A leaky situation ;)

Happy Monday!

So this weekend I had a very interesting, leaky situation.

I came home Saturday from the most amazing shopping trip with my mom and sister and got some super cute items for when I head south {YIPPPEEE!!!} and I found that our ceiling was turning colour.

Yup we had a leak!

After a ton of people walking through place, which we JUST gave notice at 2 days ago, and listening to drip, driiiiipppp, driiiiiiiiipppppp all night long, we found out the problem Sunday afternoon.

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Now, I don’t just want to talk to you about the raining ceiling, I want to talk to you about how I handled the situation!

You see before I found out that Miracles Rock My World every single day, I was a mess, freaking out about everything and anything and especially if ceiling bits were falling all over my kitchen…..BUT, I’ve been feeling calm.

10pm Saturday night my little family hung out in the bedroom as the handy man cut holes in the ceiling and it was so nice and cozy :)

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{no Ryan is not fingering the camera, he is throwing up a “Peace” sign, but hey, he looks like he’s being naught!}

What I learned through this process is that there is always a message to learn from and for me, this roof leak is a symbol that we did make the right decision to give notice and pack up to move to San Diego for a few months!  I was really nervous about leaving, being uncomfortable, stepping out of zone and feeling like I’m confused on my direction….but now I’m sure I made the right decision.

The other miracle was that there were firemen that had to come to our place to manage the situation.  Not too shabby.

Ohhh and we’ve been getting some snow so the views have been great!

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We did get out for a little Whole Foods breakfast and Clover Coffee from Starbucks to bring some spunk back to our life ;)  Hudson, is really freaked out with this situation and he’s confused on why so many people are in and out and I’m sure he’s confused on why is outside is inside!

So, we’re living with my mom and dad for a few days until they can get this place cleaned up and restored!  This shall be fun ;)

Have you ever been in a situation like this?

xxoo

Kris

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Giving up fear is like giving up sugar!

I recently read in May Cause Miracles by Gabrielle Bernstein that giving up fear is like giving up sugar….

Ohhhh friend have I been craving sugar. I’ve also been dealing with some fears, so I can relate to this sentence in Gabby’s book :)

It was great to have a relaxing weekend, full of sugar! My valentine and I ate our healthy dessert on love day of fresh organic strawberries and dark Endangered Species Chocolate!

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I woke up Saturday morning with a craving for this combo and I had to tell myself that 9am was wayyyyy to early for a dark chocolate piece, but it wasn’t too early for my other favorite dark ;)

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So back to this fear….

I’m the break through coach over here, helping my clients overcome limiting beliefs, step into their power, manifest money, greatness and feeeeeel confident and yes, I still feel fears pop up!

Here’s the deal. We move to San Diego for April 1st and I have no idea where we’re going to live!!

I get panicked by this! I know better. I know that the universe has a plan for me, greater than I know and my controlling ways has kept me fearful of this “San Diego Space” thing for weeks!

Finally I had to break free from it. First I went to meet my sister for coffee because she always helps me…

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Then I came home and forgave this fear. Owned it. “What are you here to show me?!”

What I realized is, I’m not scared of not having a place to live in, I know that will come, I’m scared to leave my family. I won’t be able to meet my sister for coffee at the drop of a hat. Have dinner at my families house randomly on a Sunday night….I’m a 2 hour flight away!
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It makes me sad thinking about it…but at the same time I see my opportunity. I see my growth. My learning and where I’ll be in just a few months from today!

That excites me.

So as I reach for my piece of chocolate at 7:09pm, I can say “yes, I know that giving up fear is as hard as giving up sugar…” but I know that fear might be a bit more easier to do ;)

Fear just needs love.

Sugar (dark chocolate) needs to be eaten!

How are you? It’s been awhile since I posted!

xxoo
Kris

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What to do when you turn 33 :)

Well my weekend rocked! I hope yours did as well?

It was my 33rd birthday on Saturday and it was a gorgeous day!

You know, I woke up Saturday morning and thought back on how age used to really bother me…I thought that every year a new deep wrinkle would show, I thought about everything I “missed out” on, every step I never took and my birthday turned into a worry feat for me.

Draining!

