Here are some of my weekly findings from the interwebs.
The first thing I’ll share is from a friend. She sent me a .pdf document chock-full of great quotes, reminders, and inspirations.
Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.
Ready to be inspired?! I’ll start with something that’s really been front-and-center in my heart lately. I’m always fascinated by the idea of “wholeness”. The connection between our mind-body-spirit. I believe that no one can truly be in a healthful state if any of these areas are suffering. Here are some encouragements for each area of our being:
Body: Being perfect does not make us optimally healthy. Instead, work towards physiological and psychological peace.
Mind: “You will find that it is necessary to let things go; simply for the reason that they are heavy“
Spirit: Life is not an emergency. Life should be thanksgiving. The slower the living, the greater the sense of fullness and satisfaction.
Another exciting discovery:
“Starbies” aka Starbucks. I kind of love it and hate it at the same time and I’ve been trying to find an opportunity to say it to someone, but the fact of the matter is, I don’t go to Starbies…
Links for Browsing:
Mark’s Daily Apple is at it again! Spreading the good word of health with a post about the multitude of benefits of a healthy, natural lifestyle beyond weight-loss.
“Sure, a person might look like a “normal” size, have a normal (or even low) BMI. They might even have genetics or youth or an expert side pose to suggest that they’re the ideal everyone else in mainstream society seems to be going for. We here know better. Weight isn’t the issue. Size isn’t even the issue. It’s health. And while thinness is correlated, it doesn’t guarantee it.”
Gabby Reece for Mind Body Green
If anyone knows me, they know that I love anything and all things related to Gabrielle Reece. She’s an incredibly inspirational person, she also has a “no-nonsense” approach to a lot of ideas and attitudes that we (as women) tend to get hung up on. Here’s a great example of her practical wisdom.
“We as humans, especially women, love to torture ourselves. It’d be like having a hand full of aces and kings and somehow obsessing over the fact that we had a two. We could win the game with the cards we were dealt but we don’t. Why? Because we can’t see the whole picture since we are focused in on our two. Meanwhile someone next to you is playing the table and having a great time with a mixed bag of 10s, an eight, and a Jack.” .
Reembody – I don’t know who this guy is, but he’s hilarious. This post is a silly but profound commentary on the complete absurdity of “Fitspiration” and the like.
“Work out, have fun, get tired, fail occasionally, wake up sore and set your next goal. Whatever you do, just don’t do it like these poor suckers.
PopChassid, a great little post about the fantasy of love vs. the reality. Check it.
“I think that might be a big part of the reason the divorce rate is so high in this country. Imagine a whole nation of people constantly chasing the emotions they had when they were dating. A country of people trying to live a Disney movie. “
The Clean Plate… that’s me! Check out my post for Paleo Bread. As you can see in the pictures, I had some for breakfast with some delicious homemade strawberry jam alongside some locally smoked salmon and coconut oil-fried eggs. I don’t recommend eating paleo bread all the time, but it’s fun every once in a while.