shadow self meditations


Shadow Work is the process of exploring your inner darkness or โ€œShadow Self.โ€
Shadow Work uncovers every part of you that has been disowned, repressed & rejected. It is one of the most authentic paths to enlightenment

What can we acheive with shadow work?

  1. Deeper love and acceptance of yourself
  2. Better relationships with others, including your partner and children
  3. More confidence to be yourย authentic self
  4. More mental, emotional, and spiritual clarity
  5. Increased compassion and understanding for others, particularly those you dislike
  6. Enhanced creativity
  7. Discovery of hidden gifts and talents
  8. Deepened understanding of your passions and ultimate life purpose
  9. Improved physical and mental health
  10. More courage to face the unknown and truly live life
  11. A feeling of Wholeness

Your shadow self is your unconscious side of self. It’s where all the negative aspects you perceive you are or are not reside. We all have a shadow self that changes and evolves as your personality and growth evolves. The key is facing it, seeing it and meeting that side of ourselves. We often see our shadow self reflected in others. When we recognizeย and face our shadow, we can become more whole and balanced. But we ourselves can’t rid ourselves of our shadow self. This is something only time, retrospection, and evolving can heal individual aspects of the shadow self. But the shadow self itself will always be there hiding the things we aren’t as yet ready to face.

Before deciding to do any shadow work, itโ€™s a good idea to prepare yourself emotionally. Try to center yourself. This means bringing yourself to a calm state, so that you can tap into your psyche and feel more alert and aware. Do something good for yourself like a relaxing bath. Give yourself a hug. After all you are doing something very brave. Shadow work can be accomplished in many ways, from simple to lavish. You don’t have to spend money. You can do breathing exercises, go for a walk in nature, yoga, meditating, having a cup of tea and just being still, or lighting a candle.

After you’ve centered yourself with some tlc, it’s time to meditate!


I want you to imagine roots in the soles of your feet buried deep into the earth… feel them really sinking down and down deeper and deeper… you feel the earths energy coursing upward through your feet.

You may notice a color with it, browns and greens, deep earthy colors. It flows into your body, from your feet up and into your legs, your hips, and up your torso… filling you with warm earthy energy. Your hands and fingers may even feel the sensations of warmth, tingles and may even feel dry.ย 

It slowly fills your body making you feel warm and comfortable… finally entering up into your neck and head, you feel the warmth at the back of your neck, easing up to your head and even around to your cheeks and face. Your whole body is aglow with this slow warm earthy energy. You feel strong, powerful, part of the earths energy and feeling connected to everything that is. For just for a couple of moments stay with this warm feeling that is allowing and helping you to relax

We now stand with an open door behind us. Itโ€™s a very heavy oak door. As we walk through, we are at the edge of a woods and the birds are singing and its a warm and beautiful autumn day. The trees are alive with golds, yellows and reds. Just stand for a minute and really see all you can. What you are wearing?ย 

Flashes of color as we watch the birds flit from branch to branch. You wait as you begin to feel coming through the undergrowth, totems, animal spirit guides are coming…if you cant see them clearly, just ‘know, they are there. but if you can visualize them, what are they? Make note of it.ย 

You begin to follow your guide into the forest as sunlight streams through the trees reflecting their vibrant colors. You may see things along the path, make mental not of what you see. Flowers, branches, streams? What do you hear? Birds, crickets, frogs?ย 

Breathe regularly and gently, bathe in the sunshine to warm you. The sounds and breaths of the forest surround you… the birds singing… the colors… the smell of dew…ย 

Very soon we come to a large clearing. Meadow flowers and grasses swaying in the gentle breeze.. Birds dipping and diving in the meadow grass… we walk into the center of the grass…the center of the woods… carefully watching where we tread…

No sounds other than the rasp of crickets… the swish of the grass in the wind… and we notice in the tree line in front of us… and as we do… a shadow detaches itself from the tree line… it approaches… making no sound.. the grass not moving…

As it gets closer you see that it is a dark aspect of yourself… you stand still… holding your ground… as it stops just in front of you… stares at you… and with a sigh of relief… you realize its an aspect of you… you open your arms and hug it… pouring your unconditional love into it… pour this energy in through the center of your chest (heart chakra) or your abdomen (solar plexus chakra).. whatever feels right.