When I woke up Saturday I felt excited!!

So many wonderful things are happening in my life and truthfully I feel better at 33 than I ever did at 27!

On my 29th birthday I had a nervous breakdown, didn’t want to talk to anyone, cried all day, felt as if the breath and life was sucked out of me. I remember writing my life coach telling her that I’m only 1 year from
30!!! My identity as a “young, fun, spontaneous chick” is over!

She told me to recoup, embrace my gifts and stop worrying!

I did just that. I stepped back and looked at why I felt like I was missing out, why I felt I was just headed down a path for a saggy body after 30 and I changed it!

Today I’m in the best shape I’ve ever been in, loving life more than ever, taking more risks, rocking what I love…who said your 30′s are hard?! They rock!

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My man took me for muffins and coffee on my special day, where I totally got a fresh brewed CLOVER!

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Then we drove to the local mountain and watched the skiers, the view and laughed…a lot!

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Later my gorgeous family surprised me with an amazing dinner (made with love by my mom!!) and they had the WHOLE family there waiting for me :) I loved it and it gave me a chance to see everyone before we head to San Diego!

I’m a lucky gal. I’m also super blessed to have you in my life! Thank you :)

Have you ever stressed over your age??

xxoo
Kris

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Starbucks Clover: Reserve Blend Review

Okkkkk we have to talk about something!

Legit. You know how much I love Starbucks, right? So much so that after this writing this post I’m headed there to get my coffee :)

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There is gorgeous local Starbucks that has recently been redone and once the doors reopened they have this shining, brilliant little bubbling, pumping single cup coffee machine that I see the baristas hustling on! Finally one day my curiosity got the best of me and I asked “what does this machine do?!”

It’s like angels danced around me.

It’s the clover!

My barista buddy was telling me the story of the Clover. First off the machine is $12,000!! It makes one fresh, CLEAN cup of coffee, using the Starbucks special “Reserve Blend”.

Each cup of coffee is made fresh per cup and the machine is cleaned between uses making this coffee more flavorful, robust, and clean (as she put it)!

Last night I had my first cup!

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Holy Cow!! I was in black coffee heaven! The spice, the flavor, the punch is incredible! This is not like a watered down Americano….or like a regular drip coffee, this Clover experience is like nothing I’ve ever experienced.

The sad news is, there are only a limited number of shops that have this machine in BC where I live :(

The good news is, one isn’t that far from me :)

It is a bit more for the Clover experience, but if you’re a coffee lover like me…you must splurge and try!

Have you tried the reserve from Starbucks?

xxoo
Kris

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What to do when overwhelm takes over!

Overwhelm can literally come in, set up shop and take over your life in seconds.

You know that feeling when you feel like your brain isn’t functioning, you forget to tie your left shoe, you pour water in your coffee mug instead of coffee {gasp!} and everything during your work day is out of flow?!  You are not alone if you’re feeling this!

I actually wrote a whole post on how I was frustrated the other day and my man took me to Starbucks late one night for tea so I could “let out” my frustration.  You can read that on my other coaching blog now :)  Basically to make a long story short, I have been having a couple days where I feel like I am not in control of what is happening in my life, I can literally feel my old beliefs that I let run my life for so long, come up to peek at the sun and go straight back down into my body.  I’m well aware that they are there now and I am also aware that I am ready to rewrite them!

Some of these beliefs are old conditionings that I learned or picked up as a little girl!  It’s so fascinating to me that these beliefs are still alive and well within me today, ruling my next steps ;)  But, I’ll be the first to say, I AM EXCITED that they are here!  Why?!  Because I get to really dive deeper into what make me tick and what has been holding me back in certain areas….call me crazy, but I love the process of rewriting beliefs so a new life can step in :)

Here’s what I know about overwhelm….it can rule you if you don’t stop, drop and calm it down.

I know this because I have lived in a state of overwhelm, worry or fear for most of my life and I can tell you that when you’re flowing and on your strong path, the feeling of anxiety or of “munchkins jumping on your chest” leaves, you feel AMAZING!

During my personal coaching practice and working one on one with people, I get to see what takes people out and where their mindset goes when a piece of overwhelm or stress steps in.  They instantly, me included, feel alone, panicked, frustrated and start to drop things, lose things, forget things and feel really out of flow.

