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01/08

I can’t believe its August! Where has this year gone?

Whenever I reflect on a length of time, so it might be the fact that January was 7 Months ago, or my birthday was 9 months ago, I always think about the time in between and what has been accomplished or how I have felt.

Something I think about daily is being at ease with who I am as a person. And I often think about the person that I want to be. I am the person I have to spend most of my time with, for the rest of my life, so trying to understand how I work and better myself is important to me. Admittedly I can spend too much time overthinking, but on the whole reflecting on words and actions and thought patterns can be helpful.

I think I can be quite hard on myself as well, which I’m sure isn’t uncommon in most people, but I try to remind myself that its okay to not be okay, and it’s okay to not be perfect. When something is troubling me, playing on my mind, rather than shut it out, I try to listen to it, feel it and then act accordingly. In one day, probably helped by social media, we see so many images of perfection, stunning scenery, beautiful homes, perfect bodies, that it’s hard to measure up. Most of the time these things aren’t important, but somehow, even perhaps without realising most of us give them importance. Or I know I do.

Can anyone relate? Let me know your stories!

 

Raspberry & Chia Seed Jam

Simple Sweetness without the Sugar!

This is my favourite berry mix that I put on top of oats, with yoghurt, or on peanut butter on toast.

Ingredients
150g Frozen Raspberries
150g Frozen Blueberries
150g Fresh Raspberries
150g Fresh Blueberries
1 Medium Orange – Juiced
2 Tablespoons of Chia Seeds
4 Tablespoons of Honey

Method
Leave the frozen berries and chia seeds to defrost overnight in the fridge or for 4 hours at room temperature.

Once defrosted, add the rest of the fresh berries and the orange juice and lightly mash. I like to leave mine a little bit lumpy instead of too runny.

Once the consistency is how you like it, spoon in the honey, adding more for sweetness.

Leave the mixture in room temperature for another hour, and then serve!

Enjoy!

Elena xxx

 

Happy International Woman’s Day!

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Maya Angelou – Phenomenal Woman

Pretty women wonder where my secret lies.
I’m not cute or built to suit a fashion model’s size
But when I start to tell them,
They think I’m telling lies.
I say,
It’s in the reach of my arms,
The span of my hips,
The stride of my step,
The curl of my lips.
I’m a woman
Phenomenally.
Phenomenal woman,
That’s me.

I walk into a room
Just as cool as you please,
And to a man,
The fellows stand or
Fall down on their knees.
Then they swarm around me,
A hive of honey bees.
I say,
It’s the fire in my eyes,
And the flash of my teeth,
The swing in my waist,
And the joy in my feet.
I’m a woman
Phenomenally.

Phenomenal woman,
That’s me.

Men themselves have wondered
What they see in me.
They try so much
But they can’t touch
My inner mystery.
When I try to show them,
They say they still can’t see.
I say,
It’s in the arch of my back,
The sun of my smile,
The ride of my breasts,
The grace of my style.
I’m a woman
Phenomenally.
Phenomenal woman,
That’s me.

Now you understand
Just why my head’s not bowed.
I don’t shout or jump about
Or have to talk real loud.
When you see me passing,
It ought to make you proud.
I say,
It’s in the click of my heels,
The bend of my hair,
the palm of my hand,
The need for my care.
’Cause I’m a woman
Phenomenally.
Phenomenal woman,
That’s me.