jueves, 17 de septiembre de 2015


1.  Knowing deep down that every step is worth it.
Through every life experience, especially those that force you to look fear and adversity in the face, you will gain strength, courage and confidence.  Stop when you must, take a deep breath and say to yourself, “I am living through this and I am still OK.  I can take the next thing that comes my way.”
Make a pact with yourself and do the thing you once thought you couldn’t do.  Take another step, even when you feel too worn out or tired.  Find a reason to laugh, even when you’re trying not to cry.  Trust yourself, even when your mind second-guesses your heart.  Dance, even when others refuse to hear the music.  Dream, even if you’re afraid of what they might bring.  Open the door of opportunity in front of you, even when you have no idea what’s behind it.
Every step and experience is what makes you the person you are now.  Without this experience, you are an empty page, a blank journal, an unsung lyric.  What makes you ALIVE is your willingness to live through today’s challenges and then hold your head up high tomorrow with hope and tenacity.
2.  Consciously detaching and living in the present.
The greatest step towards a life of positivity is objectivity – experiencing something fully and then learning to let go and move onward.  The key is to accept that everything is changing.  Each moment of your life is unlike any other.  To live each one to the fullest, you must learn to be in the moment, fully, and then step out of it.  This is detachment.
Take any emotional feeling – love for a significant other, or grief over a lost family member, or fear and pain from a deadly illness.  If you hold back on your emotions and you don’t allow yourself to go all the way through them, you can never get to the point of being detached from them.  In other words, if you spend all your energy being afraid of feeling your true emotions – the vulnerability that love, sincerity and acceptance entails – you will be forever stuck.
But by throwing yourself into these emotions, by allowing yourself to fully embrace them to the point where you’re effectively in over your head, you leave no emotion abandoned or question lingering in your mind.  You know what love is.  You know what grief is.  You know what fear is.  And only when you know these things can you say, “I’m OK.  I have experienced this.  I know what this emotion feels like, and now I need to detach from this emotion and move on with my life.”
3.  Embracing change with an open mind.
As Oscar Wilde so profoundly said, “To live is the rarest thing in the world.  Most people exist, that is all.”
Living a positive life hinges on your ability to accept the fact that everything is constantly moving forward, away from everything that previously existed.  Not only do you have to emotionally detach from the past, but you also have to willingly thrust yourself forward into the unknown.  You have to open yourself to trying new things, especially those that you may previously never have thought of doing, or had been too hesitant to attempt.  This is how you open doors of opportunity for positive growth.
So many people live within the confines of unhappy situations and yet refuse to take the initiative to change their circumstances.  They are conditioned to believe that the only choice is the current choice because it’s the life they know.  Their comfort zone blinds them from the truth – that nothing is more damaging to the human spirit than a mind that resists progress and change.
All of your personal growth and much of your joy in life will come from your encounters with new experiences, and hence there is no greater commitment than to embrace an endlessly changing horizon.
Fuente: www.marcandangel.com

viernes, 11 de septiembre de 2015

Para cuando te sientas estancando....


“I don’t know what to do.”  “I’m in a rut.”  “I feel stuck.”  These are words Marc and I hear frequently from coaching clients and blog subscribers alike.  We all struggle with this kind of mindset sometimes, and if you are right now, it’s time to push through.  There’s plenty you can do.

The truth is, you have the power to move forward no matter what obstacles block your path.  You have the power to live up to your highest vision of how your life can be.  You have the power to follow through and make significant progress on your biggest goals.  You have all this power because you have the CHOICE.  In each moment you can choose what you think, what you do, and who you want to be.

If you're being pulled in every direction by forces beyond your control, take time to realign yourself with what you value most in life.

You don’t have to continue doing things the way you’ve always done them.  You don’t have to be held a prisoner by your old, familiar habits and assumptions.

Today is a new day, filled with new possibilities, so remember...

1.  Feeling stuck is a FEELING, not a fact. – When we feel stuck, typically our first instinct is to look outside of ourselves for someone or something to blame.  In reality, we ought to be looking at how we’re feeling, what we’re thinking, and how we plan to respond.  Your life is your responsibility.  While you can’t always change what’s outside of you, you can certainly change your perception of it.  And the funny thing is, when you change the way you look at things, the things themselves change.  (from the “Happiness” chapter of our book)

2.  Yesterday’s bad news is not worth reliving. – You can’t have a better today if you’re still thinking and worrying about yesterday.  Whatever could have been or should have been, doesn’t matter.  Even though you may want to move forward in your life, you have one foot on the brakes when you’re thinking about the past.  In order to be free, you must learn how to let go of whatever old news is keeping you stuck.  Release your regrets.  Discard yesterday’s frustrations.  Refuse to entertain old pain.  The energy it takes to hang onto these things is holding you back from a new beginning.  What is it you want to let go of today?  Do it!

3.  Feeling stuck is a sign that it’s time to make a change. – It could be a change of heart, a change in your perspective, or a change in your habits.  But the point in any case is that the way you are doing things is no longer working.  Imagine yourself as a river, flowing into a great ocean.  Oftentimes, a river grows narrower and appears on the surface to lack movement just before it breaks through to the larger body of water.  The same thing happens to us as we prepare for a breakthrough in life.  Our flow must contract before it can expand.  And the contraction is equally important to the expansion.

