With the warmer months coming (in this hemisphere anyway!) I figured it was time for me to share my fave …
We’re well into 2021 now, and let’s face it, we all had pretty high expectations right? After the absolute cluster-f!ck …
GETTING A COMPLIMENT IS THE BEST.
But so is giving one!
Here’s the thing, people are pretty.
But when we only ever give appearance-focused compliments, it perpetuates the notion that physical attributes are held at a higher value than anything else. If these are the only characteristics that a person gets complimented on positively, it becomes problematic in the sense that they don’t see more value in themselves beyond their ‘nice hair’ ‘weight loss’ or ‘pretty smile’.
In early 2007, I left an emotionally and verbally abusive gaslighting relationship.
Each January I catch myself reflecting on how far I’ve come, and wondering if I’ve accomplished enough.
I suppose that’s frequent and familiar feeling that I am not unique in struggling with if I asked around. It has got me thinking about how different my January of 2007 was. Ten years ago (at time of this post originally) I was suffering silently in a controlling and emotionally abusive relationship. I am breaking my silence to let you all know the warning signs.
HAVE YOU EVER HAD QUINOA GRANOLA? BECAUSE IF NOT, YOU’RE MISSING OUT!
Yes, that’s right – Quinoa. Superfood and grain extraordinaire that you are using to cooking in water like rice. Except in the granola you use it raw, and it turns into these crispy crunchy little bits that work perfectly!
I decided to get experimenting to create my own recipe. After some trial and error, I’ve found the perfect, easy combo for a slightly sweet, nutty granola that I’m sure you’ll all love!
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Sometimes it’s a think piece, other times it’s a fluffy review on an eyeshadow palette. Occasionally it’s to bring to light serious issues that need attention, like escaping an emotionally abusive relationship or spot a gaslighter.
Of course, no one is holding a gun to your head to read my content, but Google Analytics tells there’s a constant growing wonderful audience that do. And I am humbled and grateful, always.
But we’re in some unprecedented hard times folks…