Here’s the deal, if you’re feeling overwhelm today I want you to know that you can change your state to peace as fast as you felt the stress or fears take over.

You’re probably questioning “HOW?!”

Right, I wanted the “How To’s” asap too!

You need to identify where this overwhelm is coming from.

Let’s say you have a calling within to be a life coach, but you work at your 9-5 job and you’re scared to let go of your “security” to really step into your passion.  So years go by and you wait and wait, beating yourself up that ANOTHER year went by and you’re still at your crumby job……it’s a strange feeling, I know…

So, here’s where you can go into the old beliefs that are creating your overwhelm.  Look at why you think you won’t succeed as a life coach, look at where you’ve been told “get a good paying job, it’s more secure”, or maybe you have a belief that you’re not WORTHY of happiness so you stay in a stagnant job because it reinforces that “See, I’m not good enough to be a life coach….”

What are the beliefs that are serving you and keeping you in your state of overwhelm, fear or anxiety?

Write them out!

We want to bring forward the shadow, the beliefs that we don’t want to acknowledge or pay attention to because they are “bad”, so instead we push them down.

Today, I ask you to bring them forward and see what they look like in the light.

In these beliefs are golden sparkly miracles that you can see, feel and love….once you love them and look for what you can learn from them, your life will change!

I’ll share with you….hehe…..I’m a control freak.  My analytical mind goes a mile a minute trying to piece everything together, including my future, my freedom and my bank account.  I will literally spend hours every day mapping out where I want to go with my career and my life and yet, I still felt stagnant.  As I shared with you in my San Diego Post, I needed to put my ego aside, surrender and let the miracles that are around all of us come forward…..I had to bring my dark shadows, the beliefs that kept me in “struggle”, forward.

Here is where I found my magic.  My gift.

Please do not be afraid to peek at what you want to hide so badly. Once you bring it light and let it shine, you will see that it can teach you so much and this is truly where your happiness lies!  You have so much power within you that you can’t keep playing small.

Step up today and fall in love with YOUR life.  Trust that you are always being guided, let overwhelm turn to peace and let your true passion SHINE!

If you have any Questions or Comments, please comment below!

xxoo

Kris

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When My Breakdown Created a Huge Shift!

Without sounding so “book title-ish”, what you think about, you really do bring about.

I can be open and honest here because you are my friends and I think to believe that we’re all connected to learn something from one another and this is why I know it’s safe to share what goes on in my life with you.  Thank you :)

So, let me just break my breakdown down for you.

Phew.

Over the past few months {could be because 33 is creepin’ up on me or because I know my heart and I know when it needs a spark!} I’ve been feeling a bit confused. You know life seemed great, I was healthy, everyone near and dear to me is healthy, I have a business that is pretty rad, people who love and support me, my freedom, etc…..but something felt “OFF”.

Have you ever felt like things were “off” in your life? You know where you question “what am I REALLY supposed to do with my life?”, I was more questioning “how can I get my message out to MORE people?”.  I have this message within me to help more people see their true potential, drop the mask, crack open and see the shining light within….the light that is supposed to shine bright and attract everything you want, but I was confused on how to do this in some areas as well.

I picked up the book, A Course In Miracles over a year ago now, read a few pages, tried to do a few exercises and put the dang book down because it made my brain hurt.  It sat on my desk as decoration for a year.  Legit.

The strangest thing happened 44 days ago.  The book almost started nudging me.

I’d be working away, coaching or rocking team calls and BOOM, the book was there in my mind.  Yes, I believe everything happens as it should, right on course, so I picked it up and read a page and you know what?!  It felt GOOD.  So every day I would read it and apply the exercises.

I can’t tell you that my life changed over night, but I can tell you there were some subtle shifts taking place.

For YEARS I would talk about living in San Diego for a few months…..we’d travel there and explore….our personal coaches all live in San Diego and events would always bring us down there, so I knew in my heart one day I would be there longer than a week ;)

Last week I had a mental breakdown after a “heated” discussion with Ryan over what I should do next.  He seemed to run whenever I’d have this look in my eyes like “I need to talk about my mission” because I would ask ask ask his opinion, he’d tell me to surrender and I’d get mad and walk away, grumbling…“what does he mean surrender, I can figure this out, I got this, I can achieve anything I want on my own….” grumble, grumble, grumble.

