Thursday, February 9, 2017

My Favorite Books for Personal Development

This past year has been really transformational for me and a big part of that is through listening or reading personal development books and/or podcasts!  I'm going to share just a couple of my favorite books this week and next week I'll share my favorite podcasts!

So, here's some of my favs (in no particular order!)
You Are A BadAss: This is a great book for you to set you mindset to being a BadAss and believing when you do good, good will come back to you!

    The Energy Bus: Wow, this book was a wonderful metaphor you being the driver of your own bus.  You need to drive it with purpose and inspire others (or you can ask them to get off your bus!) 

    The Go-Giver: This is a wonderful book for anyone looking to be successful.  However, it's not all about you!  The more you focus on others and providing value to them, the more success will come your way.  There is also, The Go-Giver Sells More, which was a fantastic follow up read as well! 

    Girl Code: Unlocking the Secrets to Success, Sanity, and Happiness for the Female Entrepreneur: This book is one of a few by the fabulous Cara Alwill Leyba, the creator of The Champagne Diet.  She writes to inspire all women to live their lives with no fear, and to create a life of your own design. 

Please let me know if you end up reading any of these or if you have any recommendations as well! 

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Better Bad No Bake Cookies

You know, sometimes you just need some cookies!  So, since our strict 30 days of Whole30 have ended (and I've only had 1 glass of wine and stayed strict since then because of how AMAZING I feel) I decided to make some cookies for the boys (and me!)  I had ingredients at home (PTL I didn't have to go to the store) to make some no bake cookies.  However, I'm calling these "Better Bad" No Bake Cookies--they're a better bad because I didn't use sugar or butter or milk so they're a little better for you than the traditional recipe.  Here's my recipe (it was super easy!)

Better Bad No Bake Cookies:
Melt peanut butter, honey and coconut oil in a sauce pan over medium heat. Stir as needed.  Once melted, remove from heat and add vanilla, ShakeO, and oatmeal. Stir and drop spoonfuls on parchment paper.  Place in fridge to harden and enjoy!  My boys really liked them!  (Just be careful not to eat all of them at once!) 

Let me know if you try it out!