Happiness ruts happen. We’ve all been there… One moment everything feels fine and the next you’re wallowing in a pit of despair. For example, you’re all caught up at work and your boss surprises you with a massive project. Goodbye evening yoga, hello long nights at the office. Try not to stress! Even if nothing is fundamentally wrong, humans are still prone to struggle mentally sometimes. Unfortunately, these lulls also have the potential to negatively impact creative work.
As human beings we live in a material world.
But within that is a spiritual, universal realm.
We are designed in such a way that allows for our bodies to be vessels for an energy that is carried out as a powerful frequency in this living universe.
This sadly neglected part of ourselves is referred to as our intuition.
Whether you understand it or not, you are often using your intuition in one form or another & in all of your experiences!
Even though intuition gets labeled under mystical experiences only, intuition is actually a very practical sense that we use everyday. It is even used within couples and groups.
Like a good story, recipes transport me.
I can get lost for hours in lists of ingredients and shiny photographs of food.
But when I’m ready to roll up my sleeves and actually cook, I only reach for a handful of books.
These days, with my busy schedule and my always-hungry family, I rely on accessible, established recipes. I still love to experiment in the kitchen, but I save the whimsy for my less demanding weekends.
My reward is a satisfied family and a personal sense of accomplishment and pride.
Below are some trustworthy and healthy cookbooks that always see me through:
All Anger is Self-Directed
by Catalina Wiles
This is what my therapist said to me in response to saying I was angry with my father.
I was angry because I felt he never connected with me emotionally.
"But all anger is self-directed," she repeated.
This was the moment that I...begrudgingly...realized why I was truly angry.
Deep in my heart I was angry at myself.
I should have done more to reach out to my father. Break that impermeable wall and make a connection. But a child does not always understand this concept. All a child understands is that nobody in my life is interested in what I am feeling.
Nobody cares about my experience. They just want me to be a good little boy or girl. And they willing to hit me if they don’t get what they want, like my father hit...