Affirmation, Gratitude and #Rocking Menopause!

Today’s Affirmation; I, practice listening to my body today. I nurture my body with whole foods prepared with love! I am worthy!
Today I am grateful for having the last four nights where I slept for eight or more hours all because I am eating only fresh fruits and vegetables, meats and gelatin, with my treat being a few organic almonds and one square of rich dark organic chocolate a day, #rockingmenopause, for the bonus of giving up dairy, which clears up any bumps or eczema that I have left, after having a few pieces of bread in the last few months and for trusting that the reactions, issues or problems my body is having is just a way my body is communicating what it needs to function in top form.
What are you grateful for today? Thank you for listening to your body and giving your body what it needs. Thank you for joining me here today. I Love YOU! ❤ :~)
 
This is a photo of the #Paleo Ham stock vegetable soup I made. ❤ Left over stock from the Thanksgiving ham. ❤
an image of a stainless steel stove pot about half full of paleo ham soup broth with vegetables

My latest batch of #Paleo ham bone broth.

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Affirmation, Gratitude & Responding

Today’s Affirmation; I, give myself a chance today to rethink how I respond to the events of my life. My responses to the things that happen every day are what make my life worth living. So today I respond with forethought. I taste my words before I speak them to make sure they are sweet. I want my words to bring comfort to all who hear them. I exercise my emotional muscles so that I am patient in all trying situations. I get to choose how I respond, which is a gift I give myself and everyone in my life. The better I get at responding to the events of the day, instead of reacting to the events of my day, the more confidence I feel filling every cell of my body. I respond with kindness and all is well. Thank you for responding to the events of your life with a kind heart. Thank you for sharing a bit of your day with me. I Love YOU. ❤ :~)

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Being compassionate increases my chances of being happy.

Today I am grateful for April Lee Taylor-Vance for sharing one of my affirmations on her blog, https://inclusiveleadershipco-op.org/…/…/thankful-thoughts/…
Gratitude Dance, my heart leapt with joy when I saw her blog post, thank you Robert Cerins for letting me know about the blog post, for a wonderful Thanksgiving dinner shared at Robert Cerins parents home last night with Pipi Tustian, Bob Tustian, Kayden Robert Tustian, Riley Tustian, Bob and Vija Cerins, we ate a yummy local ham from Yesteryear Farms, with all the fixings and for connecting with Melanie to get her the stuff she still wanted out of the home we are caring for and living in so that we can finish getting it cleaned and ready for sale.
What are you grateful for today? Thank you for joining me being grateful today. Thank you for being here with me on planet earth. I Love YOU! :~)

an image of a wagon full of different kinds of squash and a scarecrow in the middle of all the squash

Local food nourishes my bones.

 

 

Affirmation, Gratitude & Art Production

Today’s Affirmation; I, choose to cook myself a home made meal today. By cooking for myself with whole local foods I am providing my body the best nutrition possible. I allow myself to sit down at a nice table, eat my food slowly, savouring each bite so that I am able to taste all the subtle tastes of the whole foods I am dining on. I think about the farmer who grew my food, the grocery store employess who cared for my food until I bought it and the earth that nurtured my food as it sprouted from seed to plant. When I think about where my food comes from I realize that I am supported, cared for and necessary. Thank you for thinking about where your food came from today. Thank you for expressing your needs clearly. I Love YOU. :~)

an image of beef with avocado, tomatos, small red and yellow peppers and so lettuce on a white plate

Eating greens and protein is what makes my body rock! :~)

Today I am grateful for getting to be home today to assemble earrings for most of the day, I love getting to work from home on Robert Cerins Original Earrings and my writing and healing practices, for having a supportive husband who is excited to see my writing dreams flourish, who helps me accomplish my goals and keeps me laughing, it is what I wanted in a partner, a best friend, a buddy and a co-creator of joy and for making a really yummy raspberry, coconut, gelatin dish flavoured with hibiscus and lemongrass teas with a touch of licorice for sweetness, I love to cook. What are you grateful for today? What do you love to cook? Thank you for spending a few moments here with me today. Thank you for finding something to be grateful about today. I Love You. :~)

an image of an artist production bench with hundreds of hand painted earrings ready to be put on ear wires.

Original Art To Wear all ready to be put on ear wires.

Affirmation, Gratitude and Sunrise

Today’s Affirmation; I, _________, (insert my name here to value my wise heart and my emotions) was gifted with a heart that sustains my body and connects me to my emotions. My emotions are my powerhouse. My emotions are my friends that communicate important information to me each time I pay attention to the sensations my emotions create in every cell of my being. When my emotions are communicating a feeling of safety and security to me, I take notice of what is happening around me. It is then that I notice I am being listened to or that someone or something is creating in my heart a feeling of being cared for. It is up to me to take responsibility for my happiness. I feel empowered when I am present to the emotions I am exuding each moment of the day. Thank you for listening to your wise emotions. Thank you for sharing a moment of your day with me. I Love YOU. :~)

an image of sunrise in Ladysmith, BC with fir trees in the foreground and the Salish Sea in the Background.

Thank you to https://caribbeanrootsca.wordpress.com /tag/ladysmith-bc/ for this stunning sunrise of Ladysmith. ❤ :~)

Today I am grateful for the rain we got on Saturday during the Duncan Farmers Market, there were not as many shoppers at the market but the forest, rivers and animals sure needed the drink of water the rain provided, for the stunning sunrise I am getting to witness right now in Ladysmith, BC, the sunrise is a gift I receive each morning and for taking the steps necessary to get my book to reach an audience worth writing it for, calling bookstores and domestic violence programs to see how I can best be of service. Thank you for being grateful for some aspect of your life today. Thank you for exploring gratitude today. I Love YOU. :~)

an image with two bright red hearts, a gradiated background with the colors of goldy orange to white to a light bluish gray and the words that read Listen to your then there is an image of a heart.

Listening to my heart helps me feel calm. Thank you http://www.fanpop.com/clubs/love/images/31691784/title/love-great-feeling-wallpaper for the image.

 

Affirmation, Gratitude and A Home

Today’s Affirmation; I,_________, (insert my name here to be self confident) have a chance today to increase my self confidence by being my own best friend. When I set a goal to keep my kitchen clean, then I follow through by doing the dishes, each day before I go to bed, then I wake up to a clean kitchen, feeling successful. When I nourish my body with whole foods, at least two or three times a day my body responds with vibrant health and energy. Each time I fuel my being with fresh vegetables (locally grown if possible) my every cell feels renewed. When I make small strides daily to care for my body, mind and spirit, my body, mind and spirit, feel enlivened. I care for my body and my body enables me to enjoy my life. I am a courageous child of the Universe and the Universe is elated when I care for my earthly spacesuit. 

Blessings,

Image of food from Providence Farm Market Booth at the Duncan Farmers Market.

an image of a man holding a flat of cherry tomatoes in front of the Providence Farm Booth at the Duncan Farmers Market
Eating good food increases my chances of feeling good in my body.

Today I am grateful for a place to call home for a while, as we are cleaning up a friends home to prepare it for sale, for getting internet connected yesterday in the home we are caring for as it is going to take some time to sort, organize, declutter and ready the home for sale, for getting to connect with my facebook family/group that I have been missing without a constant internet connection to make possible our daily dose of encouragement. Thank you for encouraging me with your presence. Thank you for creating a safe space for you to thrive in. I Love YOU. :~)

This is an image of the house we are living in. :~)

an image of a home with a driveway and green trees in the yard

Having a place to call home allows me to feel grounded on earth. :~)