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Enjoying Kathy Freston

Kathy Freston recipes

I’ve heard Kathy Freston’s name a lot over the years, but I never really looked into her. This week I decided to check-out her Instagram page (@kathyfreston). I really enjoyed it! If you are interested in great food, good times, green smoothies and furry friends — you might like it too.

vegan noodles

Kathy Freston vegan

vegan love

vegan pizza

Kathy Freston veganism

vegan pasta

piglet

vegan tacos

Kathy Freston writer

cow love

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Shawn Stevenson & Tom Bilyeu Transforming Mindsets

Shawn Stevenson

I really enjoyed this interview. It’s Shawn Stevenson (from The Model Health Show) asking Tom Bilyeu all sorts of questions. They cover a very broad range of topics. If a few questions don’t resonate with you, I’m sure some of them will. Also, have some patience in the beginning or start the interview 5 minutes in, because it begins with a few words about sponsors. After you bypass that, it’s great.

Tom Bilyeu

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The Power of Dan Harris & Rich Roll

rich roll meditation

Rich Roll interviewing Dan Harris on his podcast:

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Dan Harris interviewing Rich Roll on his podcast:

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Happy Anniversary Lovers!

heart cake anniversary

Here we are. At a pretty big milestone.

Lots of ups and downs. Somedays were easier than others.

I admit, I was to blame for all those moments where it seemed like the relationship was losing its magic, as well as its momentum.

I’m so sorry for any promises I may have broken, or any moment when I simply didn’t show up like I should have.

But here we are! And here I am. Ten years later.

Yes, you read that right. TEN YEARS later.

Happy 10th anniversary! Sunday Is For Lovers began September 8th, 2007.

It’s kind of a long story, but it was originally an accountability blog for my creative projects.

When I was living in New York, I’d have Sunday brunch with my friends Genevieve & Charlie. We would discus personal projects, ideas and things we wanted to create, that weren’t part of our professional careers. (I was doing creative work and making art full time, but not usually my own art. You can see what I mean via this link.) During brunch I would discus my ideas and my progress, and they would hold me accountable for them. I loved this routine! But it was short lived.

Genevieve & Charlie decided they wanted to move to Los Angeles. Great news for them, but not good news for me. I was losing two best-ies, as well as my creative accountability partners. When I expressed my concern to Genevieve, she came up with a great idea. She convinced me that I should blog. That I could use it as a vehicle to help me stay on track, and a way to stay in touch with them.

It sounded like a great idea. I thought maybe I could use it keep to contact with other friends and family at the same time.

Well, the blog pretty much became an eclectic journal from day one, and then a positive news feed for a while, and then an eclectic journal again. I never used it as a creative accountability log, but it has been a fantastic way to stay in contact with both family and friends.

And to my surprise, I have made lots of new friends online as well! So many amazing things and wonderful people have blossomed out of this blog. The relationships I’ve made through Sunday Is For Lovers have lasted for years, and continue to this day.

This blog has been such a big part of my life. I know it will continue to grow roots and limbs and blossoms. Sometimes it hits a lull (because I get too busy with work and fall into blogging dry spells), but I’m certain a major upswing is on the horizon. I can feel it in my bones. So look out for that!

And… I’ll tell you a little secret. I started another blog on September 8th — this year. It’s not ready to share publicly, yet. I’ll reveal it soon. It’s going to be my weekday blog, to compliment this Sunday blog. For anyone that is interested in lots more posts, or weekday updates — this new blog will be for you.

Happy 10th anniversary! Thanks for reading this blog, and thanks for being a friend.

Thanks for being part of this crazy journey. It’s only the beginning.

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Creating Some Headspace

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Vincent Van Gogh: String of Failures

vincent van gogh

“The fishermen know that the sea is dangerous and the storm terrible, but they have never found these dangers sufficient reason for remaining ashore.”

“What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything?”

“If you hear a voice within you say ‘you cannot paint,’ then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced.”

“Love many things, for therein lies the true strength, and whosoever loves much performs much, and can accomplish much, and what is done in love is done well.”

“Normality is a paved road: It’s comfortable to walk, but no flowers grow on it.”

“Close friends are truly life’s treasures. Sometimes they know us better than we know ourselves. With gentle honesty, they are there to guide and support us, to share our laughter and our tears. Their presence reminds us that we are never really alone.”

“I feel that there is nothing more truly artistic than to love people.”

“The heart of man is very much like the sea, it has its storms, it has its tides and in its depths it has its pearls too.”

“Art is to console those who are broken by life.”

“In the end we shall have had enough of cynicism, skepticism and humbug, and we shall want to live more musically.”

“Success is sometimes the outcome of a whole string of failures.”

All quotes by Vincent Van Gogh

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Is Your Mind Dirty?

dirty mind

A dirty mind is like a dirty glass.

What if you never washed your glass before drinking your next drink?

Or your bowl/plate before your next meal?

Can you visualize how your leftover green smoothie would contaminate your tea or coffee?

Or how the juicy melon salad you had for breakfast would not mix well with the savory curry noodles you’ll be having for dinner?

If you don’t clear out and complete your previous experiences, you will not be able to fully enjoy the present.

What is presently happening is something totally new and different, but if it’s viewed or created through the filter of your past, it will look like more of the same — or worse — a muddy mess, because it’s smothered by your past.

Ask yourself if you struggle with the same things you have been working with for years.

Clean your mind. Don’t be afraid to wash the glass until it is completely clear. You’ll now be able to pour in something new and savor the experience fully.

Be the space for something amazing to happen. Accept this moment for what it is (unique and special) and completely let go of what was.

This blog post was written in 2011. I thought it would be great to share it again.

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