When first diagnosed there is temptation to run to the gluten free section of the grocery store and start grabbing up everything you can find. Many will try to find the perfect replacement for their much loved bread, cookies, whatever.
Why not use this as a chance to do something different? Something better.
Introduce yourself to a few new fruits and vegetables.
Learn about gluten free grains you may never have heard of before.
Pull out your cookbook and see how many recipes are naturally gluten free or easy to adapt.
When you cook from scratch you control what goes in your food. So instead of rushing to the store to replace processed food with gluten free processed food, stop and think. You have the opportunity to make this a change for the better and the healthier.
“We are not going to deal with the violence in our communities, our homes, and our nation, until we learn to deal with the basic ethic of how we resolve our disputes and to place an emphasis on peace in the way we relate to one another.”
“The opposite of love is not hate, it’s indifference. The opposite of art is not ugliness, it’s indifference. The opposite of faith is not heresy, it’s indifference. And the opposite of life is not death, it’s indifference.”
― Elie Wiesel
The creative energy of the universe is available to everyone. All we have to do is be open to it. These are a few suggestions for simple ways to accept and express creativity.
1. Be open to life and love. Creativity has a hard time squeezing into closed minds and hearts.
2. Learn to recognize new ways of doing things. The way we’ve “always done that” doesn’t always work. Be open to new possibilities.
3. Remember inspiration can come from the most unlikely places.
4. Listen to inner guidance. Answers may be within you if you just listen.
Everyone is creative, so just forget the old “I can’t draw” excuse and allow your creative potential to express itself in whatever way it sees fit. Remember it’s creativity that makes life fun. So go out there and create!