Jumping the Funk

Ever been in a funk? Like, you have a day (or days) where you just don’t want to do anything? A day (or days) where you just feel “meh” – which is to say, just totally indifferent? Not happy. Not sad, really. Just, meh?

Yeah, that was like ALL of November for me. The entire month. Sure there were a few days here and there that were lovely, but for the most part – for most of the month – I felt as though I was in a fog. “Going through the motions” I guess. I cooked for the family, took care of everyone – but my heart and brain were still wrapped up in my warm blankets in bed.

Not sure what caused it, but I’m feeling better(ish) now. I love December and the holidays. I love all the decorations and the music. I don’t love the hustle and bustle – but I have some chill pills for that. I love gift giving. I love smiles. Sometimes, I even love the cooler weather. Keep in mind, I am in Southern California now – so while it’s way cooler than Hawaii – it’s not “cold.”

Some of the things I want to focus on this month include self care, re-figuring out my goals (both personal and business) and drinking more water. I need better habits.

Oh yeah, and blogging more.

What Does Thirty-Five Look Like

Christine and the Cursed ChildToday is my birthday and I am officially 35 years old! I had totally forgotten my age until my Best Friend (of 25 years) reminded me! The thing is – I stopped counting once I reached 30. It’s not that I’m sad about getting older, I just don’t *feel* old (not that 30 is old, but you get it.) I was texting the Bestie last night wearing a Hogwarts tshirt while playing Fallout 4. I don’t know how a thirty-something is “supposed” to dress but I’d assume not like that. I also have purple-red hair. Also a nose ring. I don’t *feel* old. I mean, when I hang out with 20 year olds I feel old but that’s because I go to be relatively early and can’t drink like I used to.

Am I supposed to feel “old” now that I’m 35? I’m halfway to 70! Although, I have this feeling that when I’m 70 I’ll still be obsessed with Harry Potter and still playing video games (with my grand-kids of course!)

Cheers to getting older! Bring it on!

Ps. Thanks Dad for the lovely “young face” genetics.

Oops! I Forgot to Eat (Again)

Does anyone take Adderall and forget to eat or just not have any desire to eat? Like, I’ll be sitting on the couch or doing my house-wifely duties and I’ll be HUNGRY but when I go to eat I’m all like “meh, nothing interesting.” I have to keep the house stocked with food that a 5 year old could prepare because that’s my attention span when it comes to food during the day.

When dinner rolls around, most days I’m like “let’s prepare something wonderful” because I enjoy cooking … for my husband … and my son who will eat anything … not my daughter though because she’s hella picky. But, when I have to prep food for the kids and I – we all end up eating like, well, like kids.

Today was one of those days – I made PB&J for the kids and I didn’t make myself anything because I just didn’t think about it. Then, a couple hours later when I was STARVING – I finally grabbed some tuna from yesterday and some crackers. All good now.

Cooking and Aligning Your Chakra with Essential Oils

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Today I went to my very first “Cooking with Essential Oils” class taught by my friend Alex. We tried out a couple essential oils and sampled a couple recipes (and also looked up a couple MORE recipes online) and then, somehow, got onto the subject on Chakra aligning with essential oils which Alex seemed way more interested in teaching (which I also, in turn, was way more interested in learning – so it worked out!)

My friend Sarah used to talk about “Chakra’s” all the time – so I was interested to learn how I could use essential oils (which I use anyway) to basically “chill out” and basically focus my focus (my focus lacks focus) …

I know this ALL sounds totally bizarre but bear with me a sec here! Basically, your chakras are energy points in your subtle body (as opposed to your physical body) – think “it’s in your head” (but, just because it’s in your head doesn’t mean it’s not real – just ask Dumbledore.) There are seven chakras (seems as though most of the religions agree on this – at least – 7 MAIN chakras) – crown, third eye, throat, heart, solar plexus/navel, sacral and root. Each chakra connects with a section in the body except the crown chakra which is pure consciousness (or your “higher power” whatever that may be.)

The book that Alex referred to in her class today was called “Chakra Wellness Made Simple” by Connie Boucher. It was geared towards users of the DoTERRA brand essential oils but could be used with any I’d imagine.

I definitely felt more relaxed after the class – not sure if I felt more “clarity” or whatever I was aiming for though. But, the more I learn – the more I’ll understand! I already use several essential oils on a daily basis – OnGuard (or Thieves), Peppermint, Lemon and Breathe.

Do you use essential oils? Which ones?

40 Bags Decluttering Challenge

My house is disgusting.

I’ve never been very organized (or neat) but since I’ve been in front of the computer for the last month straight building my home business I’ve not been doing much else – cleaning & organizing included. So, I took the “40 Bags in 40 Days 2014 Challenge” image showing up on my Instagram dash as a sign that it’s TIME!

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The basic gist is – work on ONE section/spot in the house per day. Fill up a bag of stuff, junk and unneeded items and get RID OF IT! Simple enough, right?

Right …?

Well, as usual – I am a day late to the party. But – that just means I have to do TWO bags today.

Where do I begin ….? Now here is where my ADD kicks in. I look around the room, the house and think oh my God where do I even start? Then, I never do. I’m waiting for admission into the 40 Bags Facebook group. Hopefully my fellow “de-clutterers” will lead me in the right direction.

Are you participating? Please share your blog link! I’d love to read your posts!

Motivation from Martin Luther King Jr.

Equality

“I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.”

Faith

“Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase.”

Nonviolence

“Nonviolence is a powerful and just weapon, which cuts without wounding and ennobles the man who wields it. It is a sword that heals.”

Education

“The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character — that is the goal of true education.”

Love

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.”

Leadership

“A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus.”

Selflessness

“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?'”

Hope

“We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.”

Here is a wonderful article you can read that will help you teach your kids these 8 values – click here!