Wellness Wednesday, June 16, 2021

June is a really hard month for me, so I apologize that I haven’t been very consistent this month. I have health issues and grief issues. And I know they are intertwined. But I keep pushing forward because what else is there to do? I wake up every morning despite my emotional or physical state. My mind doesn’t stop even when my body does. I learned many years ago that sometimes, even having enough energy to dust the window sill is a victory.

This past week, we had no power except to our refrigerator and microwave. I’m grateful we have a gas stove and water heater. Nonetheless, it was hot and I didn’t feel like cooking. One of the things I did was buy precooked pasta, and made this delicious salad.

It has carrots, mushrooms, black olives and celery, dressed with a fat free Italian dressing. We’ve been eating a lot of salads lately. Our power was off for almost a week, and has been back on since Saturday, but we’re having record highs. Loving the simplicity of just grabbing a handful of greens and tossing them together with a few fresh veggies.

What are you eating on these hot summer days?

A Pocketful of Joy to Fill Your Day

Wellness Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Today is a bit different. I’ll start with a simple meal and then explain why.

I made a simple salad with lettuce, cabbage, mushrooms and steamed potatoes, with a plant based ranch dressing.

I wanted to keep things easy, as today is a mental/emotional health day for me. It is the 30th anniversary of my younger son’s death. This mama is still destroyed over it.

So I’m taking it easy. Simple food, a lot of reading and self reflection. Sometimes you just have to take a day off.

Thank you for understanding.