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New Year, Improved Me. 

For 2017, my intent is to manifest an existence centered on simplicity, health, clarity and focus. Life around me has progressively gotten more chaotic: older children, work travel, increased responsibilities, politics…the list goes on. As the chaos increased over time, my overall physical and mental health has declined. 

As opposed to a resolution that begins (and ends) in January, each month of 2017 will have a specific area of focus: January is dedicated to health.

  • I’m back on the dairy free / gluten free food that supports my body with increased energy and decreased attitude problems. Which means I’ll be posting new and interesting recipes. Stay tuned. 
  • Meditation. I’ve attempted to make meditating a part of my hectic daily life more than once. This year, with the help of Headspace, I’m 10 days into my practice and enjoying the process. 
  • I’ve implemented many of the concepts from the Four Hour Body by Tim Ferris. Slow Carb diet, workouts, advice, tools and supplement suggestions. Check it out. 

2017 started with a commitment to treat myself and others with grace and latitude. I’m excited to see where this journey takes me. Welcome to a new year. 

As it turns out, most days are good days…

I posted a few days ago that I had a brilliant day. And it was. Turns out, today is almost better. Which, for many, may diminish the brilliance of Friday. For me, it highlights the reality that most days are more positive than negative. Some are phenomenal, some are fantastic, some are for the record book, some suck. The majority are just plain good.

And in bullet-point fashion, here’s why today may just beat Friday:

  • I have a bruise on my right hip from trying to surf yesterday.
  • I love sushi, and perhaps just ate one of the better rolls of sushi I’ve had.
  • I ended a full day of meetings sitting on the balcony of my unreal hotel room, eating said sushi, and watching the sunset over the pacific ocean.
  • The faint sound of a local band doing an acoustic version of “Blurred Lines.”
  • I love planes. I’m watching planes take off/land/fly as the sun goes down. For me, planes are a thing of beauty, regardless of the color of the sky, however tonight plane watching is magical.
  • I’m alone, but feel connected and loved.
  • And best of all, all of the above is while I’m at work…

I’ll go back to recipe posting soon (I’ve recently tried a roasted tomato that turned into a sun-dried/caramelized tomato). Until then, enjoy the goodness. I am.