Friday, October 30, 2009

Day 4- French toast with Pears and Pomegranate sauce

Kelley and I had a beautiful breakfast with the kids. Sid is so much fun! We LOVED our french toast and Sid was sliding his pieces of french toast all over the sauce, he couldn't get enough. This one made the grade for sure.

French toast with pears and pomegranate sauce

1 cup whole milk
5 large eggs
1 tsp cinnamon
2 tsp vanilla
4- 3/4 inch slices of egg bread ( I used texas toast)
2 ripe ajou or bartlet pears, firm yet ripe, cored and cut into slices
2 tbs butter
1 cup of pomegranate juice
3/4 cup golden brown sugar

  • whisk together milk, eggs, 3/4 tsp of cinnamon and vanilla in a baking dish. Add the slices on bread and let them soak up the egg mixture, about 3 minutes on each side.
  • In a skillet melt 1 tbs of butter and add the pears, cook on med-high until the pears become soft.
  • In a pan melt 1 tbs of butter and add the pom juice, remaining cinnamon, and brown sugar, simmer over med-high heat until the sauce thickens a bit and becomes like syrup, about 8 minutes.
  • In a skillet cook the soaked bread slices about 4 minutes per side until cooked.
  • Top french toast with pears and sauce, and enjoy. YUM!

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Day 3- So much to love

There is so much to love in my life that the abundance experience has been an effortless undertaking. The sati series I just finished up was all about abundance. One of the declarations is "abundance is my inheritance". If you really believe this, and claim your inheritance it is waiting for you.

What you seek you find.

The question is what are you seeking? If you are looking for abundance in every area of your life it has a beautiful way of showing up no matter what the external circumstances are. It is the state of mind that you take on that allows you to find it. Commitment to living in abundance, without an attachment to the outcome, is what brings it into your life. Another declaration in this series is " I appreciate, and then I wait." Are you willing to hold fast to your state of mind, and practice patience. No matter what seems to be happening in your world, will you stand strong and trust that all will be well, that abundance is coming, no matter what! I love the no matter what promise, it stands for determination and perseverance. If you don't give up on yourself, your dream, it is sure to come about.

Abundance has come to me in so many ways in the last 3 days. My car is on its last wheel and though I've wanted a new one for some time, my hubby has pushed for us to carry on with the junker. It is acting up again and when I called him yesterday to tell him he said "what do you want to do?" I said "Get a new car!" His response? "I think we should get you a new car, you really deserve it." You know what, I agree. And it feels so good that he offered this up and now we are looking for one. Abundance!

My first Sigh yoga IntenSati class is on Monday. It is full, and there is a WAITING list! Abundance!

I haven't written because I have had an Abundance of client appts. Wow, it is showing up everywhere and I am so grateful for all of it.

Monday night was my first new meal and I made Lime and Honey glazed Salmon with Basmati rice and Broccoli. It was a great dish, a bit sweet and my husband doesn't love sweet for dinner so this recipe didn't make the grade. I already decided I would only share the awesome ones and since this was ok but not terrific I will pass on writing it up here.

I am off to my sister's for breakfast tomorrow and we will be making French toast with Pears and Pomegranate sauce. We'll see how it does and if it passes the share test (it must be a minimum of an 8 on a scale of 1-10). So excited to be trying these new things.

Have a day filled with abundance, L-

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Pre-pave- Day 30

My #1 desire for today:

I finish up my month of pre-paving in style and get ready to roll into a month of abundance!


Style baby, Style. I got in the last of these beautiful 30 days and I am so excited to start up a new experience. Trust me, I will be pre-paving away in the mean time and the coming month will be abundant!

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Pre-pave- Day 29

My #1 desire for today:

I sleep in and rest myself this morning and I don't get out of bed until I am good and ready! I have fun things planned for my day off and I take my time getting prepped for the day. It feels luxurious and indulgent to give myself this nothing but me time.


