This past weekend, Mother Nature gave us a sneak peek at spring. (At least in my part of the world.) John and I took advantage of the sunshine and went out for an amazing walk.
The lovely spring weather was a lovely reminder for me that when things seem bleak, we can tend to focus on the negative and when the sun comes out, we focus more on the positive :)
The thoughts and words that we think and speak are extremely powerful and play an important role in our beliefs as well as our habits and behaviours.
Check out today’s feature article where I dig into this topic!
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– Lisa Coleman, Woodstock, Ontario
When: Friday March 22, 2013, 9am – 5pm
Where: Highlands Country Club, London, Ontario
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Words and thoughts are powerful.
What you think about and talk about most of the time will show up in your life.
If you think negative thoughts all the time, don’t be surprised if a lot of negative stuff happens to you. Conversely, positive thoughts lead to a positive life. This sounds simplified but all things being equal… this is true!
The way that you talk to yourself creates your beliefs and your beliefs show up in your life as your habits and behaviours.
If you speak to yourself positively and encouragingly then you will create positive beliefs and you will then find that you have more positive habits and behaviours that lead to a more successful life.
This success can include good health and good relationships as well as success in your career.
Let’s examine a little more closely the way that you may be talking to yourself.
Do these thoughts go through your mind sometimes?
“I’m no good.”
“I’ll never be able to do it.”
“I’m a failure.”
Now imagine for a second that I met you at a party or a networking event and after I introduced myself to you I said one of these things to you.
It would be offensive and totally unacceptable.
So why is it acceptable for you to be telling these things to yourself on a regular basis?
And just like any habit… you can decide to change it.
If it is your habit to speak to yourself negatively, then choose to take on the new habit of speaking kind words to yourself.
Your thoughts become your words.
Your words become your actions.
Your actions become your habits.
Your habits become your character
Your character becomes your destiny.
Your words and thoughts are powerful.
Choose useful and positive words and thoughts and speak to yourself kindly… you are listening .
Sweet Potato Shepherd’s Pie
2 lbs grass fed ground beef
1 tbsp coconut oil
3 cloves garlic minced
1 onion chopped
3 ribs of celery diced
2 large carrots diced
1 can of corn
1 cup of peas
1 tsp of thyme
1 tsp of rosemary
1/2 tsp of nutmeg
1 tsp of salt
1 tbsp of Worcestershire Sauce
2 tbsp of soy sauce
hot sauce to taste
2 sweet potatoes
4 white potatoes
2 tbsp of butter
1/4 cup milk
1. Brown the beef and drain it and set aside.
2. In the same pan, add coconut oil, garlic, onions. Cook for 2-3 minutes on medium/high until onion is translucent and aromatic.
3. Add celery, carrots, corn and peas and cook for another 2-3 minutes.
4. Mix the beef back in and add thyme, rosemary, nutmeg, salt, Worcestershire sauce, soy sauce and hot sauce.
5. Simmer for 6 minutes.
6. Wash and chop all the potatoes. Leave the skins on.
7. Boil them until tender (easily put a fork through them.)
8. Drain them and put back in the pot and mash them up.
9. Add butter and milk.
10. Use hand blender to whip the potatoes.
11. Add salt and pepper to taste.
12. Spread the beef mixture on the bottom of glass baking dish and cover with potato mixture.
Bake at 350 for 45 minutes (1 hour to 90 minutes if frozen.)