Once upon a time I bought some dry chickpeas and moved them into the bottom shelf of my cupboard, never to be seen again. When I bought the chickpeas I had the intention of cooking them in the pressure cooker, tossing them in some cumin, coriander, cinnamon, and lemon juice, and roasting. Instead those chickpeas just sat.

When I finally did take those chickpeas out it wasn’t because I had any more time than I normally do. What I had was the perception of more time. I got home close to 9pm, same as always, but I wasn’t feeling well. The funny thing is that because I was sick and figured “I can’t do anything” I suddenly had the time to set those chickpeas to cook.

What do my chickpeas and inertia have to do with anything?

First off, chickpeas are delicious and nutritious (recipe here).

Secondly, those chickpeas showed me that I am in a place between living my current life and the life I want to live. I wanted roasted chickpeas, but I couldn’t figure out how to make it happen. Then I just did it and voila-a tasty, take anywhere snack.

I took a step. Then another step. Things shifted.

When you want to change your life, sometimes you just have to lurch forward that one uncomfortable step to get started. That isn’t to say that you can stop there or that it is easy, but making change is possible. You’ve done it before.

What are we changing right now?

Those chickpeas are about habits of mind that limit what we can do and what we think we’re capable of achieving. Start to notice where you might be limiting yourself and flip it around. “I don’t have time to cook these chickpeas” might turn into “It only takes 30 minutes to cook these chickpeas-I can do that.”

There are lots of changes happening in 2016

Quarterly TeleClass lectures will resume in April and we’ll post the whole schedule in March. It’s easy to participate and it’s free!

Our Reboot programs will be starting up again soon – both the three-month and the intensive will be available. Look for more information next month.

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My group class schedule for Waterside Swim and Health Club has changed. Please click here for schedule and class descriptions.

I will be away March 20-25. Subs are listed here.

Need some rest and relaxation? Maybe you need to work out some knots that literally have you bent out of shape. Read about my massage offerings and availability for March here and send me an email to book your therapy.

Be well!