I suck at this.
I will admit there are several things I suck at. Take for example the following:
Laundry: This might be basic to you, but I believe I have laundry dyslexia and I’d dye your shirt pink if you gave me the chance.
Math: I confess, I failed grade 10 math. So now I hire an accountant who believes 1+1 = 3 and not 2. Oh and ya, I’m one of those annoying people in line who will try to get rid of all her change (my apologies in advance).
Love & Relationships: I think for a while after getting burned so many times, the idea of a healthy relationship to me became synonymous to an urban legend. Fear tends to creep up on me and I want to run like hell.
Baking: Seriously, I suck at this. I find it’s too precise and leaves a huge room for error, so I’ve always stayed away from it…until now.
CACAO BREAKFAST MUFFINS
1 cup large oat flakes
4 heaping tbsp. cacao powder
4 tbsp almond hazelnut butter
½ cup unsweetened almond milk
¼ cup almond milk + 3 tbsp chia seeds
3 tbsp maple syrup (or sweetener of your choice)
½ tsp sea salt
Topping: Almond hazelnut butter to spread
Preheat oven to 350.
Mix all ingredients together and pour into greased muffin tins. Bake for 25 minutes and remove from oven and top with nut butter before eating.
This is one of the easiest baking recipes I know and it’s an example of the types of recipes I give to my patients in practice. If you want this piping hot, I’d suggest popping it into the oven, then getting ready and removing from the oven before you leave. Otherwise, you can make them advance and freeze them. Having oats in the morning is incredible for helping you stay full longer. Not to mention, oats are an adaptogenic grain making it excellent for improving our resistance to stress.
This is an example of one of my quickie recipes coming up in my fall program where you’ll learn how to eat healthy with quick and easy recipes that taste delicious. Yep, a whole new cookbook is coming out plus more! I’ll show you why everyone could use a good food quickie that will save you time, money and maybe even help you shed a couple pounds. To get full details of the Quickies program, sign up at no obligation.
So since I’ve dived into baking, I figure I would with love. Certainly I relish in that initial three-month high and look at couples that dine dead in cafes and hope to God that will never be me. But in the meantime, I’ve jumped into things with the Bartender with both feet. The “L” bomb has been dropped (GASP!) and I realized one crucial thing to getting over the fear when it comes to love…
Fear comes from ego and you only fear when you live in the illusion that a person is perfect and that you may lose that. So here’s the kicker…they’re not. A part of the reason I can confidently reciprocate the “L” bomb is because I love him for the good and bad. While he’s handsome, strong, thoughtful and can navigate the sex shop better than I can, there’s the flip side: Sometimes he sounds like popcorn when he sleeps, I’ve heard him toot in the shower and quietly apologize and he’s klutzier than me (I’m down to two wine glasses now).
He’s just as imperfect as I am.
So my motto now is challenge yourself, shake things up, try something new and do what you fear the most. If you don’t eat breakfast, then start (it actually helps you lose weight). Scared of falling in love…fall anyways.
This motto applies to just about everything in life…well, accept for laundry.
Now go on…just do it.