Happy Friday darlings! I’m sitting here, cozied up on the couch planning for the month of April (can you believe April starts next week?!) and reflecting on last night’s workshop. Yesterday, I co-hosted a workshop with a wonderful yoga teacher, Erica, from Nueva Alma Yoga and Wellness Studio. She led our class through a soulful yoga flow while I led one of my first (not in my home) cooking demos. Holy cow! You know, I am amazed at how obvious the signs from the Universe are when we just listen. For real though. I kid you not. There was something absolutely natural and free-ing about leading the cooking demo and I really felt I was in my element. You besta believe, I’m gonna do more of these thangs 😉
Holy cow…last week was such doozy. I don’t remember the last time I was horribly sick like I was last week. Fever, cough, mucus, all that soreness and muscle aches. The whole shebang. I had it. It sucked. I was out of commission and felt completely tortured. I have a confession to make. I don’t know what it means to take a break. I LOVE to work. Well, I love to cook, coach and share my wisdom and it’s not really work when you love it, right? But I am such a go, go, go person. Gotta do this, gotta do that. And my body said, “hey girl it’s time for a vacay.” Also known as “be on bed rest and do absolutely nothing and catch up with the Kardashians on the couch.”
Hey hey boo! Did you know that you have the power to manifest the life of the wildest dreams? Yes! I said. YOU CAN! It is absolutely possible for you to co-create with the Universe your most authentic, powerful and truest vision for your life. It really all starts with setting clear and specific intentions. But how do you make it all happen? How can you manifest your intentions right here, right now? It is more simple than you think and it actually gives you so much power. I mean, how amazing is that?!
Lately, I’ve gotten quite a few questions about my grocery lists, my kitchen, my pantry, etc. Basically, how in the world do you cook all those amazing things and where do you get them from? Honey, let me tell you it is such a pleasure for me to go grocery shopping. If you do not know this already I am in love with my kitchen and one of my favorite hobbies outside of cooking, is grocery shopping. Legit, I get excited to go to Whole Foods and Trader Joes. It’s my fave. But I know that I have a tendency to go insane because I do love shopping for groceries THAT much.
I know that for some people it cannot be an enjoyable experience. It causes stress and frustration and that is not the energy you want to put in your food. I feel that to create a loving, holistic and ultimately healthy life you have to approach this with ease and calm. To help you feel at ease, I’m sharing my kitchen with you. My pantry, my fridge. All the goodies up in there. Let’s help you make your kitchen a sanctuary for healing and soul nourishment baby. You deserve it.
When your life’s passion and calling is all about healing, it can be a hard thing to remember and make time for taking care of yourself. Trust me, I’ve done this. I do this. I constantly have to relearn how to put myself back on my own priority list. It’s really sad. I forget that without a nourished, well taken care of me, there is no healer version of me. I have to take care of numero uno before I can spread love through food and beyond.
You are not affective when you’re running on fumes. Stop running yourself ragged. Do at least one thing a week that makes you feel uplifted and replenished. For me, it’s taking time to just check in. What am I craving? Do I need a yoga class, a massage, to not cook tonight so I can get a break? Whatever it is, I FORCE myself to do it. Even if I try to resist, I do it. I need it. I am a priority. And you are too.
Tune into my latest video for more insight and love and light.