The Clean Slate Day 22

Leave a comment

2014/01/29 by nikkiledford


Tiny Buddha has some encouragement if you are going through a time of growth.

“Then one day, I considered that maybe this mindset was paralyzing me. I wondered if maybe I was actually hindering my growth by expecting growth to be linear.”

Speaking of non-linear growth, in my current attempt at maintaining a daily meditation practice I am constantly in need of some motivation. Local yoga studio You and the Mat has some thoughts on this.

“Adding mindfulness meditation to your physical practice reduces tension, stress, anxiety and depression. Meditation helps promote healing, improves focus and contentment, and cultivates living in the present moment. The benefits are too numerous to overlook.”

Anyone who is married knows that you mustn’t only consider your individual growth but that of you relationship as well. One Extraordinary Marriage has some great questions to get a “growing” conversation started. Do one a day!

And as long as we’re talking about relationships and growth, here’s a good one from Mind Body Green and the importance of re-uniting with a loved one after a change or absence.

“Reunions are potent times in that they’re mini-liminal, or in-between, zones.The liminal zone is characterized by feeling vulnerable, disoriented, and uncertain. Other liminal zones include dawn and dusk, the spring and autumn equinoxes, noon and midnight, and the month of January.”

Clean Eats


Breakfast: Scrambled Eggs with sautéed veggies and a tiny sausage.

Lunch: Egg Salad over steamed kale with 1 c. purple potatoes and 1/2 c. yam spears

Snack: guacamole with plantain chips

Dinner: 1 c. bean-less beef chili

Beverages: 8 oz. kombucha, yerba mate, peppermint tea, sparkly water, decaf almond milk latte


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s


PUMPKIN FIG OATS //Caught some morning light on my morning bowl of goodness. I made this last week and it was so good (and loved by my child) that I made another batch! I don't know if it's the figs or golden raisins, the coconut milk or the collagen, or maybe it's the banana and the pumpkin that make this bowl of oats absolutely satisfying for a day of leading, teaching, cooking, sweating, loving, and seeking. 
#sometimesibreakfast #sometimesidont #glutenfreeoats #notpaleo #dairyfreeoats INGREDIENTS // one of my favorite activities is going out for coffee. For me, the sights, sounds, and smells of a coffee shop signal rest and I enter into a state of slowing down, more observing and less doing. Lately, I haven't been out to coffee too often because 1. It's expensive and 2. I don't tolerate dairy and I'm not much of a black coffee drinker so at most shops I'm limited to their dairy-free options. While it's nice to have nut milks available, I have discovered that all the other ingredients in these alternative drinks do NOT do my body any good. 
A solution to would be to bring my own homemade milk, but I don't always have some ready or I forget to put a bit in a small container (which then gives me the fun task of toting around a dirty jar in my car all day). These smaller bottles of almond milk are perfect for adding to my coffee when I'm out as most dairy-free milks come in huge cartons and are inconvenient for a coffee outing.  @popandbottle only uses basic, real food ingredients for their almond milk. They even sweeten it with a bit of date! 
I like to think that I always have a choice about what I put in my body. Sometimes I'll have to settle for black coffee, but if I plan a bit, I can still enjoy my coffee outings without ultimately compromising on what is best for me in the long run. SNACKS // kept it really simple today during meal prep. This is a tasty bowl of yams, banana, almond butter, and coconut flakes. FAST FOOD// Roasted all these veggies last night for a tasty quick lunch. Added a new find from Whole Foods. @goodlovinfoods lemon garlic dip. If you like bitchen sauce, you'll like this (!! bonus, they don't use any soy ingredients either !!)

Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 791 other followers

%d bloggers like this: