The Way We Give

I made it.
I have it all.
The perfect body,
The perfect house,
The perfect vehicle,
The perfect wardrobe,
The perfect career,
The perfect spouse,
The perfect family,
The perfect friend group,
The perfect material life.
Everything is as I imagined.
Everything is exactly as I want it.
Now what?

 

Now that we’re entering holiday season, things can start to get crazy. This is a time when people are encouraged to focus on love and giving. Loving friends, family, strangers, taking extra time for self care. Giving back to the community and those in need, along with giving to those we cherish in our own lives.

In today’s age, much of this perspective has been skewed and tainted. With Black Friday and Cyber Monday, the rush to buy buy buy more more more to be able to please others is constantly on our minds.

I wrote this short light-heart poem to bring attention to this mindset and hopefully bring awareness to this dis-ease that currently occurs in the world.

It all comes down to our perception of love. People often see love through the eyes of a consumerist society. It is often related to giving material gifts, giving our own bodies (a talk for another time), or even just saying “I love you,” along with other terms of endearment. Though there is a time and place for these things, it is only looking at a miniscule, finite fraction of the equation.

Growing up, I have received many gifts I had been grateful for the day I received them, but it took little time for them to be erased from my memory. I wouldn’t be able to tell you have of the things I had received growing up. It’s not that I was unappreciative. Simply, the gift itself was insignificant compared to the gesture itself.

The act of giving is an act of love. It’s not about how much we give, rather it’s why. Many will say “I want so-and-so to be happy, so I’ll give them what they want.” What we should be asking is “What can I provide to help the greatest good?”

And “What can I do to raise this person to their highest self?” This is where the love can make itself known to the highest degree.

It’s not the gift itself so much as the intention behind it. As I said, it’s the “why” we are giving.

This time of year has emphasis on “holiday spirit” for a reason. It is a time to nourish the SPIRIT. The soul as individuals and a collective. The intention behind giving, the “why,” should be that which nourishes the soul. Instead of stressing over the debt you’ll be in if you try to make everyone happy with things that will cause a moment of fleeting happiness… maybe it’s time to consider how you can bring, as the song goes, “Joy to the World.”

Below are three lists that could inspire thoughtful acts of giving.

 

Projects For The Season:

  • Baking cookies and sharing them with the community
  • Hosting a bake sale and giving them money to charity
  • Donate old toys and clothes to local shelters (animal shelters are in need too!)
  • Visit nursing homes brighten up their day with board games and song
  • Volunteer at a soup kitchen and/or donate to food banks
  • Can food drives

 

For Day-To-Day Life:

 

  • Pay for the person’s coffee in the line behind you
  • Packing care kits for the homeless and keeping them in your car (think water, warm hats and gloves, trail mix, etc)
  • Leave kind notes on people’s windshields
  • Smile at strangers
  • Hold doors open for people
  • Tell someone the compliment you thought upon seeing them
  • Write letters to people who have positively impacted your life
  • Write letters of forgiveness and make amends to loose ends in your life
  • Bake treats to share with coworkers
  • About to complain on Facebook? Post something positive and inspiring instead

 

For Loved Ones:

  • A painting
  • A trip to a favorite place
  • Plants (the gifts that give 😉 )
  • A date
  • Cooking and sharing a homemade meal
  • Something knitted or crocheted
  • Anything crafted. Check Pinterest for thousands of DIYs
  • Giving a massage
  • Writing a loving letter showing appreciation for their presence in your life and reading it to them
  • Poetry
  • A mix tape

 

Use your imagination. Think about what is most needed in your community, the lives of those around you, and the world at large. Team up with others or make it a family event to give back this year. There is a lot that can be accomplished if we all take the time to focus on spending our energy on providing what the world needs, rather than spending money on unneeded material possessions.

I’m not saying material possessions are bad, per say. They can be highly beneficial! I.e. I’m asking for a planner this year with inspirational daily bible quotes in it. It all boils down to what the impact of the gift will have on the individual. How it could affect their lives and stir the soul inside of them.

If they need a new pair of socks, great. Get that. I just encourage you to put extra thought into what you give this year, and consider those who do not have access to that new pair of socks.

 

Do you have any ideas on how to give back or experiences worth sharing? Leave them in the comments below!

What Holds You Back?

What holds you back from doing what you love?

Stress?

Opinions of others?

Money?

Being trapped in a given situation?

