’t need much more. Check out the recipe HERE although before I added the cacao I split the batch and I added raspberries to one of the cashew and coconut oil batches and cacao to the other which gave it the split chocolate/raspberry effect.
2. If you’re going to eat sugary foods, stick with water. Pick your battles, so to speak, don’t have sugary drinks and sugary food, pick just one.
3. Avoid cocktails, beer, cider and moscato. Drink dry wine or vodka lime and soda.
4. Eat before you go out, you don’t want to be starving when you are faced with temptation so eat something filling before hand.
5. If you’re faced with a choice of sweets or a cheese platter, choose the cheese platter. Cheese contains protein which will fill you up quickly and the natural fat from cheese is much better for you than sugar.
6. Don’t let your exercise routine go out the window. I know you are getting booked out with social invites but you still need to priorities exercise, especially if you are eating and drinking more! Even if you can only do shorter workouts, do something!
7. Keep your diet simple and clean the majority of the time. Live by the 80/20 rule and you can cheat more than you think! But if you’re having dinners out almost every night or weekends are hectic with BBQ’s and parties, you can still eat clean and healthy breakfasts, lunches, snacks during the week etc. Keep away from sugar the rest of the day and you can enjoy your social events and not worry about your diet.
I felt this product deserved a page all to itself. Himalayan salt – or Pink salt as it is sometimes referred to, is a salt you can not only enjoy, but benefit from. Himalayan salt is very rich in minerals and can be added to all your foods to ensure you are getting enough of your daily minerals.
Himalayan salt has over 80 minerals such as magnesium, calcium, copper, iron and potassium to name a few.
It is alkalizes the body so removes acidic build up in the body, helps your body absorb nutrients, replaces electrolytes, increases circulation, eliminates toxins, eases muscle cramps and soreness and can even reduce blood pressure.
Sea Salt started to become a common replacement for table salt but Himalayan salt is much better for overall well-being. It is much easier to digest, in fact it doesn’t need to be digested so is utilized by the body straight away. It also re-hydrates the body which is the opposite to sea salt.
Add Himalayan salt to your meals, as you would normal salt, or add it to water and drink a small amount each morning. It is a great way to balance your PH+ and if you have a magnesium deficiency like me, you will benefit from the extra does, with extra minerals to help you absorb the magnesium.
This salt is becoming more popular and you can now buy it from most grocery stores. Make the switch!
A year ago I had this bright idea that I wanted to hula-hoop. I literally went straight out to Kmart to buy one to reclaim my childhood. I came home, spent about 10 minutes with it and then put it behind my door where it stayed.
Last weekend I got it out again to use as a prop for my Fit Girl Secrets photoshoot and since then I’ve put it somewhere I can see regularly and have been hula- hooping each night. Maybe it’s a phase, but right now I’m having fun with it! I am hula hoping my stress away! Not only is it a great way to de-stress, but it strengthens the core and gets the heart racing to burn calories.
Hula-Hopping has helped Kelly Osbourne slim down and even Beyonce is rumored to be a fan of the exercise (well who wouldn’t be a fan of hula-hopping).
If you’re really bored of the same old exercise routine, or you just need something quick, easy and fun, try it out so you can benefit in these ways:
- Flexibility in the lower back (combine that with a strong core and it will help prevent back issues)
- It makes you smile and laugh (we all need more endorphin’s)
- Burns fat – Try doing it every TV commercial when you’re watching your favourite show
- Works some of the largest muscles in the body which means it burns more calories
- Keeps your brain occupied and off all the stress of your day (you need focus to keep it going)
- Great for coordination
- Is so retro it’s got to be cool!
There are weighted Hula-Hoops you can buy to increase the intensity but I just use a regular one from Kmart which is as cheap as chips! (but better for you!)
I want to hear from you if you Hula-hoop or rediscovered something else that is fun from childhood?
I hope you have had a great start to the weekend. It’s Melbourne Cup here in Australia which is my favourite day! Everyone gets dressed up, drinks eats and watches a horse race. I don’t know why I love it so much but it’s a great day where no one works and everyone has fun!
On a completely unrelated topic today I wanted to post a video blog on a topic which is close to my heart at the moment, something I am facing a lot of and something causing so much bitterness, envy and darkness in people’s hearts – that is judgement. It’s something I want to really pull people up on so please have a listen. This is based on A Course in Miracles Lesson 243
Today I will judge nothing that occurs.
