There was a time in my life when breakfast meant a quick cup of coffee and a ‘bar’ to go, or just the coffee. It’s crazy how priorities change and seriously, I think I need my breakfast more than any other meal of the day!
The tag team of my brother and sister in law grilled butternut squash, red and orange peppers, zucchini and eggplant for my 2nd Seder, and there were the leftovers that were tucked away in the back of my fridge that were almost forgotten!
We shared two beautiful Seders with wonderful family and friends and I can’t believe how much work went into those two nights and it’s over, just like that! My house is starting to get back to normal and now I’m trying to plan what to eat for the next few days. My family is okay with leftovers for one day, but to be honest, I feel so stuffed and really need to get back to eating ‘healthy’! If you are observing Passover, you must be faced with the same challenges that I am!
In my quest of trying to be super organized and trying to be ahead of myself for everything that involves Passover, I have learned that patience is probably the #1 thing that you need. Although my family would beg to differ and swear it’s the brisket or turkey stuffing or apple cake, for me it’s definitely patience!
I love yoga and practice it regularly at the Moksha Studio in NDG. Today starts the 30 Day Moksha Challenge where you set an intention to practice yoga consecutively for 30 days. And it’s ok if you don’t go everyday – the idea is to challenge yourself and you can set your own intention.
Do you hit the snooze button one more time, wake up late and just skip breakfast? Or do you just grab a cup of coffee and run out the door? Maybe you stop at your favorite coffee shop and pick up a coffee and a little ‘treat’?
Time flies! It’s been 2 years since I started this blog and I want to thank everyone who has taken the time to like and share my page. At that time I had just quit a job that I held dear to me for 7 years and people I knew from there were emailing me and wanting to keep in touch. In fact, it was my son Mark who said that I should have a Facebook page so people would have an easier time to connect with me. Before I could think of a zillion excuses of why not to do this, he signed me up and Shari Creates was born. Who knew that it would grow to 800+ people on this venue!!
I get it – when you come home from the grocery store you’re exhausted and just want to put everything away because you have other things to do. 10 minutes. That’s all it took for me to peel a 5 pound bag of carrots and then another 10 – 15 minutes to cut them up and put them in a clear container. The next step is crucial if you are trying to establish a new habit. Place the container front and center on your fridge shelf because out of sight, out of mind!
Our dinner table is always set family style – most nights there’s a large plate of chicken, salmon, a quinoa salad, a bowl of rice or roasted potatoes and always a huge bowl of salad. Try and imagine the plates being passed around at my house and everyone is helping themselves and there’s a lot of chitter chatter going on.
My philosophy is that you should be able to maintain your health and weight goals in a simple way that is sustainable with your lifestyle.
My passion is to help you change your relationship with food and learn how to curb emotional and mindless eating.
This isn’t a one-size fits all plan. We are all different and I will help you create a road map so that you can work towards your goals while building new habits that are empowering and that will help you take charge.