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Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas and a new blog!


I hope that your Christmas was as wonderful as ours. It has been a truly magical time for our family and a time of new beginnings.

I stumbled my way into this blog 4 years ago. I did a lot of growing up here and if you have been following me for a while, you will have seen how I have changed in this time.

I feel much more confident in my voice and in expressing myself. I was inspired to create a new blog during this Christmas period. I know that when inspiration strikes, I must act IMMEDIATELY!

So, I did!

Please come and join me at my new blog. I hope that it will give you even more peace and inspiration.

It has been wonderful here, so I leave this space to carry on creating more peace, abundance and joy.

Blessings to you.

Sunday, December 23, 2012

A Christmas blessing


Well, the time is almost here. We have almost completed Mary's walk. She has one more star to step on before it is Christmas.

Our first Christmas in our new house. It has been a massive year for me. Two career moves and a house move. I am so proud of what I have achieved this year.

I want to thank each and every person who has visited me here. I hope that you have found some peace and inspiration here. I love the sense of community on the blogosphere.

Did you know that when we moved to Australia, I didn't know anyone and I felt really isolated and lonely? So I started blogging as a way of finding myself and making connections. I have to say that the friendships I have made with people I have never physically met have been incredible. I have started finding my voice and I am much more clear on what I wish to achieve in my life.

I feel so much gratitude for my life. It is as perfect as I had hoped it would be when we decided to move across the world and it is only getting better.

I wish you and your loved ones a peaceful and blessed Christmas. May you stop, reflect and honour the light within you. It is a Polish custom that we hold no grudges with anyone at Christmas time. If anyone is causing you pain right now, just let it go, even if it is just at Christmas time. Feel the peace rise up within you.

And when it all gets a bit too crazy, don't forget to spend 10 minutes with your legs against the wall. You will thank me, I promise.

Blessings to you.

Sunday, December 16, 2012

What does it mean to me a peaceful mother?


What would it take to be a peaceful mother? Or father?

It has taken my life journey to realise that the only way to really be a peaceful mother is to put myself first. Our children learn from what we do, not what we say.

So, what are we teaching our children if we put them first? Instead of ourselves? What a question to ask, of course, as mothers we have to put our children first. That is our role as mothers, isn't it? Aren't we supposed to feed them, clothe them, cuddle them, educate them, make sure that they have all the opportunities we didn't have? Isn't that what a GOOD mother does? She puts her needs last and everyone else's first? Is is not our role as women and mothers to serve?

That is how we are built, biologically. We carry the children in our womb. We feed them from our breast. We take care of our nest. We serve.

And it is very satisfying, is it not?

Just imagine how different it would all be if you actually put yourself first, before anyone else?

Would you take better care of your body during your pregnancy? Would you slow down your work. And stop trying to please everyone else? Would the baby in your womb be nourished better? Would there be fewer stress hormones being carried to your baby? If you spent the time connecting with yourself in your pregnancy, would your baby feel your joy and peace?

When the child was born, would you put yourself first by resting as much as possible? Would you let the washing pile up? Would you accept the mess all around you. Would you let others prepare all the meals at home for the first year? Would your baby be happier? Would your baby have a better chance at feeling peaceful?

A peaceful mother puts herself first. She sees the big picture. She doesn't sweat the small stuff. She understands that our lives have cycles. That there are times for action. That there are times for rest. She acknowledges her own female cycle. She acknowledges that she cannot work on auto pilot because she is just not built like that. She teaches her family that she is important. That she is not there to serve.

She is there to empower.

She knows that those precious children will grow up. That she has done her job when they can take care of themselves. Because they do not belong to her. They belong to themselves. They have their own inner being. Their inner being is wise. Their inner being knows what is best for them.

Just as she has her own inner being. And she trusts her own inner being. And the way her children learn to trust their own inner being is by witnessing their own mother trusting herself. And by their mother having confidence in then. And trusting them.

