Happy Spring! And, if you celebrate, Happy Easter as well. This holiday brings back so many special memories from my childhood. Bright, vivid colors, beautiful clothes and pure excitement. Now that I'm grown and a parent myself, the anticipation is even greater. I love to watch my daughter search and discover and her expressions are priceless. It's the best joy I've known - to live through the eyes of my child.
Often times, I feel myself rushing through these special moments. I'm focused on work or laundry or things that shouldn't be a priority right then. Like most everyone, I struggle to find balance and I have to consciously pull away from stress, fear and worry and bring myself back into the current. This was actually a big motivator in how I decided the topic for my next summit, The Clean Living Series, which is scheduled to air on April 11th. I will share more details with you soon but I just finished interviewing experts in a variety of professions - all dedicated to promoting a simple, stress-free lifestyle. I have learned so much about the importance of self-care and finding a healthy balance and I hope you will as well.
A big influencer in savoring each moment is preparation. I find that taking just a few moments to organize my "next steps" definitely helps to reduce stress. This weekend, for example, I will prepare a breakfast casserole the night before Easter. This way, once I'm woken up on Sunday morning and feeling bright-eyed and bushy tailed (okay, well not exactly but it fit in so well with our theme), I can preheat the oven and cook the casserole without missing a single giggle. How's that for multi-tasking?
Here's a breakfast favorite in my house. I hope you enjoy!Print