As this transfer of energy happens between the two of you, you feel the joy, happiness and love. You thank your shadow self for meeting and sharing with you.. Step back… take a breath… and turn away.. Back to the path… the colors and smells seem brighter and sharper.. The sounds clearer.

You sit for a moment.. in the sunshine. You take a deep breath, and slowly get up and make your way back to the door… the sunshine still warm surrounds you, with a final farewell to your animal guides, knowing they will be there whenever you need them, you step through and close the door behind you and with one more deep breath, you are back and open your eyes.ย 

Take a sip of water to help you ground yourself.

Mirror meditation for connecting with the dark side of our shadow
Mirror meditation for connecting with the bright side of our shadow


ten favorite things ๐Ÿ‚ october

๐Ÿฃ. ๐ผ’๐“‹๐‘’ ๐’ท๐‘’๐‘’๐“ƒ ๐“๐‘œ๐‘œ๐“€๐’พ๐“ƒ๐‘” ๐’ป๐‘œ๐“‡ ๐’ถ ๐“ƒ๐‘’๐“Œ ๐’ฝ๐’ถ๐’พ๐“‡ ๐’ธ๐‘œ๐“๐‘œ๐“‡ ๐’ถ๐“ƒ๐’น ๐“ˆ๐“‰๐“Ž๐“๐’พ๐“ˆ๐“‰ ๐’ฝ๐‘’๐“‡๐‘’ ๐’พ๐“ƒ ๐’ฉ๐’ฅ ๐’ถ๐“ƒ๐’น ๐“‚๐’ถ๐“Ž ๐’ฝ๐’ถ๐“‹๐‘’ ๐’ป๐‘œ๐“Š๐“ƒ๐’น ๐‘’๐“๐’ถ๐’ธ๐“‰๐“๐“Ž ๐“Œ๐’ฝ๐’ถ๐“‰ ๐ผ’๐“‚ ๐“๐‘œ๐‘œ๐“€๐’พ๐“ƒ๐‘” ๐’ป๐‘œ๐“‡!

pumpkin spice @SalonDSKOfColumbusNJ


๐Ÿค. ๐ธ๐“‹๐‘’๐“‡๐“Ž ๐“Ž๐‘’๐’ถ๐“‡ ๐“Œ๐’ฝ๐‘’๐“ƒ ๐’ถ๐“Š๐“‰๐“Š๐“‚๐“ƒ ๐“‡๐‘œ๐“๐“๐“ˆ ๐’ถ๐“‡๐‘œ๐“Š๐“ƒ๐’น ๐“Œ๐‘’ ๐“Š๐“ˆ๐“Š๐“ˆ๐’ถ๐“๐“๐“Ž ๐’ท๐“Š๐“Ž ๐’ธ๐‘’๐“‡๐“‰๐’ถ๐’พ๐“ƒ ๐’ถ๐“Š๐“‰๐“Š๐“‚๐“ƒ ๐“ˆ๐“‰๐’ถ๐“…๐“๐‘’๐“ˆ. ๐’œ๐“ƒ๐’น ๐“…๐“Š๐“‚๐“…๐“€๐’พ๐“ƒ ๐’ถ๐“ƒ๐’น ๐’ถ๐“…๐“…๐“๐‘’ ๐’ท๐“Š๐“‰๐“‰๐‘’๐“‡ ๐’ถ๐“๐“Œ๐’ถ๐“Ž๐“ˆ ๐“‚๐’ถ๐“€๐‘’ ๐“‰๐’ฝ๐‘’ ๐“๐’พ๐“ˆ๐“‰ ๐’ท๐“Š๐“‰ ๐“‰๐’ฝ๐’พ๐“ˆ ๐“Ž๐‘’๐’ถ๐“‡ ๐ผ ๐’ป๐‘œ๐“Š๐“ƒ๐’น ๐’ถ ๐“ƒ๐‘’๐“Œ ๐’ป๐’ถ๐“‹๐‘œ๐“‡๐’พ๐“‰๐‘’ ๐’ป๐’ถ๐“๐“ ๐’ป๐“๐’ถ๐“‹๐‘œ๐“‡ ๐’ป๐“‡๐‘œ๐“‚ ๐“๐‘œ๐’ธ๐’ถ๐“๐“๐“Ž ๐‘œ๐“Œ๐“ƒ๐‘’๐’น ๐’ž๐“Š๐“‡๐“‡๐’พ๐“‰๐“Š๐’ธ๐“€ ๐’ฆ๐’พ๐“‰๐’ธ๐’ฝ๐‘’๐“ƒ

