"Life, what is it, but a serious of moments, which at the twinklingof an eye can change down a different path from what one might think"
Life has over the past months been a soap opera, which if anyone was watching on a screen would be drawn in with the drama, high tension and the resolution that always happens at the end. If we are in fact in charge of choicing our characters of our life play, along with directing, shooting, taking on different personas to 'get the point across' then i have been doing a damn good job. In the past i have joked that my life has been worthy of a movie. It really has been as twistedand high action as the local Days of our Lifes, or even maybe Home and Away. But, at what cost?
The cost for me has been painful, but then of late the guru messages have been saying the more shattered one's persona is, more light can come through. I would agree with this. My life has over the past 4 years been shattered wide open exposing my deepest fears, and asking me to live them, only too see a deeper, more softer side of myself that it would seem in hindsight, others could see but i couldn't quite yet see.
What does this have to do with food, nutrition and health????
I will challenge each of you who might take the time to read this to sit for a bit and just yourself a few of the questions below:
This is how my life story brought me to this point. I too have struggled with eating disorders, addiction - to bad behaviour and to filling the gaps with negative thoughts and bad behaviour. I am not 'cured', but i will way that i am now a long way to be ok with who and what i am.
I am a special person with unique gifts, that struggles with fitting in with the 'norms or life expectations'; my ability to read people has created a space that is being a lot more common in the younger generation, but it also means i struggle with crowds and lots of people.
I undderstand people, and will challenge them, just as i do on a daily basis to understand the motives of what is really going on in the world inside my self and how it relates to the world out there. Food is just another expression and medium through which this occurs.
This weekend, i took myself away from my life as i had been living it. I stripped it down to a few truths that i had been struggling with and again have found a peace which i am ok with. Changes are a cummin as the saying goes and it may not be as we know it. I am becoming me again, as i once was. And thank God for that, along with the people who have been placed on my path to guide me back.
To this end, i wish us all a smooth transition, to self love and acceptance; to seeing ourselves as we are, and for the conformists, may don't be so quite to surrender yourself to others, be true to yourself and let the magic happen.
The sun shines and warms and lights us and we have no curiosity to know why this is so; but we ask the reason of all evil, of pain, and hunger, and mosquitoes and silly people. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson
After years and years of observation and self reflection I came to the realization that the best way to face life’s challenges is to take a good look at yourself, assume responsibility for whatever it is that you are thinking, feeling and living.
If you don’t like something, change it; if you can’t change it, change the way you think about it.~Mary Engelbreit
For example, if you are interacting with negative people and these are people you have to deal with on a regular basis – like a friend, spouse, a family member or someone you work with, you should never allow their negativity to affect you and what’s most important, you should never blame them if it does.
Never give your power away by blaming others for what you have or don’t have, for what you feel or don’t feel.
The moment you do, you become a victim of your circumstances and instead of using your time and energy to overcome life’s challenges, you will get lost in the problems and you will get stuck in a really dark and unhappy place for a very long time.
Today I want to share with you 9 clever ways of dealing with the negativity that comes your way from those you love and care about in a more positive and effective way.
1. OwnershipGo from being a victim, from blaming, judging and criticizing to assuming full responsibility for your own thoughts and feelings. Take a different approach to how you deal with their negativity.
Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves. ~Carl Jung
Don’t say: They are draining my energy;.....For the full article (definitely worth reading)
A dietitian with an interest in mind, body, skill development and empowering people to help themselves. After living a lifetime in the first 40, it is now time take it easier and let things be and help others get their their 'life'.
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