4.  What you need to do won’t be easy, but it will be worth it in the end. – If you’ve been asking the same questions for a long time, yet you’re still stuck, it’s probably not that you haven’t been given the answers, but that you don’t like the answers you were given.  Remember, it takes a great deal of courage to admit that something needs to change, and a lot more courage still, to accept the responsibility for making the change happen.  Growth and change may be painful sometimes, but nothing in life is as painful as staying stuck where you don't belong.  (from the “Goals and Success” chapter of our book)

5.  An excuse is standing somewhere between you and the next step you need to take. – If you really want to do something, you'll find a way.  If you don't, you'll find an excuse.  This may be tough to accept, but it’s the truth.  Stop making excuses for why you can't get it done and start focusing on all the reasons why you must make it happen.  The only person who can truly hold you back is you.  So no more excuses – it's time to change.  It's time to choose what's best for YOU.  Oftentimes when we feel stuck, we are waiting for something magical to happen.  We wonder when the winds will change in our favor.  We do this instead of embracing the present and admitting the change we need to make.  What is keeping you from stepping forward?  If not fear of failure, then what?  Insecurity?  Laziness?  What is your excuse?  We all have one.  And when we focus on our excuses more than our steps forward, we walk in a circle and fall into the familiar pit we call “Stuck.”

6.  Other people’s opinions can only stop you if you let them. –  Care too much about what other people think and you will always be their prisoner.  Your freedom lies not in the physical space around you, but in your mind.  As long as you cling to other people’s definitions of your truth, your beauty, and your happiness, you will always be chained.  Thoughts that begin with, “I have to…” or “I really should…” reveal where we feel most obligated to direct our energy.  Redefine things.  Write your own definitions.  Finish your own sentences.  Find your own way.  And most importantly, listen to your intuition.  It already knows what you truly need.  (from the “Self-Love” chapter of our book)

martes, 8 de septiembre de 2015

Bundt Cake de Coco y Piña

Receta de mi blog de cabecera: www.midulcetentacion.es
Para el bundt cake:
- 175 grms de mantequilla a temperatura ambiente.
- 250 grms de azúcar.
- 4 huevos.
- 250 grms de harina.
- 200 ml de leche de coco.
- 60 grms de coco rallado.
- 1 cucharadita de extracto de vainilla.
- 1 cucharadita de bicarbonato sódico.
- 1 cucharadita de levadura química.
- Una pizca de sal.
- 150 grms de piña en almíbar.
Para el glaseado:
- 50 grms de azúcar glass.
- 1 cucharada de leche de coco.
- 1 cucharada del almíbar de la piña.


Comenzaremos preparando el bundt cake y para ell tamizaremos la harina junto con la levadura, el bicarbonato y la sal. En otro cuenco batiremos la mantequilla junto con el azúcar hasta que se integren bien y adquiera un color blanquecino. Posteriormente añadiremos los huevos uno a uno. Incorporaremos el extracto de vainilla y el coco rallado. De forma alterna incorporaremos a la mezcla de los huevos la harina y la leche de coco hasta terminar con todos los ingredientes unidos. Finalmente añadiremos la piña escurrida y cortada en trozos pequeños, con ayuda de una espátula lo mezclaremos bien. Verteremos en nuestro molde bien engrasado. Precalentaremos el horno a 180º con calor arriba y abajo y a la hora de meterlo en el horno bajaremos la temperatura a 170º, lo tendremos por espacio de 60 minutos o hasta que lo pinchemos con un palito de brocheta y este salga limpio. Una vez fuera del horno dejaremos que enfriar el bundt durante 10 minutos y desmoldamos. Dejaremos enfriar por completo sobre una rejilla. Una vez frío el bizcocho prepararemos el glaseado y para ello mezclaremos todos los ingredientes, vertiendo el resultado sobre el bundt. 

martes, 1 de septiembre de 2015

Diez cosas que la gente fuerte NO HACE....

