Celebrating National Waffle and Peach Pie Day

I’ll admit this is a crazy one… but who doesn’t love a sweet treat?  National Waffle Day made me think of not only the actual waffle, but the idea of “waffling” of sitting at a cross roads and making a decision.  I’ve been at may cross roads.  Many took me in a great direction that lead me to where I am, and made me a stronger, better person.  Some left me bruised and hurting–not unlike a peach.  It reminds me of the movie Sweet Home Alabama when the woman playing Reece Witherspoon’s mom is making something with peaches or maybe it was plums, and she says that it is the bruised ones that make the best jam.  Its true… bruised or not–once a decision is made, you’re better for having made it, like I said in my blog about Greatest Mistakes.  Go be sweet to someone!

And if you’re “waffling” over something…. go ahead, take chance and a leap!

LL

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Goals 2016–#32 LL

WOW August is flying by so fast…and yet so slow. It makes me think of a quote Gretchin Rubin once said, “The days are long but the years are short.”

This month I have had people visiting me every weekend. So, my goal for August was to work and play. So far I have succeeded in this. This week while LA is going back to school I am throwing myself back into my work goals.

Here we go:

Health wise my venture to the Ayurvedic specialist is helping. I’m feeling about 30% better just one week later. I’m hoping each two week check in gets closer.

Financial: being an entrepreneur is unique. I have never made so much money and had so little. Staying positive about it is this weeks goal.

Business: I’ve got a few deadlines approaching and a couple calls this week. Fingers crossed I make it past stage two and my creative content rocks as much as I want.

Enjoy the last weeks of your summer and I can’t wait two see what the end of summer nights brings. xx~LL

Goals 2016–#31 Clare

Ooof. Summer is hard, y’all!  

I’m gonna admit it, I stopped doing my sun salutations because it was 90 degrees in my apartment in the morning. And since we don’t have air conditioning, I said no. And I’m the worser for it. My back and legs hurt. So today I started doing them again hopefully tomorrow I won’t hurt as much! 

I booked a show–so that is exciting. No agent yet. But a show is good! 

Money is still the same. I’m ignoring it. 

Organization has gotten as far as it can for the moment. I’ve cleaned out everything I can.  I’ll exit a few more things from my wardrobe at the change of seasons. 

Book–getting closer! 

Thankful Thursday

Each week we encourage you to tune in, join the discussion and pass on your own thankful thoughts!


We are thankful for peace.  It really takes unrest in the world to really appreciate peace.  Fingers crossed that it will resume soon.

We are thankful for cool and refreshing things that make summer more bearable: watermelon, cold adult beverages, cold beverages in general, ice cream pie… Its National Ice Cream Pie Day!  Go make one or have a slice and cool down! I’m headed to get the ingredients for this Margarita Ice Cream Pie I found on AllRecipes.com now!

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Celebrating National Love Your Feet Day

HA!  This one made me laugh… Its also National Thrift Shop Day, but the feet thing… I’ll admit it: at first I thought “EW!  Why a whole day to celebrate feet?!?”  And I’m not even squeamish  about feet… but then I thought–you know, some people love feet, and some people can’t stand to look at or even think about feet…

This made me liken this thought to that about weight –I’ve been dealing with weight issues my entire life, but I like to eat, and coming from German and Norwegian stock–I’m f*cked.  So, I gave in and bought fat shorts–if you missed that goals blog, you can laugh with me here!

I then went to write a blog about just enjoying the things you enjoy.  For me, its coffee.  But ultimately, its not just about loving your feet–its loving your whole self for exactly who you are in this moment, you beautiful snowflake!  Revisit one of my all time favorites about loving the skin you’re in right now.

Clare

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Goals #31–LL 2016

So last week I finished the third portion of “The Work” and thoroughly enjoyed all the lessons (both Pilates and life), time with my “work” buddies and seeing what is needed to get to the final portion of this journey.

This past weekend Jeni Del Pozo and I had our 2nd “Pilates Day Retreat.” It was a blast! Bigger than our first one and we announced our 3rd one!! The Jumpboard. One of my business goals was to begin doing retreats. I thought I would have to wait until 2017 but the truth is you don’t have to go to a far away land to have a retreat!

Last week I also announced my UK Pilates retreat with Julie Driver. Save the date London! I’ll be making my first trip your way 12/5-8.

It’s been the busiest of work goal weeks so this week I am going back to making my health the focus. After lame news from all those medical test I am going EAST! Bring on the energy healers and acupuncturists. I can’t wait!

Sometimes you can work all your plates at once and other times you have to spin some hard enough they can spin themselves while you focus on others. This summer has been about balancing the plates. These check in’s mean I don’t forget to go back and check on them. Love a good system.

Have an amazing week! xx~LL

Goals #30–2016 Clare

Wow… can’t believe we’re now to 30… a third of the way through!

I love the discussions I’ve been having with you all about my goals–so thank you for your continual support!

I’m still auditioning, still in a holding pattern with the book.  Still cleaning a little each week and I’m finding that a person who likes “stuff” is letting go a little more each week.

Spending with only cash is going well.  No change from the diet… although, I love how many veggies I’m eating… I feel like I have more energy.

Thankful Thursday

Each week we encourage you to tune in, join the discussion and pass on your own thankful thoughts!


We are thankful for the ability to stop.  How often do you just stop what you’re doing, not because its the end of the day, or because you have to–but because you want to?  Give yourself time.  It is the greatest gift–even if its only 10 minutes.  Stop, and take a moment, or three for yourself today!

We are thankful for fast connection.  It is so easy to talk to people these days–remember 20 years ago when we just had land lines and the internet was just starting to go public?  And now you can talk to anyone or look for anything instantly.  Yes, it has trained us to need things more instantaneously, but it is a lovely thing to be able to connect with so many, so easily.  Today is National Presidential Joke Day AND National Sons and Daughters Day–maybe you should take this as a sign to reach out and share a joke with a friend (so many Trump jokes pop into my brain), or reach out to a son, daughter, or someone who is a son or a daughter!

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Celebrating National Lazy Day

Happy National Lazy Day!!!  I wrote a blog back in March questioning if the lazy people have the “right” idea.  I also wrote a blog about being a work-a-holic…. both GREAT reads if you’re headed on vacation!

What are your thoughts on Lazy versus Workaholic?  What do you think about #nationallazyday?  Write your comments here!!

–Clare

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Goals #30–2016 LL

I am FLYING right now! I am so stimulated inside and out. I just completed my 3rd module of 4 in “The Work.” As part of my 2016 goals I wanted to complete all 4 modules this year and have fun while doing it! So far I am doing just that.

This week I am digesting all the info I just learned. I am also putting plans into action for my Pilates retreats and other things for 2017. See, around here we have been setting goals up for 2018 and beyond. Yes, this means I am working on goals for today and goals for the future at the same time. But when you love what you do and you know where you want be doing it these goals are magic.

The other exciting thing about being in your goals and really working with them is how much they inspire you to dream even bigger next time. Has this ever happened to you?

Happy Monday! I am off to enjoy the fruits of this weekends goal magic xx~LL