 

What does it feel like? This feeling of being unable to move forward? Where is it located in your body?

Breath into it. Don’t try to cover it up. Feel what it is trying to tell you.

 

Now breath into your heart space. Feel the feeling of love and protection. Trust you are safe.

 

How would you describe the first feeling you felt? Anxious? Or better yet, maybe fear?

How long did it last once you started to cultivate love into your heart? It may have taken a bit of work, or it may have fallen away with ease.

Either way, the fearful feeling is now gone and there is no reason to worry. In fact, worry is fruitless. All it does is produce more nonconstructive feelings. The fearful feeling, however, can be used in a meaningful way.

When you are about to embark on something that makes you feel fearful of what the results may be, take a step back. Analyze the feeling. Feel where it is coming from and what exactly caused it. The answers you come up with may surprise you.

We have been conditioned to believe we are unable to do the things we love. We have to work all day, clean up after others, spend money we do not have to fill a void, then binge eat, drink and smoke to forget the pain. We have been pushed into a fog that shrouds our mind with preconceived ways of thinking. We are conditioned to live in fear. Fear of what the future holds, if we will make enough money to pay rent, fear our lives may never truly start before they are over.

Fear is not forever. You experienced this just now. If you feel fear, you may also feel security and love. You have the power to transform your emotions. Once you know what is causing you to feel afraid of taking a step towards your dreams, ponder if it is truly keeping you trapped. Sure, you can’t always be exactly where you dream of being overnight, but there are always smaller steps you can take in the right direction.

It is time to step into that transformative power you hold inside. You are capable of getting to where you wish to be in all aspects in life. If you can push through the fog and illusions, then you will find the deeper meaning that is true to you. Once this inspiration is sparked you will find the motivation to make miracles happen because deep down… you know you deserve it.

This is the essence of soul coaching. Through the training I’ve received I have created a program that may be tailored to each individual and their needs. Together, we may uncover what it is your heart truly yearns for and discover the deeper meaning behind what it feels is stopping you.

You are not alone in this.

Schedule a consultation with me today

Self Care 101: Love and Balance Your Mind, Body, and Soul

Hello Sister Goddess!

First I want to say thank you for your interest in learning more about this program, what it has to offer, and how it will help you transform into your absolute best and highest self. This program has been a work in progress for several months now and is created for you!

I know what it is like to feel detached and empty. I use to constantly search for meaning and purpose in external things, whether it be a job, others, material objects, media, you name it. I use to constantly search and never feel full no matter what I did. When I made the decision to be happy two years ago I also made a commitment to discover “who am I?” At the time I didn’t know what that entailed. As I have grown closer to my Self with each passing day, I feel ready to share with you how I have overcome an endless search in the void to find the inner light. The light that is true being and fulfillment.

This may all sound heavy and complicated, but I promise it does not have to be! I am here now to make it very simple for you and support you along this mystical and worthwhile journey.

“Self Care 101: Love and Balance the Mind, Body, and Soul” is a 6-Month program designed awaken the energetic blueprint of your Being. It is a program that will focus on each divine aspect (the mind, body and soul) and teach you how to build a harmonious foundation upon them. Through love and understanding of your own life you will be able to take the tools presented to you and start experimenting to find what resonates with you, so that you too may begin living a life in line with your divine purpose.

“What should I be expecting for this first meeting?” I’m glad you asked.

We will open the meeting with introductions and allow everyone to get to know each other a bit better. I also have a Facebook group for you all to connect before the meeting. I will give an overview of who I am, my intentions for this group, and what the lesson outline looks like. I will leave space for any questions or comments afterwards and then we will all connect more over delicious high-vibrational meals (keep it plant-based!).

There are 5 more sessions planned after the initial meeting around the new moons each month. Each meeting will start at 6 PM and run for an estimated 2 hours.

 

This all sounds amazing, but how do I sign up? Contact me via Facebook or by email (spoonfulofgratitude@gmail.com) and tell me your name, email, phone number, and if you plan on bringing friends or a dish for the potluck.

I do ask a $10 donation which will go towards the curation of coming group sessions.

In summary, I have planned this program for you because I felt a call to action. There is a major shift happening in the world and we need to be ready for it. This group has been designed to bring together like-minded women to release the burdens that have been holding them down and make room for positive growth. You will be surrounded by open hearts, valuable tools to implement desired changes, and the support you need to crush your goals. In this first meeting, we will each have time to share our stories and things we wish to cultivate more of in our lives. We will set goals, hold each other accountable, then check in on and evolve those goals as we grow throughout the program!

