In "High Raw" Kevin Gianni writes:
"Willpower is defined as self-control or controlling one’s actions or
impulses. It is what we are told we need to have in order to change our
habits. Stephen Covey describes habits as having a “strong gravitational
pull” in The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People. So if you think about
it, when you apply willpower to change habits, it is a constant battle of
the gravitational pull of that habit against your own forces of self-control.
Imagine what it feels like to be in a constant battle. You may do well at
first, constantly pushing and pushing, but eventually, willpower crumbles.
And when it does, you might simply go back to your old habit, feeling
that it’s the more powerful force. Humans both desire and resist change.
While change may be desired, resistance to change is almost an
instinctual way to protect ourselves. Resistance to change is a common reaction because humans tend to want things to remain in homeostasis or balance, which can often translate into wanting things to stay the same. In fact, resistance to change is so strong that the fields of change management and organizational development were created to help organizations reach big goals by helping employees adapt to change.
So how can you change successfully so that you can reach your health and wellness goals? Instead of focusing on the battle of willpower, imagine what it would be like to feel empowered? To be empowered means that you are equipped with ability or enabled. Think for a moment about the difference between imposing self-control to do something vs. feeling equipped and enabled to do something?"
Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Chocolate-Peanut Butter Dipped Banana PopsIngredients:
- 3 bananas
- 1 cup chocolate-chips
- 2 tablespoons all-natural peanut butter
- 9 wooden popsicle sticks
- parchment paper
- Peel bananas and cut into three sections. Gently insert a popsicle stick into the center.
- Place on a parchment paper lined tray and place in the freezer while you melt your chocolate.
- Combine chocolate chips and peanut butter in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on medium (power 6-7) until melted. Stir with a spatula until smooth.
- Pour melted chocolate into a tall, narrow glass or container. Remove bananas from freezer. Dip, one by one, into the chocolate, letting it ooze up the sides of the glass and coat the banana.
- Place bananas on tray again and sprinkle with nuts, if desired. Freeze until solid.
This recipe comes via Aimee at Simple Bites
Not raw, but might be a wonderful treat for you to try for your littles (or yourself!)
Monday, June 28, 2010
Sunday, June 27, 2010
Saturday, June 26, 2010
It was cold when we arrived, or so we thought. It was good to have some of our heavier coats along. But it didn't take long to throw them off.
~ don't shake your towel near where people are eating their food
~don't step over the eating area
And you can pretend you are a turtle digging a hole to lay your eggs.
Home for a hot bath, and a late movie since the children slept on the windy road, and it was a successful family day at Long Beach. Laars was happy even without a cake. We actually had over-baked organic brownies that were more like a tasty brownie biscotti. Yummy!
Friday, June 25, 2010
All week the girls have been planning to get Rauchelle to take them out for dinner.
Thursday, June 24, 2010
A few years back we discovered this 'Graveyard' in the forest when we first were introduced to Geocaching.
An old fashioned telephone
Then we went to a beach out at Ship's Point to eat supper.