These precious children of ours are not helpless little people that we have to teach and mould. They are more powerful than we can ever imagine. They have chosen us as their mothers and fathers. They have come here to teach us more than what we can teach them.

Yes, we need to teach them how to drive and how to how to use cutlery. But, they have so much more to teach us. And when we stop and pay attention to what they have to teach us, our lives become richer than we could ever imagine. When we give them the respect that is theirs and treat them like the equals that they are, we learn more about parenting than we would ever do if we spent out time worrying about them stepping on a bee by running barefoot on the grass.

To be a peaceful mother is to just let go. Chill out. Relax. Have fun. Play.

It is to stop trying to control our children and to just let them be. It is to let them make mistakes. It is to let them trip and fall. It is to tell them that we trust that THEY know what is best for them.

And mean it.

Just leave your children alone for a bit. And see the peace within you arise.

Blessings to you.

Friday, December 14, 2012

Peas, beans and summer





The school holidays have arrived.

Summer is here.

It is time to rest and reflect on the past year.

I had a spark of insight while I was having my afternoon nap.

I have so much to share with you.

Stay tuned, but for now, enjoy the hydrangeas.

Blessings to you.

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Some updates and a question for you.

Wow, what can I say? I find that whenever I leave this space, I come back as a new person.
That has happened to me again.

I have been so busy doing so much personal growth, that I have not even thought about coming here to share it all with you.

But, never fear, all will be revealed, as it always is!


I went to watch the screening of "Things we don't talk about - Women's stories from the Red Tent". It was a whole day of women gathering. Ritual, dance, singing, henna, yummy food, oracle card readings and then to end it off, the screening of the movie followed by a Q & A with some incredible women's mysteries leaders.

I was so touched by every woman there, so amazed at every single one's beauty and wisdom. We are all beautiful goddesses and it was so wonderful to see so many women embracing that.


On Monday, I returned from the third module of my yoga teacher training. I was once again, away for five days, spending my days stretching, meditating, doing lots and lots of relaxation and reconnecting with some amazing yogis.

I seem to come back from these things with a new lease on life, new insights, amazing growth. I highly recommend it to anyone who is interested in deepening their relationship with themselves.


I have been spending the days since my return reintegrating into my life at home. I have understood the confusion I have had about my reasons for starting my business. The business came to me, I did not go and look for it. It seemed to represent all the things I thought I didn't stand for in my yogic, organic, simple, earth mother life.

And yet, I knew that it came to me for a great reason. My mom has been supporting me through it all the way and I trust her Spirit more than anything. So, I have been doing it wholeheartedly, but with a sense of curiosity. Why is this whole skin care and make up thing so important?

It just doesn't seem to fit. And yet it does. And yet it doesn't. But it feels so right. But, why am I so confused about why it is right?

And so it went on in my head, round and round, for the last few months!


I have received many answers to my questions. And I don't feel confused anymore. It is our right as human beings to have a life of abundance. When we look at nature, She doesn't stop giving to us. When we pick the strawberries from the bush, she doesn't tell us that we have had enough.

She just gives and gives.


Flowers are there for human beings to enjoy their beauty. Most animals can't see colours. So, the beauty in the flowers is for us to enjoy. Beauty is all around us. And beauty is within us.

Beauty and abundance. The reasons for my business.

Oh and the biggest one: Financial freedom!


I will give you some things to think about from Kim Kiyosaki's latest book - It's rising time: A call for women, what it really takes for the reward of financial freedom:

"Today women rank "financial issues" as the number-one most pressing concern in their lives - more pressing than family, health, or time.

We women know we need to do something, so why don't we?

What holds women back from getting actively involved in building their financially secure future? A 2010 study found these top three reasons:

  1. Women have little knowledge about money and investing.
  2. Women find the subject of finances too complicated, confusing and overwhelming.
  3. Women say they have no time to devote to their financial life because of children, job or career, and daily obligations. (Yes, we women are pros at putting everyone else first and ourselves last.)
It's not difficult to see why women place money at the top of their worry list. The facts regarding women and money, especially as we get older, are downright scary.

