Transform Your Work and Family Culture...
How do we create and live not only the picture of health in our work and home life? How do we live congruent with our beliefs and values? We're bringing together Elan's ideas on wellness, education, family and whatever comes up along the way-a little Waldorf and Steiner, a little Network community, and any other gurus that we meet along along the way to help our family and office in transformation.
Monthly Food Challenge Check In 1/1/13
Its Day One of my Cleanse & not too much to post so far. After today, I think I'll move to a Monday check-in for my Monthly challenge.
Today is Day One of Five for a Low Glycemic Cleanse using USANA RESET cleanse. I've cheated a little if you count 1/2 apple, 1 avocado, and 1 cup of Almond Milk cheating. And Kombucha tea. The cleanse does allow 1 serving each of vegetables and fruit, but I will be eating more than that (A BMR of 1490 is not sustained by about 1100 calories a day!)
I've had a little energy swing (LOW), but that's it so far. Hence, the avocado!
I'm finding that I seem to have more time on my hands since I'm not preparing as much food as usual. Scott and Scarlett are eating relatively normally, but I haven't had to cook today-aside from some soup that I just put on. I'm also not thinking about food, which I usually am-what to cook, what I crave.
Boring, but probably good for Day 1. It's been a nice January 1st. I went for a walk, put away Christmas, and we had a bonfire in the backyard.
One side effect- Scarlett just ate a banana, half an apple, and half a pear.
I started to write too soon as the headache settled in about 8pm. But one day down and four to go. When I've done this before, I'm usually feeling good by day 3, so something to look forward to. Then another 20 days to go after the cleanse!
Welcome to our office-we look forward to seeing you!
In case you haven't been by yet, I thought I'd give you a preview of what you can expect when you come for a visit.
We hope to share our office space with you soon! You can help us to celebrate the new space by joining us for our Grand Opening Celebration (AND 10 year birthday party!).
Join us Friday, December 5th 5 pm - 7 pm. We're building our collaborative mosaic, and will have gift bags for our first 50 in attendance, a door prize draw, drinks and snacks, and crafts for the kids! We're also kicking off our season of giving, by collecting donations for our Adopt a Family from the Bowness Boys and Girls club. Please RSVP at 403 217 5577.
I may have left you in suspense out there...what's she going to do to as a countdown to her 45th birthday?!
I was not entirely sure when I started. Back in December at the Solstice, I attended an Intention evening when we released what we needed to for 2018 and welcomed in 2019. Mine didn't entirely make sense, I released my need for a defined location for sacred space and moved forward on challenging myself physically and spiritually, KNOWING this was going to be a big year for transformation.
The next day I still didn't know WHAT I was training for, but I started training/ working out, and started by doing the 128 stairs near our house leading up to a nearby development. I managed 3 sets and exhausted myself! My postpartum state of activity has not been pretty.
The next day I visited Calgary's beautiful new library and left with books on hiking and trails. My brain was thinking the Camino in Spain or Portugal, or some more nearby adventure hikes. A spiritual journey…
Thanks to Dr Robert Clarke, Chiropractor at Elan Family Wellness Centre in Bowness/ NW Calgary, for these thoughts on Perception-part of the Triad of Change.
After looking at Structure and Behaviour the past two months this time we will look at Perception and how we can sometimes use our Perception in creating change in our lives. For some people finding their inspiration or motivation is key before taking action. The feeling of accomplishment is what drives them create a structure or to get things done. If you are one of these people, it is essential to get to know what makes you feel good, where in your life you get inspiration from. For me personally, I lead with Structure, take action then feel that sense of accomplishment. The shift in perception is the reward for me.
Take a little time to think of things that make you feel good: being with family, mountains, water, certain colours or a nice tidy work space, etc. Once you have identified some, hold them in your consciousness, see …