by Kathy Sabo January 03, 2023
Most years that is something I avoid doing. My days are busy enough, why add another thing to the mix needlessly? But this year, I am turning a new leaf, for 2023 I want to make an impact. I don’t want to say I am making a resolution, but I am going to make a conscious effort to change a few behaviours.
This year I want to form a new habit. I want to be more intentional with my life. I know that sounds big picture, but when you break it down to each individual day, you can direct the flow of what you bring into your world. Over the past three months I have been working with a group of women in a course taught by local entrepreneur Candyce Bakke called the Strengthening our Foundation Course.
It’s funny how life happens the way it is supposed to, 3 or 4 months ago Candyce reached out to QCGifts.ca to order a gift box. In that conversation, I congratulated her on the new class. With an off-the-cuff comment, fast forward a few days later, and there I am sitting in a classroom filled with other like-minded people. I had no idea what I was getting into, or how this course would transform how I thought about myself.
I left 2022 feeling the need to be intentional every day. I want to continue to plan my weeks and make the most of them. Having a parent that died young also reminds me that life is short. You need to find joy and make the best of it. For 2023 I will be more intentional with my days, and I will introduce a few healthy rituals.
In the spirit of healthy rituals, I want to shine a light on my relationship with SUGAR. I have a love-hate relationship with it. As I grow older, the more I want it. But here is the thing- my dad had type 2 diabetes, and I had gestational diabetes when pregnant with my second little one. I remember going to the diabetes clinic at the hospital weekly and being reminded that this is a sign of things to come in my future. It just isn’t right.
I know sugar is a bad idea. I know I am very likely to get diabetes if I have bad eating habits. Yet, you put a box of chocolates in front of me, and you better not expect it back cause I will definitely have my way with it. This January I’m going to just be a little more conscious of the sugar I’m putting in my body and hopefully, that will make it impact on my health.
I hear people who eliminate sugar find it rewarding. Apparently, the sugar cravings go away quite quickly. Yesterday I even tried a new recipe where I replaced the sugar with an overripe banana. I just mashed it up and replaced the sugar with it. You know what- I didn’t miss the sugar (too much) so maybe there’s something to this. ***
Perhaps you want to share what your 2023 intentions are? By sharing and putting it out there to the world, I bet you’re one step closer to getting there. So I’ll just say this one more time Kathy’s intentions for 2023 are less sugar and more intention with each day of the year.
*** I may have a stash of chocolate hidden somewhere. Don’t tell Gus.
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