Are you ready to grow into your best self? RSVP today and share with your fellow goddesses!

Soul Coaching: What it is & What it can do for you

If you have ever taken a glimpse into the world of health and wellness you would know it is a bit crazy. There are countless theories of what is right to eat and every person has the science to back it up. There are countless supplements and powders that you’re told to take on a daily basis. Everyone is so fit doing calisthenics, zumba, p90x, cycling, barre… what even is this stuff?! Most days it seems hard to even get a walk in aside from the one from the car to work!

You may have even tried some of these things or certain fad diets and detoxes, but just could not get it to stick. You keep ending up right where you started. It’s stressful and tiring. Why can’t I just live how I want without worry?!

Well, you can. There is something that has been missing from your endeavors. Maybe you’ve even figured it out but have had trouble committing to it. That thing is yourself.

It’s easy to get caught up in the noise of life and other people’s needs, and put yourself on the backburner. “I’ll just do it tomorrow,” “where’s the coffee,” “I already at 5, what’s one more?” and “when’s the last time I had a me day?” all become repetitive phrases in your mind. With a Soul Coach, you would be able to break the cycle of stress and self destructive tendencies, and shift your focus back onto your own needs.

For some people this may seem daunting. You may have the impression that it’s selfish to take care of yourself and put yourself first. I promise you, it’s not. I’m sure you have heard this before: you’re no help to anyone if you can’t first help yourself. If you can learn to love and care for yourself, you will naturally be able to radiate that love and care into your environment and those who surround you.

So what exactly is a Soul Coach? This is someone who helps you reach vibrant health and wellness by connecting you to yourself on a soul level. It is an intuitive guide and empath that can relate to you, understand and accept you, and lead you back to your inner knowing. A Soul Coach is an open heart and mind that you can freely speak with and release all of your fears and worries. Once you uncover all of the dirt, underneath you will find what it is you are truly passionate about and want for yourself.

With a Soul Coach you will learn to pave your own path. We are all in a different place and need different things, despite what all the health articles and dietary theories may say. Once you find what it is you desire, a soul coach can help you craft the goals to get you to where you would like to be.

It’s an accountability partner. Creating the goals is a great first step, but sometimes we need an extra push to keep the train moving. By partnering with a Soul Coach, you will be held accountable to your goals and encouraged to follow them, so that you can turn you life into your dreams.

If you are interested in learning more, you may check out my coaching page, or jump right in and schedule a Health Consultation with me. This first session helps you to lay out all it is that has been troubling you and figure out what it may be that you would like to start working towards.

By working with me you will learn valuable self-care techniques, gather skills to release stress, and be able to bring diet and lifestyle into balance simply by focusing on you!

What are you waiting for? Get to loving yourself!

The Importance of Visualization

Growing up in school, if you’re anything like me, you may have been scolded for gazing out windows and daydreaming about who-knows-what. Completely and blissfully lost in thought. Maybe it was about what you would do when you got home, the future you envisioned for yourself, or maybe you had your own fantasy world to escape to.

As we grow into adulthood, we often lose our imaginations to the clutches of drama, media, and the daily stressors of life. It may have even been taught out of you by teachers that scold the class into paying close attention to the lessons; Essentially forcing us to forget our dreams in favor of the wishes and will of society… but we won’t get into that.

What if I told you that letting your imagination roam free could improve your quality of life and manifest your dreams into reality?

Studies [1, 2] have shown that daydreaming can enhance creativity, memory, inventiveness, and overall wellbeing. It can increase positivity, and aid in planning and organizing thoughts.

When we allow our minds to drift unfiltered, it can allow us to dig deeper inside of ourselves and learn more about how we feel and what are the underlying causes of said feelings. It is also a moment of peace when we can allow ourselves to “just be,” with no limitations.

How can we turn daydreaming into a powerful manifestation tool? Through visualization.

Visualization is simply getting a picture in your head about, well, anything. Whether it’s seeing the future you want for yourself or picturing in your mind what your dinner will be. By becoming clear on what it is we desire and want for our lives, it enables the universe to bring it into reality more efficiently. When you can see your dreams clearly, the pathway to them becomes coherent. Steps towards these dreams can be effectively planned and accomplished.

