I can hardly believe we only have 6 weeks left in 2015.
This has been such a transformational year for me. I quit my job in the film business, became certified as a health coach, and grew my coaching business faster than I could have ever dreamed.
The only way this could have been possible was by healing my relationship with my body and food, finding balance and believing in myself – that my dreams were reachable – and that I deserved a life that I desired.
I would love to share some action steps you can do right now to make these last 6 weeks a beautiful empowered way to end this year:
- Set Doable Intentions For 2016.
- How will you make time for self-care?
- What do you want to manifest in your personal life?
- What beliefs do you want to let go of that simply don’t work anymore?
- What new beliefs do you want to let in that fit your life now?
- How can you add in healthy choices to your daily life?
2. Spotting Potential Road Blocks
- Do you see any potential problems that could appear when you reach any of your goals?
- What has stopped you from reaching this goal in the past?
- Who can you reach out to that will help you be accountable to your goals?
3. Celebrate All Your Wins From 2015
It’s so important to celebrate all of our wins, large or small. So often we focus on what we’ve done wrong but I want you to focus on what you did right this past year!
- What did you learn about yourself this year?
- What felt good this year?
- What were your favorite moments?
4. Fresh Start
As I have mentioned before, by clearing out things that clutter our lives, we create more room for new fabulous things to come in.
- Clean out drawers.
- Get rid of cloths that don’t fit or make you feel good.
- File old bills and get them ready for the new year.
- Get rid of old makeup and expired body care items.
- Make a new vision board.
5. Get It On Paper
- Make a schedule, with ample time for meals and self care.
- Write down how you are going to move your body in a way you love and how often.
- If you’ve been waiting to date, applying for that job or anything else, put in down on your calendar and make it happen!
Let’s make a commitment together to go into 2016 with the intention of putting ourselves, our health and our happiness at the top of our to do list!
Here is a wonderful healthy holiday recipe from Kris Carrs website that I made and is so perfect for this holiday season!
Yield: 6 servings
- 3/4 cup raw cashews, soaked in water overnight
- 1 cup soy milk or almond milk, unsweetened
- 1 1/2 cups vegetable stock
- 2 cloves garlic
- 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
- 1/2 cup chopped pumpkin, steamed
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1/2 cup leeks, cleaned and diced
- 1 cup diced pumpkin, lightly blanched
- 1/4 cup white wine
- 1 1/2 tablespoons sage, minced
- 3 tablespoons parsley, minced
- 3 cups cooked short grain brown rice
- Sprinkle of cinnamon
- Flake sea salt, to finish
- Black pepper, to taste
- Prepare Puree: In a blender, blend the steamed pumpkin, cinnamon, soaked cashews, soy milk, vegetable stock, sea salt and garlic until smooth. Set aside.
- On medium heat, heat a deep sauté pan and add the olive oil and leeks, stirring until golden.
- Deglaze with white wine.
- Prepare Risotto: Add the diced pumpkin and allow to sauté for a moment. Then add the brown rice, sage and parsley. Mix thoroughly and sauté for 2 to 3 minutes.
- Pour the cashew cream over the rice mixture and lower heat to medium-low. Stir continuously for about 5 minutes. It will start to reduce and thicken. If the risotto gets too thick, thin out with a splash of vegetable stock.
- Remove from heat, season with black pepper and serve warm.