Oooh, the luxury. I didn't get out of bed until 11am. Seriously! I LOVED it, and I took a nice long bath and enjoyed the morning snuggling with Matt and not feeling rushed to get anywhere at all.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Pre-pave- Day 28 is the new '30'

We are nearing the end of a very successful 30 day experience. In the last 28 days of designing my life I increased my income by $1200 this month, I enrolled a full fall program, I rocked out a packed Intensati class at Lululemon, and booked IntenSati at Sigh yoga studio, I lost 5 of those pesky pounds I wanted off me, and I loved every minute of it!

Pre-paving has made an incredible impact in how I go about my day and allowed mindfulness to enter my life on a daily basis. I always believed that I lived with intention, and I do, but when you get disciplined in setting aside time each morning to "intend" your day there is a deeper connection with your spirit and how you are BEING in the world is elevated to soaring heights. As far as my biggest dream is concerned (which is Sati available all over the Midwest) I have accomplished more in the last 30 days with this practice than I have in the 10 months preceding. This is the possibility that comes from pre-paving your daily design.

That written, I will continue to pre-pave, I still have 6 weeks left in my manifesting course and I am so excited, but you have seen enough to understand the beauty of it and you might even be thinking "Whew, I can't keep up, Lisa is blogging EVERY DAY!"

No worries, I am moving on, and posts will be perfectly timed.

One point, I have changed my list. I would rather revel in what I have accomplished than feel badly that I haven't gotten through half my list when I am 9 months in (remember that ashram part, my 30 days of meditation turned into 3 months). Also, I have actually integrated what I wrote in January " We need to change valuing things for valuing experiences. " I think for me even the effort of taking on a 30 day challenge can be valuing something over valuing the experience. With yoga I wanted flexibility, with my spending freeze I wanted more money, with no TV I wanted more productivity...however with my pre-pave I wanted to experience loving my life AS I was living it.

I desire more of this so from here on out I will incorporate this into my experi(ences). This is all just a grand build up of suspense to what the next 30 is, of course, and there is more (build up). One of the things I love about changing this is that I am able to see how much I've grown this year. If things didn't shift here, how would they shift elsewhere in my life.

I am so grateful to be able to see the lessons I've learned so clearly, how much I truly value living my life over trying to get something or somewhere in my life. The 30 day experiment has morphed into an experience not an accomplishment, and some of the questions I started with at the beginning of the year have been answered, but not all. I still don't know how it will impact my life to virtually erase my carbon footprint, de-clutter my life daily, have sex every day, make a new meal, or ride my bike everywhere for 30 days.

However, now I want to have the experience of it instead of the accomplishment of it. It is more like making a 'To think' list than a 'T0 do (or not do)' list. "What is my state of mind, my perspective?" Rather than, "Am I checking off my box that I did or didn't do this, did I accomplish it?"

Point 2, my new title, this is not by best shot anymore, this is it, I am doing it and I am taking it on in 30-24 hour increments at a time. I am experiencing as opposed to experimenting. Hence the new name! (well the url stays the same for simplicity purposes but the title of the blog changed)

In honor of these insights, and Thanksgiving, my next 30 day experience is all about abundance.

For 30 days I am living abundance and I will find it wherever I look. One of the ways I will find it in the 30 days is creating an abundance of new meals that I have wanted to try and haven't yet. So this is my "old" 30 days of new meals, and it looks a bit different. I might not create a new meal each day but during this experience I will try an abundance of new things I haven't and go through my some odd 45 recipes that I have been collecting and wanted to try but didn't have enough time (see lack). There is no lack this month. I have abundance and it will come to me in more ways than new meals. But I promise to share the ones I try, and the experience of it. There are some doozies that will blow Matt out of the water, like Gnocchi with Oxtail rag u, and some that he will be more than hesitant to try, Butternut squash soup, but I am expecting an abundance of compliments no matter what I make.

This was my #1 desire for today, to share this with you and offer up my gratitude for reading my words and letting me share my life with you, thank you.

And so my recap reads: Success!

Love and abundance to you,

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Pre-pave- day 27

My #1 desire for today:


Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Pre-pave- Day 26

My # 1 desire for today:

Today I gratefully receive all the gifts life has to offer me!


