Are you rowing upstream

. . . or floating down?


It took me a long time to learn that floating is easier than rowing. I spent many years looking for that just right job that would take me to the top of the corporate ladder, only to be totally and completely miserable.

I hopped from job to job—same job different company—and with each job the results were the same. I would be appreciated for awhile, then a new boss would come along, and my creativity would be quashed or, because I was a woman, and young, I was no longer valued.

I’m not sure I know exactly when my “aha” moment came along. I’m sure it was when I heard this quote attributed to Albert Einstein, it is also in A Course in Miracles.

“Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.”

I do know it was in the late 80s, when I started freelancing, using my computer skills and design knowledge from my teenage years, I started feeling free.

If it doesn't open it's not your door

One Fit Widow posted this on Facebook, which is what triggered this train of thought.

All too often we think we want something, and we keep knocking on the door, only it stays locked. It’s probably locked for a reason. The doors you are meant to go through will open easily, and when they do, you will walk into a ray of sunshine and ease. When you force yourself through a door that you were not meant to go through, I guarantee your life won’t be easy, and you will wonder why you went there.

The easy doors open when you take one day at a time, and live in the Now. Life is good, don’t force it.

Today’s recipe is for “oatmeal.”

OK, it really isn’t oatmeal because we Paleo warriors don’t eat grain.  But, my golly, you could-a fooled me. The coconut gives it the oatmeal feel, and with a little maple syrup poured on top, it tasted just like oatmeal. I personally don’t own a microwave, so I put all of the ingredients in a small saucepan, and cooked it on the stove. I also used 100 percent coconut milk, as I hadn’t made any cashew milk (I don’t think there is any 100% cashew milk on the market, and I don’t trust additives these days). This is definitely a keeper recipe, for when it is cold outside, and you want something warm in your belly for breakfast. 

Paleo Instant “Oatmeal.” Click for recipe.

Here are some organic ingredients I used in my cereal.