Straightforward People

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Amen!
I dont have the time, the energy, the patience for any bull anymore.
I need REAL, genuine people in my life. Straight shooters.

I can’t handle the drama. I need my chaotic life to be as simplified as possible. Unfortunately, that means cutting ties sometimes.

As much as it hurts, I know it’s for the best. I know that for my own sanity & for the sanity of the people who TRULY love me, taking out the trash is a NECESSITY.

I’m choosing to select my company carefully. Guards are up to ensure the drama stays away.

I’m moving forward in hopes of creating a a life that will be easier on my heart, my mind, my body, & my soul.

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IBD Iceberg

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#Truth

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There is NOTHING poetic or glamorous about these diseases. They’re horrible, destructive, & deadly.

Always praying for a cure.

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12 Steps to Self Care

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12 Steps to Self Care

1. If it feels wrong, don’t do it.
2. Say exactly what you mean.
3. Don’t be a people pleaser.
4. Trust your instincts.
5. Never speak bad about yourself.
6. Never give up on your dreams.
7. Don’t be afraid to say, “no.”
8. Don’t be afraid to say, “yes.”
9. Be kind to yourself.
10. Let go of what you can’t control.
11. Stay away from drama & negativity.
12. Love.

Source: Positive Energy

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Vegan Lemon Fettuccine Alfredo

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Need:

12 ounces eggless fettuccine
2 cups unsweetened soy or almond milk
4 ounces soy cream cheese
3 tablespoons blanched sliced almonds
3 tablespoons nutritional yeast, plus more for sprinkling
1 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest
Kosher salt & freshly ground black pepper
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1/2 cup loosely packed parsley leaves, chopped

Do:
Bring a large pot of water to a boil & cook the fettuccine according to package directions. Strain, reserving 1 cup of the pasta cooking water.

Add the soy milk, soy cream cheese, almonds, nutritional yeast, lemon zest, 1 teaspoon salt & 1/4 teaspoon pepper to a blender & process until smooth.

Heat the oil & garlic in a large skillet over medium heat, stirring until the garlic just starts to sizzle & softens, about 1 minute. Add the soy milk mixture & 1/2 cup of the reserved pasta water, bring to a simmer & cook until thick & creamy, about 8 minutes. Remove from the heat, add the fettuccini & parsley and toss to combine. Thin out with a little more pasta water if needed.

Divide the pasta among four bowls & sprinkle each with some nutritional yeast and a few grinds of pepper.

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Skyscraper

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To say that this past week has rocked my world would be a vast understatement.

I received a phone call from someone I’ve adored, respected, & admired my entire life that turned into something I NEVER thought would happen. It was HELLACIOUS…to say the least.

At first, I was simply confused. But the more time I’ve had to sit here with this phone call repeating in my head, the worse things get. I see things clearer & clearer with every passing hour.

I was GREATLY disrespected. I was accused of falsehoods. I was belittled. I was laughed at. I was yelled at.

I had to speak to this person in a way I NEVER in a million years thought I’d ever do.

No one is responsible for my actions but myself. No one will yell at me like a child, NO ONE. I’m grown. No one will laugh at me while I’m in tears & think it’s okay.

And don’t EVER come at me thinking you’re gong to fight another person’s battle. All that came from that was me losing respect for both people involved & now, I don’t have a problem with just one person. I have problems with multiple people.

I won’t be broken down. I won’t be bullied. I’ll say goodbye forever before that happens.

There’s no coming back from the things I heard & the horrendous effects that situation took on my body.

Trust this though, it will NEVER HAPPEN AGAIN. You thought you could break me down but I’m rising like the skyscrapers.

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Avocado Pasta

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Need:

12 ounces spaghetti
2 ripe avocados, halved, seeded & peeled
1/2 cup fresh basil leaves
2 cloves garlic
2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
Kosher salt & freshly ground black pepper, to taste
1/3 cup olive oil
1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
1/2 cup canned corn kernels, drained & rinsed

Do:

In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook pasta according to package instructions; drain well.

To make the avocado sauce, combine avocados, basil, garlic & lemon juice in the bowl of a food processor; season with salt & pepper, to taste.

With the motor running, add olive oil in a slow stream until emulsified; set aside

In a large bowl, combine pasta, avocado sauce, cherry tomatoes & corn.

Serve immediately.

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