Embrace each challenge in your life as an opportunity for self-transformation.
STARTING THE NEW YEAR OFF ON THE SERIES OF LIVING SUCCESSFULLY WITH SCREWED-UP PEOPLE, THE HERB - LEMON BALM AND 101 WAYS TO HAPPINESS.
Wow, Welcome to the first Monday of 2022!
Let’s start out with a question?
Has it worked for you to make resolutions about how you should be in 2022?
You might discover that in the past you either quit on yourself, did not follow through or the attainment of the goal did not produce the satisfaction you expected.
There is a transformational alternative, which does not involve changing or fixing your life.
This New Year, see if you can be the way you are, not the way you think you ought to be.
Instead of striving to be different, see if you can be exactly the way you are, without making yourself wrong or right for being that way.
Time is free, but it’s priceless.
You can’t own it, but you can use it.
You can’t keep it, but you can spend it.
Once you’ve lost it you can never get it back.
Time is taken for granted, but after it is gone; all we have left
are the memories.
So, I put together 365 inspirational sayings; this way we can
stop for a second and pause.
This was inspired by giving as Christmas gifts to our loved ones.
Each day Dan and I will also shake and pull out of our box and share with you all.
LIVE QUIETLY IN THE MOMENT AND SEE THE BEAUTY OF ALL BEFORE YOU.
THE FUTURE WILL TAKE CARE OF ITSELF.
101 WAYS TO HAPPINESS; by Mike Annesley.
Continuing from last year!
Since all the research of keeping healthy, leads to making your cells happy; this book will help your mental health to be happy.
That is the first step in keeping your cells happy and keeping your body healthy.
CHAPTER 2; HAPPILY, PEACEFUL
See if you can put a comic spin on any absurdities that befall you.
Approaching life with humor makes neutral or negative events entertaining and takes the sting out of disappointment.
Verbal wit is a gift to others that’s amply returned.
If you’re a good mimic, perform from time to time; avoiding cruelty.
Look at things from unusual angles.
Make wild connections.
Send up your imperfections.
Humor strengthens friendship and can inject a flash of warmth into relations with strangers.
Continuing from last year the series on LIVING SUCCESSFULLY WITH SCREWED-UP PEOPLE, by Elizabeth B. Brown.
Dan and I continue to share ways to benefit and help keep one’s health cells healthy.
A wise man told me ten years ago, when one is in balance with themselves; one stays healthy.
For more information click on book
CHAPTER 11; MAKE ANGER YOUR ALLY
TO TURN ANGER INTO AN ALLY, PARTNER WITH IT.
Continue on TAKE CONTROL
It’s often difficult to control your anger when you are dealing with your SUP.
This is because they seem to know what will set you off and has no qualms about doing it.
Your SUP also resists making changes that would make your relationship more compatible.
The frustrations that you feel can easily escalate into anger.
Tomorrow’s post will be on some things that your difficult person may be doing that makes it a challenge for you to control your anger.
Last year, Dan and I have been posting, this is the time to get ready for food and remedies that heal; alchemy of herbs.
We will be continuing this year and to start the New Year off, how about some recipes with LEMON BALM?
It’s amazing what and how lemon balm can help keep your body healthy?
CHECK THIS RECIPE OUT: LEMON BALM AND ORANGE CHICKEN.
This is a great dish to make at the height of summer, when the veggies can come straight from the garden to the table.
The fresh lemon balm gives this a lemon-mint taste that combines well with the orange flavors.
If you don’t have lemon balm, you can even substitute another aromatic mint.
The five-spice bend can be bought in many grocery stores, or you can make your own.
1 ½ pounds boneless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch pieces
3 tablespoons olive oil
½ red onion, thinly sliced
½ pound green beans, cut into 1-inch pieces
1 large carrot, cut into matchstick size pieces
½ cup fresh lemon balm leaves, stems removed
2 teaspoons toasted sesame seeds
FOR THE MARINADE
1 tablespoon cornstarch
¾ cup orange juice
1 tablespoon finely grated organic orange peel
¼ cup tamari or soy sauce
1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger
1 tablespoon honey
3 teaspoons five-spice blend
1. To make the marinade – whisk ¼ cup cold water and the cornstarch together in a bowl.
2. Then whisk in the orange juice, orange peel, tamari, sesame oil, ginger, honey and five-spice blend.
3. In another small bowl, mix the chicken and ¼ of the marinade.
4. Let this stand for 15 to 30 minutes.
5. You can prep the veggies at this time.
6. Heat the olive-oil in a large skillet over medium high heat.
7. Then add onion, stir-fry 30 seconds.
8. Add the marinade chicken to the pan, stir frequently and cook for 5 minutes or until the chicken is no longer pink on the outside.
9. Add the green beans and carrots to the pan.
10. Cook until crisp tender, stirring frequently.
11. Add the rest of the marinade to the pan.
12. Continue to cook for 3 to 5 minutes or until the sauce thickens and the chicken is cooked through.
13. Remove from heat.
14. Stir in half of the lemon balm leaves and all of the sesame seeds.
15. Sprinkle on the rest of the lemon balm leaves just before serving.
As Dan and I begin a new year, this is our PHRASE TO REMEMBER; Health is Wealth.
We stand by this and continue to do daily; walk, meditation, and Qigong.