Jan 31, 2016

January Wrap Up

As January comes to an end and a new month is right around the corner, I want to share my January journey and my progress.
 
Thank you to everyone who took the time out to stop by my blog. I hope you read something that inspired you to stop by again and share your thoughts.

At the start of January, I mentioned that my word for 2016 was going to be "Challenge" posted here. Challenge is about growing and learning to discipline yourself. It wasn't easy, but I am happy with the progress that I made. So here are the details.



Jan 29, 2016

Healthy Beets, Carrots & Quinoa Veggie Burger

I love a good hamburger, but since I haven't eaten red meat in over 5 years I had to find a way to still enjoy the concept of a hamburger but in a healthier version. This is one burger that I can enjoy without worrying  about the extra added stuff that not so good for me



Ingredients:

  • Beets pulps
  • Carrot pulps 
  • Cooked Quinoa 
  • Chopped green and red sweet peppers
  • Chopped jalapeno peppers 
  • Chopped garlic
  • Chopped onions
  • Olive oil ( or any oil of your choice)  
  • 1 Tablespoon of powdered flax seed (use in place of eggs) 
  • Water 

Jan 26, 2016

Fresh Carrot & Beet Juice Smoothie

For 2016 I seriously stepped up my healthy eating and drinking game. Smoothies are a major must have in my daily diet. Consuming raw fruits and vegetables daily give my body the nutrients it need to function at peak performance. This smoothie is quick to prepare if you juice your vegetables ahead of time.

It's so important as we get older to be more conscious of our diet. Consuming more whole foods is much better for our body. It aids the body in so many different ways, replacing nutrients and vitamins that is lost due to the aging process the body is going through.

Fresh Carrot & Beet Juice Smoothie   


Jan 23, 2016

10 Things To Do When You Are Snowed In

Today NYC finally got hit with its first big snow storm of the season. Considering that we've had such nice weather for the fall leading into winter, the snow was long over due.  What I am most grateful for is that it's all happening on the weekend, I don't have to go out and fight with the elements.  Being snowed in are the best days. There are so many things that can be done that sometimes you just don't get to do. Here are the things that I planned on getting done today.  So far today, I have accomplished two of the ten.


10 Things to Do When You Are Snowed In



1. Spend some quiet time alone, if possible. Meditation and reflection is good for the mind and soul 

2. Get your workout in. A lot of time we are so busy with work and family that we neglect this  part       of our life 

3. Read that book that has been sitting in your reader, on your bookshelf or nightstand 

4. Treat yourself to an at Home Spa day. Pamper yourself - Facial, Manicure, Pedicure

5.Catch upon reading and commenting on your favorite social media sites

6. Write and pre-schedule next weeks blog post

7. Work on your business

8. Get in the kitchen and try out that new recipe that you have saved. 

9. Clean out your closets. 

10. Shred the weekly mail that has been piling up. 


When you are snowed in, how do you spend your day

  

Jan 17, 2016

8 Tips for Building a Better Relationship with your Teenager

My teenager will be 18 this fall. The time just seems to be flying by so quickly. I remember the day she was born, like it was yesterday. I call her my miracle baby, she was delivered by emergency c-section, 2 months early, weighting 1 lb 12 oz. But the miracle is she was fully developed and she survived.  God does work miracles!




I am a single parent and raising a child in a one parent household is not easy. But with Gods help, we made it and she will be on her way to college in  the fall. I wanted to share a few tips that I learned along this journey that worked for me.


Eight Tips for Raising a Teenager

Jan 10, 2016

Golden Globes 2016 - Fashion Picks


I know everyone tuned in to see the Golden Globes tonight. The best part for me is always the Red Carpet entrance. I look forward to seeing the beautiful designer gown grace the red carpet. I didn't see too many that wowed me but here are my picks.  


Best Gowns




 Best Dressed Couples 


If you able to watch, let me know who were your favorites tonight?

Jan 7, 2016

Right Where I Should Be!

Thurday's Thoughts and Reflection. 


   

Today as I sat at my desk at work just doing my job. This thought pop into my head " I am right where I should be" I have to confess that after seven months of being on this job, I really still like being there.

This is something I can't really say about my previous jobs. What I like about this place is the culture. Part of their mission statement is "Value People". They do there best to live up to this statement. They not only talk the talk, they walk the walk.

Jan 3, 2016

Basic and Classic

I work in a corporate environment,  so I invest in a lot of basic pieces for my work wardrobe. I stick with neutral colors that I can coordinate with other pieces that I already own. Neutral colors makes it easier for me to add color but still maintain the corporate dress code.  Basic pieces for me are button down shirts in a variety of colors. Trousers in all styles, a great fitting jacket, skirts, dresses and classic pumps.

Having these basic staples in my closet makes it so much easier for me to coordinate an outfit to wear in mornings.  I am not one of those people that rolls out the bed as soon as the alarm goes off, I roll over and hit the snooze button a couple of times before I actually get up.

I give my self exactly one hour to get ready and head out the door. So for me staples are a must, it makes my life so much easier in the morning. Visible Monday - Not Dead Yet Style here I come.





Adding pearls to any outfit gives it a classic look.

Walking in Their Shoe!

We all find ourselves in difficult situations at times, sometimes we end up in these situations because of our own doing or sometimes life brings it to us.



I read stories on the internet about people in difficult situations and some were able to get out and others had to live through it.

Sometimes we can be so quick to judge people or offer up negative opinion and comments on a situation that we have never ever experienced personally. It is always easier to do when you are on the outside looking in and you are not the one dealing with the physical and mental stress.

Jan 1, 2016

Challenge!

Happy New Year!


Challenge : to call or summon,  to engage in











Challenge and Change were two words that described my journey last year. I learned a lot about
myself and experienced growth in some areas of my life.

Happy New Year!


  New Dreams! New Goals! New Plans! New Start!

Have Faith, Follow your Dreams, Set Goals, Be Inspired by Others, Keeping Going, 
Don't Look Back


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