The Tuesday Two © – December 19, 2023

Each Tuesday I will deliver two things that are relevant to wellness.

1. Healing – “Eating Means Healing”, It is hard to heal if your body doesn’t have the fuel it needs to get better. Protein is crucial for tissue repair and healing. Since I often refer to myself as a “meatatarean” this makes me happy.  Other nutrients that can promote healing after surgery include:

  • Antioxidants such as vitamins A, C, and E
  • Minerals like copper, zinc, and selenium
  • Nitrate
  • Omega-3 fatty acids
  • Vitamin D

Why am I sharing this?  Well, I had day surgery this week, and I need to heal quickly because I am hosting three Christmas events in a row starting Sat Dec 23rd. Endometriosis/Perimenopause/Menopause have not been kind to me.  I have suffered greatly over the years.  I am truly hopeful that things will soon be getting better.  One of these days I will share this story and my journey, but if you are struggling with either Perimenopause or Menopause I highly recommend connecting with Shirley Weir and the Menopause Chicks.

2. Christmas – We all celebrate Christmas in different ways but for me Jesus is the reason to celebrate Christmas and it makes this season more joyous and enjoyable. What matters is that a Savior was born to save his people from their sins. Christmas is a celebration where love is manifested. Gifts are given, treats are baked and delivered, visits are made, trips are taken, all to show how full of love we feel for our friends and family but also for strangers who will benefit from our gifts of time, talent and treasure.

Christmas traditions for us include fondue on Christmas Eve.  It doesn’t always happen that way now that we share our adult kids, but we will be doing this on Dec 24th this year.  Not only is it a delicious meal, but it takes time which allows for conversations and enjoying each other’s company.  The oldest grandson is now taking part as well. Two important recipes for this celebration are my cheese fondue recipe and my steak sauce recipe. (This is a close version to the Japanese Village Steak sauce).  Click here for Recipes.

What Christmas traditions do you have? I would love to hear them, please Email me.