Every Sunday,  I review my journal and do a little self analysis.  I look for any repeating patterns, activities that support my goals and reacquaint myself with the positive “wins from the week.”

Guess what?  

I noticed, this past week, there has been a repeating pattern with the power of food! 

Like you, I know, all the benefits of physical exercise and eating a healthy and balanced diet.  We are all well informed, and have access to a number of resources and industry professionals who are  available to help us develop a plan that will support our own healthy lifestyle.

I am a little embarrassed to admit, I’m one of those people. As a Certifed Personal Trainer and Master Coach I serve my clients and assist with creating a roadmap to navigate the changes for success.

While I’ve been concentrating on my clients,
I haven’t been following my own advice.  

In the days and weeks leading up to our voluntary self isolation,  I was running at mach two with my hair on fire.  Adding things to my agenda without prioritizing my own health and wellbeing.  I was skipping breakfast, not drinking enough water, and by the end of the day was just too tired to cook.

Sound familiar?

In the last week,  I’ve been able to slow down a little, take a deep breathe and prioritize my day, getting back to my old routine.

If your like me, I don’t enjoy cooking – especially for one!

At this stage in time, I’m looking for the feel good experience. I’ve decided their is a tremendous amount of positive energy in food!  We all know it contributes to mental clarity, contributes to good sleep and when we eat right, we just feel better! 

Soooo, I’ve reconnected with an old love; my kitchen! 

I’ve been eating a balanced diet and continuing with regular exercise that includes getting outdoors for a brisk walk.  I have found, it is definitely helping with a positive attitude.

I have come to realize, for me, there is a huge social connection with food.  I meet with friends and family with the intention of catching up, but, we often share a bite or two as part of that socialization. 

Food is not only a source of energy but a powerful connector

Now that we are not connecting as often while sharing a meal or two, it is becoming more important to concentrate on creating meals that are not only healthy but visually appealing.  I’ve been chatting with both my family and friends and we’ve been sharing recipes.

Guess what?  

I am actually enjoying being in the kitchen and cooking for one IS becoming fun! For this week, I’ve given myself a challenge… prepare healthy meals in 10 minutes or less.

What’s in your pantry?  

Feel free to share a recipe or two, its a great way to continue the social connection with food! 

Trish Tonaj is a Certifed Master Coach, Author, Mentor and Speaker offering keynotes and workshops on how to amplify your success. She is the founder and guest blog host for shareyourstories.online a portal in support of mentorship and the entrepreneurial spirit.  We invite you to share your story!  https://bit.ly/37N3XQw


  • Trish Tonaj

    Author, Artist, Speaker, Founder/Host ShareYourStories.online


    Trish is an, author, artist and speaker on mentorship.   She has published 2 books: Breaking Barriers 10 Entrepreneurial Women Share Their Stories and A Diary of Change 12 Personal Tools. With a love for writing she has co-authored a complimentary e-magazine W2 = Wealth and Wellbeing. She is the founder/host for the #ShareYourStories series and invites you to participate with your feature.  https://bit.ly/37N3XQw