Clean Your Junk Drawer

Clean Your Junk Drawer

Organization is my way of creating life. Nothing operates in chaos. If your mind, your space or your goals are in a chaotic state no life, action, business, relationships, etc. will be created. Even the cells of our body are in an organized fashion.

Organization and structure breed freedom and security.

When their is organization, there is choice and knowing. You can either go with the structure/organization or you can change it. Example: Hair-ties live on the door handles of the house. This small structure will allow you to always know here they are, the cat will stop eating them and you spend less time looking for what you need when you’re running out the door.

Clean up the physical mess in your life! This will set yourself free to create the life that you want. Clean up the emotional messes to set yourself free and allow you to begin to build the relationships that you want to experience.

Clean up the mess and the clean slate will allow for more ideas, people and money to flow into your life.

What if the messy bathroom drawer is the reason you haven’t booked a new client at work?

Picture this: “You wake up and start preparing for your day. You wander into the bathroom grab your toothbrush. 1 minute later you’re still on the same tooth because your brain as wandered to the list of things you need to do. “I need to wash the dishes today and don’t forget to stop at Target for more toothpaste. Hmm… I wonder if I have a back up stash in the drawer. Ugh that dreaded drawer. I will just stop to get more toothpaste.” The same day you leave work a little early to make sure you get to all of your errands and you miss out meeting a crutial potential client.

This same pattern could have been spared if the same drawer was organized. You would know whats in it, feel empowered to walk into the room and get what you need and save money because you wouldn’t be avoiding it all together.

I am a messy person is just an excuse for an old way of living. We all have the choice to spend 5-20 minutes a day picking up and getting our systems back in order.

If you have integrity with your goals, there is no option other than to take action. Giving yourself structure around the actions you need to create. The structure will create more freedom, more time and more of what you actually want.

You will be amazed at how much free time you actually have when you get organized and stop thinking about all the things you need to do and just do them.

If you want help because the project is just too big, click below for more information on Edgeless Action’s organizational services.

Apple Pie Oatmeal

Apple Pie Oatmeal

It is that time of year when all the sweets are out to get me. I created this easy Apple Pie Oatmeal recipe that serves as a dessert or a delicious breakfast.

CaloriesCarbsFatsProteinFiberServings
428571914111

Pie Ingredients:

  • 45 grams of Trader Joe’s rolled oats
  • 1/3 Serving of NOatmeal (I have a large quantity of this meal prepped)
  • 2 grams of cinnamon
  • 2 grams of stevia
  • 130 grams of sliced apples
  • OPTIONAL: 32 grams of sunflower butter (not included in macros)

Instructions:

  1. Cut up apple into small pieces.
  2. Add NOatmeal and oats to bowl.
  3. Roll in apple pieces.
  4. Add cinnamon and Stevia.
  5. Stir.
  6. Add water to desired “soupiness”
  7. Microwave for about 2.5-3 minutes on high or until the apple pieces are just slightly tender.
  8. OPTIONAL: Add sunflower butter and microwave for an additional 30 seconds.
  9. Enjoy.

Post workout this is a great carbohydrate replenishment that is high in fiber. You can even mix in some vanilla protein powder and bring the protein levels up! Very flexible and delicious! Also, this is easy to travel with.


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Well-Being Workshop Instructors

Well-Being Workshop Instructors

Lindsey Spencer

Lindsey’s movement journey began as a child, climbing trees and wrestling with her brothers. She began playing sports at a young age and continued on to become a Track and Field athlete at Utah State University. Since graduating with a Master’s Degree in Sport and Physical Education, she has competed in powerlifting, Olympic Lifting, and MMA. Stepping away from the competitive arena, she is moving back toward the idea of free and natural movement and learning about its physical, mental and emotional benefits. Currently, she is a massage therapist and personal trainer who focuses on returning clients to full function so they can live their lives how they want to.

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Ashley Fawks

Ashley is a wife, mom or two plus one on the way. She has been a personal trainer and coach for the past 5+ years and over the past 2 has shifted more into the mindfulness space. Not only does she help her clients achieve their body composition and fitness goals she also uses her passion for meditation and journaling to help clients transform their way of being. She helps people shed false stories and create practices for real results. 

