Monday, July 30, 2012

Monday's Inspired Musings

Some reading and inspiration for your Monday:

Stop doing these 3 things to transform your life.  And some things you should do.
I feel like this was written directly to me, as though she had a magnifying glass and was peering into my soul through the pupils of my eyes.  Trying to please other people? Check.     Compares herself to others?  Check.  Waiting for permission from someone else?  Double check.
Really, I wanted to share this article to remind myself of the things I can start doing in order to become empowered to live the life I love and want to lead.  

The perfect meal for one. 
I couldn't agree more with this beautifully-written piece from The Kitchn.  While Brian has been away, I have found myself gravitating to the simplicity and comfort of an omelette with a glass of wine at least 2 or 3 nights a week.  Nothing else feels at once homier and yet somehow elegant, especially when done right.  My favorite variety lately has been 2 organic cage-free eggs, chevre and fresh-snipped chives from my backyard.  Sometimes, I mix it up and add sauteed mushrooms.  I enjoy roasted asparagus or a salad on the side.  Then there's my juice box of wine, poured out into a glass, for the illusion that I am fancy...or something.       

Whenever I need to be inspired I turn to the always-eloquent Danielle LaPorte (and I quote:)
You have to WANT to be inspired to be...inspired.  The desire to be inspired is a special kind of craving that's part of being self-aware.  
So many of us wait for it to light upon the crest of our minds like the blue bird of happiness, when really, we need to hunt inspiration down like empty bellied stealth birds of prey.
 God how I love her words.

Have a lovely Monday!



  1. I read this thoughtful post on Monday and have been meditating on what it means to me since then. I wanted to share my thoughts with you, namely "we are here to feast." This really stayed with me. I would add "humbly" to the end & make it my motto! It is always important as we indulge to ground ourselves in reality, making the experience that much better in my opinion. As you've learned, the simple omelet can be elevated to great heights, simple words speak volumes, and so on. The best aspect of feasting can be illustrated by the scene from Hook when the children imagine a banquet. It's all what you make of it!

    1. Thank you, Heidi for your thoughtful words. I appreciate your insight and think you are right. We ought to appreciate the abundance we have, not just food but material possessions and more importantly, opportunity, as we are very fortunate in all of these ways. And should keep in mind that not all are so very lucky.

  2. Just to let you know that your link to Food on Friday: Cheese was featured in my Need Some Inspiration? Series today. Have a nice week.

    It would be great if you followed Carole's Chatter. I will follow you back

    Ps If you would like email reminders of future Food on Fridays, just pop by and comment and include your email - I won't publish it - and the reminder will be by bcc so it will remain private

  3. I love your blog! Are you taking a break from blogging?

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