Food Conspiracy




The food conspiracy in my house goes like this:

One of my kids (I have two – 5 and 3) likes eggs, the other does not.

One likes stuffed pasta, the other one? gags when forced to try it.

One loves sweet, the other savoury.

One likes steak, the other does not.

One likes meatballs, the steak-eater? hates em.

One likes cheese, the other one?  only if it’s on pizza.

The one who doesn’t like cheese loves nachos, the one who does love cheese refuses to eat nachos or quesadillas.  What??

Chicken is hit or miss.  One day it is eagerly gobbled down.  The next day, I am destroying their lives by serving them chicken.

It makes meal planning exhausting.  It’s a huge challenge to keep a variety of meals healthy, tasty, and on the table in half an hour.  Ahhh you say – slow cooker meals work great when short on time and used to make great meals.

one likes sauce on their food, the other does not.

the one who likes sauce on their food – casserole?  what is that?  it lucks yucky?  Really?

On that note, I have a sensitivity to all dairy products and have a desire to eat a more vegan diet.  Do you know how many yummy recipes have cheese or are completely meat based?  All this talk gives my husband nightmares of never enjoying steak again.

AND then there is the internet to help my meal planning.

Eggs are bad.

Eggs are good.

Steak is bad

Steak is good

Beans are good

Beans are bad

Eat paleo

Eat vegan

And on. and on.

I have to say that I am lucky – my kids have no allergies and love almost all fruits, several vegetables, yogurt and some good things like shrimp and nut butters.  The down side?  We can’t live just on that everyday.  Although I have considered that.  more than once.


Is it all about the money?


My focus on Reiki was a curiosity to learn more about a relaxing and energy healing modality.  I enjoyed going to Reiki sessions.

Maybe I could turn something I enjoy receiving into something I can enjoy giving to others.  Oh.  But there is a catch.  I should make money at it.  Right?  In today’s world of entrepreneurial spirit, the goal is to expand and be more productive and make more money.

House renovations



Feel more successful.

I took my level one Reiki a year ago.  I have not shared it much with anyone.  At first I offered off hand to friends but with reserve and fear creeping into the offer.  It is hard to put myself out there.  It feels a little weird.  Offering my hands as comfort and healing to others is a big gift to share.  I was too scared to schedule any sessions.

Even my self practice has been sporadic lately.  Recently I went to a meditation and reiki morning.  It felt so good to connect with my centre again.  There were others who like me are just learning and came out to practice and share with those that are more experienced.

The whirling winds of my life slowed for just enough time to connect with a deep sense of calm and peace.

Baby steps.  Maybe feeling successful is not about bulldozing ahead but hanging out with the calm breeze and first regaining my own practice.

I need to start from my centre and it is then not about making money.  Shoes, vacations, and renovations are luxuries to enjoy, don’t get me wrong  The goal though is to share a gift.  A gift of stillness in the midst of busy-ness.

And that is truly a gift I could share.