How To Make Time for Meditation – For the Holiday Season This week officially marks the beginning of my family’s holiday season. We use this time to focus on appreciating each other and celebrating our blessings. Shifting out of the normal routine has put a strain on my meditation practice in the past. By recognizing […]
Spiced Brussel Sprouts & Corn Harvest Simple side dish with layers of flavor Prep Time: 5 mins 12 ounces steamed brussel sprouts 12 ounces steamed corn 1 tablespoon minced garlic 1 teaspoon chopped chives 1 teaspoon cumin 1 teaspoon turmeric 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 tablespoon unsalted butter Salt and pepper to taste Heat […]
Does Mindfulness Help With Building Trust? She asks me for the contact list I used for the event I’m putting together I’ve known her for years and feel her intent is hidden I hesitate and ask more questions Feels like details are missing I advise her that I’ll follow up later I […]
How I Approach Getting Out of a Rut I’ve been stuck for a few weeks. The days are starting to blend together as the cool fall air rolls in and routines have a strong grasp on my consciousness. Most of the plans I set for the year have come and gone. Successes and failures seem […]
What I Learned About Expectations Recognizing the difference between your expectations and reality is powerful. Jobs, residential communities, schools or even exams set expectations by advertising descriptions that are not necessarily experienced. Aspects that make the reality clear to prospects could have been overlooked or intentionally not included. “A life that is burdened with expectations is […]
Part 5 | Reset My Life … Self Awareness “Recalculating” Most of us instantly get annoyed when we are following the directions from a GPS and with a nasty tone a computer’s voice says “Recalculating.” Especially when we are short on time or felt like the entire trip was going smoothly until that point. As […]
This is a great lunch recipe In our version we didn’t use mayonnaise – the avocado was enough to get the right texture for the mixture. The cucumber provided a refreshing taste and toasting the bread gave it the perfect crunch to compliment the filing.
Part 4 | Reset My Life …Takes Time Getting used to living in the Carolina area took time. Every year presents new challenges and lessons to learn about how we can be our best selves in this environment. After watching the changes happening around us this year -our focus is geared more towards becoming […]
Slow Cooker Vegetarian Chili Shredded cheese and sour cream were substituted for the garnish on our version. Also, we made two batches of this to accommodate the meat eaters in the house (everyone except for me). They loved this recipe with ground beef added. This is a keeper!
Part 3 | Reset My Life…Expansion The comfort zone wall comes up for me every few months – where I get so cozy in the same old routine that my thoughts/ideas start becoming limited and boring. As my family’s eyes roll when I make suggestions for the weekend as if they’ve heard this plan […]
CBSL MISSION STATEMENT:
"The citybornsouthernliving lifestyle is something that I believe every one of us can attain if indeed we are seeking to adjust from the norm, simplify our approach, be mindful about decisions made and truly embrace the gift of gratitude; thereby crafting the life that fits you.”