Home Cooking = Happiness

I love to cook in my well seasoned cast iron pan.  Using cast iron instead of Teflon is the best way to protect ourselves and our families from the toxins in Teflon.  Here is a link to the toxins in Teflon.  https://greenlivingideas.com/2012/06/13/how-toxic-is-teflon/

We can make ourselves healthier and happier by cooking in #castiron.  #HomeCooking from scratch is the best kind of cooking.  We love buying our pork from #YesteryearFarm at the #DuncanFarmersMarket each Saturday in Duncan, BC.



Affirmation, Gratitude & Being Grounded

Today’s Affirmation; I, trust in the infinite wisdom that keeps my heart beating, my food digesting and encourages my body to be a self healing machine. When I think about how my body is rebuilding my liver, replacing each cell of my eye ball and growing my hair all at the same time I realize that I am multitasking every moment of my life. I have taste buds that can tell the difference between chocolate and honey. My mind gets to listen to the sound of people speaking through my amazing ears. When I spend a moment thinking about the amazing physical body I was given my heart relaxes and my level of confidence rises. I am enough. I am lovable. Thank you for appreciating your body today. Thank you for being here on earth with me. I Love YOU. :~)

Here is an image of me feet in my new peaceful loving leather soled moccasins created by Soul Path Shoes so now I will be forever grounded to mother earth as I walk about Cheering Up The Planet!

an image of a pair of hand made boot moccasin's made by SoulPathShoes.com. The boots are gree with a purple peace sign on one and a purple on the other boot. the toe caps are purple as well and they lace up.

My new leather soled boots keep me grounded and more energized!

Today I am grateful for getting to go to our friends yearly Christmas party Sunday evening as she creates gingerbread houses for everyone at the party to decorate and buys all the candies to decorate the houses too, for waking up to snow outside and not having to go anywhere, so I am able to admire the snow from a far and for a lady that bought one of my books at a Christmas show a few weeks ago and she is coming to buy five more copies this Thursday, Gratitude Dance! Thank you for joining me in being grateful today. Thank you for being kind to your self today. I Love YOU. :~)

What are you grateful for today?

four images of people decorating gingerbread houses.

Getting to decorate Gingerbread houses turns us right back into children! What fun it is to play here every year!

Affirmation, Gratitude and #Rocking Menopause!

Today’s Affirmation; I, practice listening to my body today. I nurture my body with whole foods prepared with love! I am worthy!
Today I am grateful for having the last four nights where I slept for eight or more hours all because I am eating only fresh fruits and vegetables, meats and gelatin, with my treat being a few organic almonds and one square of rich dark organic chocolate a day, #rockingmenopause, for the bonus of giving up dairy, which clears up any bumps or eczema that I have left, after having a few pieces of bread in the last few months and for trusting that the reactions, issues or problems my body is having is just a way my body is communicating what it needs to function in top form.
What are you grateful for today? Thank you for listening to your body and giving your body what it needs. Thank you for joining me here today. I Love YOU! ❤ :~)
This is a photo of the #Paleo Ham stock vegetable soup I made. ❤ Left over stock from the Thanksgiving ham. ❤
an image of a stainless steel stove pot about half full of paleo ham soup broth with vegetables

My latest batch of #Paleo ham bone broth.

Affirmation, Gratitude & Responding

Today’s Affirmation; I, give myself a chance today to rethink how I respond to the events of my life. My responses to the things that happen every day are what make my life worth living. So today I respond with forethought. I taste my words before I speak them to make sure they are sweet. I want my words to bring comfort to all who hear them. I exercise my emotional muscles so that I am patient in all trying situations. I get to choose how I respond, which is a gift I give myself and everyone in my life. The better I get at responding to the events of the day, instead of reacting to the events of my day, the more confidence I feel filling every cell of my body. I respond with kindness and all is well. Thank you for responding to the events of your life with a kind heart. Thank you for sharing a bit of your day with me. I Love YOU. ❤ :~)

an image of

Being compassionate increases my chances of being happy.

Today I am grateful for April Lee Taylor-Vance for sharing one of my affirmations on her blog, https://inclusiveleadershipco-op.org/…/…/thankful-thoughts/…
Gratitude Dance, my heart leapt with joy when I saw her blog post, thank you Robert Cerins for letting me know about the blog post, for a wonderful Thanksgiving dinner shared at Robert Cerins parents home last night with Pipi Tustian, Bob Tustian, Kayden Robert Tustian, Riley Tustian, Bob and Vija Cerins, we ate a yummy local ham from Yesteryear Farms, with all the fixings and for connecting with Melanie to get her the stuff she still wanted out of the home we are caring for and living in so that we can finish getting it cleaned and ready for sale.
What are you grateful for today? Thank you for joining me being grateful today. Thank you for being here with me on planet earth. I Love YOU! :~)

an image of a wagon full of different kinds of squash and a scarecrow in the middle of all the squash

Local food nourishes my bones.



