Saturday tomorrow. What will you do to with it? My friends!

Living Out Loud with Lindalu

So many of us look forward to the weekends but waste much of our precious time wasting time! Make the CHOICE to rock your day in your special way! Get your MUST do’s out of the way to leave time for your YES I Can’s. Like, hiking with Buster, or lunching with Miss Chilled Out, or aerial yoga with anyone willing to teach you to fly! Get up in the a.m. and shake what ur mamma gave ya! In love n light, Linda

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“If you see elements of garbage in you, such as fear , despair, and hatred, don’t panic. As a good organic gardener, a good practitioner, you can face this: “I recognize there is garbage in me. I am going to transform this garbage into nourishing compost that can make love reappear.”

Thick Nat Hahn

I found this quote and thought I’d share. Man o man o schevitz (as my dad used to say) I’ve got a shitload of garbage in my head! My head, not my Dad! Every damn day I start out with good intentions, really I do! But somewhere during the day the mind shit starts to rear it stinky head and grab onto my good intentions thereby squeezing the life out of them. BOOM there goes positivity down the toilet. So, I begin again, then BOOM another shit storm. This is how I live my days, in a battle between the garbage and the compost, trying to grow the more Love than shit. Sometimes the love wins, sometimes the shit. If this sounds familiar to any of you,then know you are not alone.as I wrap this post I will ready my meditation area for a 15 minute self love-fest to set my intentions for this day. They will be positive, loving and hopeful. I will pray for the absence of a mental shit-storm and the courage to turn it into compost if it comes. One day at a time! Right? Or one minute at a time! I wish you all love, light & peace xo Lindaimage

“Life is made o…

“Life is made of moments. Choose to create and collect the happy ones.”
Not always easy for me to see the joy in life but, I am a success if I try. Even the recognition of happy moments add up during a lifetime. As I begin another day I ask God, the universe, higher power, the name doesn’t matter, it’s the asking for joy that is the point. The recognition of joyous moments is the gift. May we learn to see the love instead of the illusion, the sameness in us & them, the connection to the universe and the bliss of this moment Namaste. XXOO Linda

Saturday tomorrow. What will you do to with it? My friends!

So many of us look forward to the weekends but waste much of our precious time wasting time! Make the CHOICE to rock your day in your special way! Get your MUST do’s out of the way to leave time for your YES I Can’s. Like, hiking with Buster, or lunching with Miss Chilled Out, or aerial yoga with anyone willing to teach you to fly! Get up in the a.m. and shake what ur mamma gave ya! In love n light, Linda

Smoothies recipe to inspire you! Let’s get raw-k-ing and fire up that blender!

Key Lime Pie Smoothie
Ingredients
1 cup coconut milk
1 serving French Vanilla Vega One or Viva Vanilla Protein Smoothie
1 frozen banana
1/2 cup spinach
1 Tbsp key lime juice
Zest of 1 key lime
1 Medjool date, pitted
Toppings
Crushed vegan, gluten-free gingersnaps or graham crackers
Optional: Vegan coconut whipped topping (see below)
Preparation
Add all key lime pie smoothie ingredients to blender.
Blend until smooth.
Top smoothie with coconut whipped cream and crushed gingersnaps or graham crackers.
Enjoy!
Vegan Coconut Whipped Cream
Ingredients
1 can full fat coconut milk
Preparation
Place unopened can in the fridge overnight
Open (without shaking)
Remove the top, thick layer of coconut milk and place in a bowl (reserve the liquid on the bottom for another recipe)
Whip until creamy

Vega one is my favorite powdered add in for smoothies Give this drink a spin!

Yes life is short but, how short is short?

Last night hubby and I attended a memorial service for my cousin’s husband. On Valentines Day my cousin went outside to sweep snow off the cars and when she returned home 15 minutes later , her 51 yr old husband lay on the floor breathing his last breath. Massive sudden heart attack, gone !! And so the numbing shock invaded her body and every hazy attempt at a thought. Family gathered to support and love her as our family in known to do. From the death to the cremation to the service only 6 days had passed. Tomorrow , this family gathers together again to bury one of our own. In a different city, and a different reality, for this time we bury my 90 yr old uncle. He lived a long, active, interesting well traveled life and died peacefully medicated in a facility surrounded by loving staff and devoted relatives.  So I ask you, is life short or long ?? It depends on how you live it and with whom you share it. The lesson we take from this, is that no matter the length of your life, the quality is what matters in the end. We ended our evening with dinner at an Italian restaurant that my father loved and ordered chicken Marsala as he always did. He has been dead 13 yrs this March 21  and I miss him everyday. So in honor of those we love, let’s promise that we speak our truth, love as if there is no tomorrow and always be a source light and love in the world. Namaste  Linda

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