Finally after a conversation with Ryan just like that I grumbled into the bathroom for a bubble bath.

A Course In Miracles talks about how we’re not alone and we can never do anything alone.  There is always a voice, our spirit, guiding us, we just need to ask.  We just need to SURRENDER.

So I sat as the bubbles floated up and I cried.

I cried because I couldn’t figure out what my next step was in my mind and I felt like I let myself down.

I felt like I was failing.

My mind was weak I thought.

So, my last resort was “EFF IT.  I surrender.  What do you got for me God?!  What do I need to do.  I’m done with the stress, the confusion, the upheaval.  I’m leaving this up to you!”

Instantly I felt released.

Peace.  Ahhhhhhhh!

I sat in the bath smiling, almost like I didn’t need to worry about anything any longer…..

Then the CRAZIEST thing happened… a thought popped into my head about my personal coach in San Diego, thinking “I wonder if she needs anyone to work with?”

Why would I think that?!  Strange.

As I was about to hop onto a team call, I checked my Facebook groups and BOOM, there she was, my coach reaching out.  The exact message I asked myself, she was asking me.  It was like someone hit me with a frying pan and I was seeing stars!

We talked, it felt right, I’m now working along side of a woman that I admire so much, who runs a very success coaching business that I love so much and I get to learn from her…..in SAN DIEGOOOOOOOOOO!

My dream!  We’re packing up the end of March and driving down to San Diego for a few months!!  We’ll be making the gorgeous trek back and forth from Vancouver to SD and I can’t be more happy!  Yes, I almost threw up when I thought about leaving my family for months at a time.  It’s so crazy!

So, the point of my message today is that surrendering DOES WORK.  It’s a miracle to see your situation in a different light and to see a new way of thinking or doing things, but when you really see that you are being guided and if you’re cluttered with fears, worry or CONTROL like I have been, our inner guide can’t teach us and lead us to where we need to go.

It’s time to create space and give your worry and struggles to the universe.  As crazy as it sounds, it works.

A miracle is waiting for you now.

Who know’s what comes out of my new start, but I can tell you that I know what I am here to do.  I know where I need to go next and I am open to watching and feeling my next steps unfold.

If you’re ready to feel what you’re here to do, try experimenting with digging in deep and asking the question.  Have you ever heard your inner voice before?  The TRUE inner voice is the peaceful, gentle voice that feels good, not the loud, crazy, get out of my head voice, that’s your ego ;)  Follow the right one!

I was a basket case for months, so I know if you’re feeling like this too!

Please reach out if you need help, I here for you!

WOOOHOOO!

xxoo

Kris

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ZICO Coconut Water Vegan “Ice Cream”

Happy Friday, Loves!!

Ahhhh yes, it’s here.  Friday.  I love Fridays!

You also know that I love my treats, so today is going to be a fun Treat Friday for you!  If you don’t have the ingredients on hand, I suggest you write these on your list and head out to get them, because it’s super tasty!

Who doesn’t love a good vegan ice cream?  So naturally sweet and creamy?!  Mmmmmmm.

I’ve been having a blast in the gym lately and I am not going to let myself slip with too much of the unnatural sugary ice cream and this means you have to get creative in the kitchen when it comes to nurturing and answering to your sweet tooth, can you hear me?  It’s soooo good when you find something that is guilt free and tasty ;)

ZICO recently sent me a gorgeous package in the mail to try and I loved it so much!

If you’ve followed me for awhile, you KNOW that the dang Chocolate Coconut Water is like my crack.  So smooth, so sweet, so hydrating and it tastes like chocolate milk.  I know…..what the heck?!

So anything that is healthy, but tastes like chocolate creaminess, MUST be made into a sweet treat, right??  RIGHT!

I made a ZICO Coconut Water Vegan “Ice Cream” yesterday and I almost died…..so smooth and soooooo good!  It’s actually quite fun to have after a workout because it add hydration back and if you put a scoop of protein in it, it repairs those muscles!  Yes, this is muscle food :)

MMMMMM.

