12 Tips for Gluten Free Living #4: Don’t Forget Your Fruits and Veggies

Copyright 2014 by R.A. Robbins
Copyright 2014 by R.A. Robbins

When you are just starting out it may seem gluten is everywhere, hiding in everything.  The good news is it’s not.  However, finding those places where gluten is not may seem overwhelming.

I suggest starting with groups of naturally gluten free foods.

  • Fruits and vegetables are a wonderful place to start.
  • They are not only good, but good for you, packed with valuable nutrients and fiber.
  • Learn new ways to use these foods raw as well as new ways to cook and serve them.
  • As you learn more about where gluten is and is not you may start adding meat and other ingredients.

You’re not limited to only fruits and vegetables by any means, but don’t overlook these important gluten free foods.  You need them to be healthy.

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Rogene Robbins is the author of The Gluten Free Good Life and other books available at Espirational Books  and Amazon.com’s Kindle Store Please visit her My Gluten Free Life Page to get better acquainted with her.

Being an Artist is About Who You Are, Not What You Do

Espirational:

New blog post on Life Through an Artist’s Eyes

Originally posted on Life Through an Artist's Eyes:

A Little Blue Copyright 2015 by R.A. Robbins A Little Blue
Copyright 2015 by R.A. Robbins

I believe that with all my heart.  No matter what I am doing, I am an artist.  Being an artist and living creatively is about seeing the world in a different way than anyone else sees it.  That’s what makes us seem a little odd to the other folks (and makes them seem a little odd to us).

So whether I am writing a book or article, working on a new recipe, meditating, enjoying nature or studio time I am an artist.  When my job involved working with adults with developmental disabilities (a field where creativity is desperately needed but not really wanted) you guessed it — still an artist.

This is what my high school art teacher Don Kelly taught me.  I didn’t get it right away, but now I do.

Living the creative life is not always easy.  People tend…

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I Like You Just the Way You Are

I like you just the way you are.  Mr. Rogers used to say that.
Everywhere we turn we hear  we are not good enough.  Not smart enough.  Not rich enough.  You name it the world is telling us we’re not doing enough.  Yet we are killing ourselves trying to do too much.  Our bodies were not created to withstand the intense stress we put on them.  We must rest, or we will not continue to function.
In college I would watch Mr. Roger’s Neighborhood, just to see Fred Rogers look into the camera, right at me and say, “I like you just the way you are.”  I believe God says that to us as well.  That doesn’t mean we can’t always do better, but we need to learn when enough is enough because we will never be able to do enough to please the world.
Let’s listen to those comforting words from Fred Rogers one more time.

Thought for Today

Sunrise from the Porch Copyright 2014 by R.A. Robbins
Sunrise from the Porch
Copyright 2014 by R.A. Robbins

“Let the first act of every morning be to make the following resolve for the day:

– I shall not fear anyone on Earth.
– I shall fear only God.
– I shall not bear ill will toward anyone.
– I shall not submit to injustice from anyone.
– I shall conquer untruth by truth. And in resisting untruth, I shall put up with all suffering.”
― Mahatma Gandhi