plum preserves recipe:ย 8 C pitted, quartered tart plums,ย 6 C Sugar,ย 1.5 C Water
1. Prepare canner jars and lids.
2. In a large, deep stainless steel saucepan, combine plums, sugar and water. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring to dissolve sugar. Increase heat to high and boil hard, stirring frequently until mixture thickens. Remove from heat and test gel. (There are different ways to do this. I use a candy thermometer and bring it to 220.) If gel stage has been reached, skim off foam.
3. Ladle hot preserves into hot jars, leaving 1/4โ€ headspace. Remove air bubbles and adjust headspace, if necessary, by adding more preserves. Wipe rim. Center lid and screw band fingertip-tight.
4. Place jars in canner following the boiling water method for your canner. Bring to a boil and process for 15 minutes. Remove canner lid. Wait 5 minutes, then remove jars, cool and store.

๐Ÿฅ. ๐‘€๐“Ž ๐’ท๐‘’๐“ˆ๐“‰๐‘’๐“ˆ๐“‰ ๐’ป๐“‡๐’พ๐‘’๐“ƒ๐’น ๐’พ๐“ƒ ๐“‰๐’ฝ๐‘’ ๐“Œ๐’ฝ๐‘œ๐“๐‘’ ๐“Œ๐‘œ๐“‡๐“๐’น ๐’ธ๐‘’๐“๐‘’๐’ท๐“‡๐’ถ๐“‰๐‘’๐’น ๐’ฎ๐’ถ๐“‚๐“‚๐“Ž’๐“ˆ ๐’ถ๐’น๐‘œ๐“…๐“‰๐’พ๐‘œ๐“ƒ ๐“Œ๐’พ๐“‰๐’ฝ ๐“‰๐’ฝ๐‘’ ๐‘”๐’พ๐’ป๐“‰ ๐‘œ๐’ป ๐“‰๐’ฝ๐‘’ ๐’ท๐‘’๐“ˆ๐“‰๐‘’๐“ˆ๐“‰ ๐“‰๐‘œ๐“Ž ๐‘’๐“‹๐‘’๐“‡!

Wobble Wag Giggle

๐Ÿฆ. ๐’œ๐“ƒ๐‘œ๐“‰๐’ฝ๐‘’๐“‡ ๐“ƒ๐‘’๐“Œ ๐’ป๐’ถ๐“๐“ ๐’ป๐“๐’ถ๐“‹๐‘œ๐“‡ ๐’ป๐’ถ๐“‹๐‘œ๐“‡๐’พ๐“‰๐‘’, ๐’ธ๐’พ๐“ƒ๐“ƒ๐’ถ๐“‚๐‘œ๐“ƒ ๐“‚๐‘’๐‘’๐“‰๐“ˆ ๐“‚๐’ถ๐“…๐“๐‘’!

73265240_10157217176256077_1347840104185462784_o๐Ÿง. ๐’ฏ๐’ฝ๐’พ๐“ˆ ๐“†๐“Š๐‘œ๐“‰๐‘’….


