with Lisa Farrar, The Plant Based Health Coach
Lisa

Balance is a Waste of Time

We are at that time of year where summer is coming to a close, new school years are beginning for parents and kids, football season is right around the corner, and we’re starting to crave everything pumpkin (slightly premature in my books but I do love pumpkin).

This is that time of year that we tend to get thrown off balance a bit with the change in season right around the corner. For most, it’s a change from the relaxation of summer to busy fall schedules. For some, it may be vise versa, finally, the calming effects of fall after a hectic summer.

Either way, there is this balancing act in our daily lives and balancing work, families, play, and everything in between can be quite stressful.

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What if I told you that balance doesn’t exist?

We strive for it but do we ever really reach a perfect balance?

Quite simply, the answer is no, balance does not exist.

Here's why: Life is constantly moving forward, constantly changing. We can aim for balance but because everything in our lives is constantly shifting, we don’t really ever actually reach a true and lasting balance.

I recently worked with a client who had become quite obsessed with the idea of balance. It caused her so much extra stress because she was constantly reaching for something that quite literally did not exist. This client in particular, was constantly hard on herself because she thought she had to reach this perfection in her health and life. When she wasn’t in balance, she felt like a huge failure. Unfortunately, she is not alone in this belief.

Does this sound familiar in your own life?

Can you imagine what this type of pattern does to your self-esteem, hard work and efforts?

Together, this client and I worked on letting go of balance and accepting peace instead.

"Balance may not be achievable but peace is and once you find your peace, everything else seems to fall into place." -Tweet it out!



“There is no path to peace. Peace is the path.” –Gandhi

So, are you ready to find your peace?

Here’s my secret: Get extremely clear on what you want and what you don’t want.

Peace is about understanding:
  • Understand what isn’t serving you in your life. What doesn’t need to be in your life? What is dragging you down? What can you let go of?
  • Understand what ignites you. What feeds your soul? What lights you up and energizes you?
  • Understand how you want to feel at the end of your day, week, month, and year. Put the focus on how you want to feel instead of what you need to accomplish. This is simple re-frame that takes so much pressure off our to-do list and can actually make it much more enjoyable.
Are you ready to dive in and make a few changes? Give peace a try, no balance required. Remember, peace is a path and everyone’s path is different.

I would love to help you get clear on what you want and what you don't want so you can find your peace and reach your own health and wellness goals.

If you would like more support in letting go of balance to find your peace, simply let me know by emailing me at lisa@limitlesswellbeing.com, I'd love to hear from you!

In peace,
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Lisa

Farmers Market Recipes

This past Saturday, I got the opportunity to teach a cooking demo at our local farmers market festival. It was so much fun meeting some of you and share some delicious food grown by many of our neighbors.  I wish I could have taken some pictures to share with you, it was a busy and fun day!

The first recipe I shared was a Spinach-Basil Pesto, one of my favorites! This recipe packs in loads of summer flavor along with lots of green nutrition.

Did you know that dark, leafy greens help to strengthen blood and respiratory systems?

Greens are a powerhouse for nutrition as they supply calcium, magnesium, iron, potassium, chlorophyll, and phytochemicals our bodies need to restore alkalinity and flush out toxins.

The awesome thing about this recipe is that you can use pesto multiple different ways as it is extremely versatile. Add it to a whole wheat or brown rice pasta, use it as a spread on a sandwich, mix it in sauces and dips, or just enjoy it by itself with some fresh veggies.

Here is the recipe, I promise it’s simple to make and can be made in only a few minutes!

I also made a delicious dessert at the demo, a Blueberry-Peach Crumble with a Coconut Whipped Cream.  This is a healthier dessert that is great for summer. It really shouldn’t be called a dessert though, I could eat this for breakfast!  You can also mix up the fruit combination to your liking for this recipe. 
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Here’s to packing in the nutrition,

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