Someone asked me why I paint no big bellies. Big. Beautiful.

“Self pity” or “Self Care”

I have been thinking about how we react when things get tough and have narrowed it down to “self pity” and “self care”. Self pity seeks endless validation for our negative feelings and looks to hand over responsibility for our pain to anyone who will take it. It is closely tied to martyrdom – the […]

24 Hour Challenge – I will not Complain

Yesterday I took on a 24 hour challenge NOT to complain – not even once.  Initially I thought easy peasy – but then I realised to follow through was more difficult than I expected.   The challenge itself made me look closely and THINK about each thought and quip.  Instead of “sharing” or reposting some […]

Don’t Compare Your Struggles…

Originally posted on Bright, shiny objects!:
See on – Living Business Don’t compare your struggles to anyone else’s. Don’t get discouraged by the success of others. Make your own path and never give up. Todd Lohenry‘s insight: As Goethe said "Jeder hat sein Last und keiner ist leicht" [everyone has their burden and noone’s…

I choose

Why is it that when I choose a healthy option and empower myself, someone tells me I am deprived or depriving myself??? There is a world of difference between “deprive” ~Adjective Suffering a severe and damaging lack of basic material and cultural benefits. …(of a person) Suffering a lack of a specified benefit that is […]

2012 in review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: 600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 5,700 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 10 years to get […]

Originally posted on locavore:
150g celeriac 1 small (50g) zucchini 1 small apple 1 tbs lemon juice 15g walnuts, roughly chopped ½ tsp flax seeds few sprigs of snow pea shoots Mash and mix 2tbs avocado,1 tsp lemon zest, 1 tbs lemon juice, 2 tsp flaxseed oil and serve on this salad.  YUMMMMM.  Cut celeriac,…

Originally posted on Later Life Lady:
Surprising things to include in your diet to assist Rescue your fast food Blood sugar friendly fridge staples Paula Deen’s Menu makeover for diabetes

Favourite Places for Walking – Florence, italy

Some Italian cities are clogged with cars, but, in others, four-wheeled vehicles are delightfully absent from the narrow cobblestone streets and piazzas. Rome might be the Eternal City and Milan the world’s fashion capital, but Florence is one of the Earth’s most pedestrian-friendly cities. Walking is the best way to soak in the historic, sometimes-fairy-tale-like […]

Winter Evening

The wind is racing loudly outside, howling, and shrieking around. Night falls the wind whistles escalating within the dark. Warm and snug inside, I smile.