When I make New Year Resolutions, I keep them. I rationalize making these resolutions by telling myself I’ll quit doing whatever, for a year, not forever. I guess I haven’t caught on yet that going a year without something, kinda makes the changes permanent. *wink* I quit drinking soda, seven or eight years ago, by eliminating buying soda out of the machine at work, which turned into not buying soda anywhere. I became a vegan by randomly practicing veganism. I gradually eliminated animal based foods from my life, which then, ultimately, became a New Years Resolution. Wallah! A New lifestyle was born. This year, for my physical well-being, I’m totally eliminating artificial sweeteners, replacing them with natural stevia, and incorporating foods and spices, that reduce inflammation, into my daily diet. I read an article by Seamus Mullen who, in addition to being quite a handsome and jolly looking Chef, revealed how he significantly reduced his symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis by changing the foods he ate. I just ordered his book: Hero Foods, in which he explains how certain natural foods and spices reduce inflamation, along with recipes on how to make them tasty. While he isn’t a Vegan, he does state that plant based foods should be the bulk of the meal, and meat should be a purportionally smaller side dish. I figured I could “veganize” his recipes. I ordered it from a website called Thrift books. They have an app in the Playstore that you can add to your collection, but here is a link to their website THRIFT BOOKS, and, if you are interested, you can read Seamus’ article, in it’s entirety, here.
I am also committing to writing in my 5 minute journal. There is an actual 5 minute physical journal, with formatted prompts, which you can review and purchase here, but I prefer using the digital version that I downloaded from the play store, because you can incorporate pictures into your journal entries. How cool is that!
- Whether you make New Year Resolutions, or strive to be the best humans possible on a day to day basis, may 2018 be the year you find your bliss.