Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Need some Nourishing?

I can't quite believe that we've got just one more day of the 21 Days of Nourishing ecourse! It's been a wild ride, and I'm totally going to miss setting & practicing the hOMework each day. The little reminders to my inbox have completely changed my start to the morning.

The people (from all over the world!) who've joined in have made me appreciate the special ties of sangha, and I'm forever blessed I've gotten to cross paths with them :)

I wanted to share with you the post from Day 1, to show you a little of what we've been enjoying :)

Love & nourishing to you xo

Day 1: Ingredients of Joy & Meaning

"Live with intention. Walk to the edge. Listen hard. Practice wellness. Play with abandon. Laugh. Choose no regreat. Appreciate your friends. Continue to learn. Do what you love. Live as if this is all there is!" - Mary Anne Radmacher

We've been longtime fans of the inspirational Brene Brown here at TwentyOne Days. Her books speak to the heart, crack open our defences and make us realise that our lives - just as they are (messy, broken, shame filled, bright, tidy, or hectic) - are worth celebrating.

One of the gorgeous takeaways Brene shares in The Gifts of Imperfection is the idea of creating our own list, a reminder of what nourishes and feeds us, our own personal ingredients of JOY and MEANING.

In a moment of bright inspiration, Stella pulled together her list - and it sits atop her desk on a pinboard for a daily reminder to LIVE BIG! 

Now it's over to you...


Meditation makes your brain stronger, your immunity better, and heck, it even improves sex. So we’re going to be doing a fair bit of it during the upcoming 21 days. So let’s start now – yep, right now. Set your alarm clock/mobile phone/microwave time for 2 minutes and sit. It’s true, you don’t need fancy cushions, blacked out rooms or hours of preparation. Just 2 minutes. (Already meditate? Fabulous, you get to do 5 minutes for this task).

*Begin to visualize how JOY and MEANING show up in your life. How it looks in your world when you are living from a place of worthiness. What gives you juju and spark? 

It doesn’t matter if your mind gets distracted, it doesn’t matter if you keep peeking out at the clock to see how long you’ve got to go. It doesn’t matter if your mind is creating endless scenarios of how joy shows up in your world. Just sit for 2 minutes. Breathe. Repeat. (We’re going to dive deeper into meditation soon; for today – just begin. Start where you are)

*Ding Ding Ding* Time's up!

Now let’s list them.  What are the 6-8 ingredients, the must-haves for joy and meaning in your life? They could have jumped up at your through the meditation, or maybe you knew them already. It’s all good.

Don't just think about these things either, but get out the coloured textas, the magazines, the paper and pens, and write, draw and create YOUR own recipe for Joy and Meaning. Then stick it somewhere you're going to see it daily – on your wall, on your fridge, in your diary etc. (We’ll be referring to this list over the next 21 days)

Extra credit: 

Lists are grand and all, but don't let them become just more tallies of unfinished tasks. LIVE BY IT! Once a week over the next 21 days, cross off at least one yummy, nourishing ingredient a week as you actually put it into your life.

Need more inspiration? Connect with others at the official Facebook page (closed group), share your hOMework and see what makes others tick.

Much love,

Jacqui & Stella xo

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