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Update on Coach KishaLynn’s Lent Fast 2014

 
A quick #‎Lent2014‬ update. I am proud of myself that I’ve been successfully eating a clean, healthy
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Phytochemical Berry Smoothie–It’s What’s For Breakfast!


diet of whole, unprocessed foods since Lent, and have continued my pre-Lent, post-allergic reaction eating plan, which includes abstaining from ALL sugar (except fruit), most meats (except seafood), most grains (except rice), starches such as beans and potatoes and NO COFFEE. Also, I’m chuggin’ water everyday like I just hiked the Sahara! (Shout out to Christopher Robin from Integro Health).

As I said last week, the proof is in the kale! My body is healing itself, I feel nourished (not sick) after eating, my skin is almost back to its pre-allergic reaction state, and yes, the number on the scale is smaller (215 if that matters to ya!). It’s been a long time since I felt this good. Perhaps even forever. 

Since it’s ‪#‎ThankYouThursday‬, and since I’m incredibly grateful every day of the week, I’ve gotta thank my wife, Chef Shelli, who has managed to make seafood and veggies a culinary luxury this past week! I’m so blessed to have you boo!! 

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Chef Shelli whips up fish and veggies for dinner

The biggest challenge so far has been eating food that is alive/raw. I’m eating more cooked whole foods than I intended. Produce pretty much sucks right now in terms of quality and flavor, and my stomach doesn’t digest raw veggies very well. So, I think I bit off a little more than I can (not) chew by fasting from dead foods. That’s ok–I’m still sacrificing/abstaining from plenty and learning a great deal from it. And, I’m sticking to everything else in the program, including drinking water and fresh homemade smoothies only and not chewing gum. *sniff* 

Luckily, I haven’t been craving anything (except gum), nor do I really miss or dining out or any processed foods I used to eat. I’ve been able to plan ahead, and bring my own snacks and meals to restaurant meetings and outings.

Again, I’m very proud of myself. If you’re doing anything to contribute to your own state of health and well-being, via Lent or otherwise, then I’M PROUD OF YOU TOO. Cuz this shit ain’t easy…and it’s rarely fun. *back pats all around*

Coach KishaLynn’s Lent Fast 2014

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It’s the season of Lent (March 5-April 17, 2014). I will be continuing my annual tradition of participating in Lent as a non-religious personal development practice.

Over the years I’ve fasted from all types of things I enjoy, such as alcohol (2009), candy, soda and gum (2010), Facebook (2011), sleeping in (2012), and my who could forget my iPhone/iPad Lent Fast of 2013. All were difficult and yet satisfying in their own ways.

This year my Lent fast will be from DEAD, PROCESSED FOODS! With that said, for the six weeks of Lent I will only consume foods that are:

WHOLE: Foods that have been processed or refined as little as possible and are free from preservatives, additives, and other artificial substances. Foods that are a product of nature/grow that way.

Basically, barcode-free food–no boxes, cans, bags, bottles, tubs, or packages.

Exceptions:

  • Plain rice–brown or wild. No white rice. No “seasoned mixes”. The only ingredient listed should be “Rice”.

  • Raw Kombucha

  • Seasonings–salt, herbs and spices. Read labels–no more than 3 ingredients should be listed on any labels, and they should all be whole foods.

  • Healthy fats–Extra virgin olive oil and organic coconut oil only

  • Other packaged whole foods such as nuts, seeds, legumes, in limited amounts. Again, no more than 3 ingredients should be listed on any labels, and they should all be whole foods.

LIVING: Foods that are organic and mostly raw/still alive.

Exceptions:

  • Seafoods–FRESH (not canned) fish and shellfish permitted, prepared cleanly (baked, poached or sautéed in healthy fats).

  • Soups made with fresh, organic, whole food ingredients

HOMEMADE: Fresh foods prepared by hand in a kitchen.

Exception:

Because I know of at least two occasions where I’ll be traveling during Lent, I’m permitting the sole indulgence of limiting dining out to no more than 3 times during the Lent fast. Whole and living requirements still apply for dining out, so make it count!

DRINKS: Water (80 ounces or more per day), smoothies consisting of fresh, whole, living food ingredients, and unsweetened herbal teas only.

SOUNDS FUN, DON’T IT!?!?

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LOOK AT ALL THE FOODS I CAN EAT!!

Yeah…so, here’s Four Reasons Why This Will Suck

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    Lent isn’t supposed to be easy–the spirit of Lent is to fast–deny oneself of certain pleasures for the purposes of personal purification and greater spiritual good. In some ways, it’s meant to suck.