Have you ever imagined something the world needed and a few months later it was suddenly the “next big thing?” That’s the power of visualization at work! When you are passionate enough about something and start taking steps towards it, it will come to you naturally. The universe loves when people are passionate about their dreams and live their personal truths. You are meant to succeed, and by taking steps towards your own success, even just by picturing what it is you want for your reality, you will be rewarded.

In what ways can you utilize and start harnessing the powers of visualization? The possibilities are endless! Here are a few examples:

 

Picture Your Dream Home

Whether it’s a mansion, an apartment, tiny house, or tent in the woods; Where would you love to live? What space would you like to call your own? What color are the walls? Are there wood floors or carpeting? What does the yard look like?

 

Imagine the Person You Want to Be

If you have a clear picture on the type of person you want to be and the qualities you would like to possess, it enables the ability to start “living as if.” This means you can start taking these qualities and translating them into your own personality. Why wait to be your own role model? How are you not like that person you admire so much? Be the person you have always dreamed of in your day to day life!

 

Enhance Creativity

Come up with new inventions, art pieces, recipes… some of the best works were done in the dream realm. Harry Potter, “Yesterday” by the Beatles, Neil Bohr’s discovery of the structure of atoms….

 

Create a Happy Place

If you could be anywhere in the world, or dream-world, where would it be? What would you be standing on? What surrounds you? What does the sky or ceiling look like? What does it smell like? What does the air taste like? What do you hear? Go to this place when you wish to find a moment of peace and mental quiet. Sit in this space you’ve created for yourself and let the world melt away. You can do anything here and be anything here. By having a place like this, it makes it easier to translate these feelings into real life!

 

What are you waiting for? Grab some headphones, play some relaxing tunes, and get to daydreaming!

Commit To Yourself

Sometimes I wonder if the love comes after the commitment.

How often do you experience something new and feel a spark? Whether it’s talking to someone you resonate with, painting, writing a short story, creating a beautiful meal, etc. One day you decide you want to go back and do it again, but something is different. The same spark is gone. It might even be a bit more challenging this time.

I recently talked to someone who chases their dreams. He took risks and was rewarded for it by the universe. He was completely taken care of up to the point I talked to him last. I asked him what it felt like to be in the flow, always encouraged and provided for by the universe. He said it felt more like he was walking into the wind.

This led to a sudden awakening for me. All of my life I have been waiting for everything to flow. I had been looking for something to awaken my soul and suddenly everything would be laid out before me; I would progress through life easily and carefree. That is not how life works.

Every day I am given opportunities. Every day I pick and choose what is within my comfort zone, but taking risks is the only way to grow stronger. When I step out of my comfort zone and chase a spark I once felt, that is when I grow the most. That is when I gain experience, feel abundant and provided for, and open more doors.

It is rarely an easy task to face fears and go against the flow of what is comfortable, but once done, life is given new meaning. Hope is renewed and passion presents itself. Commit to what gives that initial spark. Run after it at full speed until all the barriers are broken and that spark turns into an all-encompassing light.

“I just have to take the first step.”

Lost Connection

Yesterday I did one of the worst things imaginable that someone in today’s day and age could do- I lost my phone.

Okay, I’ll admit I may be exaggerating a bit there, but let me explain why this is one of the worst and best things to have happened to me.

When I realized I lost my phone, I experienced every stage of grief.

  1. Denial

I was frantic. It had to be on me or in my car somewhere. I just had it. There is no way I could have lost my phone during the time of driving. I didn’t even bring it into the store!

      2. Anger

I could feel the black cloud rush over me. I wanted to scream and hit something. I would take my anger out by being rude to anyone who tried talking to me.

      3. Bargaining

I called the store I went to asking if they had seen a phone and to call if they found one (they didn’t).

      4. Depression

I was devastated. What am I to do without my phone? Who am I supposed to talk to the friends I never get to see? How will I know when to wake up for work?!

      5. Acceptance

I have lived years without a phone in my hand. People before me lived their whole lives without a phone in their hands. I don’t need a phone. Heck, this whole time of having one I would talk about how I wish I didn’t have one. If a stupid piece of technology makes me feel such strong negative emotions, then I shouldn’t own one in the first place.

What I allowed myself to feel truly scared me. I feel that I lost that phone for good reason. I needed to detox.

One study suggests the average person spends close to 4 years of their lifespan using a mobile device!

