Value: a person's principles or standards of behavior; one's judgment of what is important in life. Basically, what we believe is most important for us. Do you know your values? Do you walk your talk? Take a look at the list of words below and circle the ones most important to you:
Good. Now narrow your selections down to two. You only get two.
If you spread your values too thin they won't hold any weight in your life. Which two did you pick? Are you living your life close to your values?
Brown Brené. Dare to Lead: Brave Work, Tough Conversations, Whole Hearts. Random House, 2018.
Stulberg, Brad, and Steve Magness. PEAK PERFORMANCE: TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE NEW SCIENCE OF SUCCESS. Rodale Books, 2017.
Oh man. Today. At 7:25am I had an exquisite Vacation Coffee morning. Saturdays are getting busy from a training perspective so I rolled out of bed and decided to grab a cup of ambrosia. My first sip was so excellent it inspired a blog.
5 Vacation Coffee Moments This Week
3. Now it's time to pour in the veggie stock and add the butternut squash. Cook until you can easily get a knife or fork through the thickest cube of butternut squash. So......20ish minutes on a simmer or boil. When I'm in a hurry I boil. When I do it right, I simmer.
4. Squash all soft and mushy? Good. GRAB YOUR BLENDER! There is going to be a larger amount of liquid to veggie mush so add a good amount of both and try to make it even. I blend it down to a smooth texture. If it's too thick I add more broth. Too thin? Add more veggie. Blend until smooth and transfer back to an empty pot.
5.Once all soup is moved to the new pot turn the heat back up to a simmer. This is where we add all the seasonings. Salt. Pepper. Curry. Thai curry paste. Cayenne. We will also be slowly adding in the coconut milk to create a creamy texture.
6. Keep working at it until the taste is perfect.
7. Ladle into a bowl. Add a small dollop of Greek yogurt, some cilantro, and the seeds to garnish. Enjoy.
When Chris and I first started dating a few friends of mine said, "Oh my god, this makes too much sense." Well, they weren't wrong. Five years later (this April) we are still going strong. The last three weeks have been very busy for me with the powerlifting team competing in two separate meets, various snow storms, cancellations and reschedules, new clients, old clients returning, etc. However, Chris' birthday did not go unnoticed. His dear friends Veronica and Jordan sent him a delicious Kings Cake, complete with tiny baby hidden in the cake, and I honored his 37th year of earthly presence by watching a Nicolas Cage movie.
In celebration of the birthday boy, here are a few things that make him wonderful:
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