Cyndi's Blog

Cyndi's Blog

Chunky Monkey Chocolate Smoothie

Chunky Monkey Chocolate Smoothie

Ingredients: 1 Packet of Dairy Free Rich Chocolate Isalean Shake 1 TBSP of Almond/Peanut Butter or PB Fit Powder ½ Frozen Banana 2-4 Ice Cubes 8 ounces of water   Directions: Add water, frozen banana & ice to blender first Add remaining ingredients and blend until...

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Warm and Roasted Winter Quinoa Bowl

Warm and Roasted Winter Quinoa Bowl

FOR THE SALAD: 2 large (400 g) Yukon Gold potatoes, chopped into 1/2-inch chunks (2 1/2 cups) 12 ounces (350 g) green beans, trimmed and chopped into 1-inch pieces (3 cups) 3 large garlic cloves, peel left on 1 tablespoon (15 mL) extra-virgin olive oil Fine sea salt...

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Primavera Stuffed Chicken

Primavera Stuffed Chicken

This can be a real crowd favorite, and something the whole home will enjoy too!   INGREDIENTS 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (about 1 1/2 pounds) 1 zucchini, halved lengthwise and thinly sliced into half-moons 3 medium tomatoes, halved and thinly sliced into...

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The Power of an Impressive GPA

The Power of an Impressive GPA

Running alone is never my first choice. I love to meet up with friends and spend time running together. But there are those days when I have to run alone, and while I never look forward to it, I typically have peacefully profound experiences. Today was one of those...

read more
Finding Silver Linings

Finding Silver Linings

When life gets most challenging, you can respond a few different ways. You can choose a state of fear, try to cling to control and make sure you are safe. You can wait for someone or something external to come and protect you: government assistance, growth in the...

read more
The Need to be Productive

The Need to be Productive

My life moves pretty fast. It has for a long time, and I’ve come to prefer it that way. As an 18 year old girl, I was working full time during the day, taking college classes at night, and teaching aerobics in whatever pockets of time I had left. It was a crazy time,...

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5 Months Down, 7 To Go

5 Months Down, 7 To Go

Every December, I am very intentional about vision casting for the new year. I set clear goals to manifest my dreams, and I create a vision board so I can physically see what I’m working towards each day. This is a sacred practice for me, one that I truly look forward...

read more
Let It Go

Let It Go

Life has been looking pretty different these last few weeks hasn’t it? Our lives can be so fast paced and we came to a shocking and grinding halt a little over a month ago. For many, it’s strange to be home so much, to actually be spending time with family, to not be...

read more
The Magic of Decluttering

The Magic of Decluttering

Twenty years in one house. Have you ever lived in the same house for twenty years? There’s so many beautiful aspects to the experience. The Christmas morning routines that could only grow from years of repetition. The evolution of bedrooms as kids turn to preteens and...

read more
Back to Mindset Basics

Back to Mindset Basics

When you start your personal growth journey, there almost seems to be a natural progression of information you become aware of and exposed to. Call it happenchance or divine order, but I’ve observed a certain pattern to the books/podcasts/documentaries you start with...

read more
Our New Normal

Our New Normal

Today is our 16th day of quarantine in the Walter household, with only 25 more days to go. It’s a challenge mentally, physically, and emotionally to be isolated at home, unable to do so many of our favorite things. But ultimately, the whole reason we’re here is to...

read more
The Higher Good

The Higher Good

It is one of my foundational beliefs that everything happens for a reason, and that reason is always working for our highest good. It is certainly challenging to see the good in a virus that has been destructive for so many people. My heart aches for those who have...

read more
What Drives You?

What Drives You?

If you’ve been following me for any amount of time, you’ve probably heard me train, or at the very least mention, the importance of having a why. The things worth having in life aren’t always easy to get, and having a reason for putting yourself through the necessary...

read more
Stinky Thinking

Stinky Thinking

Most 11 year olds are focused on having fun with friends and exploring different hobbies, their biggest concern being an introduction to algebra. When I was 11, I became responsible for buying my own clothes and having my own spending money. So rather than spending...