  1. This is going to require me to use more focus and planning to make creative and strategic use of my time and money resources where I’m already struggling to manage both.

  1. Most people I know don’t fast or observe Lent. So on top of being surrounded by people that are eating all the stuff I can’t, I’ll constantly be explaining why I’m not and dealing with peer pressure!

  1. I can’t chew gum. :’(

But on the other hand, here’s Four Reasons Why This Will Be Awesome

  1. I won’t feel sick after eating!

  2. I will very likely lose weight, even though that’s not the overall goal.

  3. I’ll be more mindful about eating.

  4. I’ll learn to cook more.

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What I Intend To Take Away From This
Every other Lent fast has been a temporary experiment in discipline, restraint and self-exploration. This year, I am using Lent as springboard into a permanent new lifestyle of clean, healthy eating of REAL food. The idea is NOT to go back to eating and drinking shitty crap on April 18. Rather, my aim is to develop a new habit of preferring and choosing to eat foods that nourish my body and make me feel great.

I’m excited! I’ve already been eating a highly restricted diet due to a serious food allergy reaction I suffered from in February, which effectively served as an “ease-in” to Lent and a new nutrition lifestyle.

I’m gonna chew all the gum I can over the next few days, then it’s on!

I’m sharing this in case anyone out there wants to either join in with me, or be a supporter by checking in on me occasionally and cheering me on (or at least not tempting me to break the fast). Who’s in!? Please comment below, and feel free to share this and spread the word.

I don’t do very well blogging my reflections during Lent. If you want to keep up with how it’s going, then look to social media for regular updates, especially on Facebook. I’ll use the hashtag #Lent2014 in related posts. icon smile Coach KishaLynns Lent Fast 2014

Create a beautiful day!

Coach KishaLynn

 

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KL’s Words of Wisdom-Use Your Best Judgment

Before you go, please share below how using good judgment has benefitted you in the past. Or if you’re brave, share the experience that bad judgment gave you! :) 

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KishaLynn Elliott is a Certified Life and Relationship Coach that inspires single lesbians, professionals, and entrepreneurs to find their equals in love and life. She’s the CEO of This Stuff’s Working! L.L.C. As an inspirational speaker, writer and radio host, she teaches groups and individuals around the globe her proven techniques for manifesting their burning desires. Her self-help e-book, A D.R.E.A.M. Comes True: 5 Steps to Planning and Creating Your Personal Success Story NOW! was a #1 Bestseller in the Spirituality/New Age/Reference category on Amazon Kindle. Visit www.bitly.com/chatwithkl to set up a free 30-minute “Get To Know” consultation with KishaLynn to explore a variety of coaching supports. Or, join the This Stuff’s Working! mailing list atwww.bitly.com/tswjoin to stay connected.

VIDEO: KL’s Words of Wisdom–Stop Knowing The Bad

Before you go, please comment below with 1-2 good things you’re choosing to know now for yourself! 

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KishaLynn Elliott is a Certified Life and Relationship Coach that inspires single lesbians, professionals, and entrepreneurs to find their equals in love and life. She’s the CEO of This Stuff’s Working! L.L.C. As an inspirational speaker, writer and radio host, she teaches groups and individuals around the globe her proven techniques for manifesting their burning desires. Her self-help e-book, A D.R.E.A.M. Comes True: 5 Steps to Planning and Creating Your Personal Success Story NOW! was a #1 Bestseller in the Spirituality/New Age/Reference category on Amazon Kindle. Visit www.bitly.com/chatwithkl to set up a free 30-minute “Get To Know” consultation with KishaLynn to explore a variety of coaching supports. Or, join the This Stuff’s Working! mailing list at www.bitly.com/tswjoin to stay connected.

VIDEO: KL’s Words of Wisdom–Wisdom Is The Best Dumb

Don’t just watch and go! Please comment below to share what dumb moment you’ve turned into wisdom! 

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KishaLynn Elliott is a Certified Life and Relationship Coach that inspires single lesbians, professionals, and entrepreneurs to find their equals in love and life. She’s the CEO of This Stuff’s Working! L.L.C. As an inspirational speaker, writer and radio host, she teaches groups and individuals around the globe her proven techniques for manifesting their burning desires. Her self-help e-book, A D.R.E.A.M. Comes True: 5 Steps to Planning and Creating Your Personal Success Story NOW! was a #1 Bestseller in the Spirituality/New Age/Reference category on Amazon Kindle. Visit www.bitly.com/chatwithkl to set up a free 30-minute “Get To Know” consultation with KishaLynn to explore a variety of coaching supports. Or, join the This Stuff’s Working! mailing list at www.bitly.com/tswjoin to stay connected.

