The end of the year is traditionally a time of reflection and planning. My biggest lesson for the year of 2012 is that I should take time to be grateful more often because celebrating the small victories brings a balance and peace that I've been trying to achieve for some time.
Yes, planning is always necessary, but if we don't acknowledge the present then, in a way, we neglect our accomplishments and those who helped us achieve them which in the end leads to a feeling of isolation. Short term goals and long term plans go hand in hand. So the question is not what am I grateful for...but when? ...Everyday
This past month, my Shaklee business officially launched and grew with new members and even a business partner!!! I'm overwhelmed by the amazing support that I got from my friends and team members this past Sunday at the launch. I think i had about 30 people there. Pretty AMAZING...anyway I've never felt better in my life and I am more determined than ever to spread the word that EVERYONE has the opportunity to take control of their physical and financial health. If you have any questions at all about how you can do the same, I hope you'll reach out...Shaklee is an amazing community of people from all walks of life who are living the lives they've always imagined.
As the new year approaches, ask yourself What is important to you? and What can you do to achieve it?
Live and Love Your Life
I leave you with a recipe for a power breakfast. I featured this treat at my Shaklee business launch and I have to say...that I think I've outdone myself ;-) Happy Holidays everyone!!!
Layer 1: Protein Packed Chia Seed Pudding
1 1/2 cup almond milk
1 Tbsp chia seeds
2 scoops of Shaklee Cinch Vanilla Protein Powder (check out the website above to figure out how to get this amazing stuff)
Add all ingredients together and mix THOROUGHLY until protein powder is dissolved in milk. Set aside for 15 minutes until chia seeds congeal. Then lightly stir pudding.
Layer 2: Maple Pecan Granola
1 1/2 cup gluten-free rolled oats
1/4 cup almond butter
1/4 cup maple syrup
1 Tbsp flax meal
1/2 cup chopped pecans
Preheat oven to 350. Mix flax meal, pecans, and oats together in a large bowl and set aside. in a separate microwave safe bowl, warm almond butter and maple syrup for 30 sec. Add Almond butter and syrup mixture to the other ingredients and stir until all the oats and nuts are covered. Toast in the oven for about 15 min until oats are golden brown. Remove from oven and let cool. The granola will harden to perfection!
Layer 3: Fruit of your choice
Build your parfait in a shallow bowl or cup starting with Layer 1 on the bottom...ENJOY!!!!
See ya'll in 2013 ;-)