Y'all today was a super emotional day.
I am in Peru again.
2 years ago I came to Peru and never returned back to my normal life.
2 years ago I stepped into a sweat lodge with 8 other women.
It was pitch black.
The eucalyptus brined water was being gently poured over the hot coals that had been simmering all day.
The night sunk in and our Shaman began to sing.
Slowly slowly the steam and the heat took over.
We started to sweat.
Cleansing years of toxic beliefs, behaviors, emotions, fears, memories, relationships...
The tears began to fall until I was a blubbering mess.
Trying to catch my breath as my body trembled with each tear.
We completed the ceremony but I couldn't speak.
I was still sobbing.
Afraid to speak.
Afraid to admit what I had known for a long time.
And as my friend held on to me tight... I uttered...
"I can't go home."
It was the most terrifying words I had ever spoken.
But it was the first time I was honest with myself.
2 years ago I left my husband.
And uprooted everything I had built and everything I knew to be safe.
Tonight during our fire ceremony I cried again.
Releasing into the fire my marriage. My old life. My old dreams. My old house. My old memories.
So that I could more fully step into my present.
And create a new story.
And a new beginning.
Oh sweet Peru.
I choose to let these tears keep coming.
And continue to let go, let go, let go.
I start this week with a grateful heart, for every single one of you in my #igfamily who have been supporting my journey.
Although most of you are from around the 🌍🌍🌍, you inspire me with your posts, likes, comments and messages every day.
Lets keep creating and building a community that encourages everyone to be #bestobsessed with their lives every single day. We can only grow from here and I want to see that happen for you.
Isn’t it great to know that trying to change someone is a waste of time? The very thought of wanting to change someone is saying they are not good enough as they are, and that thought comes from judgement and disapproval. That’s not a thought of appreciation or love, and it can only bring separation between you and that person. Look for the good in people to have more of it appear. As you look for the good things in a person, you will be amazed, stunned and wowed at what happens. If you don’t want to look for the good, then don’t look at all! 👩🏼💭🤷🏼♀️
So many have asked for my chickpea cookie dough recipe, so here it is!! Ingredients:
1 15-oz. can of chickpeas
½ cup creamy peanut butter
2 Tbsp agave syrup or honey
1 Tbsp maple syrup
1 tsp vanilla extract
½ cup dark chocolate chips or sweet cacoa nibs
Combine chickpeas, peanut butter, agave, maple, and vanilla in a food processor and blend until it appears to have a dough-like texture.
Transfer the dough into a mixing bowl and stir in chocolate chips (I used cacao nibs) by hand.
Chill in the fridge or freezer until cold. It's MUCH better after you've let it chill overnight (I know, the anticipation is too much!) Enjoy!!!