Arna Baartz Artist hits My Bliss List

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Today I want to introduce you to an incredible Aussie artist who has quite literally changed my life. Her name is Arna Baartz and she has inspired me to start this Bliss List.

I have been toying with the idea of a Bliss List for a few months as a way of expressing gratitude.

Some people have a gratitude journal where you write in it all the things you are grateful for each day. I’ve had one of these before but I find myself always writing the same things- I am grateful for my beautiful family, I am grateful for my health, I am grateful for a safe warm roof over my head… which I am incredibly grateful for and I know I am extremely blessed in the life that I live, however, I craved a more creative way to actively pursue more happiness…

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Raw Vegan Peanut Butter & Chocolate Ganache Tart

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I’ve mentioned before my seriously unhealthy addiction to peanut butter and chocolate, but this tart takes it to a whole new level.

And I’m not going to lie and fluff it up, while this decadent dessert makes use of beautiful healthful ingredients like Virgin Coconut Oil, Raw Cacao, Pure Maple Syrup and Medjool dates and is a MUCH better alternative to the processed sugar laden, vegetable oil (or even worse palm oil) filled, gross store bought cake, I want to make a point of saying that it is still a DECADENT dessert which should be enjoyed in moderation

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An Open Letter to my Husband

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My Love, I forget that the last few years have been a huge game changer for you too.

Not just because you are a man, and let’s face it, you weren’t the one who had to carry and give birth to our two beautiful little girls. I simply forget because everything you do you still do with such certainty and assurance.

I forget that some days you are genuinely worried the girls don’t like you. I forget because there are multiple times a day I am positive they don’t like me (usually because I told them ‘No’ or lost it and yelled at them, again), but it’s easier for me not to worry because I know our bond is so strong because I had the privilege of growing them, I got to feel them like acrobats in my tummy, because they were a part of me each and every second for a whole 42 weeks- before you even got a look in…

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