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Sunday Reflection

It’s Sunday!!!! Which has actually become my favorite day of the week. I get to see my church family, hear a good word, sing great songs, then spend time with my biological family and/or friends and eat a great meal. Sunday is also a great day to reflect and prepare for the week ahead. A great time to look at the previous week and all that was accomplished despite how hard it may have been. I love it!!

Today I’m reflecting on food and health. I realized over the course of the last week and today that I have been looking at food all wrong lately. Many who know me would say that i am health conscious, and I am. I truly do care about my health and the health of my family, friends, acquaintances, people I don’t yet know and so on and so forth. I care to eat foods that will benefit my body and to also get proper rest and exercise. I care about balance.

After having a child and working in a more sedentary job than before I have consistently weighed 20 pounds more than I’m used to and it has begun to bother me. I have found myself fixated on losing weight or just maintaining my weight so I done get any bigger rather than focusing on my overall health. This week, I realized that for the past year or so, I have been more focused on whether a food might cause me to gain weight and whether this expert recommended it or that expert. I have pretty much lost sight of making sure I am taking proper care of my body. I have found myself eating really well and then going on a binge of eating really bad and then working out really hard to get rid of the effects of my bad eating. I have found myself carrying a certain level of guilt for eating certain foods, which I’m sure has raised my cortisol levels. I have even found myself under eating (I am by no means anorexic) at times because in my mind I done want to eat too much food, but my body may need it.

Today I’m letting that unhealthy view of food and my weight go. I am focused on eating whole, real foods, letting go of filler snacks, and just providing my body with the nutrition it needs. I am also moving forward with the knowledge that I am eating for my health and no other reason and that I need not have guilt over the foods I eat. I love myself. I love you. I hope that you will join me in focusing on your health and well being.

Happy Sunday!!

With Love,

Jas P.


NaBloPoMo: Are You A Morning Person or A Night Owl?

I am neither!!!!!!!!!

I started off as a morning person, never sleeping past 7am, even on the weekend.  In school, I would wake up in the wee hours of the morning to complete any assignment I hadn’t completed the night before.  Then as I entered the workforce, I became more of a night owl.  I would stay up late surfing the web, watching tv, hanging out with friends or my boyfriend, reading, even doing work.  I think this is the time I really realized that no parent was going to come get me and make me go to bed and that staying up late wasn’t so detrimental the next day as I was always taught.  I was also in my early 20′s so I had way more energy then than I do now.  Continue reading «NaBloPoMo: Are You A Morning Person or A Night Owl?»


Are You Afraid to Realize Your Dreams?

ReachYourDreams1I have been reading The Alchemist and I must say that it is an amazing book.  One of the parts of the story that struck me was when the boy met and worked with the crystal merchant.  The merchant mentioned that the boy was in pursuit of his dream, but he, the merchant, was afraid to actually realize his own dream.  He felt that if he actually realized his dream, he would have nothing else to live for, nothing to look forward to when he woke up everyday.  He felt he would have nothing to work toward and everyday would be the same. Continue reading «Are You Afraid to Realize Your Dreams?»


If I Had to Switch My First Name…

So, as you know, I am participating in NaBloPoMo.  I want to first say that it has been a joy and a challenge. It is only day 7 and I have missed 2 days already!!! *Gasp*  But, I will keep writing until I get this blogging thing down! :-)

In the spirit of NaBloPoMo, I decided to use today’s writing prompt:  ”If you had to switch your first name, what name would you choose and why?”

If I had to switch my first name, I would choose – I don’t know what I would choose yet.  I thought this would be an easy choice, but then me being the analyzer I can be, had to think of all the factors that would go into my new first name.

I want a first name with a beautiful meaning. One that is more to it than meets the eye, much like my personality.  One that holds some deep meaning about life, or something touching.  A name, that when someone asks me what it means, they are in awe of how beautiful it is.

I also want a first name that reflects the spunkiness of  my personality, my love for fun, my inner flair for creativity.  I want a first name that tells people, “hey, this girl is fun.”  That may sound corny, but its true.  I’m known to be quiet and reserved to most people, but I actually love nothing more than to have fun.  I constantly have jokes – under my breath – sometimes people catch them.  I have an inner style queen trying to find her way out.  And my hair, just wait until I figure out how to do some funky styles!  I need a first name to reflect all of this.

Now, I still haven’t chose a name, but when I do choose one, I will be sure to update.  I have flirted with the idea of Roxanne or Roxy for a first name. It’s spunky and fun, but its just not unique enough, and I’m not sure if it has a deep meaning.  I think my first name will require some research.

What about you?  What would you choose to be your first name, and why?



Just Dance!!


One of my favorite things in life to do is just dance. When I’m feeling down, it feels great to dance. When I’m feeling great, it feels great to dance. When I eat good food, I like to dance. There are so many instances where I love to dance.

When I dance, I just let go and enjoy the rhythm of the music, or the music I hear I’m my made. I often find myself randomly dancing in grocery stores, and any other random place i may be.  If I find myself in a space alone, I will likely turn it into an entire dance concert. Dancing is a part of me

Sometimes in life, you just have to let go. Dancing is that release for me. What does it for you?

Jas P.


Sunday Gratitude

It’s Sunday!!! And it’s actually my favorite day of the week. Its the first day of the week so its a great day to refresh, re-energize, and restart – getting ready for the week ahead.  Sunday is the Lord’s day. I absolutely love going to church to worship and praise, and hear a good word to help me make it through this thing called life.  I also love spending time with family and friends, sharing a good meal, or just hanging out an having good laughs.  Sundays seem to be the most chill day of the week for me.

What better way to celebrate this Sunday, than to share a few things I am grateful for.  Here they go: Continue reading «Sunday Gratitude»


I’m Participating in NaBloPoMo!!!!!!!


Hello everyone!!! So this will be a short post. But I just wanted to let the world know that I am participating in NaBloPoMo November 2013.  I’m really excited about it. This is my first ever, so it will definitely be a stretch for me.  I have been blogging off and on (more off than on) for about two years.  So this will be the first time I will blog daily.  I can’t wait to see what comes out of it.

What does NaBloPoMo stand for, you ask?  National Blog Posting Month.  It was created by Melissa Ford over at to get people writing, and sharing, and supporting one another. I think it’s an excellent idea.  Here are a few things I hope to get out of NaBloPoMo:

1.  I hope I get to meet some amazing people I wouldn’t have met otherwise.

2.  I hope to make connections with other bloggers and readers out there in outer space somewhere.  Just kidding about the outer space part. But I do enjoy getting with people, and getting to know them and their points of view and perspectives on life.

3. I hope to learn more about my writing strengths and areas of opportunity as well as my writing style.

4. I hope to get some feedback, which I can use to grow as a writer, blogger, and communicator.  :-)

5. I hope to read great blog posts, see creative ways of bring information and ideas to people, and join in the conversation.

I know I added a lot to number 5, but, hey, its my blog so I do what I want.  Well this has been fun.  I had to get this one in before midnight!  I would hate to fail on my goal of daily posting on the first day of my first NaBloPoMo!

Thanks for reading.  See you back here tomorrow.

Jas P.


5 Keys to Success In the “Hallway”

Praise Him in the Hallway

I came across this picture on Facebook today and I thought it was perfect!!!!

Until God opens the next door for you, praise Him in the hallway. ~Unknown

How else do you sum up that in between time when one door has closed and you are waiting for the next to open, or you are simply waiting for the next door to open while you are in the middle of something else? The hallway! I love it.
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