Guilt Free Desserts
Despite what you say, your actions show your pain and discomfort, so you might clench your hand and look as though you are about to cry. You look miserable and depressed, stuff yourself with chocolate or hide in a book or a computer. You become more isolated, misunderstood and unsupported.
Direct Bach Rescue Remedy, St John's Wort (check with your doctor) Indirect Comfort food, dark chocolate (70+ percent), aromatherapy, chamomile tea. Check your comfort score. Everyone knows what it's like to feel hungry, thirsty or needing the toilet. If you're feeling peckish, you might snack, but if you're very hungry you need a real meal. If you're in the mood for something sweet, one chocolate might do, but if you're feeling blue, you might binge on a whole packet of biscuits. Some people snack every few hours while others only eat at meal times. Thus, if you are a little sad or annoyed, e.g. 3 10, it won't affect your behaviour very much. But if you are feeling a 4 10 or more, it affects your behaviour and makes a bully happy. You need to release these painful feelings as soon as possible to feel comfortable inside. Then you can take action to block a bully and enjoy life. Throw chunks of ice or corks throw a wrapped bar of chocolate and then eat the pieces. Enjoy comfort food or...
Sharon was bullied for years ather old school. Eventually she moved on to a nice, new school. Everyone was friendly. One little girl wanted Sharon to be her best friend. 'What should I do ' Sharon asked me. I replied, 'No-one lives on rice alone. You also eat potato, pasta, chocolate, chips and ice cream. You need a bunch of goodfriends rather than being handcuffed to onefriend. Then you can improve your social skills, widenyour network and block bullies. If you lost one friend for any reason, e.g. they moved far away, you still have others. You won't be scared about being assertive because if friends don't like you being yourself, then you can make some more because you have the skills.'
A boy was walking home from school when he saw the branches of an apple tree hanging out over a tall fence. From one of the branches dangled a large, tempting apple. The boy wasn't much of a fruit-eater, preferring a bar of chocolate if given the choice, but, as they say, the forbidden fruit can be tempting. Seeing the apple, the boy wanted it. The more he looked at it, the hungrier he felt and the more he wanted that apple.
Traditions and family rituals give children a sense of belonging and predictability. They're important because they strengthen family connections, provide a sense of security that comes from knowing what to expect, and reinforce family values. Traditions and rituals also help us through challenging times. They can be special, such as celebrating a birthday each year with a chocolate-frosted layer cake, or more routine, such as sharing an evening meal together, taking walks, or reading the paper on Sunday morning. Opportunities like these also provide a good time to talk.
Later, my daughter Lily was recalling these events with her aunt. Lily told her this was a man who taught the world that you should love people no matter what color their skin was. She went on to say that her next-door neighbor, Chelsea, has skin that looks like chocolate and our friend Miss Nicole's skin is tan like peanut butter (naturally, all of my children's analogies have to do with food). She then remarked that her own skin was white like cotton. Her aunt replied, Lily, I love how much you understand about that. What was the man's name again who taught us that message Lily remarked with confidence, John the Baptist.
If you ask my children to recall Easter, I know full well the one that will spring to their minds. It's not something I will forget easily either They often collapse into fits of giggles as they tell the tale, and relish the opportunity to recount it at the most inopportune moments. Easter is difficult in our house because the boys are on a gluten- and casein-free diet. There is always a great deal of tension as Joe gets angry and tries to steal the older children's Easter eggs. To compensate for their restrictions, I tend to go rather overboard by making treasure hunts and little games to play with their own special chocolate. One year we were all throwing sweets up in the air and seeing if any of us could catch them in our mouth. Whilst I played in one room with the boys, the girls did the same with chocolates and ofcourse I got the job ofmaking sure there was none on the floor that the boys could pick up later. As I scanned the floor for chocolate, I suddenly spied a stray...
When they make progress at school or manage their behaviour well for even a short time. However small the accomplishment may seem to others, I can honestly say that the feeling of pride and wonder when one of the boys does something so seemingly simple and probably imperceptible to the untrained eye remains unrivalled (even chocolate doesn't come close ). One thing I have learned is that as parents of children with such differences, our ability to appreciate the little things that others take for granted is one of the greatest gifts they bestow on us and one that I wouldn't swap for the world.
Making Chocolate 101
If you love chocolate then you can’t miss this opportunity to... Discover How to Make Homemade Chocolate! Do you love gourmet chocolate? Most people do! Fine chocolates are one of life’s greatest pleasures. Kings and princes have for centuries coveted chocolate. Did you know that chocolate used to be one of the expensive items in the world, almost as precious as gold? It’s true!