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Emily Collingwood

Emily is a practicing nutritional therapist. She assists people in discovering what improvements or changes one can make to their diet to improve their overall health and well being. Every client she works with is a bio-individual, meaning each person is unique with highly individualized nutritional requirements. She customizes plans for people who are trying to navigate a diagnosis or just wanting to be healthier overall. Her passion for her work comes from her love of witnessing positive changes in her client’s lives!

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Slater Murphy

Soon to be Dr. Slater Murphy is a Chiropractor, Author, Spiritualist, and Bodybuilder. He is driven by the passion to upgrade and energize lives through spines.The entirety of his purpose is designed around narrowing the gap between The Present and The Potential. His passion for humans living at their optimal is expressed in healing methodologies, movement, nutrition, supplementation, & mindset practices.

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Raschel Biagioli

Raschel’s journey is a lifetime of creativity, exploration and organization. She took her first organizational job at the age of 7 and it has spiraled into a creation of its own. She creates systems that are sustainable in people’s lives so they can live more of their dreams. Organization comes in many different context, basements/closets, boundaries in relationships, meal prep, calendar organization, etc. Since graduating with a degree in Kinesiology she has explored fitness, nutrition, meditation, leadership, business, mindfulness, art, and adventure. This renaissance woman is here to host a day of inspiration and allow you to begin the journey of unexpected results with the accountability you’ve been looking for.

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Well-BEing Workshop

Well-BEing Workshop

Come have a breakthrough, identify the reasons and old patterns that are restricting you from the life you want.

When: Sunday, January 12, 2020 7:45am – 4:00pm  

Where: Summit Training Center, 3223 Bear Tooth Ct, Bettendorf, IA 52722

$139 / Individual 

15% Discount for Partner Registrations

Schedule:

Follow our instructors on social media to receive a discount code.

What you can expect: 

Mindful Movement 

This segment of the workshop  will cover the physical, mental and emotional benefits of natural movements and play, body awareness, and the mind-body connection. You will walk away with a better understanding of the importance of movement in your life and how body awareness is an integral part of health and well-being. Wear comfortable clothes you can be active in because we will be moving those bodies!

Body scans, balance exercises, functional movement and “play” will all be part of the active part of this session. We will have tons of fun and prep our brains for all the amazing information to follow!

Learn more about Lindsey Spencer HERE!

Meditation 

During this session you will practice an awareness guided meditation and learn how to incorporate self-journaling into your routine. If there are patterns in your life you are struggling to change or transform, self journaling is a great way to step out of the habit and see yourself doing and creating the new habit you choose. Meditation will allow you to become aware of your body and breath. Practicing being calm, getting out of fear and getting into the space of love and creativity. With a small daily practice  with these tools you will feel empowered and see how capable you are.

Learn more about Ashley Fawks HERE!

Experience Nutrition

In this session we will mindfully share a meal together. We will eat slowly with minimal distraction, learn how to listen to our body and eat when we’re truly hungry and talk about the guilt and sometimes anxiety associated with food. What signals are the food giving you vs. what meaning do you assign?

Also we will uncover the truth behind nutrient density and how to choose foods that give you the most benefits per calories without sacrificing taste. Get to know your human body and the effects of sugar and other “edible” compounds. Learn to use food as medicine and how to eat in harmony with nature. 

Lunch will be catered by Bayside Bistro in Davenport, IA.  

Learn more about Emily Collingwood HERE!

Network Spinal 

During this session participants can expect to learn how to integrate an enhanced perspective through neurospinal restructuring. Slater will demonstrate a specific and properly contextualized chiropractic adjustment that will empower the presence to navigate life’s challenges, blessings, and miracles. What will be received is the gift of freedom to consciously choose new habit(s) and if desired, a new life.

Learn more about Slater Murphy HERE!

unREASONable Results 

During this session you are going to have a break through. You will begin creating the life you want to live with sustainable results. 

