Wellness Wednesday, September 6, 2017

I live in an RV. I also live in Central Florida. As you know, we currently have an epic hurricane bearing down on us. 

So, we have to evacuate. I have a good place to stay, with a friend who lives close by, but I am still anxious about the storm. I know I’ll be OK, but will my home survive? I already have trouble sleeping, and my do TERRA lavender essential oil helps with that. 

But I learned that it might also help with my anxiety. I have found that, when I diffuse it, or even apply a drop or two topically, it helps to calm me, giving me a sensation of peace and tranquility. 

It really works! It helps that I am as prepared as I possibly can be, and as it doesn’t erase the possible dangers that lie ahead, it does help me to cope. 

How do you handle your anxiety? And for all my Florida friends, my thoughts and prayers are with you! 

A Pocketful of Joy to Fill Your Day 


Scripture Sunday, September 3, 2017

And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring; 

Men’s hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken. 

And then they shall see the Son of man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. 

Luke 21:25-27

What scriptures are you pondering today? 

A Pocketful of Joy to Fill Your Day 

Wellness Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Healthy Eating! 

I’m trying out a recipe for a potato cleanse. If you want to know more about that, see Potato Wisdom on YouTube. 

In this dish, I cooked Yukon gold potatoes in the electric pressure cooker, steamed some broccoli and cauliflower, and chopped some crimini mushrooms. Then I topped it with some homemade vegan cheese sauce. I’ll have to post the recipe in another blog, as I haven’t perfected it yet. Still, all in all, it was good. And almost no fat. Very filling! 

I don’t really track macros, but one of these days, I’ll have to do it in order to share with you how healthy and nutritious this simple kind of meal can be. 

What are you eating for dinner tonight? 

A Pocketful of Joy to Fill Your Day 

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


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]


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