Part 2 of the 5 Keys to Creating Peace with Food
I got a hefty dose of this Key last week. As I dropped my husband off for yet ANOTHER work trip, my heart sunk. Yes, I would miss him, but my emotional bank account was running on empty as I thought about continuing to potty train our toddler on my own. (The training was going fabulous but going back to daycare threw things for a loop and we had to start back at square 1 on Thursday. I didn’t want to deal with this week’s little presents on my own.)
And as most of us can admit, I too have a really hard time asking for help when I need it. One of my core values is being a positive role model. If I ask my clients to seek out support when they need it, then I must do the same. So I called my family. The nearest relatives we have are about 2700 miles away. So this was a BIG ASK! By the Grace of God, a dear cousin packed her things and hopped on a plane for the first time by herself, leaving her own toddler and family behind to come to my rescue.
Most of you have heard the saying, “It takes a village to raise a child.” In that same vein, it takes a team to help you achieve your health and wellness goals.
Many people have a really hard time asking for help. Myself included. But sometimes, the hardest questions to ask, come with the greatest rewards!
Weekly Challenge: As you write out your personal goals to accomplish this week. Be it in a “to-do” list or otherwise, ask yourself, “in what way, can I ask for support to help me accomplish these things by the end of the week?”
Zen Recipe Corner:
1 bunch asparagus
1 tbsp garlic, minced
2 tsp canola or olive oil
salt and pepper to taste
Juice of 1/2 lemon
After rinsing asparagus, break the fibrous ends off with your hands (like breaking a pencil in 2 but without that much force.)
Heat skillet on medium heat for 2 minutes then add oil. Heat oil for another minute. Add in Asparagus. Using tongs, gently toss to mix with the oil. Let cook for a couple of minutes before adding remaining ingredients. Toss occassionally. Asparagus will be done when color turns bright green. Taste test to ensure it is cooked through yet still a little crispy.
Serving suggestion: pair with Grilled Sockeye Salmon and yummy Essential Bakery olive bread. We enjoyed fresh blueberries for dessert with this meal.