YES! Intensati will be coming to Sigh yoga, and it will most likely be even MORE than one class/week. I received a beautiful e-mail from the owner today. She is SO excited, and so am I, this class has been such a gift in my life and now it will be available for all to enjoy. We are going to rock out some packed classes!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Pre-pave- Day 25

My #1 desire for today:

Today is a beautiful day! I am feeling peppy and ready to go. My meeting with Brandyn (at Sigh yoga) goes so well and starting November we will be doing two sati classes a week at her studio.


Yes! We are going to start with one class/week in November. This is so exciting, and means more access to Sati, which I realize I spend a lot of time blogging about but really, I am on a quest here, Sati (mindfulness) for everyone! More about class times and such later. Have a great night, today was a beautiful day!

Monday, October 19, 2009

Pre-pave- Day 24

My #1 desire for today:

I am feeling happy and exhausted after yesterdays class so I care for myself with rest, good food, and thoughtful prayer and introspection.


I did. And I am feeling a bit deflated after all the build up to yesterday's class but I am so happy with how well it went and I am looking forward to setting my next move towards bringing Sati to everyone in the midwest. Here's a couple pics from class....

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Pre-pave- Day 23

My # 1 desire for today:

IntenSati at Lululemon is pure magic!


YES, YES! Pics will follow soon.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Pre-pave- Day 22

My #1 desire for today:

It's a beautiful Saturday! I get outside enjoy the weather and friends, play in manifesting a beautifully packed class tomorrow, and accomplish the few things I have arranged for my day off. Matt said it this morning before getting out of bed
(I whole-heartedly agree), "I LOVE Saturdays".


I love Saturdays! I had my nordic dryland training today. Yes indeed, I have taken up a new sport in anticipation of LOVING winter and DESIRING outsidedness when it is 30 below. So I will be a skate skiing star this winter. Today was fun, we practiced technique using poles and I felt silly but had a blast with the group that was there. I bought an amp for tomorrow's class, napped, watched a movie, brought TIVO to Best Buy (THE DAY THE TIVO DIED, I am singing it in my head right now), brought it back home since they weren't authorized to fix it (so sad, we'll have to mail it in), and finished the things that were ACTUALLY on my list of to-do's. I LOVE Saturdays, but I am saddened by planned obsolescence. My TIVO is only 8 years old!

Friday, October 16, 2009

Pre-pave- Day 21

My #1 desire for today:

Today I am sweetly surprised by life. Mini-manifests abound as well as some big manifests but I don't even know what they are until they come, and I am so sweetly surprised by them. I AM my I AM and I AM in love with my life, today is the best day ever!


It really was the BEST day. Here are some of my beautiful surprises in no particular order...

1. My session with Jill was beautiful (my massage/Reiki therapist), and it was so wonderful to hear her say that I had so much joy around me that it was a pleasure working on me.

2. My CD with rockin' music for Sunday's class came in the mail.

3. I ran into my wonderful friend, Mary, at a concert this evening. I haven't seen her in 4 years and it was so lovely catching up. How amazing!

4. When I saw my niece, Pru, this evening I couldn't believe how much she had grown up in only a week. She sat on my lap, clapped with me, her face filled with smiles.

5. An e-mail from Patricia encouraging me on in a having a splendid class on Sunday.

6. A sudden surge of courage and I called Lifetime and L.A. fitness headquarters and left msgs for their fitness directors to set up a meeting about bringing IntenSati to their club.

7. A pair of jeans that had been a bit tight a few weeks ago slide right on.

8. A husband ready to crawl into bed with me when I arrived home and snuggle up.

The best day ever!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Pre-pave- Day 20

My #1 desire for today:

I am living in the assumed feeling of being the teacher that rocks it to a full class at Lululemon and I am loving the frequency with which I am assuming this feeling. Now it is effortless, graceful, and fluid and it comes to me so easily, this feeling of being the sati light in the darkness of drudging, boring fitness in Minnesota. People can't wait for me! They are so ready, and so am I!


