Tag Archives: balance

momentary craziness and hidden gems…

9 Aug

Hello everyone – I realize this is not my usual Friday post, but I was out of town on vacation with my family. I will be back on schedule this Friday.  I wanted to share a little about my trip and the lessons I learned along the way.  Since I’ve been publishing this blog, I am more mindful to look and record the lessons and the beauty in everything I encounter – the hidden and not so hidden gems.

momentary craziness…
Before I left, I allowed myself to become overwhelmed with an assortment of things.  So to the point that when I was getting into the car to run yet another errand, I bumped my head and almost had a world class meltdown right then and there – complete with tears, panting and all. I felt as though I couldn’t take another step.  Continue reading

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soul food diet

27 Jun

Several posts ago I talked a little about health.  I also made a commitment that I would hold myself to the things that I write about. It’s never enough just to know better…

Click here for several other wonderful salad recipes.

So I’ve been discovering lately that I really love salads and I wanted to share a recipe with you that I found pretty delightful!

1 bag of Fresh Express Strawberry Fields Salad Kit (Baby spinach, dried sweet strawberries, toasted sliced almonds and strawberry vinaigrette dressing)

1-3 Strawberries

1 Kiwi

A few thin slices of red onion

1 grilled, broiled or baked chicken breast – cook seasoned to your taste and slice. (optional)

Toss spinach in strawberry vinaigrette dressing. Build each salad individually. Spinach first and then top with all of the other ingredients.

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I’m really excited about not only starting, but maintaining a healthier diet.  I fully expect to see and enjoy the results of my commitment.

While I was thinking about this physical diet, my mind went back to a spiritual diet I participated in at church years ago (this is the soul portion of the diet).  For the record, when I use the word diet, I’m not speaking of a specific diet like Jenny Craig or Weight Watchers, but more of a lifestyle change. I’m thinking more along the lines of the definition of the word diet –  The kinds of food that a person, animal, or community habitually eats.

The spiritual diet is simply to exchange a bad habit for a more positive one.  Much like we do when we are working on our physical health where we may exchange simple carbohydrates for more fruits and vegetables. An example might be for a person who complains a lot to be mindful and replace the urge to complain with an opportunity to be thankful.  They say that 21 days a habit does make. What a wonderful chance to work on both our physical and spiritual well being all at once.

If you have a recipe, whether it be a food recipe or a recipe for life, please share it with the rest of us…

love, peace, blessings and enjoy your day!

health…where to start?

27 May

healthy, happy and freesoul positively me opens the doors for many conversations surrounding spirituality, being positive, self-acceptance, love, being thankful, and life in general.  I wanted to take a moment to address our health and remind us all (because I think we already know) how important it is to take care of ourselves.

Yesterday I had an opportunity to spend time with an inspirational young lady (I’ll share more about her at a later date) who is heading up an effort supportive of women who are living with HIV/AIDS in the Denver area.  We started with a wonderful lunch consisting of several tasty salads, and I was reminded of the importance of my health.  We had rich conversation about healthy families, parenting, healthy self esteem and attitudes.  It is amazing how all of these tie together.  Healthy bodies included.

I have a tendency to start off strong, whether it be working out at the gym or eating healthier.  For one reason or another I end up only being able to testify about “the time when I…” Of course I have my strengths just like you, but I seriously want to eat healthier without falling off of the wagon.  My reason is clear.  I know my body is God’s temple.  Staying as healthy (mentally, physically and spiritually) as I can allows me to live a quality life, especially as it relates to the work I believe God has given me to do.  Yesterday’s luncheon inspired me. We must be healthy so we can support one another.

Am I the only one?

I believe many of you have something to share about health.  What has worked for you? What tips or resources can you tell us about? Do you have any healthy recipes?  How do you make time? What are your greatest challenges?

I hope you will share your thoughts.  We all have some answers. What are yours?

peace and continual blessings to each of you…