I will be honest with myself today. I will not think that I already know what must remain beyond my present grasp. I will not think I understand the whole from bits of my perception, which are all that I can see. Today I recognize that this is so. And so I am relieved of judgments that I cannot make. Thus do I free myself and what I look upon, to be in peace as God created us.
Father, today I leave creation free to be itself. I honor all its parts, in which I am included. We are one because each part contains Your memory, and truth must shine in all of us as one.
I hope you don’t mind my very amateur video. I want to start doing more video blogs so will look into the right equipment so it’s not so bad, but the message is the most important thing and I am just a girl having a go so I hope you don’t mind!
I would love to know your thoughts on the topic. Have you been on the receiving end of judgement? How has that made you feel. Or have you really judged someone when you have had no reason to. No judgement just want to get the conversation going.
Much love to you.
As I mentioned in my last blog, I spent the past weekend at The Daily Love’s Seminar. I have been following Mastin Kipps for the past few years and his story and dedication to sharing Love is so inspiring. I have taken many of his online courses and he is a breath of fresh air in the personal development space. He is so real, calls BS on so much of the motivational stuff out there and encourages everyone to use fear and uncertainty as their fuel.
A lot of his words of wisdom are based off Joseph Campbell and Tony Robbins teachings but he, of course, has a fresh spin on these things.
Mastin was a Music Manager in LA, unhappy and unfulfilled who filled his void with drugs and alcohol. He now recognises that addiction is a function of looking for The Divine in the wrong place. He hit rock bottom when everything in his life fell away but out of the uncertainty and darkness he began blogging and tweeting and had a passion for sharing the love. Everything began to turn around when Kim Kardashian re-tweeted one of his tweet and the rest is history. The Daily Love has grown, he’s been on Oprah as a new thought leader and he continues to build his Daily Love Brand. Read more of his story HERE
For someone who has had a year of everything falling away Mastin has been a huge inspiration to me, which is why I introduce him to you, in case you have been under a rock and not discovered him yet!
The seminar began with over an hour of Kundalini Yoga. Now as you may have read I have had some bad experiences with being opened up by Kundalini Mediation and had sworn off it. I was really cautious of it and to be honest I almost pulled out of going, but I really wanted to see Mastin. I had only practiced Kundalini mediation and not the yoga. The yoga practice was very intense. It is not like yoga you have probably experienced and concentrates on breathing rather than poses. This is why Kundalini opens you up so intensely because the breath is incredibly intense.
I enjoyed the class, but I am not going to write any more about whether Kundalni is good or bad (I decided to take that post down from my blog). I still stand by my warning in that it can open you up to many things (good and bad) and I in particular need to be more careful because I am an open door to those type of things, but I also can see it has incredible powers to transform you and help you shift thought your blocks.
This is why it was part of the seminar. It helped us shift the static energy in our body so that we were open to doing the mental work and receiving Mastin’s words.
LIke many personal development seminars we went though a mind-body exercise to show us how breakthrough is on the other side of pain. No hot coals this time, but it was still as effective a demonstration!
We practiced a Kundalini exercise where we had to extend our arms out and over our heads and back down in a very fast motion. We had dance music pumping and we went hard but of course after about 10 minutes our minds got in the way. My arms were so sore and weak that I began to cry, I felt that there was no way I could keep doing this. I have no idea how long we actually did it for but it felt like an eternity. I was not giving up though. I could see a few people drop there arms but I didn’t want to be one of those people. My mind was telling me I couldn’t keep doing it but I was going to push through. When I really felt like I could not do it for a second longer someone started chanting “YES!” We said “YES” over and over again and the energy of “YES!” got me through. I got my second wind. Just when I thought it was over we were told to hold our arms above our head. My arms were shaking and it was almost impossible, we were all whimpering and screaming but finally we did it, it was over and we made the point that we can do more than we think we can. We can push though the uncomfortable.
This is life, people give up when they feel they can’t go anymore and they don’t make it to their second wind. Our second wind is where the magic happens, it shows us that we can keep going, that we have a power inside of us far greater than we thought.
Mastin asked us how we deal with uncertainty and fear, so many people avoid uncertainty by staying in their comfort zone and forming bad habits when they feel it. They push it down with food or shopping, drugs or sex, but if we use it to expand ourselves then we see it’s true purpose. He shared a story about how he was speaking at a Hay House seminar and one of the presenters before him ended her talk by saying “You need to live fearlessly”. He got pissed off and when he went up on stage he screamed out “Do you want to live a fearless life…. Well stay in your comfort zone!”
