Parma Wrapped Salmon with Lemon & Dill Butter
(3 parcels are perfectly sufficient per person as a starter)
I have an absolute passion for anything wrapped in parma ham! These little delights are perfect for your summer BBQ or as an hors-d’oeuvre at a dinner party.
Chicken also works brilliantly as an alternative to the Salmon, you’ll just need to bake them for a few more minutes until cooked through.
Red or Blue? Red or Blue? Choose between the red or blue pill.
The red pill represents living in truth and reality, whereas the blue pill represents living in ignorance and bliss. This is the familiar scene from the movie The Matrix. Though The Matrix came out a while ago, the options haven’t changed, and the matrix still exists. What’s changed is the thinking that we don’t have a choice in the matter.
We just go along humdrum in the same routine allowing adulting, life’s situations, and people, to dupe us into believing that we are powerless and have no control over our happiness. Instead of seeing that we have a choice, we get suckered into believing that the decisions are automatic or this is what “you must do” or “this happened, so I had to.”
This thinking is a sure fire eliminator of happiness and the reason why a lot of people in today’s world are unhappy. Life isn’t about the red or blue pill. Life is about choices, and the mere fact that we have a choice is ultimate power.
Embodiment is the number one strategy to healing body image. To take your body to where you want it to go, you need to ‘get into’ your body. Following on from part one of my piece on healing a negative body image, my advice to acceptance of your body is to finally stop seeing it as an object to manipulate and punish.
To let go of the scale and stop counting calories as these strategies only keep you in your head and step back into your body. Here are a few strategies you can practise to heal your own body image and create embodiment.
With Food: Eat slowly and mindfully. Take 5 deep breaths before you eat so your body can fall into the relaxation response. Experience all the pleasure and nourishment that food brings.
With Movement: Let go of the punishing exercise and move in a way that allows you to reconnect with your body. Dancing, walking, or swimming are great alternatives.