- The woman who created a wellness clinic in her inner city neighborhood.
- The man who lost 200 pounds after being housebound for a decade.
- The mother who worked tirelessly bringing her sick child to radiant health.
- The grandfather who quit cigarettes to realize his dream of running a marathon.
Every day people just like you go out into the world and make their dreams come true.
They did it. Why not you? You’re no different than any of these successful individuals.
Why Couldn’t Your Dream Come True?
True, it sounds hard. In fact, it probably is hard, with a number of obstacles to overcome. That may be reason enough to put your dream on permanent hold.
“Obstacles are like wild animals. They are cowards, but they will bluff you if they can. If they see you are afraid of them...they are liable to spring upon you; but if you look them squarely in the eye, they will slink out of sight.” — Orison Swett Marden, writer.
Could a Plan Help?
The easiest way to turn a dream into reality is one step at a time:
- Choose one thing to get done. A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.
- Identify what scares you most. Ask yourself: What’s the worst thing that could happen if I face this fear? Write down the worst-case scenario, and also write how you would confront it.
- Identify a small reward for yourself once you’ve accomplished that activity.
- Then just do it. Complete and check that task off your list.
- Now treat yourself to the reward, rejoice, and celebrate!
- Repeat the above steps as many times as necessary and watch yourself get happier and healthier by pursuing what you love.
Overcoming My Latest Obstacle and, of Course, a Recipe
Have you ever gotten a surprising lab result back and felt overwhelmed and scared? For no obvious reason, I'm faced with high blood glucose for the second time. Seriously?! A health setback can be so overwhelming. I find making a plan and taking action is the most calming, direct way forward.
Necessity Really is the Mother of Invention
As I try to uncover the root cause of the blood sugar situation, I'm experimenting with supplements and the grain-free ketogenic diet. My crispy brown rice-coated chicken nuggets won't cut it now. And while my hubby really likes them, I came up with something just as delicious and even more nutritious to satisfy both of us. High blood sugar definitely not required to enjoy these!
Deliciously crispy, nutty and loaded with fiber and good fats, these chicken nuggets are decadent and nutritious.
Serves 4 (with leftovers for lunch the next day)
2 1/2 lbs chicken breasts, cut into 1 1/2" pieces
1 1/2 c shelled pistachio nuts
1 1/2 c pecans
1 t dried thyme
1 t dried oregano
1 t paprika
1/2 t salt
1/4 t crushed red pepper flakes
3/4 c coconut flour
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Coat sheet pan with thin layer of olive oil. In a food processor, add the pistachios, pecans, thyme, oregano, paprika, salt and red pepper flakes. Pulse until well combined and nuts are ground into very small nut meal. Keep checking as you pulse.
Set up 3 mixing bowls side by side. Pour the coconut flour into the first bowl. Into the next, crack the eggs and whisk until well combined. Into the third bowl, pour the nut mixture. Place chicken pieces into coconut flour in small batches. Use a fork to flip pieces ensuring they are fully coated. Next, put chicken pieces into egg bowl and coat completely. Next, put egg-coated chicken pieces into nut bowl and coat fully. Lastly, put chicken pieces in a single layer on sheet pan.
Bake for 15-20 minutes until chicken is no longer pink in the middle.