“What You Are Thinking About, You Are Becoming.” Muhammad Ali
Friday, October 25, 2019
Monday, October 21, 2019
Below are 6 reminders why my book is a handy little resource.
1) This book is a reminder that with each passing week…with each passing day…with each passing hour there is less time for setting goals, accomplishing them, realizing our life’s purpose, and enjoying every day; this book is about asking ourselves: “What is going on in my life right now?” “Is my motivation taking me in a goal directed fashion?” “Where do I want to be in 3 months, 6 months, 1 year…5 years, etc.?”
2) This book is a reminder of the importance of resiliency because it is an essential aspect of motivation. We all face challenges, setbacks, exposure to severe risk at times and stress or injury. With this in mind, it is important to remember; a key function of motivation is to adjust one’s personal goals in ways that improve one’s possibilities to manage one’s life situation. Individuals who have difficulties in making this adjustment are incapable or unwilling to change their previous goals are at a greater risk of feeling unhappy.
3) This book is a reminder that the key to having continued success rest upon reevaluating your goals and having realistic expectations.
4) This book is a reminder that self-awareness is an essential pre-condition for positive change; therefore, the topic to explore is what’s working and what’s not working in the area of desired change.
5) This book is a reminder that articulating and creating a compelling vision of your desired future self is the foundation for planning and reaching your long-term goals.
6) This book is a reminder that each day that we awaken, we take a step toward reaching our goals, remain the same, or take a step back. With this in mind, the core goal of this book is to remind everyone reading it (including myself) of the profound importance of realizing…with each passing week...with each passing day…with each passing hour…we have less time to do everything that we hope to in our life’s that brings us a sense of accomplishment and happiness.
Remember, in the words of Diana Scharf Hunt, “Goals are dreams with deadlines.”
Sunday, October 20, 2019
Apple Pie-Spiced Oatmeal
This recipe provides 4 servings.
1) 2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
2) 4 dates, pitted and finely chopped
3) 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
4) Pinch of ground allspice
5) Pinch of nutmeg
6) Pinch of sea salt
7) 2 apples, cored and cut into chucks
8) 1 ¾ cups 2% low-fat milk, plus extra to top oatmeal
1) Put the oats, chopped dates, and spices into a medium heavy-bottomed saucepan with three-quarters of the apple chucks and add a pinch of sea salt. Pour in the milk and 1 ¾ cups hot water and stir over medium heat until the porridge begins to simmer.
2) Simmer gently for approximately 15 minutes, stirring regularly for a creamy consistency. The apple chucks will collapse into the oatmeal and the liquid should all be absorbed.
3) To serve, top with the remaining apple chunks. Serve with a little pitcher of extra milk on the side to top oatmeal.
Slight variations: Swap the cow’s milk for soy or rice milk...something to think about as an alternative.
Monday, October 7, 2019
Sesame Roasted Cabbage Steaks
This recipe provides 4 servings.
1) 4 slices ( 1-inch thick) green cabbage, cut from the center (10 ounces inch)
2) 4 teaspoons toasted sesame oil
3) 1 teaspoon black and white sesame seeds
4) 1 teaspoon sea salt
5) Cooking spray
1) Adjust an oven rack in the bottom third and preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Lightly coat a large rimmed baking sheet with cooking spray.
2) Place the cabbage on prepared baking sheet and drizzle it with the sesame oil. Season with ½ teaspoon sea salt.
3) Roast on the bottom rack until the bottoms are slightly charred, approximately 15 minutes. Carefully flip the cabbage, season with the remaining ½ teaspoon sea salt, and roast until tender and browned on the bottom, approximately 10 more minutes. Sprinkle with the sesame seeds and serve hot.