This is the time of year when we give so much of ourselves to others that we sometimes need a reminder of the importance of caring for ourselves.
I wanted to share a few quick and easy tools that may be just what you need to feed your body, mind and soul and create even more Magical Moments in the coming days.
A piece I wrote last year
A quick read to remind us that holiday perfection isn’t always found when everything is “just right,” but more so when we show up and are present to the quiet, often hidden moments we may miss in this busy time of year – HOLIDAY PERFECTION
A coaching client recently and reluctantly admitted that she hadn’t been moving her body much. “It’s just so cold,” she complained. I shared with her the secret I’d discovered years ago. As soon as the temps drop in the fall, I begin layering with a pair of silky long undies (I love the Cuddleduds brand) and a cozy tank top. “I’m never cold anymore,” I assured her, “And I use to be all the time.” If this is an issue for you, try it for yourself and see if it makes a difference. And if you have little ones, same for them. Long johns aren’t just meant for skiing and sledding. This way our bodies can focus on showing up in the best health possible, rather than putting all that energy toward simply keeping us warm.
Kasey’s Magical Morning Power Bowls
I used to drive out of my way to a local restaurant to get a hot and delicious Power Bowl, until one recent morning I decided to make my own. Now they’re a staple in our house and our favorite breakfast treat, but also a perfect go-to for any meal or snack throughout the day.
Make a big pot of Quinoa, bake a bunch of sweet potatoes, fry up some chicken sausages, chicken breasts, or any protein that you prefer. Store in the fridge so it’s ready every morning to be thrown together.
Grab a bowl, throw a bunch of fresh spinach in the bottom, add a layer of quinoa, then throw in chopped up sweet potato, protein, any leftover cooked veggies and warm it up (lately I’ve been cheating and using the micro, but do what feels right to you). Once it’s warm, throw some chopped avocado, a fried egg or whatever seems appealing on top. Andie’s favorite is a yummy peanut sauce. You can’t go wrong and this will fuel your body, mind and soul for hours to come!
Magic Ginger Tonic
I make up a big pot of warm ginger tonic that sits on the stove and I pour from it all day long. Again, it’s super easy. Add or take away whatever feels right to you!
Slice up 3-4 pieces of fresh ginger, add in a big spoonful of honey, a big squeeze of lemon and a hardy shake of cayenne pepper then pour in the boiling water.
This keeps me warm and toasty on the inside and hydrated thought out the day!
Give it a try and see how it works for you!
So simple, right? But a way to give yourself a little extra holiday love this season.
Finally, I’m sending you so much love, gratitude and wishes for peace straight from my heart to yours.
I can’t wait to connect with you again in the new year. 2020 is sure to be special and full of lots of Magic!
With Blessings and Love,