I’ve Got The Joy…

When I was a little girl, I remember singing that song, “I’ve got the joy, joy, joy, joy, down in my heart.”  It was such a cheerful tune and lighted up my soul as I sang along with all my friends and we clapped our hands in the happiness of the moment.  Can you recall a time like that in your life, when your face hurt because you were smiling  so hard, but you just couldn’t stop?  Or has time erased some of what was once so easy to bring to mind?  It isn’t hard these days to lose sight of our inner child, the one who craves the simple sound of a song.  So here, I hope you’ll find a pocket full of joy to fill your day with just enough of that tune to see you through whatever is your need.  Stop for a moment.  Breathe deeply.  And soon, you may be singing of joy as well.

Wellness Wednesday, August 16, 2017

I don’t remember if I’ve shared these photos before, but I just wanted to tell you that you can eat a vegan diet and still eat out on occasion. 

This is from our favorite restaurant, Ethos Vegan Kitchen, in Winter Park, Florida (which, by the way, has been nominated as best casual dining restaurant in Veg News magazine!)

I love their lasagna, complete with garlic bread! Delicious! I think it’s my favorite dish on their menu. 


This was our appetizer. It’s called the Boxty. It’s a potato cake complete with sour cream and chives! All vegan, of course. I love this stuff! 

Ethos is having a customer appreciation month and tomorrow, everything is 20% off. Guess where we’ll be eating!

Yes, you can be vegan and still enjoy your food! If you’re in the area, I suggest you try them out! 

What are you eating for dinner tonight? 

A Pocketful of Joy to Fill Your Day 

Responding To Charlottesville

MORMON SOPRANO

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints released the following statement on Sunday, August 13, 2017:

“It is with great sadness and deep concern that we view the violence, conflict and tragedy of recent days in Charlottesville, Virginia. People of any faith, or of no faith at all, should be troubled by the increase of intolerance in both words and actions that we see everywhere.

“More than a decade ago, the late Church President Gordon B. Hinckley (1910-2008) addressed the topic of racism when speaking to members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He powerfully and clearly taught this principle:

“No man who makes disparaging remarks concerning those of another race can consider himself a true disciple of Christ. Nor can he consider himself to be in harmony with the teachings of the Church of Christ.” 

[see The Need for Greater Kindness – April 2006]

“For…

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Wellness Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Me at my worst. I did get down to an even lower weight, but I don’t have any pictures. I think I was around 110 here. I was almost dead. Literally. But through research, trial and error, I found a vegan diet. 

This picture was taken about 2 weeks ago. I’m not entirely healthy yet, but I’m on my way! So much better! 

I am now studying to become a certified aromatherapist! Between my new lifestyle and my knowledge and use of essential oils, I can’t believe the difference! I think it shows in my pictures. 

Is there any way I can help you along your journey? 

A Pocketful of Joy to Fill Your Day 

Wellness Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Salad fixings for tonight’s dinner! Healthy, delicious, and oil free! 

Here’s what it looked like when done. Nothing great, but it sure tasted good! The only oil in the entire meal was in the whole wheat naan bread we got from Trader Joe’s, which we ate with the meal. And I couldn’t finish it. That’s OK. I love leftovers, and if I get hungry later, I have something good for me to eat.

Did I mention that I love leftovers?! I love being healthy! 

What are you eating tonight? 

A Pocketful of Joy to Fill Your Day 

Special Sunday, July 30, 2017

Twenty three years ago today, hubby and I were married! Because, as a rule, we don’t go out on Sunday, we celebrated yesterday at our favorite vegan restaurant, Ethos Vegan Kitchen. 

I started to eat before I remembered to take a picture! But we began with the Boxty, an Irish style potato cake, with vegan sour cream and chives. Delicious and very filling! 

My main course was the lasagna! My very favorite item on the menu. It was 10 times as good as it looks! And, of course, it came with garlic bread! Yum! 

We also did a lot of running around, and came home for an early evening. 

I can honestly say that these have been the best 23 years of my life! I couldn’t ask for a better companion! He is my world… My everything!

Here’s to eternity with you, my love! 

What do you have to celebrate today? 

A Pocketful of Joy to Fill Your Day