Affirmation, Gratitude & Art Production

Today’s Affirmation; I, choose to cook myself a home made meal today. By cooking for myself with whole local foods I am providing my body the best nutrition possible. I allow myself to sit down at a nice table, eat my food slowly, savouring each bite so that I am able to taste all the subtle tastes of the whole foods I am dining on. I think about the farmer who grew my food, the grocery store employess who cared for my food until I bought it and the earth that nurtured my food as it sprouted from seed to plant. When I think about where my food comes from I realize that I am supported, cared for and necessary. Thank you for thinking about where your food came from today. Thank you for expressing your needs clearly. I Love YOU. :~)

an image of beef with avocado, tomatos, small red and yellow peppers and so lettuce on a white plate

Eating greens and protein is what makes my body rock! :~)

Today I am grateful for getting to be home today to assemble earrings for most of the day, I love getting to work from home on Robert Cerins Original Earrings and my writing and healing practices, for having a supportive husband who is excited to see my writing dreams flourish, who helps me accomplish my goals and keeps me laughing, it is what I wanted in a partner, a best friend, a buddy and a co-creator of joy and for making a really yummy raspberry, coconut, gelatin dish flavoured with hibiscus and lemongrass teas with a touch of licorice for sweetness, I love to cook. What are you grateful for today? What do you love to cook? Thank you for spending a few moments here with me today. Thank you for finding something to be grateful about today. I Love You. :~)

an image of an artist production bench with hundreds of hand painted earrings ready to be put on ear wires.

Original Art To Wear all ready to be put on ear wires.

Affirmation, Gratitude and A Home

Today’s Affirmation; I,_________, (insert my name here to be self confident) have a chance today to increase my self confidence by being my own best friend. When I set a goal to keep my kitchen clean, then I follow through by doing the dishes, each day before I go to bed, then I wake up to a clean kitchen, feeling successful. When I nourish my body with whole foods, at least two or three times a day my body responds with vibrant health and energy. Each time I fuel my being with fresh vegetables (locally grown if possible) my every cell feels renewed. When I make small strides daily to care for my body, mind and spirit, my body, mind and spirit, feel enlivened. I care for my body and my body enables me to enjoy my life. I am a courageous child of the Universe and the Universe is elated when I care for my earthly spacesuit. 


Image of food from Providence Farm Market Booth at the Duncan Farmers Market.

an image of a man holding a flat of cherry tomatoes in front of the Providence Farm Booth at the Duncan Farmers Market
Eating good food increases my chances of feeling good in my body.

Today I am grateful for a place to call home for a while, as we are cleaning up a friends home to prepare it for sale, for getting internet connected yesterday in the home we are caring for as it is going to take some time to sort, organize, declutter and ready the home for sale, for getting to connect with my facebook family/group that I have been missing without a constant internet connection to make possible our daily dose of encouragement. Thank you for encouraging me with your presence. Thank you for creating a safe space for you to thrive in. I Love YOU. :~)

This is an image of the house we are living in. :~)

an image of a home with a driveway and green trees in the yard

Having a place to call home allows me to feel grounded on earth. :~)

Gratitude, Affirmation and Processing Life

Here is today’s Vlog #59 Gratitude, Affirmation and Processing Life about what I am grateful for to inspire you to be grateful and an affirmation for all humans willing to enjoy the process of life. :~)

Today’s Affirmation; I, _________, (insert your name here to enjoy the process) will enjoy the process of being human today. I will relish my problems as the prefect problems for me, so that I can accomplish all I incarnated to do. Each new issue that causes me to feel challenged, allows me to dip into my well of resilience, discovering my commitment to enjoying the problem as a way of learning. Just as I sit here typing these words my body is flushing hot with the change that all ladies go through. So that is another way life changes and it is up to me to adjust, enjoy and embrace the redesign of my entire body once again, to take hold of the process of aging with an open heart and adventurous mind. Thank you for the moments you were here with me today. Thank you for enjoying the process of life you are in now. I Love YOU. :~)

an image of a silhouette of a hand with a bird sitting on the hand with a faded sky in the background. and words that read Hold the Vision Trust the Process

Life is a process that the more I enjoy the easier the trip is. ❤ :~)

Today I am grateful for getting to connect to a great friend who gave me wonderful news that she has not had a cigarette since last Tuesday, Gratitude Dance, I remember when I quit smoking for my 25th birthday present to me and instead of buying cigarettes for a reward for a job well done, I saved the $ I used from buying smokes and got myself other gifts like a gold necklace or anklet to reward myself, for having my breakfast created for me by my talented chef husband Robert Cerins our breakfast of homemade baked scalloped potatoes and local chicken wings was fabulous, and for creating habits that ensure I shall be healthy as long as possible, by changing my taste buds as my bodies needs change, once I drank coffee with cream and sugar and now I enjoy a hot drink made of roasted chicory, barley and rye with organic vanilla and unsweetened cocount milk. Thank you for taking charge of your taste buds today. Thank you for joining me in delight today. I Love YOU. :~)

an image of the mouth and neck of a lady holding a salad with black olives, red onion, cucumbers, lettuce, and many other yummy vegetables

Training my taste buds to crave healthy whole foods makes my journey to good health way easier. ❤ :~)


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