Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Wide Open Spaces & Wish To Try

Happy Wednesday lovelies!

This week at 52 Photos Project we are sharing our images of
I chose this image because the big sky and water,
along with the kayaks and flying bird just call to me to explore this
wide open space!(even though I have never been kayaking, but it is on my "bucket list"!)

And for this weeks Wishcasting Wednesday, Jamie asks us:
Again, as frequently occurs with these weekly wish queries, I immediately have about a dozen or so "answers" come to mind. I am beginning to find that often, the real, important "work" of this practice is to take the time to slow down my thoughts, explore my reasoning for what I am thinking, determine which really speak to me and ring truest for me at the deepest level and then cull out exactly what it most truly is that my heart is yearning/wishing for. This time, after reviewing the many things I wish to have the chance to try, I realize that this wish comes from not only my heart but my body and is foremost on my mind and of extreme importance.

I wish to (try to) fuel and honor my body by eating more consciously, healthily, energetically and naturally.I may have shared a version of this wish has been on my mind for some time now. Overall, I realize that I do already likely eat healthier than I have for much of my life or than many others do...but for me, it is just not "enough" and I have very much "fallen off the wagon" of what I feel are healthy eating habits. Over seven years ago, I completely changed and improved  my eating, basically overnight, and increasingly more so as time went on. The positive changes in my body-physically, mentally, spiritually and emotionally, was immediate and profound. I know what it feels like to do what is best for my body and I know how to do it. And I know that I am not doing it. For some reason, that has not been a priority for me over the past year or so. And now, loudly, strongly and seriously, my heart (and body) are telling me to please change...please go back...please remember...please fuel me...please honor me...please take care of me...before it is too late.
So. Here I am, listening to myself, making this wish, setting my intention, and making the commitment. Some wishes just might happen to come true out of nowhere, like in a fairy tale...but some have to have dedication, information, and real action to come true. 
THIS wish is MY command.
Part of my breakfast this morning:
a smoothie made with almond & oat milks, POM juice, strawberries, peaches, blueberries, dark red cherries, kale, spinach, dates and prunes! My body says "thank you".

Thank you for being here with me. Hope your week is radiant!
Happy Me-Laurie Z!


  1. I¨ve changed quite a lot of my diet in the past few years and still have a long way to go. Looking forward to your food stories. :)
    As Laurie wishes for herself, so I wish for her also.

  2. What a gorgeous water shot. I'd love to sit right down there and watch the day disappear. May all your wishes come true. =)

  3. As Laurie wishes for herself, so do i wish for her also.

    I got to go ocean kayaking last year and saw whales. It was amazing. Do it! :D

  4. Hi Laurie, I just discovered Jamie's Wishcasting last week and now I find your beautiful post. Maybe I'm going to join you one of the next Wednesdays!.
    I know how difficult it can be to eat right but I wish for you that you can listen to your body and give yourself what you need. Your yummy breakfast looks like a good start!
    I just signed up for a Wholefood E-Course because I felt a similar need but didn't know how to get started. Can't wait for the course to start. Good Luck with your Wishcast! ~ Love, Halina

  5. Keep that bucket list handy! You should do it!

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  7. A beautiful photo and lovely thoughts on nourishing your body.
    Thank you for sharing.

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