Women are poorer in retirement than men.
  • Women are twice as likely to live their retirement years in poverty.
  • In the United States, an alarming 87% of the elderly living in poverty are women.
  • Even more surprising is that the majority of these women now in poverty were not poor when their husbands were alive.
  • Here's an interesting twist: A woman might go through the couple's nest egg paying for the healthcare costs of her ailing partner and deplete the financial resources she needs for the rest of her life.
  • Not only do women live longer than men today, but women often marry older men. That means many women will be widows who will have to support themselves for 15-20 years.
Women are poorer in divorce than men.
  • Divorced women with children are four times more likely than married women to have an income that is under the poverty line.
  • In the United States, in 2000, the average income for a middle-aged, divorced woman is only $11,000 per year.
  • In a study of married men and women in Britain, 59% of wives said they would divorce immediately if their future economic security was assured.
Women, on average, are financially unprepared.

  • 58% of female baby boomers have less than $10,000 in retirement plans.
  • 33% of women investors admitted they avoid making financial decisions out of fear of making a mistake.
  • Women tend to own investments and securities with a very low rate of return.
  • Women are tree times more likely than men to NOT know what types of investments offer the best returns.
According to the research authors Christopher Hayes and Kate Kelly, Women's decision-making tends to be directed toward gaining enough money to get by rather than to get rich. This desire for security also means that most of their decisions favour 'safe' investments rather than those that might return more."

Some sobering things to consider there. I am not prepared to be one of those women. I am not prepared to retire and struggle financially.

Life is abundant and beautiful and the Universe provides us with all our needs. BUT, we need to claim that. We need to state that, yes, we do deserve all the abundance and beautiful things that life has to offer us.

And then, we have to ACT. We have to take ownership of our lives and our futures. We all deserve financial freedom. It is within all of our grasps.

It is time to stand in our power. And live the lives that we deserve!

My business has come to me because it is my vehicle to financial freedom. I asked the Universe for financial freedom and it delivered it to me by way of skincare and make up! Yes, perfectly delivered, with a great sense of humour.

I am not sure if this blog makes sense to you, dear reader. (There are a lot of deeper layers which I haven't gone into.) 

It doesn't matter. 

What matters is that you consider whether you have taken ownership of your beauty and deservedness of the life of your dreams. The Universe wants to give it to you. Ask and it shall be given. It is a universal law.

Are you paying attention to what the Universe is giving to you?

Blessings to you.



Sunday, September 23, 2012

Spring Equinox 2012


Happy equinox to you!

 We had a lovely day, spent with some special friends.


In keeping with the spirit of Spring, our children started the ceremony with a beautiful dance which brought a couple of us to tears.
I love that my children are embracing the changing of the seasons and the meaning behind them.
It was so fitting that the young vibrant energy of youth started us off.

We spoke about what Spring means to us. The shrugging away of the Winter stillness and contemplation. Spring is the time for renewal. Looking forward.

Taking action. 

I really feel aligned with the spirit of Spring at the moment. I am so energised, excited and focused on what I want to achieve in my life.


We collected things in nature to symbolise what we wish to grow this season. I collected a lot of flowers. Some Jasmine, as it is a plant that seems to grow wherever I live and brings me such joy every Spring. The flowers represent the beauty and feminine energy I wish to grow.

I added a lemon into the mix, because, lets face it, sometimes our journey has a bit of sour in it. That's ok. It's part of the journey. When we get a taste of what we do not want, we are much clearer on what we do want.

Challenge and contrast are necessary for our growth. We should embrace them. The challenge will pass and we will come out of it much stronger and clearer about our vision for ourselves. 



We added our creations to the fire pit. We shared about our creations. What we were wishing to feed with the fire.

