Meditation Series

I can always use more calm, centered time in my life, so on Monday I’m beginning a free guided meditation experience with Oprah and Deepak Chopra called Expanding Your Happiness. I attempted a meditation series with them earlier this year and I only made it partway through the three weeks, but I’m going to try again.

Until Monday I’m going to be working on getting prepared… doing yoga and getting connected and also preparing the yoga space in my home office for meditation.

I also received an email with this printable door hanger with meditation tips on the reverse that I think I’ll put to good use on my home office door:

http://www.chopra.com/ccl-meditation/images/21DME_DD_DoorHanger.pdf?utm_source=eyh-nurture&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=eyh-nurture-1

I think this series aligns itself with my Good Morning intentions.

If you’d like to participate in the free 21-day series, here’s the link:
https://chopracentermeditation.com/invite

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Recipe Binder

It’s a holiday here, making it a nice long weekend! This gives me more time to tackle projects around the home to help get organized. I go back to work tonight and so I may not have as much time this week to be working on larger projects, but I’m going to keep making baby steps in the direction of my goals and spending this month getting ready for a great September and beyond. I’m just going to work on one thing at a time and keep trying to progress. I love this quote (I’m not sure of the source) that says “Progress is progress, no matter how small” and I also love that Tony Robbins says “Progress equals happiness”. In other words, baby steps in the right direction are a powerful force.

My project for today is to start a recipe binder. I have a few “binder projects” that I’m presently working on, so watch for a couple more binder posts in the future.

Like most people out there, I have a stack of cookbooks, a recipe box, and a hefty Pinterest board full of recipes. It’s time to get them all in one place. One of my best friends has had great success with having a healthy recipe binder and using that to meal plan and do her food shopping, and it’s time I take a lesson.

Basically, the reason for the recipe binder is two-fold:
1. To organize all my recipes, and have them in one convenient location, to encourage meal planning, money saving, and time saving.
2. To make it simpler to eat healthy and to encourage good choices.

I went to Pinterest (where else?) sure that I would find a great free printable kit and this wonderful website did not disappoint.

This is the printable I used:

http://www.fabnfree.com/2014/06/10/free-recipe-binder-in-3-color-options/#more-2099

And I like Martha Stewart Home Office (Staples) divider tabs.

Here are some quick photos of my binder in progress:

recipeblog

Now I’ve just started and got the basic layout organized. I’ll work, little by little, on transferring recipes and getting my binder well stocked.

How do you organize your recipes?