I’ll Have One of Those Please

Limitless.

Great movie from 2011, starring Bradley Cooper. I’m watching it again – right now.

Remember that moment when Cooper’s character enters his apartment after ingesting his first mysterious pill, shuts the door and says “Who lives like this?” and then proceeds to clean at superhero speed?

Yeah. limitless-bradley-cooper

I’ll have one of those please.

The vacuum cleaner isn’t working quite right, and the cats have demolished the den… and then there’s my room. And laundry. And it’s Monday. Pfft.

Funny the things you notice in a movie the second, third, or fourth time around.

The first time I saw Limitless, I was mesmerized by his mental acuity. But today, on a dreary, rainy Monday filled to the brim with household chores that I swear are nagging me (can’t you hear them?) – I zone in on the disdain he suddenly develops over his living conditions and the instant motivation and speed with which he drastically changes his surroundings, and therefore his life.

Let’s write a book in four days? Heaven.

Now back to the movie.

 

Everything Must Die

“For a seed to achieve its greatest expression, it must come completely undone. The shell cracks, its insides come out and everything changes. To someone who doesn’t understand growth, it would look like complete destruction.” (Cynthia Occelli)

The first step in seed germination is the absorption of water, to the point of rupture.

Sounds painful, but that’s the point where new growth begins.

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It reminds me of the Death card in Tarot. Everyone tends to think that it means true physical death, but it actually signifies the death of something less tangible – although equally important – such as a belief, a relationship, an attitude, a phase, a stage of life, a job, even something seemingly as innocuous as an interest.

In the cyclical nature of everything that is, everything must die in order to make room for the new.

When we hold on to beliefs, attitudes, and relationships that no longer serve us or anyone else, then we are putting obstacles in our own path.

We stop growing as spiritual beings.

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Recommended:

Cultivating Healthy Self-Worth by Cynthia Occelli.

 

No time to make dessert? Try this!!!

Cannot wait to try this crockpot cake from IcingOnThePage.com!

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Icing on the Page

You ever have those days where time is not on your side. You’re running around like a chicken with its head cut off, doing a million and two things, but cant seem to find an extra minute to put together dessert for that evening.

Trust me; we’ve all been there and we all dread those moments when we realize that we don’t have another second to put aside.

Well fear no longer! I came upon a recipe that makes a scrumptious dessert with little to no effort. Simply throw the ingredients into a crock pot and let time do its thing. Come back to eat and enjoy!

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Crockpot Cake

Prep Time: 10 min

Cook Time: 2.5-3 hours

Ingredients

Cake

1 box Betty Crocker™ SuperMoist™ chocolate fudge cake mix*
1 1/4 cups milk
1/2 cup vegetable oil
3 eggs

Filling

1 box (4-serving size) instant chocolate pudding and pie filling…

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