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Listening to Your Body

Listening to Your Body

Let me paint a picture for you. It’s an average morning. A minor tornado swept through the kitchen as your kids hustled out the door for school, but you are now settling into the day with a big cup of coffee. You run through today’s to-do list in your head while...

read more
Chunky Monkey Chocolate Smoothie

Chunky Monkey Chocolate Smoothie

Ingredients: 1 Packet of Dairy Free Rich Chocolate Isalean Shake 1 TBSP of Almond/Peanut Butter or PB Fit Powder ½ Frozen Banana 2-4 Ice Cubes 8 ounces of water   Directions: Add water, frozen banana & ice to blender first Add remaining ingredients and blend until...

read more
Warm and Roasted Winter Quinoa Bowl

Warm and Roasted Winter Quinoa Bowl

FOR THE SALAD: 2 large (400 g) Yukon Gold potatoes, chopped into 1/2-inch chunks (2 1/2 cups) 12 ounces (350 g) green beans, trimmed and chopped into 1-inch pieces (3 cups) 3 large garlic cloves, peel left on 1 tablespoon (15 mL) extra-virgin olive oil Fine sea salt...

read more
Primavera Stuffed Chicken

Primavera Stuffed Chicken

This can be a real crowd favorite, and something the whole home will enjoy too!   INGREDIENTS 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (about 1 1/2 pounds) 1 zucchini, halved lengthwise and thinly sliced into half-moons 3 medium tomatoes, halved and thinly sliced into...

read more
The Power of an Impressive GPA

The Power of an Impressive GPA

Running alone is never my first choice. I love to meet up with friends and spend time running together. But there are those days when I have to run alone, and while I never look forward to it, I typically have peacefully profound experiences. Today was one of those...

read more
Finding Silver Linings

Finding Silver Linings

When life gets most challenging, you can respond a few different ways. You can choose a state of fear, try to cling to control and make sure you are safe. You can wait for someone or something external to come and protect you: government assistance, growth in the...

read more
The Need to be Productive

The Need to be Productive

My life moves pretty fast. It has for a long time, and I’ve come to prefer it that way. As an 18 year old girl, I was working full time during the day, taking college classes at night, and teaching aerobics in whatever pockets of time I had left. It was a crazy time,...

read more
5 Months Down, 7 To Go

5 Months Down, 7 To Go

Every December, I am very intentional about vision casting for the new year. I set clear goals to manifest my dreams, and I create a vision board so I can physically see what I’m working towards each day. This is a sacred practice for me, one that I truly look forward...

read more
Let It Go

Let It Go

Life has been looking pretty different these last few weeks hasn’t it? Our lives can be so fast paced and we came to a shocking and grinding halt a little over a month ago. For many, it’s strange to be home so much, to actually be spending time with family, to not be...

read more
The Magic of Decluttering

The Magic of Decluttering

Twenty years in one house. Have you ever lived in the same house for twenty years? There’s so many beautiful aspects to the experience. The Christmas morning routines that could only grow from years of repetition. The evolution of bedrooms as kids turn to preteens and...

read more
Back to Mindset Basics

Back to Mindset Basics

When you start your personal growth journey, there almost seems to be a natural progression of information you become aware of and exposed to. Call it happenchance or divine order, but I’ve observed a certain pattern to the books/podcasts/documentaries you start with...

read more
Our New Normal

Our New Normal

Today is our 16th day of quarantine in the Walter household, with only 25 more days to go. It’s a challenge mentally, physically, and emotionally to be isolated at home, unable to do so many of our favorite things. But ultimately, the whole reason we’re here is to...

read more
The Higher Good

The Higher Good

It is one of my foundational beliefs that everything happens for a reason, and that reason is always working for our highest good. It is certainly challenging to see the good in a virus that has been destructive for so many people. My heart aches for those who have...

read more
What Drives You?

What Drives You?

If you’ve been following me for any amount of time, you’ve probably heard me train, or at the very least mention, the importance of having a why. The things worth having in life aren’t always easy to get, and having a reason for putting yourself through the necessary...

read more
Stinky Thinking

Stinky Thinking

Most 11 year olds are focused on having fun with friends and exploring different hobbies, their biggest concern being an introduction to algebra. When I was 11, I became responsible for buying my own clothes and having my own spending money. So rather than spending...

read more
Listening to Your Body

Listening to Your Body

Let me paint a picture for you. It’s an average morning. A minor tornado swept through the kitchen as your kids hustled out the door for school, but you are now settling into the day with a big cup of coffee. You run through today’s to-do list in your head while...

read more