Love living in a state of abundance and I have all I desire. The crazy thing is that even more is coming to me and I can FEEL it percolating. I love that I can give a good back lashing to the part of me that wants to say it isn't possible for me to succeed in such a grand way. At this point in my life there is so much evidence supporting the fact that I am a successful and gifted woman with a world of things to share that she really doesn't come through loud and clear anymore, and I can easily tame her into quieting down. At the very least I could have a good laugh at her feeble attempts to get my attention but I am too busy feeling good and living in my deepest and most brilliant desires!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Pre-pave- Day 19

My #1 desire for today:

I am inspired and excited to teach a great sati class with 7 people there. It flows, I am in the groove, and I use my new mic which works splendidly. Can't wait for all the fun at Lululemon on Sunday! Excited about my life, I live my day in my I AM and love the feeling of being at a 10!


Groove with me people! I am fluidity, I am grace. I love teaching this class and you must come on Sunday if you can make it! Life is exciting, 10 is an awesome number, and though I had 4 in class we rocked it 10 style all the way!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Pre-pave- Day 18

My #1 desire for today:

My microphone for IntenSati class comes in the mail. I have been waiting for this and can't wait to use it and rock out class on Sunday!


I was enjoying day 3 of a sleep in session when I awoke to a hard rap at my door. It was my Mic! Never mind that I flew out of bed and ran out in a towel worried that I would miss the delivery, they had left it near the door. YAH! I hope you can make the awesome class on Sunday!

Monday, October 12, 2009

Pre-pave- Day 17

My #1 desire for today:

I genuinely enjoy the change of season and look forward to the coming months. I feel blessed to live in such a beautiful part of the world with unpredictable weather patterns, the 4 seasons are expressed in such a unique way, and I am grateful for my 5 senses so that I am able to see, taste, touch, smell, and hear all of it.

Yes, though I promise I did not pre-pave this weather. But, I enjoyed it. It was so beautiful, quiet, and peaceful.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Pre-pave- Day 16

My #1 desire for today:

This morning is DJ yoga at Lululemon and I get there early so I can get a great spot. I talk to Sarah a bit about next weeks class and she is very excited. After class I chat with the DJ and he would love to come back next week for class. There are so many people there and I have fun during class visualizing all these people in my class next week. After yoga Sarah also has me step up and announce class next week, a little bit of what it is, and personally invite everyone to come back. AWESOME! Next Sunday is going to rock!! I head to Balance for some great apts. Flying high thinking about next week!


Yes, Yes! I didn't get a chance to talk to the DJ (he had stepped out for lunch) I did get his contact info though. Class next week is going to be a blast. I hope you can make it!

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Pre-pave- Day 15

My #1 desire for today:

I head to my sis's and we take off for farmer's market. I load up on gourds and baby pumpkins and grasses and such for my fall scene window boxes. Everything costs less than $50, which is perfect because I have just that much cash left. At home I put away my goodies and do my window boxes. Since it snowed last night all the annuals are shriveled and dead so I don't feel at all bad about pulling them out to do my fall scenes.


A picture is worth 1000 words. And all of this cost $65.00 (turns out I had more than $50 in cash on me so no trip to the ATM. YAH!

Friday, October 9, 2009

Pre-pave- Day 14

My #1 desire for today:
I drop off my car for a tune-up. They tell me it will only be 90 minutes and it will be done so dad picks me up and we have breakfast. When we finish, my car is ready and it costs $123.75.


Beautiful! Dropped off at 8am. Breakfast with dad, Kel, and Pru at 8:45. Picked up car at 10am. Cost for car? $133.45 Cost of manifesting this beautiful desire? Priceless.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Pre-pave- Day 13

My #1 desire for the day:

To live in my 'I AM' ( my 'I AM' is a powerful, declarative statement about who I AM and how I AM in this world). Here is my I AM....

