Sweet Potatoes VS. White Potatoes

Firstly, potatoes – the beige variety – are not the devil. When baked and paired with some protein, or boiled and rolled in herbs and a little olive oil, they can provide a satisfying simple meal. However there is a reason the humble spud does not enjoy the superfood status of the sweet variety. To start with, regular potatoes are higher on the glycemic index … Continue reading Sweet Potatoes VS. White Potatoes

I’m Happy Thorn Bushes Have Roses!

“We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses.” Abraham Lincoln It’s so true that most people describe the thorn as being the prickly part of the rose instead of the rose being the beautiful and sweet smell part of the thorn. It’s really a matter of how you look at it, so why not always take the positive … Continue reading I’m Happy Thorn Bushes Have Roses!

The Power of Our Words

Our actions create our life… Agree? Our thoughts create our actions…. Agree? Our thoughts are communicated to us in the form of language…. Agree? So…how can we live our largest, most expressive and most loving life if we are using vocabulary that makes us smaller, weaker and discouraged. Do you know anybody, maybe even yourself, who loves to use phrases like, “This only happens to … Continue reading The Power of Our Words

Honesty with Loved Ones

“An honest answer is the sign of true friendship.” -Proverbs Have you ever had a lengthy conversation with someone without acknowledging a single thing you were really thinking or feeling? Maybe someone asked, “How are you?” And, instinctively, you said, “Not too bad.” Or “Yeah, I’m ok, you?” Or someone asked, “What’s new?” And your instant response was, “Not much.” Or someone asked your opinion, … Continue reading Honesty with Loved Ones

Approving not Judging Yourself

“Remember, you have been criticizing yourself for years and it hasn’t worked. Try approving of yourself and see what happens.” Louise L. Hay I have realised recently during my recent period of weight loss that the real secret to loving your body (and yourself) has nothing to do with diets, cleanses, or detoxes. It has everything to do with the way you and I think. … Continue reading Approving not Judging Yourself