I did some cool exercises this week from Margaret Lobenstine’s book The Renaissance Soul. One in particular threw me for a loop. I was given a list of 50 value words, from which I had to pick my top 5. I have to admit, I almost skipped the exercise. I mean seriously, I have done this exercise a kajillion times. However, I am committed to researching MultiPassionate-ism for y’all, so I persevered.
This time the values I selected were wildly different from what I have selected the kajillion times in the past! Why? Because I was now viewing this list through the eyes of my authentic MultiPassionate self.
In the past, I always selected values along the lines of personal and spiritual development. I felt chronically empty, and thought the answer was to be found through diligent self-improvement … because clearly there was something wrong with me.
Um hello! Ain’t nothing wrong with this gal!
So, this time I picked:
- Personal Freedom
Well! This just opened up a whole new perspective on this exercise.
These are values I can ENJOY, as opposed to values I need to work on in order to improve my sorry ass.
Totally stoked now to move onto the next exercise in the book. I will keep you posted.
Toasted Coconut Hemp Bars
Passions engaged: trying out new recipes; amateur photography.
- 1 1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut, toasted
- 1 cup nut butter – I used peanut butter because it was what I had in the cupboard
- 1 cup hemp hearts
- 1/3 cup maple syrup – going to try it again with honey just for fun
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- Pre-heat oven to 325 F
- Spread the coconut on a baking pan (I put parchment paper on the pan) and bake for approximately 5 to 10 minutes (took 5 minutes) or until thoroughly browned and toasted
- While the coconut is toasting, mix all the other ingredients together in a bowl
- Add the toasted coconut and mix well.
- Press the mixture into a wax paper or saran lined 8×8 baking dish. Press really well. Refrigerate for at least 3 hours or better yet overnight. Or for the 1 hour I had the patience for.
- Lift out of the pan and cut into 16 squares.
- Store container in the fridge.