I closed my eyes…

by Angela (Oh She Glows) on November 11, 2008

closed my eyes and pictured my honeymoon.

I felt the sweet, warm air of the Mediterranean.

Eric and I were lying on the sundeck in lounge chairs of the cruise ship.

She was beautiful, wasn’t she?

I was listening to pop music on my ipod. I was at one with the world.

There was no negativity, no stress, no hate. Just love. Sweet, sweet love.

And breaths. Sighs. Laughs. Giggles. Smiles.

The sun warmed my skin and the water cooled my throat.>

I was at one.

This was the mini-mediatation I did today. Drastic times call for drastic measures! Stress has been at an all time high recently.

Thanks to everyone for their tips on reducing stress at the workplace (or school). I am going to try to make a point to incorporate more de-stressing habits into my days.


FAQ’s Continued…. :D

12. Jennifer asks, “What is your favourite brand of peppermint tea?”

  • Answer: I currently love President’s Choice Organic Peppermint Tea (It’s a Canadian Brand)

13. Leah asks, “Did Eric have a veggie burger and salad as well?”

  • Answer: YES! He basically eats whatever I put in front of him. :D I do all the cooking, so over time, he has learned to ‘appreciate’ healthy cooking….even though at first he was very resistant!

14. Jenn asks, “What time of day do you do resistance exercises?”

  • Since I am so rushed in the morning, I tend to do most of my resistance exercises at night time while I watch a favourite TV program! It helps the time pass quickly.

15. Kristin asks, “How do I get a cat like Sketchie?”

16. Jenn asks, “How do you like the CG Smoothers Pressed Powder?”

  • Well, folks, I tried it today and I was rather unimpressed. :( It was very ‘dusty’ and chalk-like’! Nothing like my prized Shishedo powder (that is now gone!). I will use it up because I hate to waste, but I will forever remember my high-end powder! R.I.P. LOL. :D

17. Jenny asks, “I have one question for you – I noticed that you have cut out all artificial sweeteners … I know that they are bad for you, and I tend to avoid them myself, but did you have any specific reasons for quitting other than the fact that they are bad for you??

  • Well, I cut them out for a couple of reasons actually. 1) I read reports that artificial sweeteners actually may cause you to eat more because they reduce your sensitivity to sweet foods, and 2) Artificial sweeteners have a low Ph level (highly acidic), which studies show, is not good for overall health and functioning. I feel much, much better since cutting them out. But remember- they sneak it in everywhere- I had to cut out all gum, for example. It’s in everything!



Ok, more later…see you tonight! :D




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Jess November 11, 2008 at 7:32 pm

I’m thinking about cutting out artificial sweeteners as well. I have maybe a packet of sweetener and day and I know my body and I know that replacing that with a teaspoon or so of real sugar won’t effect my weight, so why put something unnatural in my body if I can avoid it? I think it’s almost a habit to reach for the no cal sweetener because I assume it’s healthier…but that’s kind of silly and I need to stop that.
OK, I’m officially cutting out fake sugar as soon as my current container of splenda is empty (it might be a while though, I really don’t use much of it!!) Thanks for the inspiration!!! :D


VeggieGirl November 11, 2008 at 7:45 pm

Beautiful meditation!! And great Q&A’s!!


HangryPants November 11, 2008 at 8:23 pm

I was more relaxed after just reading that!


Beth November 11, 2008 at 8:44 pm

I baked the pumpkin apple muffins you posted yesterday and they are DELICIOUS!! Thanks so much for sharing the recipe – they’re a winner and will definitely be part of our Thanksgiving breakfast! :)


girlrunningaround November 11, 2008 at 9:31 pm

Hi! I just ran into your blog for the first time today and so far I love it! And you got married the weekend after we did! Congrats!


danica November 11, 2008 at 9:44 pm

Love your blog! :) So cute, and those baked pumpkin apple muffins will hopefully be a hit with the boyfriend’s family this thanksgiving! :)


Kiesha July 19, 2012 at 10:53 am

Hi! I just came across your blog and I am interested to change to a healthier lifestyle, your blog is really helping me…thank you. My question is regarding artificial sweeteners….what are they, like white sugar? How do you know if your food has artificial sweeteners in it? And lastly, what are your alternatives?

Thanks in advance!!


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