Happy Holiday Wishes

Days filled with gatherings and parties with friends and family, shopping, wrapping, baking – there’s no doubt the holidays are here!  With all the checking and re-checking of shopping lists, running from place to place, second-guessing gift choices, figuring out menus etc. etc. etc., it's so easy to get lost in the hustle.

And if you're at all like me, your mind tends to race on to the next thing on the list, and you completely forget about enjoying what you're doing at that very moment. When I stop to think about it (and oh-no, stopping to think wasn't even on my list!), it's clear that I'm missing out on a lot of joy that's actually in my life, but that I haven't made the choice to experience.

So today I'm making a commitment to myself to pause and do my very best to stay in the moment and truly enjoy the moment - each gathering, each task, even shopping.  

There's so much we can experience in the wisp of a second. There are sounds to be heard - bells, carolers and children laughing, scents of pine and spices, lights and reflections to be seen and of course, the taste of our favorite seasonal foods.

I'm going to tap into my senses to experience each moment as it occurs, and make time, however brief, even if only for a deep breath and sigh of gratitude.

During this special time of the year, I wish you a truly joyous season.

Time to cherish those you love
Real connection and authentic conversation
Moments for personal reflection

For me, food is a great connector to those I treasure.  Here are links to a few of my favorite holiday treats for you to enjoy and share with those you treasure:

Spiced Pecans

Almond Cookies

Oranges with Honey and Cinnamon

 

Wishing You a Wonderful Holiday,
Karen

P.S.  I love hearing from you - please reply with any questions or leave a comment.
 

Happy Birthday to Me!

It’s my Birthday!  And I want to celebrate by launching a new group for all of us to share.

Health and Wellness are my passion. That’s why I decided to become a Health Coach, to do what I love - help others make better choices to feel, look and be their best.

I know that big part of that journey is choosing nourishing, delicious REAL food, and something I keep hearing from you is that you want a community of like-minded people to share with. So I’ve created a Facebook group called KTC’s Let’s Eat REAL.

Please help me celebrate my birthday by clicking here: KTC's Let's Eat REAL and then click “Join” - It’s that easy! 

Once you’re there, introduce yourself if you like, and start sharing your favorite healthy eating tips and recipes. This community is for REAL people – they are busy, have families, jobs and other commitments. So let's help each other with delicious ideas for eating well, that are simple, fast and fabulous.

Here are some general recipe guidelines and suggestions:

  • Mostly fresh - while fresh and organic are always preferred, they aren’t always possible or practical.
  • Minimally processed – if an ingredient comes from a can or package, it should have no more than just a few items.
  • No artificial colors, flavors, or sweeteners.

Please include:

  • Recipes that are gluten-free, vegetarian, vegan or that fit other special needs - they will be loved!
  • Recipes that are flexible and can be easily modified for differing tastes or food sensitivities.
  • Recipes that can be frozen – soups, stews, chilis etc.  We all have busy times and it’s so nice to know there’s a meal already prepared.

I’d love for you to visit and post often. I’ll be in the group with Tips, Recipes and even occasional Q&A. I can’t wait to see you there!

If you have any questions – just send them my way! I’ve kicked the group off with links to a few of my favorite healthy recipes, and there’s more to come!

Happy Birthday to Me!  Join now: KTC's Let's Eat REAL
 
Wishing you Healthy Eating!
Karen