When I look back on my life I don’t want to think of all the things I didn’t do because I was too busy distracting myself with social media. Instead of looking at beautiful pictures of people’s adventurous lives, I should be out taking my own pictures and experiencing all nature has to hold! Why look at pictures of smoothie bowls on instagram all day when I could be making my own and learning to cook?

Life is too short to waste away in front of a screen. Life has so much to offer. What good comes out of going through the same old routine every single day? The story barely changes, the same emotions are felt in a different sequence.

The only time we have is RIGHT NOW. Life doesn’t wait for anyone. The only thing that can hold someone back is themselves. This whole time, I had been holding myself back by distracting myself from living dreams and exploring interests.

Thank you for reading this little snippet of my momentary madness, and if you relate to it at all I encourage you to join me on a journey of leaving the technology behind in favor of the natural world and real life experiences.

Explore your hobbies, do something you have never done, use your phone to take pictures and videos of trees and mountains while hiking somewhere you have never been!

I’d like to end this with a short list of things you could do instead of staring at a screen:

  • Paint and/or draw
  • Cook something new
  • Go for a walk/hike
  • Volunteer
  • Yoga
  • Meditation
  • Write a book
  • Clean the house

And how you can put a phone to good use:

  • Call your friends and/or family
  • Plan a meetup with like-minded people
  • Take pictures and videos of things you find beautiful
  • Use the calendar to plan all of your amazing adventures
  • Download inspiring books
  • Download mindfulness apps that remind you to remain present

Thank you,

Allie

Feed Your Fire

“Accept yourself, love yourself, and keep moving forward. If you want to fly, you have to give up what weighs you down.”
― Roy T. BennettThe Light in the Heart

When I first met my ex, the energy was amazing. I could feel the uplifting energy as we connected and shared beliefs. As we began seeing each other more, I noticed that energy was less prominent. I started letting fear and insecurities suppress my energy, in turn suppressing the energy we shared. I was constantly over-thinking and stressed, trying to figure out the best way to invest my personal energy.

Is it bad to spend time with myself or friends when I haven’t seen him in a week because of work? Am I being “too much” right now? Am I giving enough? How can I make sure he knows I care? When am I going to make time for all of the other things I need to get done? All of these questions I carried with me constantly.

As a couple months passed and this continued I started falling further into this negativity. I lost touch with myself, my spirituality, and even my way of eating.

I recently had a day off work that I took to myself. I spent time getting to the root of all of these frustrations and stresses I have been burdening myself with and came upon this realization: I didn’t feel comfortable exploring myself because it didn’t line up with how he lived. In other words, I put myself and my passions on hold to make my relationship work.

This is all very personal, so you may be beginning to wonder why I’m telling you.

I aim to convey the importance of putting yourself first. You may be happy with something in the beginning, but that doesn’t mean it will make you happy forever. Things and others are temporary, but you are forever. If you aren’t happy with yourself, how can you ever be truly, consistently happy?

Here are some steps I have begun taking to build a stronger foundation in my sense of self:

  1. Release what no longer serves you.
    Is there anything you have been holding onto that you know deep down no longer serves benefit? Something that has been acting as a weight on your life?
  2. Release fear.
    Do what it is you know is right for you. Take a chance and fail. As long as you have your self and are doing what makes you happy, nothing is ever lost. Don’t worry about what others may think, either. Not everyone will agree with, or understand, your way of life, but that doesn’t mean it is wrong. Most people only comprehend what is within their own reality.
  3. Find what it is that truly excites you and chase it.
    What are the hobbies you have always been interested in but never pursued, or put on the back-burner? What activities leave you feeling better than you were before you started? What gives you a sense of purpose?
  4. Build a community of like-minded people who will support you.
    Being around people you love who love you back is so important to human nature. Did you know it reduces risk of diseases and ailments of the heart? Find a group of people who you feel comfortable to be yourself around. People you love and love you back that you can share a deep connection with.
  5. Take care of yourself.
    Last, yet most important, always put yourself first. Eat what makes you feel good (not just what satisfies cravings!), drink enough water, and create a self-care ritual you can indulge in at least once a week. Take care of your magnificent body! Love and nourish it.
    Get involved in a spiritual practice. If you aren’t religious it can be something like meditation or getting out in nature. Read/listen/watch things that inspire you. Sip on your favorite tea cozied up in a warm blanket by a fireplace. Find what makes you laugh and exercise those abs! Nourish your soul! I didn’t give this it’s own category because taking care of you body and soul are equally as important when it comes to self-care.