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ZICO Coconut Water Vegan “Ice Cream”

*makes 1 serving…yes you can share ;)

4 ZICO Chocolate Coconut Water Ice Cubes {Freeze yo coconut water in a tray!}

1/3 Frozen Banana

1/4 tsp Vanilla

1 scoop Protein Powder {TOTALLY optional – in these photos I did NOT use it}

150 ml of Coconut Milk {or milk of choice}

Cocoa for dusting

Stevia for sprinkling

Mix all ingredients {except the cocoa powder and stevia} and blend into a creamy ice cream mixture.

Sprinkle with cocoa powder and stevia and dive in!

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I’m in love!

Yup, I tried it later with protein after my workout and it was divine……..

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Ok, spill the beans, what are you treating on today?

PS.  Do you love Coconut Water?  Have you tried ZICO before?

xxoo

Kris

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Mexican Roasted Veggies ;)

I’m not sure if you agree or not, but I think Mexican spice is AMAZING!

Do you?

So the other night I was rummaging through the fridge to find some veggies that I could make for dinner.  I knew I had 2 protein sources to choose from – Eggs and Quinoa.  So why not make both, right?!

After a nice speed workout on the elliptical for 23 minutes and a KILLER shoulder and chest workout, I was starving and protein is my #1 focus after a good sweat session, so I started the quinoa bubbling, got my eggs scrambling and chopped up some nice veggies to make a fun Mexican dish!

The truth is, Mexican Roasted Veggies are my favourite, but they are even better when they have a wee bit of cheese and a lot of salsa on them!

If you’re looking for a fun and simple roasted veggie recipe with a bit of a kick, these are for you!

Try this veggie mixture over Quinoa, Brown Rice or as a side to Egg Whites, Chicken or in a Ezekeil Wrap {as seen in my last “foods I’m lovin’” !}!  YUM!

Mexican Roasted Veggies:

1 Yam Chopped

1 large Zucchini Chopped

1/2 Yellow Onion Diced

1 Red Pepper Chopped

1/2 tsp Cumin

1 tbsp Coconut Oil

1/2 tsp Sea Salt

Black Pepper

Sprinkle of Light Havarti Cheese {or any Vegan Cheese of choice}

Salsa

*Other mexican food fixin’s of choice {avocado, cilantro, tomatoes, olives, etc!}

To Make:

Preheat oven to 425.

Chop all veggies and mix together with coconut oil and spices.

Lay on a baking sheet and roast for 20-25 minutes or until the yams are cooked.

I like it when my onions and yams get a wee bit brown!

Top over your favourite grain or next to some scrambled eggs!

Top your roasted veggies with your fixings and ENJOY!

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Thankfully I have left overs for lunch today that I’m going to make as a topping for a taco salad!  I’m happy :)

PS.  I have some VERY exciting news coming up that I can’t wait to share with you!!  WEEEEEE!!  Stay tuned on Social Media!

PPS.  Do you have Instagram??  If so, leave your link in the comments below or come see me at @iheartwellness


If you make these, please snap a pic and share it with me on Facebook!


What is your favourite veggies to roast?

xxoo

Kris

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Start every morning like THIS and you’ll drop fear! How to Face Yo Fears Today!

Well, I can tell you there are a couple things you should be doing every morning that will bring more abundance, brilliance and health to your life….like rocking out your gratitude list, drinking a litre of water as soon as you wake up {hello engines!} and saying “I love you” to the people nearest and dearest to you.

However, today I want to talk to you about dropping the fear story that is on repeat in your mind all day long.  The one telling you that you’re not good enough to step out and release those 10lbs, heck you’re not good enough to start your dream business, make an extra $500 bucks a month or ever have the courage to speak your true voice!

Have you heard this fear rolling around in your head?


As my mom always said growing up, “what’s going on in that pretty little head of yours?”….well, most of the year as I grew up, no one wanted to know because it was very full of worry, fear and negativity.

If you’re feeling like this story of fear that is taking the driver seat of your life, has to go, then let’s make a subtle shift today to help you stay on track, ok?

