“A person is the product of their dreams. So make sure to dream great dreams. And then try to live your dream.” Maya Angelou
Welcome to the “Live Simply” portion of my blog!
A place where I would like to share the things in my world that inspire me day to day, month to month, and year to year. Periodically I would like to share some of my favourite quotes from some of the most influential people in my life including our angel from above miss Maya Angelou who continues to remind us all to “just do right“. She says “The truth is, right may not be expedient; it may not be profitable but it will satisfy your soul. It brings you the kind of protection that body guards cant give you. Try to be all you can be, to be the best human being you can be. Do it because it is right to do. Try to live your life in a way that you will not regret, years of useless virtue and inertia and timidity. Pick up the battle. Take it up. It’s yours. This is your life. Make the world better just where you are.”
I would also like to share some of my life experiences with you like the experience of having that girl right there, yes her. The furry, white, and may I say gorgeous! 80 pound pooch who for the past 9 years has been not only my dog but seriously the other half of me. I cannot even begin to explain how much joy she has brought to my life thus far and how unbelievably blessed I feel to have her by my side each and everyday. Surviving a terrible accident when she was only a year old she has made me believe in miracles and has opened my eyes to those precious, feel-good moments in life like running aimlessly with your arms wide open, letting the car windows down to let the wind blow through your hair, and receiving a million and one kisses at the front door after a long day of work. Those are the moments I live for, the moments of simplicity and warmth. The everyday experiences I share with Myla keep me grounded and alive, and for that reason she is everything to me.
Aside from my fur baby I would like to again acknowledge my #1 fan. My awesome, handsome, kind, loving husband. Some of you are probably wondering if he has a name and yes he does! His name is Jordan! The crazy unconditional love that grows between the two of us with every passing day is amazing. He really is my best friend, my rock and the light in my world. When were together we really take in every moment and try to enjoy our time together as best we can. Were very simple people, living life as we know it and not needing much of anything. Having our health, a roof over our heads, a supportive family, wonderful friends, healthy home-cooked delicious meals and each other’s company is all that’s really important to us. The rest of life is just a bonus and we never take it for granted.
Why have I included this “Live Simply” section into my food blog and what do I hope to achieve? I strongly believe that in order to live a beautiful, balanced life you need the foundations of not only eating well but also loving your self both externally & internally. The final piece of the “puzzle of life” as I like to call it would be working hard to find that peace within yourself, which will eventually give you a sense of freedom within your heart and your mind. Finding balance and the internal strength to clear your mind, stay grounded and motivated is really truly a beautiful thing. For me, it took many years to truly find my balance. Giving myself time to meditate, to acknowledge how I’m feeling, and putting myself first I have never felt better.
I must say at 29 years of age I feel like I am beginning a new life. I feel like I have been rejuvenated and I cant express how relieved and grateful I am to have found that balance that so many of us struggle to find. I know it is possible for every single one of you to find it however it takes work and time and honesty within yourself to be able to find it. Once you do though, you will never feel more free. Just remember, this isnt about changing your life, its about restructuring your life so that you can be your best you! Healthy, Happy and Well-Balanced.
So for those of you looking to restructure your eating habits, find that feeling of love for yourself, and finally figuring out what YOU need to live a beautiful, balanced life this blog is dedicated to you! In fact, it’s the reason I want to dedicate myself to this everyday. To hear from even just one single person that I made there day with a simple new delicious food recipe, or a blog about love, and/or enjoying something that maybe they do on a day to day basis but just seeing it now in a new light. Life really truly can be whatever you want it to be! Sharing and creating clean, healthy, nutritious recipes with you is my passion and something I feel I was destined to do. So with that said I will continue to work hard and share my passion in life with each and every one of my followers. Thank you so much to those of you who have supported me through this journey, you are the one’s that have made my dream a reality.
I am ever so grateful.