When it looks like life happens to us and things aren’t going our way, we can feel stressed. And when we feel stressed, we sometimes create habits to try to deal with that feeling, like use food for relief. These habits can create difficulty and challenges like pain, chronic health conditions and excess weight.
But what if life isn’t happening to us? What if life is actually living us with the same intelligence and order that we see running throughout the universe? Which of these is really true? How does life really work?
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The shift from believing life happens to us to life is living us is in seeing that what we experience moment to moment is our thinking. What if it isn’t the circumstances in our lives that make us feel the way we do, but our thinking ABOUT the circumstances? To test this out, if we simply take pause, relax and follow the nudges that come from common sense or our deeper mind, life changes. And the struggle that leads to unhealthy habits begins to fall away.
As we respond to our deeper mind, these nudges that are the nudge of life living us, life gets easier and more joyful. There are still the ups and downs of being human, yet we hold everything more lightly. We let them come and go, more like young children do, and life begins to get better and better.
Write us in “Comments” below questions or observations you’ve had about food habits or what occurs when you follow your common sense. We’d love to hear from you.
It’s getting warmer and the sun is delightful. I all of a sudden had the thought of ice cream, and that thought was of my favorite flavor–chocolate hazelnut. Here’s a great WFPB recipe using only 3 ingredients: frozen bananas, raw cacao and hazelnuts. It takes only minutes to make and it’s really good.
To Your Amazing Health,
Connie and Bill
Chocolate Ice Cream
3-4 tablespoons raw cacao
Handful of filberts, almonds or your favorite nuts
For those who like it sweeter like milk chocolate rather than dark chocolate, add:
2 teaspoons maple syrup
12 drops liquid stevia
Slice the bananas in 1/4 inch slices. Place on a parchment paper covered cookie sheet and freeze for 1 hour or more.
In a food processor add frozen bananas, cacao, and sweeteners (if you’re using sweeteners), and pulse and blend for 90 seconds.
Add nuts and pulse and blend another 30 seconds, until the nuts are chopped to the size you like.
NOTE #1: If the banana and cacao isn’t mixing easily, you can add 1-2 tablespoons of almond milk. This makes it more like a soft serve ice cream if you’re eating it immediately, but by putting it in the freezer, it hardens up again like regular ice cream.
NOTE #2: If you want to be ready to make this quickly on hot summer days, you can eliminate the time needed to freeze the bananas by keeping some bananas frozen in the freezer. Just peel them and wrap them in plastic wrap. You can keep them this way for several months. They get darker the longer they’re in the freezer, but it doesn’t affect their taste or quality. The bananas are hard so I find it easiest to slice the frozen bananas for this recipe with a chef’s knife on a cutting board..