๐Ÿจ. ๐’ฏ๐’ฝ๐’พ๐“ˆ ๐“Œ๐‘’๐‘’๐“€’๐“ˆ ๐’œ๐“‡๐’ท๐‘œ๐“ƒ๐“ƒ๐‘’ ๐‘€๐‘’๐“‡๐“‡๐“Ž ๐‘€๐‘œ๐“‚๐‘’๐“ƒ๐“‰

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7. ๐˜™๐˜ฆ๐˜ธ๐˜ช๐˜ญ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ณ ๐˜“๐˜ช๐˜ง๐˜ฆ 30 ๐˜ฅ๐˜ข๐˜บ ๐˜ค๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜จ๐˜ฆ. ๐˜ ๐˜ซ๐˜ถ๐˜ด๐˜ต ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ญ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ฃ๐˜ถ๐˜ต ๐˜’๐˜ฎ ๐˜ด๐˜ถ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜ฆ๐˜น๐˜ค๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ข๐˜ฃ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ต ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ซ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ณ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ๐˜บ! ๐˜›๐˜ช๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ฑ๐˜ค ๐˜ฆ๐˜บ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด? ๐˜•๐˜ฆ๐˜ต๐˜ง๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜น ๐˜ฎ๐˜ข๐˜น๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ต? ๐˜Š๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜บ ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ด๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ท๐˜ฆ? ๐˜Š๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ค๐˜ฉ ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฐ๐˜ต๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ฐ? ๐˜๐˜ฆ๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ธ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜น๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ด? ๐˜•๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ถ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ ๐˜‹๐˜ฆ๐˜ง๐˜ช๐˜ค๐˜ช๐˜ต ๐˜‹๐˜ช๐˜ด๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ? ๐˜‹๐˜ข๐˜ช๐˜ญ๐˜บ ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ธ๐˜ช๐˜ญ๐˜ฅ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ข๐˜ค๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ท๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฆ๐˜ด ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ๐˜ฑ ๐˜บ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ ๐˜จ๐˜ฆ๐˜ต ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ต๐˜ด๐˜ช๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ, ๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ท๐˜ฆ ๐˜ง๐˜ถ๐˜ฏ, ๐˜ค๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ๐˜ค๐˜ต ๐˜ธ๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ฉ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฏ๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ถ๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ญ ๐˜ธ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ญ๐˜ฅ, ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ง๐˜ฆ๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฆ๐˜ต๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ + ๐˜ข ๐˜ค๐˜ฐ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฎ๐˜ถ๐˜ฏ๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜บ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜ธ๐˜ช๐˜ญ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด ๐˜ธ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฐ ๐˜ธ๐˜ช๐˜ญ๐˜ญ ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ธ๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ฉ ๐˜บ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ ๐˜ฆ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜บ ๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ฑ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ธ๐˜ข๐˜บ.

