Motivate Yourself with a “Fridge Checklist”

    I have always created lists on paper of things that I want to accomplish. Of course, I make these lists so that I will work on my goals and reach them… And then, sometime later, when I find the lists, I discover that I have worked on some of the items, but not all of them. I am not perfect and at times not very organized when it comes to reaching some of my goals.  😉  This is especially true of things that I want to do everyday to make me a Sexy, Sensuous, Healthy Woman. That is why I started my “Fridge Checklist”. A Fridge Checklist works really well…as long as I remember to put a new one up on your Fridge every week.
This is how it works… Create a list of the things that you want to focus on in your Journey toward becoming a Sexy, Sensuous, Healthy Person. Begin with at least three goals. Imagine the things that you would do every day (if you had unlimited time and energy) that would help you become the Sensuous, Sexy, Healthy Person you always wanted to be.  Make sure that your list includes goals for all three categories – Sensuous, Sexy, and Healthy.  Put these goals into a weekly chart, with goals down one side, and the days of the week across the top.  Then draw lines to make boxes. Make your own list that reflects what is important to you.  Start slowly, with just three goals . . . adding more as you go.  Put the list on your Fridge.  Seeing the list on your Fridge will help remind you to do these things every day, and that will help you reach your long-term goals.  Make a check mark each time you finish a goal.  Each check mark that you add to the checklist will get you closer to becoming the Sensuous, Sexy, Healthy Person that you want to be. You don’t have to be perfect.  Just try to get as many checks as you can each week.  You will feel good when you look at all of the checks and know that you becoming “The Person you Want to be” more and more each day. You can add any kind of goal on your Fridge Checklist. I sometimes put long term life goals on this list as a way to remind myself of them on a daily basis.
Here are a few examples of things to put on your Fridge Checklist…  Eat lots of Fruit and Veggies … Walk, Swim, Run, or Ride a Bike 30 min… Have Sex, or Think, Read, or Write about it… Spend time in Nature, Breathe, or do Yoga. The possibilities are endless!   Motivate Yourself with “Fridge  Checklist”.  

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The Art of Living in the Now

The past is gone, and the future is not yet here.  The only thing that you really have is the Now.This moment, and in every moment, you have the opportunity to be fully present.  Becoming more aware, and learning how to be present in each moment will help you stay in touch with your Inner Wisdom and Sensuous Self.  In every moment, you have a choice to go through it mindlessly, on autopilot, or to be fully present, experiencing the Now.  

There are times when we are brought into the moment very quickly and dramatically, and we experience the Now.  A few examples that come to mind are when a baby is born, when someone dies, or even when you are driving your car mindlessly, then suddenly slam on the brakes to avoid hitting the car in front of you.  But, there are easier and more subtle ways to experience the Now in everyday Life.    

Increasing your Awareness is key to Experiencing the Now.  In Sullins Stuart’s Book “Living in Conscious Harmony: A Spiritual Guide to being in the Now,” he calls this “Intentional Awareness.”  Intentional Awareness means bringing your Awareness fully to whatever you are doing in each moment.  As you are reading this blog, are you fully present in this moment, or is your mind dwelling in the past, or projecting into the future?  Living in the Now means engaging all of your Senses in this moment, and every moment.  Right now, as you stare at your computer, use your Senses to become aware of your surroundings.  Are you sitting in a chair?  Is the chair comfortable?  Is it hard or soft?  Are you sitting with good posture, or are you straining your neck or shoulders?  If you are drinking something . . . is it hot or cold?  Is your environment warm or cool?  Are you aware of any sounds or smells around you?  As I ask you these questions, your mind will generate thoughts.  What I am suggesting is to let go of these thoughts about the Now.  Let go of judgments, analysis, and expectations about what you are experiencing, and Just Experience the Now . . . with all of your Senses.  You will become more connected to your Inner Wisdom and Sensuous Self when you experience the Now!

 Living in the Now is a worthy aspiration.  It can help us avoid ruminating about the past, or attempting to predict the future.  The only thing that is real is the Now, one moment at a time.   Practice Intentional Awareness whenever you can.  Fully engage in all of your experiences with all of your Senses, and you will gain insights about Yourself, and the Universe without really trying at all.  Each and every moment offers you a new opportunity to practice.

  “We have only this moment, sparkling like a star in our hand and melting like a snowflake.”                       – Marie B. Ray  

Until next time,
Peggy

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Link to Sullins Stuart Book   “Living in Conscious Harmony”

Vibrate with the Universe … Make Noise !

When you are having fun… make noise! I’m thinking of Sex and Massage as I write this because for most people noise is a natural part of expressing Sensuous and Sexual activites. The next time that you are having Sex or getting a Massage be sure to take deep breaths and let Sound happen. You may notice that you find yourself trying to control the sound or judge it. This reduces your connection to your Sensuous Self. So… Stop controlling…stop judging… Instead just feel what is going on and let the sound come out as nature intended… Ask your Lover or Massage Person how they feel about someone being noisy or loud.  In most cases I’m sure you will find that being noisy is good and preferred. It lets the other person know what you like, and what you don’t like. Feedback In the form of unsensored expression of sound is an excellent way to ask for what you want and need without saying a word. A person really enjoying themself makes Noise. I also find myself being Noisy when I eat a Sensuous meal. Some meals are just Orgasmic. If you don’t know what I mean… you will when you read my book or a future blog! There are many pleasurable activities that just make you want to let sound out. After a cold swim in a pool or a day of skiing , a hot shower can make you want to moan…so do it. Start to become aware when you censor yourself as it relates to sound.  Of course there are some occasions when you do need to hold back… and that’s understandable.  But for the most part it’s important to let sound out of your body. The vibrations of Sound can be very energizing and healing. So be Noisy whenever you can.

