Having A Guilt-Free Thanksgiving.

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As we all know who celebrate Thanksgiving, it’s right around the corner. Thanksgiving should be a time to be thankful for the people and things in your life, and to spend that time with loved ones, but for a lot of us it has become something surround with angst. This feeling usually comes after (or during) having the big meal, and stuffing ourselves to the brim. In this post I am not going to tell you to make a super healthy meal or to avoid all your favorites. Because it is a such a problem for so many people to think they have to avoid food to feel good and healthy. When we try to fill up on tasteless, low-calorie food we deny ourselves of the singular, REAL, thing.

The key to having a Thanksgiving without guilt is to see food as the sacred thing which it is. It’s essential, not just for Thanksgiving, but all meals you eat, to savor each bite, eat slowly, and eat the real thing. Try eating a smaller portion of a substantial, truly nourishing meal of REAL food, REAL food that you actually want. See how you feel…see how you appreciate each bite so much more. See how you actually TASTE your food. See how you are not thinking about the meal but more so the conversation. See how your stomach doesn’t bloat and ache. See how YOU are in control of your body and how you feel.

Try taking a small bite, not a forkful of all the food on your plate-that will confuse and jumble your tastebuds, denying you from truly tasting your food. Chew that food slowly, and after you’ve swallowed pay attention to smell, texture, taste. Put down your fork. Have a drink of water. Talk to people, Listen.Ok, ok I know this may sound crazy to people or even seem like an aggravating way of eating to some of you. To us, this way of eating is so foreign, it is customary in many cultures, cultures where the population has a low obesity rate and longer-living citizens. When eating this way, you actually appreciate your food, you taste your food, you realize you don’t need as much substance to feel satisfied.

The last point I want to discuss is treating yourself, and eating what you want without guilt. So many of us feel GUILTY when we eat what we are craving, it could be pasta or a biscotti or a cookie. When you think about how “naughty” you’re being and how “bad” you’ll feel after you eat it, it COMPLETELY BLOCKS you from enjoying what you’re consuming. Why not try eating a small portion of what you really want and not feeling guilty. American women associate eating with sin and guilt. We should eat and prepare food with pleasure. But also not rely solely on food for pleasure.

This is your sign to feel enough- to know you are enough, to know you are in control, and to strive for balance.

Until next time,

Claire

Change isn’t quiet.

I used to believe that we should all be peaceful, and love everyone, and not criticize others. But hey, change cannot occur without a brave voice, and that voice isn’t doing what everyone else is doing, that voice is different. So be loud, scream. And people will scream at you right back. If you want to avoid criticism; say nothing, do nothing, be nothing. Open up people’s eyes…gently. Live your truth.

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“In a gentle way, you can shake the world.” 

-Mahatma Gandhi

 Until next time,

Claire

 

Sunday.

Here are some pictures and quotes I have been liking!

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“Try not to feel jealous about things, or people or places. It’s toxic. Just keep living. You will find your happiness.”

“You cannot pray for an A on a test and study for a B. You cannot pray for a celestial marriage and live a telestial life. You cannot pray for something and act less.” -Tad R. Callister

“Man is the most insane species. He worships an invisible God and destroys a visible Nature. Unaware that this Nature he’s destroying is this God he’s worshipping.”

“Don’t assume, ask. Be kind. Tell the truth. Don’t say anything you can’t stand behind fully. Have integrity. Tell people how you feel.” -Warsan Shire

“Wherever you go, go with all your heart.” -Confucius

“Don’t stop until you’re satisfied. You want an explanation? Ask. You want to be successful? Work. Don’t settle for results you don’t want. Don’t stop until you’re satisfied.”

 

 

 

The Law of Attraction // Manifesting

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-The Secret is a film about The Law of Attraction that has held a lot of attention and has a lot of buzz around it. It focuses on this radical idea of manifesting; of how you can have anything you want through your energy and your thoughts and your vibration. This is a concept that all relates and revolves around awakening your inner spiritual being and accessing that power. Our one body and one spirit can have such immense power, not only on ourselves and our life but everything and every spirit in our wake. But I am not here to write to you today about ‘what goes around comes around’ (that will be another day), I’m here to talk about the key things you need to know about manifesting.

-Manifesting is not creating something out of nothing, it is letting the invisible become visible. This is something people get caught up in. Another very important thing to know before you manifest is to not obsess, you need to focus on how you will feel with that thing you are wanting in your life. And live off that feeling, but not obsess. You need to focus for a short amount of time, but a very spiritually strong amount of time on what you are wanting, and how that will make you feel, and then completely let it go. You need to let it go and live through that feeling, and do what you can to support that feeling. It’s the feeling more than the thought that creates that form, that makes that form visible.

-If you are searching for romance or love from a partner, you need to love yourself first. If you want to create more money in your life, and have a greater abundance, then you need to respect your money and indulge in what you know you can. As you start to ponder that feeling, it becomes your reality. d49e3d8d4f125f54c7942455fac01b6f

-Another important thing I need to note is the universe does not understand “don’t”. This is especially important when seeking a romantic partner. If you say, “I don’t want a Gemini, I don’t want a smoker, I don’t want someone that eats meat, I don’t want someone that is not financially stable” the universe will take these in as the opposite of what you are saying. So yet again you need to focus on how this person will make you feel. How will you feel coming home to this person? How will their presence in your life make you feel?

-Manifesting is a beautiful practice that can completely change your life. It really shows the immense power of this universe and the power it holds.

10 Small Steps To Happiness

1. feel everything. feel every thing you touch, feel every emotion that emerges within you, feel all situations you are in, feel the cold floor on your toes in the morning; feel every touch, every scent, every thought. don’t apologize for your feelings, there is no wrong or right way to feel.

2. go to a bookstore and get lost. there is a book about everything and anything. find a book that satisfies what your mind desires.

3. wake up earlier. wake up early enough to go anywhere in your world and watch the sunrise. watch the beauty of the earth unfold in front of your eyes. appreciate it. tumblr_n03f93Il8s1rpghrdo1_500

4. go to bed earlier. go to bed at a time to set yourself up to feel energized the next day.

5. surround yourself with sounds, work, ideas, thoughts, and people that inspire you and make you want to do better. keep those things and people close to you.

6.eat better food. stop eating processed food and eat the foods that nature intended us to eat. it with make you feel really good. 

7. get in the habit of drinking more water. it will make you feel clear and fresh, and that is a good feeling.

8. write. write about any place or situation you’ve ever desired, include every detail. write what you did and thought that day; write what you’re feeling. just write.

9. stretch. stretch up toward the sky as if you can touch the clouds. stretch down toward the earth as if it’s molding underneath your fingertips.

10. lie underneath the sun and dream about the life you would lead if failure wasn’t an option. let your mind drift to a land of endless possibilities. take steps each day to make that happen for you.

Until next time,

Claire

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