Embracing Wisdom

Life, food, wellness and love


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Fall Soup 

Yummmmm Butternut squash soup! I love making and EATING soup! Super creamy and warm, this soup is perfect for a cold winter day. 

Ingredients:

¼ cup medium diced onion

¼ cup medium diced celery

¼ cup small diced carrot

3 cups medium diced butternut squash

2–3 cups chicken stock

½ cup heavy cream or evaporated skim milk

1 teaspoon salt

½ teaspoon black pepper

2 drops Cardamom essential oil

2 drops Cinnamon Bark essential oil 

Directions:

 Roast first 4 ingredients in 350 degree Fahrenheit oven; when nicely browned put in sauce pan.

Add 2 cups chicken stock, heavy cream, salt and pepper.

Simmer until just boiling, place in food processor.

Puree until smooth, add more stock if needed for smooth, soupy texture.

Add essential oils.

Add more seasoning if needed. Serve hot.

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Ten Days of DIY 

Be on the look in the coming days for a series of DIY ideas. These will be great for gifts or to pamper yourself! 


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Monday Mindfulness 

Good Morning and Happy Monday! 

It is my greatest belief that pausing to check in with yourself and become aware is our greatest tool in then knowing what we need or to recognize all that is good.

Pause. Take a breathe. Listen. 


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Taking Back Your Power 

I have come to connect that when I feel diminished or lethargic, it is a leak of energy/power that needs to be sealed. Whether the leak is coming from people in our lives who drain us, physical pain, mental worries, spiritual disconnect, etc, taking time to practice self-care—sometimes in radical form—is the best thing we can do for ourselves and our personal power.  

Today, I am choosing to take back my power by practicing self-care in the forms of connection, bubble baths, writing, good coffee and time to be alone. 

What will you do today to take back your power? 


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Deliberate Planning 

Each week I carve out a few hours to go to a coffee house and be intentional with my planning. Without the distractions of home tasks, I feel like not only is it a treat to my soul to splurge on an amazing bulletproof coffee, but it also gives me the space to look at different areas of my life with a deliberate focus. 

I have learned over the years that part of having a successful business is making time for planning and learning to be organized. When my business feels purposefully directed, so does my personal life because I am not spinning with disorganized worries and unfinished business. My play time feels free and spacious. 

Plus, it is such a treat to have time outside of the normal work and home to self reflect, set goals and gather up my thoughts. 

What kind of deliberate planning do you practice? 


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A Habit of Gratitude 

We are headed into the season where gratitude and thankfulness seems to be on everyone’s radar a bit more. What if instead, we all chose to make gratitude a habit everyday! I often teach that it isn’t about being grateful for the obvious—those are great—but what if you started to look closer for the less obvious things to be grateful for? 

Today, I am grateful for being called on my cranky mood because I got to make a choice to shift. I am grateful for the ability to treat myself to a house cleaner so I can rest my body. I am grateful for understanding. I am grateful for opportunities. I am grateful for consistency. 
What are you grateful for? 


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18 Before 2018

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Can you believe there is just 12ish weeks left in 2017? You might gasp (and I do) but you might also feel like that still gives you plenty of time to get so stuff done. Have you thought about some goals that you have to finish out the year?

Here is what I came up with for me:
 finish the draft of my book
 return to walking 2 miles daily
 save at least $1000
 plan (and reserve) a vacation
 secure income
 eliminate what doesn’t feed my soul
 add 10 people to my team
 eat sushi at least 3x
 read 4 books
 write blog post on each blog 4x
 reconnect with friends, purposely
 have less pain
 go on an overnight date
 get my new planner ready for 2018
 reach long distance clients
 eat real breakfast 3x week
 let go of perfection
 lean into loving myself more