Wearing your clothes inside-out is certainly not the norm, although it has been done from time to time. When it comes to the human body, we do wear what we eat, what we think, how we feel and our overall state of mind and physical health, on the outside. Everything inside will eventually show on the outside, no matter how hard you try to hide it or cover it up. Those moments in our lives where people know when something is wrong, or that you aren't feeling well, or that you just aren't yourself. Age shows, stress shows, disease shows, anger shows, moods show, discomfort shows, loneliness shows, heartache shows, everything you are thinking and feeling comes through.
So, here I go back to, "You are what you eat", physically and mentally. We eat for our body and our brain. As I mentioned in my last blog on fasting, no nourishment or lack of good nourishment can affect your thinking, foggy brain, lack of concentration, dizziness... Poor nutrition, and eating all the wrong foods, such as processed food, high in saturated fat food, sugar, too much dairy and animal protein, have a huge impact on your body and mind. Feed your mind feed your body!
This can also apply to your thoughts and actions, words you say, and the things you do have a direct effect on your outside circumstances. Don't put out something that you may not want in return, negativity can come back to bite you in the "behind"!! Living with the glass half empty, someone else's fault, never enough, scarcity, relying on others for your happiness, all of these can be counter-productive to looking and feeling your best, and being your best self. What you put out shows a lot about yourself, as I am sure you have come across in others. You owe it to the world and those around you, but most of all yourself, to be happy, healthy, authentic you, living to your highest potential. This is what you are here to do, this is your calling, your purpose. Take care of yourself inside so it will show on the outside.
Bruschetta From the Garden
1 loaf of bread (french baguette, sour dough, italian, gluten free…)
6 tomatoes, finely chopped
½ cup basil leaves, chopped
2-3 cloves garlic, minced
1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
1 tsp olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste
In a medium size bowl place the chopped tomatoes, basil and garlic. Stir to combine.
Next add the balsamic vinegar, olive oil, salt and pepper.
Mix all ingredients well, and let stand for about an hour, covered in plastic. This helps the flavors blend before you eat it.
Slice your bread, you can toast it or not. When ready, spoon the mixture on top, you can sprinkle some parmesan cheese on top if you choose (I try to keep most of what I make dairy free). Enjoy