Emotions are unsettling. There are times when I would rather not feel emotions at all. The unpredictability causes more emotions. Why can’t I feel only peace and harmony at all times? (If you are into the Enneagram, can you guess what number I am?) Doesn’t that sound amazing? No conflict. No sadness. But in turn …
Conversations circle around me with key phrases that cause me to pay attention. “Todays calories don’t count” “I am not eating” “I can’t eat that because it goes straight to my thighs” or the counter phrases “I don’t even care””I deserve it””I will never lose the weight” I pay attention to these phrases because I …
Today’s the day. Your life literally depends on it. And you know it!
For me the action was cooking and adding the “extra” to the meals. By doing this I am fighting the lies of worthlessness by showing myself I am worth the time. I am allowed to take up space. I am allowed quality.
“Wow! You are really know how to care for yourself.” The sarcastic thought roams in my head after I finished my 5th slice of pizza. I quickly put up defenses to counter my poor eating choices.
“I will eat less and add extra exercise tomorrow.”
I can hear the chains clinging.
I realized I was not only tired from having little kids, I was tired because my body was not properly trained and maintained to support my life.
The things that are the best for me are often the things I have to will myself to do. Exercising, eating well, spending time with God, practicing gratitude; are all things that have positive results on my life but without intentional decisions I would quit in the middle every single time. We do not control …
“Learn how to cook–
Try new recipes
Learn from your mistakes,
Be Fearless and above all have Fun.” -Julia Child
Life is in a constant state of change, although it feels more so recently. That means we are constantly making adjustments in one way or another. The question is are you going to spend your time romanticizing about the “good ol’ days” or are you going to be present in the moment attempting to make progress in the situation you have been given? You have a choice.
Spring in Central Indiana, the morning air is crisp and invigorating, the midday temperatures are cool and refreshing, and the afternoon weather is warm and inviting. The constant change is a great reminder that fresh air, sunlight, and nature are good for our body and soul.