To drop any FEAR that you have, you need to get clear on the “fear story” that is really cruising fast within you.  Is it the story that you are “unworthy of happiness”?  Mine was.

I want you to grab your journal and a pen….sit quietly, breathing in your nose and out your mouth….allow yourself to get into a calm state.  We’re going to ask your subconscious some Q’s that will help you bring to the light, this story that is keeping you still in life….

Until we bring it to light, you can’t rewrite it.

Ask yourself:

“Why am I afraid of _____________?”

Write your answer down.

Ask yourself:

“What is the commitment I am currently making to myself by believing this story?”

{You might hear that you’re fearful of stepping into your dream career as a motivational speaker.  The commitment you currently have been making to yourself is that “I’m not good enough, smart enough or pretty enough, so why would I even try??” – You will have your own answer, listen to it and write it down}

When you’ve brought your fear story forward, *record on repeat and it aint’ a good JT song!*, love it.  Thank it!  Without knowing and feeling it, you would have no idea how to rewrite it going forward and into the life you deserve.

So today, I invite you to find what the fear story really is and then do THIS….

Create a brand new story that serves you better than the fear.  For example, you want to be that motivational speaker, traveling the globe, helping women all over…but you believe you’re unworthy of this.  Try this new mantra for the next 28 days – “I have a gift that needs to be heard.  I am a great motivational speaker!”  OWN IT BABY!

Choose a new story that you can repeat for the next 28 days.  Make it compelling, something that speaks to your heart, like JT does to mine…..

You got this!  I believe in you!

If you have Q’s leave them below and I’ll get back to you!

xxoo
Kris

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Double Chocolate Cinnamon Blackberry Muffins

Happy Friday!

So the other day I posted that moist, tasty, Chocolate Cinnamon Faux Starbucks Loaf and it got great response!  Thank you ;)

As always, I ate it all.  Very quickly.  I love the chocolate and cinnamon combo, so I wanted to head back the oven with something even better….something more chocolatey.   However this time I wanted to use more protein powder and egg whites so I could use these heavenly treats as a great mid afternoon snack and keep the nutrition up to meet my fitness goals!

I’d like to share with you…..

Double Chocolate Cinnamon Blackberry Muffins:

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If you’re vegan or “egg free”, please just follow this recipe here and add in some dark chocolate pieces!

Here’s today’s recipe:

1 cup Oat Flour

1/2 cup Vanilla Protein

6 Truvia Packs

1/2 tsp Baking Soda

1/4 tsp Sea Salt

1/2 tsp Cinnamon

3 tbsp Cocoa Powder

5 tbsp Almond Milk

2 Egg Whites

2 tbsp Coconut Oil Melted

1/4 cup Dark Chocolate Chopped

Blackberries for Topping {I used Frozen}

Preheat oven to 350.

Whisk all dry ingredients together.  Whisk wet ingredients together.

Add the wet to the dry, adding more almond milk if needed and combine well.

Pour muffin batter into 6 muffin liners, top each muffin with a Blackberry and Chocolate Piece and bake for 20-30 minutes until toothpick comes out clean.

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These are a perfect VDay treat!  Full of flavour, health and a burst of juice from the blackberry!  I’m in love :)

I tend to have one before a workout…great fuel!

In other NEWS!!!  I’m a meditating queen over here!  I’d like to officially invite you to join me each day for 10 minutes of meditation or connection.

I’m not sure about you, but I have some severe monkey mind….I’m always “going” and I know as soon as I take a few minutes to calm down, journal, tune in and listen to where I’m guided my life radically changes.

Here’s a video I shot for you the other day explaining the #10minmiracle I’d love for you to join in!

I was zoned out today in my guided meditation and it felt great!

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Here’s the REAL DEAL!  Since  I stared seeing where I was holding myself back, and I found this through my stillness and connection I’ve gained, AMAZING opportunities are flooding in.  Legit, life is good!

So, if you’re ready to live a life beyond your wildest dreams, join me!  Share with me pics of your “zen den” or of you being happy!  You will get access to some awesome prizes!  I’m giving away goodies to people who share their pics with me on the Facebook Fanpage, Twitter and Instagram!  Let’s have some fun!

xxoo

Kris

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