  Singing is also a wonderful way to be Noisy. Sing everyday. My Lover walks around the house making up songs. If you have that talent…use it. If you are shy like me, about singing, do it in the shower, in your car, at home with the stereo playing loudly… or with friends if you are feeling brave.

If singing is not your thing, you could try Chanting. Chanting is amazing with a large group of people or just by yourself. OM is the sound that the Universe vibrates to… So chant it at least 3 times or as often as you wish. To chant OM  take a deep breath and and say Ohhhhhh for most of the breath and them Mmmmm for the ending. The deeper you breathe, the longer you can stretch it out. Breathe deeply again and repeat Ohhhhhh then Mmmmmm. Do this as long as you like and remember that you are vibrating to the sound of the Universe. This is very calming and even more mystical when done with a group of people. You can feel the vibration in the air that surrounds you. The next time you are with a group of friends ask them if they’d like to try to chant the sound the Universe vibrates to… Ok they may think that you are wierd but it is an easy way to see who needs help being Noisy or getting in touch with their Sensuous Self. 😉  You could also share this concept with them and help them get healthier by freeing the Noise that may be stuck inside of them.

To improve your connection to your Sensuous Self, use Sound to connect to your world whenever possible.  And whenever you feel disconnected from the Universe take a deep breath and Ommmmm.

Until next time,
Peggy

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Sensuous Salad

I am a self proclaimed Gourmet Cook, but I hate making Salads. . . . I used to think that I was the only really great cook who felt that way . . . but I was wrong.  Lots of cooks avoid the salad, even though there are thousands. . . . Okay, maybe hundreds of reasons to have a salad once or twice a day. So how can we overcome this easy-to-accept “No Salad Lifestyle” ?  My solution is to make the Salad first!  It’s also important to remind yourself to think about the fact that fresh and colorful means full of antioxidants . . . and antioxidants mean anti-aging, no matter what your age is.  Salads are not even hard to make and a non-cook, or maybe your sous chef (aka your friend or lover) can help make the salad. But you can design it.

 
Use your Inner Artist to create a Sensuous Salad.  First, you need to assemble Sensuous Ingredients.  

  You will need Organic produce, starting with lettuce.  Choose one or two varieties, and dark green is preferred.  After that, add other colors.  Choose something orange, pink, red, blue, yellow, and any other color you can find.  The more colorful, the better.  Be sure to use Organic Fruit and Veggies, if at all possible. If Organic produce hard to find…Learn how to grow it yourself.  You can find all kinds of information about growing food in containers in books, magazines and online.  So, if you want . . . you can grow your own Organic produce no matter where you live.  I myself have written many articles on this subject.  And, although you can grow an Apple tree in a container . . .  Strawberries and Blueberries are easier. Lettuce and Basil will grow well indoors in a sunny south facing window, and tomatoes and peppers will do well in a container on your patio. If you have never tried to grow food… be brave and choose to grow something that you love to eat.

  Once you have your ingredients, you can start to create your Sensuous Salad.  My favorite ingredients include Romaine and Bibb lettuce, strawberries, blueberries, thinly-sliced apples or Asian Pears, slices of carrots, slivers of red cabbage, fresh peapods and red bell peppers. There are always the standard salad choices of cucumbers, tomatoes, green onions, spinach and celery or not so standard additions like olives, artichokes, grilled zucchini, or avocado. The possiblities are endless. I always add pecans or walnuts, and my favorite cheese. Sometimes, I add homemade croutons made from toasted whole wheat bread, topped with olive oil and garlic. 

There are several ways to go with your dressing.

      Peggy’s Sensuous Salad Dressing

                  Balsamic Vinegar and Olive Oil

       Choose some really good Balsamic Vinegar and Olive Oil. You can buy flavored Balsamic Vinegars and Olive Oils which can be fun . . .  but, I love my 18- year-old Balsamic Vinegar, because it is very sweet and tasty.

 
      The proportions are up to you, but most dressings have more olive oil than vinegar. The most common ratio is 3:1 with 3 parts oil and 1 part vinegar. Once you have assembled your ingredients for your dressing, mix a 3 tablespoons of oil and 1 tablespoon of vinegar in a bowl. (You may need more, depending on how many salads you are making.)  Use your senses to determine your preference.  I like to add a bit of real maple syrup or local honey, a shake or two of turmeric, and maybe a bit of cayenne pepper.  You can also add any of your favorite fresh or dried herbs, like basil, thyme, or parsley.  Play with the ingredients until the dressing tastes good to you.  This will become your Signature Sensuous Salad Dressing. Connect to your Sensuous Self to create your own Signature Sensuous Salad  Dressing.

     When you are ready to eat, drizzle each salad with a Sensuous Salad Dressing. 

     Take a Food Selfie and share if it looks good!  🙂

     This is an excellent first course in your Sensuous Dinner. . . .  Or, you could decide to make it the main course by adding your favorite Veggie Protein sautéed with some onions and garlic, or maybe some grilled Salmon.

      Make a Sensuous Salad at every meal . . . or for sure, once a day.   Put it on your “Fridge Checklist.

      Adding more Sensuous Salads to your life will make you Healthy and younger looking… and help you stay in touch with your Sensuous Self. 

      Explain the concept of a Sensuous Salad to anyone who dines with you.  This will help your friends be as Healthy and Sensuous as you are!

Check out my post on Fridge Checklist for additional ideas of how to stay in touch with Sexy, Sensuous, Younger You!

Until next time… stay in touch with your Sensuous Self
Peggy 
Peggy@SensuousLifeCoach.com