I wished to feed my expansion, growth and limitless possibilites. I said this while looking out over the most incredible view, a view that seemed to go on forever, much like the posibilites of what I can create with my life.

We also offered some sticks to the fire, which were to the person on our right. I was lucky to have my husband on my right and I was so pleased to bless him with the wish that the fire feeds him with the ability for him to keep sharing his magnificence with the whole world. The magnificence I see so clearly in him, that I see shining even brighter, every day.


(Here is Annie's friend, so beautifully engaged in our celebration.)


The fire was lit. We sat enchanted as our dreams were given more life. There is something so primal, so magical about a fire. And a fire with a purpose is even more powerful.

It was really interesting to see the families all connecting with each other in little clusters. Husbands and wives holding hands. Children jumping on parents laps. Our family sat all together, just the four of us. Watching the fire. Sitting together in wonder and appreciation.

We then closed our ceremony and shared a beautiful meal around the fire.

We also gifted the families with tomato seedlings I have been growing. A tangible way to see our dreams growing, with the intention of making chutney with the tomatoes we get when it comes to Autumn equinox.

A beautiful way to honour the wheel of the year.

Did you do anything special to mark the time of transition between the darkness and the light?

Blessings to you.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Fluffy and the Gayatri Mantra

I have a story to share with you. Something that must be told. Something I think will affect you as much as it has affected our family.

Two days ago, Annie called me. She looked very upset and wouldn't tell me what was wrong. All I knew was that I had to come outside.  I found her special little chick, Fluffy, on the grass outside.

I had let the chicks play in the coop for the day as it was nice and warm. When Annie had come home from school, her and Xavier had put the chicks on the lawn to free range a bit.

The other three chicks were happily playing, but  Fluffy was not ok. Her whole body was contorting, she was gasping for air and was not making a sound.

My heart sank.

I thought that Fluffy was dying.

The only chick that gets picked up. Annie carries her everywhere. Cuddles her. Insists on having photos taken with her. The chick that Annie loves so very very deeply.

Dying.

In retrospect, we think the sun had dehydrated her.

I told Annie to bring her into the house. I was panicking. By this stage, Annie was hysterical. I told Annie to hold Fluffy tight. To give her all the love in her heart. I thought that if Fluffy was leaving us, it was going to be in the most loving and gentle way.

I told Annie that we were going to chant the Gayatri Mantra to Fluffy. The Mantra of light. I thought that if Fluffy was to leave us, at least her soul could go into the light. 

I put on my favourite version of it. The one by Deva Premal.

We sang our hearts out. Annie screamed it for Fluffy. I sat in deep concentration. Delivering all the light in my heart to this little chick. I told Annie and Xavier to keep singing and sending the light. I was at peace. I know that this is the cycle we go through. I also know that there is no death. Only transformation.

Nonetheless, it is the most painful thing in the world to see your child's heart broken open like that. I was thinking about how we were going to bury Fluffy.

I sang my heart out.

This went on for about fifteen minutes.

And then, a cheep. The light coming back in. The light we were sending her way. Fluffy was coming back to us. She was not leaving us anymore.

She stayed in Annie's arms for another hour. Within the hour, she was back to her normal self. Cheeping along with her friends. She is still cheeping.

Modern science would call it a miracle. I would call it Spirit coming back.

In the midst of the initial panic, I thought that perhaps she needed her lamp on her warm her up, not realising that she was dehydrated. So I took the lamp and switched it on. As I did, the bulb blew. 

I would have killed her if I had put that light on her. 

Her angels broke that light.

I am shaking as I write this. So struck by the perfection of God, Spirit, Source, whatever you like to call it. It doesn't matter what you call it, it is Love.

And that Love is all around us. If we would just open our eyes and see it.

Blessings to you.

(I tried to load a You Tube video of the mantra for you, but it is not coming up. Please go to the link here to enjoy it.)

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Chicks!


We just got our chicks!
A day old.
Aren't they cute?


