Monday, August 13, 2012

Tiny Buddha Article

A Tiny Buddha article caught my eye today ... titled "40 Ways to Feel More Alive" written by Lori Deschene ~
(so much so that I have posted this blog entry on both my blogs because I feel is suits life ... my life ... right now)

She starts off her article with a quote from Joseph Campbell:
 “I don’t believe people are looking for the meaning of life as much as they are looking for the experience of being alive.” 

The experience of being alive ~ so true ... this is what I have been missing of late ... Both my blogs have in their title "High on Life" ... which to me means the essence of "being elevated in the experience of being alive" ... so I have to live up to my "motto".  Over the years it has become a struggle at points ~ from losing people - family and friends, both physically and emotionally ~ to feeling lost in that search of "joy - being alive - simply being happy".  

I loved this simple article because of that - it gave 40 simple ways to increase the feeling of being alive ... the author stresses that yes this is quite the list but not one to make us feel daunted but merely a good list ... the point is to "do something".

I like that ... I can pick one of these points ... and do ... be proactive ... and who knows maybe it will start a trend.  A positive trend in "doing" things to feel more alive ... sounds like an upbeat idea to me.   

What would be one point you would add to your list?  What is something you could do ... something simple ... to start or add to your foundation of feeling ALIVE?!  I would love to read what others may add to their lists. :)   

Being alive ... breathe deep ... feels good.  :) 

20. Make a list of things you think you’d enjoy, and then pick one you’ve never done to try this weekend.

Kind of along the line of this number #20 on the list in the article I know one thing I could add to the list:  

1. Find an activity you have always wanted to do more or do more of and search out how to get involved.

I am part of our city's meetup groups and I recently joined the "TheatreGoers Club" ~ Kevin and I do enjoy live theatre in many forms and thought this would be a good fit.  So far we have gone to a comedy Improv show at Varscona Theatre, and attended the "Cirque du Soleil - Quidam" show this last weekend - made some new friends and are planning to go to a few upcoming "Fringe Shows" with the same group.   This has been one good step in feeling ALIVE.  

We also attend a coffee group night with a meetup group ~ again the simple act of sitting and chatting with different people and sharing experiences ... ALIVE.

What could you add on your list? 
 Cheers :)  

Friday, August 10, 2012

My Celiac Bracelet ...

My sister is a jewelry designer and I asked her to make me a bracelet ... I had seen one on-line on a site a while back and I knew she could knock out something I would love to wear.

This is my new celiac bracelet:


Thanks Sis ...

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Second Cup ... A GF Find :)

I wanted to report a good experience at the Second Cup - 8902 149 Street Northwest location - The owner AJ was giving out samples of cakes they are carrying ~ of course being celiac and gluten intolerant ~ my guy and I had to decline. 
He came back to our table with a packaged biscotti he wanted me to try - he just started carrying - plans on bringing in another flavor as well ~ it was so awesome! When I hesitated because the packaging was clear so I could not read it ~ he went and got the box so I could see that it had gluten free on the side of the box ~ I didn't take pictures but will be going back again for coffee soon and I can have a biscotti with my coffee!!! 
It's a start ... just want to advertise and hopefully others will go to this Second Cup location and others because of this and maybe they will start carrying even more gluten free goodies for us to have with our coffee and teas!  :) 
Certainly made this Celiac Girl Smile :)  Thank you AJ from Second Cup :)