Grain-free Strawberry & Blueberry Crumble

“Take responsibility for the energy you bring into this space.”
- Jill Bolte-Taylor

Grain-free Strawberry & Blueberry Crumble

I spent much of the past week bouncing back and forth between reflection and justification.

It was a busy week, so my thoughts were split into a thousand different directions, but mostly, they were hanging low and dragging me down.

Grain-free Strawberry & Blueberry Crumble

You see, as I told you in my previous post, I’m a naturally positive person, but somedays my innate optimism isn’t enough to offset the negative energy that’s present in certain spaces.

And yes, while I wrote about choosing joy and gratitude, this week was a tough one, and I found myself struggling to keep that promise.

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