Two Australorps - Or Austranaughts if you are Annie and Xavier.
Two Silkies.


Rainbow.
Fluffy.
Fifi.
Lulu.


Annie and Xavier are very pleased to tell us that the chicks are their responsibility.
It is their job to give them food, water and to clean out their little box. (They have requested some help with the last one)


Tonight, they read them stories and sang them a lullaby.

I hope that your weekend is as much fun as ours.

Blessings to you.

(I have some big news to announce in an upcoming post. Something that I never thought I would be sharing with you, stay tuned!)

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Imbolc 2012


Happy Imbolc! The quickening of spring. The days are getting longer. It is still cold (freeeeeezing in Melbourne), but we see signs in nature that spring is on the way.

I just read my post for last year's Imbolc. We had much warmer weather then. Spring blossoms and daffodils gracing our table. A beautiful ceremony, which I now see, planted the seeds for the home we are living in now.


At this time of year, we are still lighting the fire and are all blocked up with colds to varying degrees. Trying to make sense of the heating in the new house and adjust to our new life. They say it takes two years to adjust when you move into a new house.

I am learning about the garden here. It has been left quite neglected, but the soil in the beds is good. I find lots of fat worms when I do the weeding. I am planning my vegetable garden. I have never had one before, so this is both exciting and daunting. I am researching what to plant now, so that I can start seeing some produce coming out of this little patch.

We are planning to get some baby chicks soon.

And a dog. Yes, a dog.

I think we are definitely in the spirit of Imbolc over here. Dreaming in our new lives. Rebirthing ourselves. Letting go of the old. And letting in the new.

Can you see the owl in Annie's hot chocolate?
Letting go doesn't have to be painful. But, sometimes it comes with a cold, oh my.

Blessings to you.

Friday, July 27, 2012

Welcome home


Finally I have internet! I have been dying to share my little piece of paradise with you. We moved in a week ago and I could not be happier. The picture above is the view I have outside my deck.

It is where I sit and have a cup of tea.


The picture above is the view of my driveway. Yes, we live on a dirt road. It is so awesome!


We went for a short walk today and saw the local kangaroos in the paddock.


Children playing in the mud and calling themselves country children! I love that the city is an hour's train trip away, the school is a ten minute drive away and the country is, well, in my back yard.


No speeding here.


A swing in a tree a few steps outside our house.


And the beginning of my yoga room.

I feel like a different person here. I feel like I have come home. Everywhere I look, I see trees. I do my work in the kitchen and I see my children playing on the trampoline outside. The birds don't stop singing all day. I have a smile on my face. All. Day. Long.

Life is good, yes it is. I followed my dreams and I got here.

Don't ever let anyone tell you that your dreams are not real or that they cannot come true. Because they do.

Blessings to you.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Still packing

Beautiful sun streaming in through the window this morning

In a week's time, we will be in our new house. The house is covered with boxes and, ahem, chaos. My usually peaceful home is not exactly the ashram I usually try to create. The pictures are packed away, the walls are being patched up and the usual green cleaner is not cutting it to get that grease out of the kitchen. I feel a bit unsettled in this transition time.

I came back from the yoga module a week ago and had a good weep. I truly felt overwhelmed by the magnitude of packing up the house while being premenstrual and still reeling from the intensity of what I had learnt in the previous four days. It is normally a good idea to gently ease back into life after Module, but, the universe had other plans for me. (And to think that I originally wanted to move two days after I came back from Module. Luckily Sohail had some sense to convince me that moving two weeks later would be more sensible!)

So I had a good cry in legs against the wall and just felt it all. Never underestimate the power of your tears to shift your emotions into a higher place. I have been spending these days processing everything that is coming up. Letting it go. The house we have lived in since moving to this country. The kind of person I was four years ago. The kind of person I am now.

Transitions are beautiful. They bring up all the cobwebs we have been hiding. It is so liberating to move through them. We come out much stronger on the other side.