This process will outline the ideal life in the confines of what you are doing, who you are being, the people that support you and the things you have. The “shoulds” and reasons that you, your job, your parents and/or your past have placed on your life will be diminished leaving you with the clear direction. We will begin to build consistent wellness practices and internal and external environments that support the actions you will take to begin creating your dream life. 

This session is designed to facilitate being productive and organized in all areas of life.

Learn more about Raschel Biagioli HERE!

What’s provided? 

A gluten free, dairy free, soy free lunch is being catered by Bayside Bistro.  

What to bring:

You will be doing a variety of activities throughout the day so comfortable clothing is recommended. You may want a change of clothes for after the Mindful Movement portion of the retreat and layers for workshops. A yoga mat or cushion of choice for meditation and other floor activities are optional. 

Soul with a body

Soul with a body

You are not Karen; Karen is the name that was given to you.

You are not a mother, brother, sister; those are roles you have assumed in this life.

You are not male or female; those are apart of the body and vessel you arrived here in.

You are a soul. You are a soul that has a body.

Your body does not define you. Your body is a vessel that was given to you. You were given one vessel in this lifetime and it is your choice to decide how you will treat it. Your body is an external reflection of what is going on with your internal state.

If you are ridden with guilt, anxiety, chaos and this will be how you experience your body and the rest of your life. This same chaos will threaten the other areas of your life. You are unable to compartmentalize yourself in how you show up.

The mind of chaos, the mind of peace, the mind of love, the mind of gratitude, the mind of anger, all of these are states that will create in your physical form. Have you ever noticed that when you’re mindset is in a state of disease you experience tension, and even injury?

If you are unable to see that the vessel is showing you a clue of what you have going on with your mindset you will push it out farther and begin to create this same sensation in your life. This will show up as broken down cars, angry relationships, slow Wi-Fi and spilled coffee. The life you are living is a reflection of your internal state.

You take yourself everwhere.

What if the slow or crashing Wi-Fi is look at as a signal vs. a nuisance? The universe is sending your soul and your body a signal. Slow down. Hear the internal screams for silence, peace and needing a break.

Treat your body with kindness. You, the soul, are creating the perfect signals to guide you. It is up to you to look at them as directions instead of life sentences. Listen to all of the chatter that you allow yourself to believe. Would you say the things you say to yourself to your best friend or your mother?

The current injury, size and weight does not define who you are. These are just the current state of your experience.

You are not the body, the vessel is where you live.

And so it is.

Shit Not Going My Way

Shit Not Going My Way

Today’s message is all about how much time we spend in the turmoil of frustration.

Context: a part of my Organizational Consulting business is when I am organizing, clients will have me sell some of their items. then I take a portion of the commission.

A couple of weeks ago I had scheduled an entire day to drive over an hour and sell a bunch of items. And then… I had a couple of buyers not show up.

I sat in my car and just was beyond myself in anger and frustration. I was so annoyed with how few people are their word and disrespect others. I couldn’t get the feeling to pass and I still had more to do that day.

I told myself that I needed to drop the feeling and even though I said this to myself. I didn’t actually drop it. I was still harboring my annoyance. I had to pick up one more item and was meeting another buyer in a city closer to my/their home.

I get to the meeting location. I confirm with this individual no less than 6 times that they understand and know where the meeting spot is. They let me know they were running late from work and would arrive 20 mins after our agreed upon time.

I figure no big deal I am parked outside of the 2 stores I needed to go into after the meet up and now I could use this downtime to complete those two tasks.

I come out of errands and now it is 25-30 minutes later and they are no where to be found.

I message and they said they were looking for the location.

I sent them the address.

Another 10 minutes pass. I now have been waiting for them for 40 minutes.

At this point I did something I have never done before.

I yelled. I yelled at another human. I yelled at this human to insert the damn address into their GPS instead of just driving around looking for the location they picked out. There were a lot of other choice words.

I didn’t just want to drive away because then I would have been stuck with this object in my car or apartment for an extended amount of time.

Finally after an hour and 5 minutes they show.

