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Are you at risk?

24 May

these blacked eyed susans came up "volunteer"

Dr Jill Carroll spoke at my church on Sunday and the topic is haunting me. She spoke of the parable in Mark of the master and the talents that he gave to his servants.   The third servant was banished because he dug a hole and was too afraid to share his one talent. The other servants shared their talents in the world and doubled their efforts.

So the question is are you at risk?  She makes the point that we SHOULD be at risk….

It takes risk to go out into the world and share your talents. Whether it is love, an ability to write, sing, do athletics…. Whatever it is. You might not have really “risked” bringing it into the world. Letting spirit flow through you and express through you.

Dr. Carrol made the point that a lot of us, maybe even the majority of us, have been roughed up the last two years. That we’ve maybe pulled in and held back out of survival or protection  – because of money or housing problems, or loss of job or whatever. Where before that, we maybe were out there in the world living more largely.

And she just asks the question, “Are you at risk”, “Am I at risk”?

I am still meditationg on this. It’s pretty deep. I’m not sure I totally understand it.

But I know that I need to take more risks again. Get back out there – the job market and my money have taken a beating the past year and a half. But there is no one who can harm my soul. I need to get back out there for me.

This was only a temporay place of learning. I have learned much. I am grateful.

Off the wagon

20 May

The first tomato this year

 

This week did me in as far as working out goals go. In integrity I have to say it, but every day is a brand new baby day. I’ve had some prosperity come my way in the form of a small part time job. And still hoping to hear about the nonprofit I interviewed with last week.

Next week I am going in with guns blazing  and a BUNCH more organized. You wont see me quit.

Off today to bring my Gigi potato soup, check on my elderly neighbor and then baseball tournament with my booger.

Better and better every day. New start no excuses Monday.

love ya,

melissa

Green Monster breakfast wrap

15 May

This is an easy Eat Clean recipe for breakfast. I happen to be out of everything but green veggies and ingrediants which inspired the “green”.

First fry up some turkey bacon.

Chop your onion and some pickled jalapenos. If you cant handle the peppers then you suck. Just kidding!

Throw them into the pan where you cooked the turkey bacon – you may need to add some pam or olive oil (I did). Turkey bacon is pretty lean.

Add broccoli. It’s a superfood. Tosca Reno from the Eat Clean book sites that it is stocked with “disease fighting nutrients”. It boosts the immune system. It is also cancer fighting. And did you know broccoli (one serving) contains more vitamin C than a glass of O.J.!? Who knew!

Ok add your eggwhites. I happen to have them in a carton – or you can separate them yourself. I added about a half carton.

Scramble your eggs.

Just before your eggs are ready, add fresh spinach. Scramble just long enough to wilt the spinach. Otherwise it gets mushy and gross.

Get your wrap. I used garden spinach. Heat it up a sec in the microwave.

Assemble and roll.

I forgot to tell you, I boiled a small potato (which is eat clean) and added it to the onion and jalopeno broccoli before I poured the egg whites.

Be fearless and cool like me. Add more jalapeno.

Cut in half.

The monster! I only eat half as a serving and save the other half for a snack later.

The wrap itself was 210 calories so one serving was only 105 with 18 grams of carbs.

Green Monster Breakfast wrap:

Mission wrap garden spinach herb

egg whites

half chopped onion

pickled jalapeno to taste

small potato or half a larger potato

fresh spinach

fresh broccoli

turkey bacon

Cook the turkey bacon to crisp. Then, in the bacon “grease” sautee the onions, jalopeno and broccoli. Add in one small boiled potato chopped.

Then add your eggwhites and scramble. When eggs are almost done, wilt the spinach. This would also be more awesome with a verde salsa (which I was out of boooo!).

Assemble in your wrap and enjoy!

Love,

 M