Treat yourself like you would anyone else you love. By loving yourself, you are opening that love to other people to be shared and experienced. Like a candle, the flame never goes out by lighting other candles. Feed your inner fire.

 

Thank you,

Danielle x

Morning Routine

“When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive—to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love—then make that day count!”
― Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free

Welcome to my first post!

Seeing as we are still getting to know each other, I thought a great way to give you some insight into the life of the blogger would be to share my morning routine!

Creating a morning routine has helped relieve a lot of stress, allowing me to set an intention for the rest of the day and really focus on goals.

I don’t live by the clock. I find when I focus on what time it is, stress over having enough time. When I focus less on time, everything still gets done with minimal useless worrying.

On that note, let’s get started!

WAKE UP

I wake up around 5-6 A.M. When I was younger I would sleep in until 2 PM and gradually worked my way down by hour, until I got to where I am now. I wake up feeling energized and ready to get things done in all of the time I have before work!

HYDRATE THOSE CELLS

Before anything, I drink 8-16 OZ of distilled water to flush out toxins. Sometimes I will throw in the juice of half a lemon to give it an extra detoxifying kick.

WORKOUT

After I am good and hydrated, I like to head outside with my yoga mat to begin calisthenics training and (my favorite) yoga. I recently got started with body-weight training, so my workout still consists of doing slow, controlled push-ups, sit-ups, and squats. My yoga routine is a flow I have put together myself to help target the parts of my body I want to work on the most, and to get a good stretch that will have me limber and pain-free for the rest of the day.

MEDITATE

This practice often lasts for 15-30 minutes. I have an app called “Stop, Breath, & Think” that is filled with tons of helpful guided meditations. I often use the Self-Meditation Timer option, set to however long I plan to meditate that day. It uses a soft gong sound at the beginning, middle, and end of the meditation to keep you present and mindful throughout the practice.

When I take this time for myself, I notice a vast difference in my mood, how I think, execute tasks, and even interact with those around me. My mind and heart is open, I don’t worry about what time it is, and I am much more aware of what I’m doing and what is going on around me. I also feel much more connected to my higher self and the oneness of everything. It truly gives the feeling of “high on life!” When I skip this step, I am often easily irritable, stress myself out, and sometimes get a bit rude to the people I love in my life.

MINDFUL WALK

Sometimes I will do this step before I start my work out since my dog can be quite restless in the morning. We go for a brisk walk with intervals of running for approximately 20-30 minutes. A morning walk helps clear the mind and provide steady energy for the rest of the day. If you go for morning walks, try to seek out areas in nature where the air is fresher and filled with negative ions. Before I go on to make my smoothie, I take a shower after all the physical activity. It usually only lasts around 10 minutes for the whole process. I might do a post in the future on my whole beauty routine and products I use, so keep an eye out for that!

SMOOTHIE TIME!

I’m pretty hungry by the time I get back from my walk, so this is the time I make a breakfast smoothie packed with yummy nutrients. I normally throw in whatever fruits and veggies I got from the farmers market with some coconut water and soaked chia seeds. I pour it in a bowl so I can add toppings: My favorites are coconut flakes, hemp seeds, and berries. I try not to do much while I eat other than focusing on eating itself. When food is ate mindfully, it not only enhances the flavor, but leaves one feeling satisfied for longer and aids digestion.

FOCUS ON GOALS

While I let my tummy settle, I like to set a timer (20 minutes minimum) and start focusing on things I want to get done. This includes writing articles, and enjoying hobbies that could potentially help me reach bigger goals in the future. I often get too immersed in the future, forgetting what it is that I could do right now. This time is highly beneficial for staying present and motivated.

MAKE LUNCH

Before I start making lunch, I try to clean around the house, do laundry, or go to the farmers market if need be. Once that is out of the way, I often just throw together what I have in my fridge. My favorite go-to lunches are either a fattoush-inspired salad I created or veggie sushi rolls (keep an eye out for recipes!) Once all that is out of the way, this is typically when I am off to work or continuing the rest of my day doing more productive things.

Thank you so much for reading! I hope you enjoyed this article!

Be sure to comment below and tell me what you think!

Keep coming back to see what else this blog will have in store! I look forward to continuing this journey with you.

Dandy x