On Tuesday night I had the pleasure of attending the book launch party for Kris Carr’s latest – Crazy Sexy Juice. Kris Carr is a wellness goddess I have worshipped for many years. She is a cancer thriver, a health advocate, veggie guru and NYT best selling author. This new book is absolutely gorgeous, and full of recipes and information on juices, nut milks, clean eating and feeling amazing. I highly suggest checking out Crazy Sexy Juice. We sampled some of the juices at the party and they were incredible! There was a watermelon-basil that will knock your socks off.
The night of the party was pure magic. Not only was Kris there, of course, but she gave a talk alongside Marie Forleo and Gabrielle Bernstein. If you don’t know who these two lifechangers are, google them immediately! I spent a long weekend at Kripalu Yoga and Wellness Center this summer for one of Gabby’s workshops and it was epic. What I love so much about these women is their authenticity, openness, wisdom, and support for each other. The theme of their talk was “Say Yes to Life”. Yes please!!!
My take-away message from this talk was “A lot of ‘no’s’ make room for the right ‘yes'”. So many of us pride ourselves on being busy, we are yes people who take on every project that comes our way, even when it doesn’t feel right. Sound familiar? Well as Marie would say, get on the NO train baby! A no isn’t rude, or mean, or negative… it’s authentic. Learn the difference between what excites you, what you are passionate about, and what you are saying yes to because you feel like you have to, for reasons that have nothing to do with you. Now, I would be lying if I told you that I have mastered this habit. However, Gabby tells us that we teach what we need to learn, and it feels right for me to share this with you.
How do you say yes to your life?