I am so excited for the next phase of my life. Moving house is always so much more than moving to another location. It is a movement of our spirit into another plane. It is a movement out of our comfort zone. 

It is what I so love...

Growth. Change. New jewels discovered in the process.

I may check in here again, but if I don't, I will see you on the other side once we have settled into our new abode.

Just so you know

Blessings to you.




Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Winter reflections

I wasn't going to blog today. But then, I sat outside and looked all around my little courtyard. I felt my mom's presence as we admired all the beauty around me. She instilled the love of gardening and beauty in me. Whenever I appreciate a beautiful flower, she is there. I do not miss her anymore, I have learned that when I still my mind and focus on her, she is there.

There is no death. Only transformation. And whenever we think of someone who is no longer physically here, they are with us. We just need to trust our feelings, they are our eternal compass. Still our minds, and bask in appreciation. And all is clear.

Here are some photos that I took on this winter morning.
Sparkly fairy lights
Azaleas in bloom
Hyacinth bulbs
New gardenia planted in old watering can
Moss
Bulbs coming up
And the inspiration for my writing and sharing on this space. My two beautiful children. The ones who remind me to laugh. To play. To stop taking all of this so seriously. I have eternal gratitude for what they teach me every single day. 





Yes, winter. I do love you. You bring me the clarity and peace that opens me up the wonder of this beautiful world.

Blessings to you.

Monday, July 2, 2012

Simple inversion

I am getting ready to go off to the second module of my teacher training. It is more like going on a yoga retreat than going to learn something. I came back totally filled up, inspired and a little bit sore the last time, which was three months ago. This yoga journey takes three years, but, truth be told, yoga is a lifetime of learning. That is one of the things I love about it.

I have been busy doing all my portfolios. Descriptions of each of the practices we learnt in a set format determined by our tutors.

I thought I would share one of my favourite poses with you. (Although most of them are my favourite poses, ha!)

Sarvangasana 1 - Simple inversion.
Or you could just call it "Legs against the wall". That is what it is!


I love this pose for many reasons. It is really easy. Basically anyone can do it. It can be done with children around - a very important one.

I normally do this while the children are in the bath. I also like to do it at the end of the day, especially when I am feeling really "heady". I also love doing it during my menstrual cycle. It is also really good for jet lag and if you have been travelling for a long time.

I sometimes do it with my children, they really enjoy doing yoga with their mama and they can last about 5 minutes in the posture.

 All you need is a few minutes (try for 10 if possible, but every bit helps) and you come out of it really refreshed. 


Sohail had a lot of fun taking photos of me in the position next to my new sign for my new yoga room. As you can see, I was on the floor, which is not very comfortable. Do it on a carpet and if you don't have a carpet, lie on a mat, rug, towel, or blanket. You should always be comfortable.

It is always a good idea to elongate your neck and upper back before performing any inverted shoulder stand family posture.

Before going into the pose, lie on your back. Interlock your hands behind your head. Slowly lift your head up, bringing your elbows towards each other. You will feel a mild stretch along the vertebrae of the neck and upper back.

To perform the posture:

Position yourself next to a wall, lying down, with your hips very close to the wall. Swing your legs upwards until they are in an upright position, supported by the wall.

Relax in this position with your legs inverted and your torso completely on the floor.

When you get tired, drop your feet towards your buttocks and rest there for a few minutes. Then roll over onto your right side and lie in that postion for a few more minutes. Come up very sloooooowly.

You should feel calmer and much more centred.

We sometimes do this for half a yoga class. It is really therapeutic.

We often get caught up in our daily activities and end up losing our perspective. What I notice when I do this posture, is that I actually get MORE done when I stop to recentre. I get my focus back. I am not running around with scattered energy anymore. 

Does it sound too simple? 

It is not meant to be complicated, this life. We just make it so because we are convinced that the only value is in doing. But, when we stop and just be, we gain perspective. And we can go out to the world and give from a better place.