Rewild Your Life

๐Ÿช. ๐’ฒ๐’ฝ๐‘’๐“ƒ ๐’ธ๐‘œ๐‘œ๐“€๐’พ๐“ƒ๐‘” ๐’ป๐‘œ๐“‡ ๐‘œ๐“ƒ๐“๐“Ž ๐Ÿค ๐“€๐‘’๐‘’๐“…๐’พ๐“ƒ๐‘” ๐’ถ ๐“๐‘œ๐“‰ ๐‘œ๐’ป ๐“ˆ๐“‰๐’ถ๐“…๐“๐‘’๐“ˆ ๐’ธ๐’ถ๐“ƒ ๐“‰๐“Š๐“‡๐“ƒ ๐’พ๐“ƒ๐“‰๐‘œ ๐“Œ๐’ถ๐“ˆ๐“‰๐‘’ ๐“ˆ๐“Š๐“…๐‘’๐“‡ ๐“†๐“Š๐’พ๐’ธ๐“€. ๐’œ๐“ƒ๐’น ๐’พ๐’ป ๐“Ž๐‘œ๐“Š ๐’น๐‘œ๐“ƒ’๐“‰ ๐“€๐‘’๐‘’๐“… ๐“‰๐’ฝ๐‘’๐“‚, ๐“ˆ๐‘œ๐“‚๐‘’ ๐“‰๐’พ๐“‚๐‘’๐“ˆ ๐“Ž๐‘œ๐“Š ๐’น๐‘œ๐“ƒ’๐“‰ ๐’ฝ๐’ถ๐“‹๐‘’ ๐“Œ๐’ฝ๐’ถ๐“‰ ๐“Ž๐‘œ๐“Š ๐“ƒ๐‘’๐‘’๐’น ๐“Œ๐’ฝ๐‘’๐“ƒ ๐“Ž๐‘œ๐“Š ๐’ฝ๐’ถ๐“‹๐‘’ ๐“ˆ๐“…๐“Š๐“‡ ๐‘œ๐’ป ๐“‰๐’ฝ๐‘’ ๐“‚๐‘œ๐“‚๐‘’๐“ƒ๐“‰ ๐’พ๐“ƒ๐“ˆ๐“…๐’พ๐“‡๐’ถ๐“‰๐’พ๐‘œ๐“ƒ ๐’ป๐‘œ๐“‡ ๐’ถ ๐“‡๐‘’๐’ธ๐’พ๐“…๐‘’. ๐’ฏ๐’ฝ๐‘’๐“ˆ๐‘’ ๐’ถ๐“‡๐‘’ ๐“‰๐’ฝ๐‘’ ๐“…๐‘’๐“‡๐’ป๐‘’๐’ธ๐“‰ ๐“ˆ๐‘œ๐“๐“Š๐“‰๐’พ๐‘œ๐“ƒ!

Dorot Gardens Fresh Frozen Portion Controlled Garlic & Herbs

๐Ÿซ. ๐’ฏ๐ป๐ผ๐’ฎ ๐’น๐‘’๐“๐’พ๐’ธ๐’พ๐‘œ๐“Š๐“ˆ ๐’ธ๐‘œ๐’ป๐’ป๐‘’๐‘’

Highland Grog – Butterscotch & Caramel by Bones Coffee Company


๐Ÿฃ๐Ÿข. ๐’ฏ๐’ถ๐“๐‘’๐“ˆ ๐‘œ๐’ป ๐“‹๐’ถ๐“‚๐“…๐’พ๐“‡๐‘’๐“ˆ ๐“‡๐‘’๐’ถ๐’น ๐’ท๐“Ž ๐’Ÿ๐’ถ๐“‹๐’พ๐’น ๐’ฏ๐‘’๐“ƒ๐“ƒ๐’ถ๐“ƒ๐“‰


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kabocha (carnival) squash recipes


How to Roast Kabocha Squash

Kabocha or Carnival squash is a Japanese pumpkin. Itโ€™s sweeter than most squash or regular pumpkins. The skin is edible once itโ€™s roasted. Kabocha contains iron, fiber, vitamins A, C, B and is lower in carbohydrates than other squash or pumpkins.
You’ll need a cleaver knife and carefully slice it by safely rocking the knife, this is a difficult squash to cut, so take your time. You can also poke the squash with a fork and microwave for 4 minutes to soften it for slicing. It can be baked whole for 15 minutes to soften for slicing too. Once the squash is sliced in half, spoon out the seeds. Slice each half into 4 pieces. The seeds can be saved and planted in your garden next year.

Place the squash on a foil or parchment lined baking tray. Brush the squash with melted coconut oil. Sprinkle salt and pepper or salt and ground cinnamon on each piece.
Roast at 400F for 35 minutes or until fork tender.


Roasted Kabocha Soup


  • A halfย a large kabocha squash (or double the recipe and use the whole squash), seeded (about 3 to 4 pounds for the half)
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 ribs of celery, sliced
  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped (about 1 Tbsp)
  • 1 1/2-inch piece of fresh ginger root, peeled and grated
  • 1 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 4 cups of vegetable stock
  • 2 teaspoonsย  salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

1. Preheat oven to 400ยฐF. Use a cleaver (it helps if you have a rubber mallet as well) to cut the kabocha squash half into a few large pieces.ย Scoop out the seeds and save them to roast likeย pumpkin seeds! and scoop out the stringy insides. Place the squash pieces on a foil lined roasting pan. Rub olive oil over all sides, and sprinkle with salt.ย Put the squash pieces skin side up on the pan. Roast for 45 minutes to an hour, until completely cooked through, soft, and caramelized at the edges. Remove from oven and let sit.

