The past week saw many of us reflecting on Easter, and being with loved ones. Also another reason for excessive food, friends, family, and fun. Now, let's take a look at the bigger picture.. Are you a person that only becomes friendly, cooks, or takes a moment for people during a holiday?
Like many, I love technology, but coming from perhaps the last generation of kids that went from k-12 without cell phones, iPads, etc.. there's a very large part of me that is old fashioned, actually, let's rename that.. classic. Stationary, pleasant little notes via snail mail letting dear friends and family know that you're thinking of them are a lot better than an inbox message on Facebook.. or a text. A physical representation showing that you care when you're not there.
So often, we tend to see the whole picture at holiday gatherings, or celebration of life ceremonies for those that have departed. That picture is, 'We need to do this more.. We don't do this often enough.. Goodness I've mi...
A lot of times in life, confidence...... (not arrogance)..... Confidence can be misread... which is quite horrible. Why should anyone be punished or vilified for feeling happy and content with themselves and what they're achieving?
Take your power back, I mean after all, its yours. Never, ever, EVER feel the need to downplay your success, your gifts, or your dreams. The moment a person can distinguish confidence from arrogance, you're in the game AND winning. One of the greatest and most fulfilling things about life is achieving, and damn it, feel good about it! Anyone that tries to downplay or dismiss what you're doing... guess what? That's sour grapes. If you're not boasting, but living and thriving, keep going!
The field of dreams is limitless, and goes as far as the eye can see... and beyond. Enjoy your life, relish in achievements, and feel how wonderful it is to thrive.
Marci C. Lundy is the Founder and CEO of 303 Face | Body.
Seafood and veggies... so delicious, and the guilt factor when delighting in them is slim to none. Combining the two is even better!
One of my favorite dinners is stuffed spaghetti squash. This particular time I used sweet dumpling squash, but mostly any squash will work.
Here's what you'll need:
1 lb fresh shrimp
4 tsp pineapple white balsamic vinagrette
2 tsp pink himalayan salt
4 fresh garlic cloves
2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
1 cup sesame seed oil
1 cup fresh parmesan
You'll first need to cut the squash in half, using a spoon to scoop out all seeds. Coat the inside of the squash with sesame seed oil, and place in an oven that's preheated to 375 degrees for 30 minutes. Remove and let cool for aproximately 15 minutes. Next, you'll need a fork to scrape back and forth against the squash to create strands that have the semblance of spaghetti. Remove squash strands and place in a bowl, set aside. In a skillet on a low setting, heat pineapple white balsalmic vinagrette for 5 minutes, then a...
Life stands still for no one, and in our quest to keep moving and push through whatever emotion we may be dealing with, we can unfortunately lose touch with our true feelings, which is unhealthy.
This will sound strange, but one of the things I actually enjoy about my cycle is getting in touch with feelings that I may have set aside (or not even realize that I had) during other days in the month. This doesn't mean that I literally cry over spilled milk, but I find that I am very aware of concerns, loved ones, and personal decisions during this time, and I allow myself to feel and deal with whatever the thought or concern may be accordingly.
I look at it as another opportunity to become centered, and always feel better for allowing myself to cry, laugh, connect with someone, or otherwise. Getting into your feelings can be good, whatever it is you need to process is not going to get better until you do.. :)
Marci Lundy is the Founder and CEO of 303 Face | Body.