My mission, should I choose to accept it, is to find peace with exactly who and what I am. To take pride in my thoughts, my appearance, my talents, my flaws and to stop this incessant worrying thatI can’t be loved as I am. Anais Nin
There are no rules here. We’re trying to accomplish something.
I have been traveling a lot for work, and it’s been a challenge to stick to the Autoimmune Protocol (AIP). This post is a little celebration of surviving nine days of travel, and eating well the whole time.
This is a salad with mixed greens, radicchio, endives, little sprouts, sautéed meat, and a little garnish of Kite Cheese (made from fermented almonds).
While I was in Southern California I found these beautiful purple Brussels sprouts, a first for me:
Below is a breakfast casserole, mostly sulphur vegetables (in keeping with the Wahls Protocol), because they are harder to find when I travel. It’s riced cauliflower, steamed Brussels sprouts, sautéed onions and mushrooms, and some ground chicken.
The greatest amount of wasted time is the time not getting started.
When you follow your bliss … doors will open for you where you would not have thought there would be doors, and where there wouldn’t be a door for anyone else.
Summer Solstice sky. Lake Michigan always inspires … 21 June 2017.
Yes, so much this: “You don’t inspire your teammates by showing them how amazing you are. You inspire them by showing them how amazing they are.” Robyn Benincasa
Proud to Run Chicago today. I love celebrating the diversity that makes America great! #lgbtq #pride
I am not lucky. You know what I am? I am smart, I am talented, I take advantage of the opportunities that come my way and I work really, really hard. – Shonda Rhimes (via Forbes)
Not to speak is to speak. Not to act is to act. – Dietrich Bonhoeffer
“After Hitler rose to power Bonhoeffer left his post at Union Theological Seminary in New York, and his new fiancee, to return to Nazi Germany. He would soon be accused of joining the plot to assassinate the Führer, and spend two years in prison. The German pastor was executed by the Nazi regime at Flossenbürg concentration camp on April 9, 1945, just two weeks before the United States liberated the camp.” https://sojo.net/articles/11-bonhoeffer-quotes-remember-pastor-who-resisted-evil-unto-death
At home today, but feeling solidarity with my many friends and family who are marching today! Here is my well-worn shirt from the 1989 March on Washington for women’s rights.
The moment we believe that success is determined by an ingrained level of ability as opposed to resilience and hard work, we will be brittle in the face of adversity.
The Om Symbol (breakdown)
Every next level of your life will demand a different version of you. Source unknown.
The trees are about to show you just how beautiful letting go can be. (source unknown)
Remember: despite how open, peaceful, and loving you attempt to be, people can only meet you as deeply as they’ve met themselves. – Matt Kahn
It wasn’t a waste of time if you learned something. Via @bestsayingss
My mom has this wonderful way of making beauty around her as she goes. Here, a few small clippings from a house plant to decorate the kitchen windowsill. Chester, CT. July 2016.
The real difficulty is to overcome how you think about yourself. – Maya Angelou
Cultivating gratitude for all things isn’t so much a feeling as a decision. – Panache Desai
There are no mistakes, no coincidences. All events are blessings given to us to learn from. – Elizabeth Kubler-Ross via simplereminders.com
The best people possess a feeling for beauty, the courage to take risks, the discipline to tell the truth, the capacity for sacrifice. Ironically, their virtues make them vulnerable: the are often wounded, sometimes destroyed. – Ernest Hemingway
What if your fairy godmother is the wisest, smartest version of yourself, whispering from the future? via blissiimo
The greatest thing you’ll ever learn is just to love and be loved in return. – David Bowie
“I like stories where women save themselves.” – Neil Gaiman. And that is why we like your stories, Neil! 🙂
Sometimes when you’re in a dark place you think you’ve been buried, but actually you’ve been planted.
Ever since happiness heard your name, it has been running through the streets trying to find you. – Hafiz
Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value. – Albert Einstein