Ever notice that when we get hurt or when something doesn’t go our way we feel that negativity so strongly and it sits on our heart much longer then all the positive moments life has brought? We as human hold on so tightly to hurt, to what has gone wrong and then we forget all the good that has been and is right now. It’s called dwelling. Dwelling on the hurt, the negativity instead of seeing what’s real. This is hardening our hearts and keeping us from seeing all the light around us.
I was totally impressed by these muffins and their sneaky healthiness. And the kids loved them…Mom Win! Usually pumpkin muffins are pack with sugar and have a base of white flour, these muffins much different. I am always looking for ways to get veggies into the kiddos since they oppose them at all costs.
I’ve got two kids, one under a year and one over. I’ve got two dogs, one puppy and one adult. A house and a husband to care for. Let’s not forget taking care of myself and oh yea my business! Now that is a lot to take care of in just one day. And some of you reading this have more on your plate and some of you may have less. Either way it doesn’t matter we all have the thought of how do I make it through the day without going crazy and pulling my hair out…how do I check everything off my list…How do I accomplish things.
I happen to come from a family of extremely picky eaters. As a child I was one of the pickiest. Now that crown has been passed over to my brother. As I began to try and help my mom jump into healthy eating one of her biggest struggles was to make meals everyone could be happy with. So I came up with these three ways you can make healthy eating work for everyone.
As I sit here think of the conversation I just had with a dear friend I can’t help but wonder why we are so mean to each other. So many of us chose to use words towards each other that are put downs, derogatory, and plain mean. This particular conversation we had was about a facebook post on a big topic around children. No need to give specifics as I am not starting a battle between right and wrong. I simply want to express how saddening it is that still in this day and age we are shaming each other.
I feel like if you asked a group of people if they were up for Clean eating you would get maybe one or two people to say yes. This is because there is this shadow lurking behind those words “Clean Eating”. Even I myself thought woah seems like too much for me to dive into. Nobody has time for that I thought. Then of course I trained to be a Health Coach and learned what it actually meant to Eat “Clean”.
The word Healthy diet can be daunting. And it is often overwhelming too. It doesn’t have to be difficult though. It can actually be quite simple. You want to start small and grow into healthy eating. When I first dove into healthy eating I wasn’t sure I wanted to do it. It seemed like too much and it seemed boring and horrible. Then I did it anyway and I was pleasantly surprised with what healthy eating was and the plethora of healthy options. As I took on this journey I found 4 keys to beginning a healthy diet.
When beginning to eat healthy I had many second thoughts, many questions, and many times second guessed my choice. There were many foods I looked at and said no way. I was very closed minded in the beginning. Once I started to try foods I began to realize how much I had been missing out on. Here are some of the foods I struggled with in the beginning.
Taking care of your self is one of the most important parts of life and your health. It is often the one thing we forget about too. The truth is if you don’t take care of yourself you really can’t take care of anyone else. So before you give all your time to everyone and everything create some time for self-care. It can be quick, it can be long whatever fits you best...just do it! Check out my Self Care List below and bring one or two or more into your life...
Are you busy? I know I am, life is crazy at times. We have all been told that movement is important. We all understand we have to move.So how do we fit it into our crazy lives? This definitely feels difficult at times; however, it may not be as hard as you think. Some days it seems like time is not there, then some days it is and we just can’t figure out what to do, and some days we just forget it all together.
The summer is packed with fresh fruit and sometimes we get so excited we buy too much! At least I do…between pick your own fruit fun for the little ones and all the great local produce at the local farms fruit in the summer is on over load! One of our favorite recipes to make with our excess fruit is jam!
Nicole is a wonderful person full of passion. I so happy to have her share a piece of her journey to being Vegan. I hope you enjoy her Chocolate cup cakes too! You can learn more about her below and find out where her latest posts will be...