HAVE YOU MADE PEACE WITH YOUR PAST?

I recently read an article in O magazine the other day,
titled Have You Made Peace With Your Past? It stuck in the back of my mind for a couple of days.image

It made me think. Is there something in my past that I’m holding on to? Or, has my past shaped me into who I am today? I would say, a little of both. There are things in my past that I didn’t want to let go of, because those memories have brought me joy when I was down, after reading the article, I think it’s time I let go and create new memories.

There are also things in my past that were not so wonderful, but those things have shaped me into who I am today, an educator. a mentor, a health coach, mother and wife.

The gist of the article was, our past changes when our perception changes. Our perception can determine how we view different situations or how we deal with others. This is not necessarily a bad thing, it’s just how we operate as humans. Think about an incident that happened in your past. Now, think about how you handled that situation.

What is your perception of your past?
Is it holding you back or pushing you forward?.
Reflecting back on your past, what would your present-self say to your past-self?

Whether your living in the past, or have fast forward to the future, your perception has meaning to your present state. You can choose to look at each situation for what it is, or what it could be.
As always, live life with no regrets. It’s time to release yourself from your past. Find solace and create greatness in your future. You only have one life, live it to the fullest.

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MULBERRY BITES

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MULBERRY BITES

INGREDIENTS

1 CUP OF MULBERRIES

8-10 Pitted dates

1/4 cup of almonds

1/4 cup of walnuts

1 TSP of goji berries

1/3 of a banana

Mix all ingredients in a food processor and process until dough like consistency. when finished roll into medium size balls and enjoy.

Slow-cooker-7 Bean Soup

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 7 BEAN SOUP

INGREDIENTS

2 Cup of bean mix

6-8 cups of water

4 Tomatoes cut into chucks

Salt and pepper to taste

1/2 Onion chopped

1/4 Cup of parsley

1 TSP of dried red pepper

Avocado

Combine all ingredients in slow cooker (except avocado). Cook 6-8 hours on high or until beans are tender.  Add additional water if needed.

Serve in your favorite dish and top with avocado

Serves 3-4 people

RICE NOODLES

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RICE NOODLES

Ingredients

Rice noodles

2 cups of Mixed vegetables

Onions (optional)

Sweet chili sauce.

1 Tbsp of extra virgin olive oil

Bring 4 cups of water to a boil. Remove from heat. Add noodles, let stand for 8 to 10 minutes or until noodles are soft, but firm. Rinse under cold water, set aside.

In a separate pot, bring 1 cup of water to a boil, add mixed vegetables. Boil until tender but not too soft. Drain, set aside

Chop of 1/4 of an onion

Heat 1 Tbsp of extra virgin olive oil. Toss in onions and mixed vegetables for 5 minutes .  Add noodles and chili sauce Cook until tender.