Oh, the bliss of a sunny, autumn afternoon! I hope you are well today my friend.

As we discussed in seminar this week, making the shift to healthier eating habits requires concerted effort over a period of time. We get so used to imagining the look and taste of our usual sweet treats, that we may not even consider that the most beautiful and mouthwatering “treats” are pre-packaged and ready to eat, not to mention they are naturally bursting with nutrition, hydration and flavor! (Even without a hefty sprinkling of sugar!)

Our Sunday afternoon snack, fruit in almond milk!

And, just like changing our expectations about food, when we’re moving to a more fresh and wholesome diet, changing our mental patterns or mindset also takes consistent effort.

Oftentimes, out of habit, we don’t consider that there may be another way to think about our challenges, our relationships and our personal missions.

But changing both eating and thinking thoughts and habits are worth the effort!

Enjoying greater health and mobility, less pain and fatigue is worth creating new food habits.

And resting in greater peace, clarity of conscience and sobriety is worth every mental and spiritual effort we make.

We begin by enlarging our awareness of how much time we spend in negative thinking, which can awaken us to the misuse of our creative energy!

Worry, doubt, fear and despair all smack of thoughts that have gone awry. Not only did they knock at the door of our minds, but they were invited in and encouraged to stay- to spread their dark rankness among our treasured memories–

Leaving confusion in place of decision; despair where there had been hope; doubt where there was conviction; darkness displacing light and the stench of rottenness where once had been the fragrance of spring!

If you haven’t already, begin guarding the door of your mind.

Employ your fiercest Lioness self there as the bouncer of all things hopeless.

Welcome, embrace, rejoice over and multiply, all things love.

You’re doing great, keep going!

The mission of Lioness at the Door is to uplift, strengthen and encourage women of all ages to magnify health, hope and happiness at home. We do so boldly, with humility and gratitude for the opportunity.

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