The more I focus on life and truly being in it, the more I learn about myself. A couple of weeks ago I was privileged to have a wonderful older lady sit next to me at a market. Her friend wandered off to get their coffee, and my husband was getting ours, so it was the perfect opportunity to start up a conversation. And boy am I glad I did.
Life has a way of giving us the opportunity to experience all of our emotions, if we listen; if we tune in. And, if we are in tune. When disappointment strikes t's easy to get annoyed or upset at the small day to day things that appear to be the issue, rather than finding the real cause of our discomfort, distress or despair.
This week I have once again been reminded that surrendering is the one thing that moves things forward. A frustration at not being able to move in the direction I have wanted to has been simmering away for some time.
For the last 12 years we've lived in the country and I love our slice of paradise. With three-quarters of an acre and views to the harbour in the distance, it's the most tranquil place to call home, but there is another lifestyle I'm drawn to.
Over the last few weeks I've been drawn to what I now know is a Mediterranean diet, and have come up with a delicious new muesli recipe that I'm sold on. Not only does it keep me full all morning, but it's scrumptious. And, it turns out this is the perfect way of eating for my blood type.
For whatever reason, I think it's fair to say we all have times in our lives when we feel flat, uninspired and unmotivated. Whether it's caused by illness, the death of a loved one or a personal issue we are working through, these times can be crippling to say the least.
It can be tough letting go there's no two ways about it. And, I'm the first to admit it's something I had trouble with in my younger years. As I've gotten older however, I've learned that I only hurt myself by holding on and wishing things were different to what they actually are.
Late in 2020 I found that my energy was dwindling. Slowly but surely I'd started to lose interest in things that normally excited me. My motivation was at an all-time low, as was my mood, and every little thing was annoying the hell out of me. Of course I put it down to menopause and the extremely stressful few years I'd had.
With more available time now that I've outsourced more of my business, I've started thinking about things I've wanted to do for a very long time. But rather than just thinking about them, I went through a process to create a Life List.
After making my Paleo Bread I decided to experiment with some other options. What I discovered is that it's super-easy to make a variety of breads or loaves using the same basic recipe. Here's a banana one that's delicious.