Friday, 28 June 2013

See Your Strengths- A Fantastic Friday Challenge


Happy Fantastic Friday!

Photo by ~ggvic~

It seems the months are just flying by and it's time again to reflect on how awesome you are, celebrate getting through another month and maybe re-evaluate your strategies for long-term goals, or think of some new ones.

This month, the challenge is to remember your strength. You are strong, in different areas, in different ways, at different times. You are strong. Take a moment to celebrate that.

We all have our challenges, but we also have things that we excel at. Maybe our strength is our ability to be kind,or speak publicly, or help a friend, or figure out solutions, or climb mountains, or do complex  math, or bake a cake, or be curious, or be persistent, or you are making it through a tough time. Whatever qualities make us up, whatever we do, we have strength. We are strong. 

As you go through the month, keep that in mind, and every day, congratulate yourself as you use those strengths that are developed, and as you work on the ones that aren't as firm.

You are strong. Remember that.

Live well, Charlotte

Friday, 14 June 2013

Rise To Your Own Challenge

I have a confession to make... I'm really pretty terrible at throwing a frisbee. I throw it and it ends up
somewhere behind me, a little to the right, or it used to, but I'm getting better. 

It seems like a little thing and it's a little embarrassing to throw like that to the (imagined) stares of other park-goers, but I know it has the potential to be a fun pass-time for my patient boyfriend and I and it's fun. While concentrating on throwing a frisbee in the general direction of the person may seem like a silly thing to concentrate on, it's my challenge. It fits where I'm at right now. What's my point? We've all got to rise to our own challenges. 

Frisbee is a little thing, but we all have things we take for granted that others may find difficult to do and vice versa, so be where you are, embrace it. We're all unique and that's perfect. If you are lifting the 2lb weights for your work out, work it. If eating 1 veggie per meal is very difficult, but your goal, keep at it. If walking to the corner store is your challenge, be as proud as the cross-country walker as you stride.

Rise to your own challenge, no matter what that is and be proud that you are working towards it. If it's worth it to you, it's worth it.

Live well, Charlotte

P.S. I'm starting a summer GROOVE session in NDG on Tuesday night. I find the class really celebrates that we are all unique. If you're interested, contact me for more details.

Friday, 7 June 2013

Delicious Date Balls- Sweet and Simple

I love a sweet treat, especially one where  I recognize al of the ingredients. So, when I saw some date-coconut balls at the grocery, I had to try to make them. 
I found a few recipes and decided they lied somewhere between the dates not pureeing in my blender and the mess in my kitchen getting bigger. Not one to give up, I tried my own approach which I think worked well, is flexible, simple, and yummy. Check it out below.

Sweet and Simple Date Balls