Between our busy schedules, I do not get to see my mom nearly as often as I’d like. At the beginning of 2013, I moved my monthly homeopathic appointments to Wednesday so that while I was on her end of town I would be able to visit her. Last Wednesday was the first Wednesday things worked out that we were able to meet.
I was excited. Although we catch up on the phone several times a week, it’s always great to have one on one time with her in person. After all, my mom is one of my very best friends and one of my favorite people in the world. She is someone I share so much of my life with. Someone I can be myself around (even when I am feeling sensitive or blue, or just have a lot on my plate), someone I laugh with and confide in—everything from the joys and struggles in life and with my health to the calls I used to make to her about figuring out the first few years of this thing called marriage. She is always there for me. Continue reading
Oh my goodness. You have to make these! Sooooo good. And so easy, healthy and satisfying. Banana Pancakes. Oh, and they are completely D-friendly too—with no sugar! Only 4 ingredients.
I just made one of these for breakfast for the first time this morning and it is definitely a recipe I am waiting for my next banana to brown to make again. Here’s what’s in it: 1 brown banana, 2 eggs, a pinch of salt and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla. I cooked it in a little bit of coconut oil.
I will give you the link to the original recipe by The Primalist to follow their instructions. Here’s what I did. I added 2 eggs to a bowl of warm water for 5 minutes to warm and then mixed all of the ingredients in my stand mixer. I set the electric stove to a temp of low-medium (8:00) and it was ready to turn at 7 minutes then heated it a few minutes longer on the other side, turning the heat down a little lower to the 9:00 position. I left the lid on while cooking. Before eating I added a little butter, a sprinkling of cinnamon and some real maple syrup. Yum!
These are definitely a great use for brown bananas and couldn’t be any simpler to make. I hope you enjoy!
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Peace & Light,
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Happy Earth Day! Did you do anything special to honor and celebrate our beautiful Mother Earth? I unfortunately did not spend much time outside today. We are in yet another “winter like” spring day here in Minnesota and are in the middle of another snowstorm, hard to believe as it is April 22! By tomorrow morning this might be the snowiest winter on record in the Twin Cities. Most of us are very ready for spring and may get just that as it is supposed to be 70 degrees by Saturday. Yay!
I attended a special Earth Day yoga class last night at a nature center just a few miles from my house. It was a class as lovely as it sounds and organized by my local yoga studio. The combination of the class being held at a nature center as well as featuring a live drummer convinced me to register and leave the house for a bit on a Sunday evening. Continue reading
I truly do not think I will leave my house again. Nope, perfectly content right here. Moments like these make my heart overflow with happiness. Thank you dear Juniper and Jonah for your love and companionship. I could not ask for better pets or ones that are as lovable, cuddly and caring as you.
Notice Juniper’s paw on my shoulder? It is still there as I type this. What a sweet kitty.
If you do not currently have a pet, I highly encourage it—especially if living with a challenging chronic health condition like diabetes. Juniper is from the local animal shelter and Jonah is rescued from a rescue organization, Homeward Bound. I support adopting rescue animals 100%. They will give you more love than you know what to do with. And with the difficult days diabetes can throw at us, this is a good problem to have.
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Woohoo! On Monday of this week Diabetes Light reached 100,000 hits on the blog! As of today we are at 101,640 hits and 62,157 page views! Not bad (in my humble opinion) for a girl from Minnesota who writes about things she likes and to help others. I didn’t really know what I was doing or
much anything about blogging when I started a little over a year ago in December, 2011 but I have a strong desire to help others. I have figured things out along the way and have have found that articles turn out best when I really feel a passion within me to write. So if the mood is not there to write, I no longer force it. Continue reading
I forgot to wish everyone a Happy Spring last week. Happy Spring!! (seven days late…). Sorry.. I think that I forgot because we are having a very chilly and winter-like spring here in Minnesota.
I was bundled up and shivering as I drove to visit my niece and her mom last Wednesday morning on that first day of spring. It was only 5 degrees out! The following morning it was not much warmer, only 9 degrees. It is finally warming up a bit and is actually 43 degrees out this afternoon—this is considered almost a heat wave here for us hardy Minnesotans. I went for a short walk with my husband and dog Jonah but still had to brave a lot of slippery ice and big melting puddles on the path. Jonah didn’t like getting his paws wet either and did his best to walk around the puddles. We may reach the low 50′s on Friday and Saturday before cooling back down into the 30′s and 40′s again. But I can guarantee you there will be people out in t-shirts despite all the snow. Continue reading
So on Thursday evening of this week (just two days away!) there is a big party!! And YOU are all invited. Don’t worry, it is an online/virtual party, so EVERYONE who is interested can come. Yay!! What is the party for? Read below!!
Several months ago I found out I was nominated for several WEGO Health Activist Awards for my work with Diabetes Light. I was overjoyed. It is a wonderful feeling to learn that several members of our community went out of their way to share some positive feedback about Diabetes Light to be considered for this special award. Thank you to each of you who submitted your kind words on my behalf. I appreciate it so much!! Continue reading
Editor’s note: I am reading through this poem again tonight after publishing several hours ago and feel I should explain where I am coming from. Some days living with a chronic health condition can be extremely difficult and challenging beyond belief (as you know!). I believe it is important to feel these emotions when they come up and let them out. I did this in the form of writing this poem. I was feeling frustrated Saturday morning after waking up with a high blood sugar caused by my life being busy and not having the time needed for the self-care my body requires. I was reminded once again how much I have to give each day for my health to cooperate. I do try to see the glass as half full, but I am not afraid to let go of difficult emotions as they come up. I believe this release helps one to be healthier physically and emotionally as suppressed emotions can lead to physical manifestations in the body.
I’m guessing you might be able to relate to some of my feelings?!? If so, try writing a poem or journaling about it next time. In my experience, it really helps me move beyond what I am feeling at the time and feel more positive again.
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I turn 3 today!!
Three years ago today our darling dog Jonah was born in the Southern state of Kentucky. Arriving in this world as a stray, Homeward Bound Dog Rescue brought Jonah and his family up to Minnesota where they could be adopted into a loving home. At just nine weeks old we adopted this sweet little guy (on my birthday!). What a great birthday present he was. (Some cute puppy pics of Jonah to come soon in an Almost Wordless Wednesday post!). Continue reading
This is a poem I wrote last month as I was treating my low after being “stopped short” and feeling a
little lot frustrated. How often does diabetes stop you short of what you want to do? It sure can be irritating when it happens..
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