Mocha Angels 365. Day 48.

I’m going to talk about work for the next few days. This is based on Louise Hay’s concepts in You Can Heal Your Life.

Wouldn’t you love to be deeply fulfilled by all that you do? The joy and meaning that would bring to your life would be spectacular.

The first thing to do is to check your negative thinking about your current job:

  • I hate this place.
  • My boss is an ass.
  • These people get on my last good nerve.
  • I don’t make enough money.
  • I am so tired of y’all I could just spit.
  • My co-workers suck.
  • Who hired these people?
  • This is way more work than I expected.
  • I am so tired of this s@%!
  • I work here? How did I end up here? WTF?
  • This is where I spend eight hours a day? Is this my life? Again…WTF?
  • (Feel free to add to this list in the comments because y’all know you’ve said the same things! And if you haven’t, I’d like to hear that too!)

We’ve all been there. I know I have. I have said variations of those sentences myself. Negative, defensive, angry thoughts about your job aren’t going to help. Even if you get a new job, you’ll have the same problems because you’ll bring the same thinking to the new job.

Change the way you think about the job you have now. Check your thoughts about it. What do you say when you complain to your partner or friends about your job? Awareness is the first step to change. No matter how crappy your job is, and it very well could be, you must make the internal change first.

Second step coming up tomorrow. Let me know what you’ve been saying about your current job. Anonymous replies are fine. I’m not trying to get anyone in trouble! (((hugs)))

The Work Series:

Mocha Angels 365. Day 46.

When major changes in your life occur, such as birth of children, marriage, divorce, or death of someone you love, it is okay to mourn the loss of your old life. It is important to grieve for what was.

When you are ready, celebrate your new life. Feel gratitude for all the blessings received as you create a new life for yourself.

Mantra: I am grateful for my new life today.

Mocha Angels 365. Day 43.

(An oldie but goodie…)

Write a gratitude list at any time of the day.

  • When you are stressed.
  • When you are worried.
  • When you are happy.
  • When chaos is swirling around you.
  • When you are about to go to sleep.
  • When you are at work.
  • When you are confused.
  • When you are feeling fine.
  • When nothing is working for you.
  • When everything is working for you.

Writing a gratitude list redirects your thinking so you focus on all the goodness in your life. Create a gratitude journal dedicated to all that you are grateful for.

Holistic Saturdays: Vanilla and Chocolate Milkshakes. (V, GF)

Years ago, when I was raising my kids vegetarian, my parents had come for a visit. I gave my soul food loving father this vanilla smoothie to drink. He tried it. He looked at me and said, “I see my grandchildren are not suffering.” I found that comment hilarious. He drank the entire milkshake and asked for more.

Both of these shakes are long-standing recipes in my house. You know how you sometimes make the same thing over and over again? Not for a lack of imagination, but because it’s just that good. And this is super simple too.

Vanilla Milkshake

  • Three frozen peeled bananas
  • Two cups or more unsweetened vanilla or plain non-dairy milk – I use plain almond milk
  • Two packets stevia or two tablespoons agave
  • Cinnamon powder to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract, less if you use vanilla non-dairy milk

For the chocolate milkshake, just add three tablespoons of chocolate powder to the vanilla recipe. I use Hershey’s Cocoa.

Blend all ingredients in a high speed blender.

Tip:

Keep frozen bananas in your freezer so you’re always ready to make a milkshake. I wait for them to get ripe, full of brown spots. Then I put them in my freezer whole and unpeeled. When I make a milkshake, I run the bananas under hot water to easily remove the skin.

You can also peel and chop them. Store peeled bananas in a freezer bag.

Using frozen bananas is the difference between a banana smoothie and a vanilla milkshake.

Let me know how you like them!