How to add moon phases to Google Calendar

Confession time: I still have all my agendas from high school in a box my attic.

I don’t know about you, but throughout high school, my agenda was one of my favourite things.

Back then, I took great pride in covering the pages with:

  • Hard copy pictures of my friends (remember life before the iPhone when we had to go to a store and print our pictures?).
  • Magazine clippings (mostly of boy bands (BSB 4Life) and positive words- DREAM! LIVE, LAUGH, LOVE!)
  • People’s birthdays (no Facebook reminders back then…)
  • Inspiring quotes
  • Pics of my pet bunny
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my cute little bunny thumper, words to live by, Backstreet Boys 4eva

Of course, I also used it to keep track of homework and activities. And not much has changed today. I still live by my agenda.

A particularly useful tool for me is Google Calendar- it keeps track of my Health Chats with clients for the day and any other activities going on.

To make my online calendar feel more “like me”, I discovered how to add moon phases to Google Calendar.

Watch the video below to learn how:

Admittedly, I am mentally preparing myself to get rid of my agendas (decluttering is after all 1 of 4 Steps that I outline in the Food Rhythm Program).

Until then, I will continue to start my days looking at my Google Calendar and observe what moon phase we are in. This process grounds me.

If you want to learn more about how to use the moon phases as a check-in point for your health & wellness, check out Food Rhythm.

One recent participant told me that Food Rhythm “changed her life”.

What comes to mind when I hear something like this, are lyrics that I’m sure I had scribbled out in my old agenda from my favourite boy band, the Backstreet Boys, where I think, “I Want It That Way” for you too.

Click here to join Food Rhythm.

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How To Cultivate Bliss (no thoughtful man required)

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Yesterday morning at a local cafe, my friend Paula and I witnessed something that would change the life of two people forever.

The man at the table next to us got down on one knee and proposed to his girlfriend (via a crossword puzzle that he created, submitted to the paper, and they filled out together- holy mind-blowing, right?). And just wait until I tell you about the unconventional ring…

Both Paula and I teared up immediately (teared up = holding back uncontrollable sobs of joy).

The energy was just so pure. You could feel the love (just like this Mowgli’s song).

Paula and I exchanged a glance wondering, “should we be ignoring them and let them enjoy this incredible moment together?”. But it was clear that they were receptive to sharing the good news with the people around them. Their energy elated me.

Which got me thinking- how freaking cool would it be if I can I maintain feeling this bliss every single day? Is it even possible?

The answer came to me immediately. Yes.

But since we can’t witness a heartfelt proposal every single day, it seems like the best way to cultivate this bliss is from within (cue corny music here, I know, I know…)

Here’s a list of a few things I came up with:

  •  Show Gratitude (start your day by writing down 10 things you are grateful for)
  • Meditate (check youtube for guided meditations)
  • Moving Your Body (walk, pilates, yoga, TRX, bike, hike, shake what your mama gave you (aka dance in your living room)).
  • Be in Nature (trees, birds, fresh air- oh my!)
  • Prepare yourself a nourishing meal (real food for the win!)
  • Disconnecting from your phone/computer/electronic device of choice (gives you time to do all of the above)

Common theme- all these things come from you.

No relying on anything or anyone (except for Mother Nature, but you came from her, so that’s cool).

And if you’re thinking “well I don’t have time to do this stuff”…

Choose just one, and do it for 2 minutes for the next 5 days.

It’s a definite start.

Back to our happy couple, the ring was absolutely breathtaking- it was a rough diamond, in the shape of heart. The girl said “I have a thing for heart-shape rocks”. Well call me corny, but oh lordy, pass over the tissues!

What’s something you can do today to cultivate bliss within you?

Let me know in the comments.

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Eat This On The Next Full Moon: Full Moon Chocolate

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The full moon is a time of reflection and letting go.

It’s also the perfect time to celebrate our connection with the wild women who came before us, those who were totally in tune with the moon cycle.

Making this chocolate treat for yourself (or to share with others) on the full moon is a great way to tune in with the wise women of the past, the source of what you’re eating and connecting with what fuels your body.

Raw cacao (chocolate) has a vibration that replenishes the third eye chakra. If you tend to be an over thinker, chocolate may be exactly what you need to replenish your third chakra reserves!

In terms of color, food with dark pigments (brown, black, purple) increases longevity. And it just so happens that chocolate is the number one longevity food.

So whip up this recipe on the next full moon to celebrate the nourishment that comes from the Earth and the sweetness that you deserve in your life.

Click here to get the recipe!

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