“Is it a Full Moon out?”

Happy New Moon!

Some are prolly like “happy new moon? this a celebration?” Yes! A celebration of new beginnings, new intentions you’d like to create & develop and to make manifest. These are all things to celebrate. I’m going to share with you how I look at the moon and try to inform you. You might look at the Moon differently.

A new moon is the phase of the moon when it is in conjunction with the sun and invisible from earth, or shortly thereafter when it appears as a slender crescent. The moon go through different phases as it orbits the Earth. It’s eight phases but I’m going to talk about a few that I acknowledge for moon magic manifestation! New Moon, Waxing Moon/First Quarter, Full Moon, & Waning Moon/Last Quarter.

New Moon

Wonderful time to set new intentions, meet new people, travel far or near, let your creativity come out for new projects, getting more clarity in situations in your life. I like to write down any ideas, goals, dreams, wishes I have. Things I want to work on. I sit by my altar light some candles and meditate. Saying a affirmation like “I can, I will”.

Waxing Moon/First Quarter

Waxing Moon looks like a crescent. When you can finally see the brightness of the moon. Soak in that brightness. Use the brightness to lead the way to your new intentions you set with the New Moon.

First Quarter is when the moon is In a 90 degree angle with Earth and the Sun. Looking like a Half Moon. Half way to the Full Moon. Take this time to reflect on these new intentions you set at the New Moon. How are you treating these intentions? Are you taking small steps to achieve these goals? What do you need to do to take it there? Gather information, post little notes around the home to remind you what you need to accomplish. Let’s get it!

Full Moon

The Earth, Moon and sub are in total alignment. Just like the New Moon but on the opposite of Earth. So it’s nice and bright. You should be feeling strong energies around this time. This affects ocean tides, animals, plants and human behavior. We all know that “It must be a full moon out” saying. Take this time to heal yourself. Enjoy yourself. Pay attention to what you feel. If you feel something is blocking you from your good attentions. Find out what they are and release it.

Waning Moon/ Last Quarter

The Moon is getting ready to journey back to the New Moon. It’s all about getting things in order. Preparing for new intentions. Making sure you’re organized, planning, thinking. Did you achieve your goals, dreams or wishes? If you didn’t, what held you back? Get rid of that trait, person, object or whatever that thing is. Positive energy is key. Affirmation idea: “Let in positivity, let go of negativity” Take time to cleanse your home, work space and most importantly yourself. Take a salt bath, light some candles.

 

During these moon phases. I burn sage or palo santo depending what mood I’m in. I also drink herbal teas and take salt baths. Taking care of yourself is key! I also have a variety of crystals I set on my altar, along with a candle that I burn.

These are something’s I do and learned. I’m still learning, so bare with me. I believe everything on this Earth is here with purpose. We all have the sources to manifest. This is how I came up with my new logo. Manifesting new ideas and researching. Those Moons symbolize Goddess.

If you are clear with what you want, if you believe, have faith and most importantly love yourself. Great things to anything will come! I got this information from Google and Many Moons Workbook by Modern Women. Feel free to search and discover your own magic!

Chicken Noodle Soup with a Soda on the side!

It’s officially soup season y’all! It’s cold out so keep warm with this hearty Chicken Noodle soup. Any time I hear chicken noodle soup I automatically think of that lil mama song! *Chicken noodle soup! chicken noodle soup! chicken noodle soup with a soda on the side!* Enjoy!

 

sautee them veggies

brown your chicken, mine was acting stubborn

season and simmer

shred chicken

add your noodles and eat up!

Chicken Noodle Soup

Ingredients

  • 4 Chicken Thighs (Bone In or Boneless, Skin Removed)
  • 3 Celery Stalks, diced
  • 3 Whole Carrots, peeled & diced
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 tbsp Oregano
  • 32oz Low Sodium Chicken Broth
  • 8oz Egg Noodles, cooked (keep a cup or 2 of pasta water)
  • 1 tbsp Olive Oil
  • Salt and Pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Heat your soup pot or dutch oven with olive oil to medium heat. Toss in your celery, carrots and onions. Season with a pinch of salt and pepper. Cook and stir 5 minutes.
  2. Add your garlic cook 1 minute. Stir everything together then push to the side making a well in the middle. Season your chicken lightly with salt and pepper and place in the middle (add a little more oil if needed) Cook each side 3 minutes, until browned.
  3. Sprinkle in your oregano, stir. Add your chicken broth. Stir and bring to a boil. Turn down to medium low heat and simmer for 30 minutes.
  4. Take out your chicken, remove bone and shred. Add chicken back and add your noodles and pasta water if you need more liquid.
  5. Stir everything up, add more salt or pepper if needed. Top with fresh parsley and enjoy!
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Creating Healthy Habits

Its super easy to get side tracked and be on your phone all day scrolling through Instagram or checking your Facebook. “I’m going to sleep now” *scrolls through Instagram for 2 hours* we have all been there. Studies shown that the “blue light” your phone and tablets give off messes up your melatonin. Which disrupts your sleep along with a bunch other health problems. Try clicking night mode on your phone if you have to be on it. Or don’t use your electronics an hour before bed. If electronics wasn’t enough then we have these food decisions. It’s easy to grab a dozen doughnuts than that super green smoothie. Fried or baked decisions. Candy or nuts. So many decisions! It’s so much easier to go that not so good route.

What I’m getting at is that we all should create healthy habits. Not saying give up all social media and quit doughnuts! Doughnuts done nothing to us 🙂 Let’s just create a balance between it all. Life is all about balance. I love to turn up and party but I also sit my butt down and relax. It definitely keeps me sane.

My healthy habits are waking up early and being thankful to see another day. I meditate for 10 minutes. Cook me a breakfast. See what my plans are for the day. I go to the gym for 30 minutes. Do what I need to do for the day and somewhere in there I take 1 hour with no electronics! I usually read or go outside with my dog. Also by trying to go to bed at the same time every night. It’s hard especially with the way my night schedule is set. But days I’m off, I go to bed same time. It took me awhile to get this routine down pack and sometimes it doesn’t go as planned. That’s life. But these healthy habits done so much for me as far as focusing, feeling a lot better and getting sh*t done!

Find your own healthy habits! Be creative, do what you need to help yourself. To love yourself. You really get to know yourself by disciplining yourself for the greater good. Hope this inspires you to create Healthy Habits.

 

“let’s focus on the good”