They gave me an additional 15% because of my hassle and I was FUMING at this point.

I decide to go do some retail therapy. I had a gift card for REI. This way I could still comply with my No Clothes Shopping 1 Year and possibly pick out something nice.

I drove over to REI happily and walked around. I found the below sweater on the sale rounder. Perfect wool sweater for cold weather and specifically snowboarding.

I delightfully walked to the desk and handed them my gift card. The woman kind of stared at me and let me know that they had switched to a new computer system that morning and all gift cards no longer worked. She assured me she would be able to get the money off and onto the new cards but she would need to call the headquarters. This entire process would be 20-25 minutes to complete.

I kind of just closed my eyes and sighed and knew it was the epic ended to my day.

I complied and asked if there was anything I could do to make the process go faster. I asked if I could continue to browse while she worked through her process. I stayed calm and knew I just needed to surrender to my day and whatever the universe had planned for me. I had been fighting time and people and systems for 9+ hours.

I delightfully wandered REI.

My patience and being in a place of peace paid off. When I was called back to the front, the manager was so thankful for my patience and even temper they awarded me an additional 20% off of the sweater.

I had not cleared the frustration out of my space. Once I actually surrendered to just standing in the situation of where I was at, the universe said “Yes.” Frustration is an internal feeling and even when shit is not going your way the frustration is not felt by anyone else besides you. At this point, I could have done anything else besides be annoyed.

It is all choice. How many days are you spending like this?

Frustration or peace, it’s all your choice of how you’re willing to spend your time.

Venison Roast Tacos

Venison Roast Tacos

I had an extra venison roast and I love tacos and bowls. This seemed like a fantastic solution! Lean, delicious and multiple uses for a large chunk of meat.

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Meat Ingredients:

  • 840 grams of raw venison roast
  • 2 cups bone broth
  • 300 grams onion
  • 1 tsp coconut sugar
  • 1 tsp coriander
  • 30 grams minced garlic
  • 1 large lime juice
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tbsp oregano
  • 1 tsp cayenne
  • 1.5 tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cumin

Other taco building ingredients:

  • corn tortillas
  • cilantro
  • avocado
  • rice
  • salsa

Instructions:

  1. Thaw meat.
  2. Place meat in a crock pot.
  3. Cut up onion to desired shape and put around the meat.
  4. Season!!!!
  5. Pour bone broth over the top.
  6. Secure lid, turn on high, set a timer for 8 hours and walk away.
  7. After 8 hours, pull apart with a fork and serve either as a taco or a burrito bowl. The broth is fantastic over some rice!

Gluten free, high protein, low carb solution. Make the entire roast and freeze off half for a meal 1 week later. Possibly use the first half as taco and the second half as burrito bowls.

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No Clothes Shopping for 1 Year

No Clothes Shopping for 1 Year

When I consolidated my student loans with Lendkey in 2018, I decided to take on an extra $100 per month to pay the loans off in 5 years instead of 7 years. (Click here for blog about refinancing). I had to figure out where I was going to get the extra money each month in my budget.

I decided to take on the challenge of not buying clothes for an entire year. I “NEEDED” nothing, just a lot of wants.

On Black Friday of 2018 I bought some socks and essentials and a few things for in the gym and started the 1 year of no clothes.

Guidelines:
  1. I can buy clothes from a second hand store with a maximum $10 per item limit.
  2. I can accept clothes from other people as gifts.
  3. If I am given a gift card, I can use it to buy something new, BUT I am not allowed to ask for gift cards.
So far what I have learned:
  • I have had so many WANTS over the past 7 months.
  • I regularly add things to my cart and then put them back.
  • I avoid shopping with friends and ask them to do activities instead.
  • I have manifested more clothes in the past 7 months than I could have purchased. The wants did not go away and I didn’t judged how I acquired the clothes. So many people have given me things, it is crazy. I love watching how the universe is providing me the things I want. My style has completely evolved to include more colors, more freedom and great fitting items.
Manifestations:
  • My glamorous grandma passed away and we were the same size. My grandpa let me pick out items I wanted to wear to continue her legend. Shoes, leather pants, fur vests, etc.
  • I went to dinner with a group of friends and someone had bags of clothes they were trying to get rid of. A few dresses and tops!
  • Clients were downsizing their closets and offered to me that I could take anything I wanted before taking the rest to be donated. Dresses, pants, tops!
  • Someone gave me a few gift cards.
  • A girlfriend found a shirt that made her think of me and it fits perfect!

