Rushing to slow down?


I found myself panicked rushing around looking for this forgetting that... "WHERE THE HELL ARE MY KEYS?!" I finally got out the door and found myself speeding down the road... "I'VE GOT... TO GET...

TO YOGA!"

Then it dawned on me in that moment - a flash of Consciousness that cut through the unconscious chaos....

"What on earth am I doing?"

.... "What are we all doing?"

Rushing around at such a pace, is enough to give one whiplash.

"Busy" A word many use like a badge of success, like its something to be proud of - not having time for what really matters. It’s often used as an excuse for not doing the things we know would be best for us, even for not doing what we want to do. A way to abandon self-care or reduce time spent with those that matter. It’s become the new cool word people use without even thinking.

I often hear it used as an excuse to abandon care of self.

"I missed lunch today because I was so busy"

"Sorry I didn’t make it over, I got busy"

"I don’t have time for that I’m too busy"

"Sorry I didn't call, I ran out of time"

"Busy" – I feel it in my body as

  • Deadline

  • Hurry

  • Tension

  • Contraction

  • Stress

I invite you to slow down Only as we slow down can we hear the whispers of our soul, inviting us to slow to life and to live as we are meant to. I invite you to slow down, take a deep breath and be with what is here right now. Take a moment to ask yourself, why you do what you do? What matters to you? Don’t get caught in the minute details, the hustle and bustle, those distractions that pull you away from what really matters. The dizzying pace at which our culture propels itself is contrary to a happy and healthy life. We suffer from an avalanche of bodily ills and ailments of the soul that can be traced back to one simple cause: Pace.

I am talking about the kind of speed that has us unconsciously moving through our day, that pushes us beyond the body’s natural capacity and leaves us unfulfilled and exhausted by day's end. Such speed prompts us to abandon our deeper self and our true purpose for being here, leaving us with toxic thoughts and troublesome emotions that age the body and harden the heart. Fortunately there’s an effective remedy for this speed disease. Its called

SLOWING DOWN!

I promise you don’t have to starve, restrict or punish yourself in order to have a healthy body, a full life and a happy heart. I care deeply, am passionate about this work and am inspired to share and teach others a better way to sustainable health, weight loss and self-love that resonates from the inside out.

Jess's nourishing wisdom

Harvest chicken salad - with pomegranate seeds & feta

Serves 4

Spiced sweet potatoes, parsnips and Brussels sprouts stand in for lettuce in this warm chicken salad topped with pomegranate seeds, pumpkin seeds and feta. Use organic local ingredients when you can.

8 shallots, halved lengthwise

8 Brussels sprouts, trimmed and halved lengthwise

3 parsnips, peeled and cut into 1/2 inch chunks

1/4 fresh lemon juice ,

2tsp chili powder

1tsp ground cumin

1/4 tsp cinnamon

Sea Salt and fresh ground pepper, to taste

Olive oil cooking spray

10oz cooked shredded, boneless chicken breast, cooled

2tbsp finely chopped fresh chives

1tsp olive oil

1/2 cup pomegranate seeds

1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese

3tsp toasted unsalted pumpkin seeds

One : Position oven racks on top and bottom thirds of oven and preheat to 425. In large bowl toss shallots, Brussels sprouts, parsnips and potatoes. Drizzle with 3tbsp lemon juice and season with chili powder, cumin, cinnamon, salt and pepper; toss to coat. Arrange in a single layer on 3 parchment lined baking sheets, moisten with cooking oil. Roast for about 45 min , until vegetables are lightly browned and fork tender, switching and turning trays, and tossing vegetables half-way through. Set aside to cool for about 5 min

Two: Transfer vegetables to a large bowl and toss with remaining 1tbsp lemon juice, chicken, chives and oil. Season with salt and pepper. Transfer to a platter and top with pomegranate, feta and pumpkin seeds.

Enjoy

I offer a whole new way that truly delivers results and looks at people in a holistic and integrative way. I am committed to walking alongside you on your journey to true nourishment, radiant health and freedom with food and body.

Love & light,

Jessica Hughes

Be still and listen to the whispers your heart is sharing with you today.

-Be still and know I am

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