Happy Anniversary This Stuff’s Working!

Happy Anniversary Rose Happy Anniversary This Stuffs Working!August 1, 2013 marks This Stuff’s Working!’s one year anniversary in business.

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TO US!

YES US! This company simply couldn’t have been born or be raised without the incredible love and support of my friends, family, associates, clients, subscribers, followers, fans, and connections who have read, liked, commented, shared, and invested in my books, coaching, and programs, nor without those who have coached, mentored and saved me in various ways.

Despite immense challenges and obstacles, I’m still here, and I’m still going, and there’s no sign of me ever stopping the journey to manifest my vision to make DREAMs come true as a coach, inspire singles to find their equals in love and life, write and publish popular, compelling blogs, articles and books, deliver powerful inspirational talks and facilitate effective meetings and retreats.

25% of new businesses fail in the 1st year according to the US Small Business Association.

My business isn’t one of them. THIS STUFF’S WORKING!

Here I am. Here we are. We’ve come a mighty long way and there’s much more of a journey to travel. I still have a long way to go and grow as an entrepreneur. This Stuff’s Working! L.L.C. has a lot of work to do to fulfill its mission of helping people live the life they desire.

“If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.” ― Martin Luther King Jr.

I was thinking: what’s the best way to commemorate this anniversary that reflects all that we’ve accomplished together, and paves a way for all we’ll do from here?

Inspiration struck, and the results are right here. Go look right now. You DO NOT want to miss the AWESOMENESS behind this link. After you’ve had a look, please be sure to leave a comment so that I know you stopped by and saw my special surprise!

From my heart to yours, I thank you, I celebrate you, and I love you. In my next email, I’ll share the vision for where we’re going in Year 2 and beyond. But for now, let’s just breathe, savor and celebrate this beautiful moment in unity. *inhale, exhale*

Then, let’s forge ahead and D.R.E.A.M. on together.

“He who would learn to fly one day must first learn to stand and walk and run and climb and dance; one cannot fly into flying.”― Friedrich Nietzsche

Until soon…

Always Believing In You,

Coach KishaLynn

P.S. Only 66% of startups survive Year 2. I intend to be one of them. You support makes the difference. Please keep following, keep reading, keep responding and reaching out for help, keep investing in yourself, your businesses and organizations with me, and please please please keep sharing the messages, spreading the word, making referrals, writing reviews and testimonials. I can’t do it without you, nor could I have done any of this. <3

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KL’s LoveNotes #28: Don’t Stop, Don’t Give Up, Don’t Quit

 KLs LoveNotes #28: Dont Stop, Dont Give Up, Dont Quit

Persistence is the #1 element to success in any goal, including manifesting love. If you give up on the plan and process of attracting the love you want, then it gives up on you. Don’t. Give. Up.

Even if you fail at first, or tenth.

Even if it’s hard.

Even if it’s taking longer than you’d hoped.

Don’t stop. 

Don’t give up. 

Don’t quit. 

If you want to take a break, take a break. If you don’t want to look proactively, that’s fine. There’s all kind of paths that can lead to love. No one said you had to remain on one in particular. Just keep your heart open to what you want to receive. 

The bottom line is to still and always hold in your mind (where all things, including love, are created) genuine desire for and belief in the love you want.

Don’t ever, ever, ever give up. There is always more love and more to love.

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This post concludes this series of KL’s LoveNotes. If you followed the series, I hope it added value to your vision of love for your life. If any of these spoke to you, or worked for you, please reach out and let me know.

KishaLynn Elliott is a coach, inspirational speaker, and author of the bestselling e-book A D.R.E.A.M. Comes True: 5 Steps to Planning and Creating Your Personal Success Story NOW! She teaches single lesbians to Find Your Equal in love and in life. If you are ready for true love, schedule a free initial consultation and let’s work together…to get her.

KL’s LoveNotes #27: Take Karali’s Online Dating Advice

 KLs LoveNotes #27: Take Karalis Online Dating Advice

 

I know online dating is huge these days. A study by researchers in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences says that more than 1/3 of marriages in the U.S. begin with online dating

So, what kind of relationship coach would I be if I didn’t offer at least one LoveNote around online dating strategies?

Every one of my LoveNotes so far has been crafted and shared from my heart, and from my personal experience. I’ve applied all of them in my own life, and have created an extraordinary and lasting love with my partner of seven years and my wife of five. We didn’t meet online. Our meeting was just one of those right place, right time things that happened to me after I implemented the very same tips I’ve shared in these LoveNotes.