I live in the highest vibration and it emanates from me.
My path is one of integrity and healing.
I AM a healer.
I AM a leader.
I guide people on this path and they embody their wholeness.
I AM a cheerleader for others and myself.
I applaud us on to living our dreams NO MATTER WHAT!
I AM a visionary.
I believe in the limitless life.
I AM empathy.
I AM knowing.
I deeply feel what people feel and know what they need.
I AM a teacher.
I teach the greatest lesson of all,
Love yourself and extend that love into the lives of others.
I teach it as I live it.
I AM generosity.
I AM kindness.
I bubble over with happiness and joy, and it is infectious.
I AM loved.
I AM appreciated.
I AM abundant.
My material wealth is a mirror to the wealth of virtues that I AM.
I AM considerate.
I AM compassionate.
I AM gifted.
My nature is light hearted, and I spread happiness and laughter.
I AM funny.
I AM silly.
I AM uninhibited.
I AM fearless and always willing to be who I AM.
I AM a safe haven.
I AM a confidant.
I AM firm in what I believe, and I tell the truth.
I AM a student.
I AM gracious and I share what I learn with the world.
I AM charismatic.
I AM an inspiration.
I AM a catalyst for change.
I AM the change I wish to see.
I AM a believer.
I AM that this change is possible.
I AM a Daughter of God, honoring the divine feminine within.
I AM a powerful force to be reckoned with,


Ok so this morning at the 6am people kept asking me to repeat their weight exercises. Like they were the walking dead and couldn't remember any sequence I gave them. I started to think this way and got really irritated with repeating myself and then GUESS WHAT?!?!? I remembered this part of my I AM..."My nature is light-hearted, and I spread happiness and laughter". I realized that being grumpy with people was not my I AM. So I said to the next person that asked again what to do, " Ok you want me to repeat it, I will sing it. You have a choice, remember what I tell you first or I will sing it to you the second time and realize my dream of being a singer even though I have NO ability!" I said it light and free and everyone laughed. The next time someone asked, I SANG it, "Che-e-eee-st Pres---sss--- on----th--e-ee-e-- balll-----" and I thought to myself, "I AM fearless and always willing to be who I AM, and I AM silly". They loved it and the rest of class they were all about trying to remember their exercises to "avoid hearing me sing" It turned into this great joke and I was living in my I AM "I spread happiness and laughter. I AM funny. I bubble over with happiness and joy, and it is infectious". And I am actually crying right now as I write this because I AM so moved by how deeply I lived in my I AM when I could have easily been pissed and grumpy at 6 in the morning and started all of my students off on a sour note. I didn't because " I AM a cheerleader for others and myself". GO US, GO T-H-U-R-S-D-A-Y! (just be happy you don't have to hear me sing it ) :)

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Pre-pave- Day 12

My #1 desire for today:

I have the most amazing morning! I curl myself in bed for a beautiful snuggly sleep-in session and my cats scooch in with me for pets. Matt kisses me goodbye and I do a booty shake under the covers. I actually get to be in bed while Matt goes off to work, how fun! When I finally step out of bed, the sun is shining and the rain has stopped. I take a hot shower and head off to a delicious breakfast with my sis Kel. Josh is off work this week so we get to meet at our favorite spot instead of her house.

Oh YES! I LOVE sleeping in until 8am. So funny that it feels luxurious and it isn't really that late. Matt was so jealous and he kissed me saying he wished he could snuggle up with me and the cats. The sun is out and I enjoy my morning. LOVE hot showers! Kel and I had a great breakfast. It was so fun to get to go back to our spot and have leisure adult conversation without the kids. Kelley is fab and I LOVE hanging with her.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Pre-pave- Day 11

My #1 desire for today:

I have 8 people IntenSati class today and we rock the house. Everyone is engaged and using the affirmations and it is the most fun ever!

9 people in class today YAH! And we rocked the house, they were so expressive and loved it. My 8 and 9 walked in late and they all know about the pre-paving I am doing from my class intros so when Wendy walked in I said "You made my class pre-pave for the day!" Everyone cheered. Then Lynn walked in a few minutes after and I said, "You are my 9, you exceeded my dreams for today" and everyone let out a whoop! I LOVE that people are getting so comfortable and having so much fun, it is what this class is all about!
(Am I in bold? Yes! It was that great!)

