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Happy Goji Water

Goji Berries Pictures, Images and Photos

It is Happy Friday again.

One of the things that make me so happy is reading inspirational books. Right now I am reading Greatness Guide 2 by Robin Sharma. I love his work. The book is filled with 101 insights to get you to world class! Wow! A summarization of tip 6 is:

My point is simply this: The way you do the little things says a lot about the way you do the big things.  So pay attention to the little details. Focus on the small stuff (like crazy). World class people and organizations always do. Because the little things are truly the big ones.

Such an incredibly simple and powerful tip. Start with the small things!

How about starting to do one small thing that can contribute to your best health ever? Goji berries are a small package packed with world class goodness. They are perhaps the most nutritionally rich berry fruit on the planet and tastae delicious. The support healthly hormones, vision, immune system,  brain and neurological health and the only food known to stimulate the body to produce  Human Growth Hormone naturally.

Happy Goji Water

1 handful of goji berries

2 cups of water

Soak 2 hours in room temperature water. Strain and use water as a base for your smoothies or homemade lemonade. You can add the soaked berries to the smoothie or use them for another purpose. Goji berries can also be added to herbal teas to enhance them and be the little thing that will  just make you feel the best ever. 🙂

Here is some more Goji inspiration from an earlier post.

Did you check out last week’s Happy Giveaway!

Fatma XO

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A Happy Giveaway

I so enjoyed the beautiful Easter Weekend filled with Spring Sunshine, a clear blue sky and lots of time to take deep gulps of the fresh air.

A couple of weeks ago I had a Creative Cartography Session with Marney Markiadis of Artellaland. As part of the session I received a beautiful Action Map made with love by Marney. It is awesome and I totally recommend her inspiring work. With Marney’s graceful permission I am giving away the following ebook by her.

Download a FREE copy of the Artella eBook, Peace by Piece: Collage Your Way to Inner Peace and Harmony. This workbook guides you through several collage projects, each one designed to bring you closer to your true self and your powerful ability for manifesting your dreams and desires. Download your copy here!

Thank you Marney!

You can check out more about Marney at her website Artellaland.

Marney is also one of the teachers in Sark’s Dream Boogie Program.


Want to have a cup of tea with SARK?  Here’s a fun tea party video from SARK’s home in San Francisco where she talks about dreams and her new online program.

SARK Video


Enjoy all the  inspiration! 🙂

Fatma XO

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The Path of Delight

Happy Friday Pictures, Images and Photos
It is Friday and time for a post for the Happy Book Blogging Club.

It is a perfectly happy day today! I love Fridays even though I don’t work a 9-5 job. Now that is something I am very happy about! I decided to not just share my happy moments but post something that will delight you. This week I am choosing the following:

The Path of Delight

Taking delight in who you are, what you do, and what you have is the secret of personal power, satisfaction, and high-energy living.

Delight connects you with the beauty and power of the Universe, with your Higher Power, with Divinity.

Delight means feeling and expressing the joy of life, rejoicing in the beauty and richness of being.

Delight is a powerful liberating force that frees your creativity, talents, abilities, and capacities.

Delight anchors you in the eternal now and lets you see the best of it.

Delight inspires hope.

Delight feeds the heart and nurtures the soul.

Delight brings zest into our life.

Delight makes you receptive and confident.

Delight is contagious: it is the greatest gift you can give to yourself and others.

The path of delight is there; it has always been there, waiting for you….

from Out of the Blue by Mark Victor Hansen & Barbara Nichols

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Happy Spring! :)

spring Pictures, Images and Photos

Celebrating the first day of Spring! I love Spring and last week was just so glorious. What a joy to see people laughing and spending more time outdoors and everyone just soaking in the sun. It is cold again today. Nevertheless it IS Spring at last! The birds are back and the I can feel the lifeforce pulsating everywhere.

We had so many happy moments last week:

My daughter Safia’s 10 th Birthday. I woke up in the middle of the night to put out her gifts and balloons making for a delightful Birthday morning!

Attending the Total Health Show where I always meet the nicest people and learn cool stuff.

It was March Break and one of Safia’s dreams was to  to see how one of Canada’s most loved souvenir, Maple Syrup, was made in old times. So we visited Black Creek Pioneer Village and had a fabulous time learning just that. We also got to see many other things in the Village about life in the 19th Century. It so reminded me of my childhood growing up in Switzerland where there is still a lot of old fashioned way of living in the villages and mountain regions. We also enjoyed a horse wagon ride with the biggest horses I have ever seen. And I did not have my camera to capture the moment! We had such a marvelous time.

Watching hilarious and jawdropping circus acts at the mall just minutes from our home.

