There is nothing like a warm chocolate chip cookie right out of the oven. And, there's nothing like a delicious chocolate chip cookie cake for celebrations...especially one that's delicious AND free of gluten, dairy, eggs & refined sugar!
2 cups Bob’s Red Mill 1:1 All-Purpose Gluten-free Baking Flour
1 1/2 cup Coconut sugar
1/4 cup Flax meal
1 teaspoon Baking soda
1 teaspoon sea salt
1 cup coconut oil (melted)
6 T unsweetened applesauce
2 T vanilla
1 cup Enjoy Life Chocolate Chips (or chips of your choice)
Preheat oven to 350 ºF.
Line baking sheet with parchment paper (I use a 15x11 baking pan, you can use something smaller, just change the cooking times).
In a medium bowl, sift together the dry ingredients.
In a separate bowl, mix together the wet ingredients.
Add the dry ingredients to the wet mixture and stir until a dough is formed.
Gently fold in the chocolate chips until they are...
This recipe, like many of my others, happened purely by accident.
I made a delicious sugar-free Hot Chocolate then put the leftovers in the fridge for later. When I went to heat it up again, it was solid in state and I realized that it was as good (if not better) than the Hot Chocolate.
Because I like really easy recipes, I did some simple tweaks and this Chocolate Mousse was born. And has been HIT overtime I bring it with me to parties.
Some things to know:
I make in a Vitamix—I haven’t tried it in a regular blender so I can’t guarantee what it will turn out like (a friend did it and said it was good).
If you really love chocolate--double the recipe to make A LOT. While that may seem like a lot, when you try it, you will be glad that you have so much. What I typically do is portion out 1 cup servings and have one (or two, lol) a day.
Feel free to add your own flavorings to change it up--I'm a big fan of mint and chocolate together or cinnamon, the...
Have you ever tried to catch a ball, only to get blocked by someone?
You can’t help but feel disappointed because you nearly reached your outcome to catch the ball, but you didn’t.
People face blocks all the time. It’s a part of life.
You are on my email list because you have a desire to live a great life ~ unblocked.
Today, I wanted to talk about the 3 biggest blocks you will face in life.
Being able to identify and anticipate these will save you a ton of time and heartache in life...who doesn't want that?
The first block, and the one that gives us the most agency to change, is our internal blocks.
These are the thoughts/beliefs we have about ourselves, our life, and our ability to experience what we desire.
You will face this block pretty much every moment you are alive ~ which may sound dreadful, but it can actually be fun when we see those thoughts/beliefs as just clouds passing by.
The fastest way to grow beyond this block is to question every...
No matter who is the one doing the breaking up, they are hard.
I’m fresh out of a breakup and man, I have been learning so much.
As I mentioned in my last email, I had been quiet for a few months because I was believing that “no one wants to hear what I have to say”.
I worked with my Body Code practitioner to move out the trapped emotions/trauma that were keeping me silent and, well…. the flood gates have opened!
So, what does that have to do with breakups and abundance?
Historically, when I experienced a break-up, it was natural to go down the “Woah-is-me-I-have no-body-that-loves-me-there-is-nothing-good-in-my-life-to-be-happy-about” road real quick.
In the past few years, I’ve been doing a lot of work releasing all the gunk that’s made it really easy for me to go down that road and really hard for me to see all of the abundance around me.
I’m seeing the results of all of that work because, even though I am sad...
Writing this is a bit embarrassing, it’s personal and vulnerable!
If you follow my stuff, you may know me as someone who can help people get unstuck with their beliefs and emotions through combining coaching and The Body Code.
Which, is true…and makes it even more embarrassing to share that for MONTHS I had been struggling with the belief “no one wants to hear what I have to say"
It’s what’s prevented me from sending out emails and writing blog posts.
I’ve reluctantly been posting on social media.
All because I was believing “no one wants to hear what I have to say!”
For some reason I didn’t bother to use The Body Code on myself to clear out that belief.
I was guilty of the Shoemaker’s Children Syndrome.
It’s a term that refers to an old proverb that tells of a shoemaker who was so busy making shoes for his customers that his wife and kids went shoeless.
The moral of the story is to be careful not neglect ourselves...
As I look out my window, I see nothing but white clouds and the right wing of the airplane I am currently aboard.
It never ceases to amaze me that we have the technology to walk into a tin can and fly across the sky….and now, surf the internet, text and watch movies!
I’m heading to Arizona for vacation ~ the 1st half of the trip I’m going to spend time with a friend I met at Rythmia last year ~she’s a total bad-ass....Last February, she climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro at 70!
The second half of the week I’ll be hanging out with some women that I know through Dr. Joe Dispenza’s work and going to a 1-day event of his.(if you haven’t read his book, “Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself”, I highly recommend it)
My plan is to completely “turn-off” and not work at all….which is something I haven’t done on a vacation in YEARS!
I’ll usually still take some calls and still do energy work with clients…
Are you one of the 10 million Americans struggling with SAD?
What’s SAD you ask? Here’s the recipe for SAD...
5 pm Sunsets
Lots of times indoors
SAD (Seasonal Affect Disorder)
SAD is a recurrent type of depression associated with the change in seasons ~ generally, it starts in the fall and goes through the winter months.
For some people, it can be debilitating.
Some of the signs of SAD are:
I don’t know about you but SAD impacts me EVERY year.
It’s a big reason why I moved out of the North East to the South…but it is still a thing with the gray, rainy weather during the winter months here in Charlotte, NC.
If you google “human’s number one fear” more than likely, you’ll find “public speaking” listed as that fear.
AND….when you peel back the layers, it’s not that people are afraid of public speaking, they are really afraid of being negatively evaluated…
which leads to a deeper fear of being rejected for not being good enough…
which ultimately leads to a deep fear of not belonging.
When we have the fear of not being good enough, therefore, not belonging we;
I don’t know about you but when I was DEEP in this state, it was not an enjoyable life by any stretch of the imagination yet it seemed as if it was a black hole I couldn’t climb out of.
Eventually, I did...
My past 2 weeks have consisted of these highlights (there are some things I've left out...)
A weekend of a DEEP spiritual journal where I jumped back into life with a very little buffer period of rest/integrate (my own fault)
Tues-Thurs = Traveling with a puppy who woke up at 4:45 am 2 mornings in a row instead of his normal me dragging him out of bed after 8 am (I don’t do well on a little bit of sleep)
Thursday evening= Being excited to FINALLY getting to sleep only to be woken up at 2 am by a leaking ceiling (that maintenance said couldn’t be fixed till the morning)….so I was up all night
Friday = Dealing with maintenance & the leaking ceiling & being so exhausted it took me forever to get to sleep that night (yes, I was doing breathwork....the nervous system was really amped up!)
Saturday = Still in recover mode but starting to feel better
Sunday = Woken up to the buildings Fire Alarm at 7 am, hustled to get anything I’d want if the...