Congratulations on making it through another holiday season. Don’t get me wrong. The holidays are delightful. Just lovely. But how many times did we find ourselves triggered by people and events that sent us flying into old patterns and default ways of coping, just to endure!?
There’s no better time than post-holiday madness to be reminded that the most sacred relationship we hold is the one we have with ourselves. It’s time to slip into that cozy robe of self love and check in with yourself. This is no small thing. Every relationship is a direct reflection of the one we have with ourselves. If you treat yourself poorly, is it really that big of a surprise when someone you know does too? Alternatively, if you cherish yourself and are kind to yourself, chances are you would not settle for anything less than that from the people in your life.
And yes, you love yourself, sure – but are you love-ING yourself verb style? Are you love in action? It’s time to take extra gentle care and go inwards. Turn off the electronic gadgetry that infiltrates your world and turn your attention to your living space. Make it a place you want to be. Create a soothing and nurturing environment for yourself and then get cozy. Give yourself what you need, be it a good book, a warm blanket, a cuddle – go to town! After all, you can’t love yourself enough! Especially when a surplus of that kind spills over onto the relationships and people in your life. It’s a “You win, everybody wins!”
Speaking of love, I’ve been eating my way through a ginormous Toblerone bar at a pretty good bite (did I ever mention I am a Toblerone junky?) – but recently I just wanted something home made, naturally sweetened, chocolatey and peanut buttery, with a bit of crunch (hmmm…. where have we heard that before?). I started with this recipe from CCK and ended up with something like a cross between a glossette raison, a glossette peanut, and a rice krispie square. Hey, sometimes you just gotta let go and let glossette, right?
Glosette-style Krispie Squares
- ¼ cup raisons
- 1/3 cup pb
- Salt to taste
- 1/8 tsp vanilla
- 1 1/5 tbsp xylitol
- 1 tbsp cacao
- ¼ cup brown rice krisps
Process everything together except the rice krisps. Add at the end and press into a square container –something like a 5×7 tuperware container will do the trick. Refrigerate, and eat. Naturally. 5 servings (or one if you’re me). 🙂