Doesn't everyone's family deserve that? A happy parent. A parent that is focused on what is important. A parent that is making clear decisions. A parent who demonstrates the importance of self care.

10 minutes. Choose your favourite music. Close your eyes. Breathe into your belly. And let it go.

Blessings to you.

(Please always listen to your own body. If you experience any pain, please stop. The mantra is "no pain, no pain." Also, I am not a qualified teacher, or a doctor, this is just my own experience. Please use your own guidance system or consult a qualified teacher for assistance.)


Sunday, June 24, 2012

Breakfast time


I thought I would share what we are eating for breakfast at the moment.
Everyone's bodies are different and we have different nutritional requirements at different times of our lives. So, the most important thing is to ask your body what it needs and to give it that.

At the moment, this is my breakfast routine:

Before I eat anything I have a big mug of hot water with half a lemon squeezed into it. This gets my system going, is a great detox for the liver and just makes me feel good.

I love porridge. I especially love it in winter. Right now I am having oat and chia seed porridge with walnuts and cranberries. Here is the recipe:

Ingredients:

Tablespoon of coconut oil
Half a teaspoon of cinnamon
1 cup of oats
1 cup of water
Half a cup of milk (rice, almond, soy or cows milk)
2 tablespoons of chia seeds
Half a handful of berries (cranberries, blueberries, raspberries)
Handful of walnuts

Melt the coconut oil in a sauce pan.
Add the cinnamon and stir until fragrant.
Add the oats and toast and coat with the cinnamon.
Add the water and bring to a boil.
Add the milk, warm through, but do not bring to a boil.
Stir in the chia seeds, berries and walnuts.

This serves one adult and two hungry children.

Sweeten to taste. I use raw, local honey, this is said to be great for allergies. It makes sense as the bees are pollinating flowers from your area, so your body gets used to those pollens. Also, raw honey is much better for you than conventionally processed honey because all the healthy nutrients are not destroyed in the heat  through the processing.

Another thing I thought I would mention is the importance of protein for breakfast. If we eat protein for breakfast, we stabilise our blood sugar for the day. I was diagnosed with hypo glycaemia (a precursor to diabetes) in my early twenties. I got such a fright that I changed my eating habits. I have not had any symptoms for many years and I am always on the lookout for eating things which are beneficial to my body.

Chia seeds are really good for you, they are a very good source of protein and my children like them. (Always important!) 
Walnuts are also full of protein and are a great source of essential fatty acids, another important thing for brain development for little growing bodies. Cinnamon is also really good for stabilising blood sugar.

Coconut oil is a great source of essential fatty acids and a super food. I use it whenever I can, I often saute food with it. (You can also put a spoon into your tea or coffee as a boost - it doesn't have a taste)

Berries are a great source of antioxidants, so get those in every day if you can.

I don't take any vitamins. When my health was not as good as it is now, I took a multi vitamin, extra vitamin C and a B vitamin, and think it was important to give my body the extra help it needed because of sub optimal eating habits. But more importantly, due to the strain it was under due to a stressful life, this depletes us more than any food we eat. 

Rather eat a McDonalds burger with a sense of appreciation and joy than eat an organic salad while filled with anger and resentment.

The state we are in when we eat is so much more important than what we are actually putting into our bodies.

Even though I don't take vitamins at the moment, I have a green shake every morning. I have a glass of water with Vital Greens and a scoop of Protein powder. I love this mix to keep me going all the way until lunch time if I need it. Although I make a point of having something small to eat at about 10 am.

I also thought that I would mention that I give the children Floradix every morning.

I buy all of these products at the health shop, they are easily accessible online even if you can't get them at your local health shop.

So that is me and my breakfast. Even if I don't eat so well the rest of the day, at least I know I have had a good start to get me through.

"Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food" - Hippocrates

What do you eat for breakfast?

Blessings to you.
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