It is that time of year again...LENT! I try to always give up one thing for Lent but also add something to make life a little healthier.
This year, my niece actually suggested that I give up shopping for clothes! She may have said something along the lines of "Titi, I think you have a problem shopping". What does she know? haha. Okay perhaps I do have a problem...perhaps. I need to find a way to stop getting emails from Victoria Secret and Old Navy...talk about temptation.
In terms of making my life a little better, I decided to replace one meal with a smoothie! You guys know how much I love Green Monsters but when the temperature is 1 degree, the last thing you want is a smoothie and they get put on the back burner. I think this might actually be the third year that I add more smoothies for Lent. Hey, why mess up a good thing?!
In addition to replacing one meal with a smoothie...I am also making sure to watch my daily caloric and macro intake. I have been seeing some positive changes in my body and I want to see even more improvements.
What is the point of having a healthy body if you don't have a healthy mind and soul as well? My friend Erika recently surprised me with the most thoughtful gifts...her handcrafted crystal jewelry. Erika read Big Magic as well and she knew she had to follow her passion before it was too late and she opened her own etsy shop!
Her bracelets are not only beautiful but they also serve a purpose. If you read my post last week, you saw that I suffer from depression as well as anxiety and Erica made sure to send me something that I needed.
One of the beautiful pieces includes Amethyst and Fluorite which calm harsh emotions as well as brings sense of peace and mental clarity and the other bracelet is made with Unakite and Cherry Quartz which enhances feeling of self worth and helps resolve conflict. She even made sure to include an elephant which is my spirit animal. I have been wearing these for the past week as well as carrying the Amazonite that she sent me and I have noticed a shift in my life including having a lot of success at my new job and feeling more confident.
I felt such a connection with both of these, that I decided to order a custom piece for mom as well. I can't wait to surprise her with it.
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