Not Letting Other People’s Behavior Affect You – My latest lesson from the Universe

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Recently, a woman in my community has decided she doesn’t like me, or is mad at me, or would like me to disappear.  I’m not sure which because she never explained to me why her behavior toward me suddenly changed.  It is obvious she treats me different than others and barely says hello or goodbye when I greet her. I have ideas as to why, but no definite answer.  And what I’m guessing is causing her negative attitude toward me is something I have no control over. Because of this, I haven’t really made any attempts to address the situation.

The truth is, I don’t really care if she likes me or not. Luckily, I’ve never been one to seek other peoples’ approval, and I do not feel a need for them to like me. What DOES bother me is the negative behavior. It sets me off, throws me off center, disturbs my mojo. I like things in harmony. Harmony means everyone is pleasant and civilized to each other.  Any discord rocks me to the core.

So, I knew deep inside this was a lesson. Continue reading Not Letting Other People’s Behavior Affect You – My latest lesson from the Universe

Cauliflower has Super Powers! Stir-Fried Cauliflower “Rice”

Stir-Fried Cauliflower “Rice” Recipe from “Hello Healthy – My Fitness Pal”

I’d been hearing a lot about the “versatility” of cauliflower, which sounded ridiculous to me. In my mind, cauliflower has a very distinct taste. But I kept hearing about cauliflower hot wings, cauliflower mash, and cauliflower rice.

As many of you know, I LOVE the Alamo Drafthouse Theater. It’s the only place I’ll go to see movies because of their no talking policy. (Check out the Alamo Drafthouse here) The Alamo also has a great selection of food regardless of diet or palate preferences. So I was delighted to see them add Cauliflower Hot Wings with Vegan Dressing to their menu. Here was my chance to try this much raved cauliflower substitution. Needless to say, delicious. Continue reading Cauliflower has Super Powers! Stir-Fried Cauliflower “Rice”

The Bubble of Love – Forgiving and Letting Go of Negative People

At some point in the healing process, all of my energy therapy clients need to let go of someone in their lives. This person is usually an unhealthy presence. This person may or may not still be in their day-to-day life. Furthermore, this person may not even be on the planet anymore. Regardless of any of these states of being, this person is still present in the client’s day to day life because the mere thought of them stir up feelings. This other person still has control over the client.

Often, this person brings up feeling of anger, sadness, and other negative feelings. These negative feelings, while they have a place in our lives, connect to ego and make it difficult to let go. When we have sadness and anger, we want those feeling to be fixed. We want justice. We want acknowledgement of our hurt feelings and life damage from that person. We want a resolution. And even harder, how do you find this resolution when that person is no longer physically present in your life. Thing is, letting go of someone isn’t about justice or resolution. Letting go requires forgiveness. And forgiveness is found in love.

This is where the bubble of love comes into play. Continue reading The Bubble of Love – Forgiving and Letting Go of Negative People

Living in the Unplanned Moment aka Snow Day

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We must be willing to let go of the life we have planned so as to have the life that is waiting for us.
– E. M. Forster

The Universe gave me a snow day today. I blissfully did not have to leave the house. I instantly made a list of all the things I could get done in the house. What started as 3 items turned into 8 items. Shoveling snow wasn’t even on the list but needed to be done.

So, after a good 30 minutes of procrastinating with, “Oh, I’ll just do this one more thing…” I finally got on my jacket, hat and mittens and headed out to shovel the front sidewalk and driveway. I knew it was going to be bad as the snow was heavy and thick and people had already walked across it a bit.

It sucked. It sucked so much I don’t want to describe it. Continue reading Living in the Unplanned Moment aka Snow Day

Why Yoga Doesn’t Give a Shit and Neither Should You

I found this inspirational poem on Facebook at the beginning of the year and it has not left my thoughts since. It was written by Samantha Eibling. You can find her blog here.

Yoga doesn’t give a shit…

By Samantha Eibling

Yoga doesn’t care if you can touch your toes. . .

bend your knees.

 Yoga doesn’t care if you have read the Sutras chapter and verse. . .

you are welcome. Continue reading Why Yoga Doesn’t Give a Shit and Neither Should You