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terrific tuesday!

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up a little too late last night after taking my son to football bingo as a reward for his rave reviews at parent-teacher conferences yesterday, and let him sleep in my bed last night - needless to say i am t-i-r-e-d; i forget how easily my body is effected by staying up late, having some drinks, not eating well, smoking, not exercising, etc. i am quickly reminded anytime i "slip up" ;o)
the joys of living with chronic pain conditions and mental illness lol oh well, it is what it is and i have learned to embrace it all and am learning to accept and love myself ~ finally! :o)
i am going to share some quotes with all of you that help me with the journey to self acceptance and love.









what helps you with the journey to self acceptance and love?
what tricks do you have up your sleeve?
how do you build your self esteem?
as with much of what i have worked through, being mindful, non-judgmental, working through the acknowledge & acceptance process, as well as reading brene browns 

Happy Thanksgiving, Canada! :o)

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today is Thanksgiving in Canada. my family and friends are all celebrating, feasting, and resting. as i think about this i wonder if they have stopped to think about what they are thankful for... ? my mind then wanders to the question, why is it so many of us only think about being thankful at Thanksgiving? or why is it some of us never remember to be thankful?
food for thought...
i have found that the more thankful i am for what i DO have, rather then focusing on what i do not have, the happier i am.
i think we need to remember to be thankful year round rather then just at certain times of the year - we would all be much happier for it :o)
i just stumbled across a delicious looking recipe on pinterest that i just have to share with you all. the great thing about it, should work for people with most food allergies! dairy free, gluten/wheat free, nut free, and all natural!

Curried Pumpkin and Coconut Soup
Prep time 20 mins
Cook time 50 mins
Total time 1 hour 10 mins
Author: Erin Alderso…

Food Allergies you have met your match!

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I wanted to help a friend who spends all her time in the kitchen due to varying food allergies in her household. As I was "researching" I decided I would put what I find into a note/blog entry for all who have food allergies to benefit from. Please feel free to share your food allergy friendly recipes and/or info in the comment area.

ok, here we go ;o)
here is some info for those who have food allergies including fruit (and veggie) allergies:
What are the best ways to manage a fruit allergy?
from beyondallergy.com ~ Usually, allergic reactions occur when the fruits are raw. Once the fruits are cooked, canned, microwaved, processed, baked, or heated in any way, the allergic effects are reduced. So even if someone is allergic to fresh apples, they will be able to tolerate eating apple sauce, apple jelly, apple juice, apple pie, and dried apples.
Also, note that the most allergenic part of the fruit is the skin, however, not due to the pesticides, chemicals, or wax on its surface. S…