Disclaimer: I am not a doctor or pschyologist or psychiatrist or dietitian or anything that qualifies me to diagnose, treat, or otherwise act as a professional on mental or physical health. What I share below is simply my experience, take it or leave it for what it is.
Today I get the opportunity to share about my journey through picky-eating and depression with our local mom's group in a talk called "Eat and Be Merry." I know, an unlikely combo of topics. It's what was requested of me and is the testimony I have, so why not share it? :)
Below I have a few printables and links to share on those topics. I know one day I'll write more about them. For now, this is a little sampling of what I'm covering today and a place to send those who might be interested in more copies of the handouts.
PICKY NO MOREIt's been a couple years since I last shared a little on my experience overcoming picky-eating.
I'm certainly not a professional on food or eating or diet, and I still struggle on my own journey and with my own little picky-eaters. But I've come a long ways, and have a bit of a testimonial of sorts of the hard work it takes to go from a painfully picky child to a mediocre healthy adult (and improving). This experience has greatly influenced my health and relationship with food for the better. Though the journey will be a lifelong one for me.
I put together a couple printables for the mom's group. One covers the basics on understanding and overcoming picky-eating--the bullet points of what I covered in my talk today. The other two printables are Family Food Rules--one with basic rules mentioned in the handout, and the other blank for you to write up rules specific to your own family.
Feel free to print, share, and use these handouts however might benefit you, your family or your circle of friends.
Hope these help in your or your family's journey through picky-eating!
r e l a t e d :
confessions of a picky eater
easy green smoothies
BAD DAYS TO GOODI've shared a bit about depression here in the past; although I have an internal issue with that d-word. So I usually use phrases like "bad day funk" or "pity party" and overuse words like overwhelmed and stressed out when I'm in a rut. But it's all in the same category of being out of balance.
My minor in psychology doesn't qualify me for anything in the mental health field. But I have learned a few things in my experience through depression, especially through life's winters. I've learned to identify patterns in my life and start working on turning those bad days into good days before anything gets too far out of balance.
I put together a couple printables for the mom's group. One covers the basics on identifying depression and turning those bad days into good--the main thoughts on what I covered in my talk today. The other two printables are a new + improved To Do List--one with things mentioned in the handout, and the other blank for you to write up a simple daily to do list specific to you.
Feel free to print, share, and use these handouts however might benefit you or a friend.
Hope these help in turning your bad days into good!
r e l a t e d :
new + improved to do list
turn a bad day around
free counseling session