01 January 2014


 The new year is upon us.  I've started a new page in my health book with my goals for this coming year.  Health is the word I initially chose to be my focus for 2014 but I've since revised it to Healthy.  I've spent the past several years focusing on my health but not in a positive way.  I think Healthy lends itself to positivity, so there.

 I started planting my seeds for this new year last night.  I thought alot about what I hope to do and accomplish and be in 2014.  I experimented with a new way of journaling (video) and I watched an artist that I admire as she shared with us live how she creates a painting.  It was fascinating to watch. 

 I did my health check in this morning when I woke and have been conscious all day of what I'm eating and drinking.  I've spoken to the New Moon and set my intentions for the year deep in her soil.  Now I need to tend them with love all year long and see what grows.

My weekly planner is ready for the year with birthdays, anniversaries and feast days marked.  I have gesso on my fingers and on a canvas I'm re-working.  I have a list of things to pick up at the grocers tomorrow that I hope will help with some cravings.  Yes, I'm already having cravings.  They do say sugar is the hardest addiction to break.  Wish me luck!  

I'm craving hot cocoa.  I have milk and cocoa but the only sweetener I have is honey.  I'm not sure how that would work.  I might give it a go.  

I'm off to play with gesso and paint.  I hope you are having a wonderful day and that you have planted your seeds and are ready to help them grow.


ps...I think I've mentioned I'm going gluten and sugar free.  This is my last thing that I can think of to try to help relieve the pain of the chronic headaches.  If you are gluten and/or sugar free, I'd love to hear how you do it.  What type of sweeteners you use, recipes, etc.



Ms Misantropia said...

Are you allowed to eat honey now? Or how about artificial sweeteners?
I'm sure you'll get the hang of it, after this initial time of adjustment.

joeycake said...

Have you tried coconut sugar? It's perfect:)

laoi gaul~williams said...

i have had a serious think of my eating habits and set about cutting back on sugar...i allow myself a teeny bit of brown in coffee (i have a tiny wooden spoon i keep in my sugar pot! i am also trying to have a bowl of mixed raw food each day~today was a mix of watercress, spinach, rocket, white cabbage and shredded sprouts (a sprinkle of nutritious yeast is good with raw!) i look forwards to following your journey :)

Jennifer said...

Very inspiring :) I'm not too restrictive about my diet, just try and not eat too much junk, but I want to get on a health kick by moving my body more! Wish us luck and motivation ;)

Magic Love Crow said...

Good for you! I wish you all the best ;o)