As I've been thinking this month on everything and everyone I am thankful for, I realized that one of the things I am thankful for are setbacks. We see setbacks as failures, but I'm seeing them as teachers....and a chance to start again. I had the visual of the little Matchbox type race cars....the ones that you quickly pushed backwards several times to get the car wound up. You would then let it go and the car would take off. I think that's what happens to us. We have to get pushed backwards to get us wound up again to move forward!
Has anybody tried cooking and mashing cauliflower instead of potatoes at Thanksgiving? It's a great substitute if you want something much healthier with less calories and lots of vitamins! The recipe is online. Your family won't even know the difference!
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Why is it that the largest reason for early death is heart failure yet it is the most curable? One hundred years ago the largest early killer of Americans was disease that we didn't know how to cure or control. Today, something can be done. It's the holidays, I know. Busy little bees we are running from point A to B to C and back to A trying to be everything to everyone but how many times do we stop and do something healthy and beneficial for ourselves? I'm not taking about treating yourself or rewarding yourself. Taking the time to workout and prepare meals is not a luxury, IT IS A MUST!
When I get to the end of my road, I usually turn left and it takes me through a subdivision where there are different routes I can run. This morning I turned right for some different scenery. The road took me past a cemetary so I decided to take my run into the cemetary. I spent 20 minutes running on the gravel roads, and it was very thought provoking. So many people say that it's important what happens in the "hyphen" between the year of birth and the year of death. Yes, that is true....every moment counts. However, I think it'
This Thanksgiving, I am grateful for many things, but this gift has changed my life. Growing up I had always been told that the outcome or the final product is where I should set my sights. No matter how messy the means, always keep the end in focus. I can appreciate that this advice is practical and well meaning, however this thinking led me down the road of self doubt and rigid ideas about the way things are to work. As we know, even the best laid plans don't always turn out as we would like and often this leads to a sense of failure.
Thanksgiving is 2 days away, and already people are exiting my GECs early to begin poring over the hot stove to lovingly prepare a feast for their friends and family! With the holidays approaching, many people begin to experience some feelings of anxiety (of the big meal to come) and guilt (over the big meal they just ate). It is possible, however, to enjoy the holidays (and the delicious meals and treats!) without undue anxiety and guilt. Below, I have shared with you some holiday tips from UCA's dietitian, Janet Dance, MS, RD, LD to "Make it a Day of Th