Someone gave me this shirt, I couldn’t have found something to match these shorts so perfectly.

I am having so much fun with this, that I may just keep going. I have a few things that I know I would buy on Black Friday and now I am working on manifesting exactly what I want that day including the price I want to pay. Let the games begin!

NOatmeal

NOatmeal

Skip the oatmeal while still enjoying a warm breakfast on the go. Meal prep noatmeal by putting together the dry goods once a week. In the morning add your milk of choice to this gluten free mixture and away you go.

CaloriesCarbsFatsProteinFiberServings
57313.25022.261

Ingredients:

  • 10 grams steel cut oats
  • 50 grams hemp hearts
  • 14 grams shelled walnuts
  • 14 grams chopped pecans
  • pinch of salt
  • 1-2 grams of cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup (120 grams) coconut milk
  • Stevia – optional
  • 18 grams sunflower butter – optional

Instructions:

  1. To meal prep, layer steel cut oats, hemp hearts, salt, cinnamon and nuts.
  2. When you’re ready to eat add 1/2 cup of coconut milk (or milk of choice) or water.
  3. Microwave for 1 minute. I use the Aladdin to go mug because nothing sticks to it and there is nothing worse than oatmeal cement.
  4. If you want to add sunflower butter.
  5. Microwave mixture for 1 additional minute.
  6. Mix and enjoy.
Your Wings are Ready

Your Wings are Ready

The night after my entire life shifted about 8 weeks ago, in my dreams repeatedly kept hearing the universe saying “ your wings were ready, so we pushed you”. For me this was very significant because I took a huge leap of working in corporate America to being self employed.

For years I stood at the ledge of unhappiness, putting one toe over the edge and trying different things and always keep my security of my “should” job. Then the universe came in and gave me the push I needed. I actually never believed I was capable and now I cant believe how happy I am. People I have known for years now describe me “You are so different,” “You are unapologetic,” “You are so peaceful,” “The You I knew, would never have done anything like this.”

“You are unapologetic.”

I have taken on the adventure of designing my life.

If I want something, feel anxiety, have any sort of thought more than once or I miss someone, I do something about it. TAKE ACTION, SOLVE THE PROBLEM, LEARN WHAT YOU NEED TO LEARN. I was scared about health insurance, after a week of torturing myself I took action and talked to 5 people and then found this amazing woman Nancy Towle. She took the time to walk me through the process at 8:00 pm. She helped me get a great rate and now I am take care of. I wasn’t sure what to do with my finances for the LLC, instead of sitting in the fear and frustration, I called 2 people. I learned a lot and downloaded QuickBooks Self-employed and am currently working on recording all of my write offs. When 3 people asked me for a business card and I didn’t have any I took this as the universe’s language of saying, “Get business cards, these are your leads they want to help fill your books.” I ordered business cards on the 4th of July so I could get a discount.  

Once I heard a phrase, “Find your purpose, and then give it away.” I am not sure where this all taking me and this adventure is nowhere near over and I am sure that happiness is work the the unknown I look at every morning. We are here to serve. We came to this earth with gifts, allow them to shine. You spend years building up courage, experiences, knowledge, these are the wings the universe is speaking of. When you step off the ledge they will be what catch you. Tomorrow is not guaranteed either way.

What is something you have always wanted to do but you told yourself you couldn’t? What reasons do you actually believe?

  • Quit a job?
  • Travel to Africa?
  • Have a family?
  • Visit friends on the other side of the country?
  • Sky drive?

If you want help building the action plan for next steps and overcoming your reasons, hurdles, and fears reach out to me and lets talk! 

Let’s collectively build lives we want to live unapologetically. 

And so it is.