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Did you have a party recently?
What did you do with all your bottles and cans?
Do you still have them at home?
“Learning moment by moment to be free in our minds and hearts we make freedom possible for everyone the world over.”
(Sonia Johnson )
|A little boy who was blind from birth had an operation, which restored his sight and gave him a new life. When he was asked how would he describe what had happened he answered: “Every morning when I get up I can’t wait to see all the amazing things. I never knew that there is so much to see.”|
“Something you consider bad may bring out your child’s talents; something you consider good may stifle them.”
(Vicomte Rene de Chatebriand)
|Research shows us that the common thread between all types of mental illnesses is the lack of self-esteem. Other studies show us that the crucial foundation for self-esteem occurs unconsciously at early ages.|
“He who never made a mistake never made a discovery.”
|We spend our time trying to avoid making mistakes or doing the wrong thing – so much so that the avoidance on its own becomes a problem that starts eating us up. Many people who hold esteemed places in the history books learned from making mistakes and taking risks. Nobody ever became famous just for being perfect.|
“I love you not for what you are, but for what I am when I am with you.” ~Roy Croft
From the day we were born, our environment has had a strong influence on us. We don’t always pay enough attention to this fact and we’re not always properly aware of it either. When we are put in close contact with other people, flecks of their character, behaviour and values cross over and embed themselves in us.
This crossover can be good for us or it can have very negative consequences on our feelings about ourselves.
“One who is too insistent on his own views, finds few to agree with him.” ~ Lao Tsu
Do you realise how negatively you talk to yourself?
Monitoring self-talk is one of the most important areas of your thinking that you need to change. Every word you say to yourself is connected with a feeling and changing the way you feel can start with changing the way you are talking to yourself.
Let’s do a little exercise
Dysfunctional eating habits have very negative effect on your body. Frequent occurrences of cystitis are very common. It can be very painful experience but there are natural ways to help you to cope and prevent these attacks. Cranberries contain compounds which work against the bacteria and prevent it from sticking to the walls of the urinary tracks. Try this cranberry and carrot soup.
Cranberry and Carrot Soup
When you suffer from eating distress you find hard to trust your body. You were pre-programme by many marketing strategies. Repeated theory becames a fact ... so many facts are just product of advertisement. In recovery you need to learn to think about your body differently. It is a precious instrument which needs to be looked after. It is like a chemical factory and you are the manager, so some of your departments need more of your energy, lets start now to think differently about the food, lets see it as an energy source, the more you practice, the easier it will become.
Today you can continue to be experimental in the art of making soups. You do not need exact recipes for soups, in making soups you can use your imagination as much is possible and experiment with seasonal vegetable and the ingredients in your kitchen. Choose which vegetable is your favourite and use different combinations. In June the weather is getting warmer, so this week we can make a chilled and very refreshing soup.
Recipe of the day:
Chilled Cucumber and Mint Soup
“I was taught that the way of progress is neither swift nor easy.”
Do you find recovery difficult?
Everybody is looking forward to their holidays and planning what they are going to do and how they are going to enjoy themselves. And your mind is racing with ideas how to lose weight. Sometimes it is even hard to look forward to something. In times like this we need to remind ourselves that even if it is not easy we still can do it and we will do it.