But, in April 2013, fate arranged for me to be soaking in a hot tub with a delightful woman who had recently found the love of her life online. Her name is Karali. She was sharing some of the lessons she’d learned from years of online dating. She said she had it down to a science. I asked her for permission to share some of her insights and she said yes! So, with no further ado, I bring you:

Karali’s Online Dating Advice 

1. Don’t judge a profile by its picture. Go only by what they wrote and only see whose profile or letter reflects something you clearly have in common. Pictures are basically projections of what we think we see anyway.

2. Don’t invest a lot of time in prolonged email exchanges. Set up a phone conversation after just three or so emails. This helps prevent building people up in your mind and ending up disillusioned.

3. Consider anyone who is a strong writer, who has something interesting about them, who has things in common with you. It helps to consider a WIDE variety of types of people online. I believed that that my mind didn’t hold all the answers here.

4. Just because you consider a wide variety doesn’t mean you invest time in meeting each person. Again, screen them on the phone. After 15-30 mins talking, you can generally tell very clearly if there is a vibe between you. For me, if they talked too much, were argumentative (or made me feel argumentative), only talked about concrete events (as opposed to what they learned), then it was clear it wasn’t a good match.

5. After the phone conversation there is a decision point. You’ll now how you feel from talking to them. If you don’t like them and they ask you on a date, the kindest thing to do is to tell them in a gentle way that you feel it’s not a good match. Thank them for spending the time speaking with you.

6. If you need it, take the time to think about it. Say you want to digest the conversation and think about it and you will write them back soon. Don’t rush. Don’t feel pressure to please. Even if it was a pleasant conversation and you don’t want to hurt their feelings, it’s much more kind to be clear upfront than to leave them wondering. Though daring and awkward, anyway you slice it, weeding out the Nos is part of the process.

7. Trust your gut and your heart. You don’t need to look into their eyes to feel what opens up in a conversation. However, you don’t always know while on the phone. It might take a day or two after a conversation to get a feeling. Keep your head out of this. It takes some time and experience to get good at being open to a broader spectrum while also being able to trust your instincts.

8. If you feel excited about someone, even at the email stage, consider putting off other suitors until you thoroughly check out your main interest. Energetically, it can be difficult to keep up multiple conversations.

9. Online dating can be a bit of a roller-coaster, and even disillusioning at times. Try your best to keep your emotions and hormones in check to avoid multiple disappointments.

10. Meeting in person takes a lot of energy. Save it for the ones you’ve really screened. Then, be open to meeting lovely people and having positive experiences, even if you know they aren’t going to be serious relationships. Be game for learning through having fun with someone.

If online dating is your strategy of choice, then happy surfing and let me know how it goes! 

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KishaLynn Elliott is a coach, inspirational speaker, and author of the bestselling e-book A D.R.E.A.M. Comes True: 5 Steps to Planning and Creating Your Personal Success Story NOW! She teaches single lesbians to Find Your Equal in love and in life. If you are ready for true love, schedule a free initial consultation and let’s work together…to get her.

KL’s LoveNotes #26: Use Your Resources

 KLs LoveNotes #26: Use Your Resources

 

If you’re serious about finding true love as soon as possible, then you’re gonna have to use your resources. This is easier with an actual plan for love in place that thinks through some of the relevant resources you possess, including: 

Financial Resources: How much money can you invest on related expenses such as clothing, social activities, online dating site membership fees, working with a life coach, etc?

Time Resources: How much time can you commit each day/week/month to implementing your plan, going on dates, etc. What are some ways you can leverage your time resources more effectively to increase your chances of being exposed to your ideal partner?

People Resources: Do you want to involve others in this process? Is there someone of interest that you want to connect with? People are your best resource in this process–build relationships, and as appropriate, tap into them to explore and create better options for yourself. If you choose to let people know what you are seeking, they’ll automatically start scanning their mental Rolodex to find it, or keep their eyes tuned for it.

Information Resources: These can be used to fill your life with opportunities for love. There is so much you can learn, online and off. Research things do to. Find specific people to meet. Discover new places to go. Study the art of flirting, dating, loving, and building a strong, healthy, lasting relationship or marriage.

You are working on attracting here. Attraction is a give and take. You are creating more of what you want, taking it into your life in alignment with what you ask for, and what you give in return. Use your resources to your full advantage. That’s what they are there for.

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KishaLynn Elliott is a coach, inspirational speaker, and author of the bestselling e-book A D.R.E.A.M. Comes True: 5 Steps to Planning and Creating Your Personal Success Story NOW! She teaches single lesbians to Find Your Equal in love and in life. If you are ready for true love, schedule a free initial consultation and let’s work together…to get her.