Last Day (Day 129 out of 129) of the Middle Path Makeover – No Beginning No End

Today is the final day of the Middle Path Makeover and it is my 35th Birthday.

This has been a tremendous journey for me. A journey in peace; peace with myself. A journey in balance and that it is ok to need to find one extreme and the other in order to find my middle path because that is where I know I’m happiest. A journey in giving and kindness, and their direct links to self-respect and love. A journey in being more awake; daily meditation has and will continue to save me again and again. Finally, this project has been a journey in good health; a journey that will continue for me onto the next project here on the Zenful Blogger.

I’d like to thank the Husband, (my husband Heath), for without his support, there would be days when believing in myself wasn’t quite enough to carry me through this project to its fruition. Thank you darling for your unwavering strength. And to my family and friends: I love you and thank goodness for you every single day.

Thanks for following along. 🙂 I hope this project has inspired you to lead a more balanced, happy, awake and peaceful life. You have certainly inspired me with your comments and support!

Keep on keepin’ on, and see you right here next time! 🙂

-Leah Joy, The Zenful Blogger

Counting Down to Day 10 (Day 119 out of 129) of the Middle Path Makeover – Juice Cleanse Part I

Whoa. It’s amazing what doing with a little less (in this case no solid food, only specific kinds of juice, water and herbal tea) will give you in return. Today was like a celebration of life! Totally silly to say, I know, but it was! Instead of spending a lot of my time throughout the day thinking about food, I spent it focusing on other things that were important to me like my work (I was more productive than usual), my friends, my music and occasionally trying to not think about food. I definitely seemed to have more time on my hands. 🙂

I felt a little lighter today, literally… and a little happier. A change in perspective can do that for me sometimes. I mean, don’t get me wrong, I’m hungry but I got through my first day without cheating at all. I really didn’t want food except when I saw someone else eating. I’m looking forward to tomorrow.

Keep on keepin’ on,

-Leah Joy, The Zenful Blogger

Counting Down to Day 15 (Day 114 out of 129) of the Middle Path Makeover – Zenful Catch Up, Part I

This is part one of a part three series to catch up on some much needed Zenful-ness:

For starters, the word Zenful (something I came up with many years ago), means full of Zen and is meant to in some cases be an oxymoron: Full of empty mind. Full of nothingness can lead us on our path to enlightenment. It can also mean full of the Zen philosophy and/or full of Zen Buddhism (although I do not claim to be this).

What does being Zenful mean to you? Ponder this for now.

-Leah Joy, TZB