I am loving morning 10-15 min meditation in the darkness with Melissa Wood. She put together a January meditation/workout schedule and I am following the meditation part and absolutely love this way of starting my day. Yesterday I was a bit anxious during the day and I repeated the session in the office. Felt 10 times better.
I loved this episode of 10 things to tell you, the finale episode. And this one from Adam Grant. I want to read Indra Nooyi’s memoire now. She seems such a strong and inspiring leader.
I finished my 7 days low carb vegan challenge and I’m glad it did. coming up with vegan options that is not carb heavy is hard. Overall I felt good and my blood sugar stayed balanced after the first two days. For the next 7 days, I’ll incorporate egg and fish and see how I feel. To start, I love so much more the mug cake with egg. This one hit the spot after a week of chia pudding (it’s great for blood sugar stabilization but didn’t grow on me, will keep trying). For this particular one I used 1TB coconut flour, 1TB almond flour, 1TB protein powder, 1 tsp baking powder, 1TB almond butter, 1 egg, and soy milk to get to the consistent of a pancake. Microwave for 2 minutes and top with more almond butter and PB2. I get the feeling that it will keep me full for at least 3 hours.
I had a great chat with my mentor that finished 6pm. He is still on vacation in his home country and it was 8:30am his time when we started (4:30pm Manila time). I felt so grateful that he offered to this call while he’s on personal leave to prepare me for next week’s interview. 5 min into the call, I started recording our conversation with my iPhone because so many great advises that I wanted to absorb fully which I can’t do while taking notes. I absolutely love this human being.
My body tells me I’m under stress. While I feel okay consciously, my body signals tell me I’m anxious/stressed about the upcoming interviews. I haven’t slept well the whole week and my digestive system is not working properly. I tell myself: let it be and don’t add additional stress because of the manifestation of stress.
I have always loved traveling and travel often for work. But 2.5 years ago we moved to Manila and started to travel more for leisure. It was the start of our journey to explore the world and ourselves as a family. My daughters love traveling with passion and always want to go to new places, meet new people, try new food.
This blog will record our journey in this new living style and my thoughts around it.
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Good luck with the interviews! They are so nerve wracking, I’m glad you are enjoying your meditations. Also I might try your mug cake recipe. 🙂
I read this Friday but didn’t have time to comment then, but I really wanted to come back to say that I am definitely going to check out those guided meditations!! I just am not good at regular meditation- which I know means that I need to practice it more. But I feel like starting with guided meditations is better than nothing. I used to do some I found on You Tube, but I didn’t have the best luck finding sessions I really liked. Maybe these would do the trick! I love the idea of meditating in the dark. Although maybe I would fall asleep. Hahaha.