Don’t read the next sentence.

Ooooo….You little rebel. I like you. :)

Rebelling feels good, doesn’t it?

Yep. And the ladies completing the 21-day skinny dip society challenge thought so too. It was the most popular challenge last week – hands down.

Before I explain why we all love rebelling, get real with me…do you have a checklist? To-do list? A “things you want to accomplish in 2014” list?

Yeah. Me too.

And I’m really good at crossing things off (I’ve even been known to write something down after I’ve done it, just so I can cross it off. Feels.so.good. haha).

We also have a subconscious list of all the things we should do, need to do, and must BE. Sometimes they serve us in coming ALIVE, sometimes (often) they sabotage and suffocate.

When we get so focused on doing the “right” things and being “good” we sometimes feel the urge to rebel and be “bad” in other ways. <<< click to tweet this

For instance…. “I just need to go get some chocolate or some wine or have a huge binge on something.” This is more often than not with food but it can be shopping, drinking, smoking, constantly checking facebook at work, and watching hours of Netflix episodes of Scandal (I watched 16 episodes in 2 days… oops).

Sometimes these rebellions can feel amazing (not the food binge part, that just usually leaves us guilty and feeling lethargic and gross)… but they also keep us from freedom and living & loving our lives.

So, instead of waiting until we have to rebel, be bad, and binge (or snap at someone), why don’t we slowly start rebelling and breaking the rules we’ve created for ourselves that aren’t serving us?

When we take away the “that’s bad” or “I have to” title, it loses its allure.

So…break the rules. Rebel a little.

How can you implement a little of “being bad” and breaking the rules (the rules you are allowing yourself to subscribe to) into your life so that you don’t feel the need to rebel and binge in other parts of your life?

STOP DOING IDEAS: Don’t clean the counter. Don’t respond to every text/email. Don’t say yes to every meeting and “ask” for help (i.e. your child’s bake sale at school). Don’t eat breakfast if you don’t feel hungry. Don’t look at your to-do list for the day. Don’t put the dishes in the dishwasher. Don’t make the bed.

START DOING IDEAS: Use the men’s bathroom. Directly ask for attention from someone. Play hooky. Be honest and direct with your friend/mother/sister. Skip the gym (or go to the gym!). Pursue the guy. Walk down the left side of the stairs. Wear mismatched clothes. Eat crackers in bed. Take yourself on your own darn Valentine’s date! Or…cut the tag off of your mattress. :)

Dessert for breakfast? Try my most requested dessert recipe below…Carob Cacao Truffles.

NOTE: I’m not telling you to go rob a bank, be unkind, or do something that doesn’t work in the spirit of your soul coming alive. I’m asking you to break a rule that you’ve created that honestly isn’t serving you.

>>>>> In the comments below, I’d love to know one specific way you can rebel and break the rules today.

Being bad & breaking the rules… join me?

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CAROB CACAO TRUFFLES

Makes 32 balls (golf ball size)

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1/2 cup walnuts
3/4 cup whole almonds
1/2 cup pitted dates (approx. 8 dates)
1/2 cup carob powder
2 Tbsp. raw cacao powder
1/2 cup raw honey
1/2 cup raw almond butter
1/2 tsp. pure vanilla extract
1/4 tsp. sea salt
1 cup shredded (unsweetened) coconut

Directions:

  1. Place nuts into food processor and process until coarsely ground. Add pitted dates and process into small pieces (less than 1/4″ cubed).
  2. Add carob, cacao, honey, almond butter, vanilla extract and sea salt to the bowl and process until well mixed and smooth.
  3. Remove bowl from stand and form dough into golf ball sized balls.
  4. Roll into shredded coconut and fully coat the outside of each ball. Place in the refrigerator or freezer until chilled. Will keep for months in sealed container in the freezer.

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