So, I started thinking about this as a Christian, but I realized that it applies to all aspects of life: health, food, exercise, recycling, environment, parenting, and those are just the subjects that are close to my heart and/or I’m working on. Pick the subjects you’re passionate about that you feel as if no one else cares about. (Tip: They do.)
I know I’m just as bad as everyone else. It’s a human condition. We are super-convinced that everything we know is right, so if someone is doing something differently, they must be doing it wrong.
Self-help is an $11 billion industry. We love to read and hear advice — when we want to. Actually following that advice is another story all together. From my own experience as an advisee and my observations as an advisor, very few of us follow the advice we’re given, even when it’s solicited. It’s pretty obvious that unsolicited advice is going in one ear and out the other.
Ever feel like you’re busy all day, yet not getting anything done? Lately, I’ve been in “research mode” so I’ve been feeling that way. My kids haven’t starved and the house is still standing, so apparently, I’ve been doing *something*. LOL
I’m researching two different things. One is alternative cancer treatments, prevention and cures. The other is gluten-free cooking. Can I just say my kids LOVE raisin bread? Don’t tell them some kids snack on candy and chips. LOL Everytime I make a loaf of bread, I think, “When did I become this person?” Ten years ago, I never would have thought I would be making bread from scratch. (Right now I’m using a gluten-free mix, but I have made several loaves from scratch.) And cookies and brownies and cupcakes with homemade frosting. Yes, I was kidding earlier. My kids do get “junk” food, but it’s homemade junk food. (They really do go through a lot of raisin bread, though.)
As for the cancer information, I started a blog for that and a page on facebook. Actually, the blog is different kinds of health information. The blog and the facebook page.
But wait! There’s more! Several years ago, while training for the Breast Cancer 3-Day, I was looking for different places to walk. That’s a lot of training and walking in the same places gets old fast. Also, I was looking for places with longer paths and trails that I had here. I scoured the internet looking for recreation department websites that would tell me about their parks and walking paths. Most counties didn’t even have anything about their parks and even fewer said anything about trails or paths. So I started my own site. After 2 years, the financial and time committment became too much for me and the site had to go. Now I’ve started a new siteon wordpress.com and it’s free, so I don’t have to worry about that. I’ve also decided that it would be much easier and more interactive if visitors could share about their favorite parks and paths instead of me trying to make my way all over the metro Atlanta area to find parks. (Note: The site didn’t pick up any interest, so I removed it after a year or so to downsize my blog/internet time.)
So check out the new sites and share them with your friends. I don’t think I’ll be starting a gluten-free blog or site. LOL There are more than enough of those out there with much better information than I could ever post.