2. Heat olive oil on medium high heat in a 6 quart pan. Add the celery. Lower the heat to medium and cook until softened, 8 to 10 minutes. Add the garlic, ginger, cumin, and coriander and cook 2 minutes more.

3.ย Once squash is cool enough to handle, remove and discard the skin. Place the roasted kabocha squash flesh into the pot with the onions and celery mixture. Add the stock, salt and pepper. Increase heat to high to bring the soup to a simmer, then lower the heat to low, partially cover and cook 8 to 10 minutes.

4. Remove from heat. Use an immersion blender (or work in batches with a standing blender, only filling the blender bowl 1/3 of the way each time) to purรฉe the soup. Add more salt to taste. Sprinkle with lime juice and chopped cilantro to serve.


Maple Glazed Kabocha Squash

  • 1 kabocha squash
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • ยฝ teaspoon salt
  • ยผ teaspoon pepper
  • 2-3 tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • ยผ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ยฝ teaspoon rubbed sage
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a sheet pan with aluminum foil, shiny side down. Lightly spray with cooking spray.
  2. Cut squash in half from stem to bottom. Scoop out seeds and stringy flesh.
  3. Cut both halves of the squash into 2″ wedges. Arrange wedges ,skin side down, on baking sheet.
  4. Drizzle squash with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Using clean hands, rub squash pieces to coat all sides with oil and seasonings.
  5. Drizzle squash with maple syrup and sprinkle tops with sage and nutmeg.
  6. Bake squash at 350 degrees for 35-45 minutes or until tender.*
*Baste squash with pan drippings and broil for the last 3-5 minutes for a more toasty texture and flavor.

My Autumn Bucket List



Autumn Bucket List
Go apple picking
Make apple sauce
Go to a pumpkin patch to pick out a pumpkin
Go hiking once a week
Continue to downsize my wardrobe
Read the Vampire Academy series
Do a Halloween maze
Sip a glass at a local winery
Shopping a street fair
See family in Ohio
See family in New Jersey
Have a spooky/horror movie marathon weekend
Make a bat box
Work on an autumn themed 1000 piece puzzle while the fireplace is lit
Roast marshmallows in our fireplace
Volunteer at the Food Bank
Learn to knit or crochet
Run at least one Halloween themed race


Autumn Social Media Bucket List
300 Instagram followers (yeah I’m not on there much)
700 Pinterest followers
1500 Twitter followers
1000 WordPress followers
700 WordPress followers

Autumn Business Bucket List
Add 2-4 people to my Arbonne team
Help at least 2 people a week get started on a healthier eating/living path
Get my business cards made
Get all the supplies I need together to start having Sip, Sample & Shop parties

