I’ve come to the conclusion that loving and respecting yourself is the key to happiness. Set boundaries for yourself and don’t allow what others say affect your happiness (easier said than done, I know).
Respect the boundaries that others set. Your life will become simple. Simple is good.
The world doesn’t rely on you for happiness. They can learn lessons, make mistakes and solve problems on their own. It’s called Free Will. that goes for spouses, children, grandchildren, all family and all friends.
Hard to swallow for most of us nurturers. All we want to do is help, resolve problems and show our love, I know this song and dance by heart. Stop. Focus on YOU.
Calmness will follow, and life becomes richer. You will have time to focus on the small things that matter.
Here’s a little nugget of truth ~ A lack of boundaries invites a lack of self respect. Think about it-if you allow people to use you, run over you, influence you and pretty much become your puppet-master, you are basically saying to them and yourself that you don’t respect YOU.
I’m going another step farther in saying that a lack of boundaries for ourselves and the way we eat is a reality. I speak from experience, believe me. Even though I’ve gained control of my “control” and learned to respect others’ boundaries, as well as set my own, I realize I need to respect myself in how I eat.
Binging on bread, eating ice cream, sampling cookies – it all increases my blood sugar, leading to possible diabetes and other health hazards.
After trying most every diet known to mankind, including Weight Watchers, Atkins, and Nutrisystem, I have come to a realization.
The enemies are not carbs, fat or calories, but “Overconsumption, of anything, is the enemy”
I need to get my head in the game and start with my mind because health and happiness is when the mind, body and spirit unite.
Sounds zen, doesn’t it? I’ve been told yoga teaches this, although I’ve not touched the yoga mat to date (might not be a bad idea though). Zen, according to the dictionary, is a Japanese school of Mahayana Buddhism emphasizing the value of meditation and intuition. I can go for that.
So, what was my idea behind creating a blog with my namesake on it, you ask? First of all, it costs money and time, none of which I currently have excess of, so I didn’t do it just for shits and giggles. I created it originally for myself. I wanted to keep track of recipes I created and tried. Simple enough.
Then I added a low carb section since that’s the lifestyle my husband led that allowed him to loose over 100 pounds in less than a year (under doctor’s orders to have major back surgery he required). I also use it to express my thoughts and feelings since I don’t keep a journal-too old fashioned.
I have no goals to accumulate thousands of followers, sell products or make money. My goal is to keep track of my recipes and to share them with others. Changing my blog to my name was easy enough when someone asked for a recipe (beats handwriting it).
Feel free to share any recipe you find or comment with a recipe you love. I’ll share it too.
Welcome to my simple namesake blog.