That comfie spot you feel right now doesn’t serve you. It doesn’t fuel you. It will not lead you to anything. If you’re doing things that make you feel fearful and uncertain than congratulations because you are moving forward in your life.
We need to embrace the uncertainty!
This year I have faced more uncertainty than ever. I have had crippling fear so bad I have been ill from it. I was literally moved out of my comfort and had no permanent home, went from having a good income, always having savings in my bank and trips overseas to having $0 in my account and not knowing how I would pay for food.
But I had made a decision to go after my dreams and it’s the hardest F***ing thing I have every done in my life (still is) and it makes me uncomfortable and fearful and confused and anxious and happy all at the same time, but I don’t want to live a meaningless comfortable life!!
I keep pushing. I keep trying. I get up when I want to stay down. I keep dreaming and believing, praying, keeping the faith and I do it uncomfortably! And you know what, it’s the best soul experience I can have! Rollercoasters are fun after all!
I want to ask you the same thing Mastin asked us as he closed the seminar,
How we would feel in a year’s time if you stayed in your comfort zone and stayed in the exact same spot you are now.
Fast forward 5 years, what would your life look like if you didn’t take those risks, didn’t put things into action, stayed exactly where you are in your comfort zone.
Now how would that look in 10 years, if you were still talking about that thing you want, still sitting in your comfort zone. Never have done anything you dreamed about.
Scary right! I actually panicked at that thought. It literally made me cry. Feel that emotion of being stuck.
Now, how would you feel in one year if you actually made some of your goals a reality, you put your plans into action. You made tiny steps towards your goal. You felt the fear and did it anyway?
Fast forward to 5 years, see yourself living that life you created by taking action. By going after your dreams and achieving all that you desired. You’ve actually manifested the very thing you wanted and it’s so much better than you ever imagined.
Now go another 10 years into the future, holy crap your life is unbelievable, you’ve taken risks, your life has expanded in ways you never knew possible. You trusted and it all worked out in a spectacular way. Your life is abundantly blessed and you actually did it.
How do you feel? Freak’n amazing right!!
So keep that feeling! You don’t want to be wishing you had of started something in 5 years time. You don’t want to stay stuck in the same place because you weren’t willing to experience a little bit of discomfort.
Go for it. Take action.
FEEL your uncertainty and fear – don’t fear the fear!
DO everything and anything you can to work towards your goals
BE the person you know you can be!
I believe in you so start believing in yourself.
Leave a comment and let me know what action you will take this week to deal with your uncertainty and work towards your goal? Let’s inspire each other!
I hope you have enjoyed a great weekend! I had an awesome night listening to Mastin Kipps from the Daily Love. I got to give him a big hug and thank him for being such an inspiration to me in tough times. He’s got an awesome story of how he went from couch surfing for a few years to launching the Daily Love serving millions of people around the world and being on Oprah! I will write more about the seminar during the week.
One of my regular hang outs in Sydney is the most amazing raw, vegan cafe called Earth to Table in Bondi Junction. It’s become a regular treat for me to indulge in a vegan cheesecake every Saturday! You wouldn’t believe how amazing their deserts are and they are to totally gluten-free, dairy free and sugar-free! They taste better than a full sugar desert!
Of course I want to learn how to make these myself so gave this recipe a go and it’s pretty good. Not as great as Earth to Table but pretty close!
▪ 1 cup pecans
▪ 3-4 medjool dates
▪ 1/2 cup cacao powder (cocoa powder)
▪ pinch sea salt
▪ 1 teaspoon vanilla
Place all ingredients into a food processor (can do in a blender) and pulse till combined.
Pour mixture into a round pan and press into base. Place into freezer to set.
▪ 2 cups cashew, pieces
▪ 1/2 cup coconut oil, liquid
▪ 1/2 cup maple syrup or rice malt syrup (rice malt is fructose free)
▪ 1/2 cup water
▪ 2 teaspoons vanilla
▪ 3/4 cup raw cacao powder (or cocoa powder)
Soak cashews for about 15 minutes, rinse well. Place cashews into blender with syrup, vanilla and add in water. Blend and add in cacao and coconut oil. Blend until smooth and creamy.
Remove base mixture from freezer and scoop the chocolate filling into the pan. You may like to top with chocolate ganache and berries or serve by itself. Place in fridge for a few hours to set.
1/4 cup Organic Cacao
1/4 cup Coconut oil
Pinch Himalayan salt or sea salt
Directions, melt over a saucepan and stir out any pumps. Cool and pour over cheesecake before placing in the fridge to set.
Enjoy you’re not so guilty treat!