When too much happens at once: dealing with change

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As a rule, I’m not good with change. Also me: I crave change. Otherwise, I become lazy or stagnant. Change is…[read more].

Easy is not always better

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For over two weeks now, I’ve been experimenting with my diet.  My stomach has caused me grief for at least four months and so I took things into my own hands, thinking perhaps I’m dealing with a food allergy.  For the first seven days, I restricted my choices to just fruits and vegetables, eaten in small amounts every few hours.  Over the following week, I started introducing new foods such as oats and eggs, quinoa and dark chocolate, sprouted bread and almond milk.  For the most part, the milder the choices have produced better results.  But sometimes I can’t explain the discomfort.  And the restrictions have been challenging; I miss my protein bars and frozen yogurt, cheese and crackers (to name a few of my favorites).  But the sacrifice is nothing compared to the moments when my stomach feels good, “normal.”  I think about how easy it would be to get lazy and do what comes easy.  But like with everything else in life, the best things — the most rewarding outcomes — are the ones that come with a few aches and (growing) pains along the way.  At least that’s been my experience.

What sacrifice(s) have you made today for a better tomorrow?