February, 2018 Issue
Liz was stuck in the trap of overwhelm. It seemed that there was always something to do, and not enough time to do it. "I don't have anything huge happening in my life," she said, "but I feel like all of these little things add up and make me feel less like ME. I just want things to feel easier."
Finding the feeling of ease
Finding ease doesn't seem so easy for many these days.
Have you wondered, why does everything feel so hard?
You are not alone.
So many (like me) have chosen to do more, move faster, work harder for the eventual relief it will bring, only to find themselves awake at night from stress and overwhelm.
Love your body with this meditation practice
Did you know that 91% of women report to being unhappy with their bodies? Ninety one percent!
How many of the 91% of women do you think are sick and tired of hating their bodies?
How many do you think want the struggle to be over?
Doesn't everyone want to look in the mirror and love what they see back?
Easy, healthy + delicious weeknight dinner
My slow cooker is a solid friend and makes weeknight cooking so much easier. I love it almost as much as I love food bloggers, like Kristen from Iowa Girl Eats, for recipes like this Crock Pot White Chicken Chili. It takes about 20-minutes to chop and drop into the slow cooker and then hours later it is one delicious and healthy chili. If you're vegetarian, swap out the chicken for extra beans, veggies or quinoa. This one is a family favorite.
Well worth the re-read
It's been a decade since Oprah had "A New Earth" in her bookclub and created the interactive web series with author, Eckhart Tolle, and yet every part of that teaching is equally relevant today.
"A New Earth" explains how our attachment to the ego creates dysfunction, war and conflict that leads to feelings of unhappiness, jealousy, and rage.
Pick up "A New Earth" and go through the book with Oprah and Eckhart. You can find the old web series right here on YouTube.
Helping to feed children with hand-knit dolls
If you're wanting to find a special gift AND do some good too, then look no further than cuddle+kind.
One doll provides 10 meals to children.
We received a cuddle+kind bunny when my daughter was born and I instantly fell in love.
I love finding companies that are creating beauty in more ways than one.
Creating Ease with Laughter
Laughing feels pretty amazing. But, did you know that even the anticipation of laughter reduces stress and kicks up feel-good, health promoting endorphins?
Laughing also fosters stronger bonds between people.
Hilarity is everywhere, so bank on it by intentionally looking for ways to laugh.
Check out this video on EllenTube that made me crack up.