Being Grateful

“Cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and to give thanks continuously.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Have you noticed how easy it is to find something wrong in your day to day? There are just so many things happening that can disturb your mood or disrupt your peace from the crappy commute to a stressful day at work or maybe you are just so exhausted you can’t tolerate the idea of doing anything else other than binge watch your fave series on Netflix. We really do forget that there is so much beyond our current circumstances. We are NOT our circumstances.

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Food for the Soul – Bid Adieu to STRESS


There are some days when I take a look at my to-do list and really wonder if even half of it is doable. My knee jerk reaction is panic. My heart beats rapidly, my stomach cramps, and I start thinking about anything other than the tasks at hand. Yeah, a little procrastination happens, let’s be real. No matter how much I plan, and I’m the queen of planners and calendars, I can’t seem to avoid a momentary panic. But what good would I be or how effective can I possibly be when I am under stress? Some people can function under pressure, in fact it’s when they shine, but that’s really not beneficial for my health – think raised cortisol levels and comfort food. Shoveling spoonfuls of coconut ice cream into my mouth while wallowing in self pity.  I don’t want that.  None of us do. We all want to feel as relaxed as possible.

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