Fuente: www.marcandangel.com

Last night a reader named Karla sent me an email that caught my attention, simply because the subject of her email was: “Things Emotionally Strong People Don’t Do” (An interesting title for a post, I thought.)
Part of Karla’s email read:  “I love all your material.  You've helped me get through some seriously tough times over the past six months.  But even though I’ve made significant progress, I often struggle with emotional weakness.  I persistently resist what I know I need to do for myself.  So I was wondering, what do emotionally strong people NOT do?  The reason I ask is that I’ve spent a lot of time implementing positive habits in my life, but I haven’t really focused on removing any (parallel) bad habits.”
There are a million ways to answer this question (especially as it relates to Karla’s unique life situation), but since emotional weakness is something all of us struggle with at times, I figured I’d take a stab at answering Karla’s question in a general sense, for all of us.
Here are four things emotionally strong people don’t do:
1.  They don’t waste time feeling sorry for themselves.
Emotionally strong people don’t sit around feeling sorry about their circumstances or how others have treated them.  Instead, they take responsibility for their role in life, work on changing what can be changed, and keep in mind that life isn’t always easy or fair.  In the end, happiness is not the absence of problems, but simply the ability to deal well with them.  So look at what you have, instead of what you have lost.  Because it’s not what the world takes away from you that counts; it’s what you do with what you have left.
2.  They don’t compare their journey to everyone else’s.
Social comparison is the thief of happiness.  Do YOUR best and don’t compare your progress with that of others.  They aren’t YOU.  We all need our own time to travel our own distance.  Emotionally strong people know this is the truth, and they live by it.
3.  They don’t say, “I can’t.”
As Henry Ford put it, “Whether you think you can or you think you can’t, you are right.”  Emotionally strong people know this is true.  If you really want to do something, you can and you will find a way.  If you don’t, you will surely find a long list of excuses.  So stop saying “I wish” and start saying “I will.”  Turn your “can’ts” into “cans” and your dreams into plans.
4.  They don’t think it’s too late to start over.
Let go of the idea that it’s too late to start over.  Remember, it’s always better to be at the bottom of the ladder you want to climb than the top of the one you don’t… even if it means beginning anew.  Just because some things didn’t work out as you had expected, or didn’t happen as fast as you thought they would, is no excuse to give up on yourself.  Time passes one way or the other.  Do what you need to do so that, at the very least, you can look back someday and say, “I gave life my best shot.”
Remember, it only takes one idea, one second in time, one relationship, one dream, one leap of faith, to change everything, forever.  So hang in there.  Keep exercising your emotional strength.

6.  Other people’s opinions can only stop you if you let them. –  Care too much about what other people think and you will always be their prisoner.  Your freedom lies not in the physical space around you, but in your mind.  As long as you cling to other people’s definitions of your truth, your beauty, and your happiness, you will always be chained.  Thoughts that begin with, “I have to…” or “I really should…” reveal where we feel most obligated to direct our energy.  Redefine things.  Write your own definitions.  Finish your own sentences.  Find your own way.  And most importantly, listen to your intuition.  It already knows what you truly need.  (from the “Self-Love” chapter of our book)

jueves, 27 de agosto de 2015

Diez cosas que dejar atrás antes de MI NUEVO CUMPLEAÑOS.


Before your next birthday…
1.  Let go of what isn’t helping your soul smile and grow. – Life is to be enjoyed, not endured.  Follow a path that moves you.  You are always free to do something that makes you smile.
2.  Let go of the baggage you know you need to leave behind. – As we grow older and wiser, we begin to realize what we need and what we need to leave behind.  Sometimes walking away is a step forward.  (from the “Adversity” chapter of our book)
3.  Let go of feeling like you aren’t making progress fast enough. – No matter how many mistakes you make or how slow you progress, you are still way ahead of everyone who isn’t trying.
4.  Let go of the idea that you have too much to lose. – In the end, you won’t regret the things you’ve done nearly as much as the things you didn’t do when you had the chance.  I’d rather have a life of “OH WELLS” than a life of “WHAT IFS.”  Wouldn’t you agree?
5.  Let go of worrying about everyone else’s opinions of your life. – When writing the story of your life, don’t let someone else hold the pen.
6.  Let go of your tendency to avoid problems. – You cannot change what you refuse to confront.
7.  Let go of all your empty complaints. – If you don’t like something, change it.  If you can’t change it, change the way you think about it.
8.  Let go of the excuses. – If you really want to do something, you’ll find a way.  If you don’t, you’ll find an excuse.  (from the “Goals and Success” chapter of our book)
9.  Let go of lazy attitudes and routines. – You can’t underestimate a person who always works hard.  Be that person.  In life, you don’t get what you wish for; you get what you work for.
10.  Let go of the idea that it’s too late to start over again. – Remember, it’s always better to be at the bottom of the ladder you want to climb than the top of the one you don’t.

Note: If your birthday is tomorrow, or next week, pick one point to work on now, and then make it a goal to complete the list by your next birthday.

jueves, 2 de julio de 2015


Fuente: mi dulce tentación

- 1 aguacate maduro.
- 1 mango maduro.
- 6 palitos de cangrejo.
- 1 cucharadita de mostaza de Dijon (yo usé a la antigüa).
- 2 limones.
- 100 ml de nata.
- 2 cucharadas de vinagres de vino blanco.
- Aceite de oliva virgen.
- Sal y pimienta.


Cortaremos el mango en cuadrados pequeños y lo aliñaremos con vinagre, aceite, sal y pimienta. Cortaremos el cangrejo en tiras finitas y lo aderezaremos con la mostaza, el zumo de medio limón, pimienta, un poco de vinagre y aceite de oliva. Finalmente prepararemos la crema de aguacate y para ello batiremos el aguacate (yo simplemente lo chafé con un tenedor) junto con el zumo de un limón, una pizca de sal, la nata y una cucharada de aceite de oliva. Si nos quedara muy espeso podemos añadirle algo de leche. Serviremos en una copa alta para poder apreciar las diferentes capas y colores. Colocaremos primero el mango, a continuación la crema de aguacate y finalmente el cangrejo.