The Clean Slate Day 22

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2014/01/29 by nikkiledford

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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

lunchtime

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

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Carnitas Bowls for everybody! And by everybody, I mean all my super special clients who will be eating well this week 🌶 Mango Chili Lime Chicken Salad 🥑🍋🌶🥒
This was SO EASY to throw together.
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2. Mango Salsa from Costco (I blame @girlsgonewodpodcast for this discovery).
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Marinate the chicken thighs in lemon/lime juice and chili seasoning before putting on the grill.
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Had a bit of a meltdown last night and realized I need more life in my life.
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Social media is awesome. I love sharing photos of healthy food, fun times, and my awesome family @theledfordcrew; but nothing replaces time with them, giving life and work my full attention, and cultivating my in-person relationships.
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For Mother's Day, I'm giving myself the gift of presence and I'm going to do it for the whole month.
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Be back later!
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