Being Present

Being Present

I have been thinking lately about how many people really aren’t present when they are eating.
I know quite a few as I watch people and they usually aren’t present in their daily activities.

How many times have you eaten in front of the tv (as a daily or almost daily activity)?
Or in front of the computer?
How often have you eaten and have eaten so fast you haven’t even tasted the food or really know what
you were eating?
Or you ate so fast and went back for more as you were still hungry and then way too full after the second helping?

How many times do you eat out in a fast food restaurant, food court or a busy restaurant that are noisy too? (fast paced therefore you end of eating fast too)

How many times have you gone and gotten your nails done or hair, or a lube, filter and oil change on your nice shiny
vehicle then stopped off at McDonald’s on the way home eating while you are driving?

So, let’s be honest here, were you really present while you were eating?
That means tasting each mouthful, chewing it many times, putting the fork down between bites and not doing anything else (even barely talking)……savoring the taste, the moment, the food and your body.

I used to be a pro at multi tasking……..I was a waitress and single mom, how many meals do you think I ate on my feet? Or while nursing, talking on the phone and doing something else too!!!!??
Probably too many!!
Sit down, relax, turn the tv or computer off and enjoy your food. Have a family sit down dinner night and talk to one another.
Not only is this for eating, but what about relationships and business…….we will go there more in the next few posts!

Just some food for thought……feel free to share your thoughts below!!

JBC

Changes

Changes

Hi Everyone

You have probably wondered what happened to me and this blog as it’s been a little while and I apologize for that.

Sometimes we start heading down one path in life and it seems to work for a little while or it is a stepping stone to something better. For me, that has been part of my journey, because I have an unquenchable thirst for knowledge, especially of personal development, health, well being, emotional, financial and spiritual, I take what I need at the moment and move on. Sometimes I go back, as the timing is right for the next part and sometimes I don’t, but I am constantly moving forward. Is there really a right or wrong way of doing things? Only if they aren’t producing the results that you would like in your life……in any area!!
Which brings me to the tweaking of my blog. I had been making some changes in my life due to being borderline anemic, my supplementing (and lack of it) what I was doing for my source of income allowing me to fully express, succeed (as an entrepreneur) the way I wanted and needed to, allowing in true health in all forms.
Life is never boring if we grow and challenge ourselves.
I took a bit of break to get healthy, clearer, refocused, committed, excited and moving forward.
Being healthy is so much more than eating and food and I wanted to be able to really talk about all things here that take us from surviving to thriving in all areas of our lives.
I will still be adding healthy recipes but it’s oh so much more than just food!!
Looking forward to sharing many more things with you, so stay tuned!!!

Have an awesome day, create a life YOU love and NEVER give up on your dreams!!!
JBC