As I sat in my Spiritual Wellness class last night, I has so many moments “I NEED to blog about that!” So to spare you from a novel, I decided to go with our discussion about the importance of story telling in the meaning making and healing process. I probably don’t need to convince any of you bloggers about this. There is something very therapeutic in blogging about my day and sharing the highlights and struggles with all of you. It really helps me gain perspective and organize my thoughts.
What I found more interesting was the role of the listener, or in the case of the blog world, the reader. It takes courage to share your story with others and sometimes this sharing comes with a great deal of fear. As I read blogs, it becomes very apparent when people are sharing things that are hard for them. We talked last night at length about the difference between supporting the storyteller in what they want reaffirmed and imposing our judgements on what we are hearing. That is really tricky! How do you censor yourself when you believe that you have the best intentions of the storyteller/writer in mind? Does the storyteller want to hear your opinion or do they just want to be heard?
I’d love to hear thoughts on the above paragraph. I think it is a tricky relationship to navigate. As we discussed in class, there is no storyteller/writter without a listener/reader!
I ate/packed vegan meals and snacks five, six and seven today. I’m already at half my vegan meal goal and it is only Tuesday. I’ve always been a bit of an over achiever :)
Breakfast – Wild Wood Probiotic Soyogurt, strawberries, Kashi Go Lean, almonds and ground flax. Exact repeat of yesterday. I noticed that I took my breakfast yesterday and today at 5:24 am. My birth month and day happen to be 5 and 24. Does it make me really dorky to admit how happy that makes me?!
Lunch – Broccoli slaw with dried cranberries and Whole Foods Ginger Soy vinaigrette and perhaps the best sandwich I have created to date. I grilled a slice of eggplant and red pepper in my cast iron grill pan. I stuck some feta, spinach and kalamata olives on an Earth Grains Thin Bun, added in the grilled veggies, and let the whole thing get all warm and melty in the grill pan. YUM! I warmed up a little Newman’s Own Marina for dippage. über tasty.
Snacks and dinner are repeats from last night but I subbed out the broccoli slaw for broccoli tonight. The Galeo’s Ginger Wasabi Miso dressing still hold the top spot in my heart. The Dijonnaise variety was good too but didn’t have the same zip. I think it would make a good egg or tuna salad dressing. (I’m hoping that if I keep linking to Galeo’s they will offer to do a give away on my blog! Their products are tricky to find so this would be a great way to spread the word.)
Well friends, thank you for reading. Again, I wouldn’t be able to write my stories if you didn’t read :)
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