hi everyone! hope you all had a great weekend.
with the beginning of a new month comes the creation of a new moodboard. here are some things that i'm going to keep top of mind in the month of june:
no. 1 | keep learning, keep stretching myself, and keep pushing myself out of my comfort zone. i was recently listening to an interview with the author of the fire starter sessions, danielle laporte (thank you, tina), and she suggested something so simple, "why don't you be the first one to say hello, or say i love you, or offer a hug." in other words, don't wait for what you want. i have to admit that i am usually the one who hangs back and waits to be greeted because of my shyness. i'm going to give this suggestion a try, pushing myself out of my comfort zone. "when our intentions toward others are good, we find that any feelings of shyness or insecurity we may have are greatly reduced." - the dalai lama
no. 2 | continue to take time to care for myself and indulge in the things i love. if i don't take care of myself, i can't take care of others.
no. 3&4 | with june comes the beginning of summer. i'm looking forward to lazy summer days. also known as, continuing to slow down and enjoy life.
no. 5 | when all else fails, i'm going to remind myself to have a good laugh. laugh out loud with wild abandon.
"i love people who make me laugh. i honestly think it's the thing i like most, to laugh. it cures a multitude of ills. it's probably the most important thing in a person." - audrey hepburn
no. 6 | last, but not least, i've heard myself complaining about how tired i am...all. the. time. i was just about to make a doctor's appointment when i read somewhere that eating too much processed foods and not moving your body enough can cause fatigue. this idea is not a revelation. i've always known these things to be true, but i never directly applied them to myself until this constant fatigue set in. enter juicing. i've heard many people praising the benefits of juicing. i tried my first one the other day - the toxinator - which consisted of spinach, parsley, lemon, ginger, and an apple. it was tasty and i felt clear in the head with a boost of clean energy. (yes, i'm now a prius.) i say "clean" because it wasn't the type of energy buzz you get from caffeine. who knows, it could have been a placebo effect as i was expecting to feel good. at this point, i'll take what i can get. ;) i might just be ready for a three day cleanse. any of you try some good ones?
i'm also thinking of changing up our family dinners a bit. try some new recipes and meal plan better for the week. i'm looking for a new cookbook that concentrates on whole living and eating. the recipes shouldn't be complicated to make and the ingredients shouldn't be difficult to find...just simple, fresh, and healthy recipes. if you could only pick one, do you have a favorite cookbook (or food blog) that you would recommend?
so that about sums up june. what's june looking like for you?
image source: first row, mine / second row, chance / third row, angelina jolie with son maddox photographed by mario testino via popsugar and juices via the urban baker