‘Be Kind’ Kind of a Day

I have been doing a lot of soul searching in the past year or so, and I have been coming to the same conclusion over and over again:  no matter what life throws at me, I have no excuse to be unkind to others.  And yes, I get it, we all have days where we just want to hide away, stay in our bubble and not allow anyone in.  And that’s understandable.  Yes! BUT – there is no excuse for treating another poorly.  No excuse for being negative, mean, unkind, harsh, etc.  You get the point.

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All I’m saying is this – be kind today!  Be kind to those around you.  It doesn’t cost anything to smile and wave hello to your neighbour.  It won’t take away from your day if you hold the door for someone.  And you know that driver who is going WAY too slow in front of you?  Yeah, he doesn’t know you’re in a hurry, so let him be!

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Myself – I have been dealing with a lot in my life, but at the end of the day, only focusing on negative things in life will bring me more negativity.  So, how about putting some positive energy out there?

Believe me, you will feel better!  The world will be that much better.  And, even if you are dealing with life’s problems (aren’t we all?!), they might seem just a bit smaller at the end of the day.

Choose to be kind today!

Have a Happy Day!

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Book Review: ‘E-Squared’ by Pam Grout

I admit, I’m an easy target for self-help, self-discovery, motivational books (as you may already know from reading some of my book reviews!) BUT – when I stumbled upon Pam Grout’s E-Squared: Nine Do-It-Yourself Energy Experiments That Prove Your Thoughts Create Your Reality, I wasn’t sure this book was for me. It seemed like it was almost too scientific. I mean – experiments? Hmm…

Now, generally, a person will want things explained scientifically – after all, we want hard proof for things that happen in this life. This especially applies to those who don’t believe in any of that miracle, ‘hocus-pocus’, crazy stuff.

In a fun, humorous way, Pam Grout leads the way through 9 simple exercises which aim to solidify your beliefs, or allow you to believe, that your mind creates your reality. There is no room for questioning – you ask the universe for hard proof, you give it the timeframe needed and you allow it to happen. It’s pretty cool.

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The author supports her claims with a lot of personal stories and anecdotal evidence. To me, a biography and memoir junkie – I love reading stories of other people and learn how they changed their lives.

No, it’s not magic. Yes, it works! I tried and continue to try every day. An important thing I take away from this book is the fact that I need to know what I really want. What do I REALLY want? Many of us don’t know! Or we know and we make a million excuses of why we can’t have that thing. “I want to lose 30 pounds. But I don’t want to exercise or diet.” Well then, my friend, what is it that you REALLY want?

My evidence: on my birthday, as I was listening to an audio of E-Squared, one of the exercises was to ask for something small of the universe – a sure sign which cannot be written off as a coincidence. The only thing that popped into my head was ‘Australia’. For some reason, I have been thinking a lot about Australia lately. Anyway, it popped into my head, so I thought ‘Okay, universe, give me something to do with Australia!’ About an hour later, I received a birthday gift from a dear friend – bottle of Australian wine!

Check this book out. I don’t think you will be disappointed.

5 out of 5 hearts for E-Squared

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Feather Earring Trend and GIVEAWAY!

Feather earrings – available in SO many styles, sizes and colours, are a definite statement accessory trend!  Today is the first day of summer (yey!), so let’s add a bit of that boho style to your summer wardrobe!

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Flowy, comfortable, light and pretty!  These amazing earrings are an absolute must have!  Wear them with a beautiful summer dress and you need no other additions!

A striking accent to your summer wardrobe, you will be in L-O-V-E with these beauties!

GIVEAWAY TIME!

As a thank you to all of YOU from ME – a little gift:)  A pair of white faux feather earrings!

TO ENTER:

    • If you’re not following my blog – now is the time!  Click on the Follow button on the right hand side of this page (scroll down if you’re on your mobile device!)
    • Comment on this post and name your favourite fashion accessory – doesn’t have to be earrings;)

That’s it, that’s all!

A name will be randomly picked from a hat on Saturday, June 23!  My boy Dominick will do the honours! 😉

The winner will be announced here and contacted by email.

Good luck friends!

EDIT: The winner of the earrings is Awakening Wildflower Congratulations!  You will be contacted by email!  Thank you to everyone for participating! 

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Spread your wings and wear feather earrings today!

Feel great and have fun!

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Herb Garden Green Juice

This time of the year is perfect to make a fresh Herb Garden Green Juice!  Whether you have your own herb garden, or can get beautiful herbs from a local farmer, you absolutely must make this pure goodness juice!  Not only is it super refreshing but it’s super good for you!  Your body will be so thankful!

Ingredients

  • 1 small bunch flat-leaf parsley
  • 1 small bunch cilantro
  • 1 small bunch mint
  • 1 small bunch basil
  • 2 apples
  • 1  lemon, peeled
  • 1 cup coconut water

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Directions

  • To get the most juice from the herbs, alternate between herbs, apple, lemon and coconut water when pushing ingredients through the juicer
  • Serve cold and enjoy!

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Why use herbs in your juice?

MINT

  • Adds a refreshing and oh-so-invigorating flavour!
  • Full of antioxidants, essential oils, potassium, calcium, iron, manganese and magnesium, and dietary fiber
  • Assists in controlling blood cholesterol and blood pressure
  • Promotes healthy digestion

CILANTRO

  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Filled with antioxidants, iron, magnesium, vitamins A and K
  • Assists body to get rid of toxins
  • Natural stimulant

PARSLEY

  • Contains anti-cancer and anti-inflammatory nutrients
  • Rich in chlorophyll, vitamins A, B, C, and K, folate and iron, magnesium, calcium and potassium
  • Improves digestion
  • Helps maintain bone health and a strong immune system

BASIL

  • Highly fragrant – rich in essential oils
  • Anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial
  • Filled with antioxidants
  • Rich in vitamins K, C, magnesium, iron, potassium, and calcium

With the added benefits of APPLES (rich in antioxidants, flavanoids, and dietary fiber!) and LEMONS (filled with  Vitamin C – a powerful antioxidant!) and the hydrating power of COCONUT WATER – this Herb Garden Green Juice will surely help to keep you strong and healthy!

Cheers to YOUR health!

Other GREEN recipes you may love:

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Top 4 Sunglasses Trends for Summer 2018

Summer and sunglasses go hand in hand, so let’s take a peek at the Top 4 Sunglasses for Summer 2018!

I absolutely love wearing sunglasses all year – they’re so versatile!  Plus, they serve as a statement-making fashion accessory to any outfit!  From edgy to classy, a pair of sunglasses goes such a long way!

This summer, you MUST find a great pair of glasses on this list:

1.     CAT EYE – sexy, playful and simply a classic!  These beauties will take you from the day at work to an evening out and about.

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Simple Strawberry Mint Smoothie

The strawberry season is upon us!  Time to get some of those beautiful fresh strawberries and make a Simple Strawberry Mint Smoothie!  Hydrating, delicious, low in calories and high in Vitamin C, manganese and fibre, this smoothie is an excellent start to your day!

Ingredients

  • 2 cups fresh strawberries
  • 5 fresh mint leaves
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • tsp honey (optional)

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