Going to the Crystal store in downtown Toronto is always such a treat. Found a pretty and newly discovered Crystal from Mexico.

Walking across Danforth Ave. in the Spring Sunshine.

Enjoying organic strawberries!

Helping and inspiring people through my passion and purpose.

Wishing you Happy Spring filled with laughter, sunshine and colors! 🙂

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Happy Book Week 4

 

It has been a week filled with Love! I taught a class on the heart chakra which so filled my heart with happiness.

As I teach others about the unconditional  Love of the heart my own heart expands.

The organic lunch I served  was splendiferous and included a delicious  Apricot Pudding. You will find the Pudding’s recipe  here.

I also shared Kahlil Gibran’s Poem on Love with the participants. I have posted it below.

Wishing you a very Happy Heart filled with Love for yourself and others and a very Happy Valentine’s Day!

Fatma

When love beckons to you, follow him,
Though his ways are hard and steep.
And when his wings enfold you yield to him,
Though the sword hidden among his pinions may wound you.
And when he speaks to you believe in him,
Though his voice may shatter your dreams
as the north wind lays waste the garden.

For even as love crowns you so shall he crucify you. Even as he is for your growth so is he for your pruning.
Even as he ascends to your height and caresses your tenderest branches that quiver in the sun,
So shall he descend to your roots and shake them in their clinging to the earth.

Like sheaves of corn he gathers you unto himself.
He threshes you to make you naked.
He sifts you to free you from your husks.
He grinds you to whiteness.
He kneads you until you are pliant;
And then he assigns you to his sacred fire, that you may become sacred bread for God’s sacred feast.

All these things shall love do unto you that you may know the secrets of your heart, and in that knowledge become a fragment of Life’s heart.

But if in your fear you would seek only love’s peace and love’s pleasure,
Then it is better for you that you cover your nakedness and pass out of love’s threshing-floor,
Into the seasonless world where you shall laugh, but not all of your laughter, and weep, but not all of your tears.
Love gives naught but itself and takes naught but from itself.
Love possesses not nor would it be possessed;
For love is sufficient unto love.

When you love you should not say, “God is in my heart,” but rather, “I am in the heart of God.”
And think not you can direct the course of love, for love, if it finds you worthy, directs your course.

Love has no other desire but to fulfill itself.
But if you love and must needs have desires, let these be your desires:
To melt and be like a running brook that sings its melody to the night.
To know the pain of too much tenderness.
To be wounded by your own understanding of love;
And to bleed willingly and joyfully.
To wake at dawn with a winged heart and give thanks for another day of loving;
To rest at the noon hour and meditate love’s ecstasy;
To return home at eventide with gratitude;
And then to sleep with a prayer for the beloved in your heart and a song of praise upon your lips.

 

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The Happy Book Week 3

I have never given much thought to happiness because I find happiness in all the little moments of life. But as I am blogging about being happy I have become more aware of the many nuances of happiness.

At the Authentic Happiness website you can fill out a questionnaire to find out  the inventory of your Authentic Happiness. You can also read the article on the New Science of Happiness in Times Magazine. Also check out Gretchen Rubin’s # 1 New York Times Bestseller The Happiness Project.

So what does happiness mean to you? To me it means savoring all the moments of our lives. With all of its ups and downs it is a magnificent life!  Here are some of this week’s happy moments:

Taking on the task of clearing my inbox of 10000+ emails. Definitely a Woohoo moment! A big check mark on my declutter list.

Buying yellow/orange tulips in a pot for my daughter Safia. They are her favorite flowers! My sister planted tulips in my garden when I was pregnant with Safia who was born in March the following year. The tulips bloom every year around that time and Safia loves the day when she gets to see them each spring.

Finished reading The Four Agreements, the first book I wanted to read for 2010. I love incorporating the first agreement into my daily life.

Everyday and always I cherish spending time with my children. They make my heart feel so full.

Lots more but I am happy to stop here so I can go have a happy lunch.

Wishing you a Happy Week wherever you are! 🙂

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The Happy Book Journey

The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom (A Toltec Wisdom Book)

 

Totally enjoying being part of the Happy Book Journey over at Jamie’s. Spreading  Happy feels good!

I love this quote on Happiness:

Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace and gratitude. Denis Waitley

Lots of things make me very happy. This week I loved rereading The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz. I have decided to really pay attention to the First Agreement in my daily practice.

This is the first Agreement: Be impeccable with your word. It sounds really huge so I came up with 4 affirmations that make it easy for me to understand this agreement:

I plant seeds of love.

I create my own heaven.

I think and speak words of  love and freedom.

I am happy and grateful to be me.

 

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