Monday, October 5, 2009

Pre-pave- Day 10

My #1 desire for today:

I take my car to JPT's so they can run some tests and they tell me the problem will be a cheap fix and to bring my car back on Friday.

(car has been acting up again but I am confident that it will be easy to fix and easy on my wallet)


Pat at JPT's said it looked like a tune-up issue. This is good, tune-ups typically aren't outrageous. More later on this as I am dropping it off on Friday morning. I think I'll pre-pave that my dad picks me up and takes me out for breakfast and by the time we're done they will call and say my car is ready. :)
I am really having some fun with this!

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Pre-pave- Day 9

#1 desire for the today:

I fully enjoy my Sunday. It is a beautiful day!

Absolutely! It was beautiful and I enjoyed myself immensely.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Pre-pave- Day 8

My #1 desire:

Matt and I take Cleo to the vet this morning and discover that his random peeing on rugs is a bladder infection. They are a able to get a urine sample and don't need to sedate him because he is behaving so well.


Occasionally, manifesting something that involves another person (or animal) means that they have to be in on it with you. They have to want the same thing. Cleo did not want the same thing as I did. He was happy to take a ride in the truck until he discovered we were going to Dr. Duff's. Then he was not so happy. Well he was with the sniffing and checking things out but not so much with the getting checked out. Dr. Duff informed us that Cleo would not be "allowing" a urine sample unless he was sedated. So we made an apt. to bring him back on Monday. We will know more then. On the up side, we also made an apt. for our girl cats, Nikita and Josephine, and that is good because they haven't seen a vet in 5 years. So they will all go to the doc on Monday, they will all be healthy, and Cleo will be given antibiotics for his infection rather than Paxil for his anxiety and behavioral/anxiety issues (yes, Dr. Duff told us that he frequently perscribes anti-depressants to the animals he sees).

It was wonderful day, I trust you enjoyed yours!

Friday, October 2, 2009

Pre-pave- Day 7

My #1 desire for the day:

I get to enjoy my afternoon off.

I had a beautiful lunch at Lucia's pasta bar with my sisters Kelley and Ashley. I fell in love with both of them for different reasons. Ashley was carrying on about wanting a hamburger and not liking the menu selection and then ordered something that was completely NOT on the menu. I loved her in that moment for her courage to just ask for what she wanted even though it wasn't offered. And she got it!

The table near us was served a dessert with a candle and Kelley looked over and began singing happy birthday to the lady at her left. Her friends seemed nervous at first (as though it wouldn't be proper to sing) then finally joined in and finished off the song. Kelley gently reached over and touched the woman's shoulder "Happy birthday, and may you have many more". I loved her in that moment for her beautiful soul that floats about willing to share her joy with anyone, especially strangers. By the end of their lunch the ladies were cooing at Pru and making conversation with us.

After my lovely lunch I enjoyed a facial (heavenly), eyebrow wax (fab), and I went home and cleaned the house as a surprise to my husband (thrilled).

So in short hand...YES I enjoyed my afternoon off! (cheering)

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Pre-pave- Day 6

My #1 desire for the day:

Today I tape my final IntenSati series video for Patricia. I have so much fun making it and I am right on with the music and look fabulous doing it! I have created a great series that is fun and inspiring.

WoW! It has been a day. I need to give a larger recap so you can understand that NO MATTER WHAT! I was going to get this done today. I planned on getting to CBC (Calhoun Beach club) before class to tape it. The studio was occupied so it would have to wait until after class. After class I began and in the middle of taping my NEW camera's battery died. I went home, charged it, returned to CBC and began filming again. After 5 seconds the camera stopped and informed me internal memory was full (OH yeah, there is the part where I took out my memory card while it was charging to check the battery). I leave CBC again! Slightly exasperated but definitely determined, and go to Walgreens. I buy a memory card and go BACK to CBC to film myself. Fun might not be the appropriate word, more like challenging. But I did it and though I am deeply aware that I need to get my hair colored (I have it scheduled for tomorrow) I think I do look pretty good. I am on with the music (I think) and it feels like an inspiring series to me. Here it is:

Upper body
Lower body