๐’๐’†๐’๐’•๐’Š๐’๐’” ๐’‚๐’๐’… ๐’”๐’’๐’–๐’‚๐’”๐’‰ ๐’”๐’๐’–๐’‘

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1 ๐’„๐’†๐’๐’†๐’“๐’š ๐’”๐’•๐’‚๐’๐’Œ
4 ๐’‘๐’†๐’†๐’๐’†๐’… ๐’„๐’‚๐’“๐’“๐’๐’•๐’”
1 ๐’•๐’†๐’‚๐’”๐’‘๐’๐’๐’ ๐’ˆ๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ๐’†๐’“
1 ๐’•๐’†๐’‚๐’”๐’‘๐’๐’๐’ ๐’Ž๐’Š๐’๐’„๐’†๐’… ๐’ˆ๐’‚๐’“๐’๐’Š๐’„
๐’”๐’‚๐’๐’• ๐’‚๐’๐’… ๐’‘๐’†๐’‘๐’‘๐’†๐’“ (๐’•๐’ ๐’•๐’‚๐’”๐’•๐’†)
6 ๐’„๐’–๐’‘๐’” ๐’๐’๐’˜-๐’”๐’๐’…๐’Š๐’–๐’Ž ๐’—๐’†๐’ˆ๐’†๐’•๐’‚๐’ƒ๐’๐’† ๐’ƒ๐’“๐’๐’•๐’‰
2 ๐‘ป๐’‚๐’ƒ๐’๐’†๐’”๐’‘๐’๐’๐’๐’” ๐‘ฎ๐’‚๐’“๐’…๐’†๐’ ๐’๐’‡ ๐‘ณ๐’Š๐’‡๐’† ๐‘ช๐’๐’„๐’๐’๐’–๐’• ๐‘ถ๐’Š๐’
1 ๐’„๐’–๐’‘ ๐’“๐’†๐’… ๐’๐’†๐’๐’•๐’Š๐’๐’” (๐’”๐’๐’‚๐’Œ๐’†๐’… ๐’๐’—๐’†๐’“๐’๐’Š๐’ˆ๐’‰๐’• ๐’‚๐’๐’… ๐’“๐’Š๐’๐’”๐’†๐’…)

1. ๐‘ช๐’‰๐’๐’‘ ๐’„๐’‚๐’“๐’“๐’๐’•๐’” ๐’‚๐’๐’… ๐’๐’๐’Š๐’๐’.
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3. ๐‘จ๐’…๐’… ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐’ˆ๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ๐’†๐’“, ๐’ˆ๐’‚๐’“๐’๐’Š๐’„, ๐’„๐’‚๐’“๐’“๐’๐’• ๐’‚๐’๐’… ๐’„๐’†๐’๐’†๐’“๐’š.
4. ๐‘บ๐’‚๐’–๐’•รฉ ๐’‡๐’๐’“ ๐’‚ ๐’Ž๐’Š๐’๐’–๐’•๐’† ๐’๐’“ ๐’•๐’˜๐’ ๐’‚๐’๐’… ๐’•๐’‰๐’†๐’ ๐’‚๐’…๐’… ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐’๐’†๐’๐’•๐’Š๐’๐’”, ๐’”๐’’๐’–๐’‚๐’”๐’‰ ๐’‚๐’๐’… ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐’”๐’•๐’๐’„๐’Œ.
5. ๐‘ช๐’๐’—๐’†๐’“ ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐’‘๐’๐’• ๐’˜๐’Š๐’•๐’‰ ๐’‚ ๐’๐’Š๐’… ๐’‚๐’๐’… ๐’๐’†๐’• ๐’”๐’Š๐’Ž๐’Ž๐’†๐’“ ๐’‡๐’๐’“ ๐’‚๐’‘๐’‘๐’“๐’๐’™๐’Š๐’Ž๐’‚๐’•๐’†๐’๐’š 1 ๐’•๐’ 1ยฝ ๐’‰๐’๐’–๐’“๐’”, ๐’๐’“ ๐’–๐’๐’•๐’Š๐’ ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐’”๐’๐’–๐’‘ ๐’Š๐’” ๐’๐’‡ ๐’‚ ๐’•๐’‰๐’Š๐’„๐’Œ ๐’„๐’๐’๐’”๐’Š๐’”๐’•๐’†๐’๐’„๐’š ๐’‚๐’๐’… ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐’—๐’†๐’ˆ๐’†๐’•๐’‚๐’ƒ๐’๐’†๐’” ๐’‚๐’“๐’† ๐’”๐’๐’‡๐’•.

๐‘บ๐’๐’–๐’“๐’„๐’†:๐‘ณ๐’†๐’๐’•๐’Š๐’๐’” ๐’‚๐’๐’… ๐‘บ๐’’๐’–๐’‚๐’”๐’‰ ๐‘บ๐’๐’–๐’‘