Disposition vs circumstances!

“I’ve learned from experience that the greater part of our happiness or misery depends on our dispositions and not on our circumstances.” Martha Washington

There are a lot of people out there who can’t understand why they are miserable and unhappy. You do know that you are what you think!

Thinking good things and happy thoughts means that you are happy. Thinking about all the negative things and being miserable just leads to more unhappiness and miserableness.

But guess what – you are the only one who can control that! You have to make you happy, and if you think you are a miserable person and unhappy – you can change that. It only takes a second.

I’ve been listening to the book “The Secret” on audible. i listen to it actually for about 15 minutes every morning before I get my day started. It reminds me that I control my own destiny when it comes to happiness and everything else in life.

It also lets me know that I am normal! We have over 60,000 thoughts a day. When you catch yourself thinking something negative or talking bad about someone – you have the choice to change your thinking and you can walk away. Pull yourself away from the conversation if possible. Or change the subject.

I try very hard to have an awesome attitude every day when I get up. About 95% of the time I can stay in that awesome attitude. Life is too short to be miserable and unhappy. An attitude of gratitude also helps. When you’re thankful for what you have in life – even if it’s just $10 extra in your pocket, you will be amazed at how that will help to change your attitude around.

One of the other things that I’ve been trying to do is to give more. Whether it is my time – making masks and donating to a local hospital or $5 to a homeless guy standing along the street or paying for the person’s meal behind me in line – it always makes me feel better that I was able to give something to someone else. You never know when that little bit of kindness can make someone else’s day be brighter.

My daughter once asked me why I gave a homeless person $5. She was concerned that they would use it for something they shouldn’t or that they were just taking advantage of me! My answer back was that – that is on them. I give because I can and because of how it makes me feel. Whatever their circumstances are – I don’t worry about it. I’ve done more for myself by giving than worrying what they are going to use it for.

So as we move through these changing times – stop and smell the roses, look at the things you already have and be grateful, be excited about life and what it has to offer you, bless others with a little gift, and live life to the fullest every day.

“The ultimate source of happiness is our mental attitude.” Dalai Lama

Keto Made Easy

Yes! A long-term study found that keto’s ability to accelerate fat burn actually helps clear fat out of the bloodstream, triggering a significant decrease in ‘bad’ cholesterol.

Have you ever heard of “chaffles”? Can be served as a replacement waffle or used as a substitute for bread or use it as a base for pizza or tacos. This new way of eating is 1 net carb out of the 20-40 grams of carbs you’re allowed per day.

Just incorporate these “chaffles” into your normal keto lifestyle of low carb, moderate servings of protein and plenty of high-quality fat. According to Dr. Eric Westman, “when you do this, blood sugar drops and your body needs a new energy source. It starts turning fat— from food and from fat cells— into compounds called ketones that become your fuel.”

The ‘chaffle’ advantage. “There’s so much scientific evidence that a keto-style diet works–dozens of studies. The puzzle that needs to be solved is how to help people do it over the long-term so they’re not missing things they used to eat. And a chaffle is a super-easy tool that helps people stay on track.” says Dr. Westman, who has seen chaffle fans shed up to 250 pounds without surgery.

Most keto breads have about 5 grams of carbs per slice, whereas chaffles have as little as 1 gram carb.

Basic Recipe for Chaffles – courtesy of KetoConnect.net

2 large eggs, beaten and 1/2 cup shredded Cheddar or any full-fat cheese.

Heat a waffle iron to medium-high. Carefully distribute half the cheese on the hot iron, pour on egg and top with remaining cheese. Close the iron and cook until you no longer see steam, 3-5 minutes. (Be sure to cook a minimum of 3 minutes to allow cheese to set; otherwise you’ll open the lid to a melted cheesy mess). Enjoy hot with butter and sugar-free syrup or in any keto variation you like. Keeps in fridge 3-5 days. 1 serving. 1 gram carb.

This allows you to substitute for bread immediately which allows you to cut carbs immediately and allow ketosis to start sooner, helping you to lose faster.

I have also added exogenous ketones to my daily intake which also puts your body into ketosis in under an hour.

Low Carb vs. keto

How many of you know the difference between low carb and Keto? Do you want to live a low carb keto lifestyle without having to count macros? Have you given up bread, pasta, potatoes and fruit?

First thing to do in going low carb or especially keto is to go through your cupboards and donate all the high carb foods and all the processed foods. Once this is done, now you can concentrate on eating clean and whole foods versus all the processed foods.

Dr Ryan Lowery from Ketogenic.com has done a little cheat sheet for lazy keto meal prep. This is a great cheat sheet, especially for the first couple of weeks til you get comfortable with what you are to eat. If you shop mainly on the outer aisles at the grocery store and stay away from processed foods you will be low carb. If you go a bit further and eat high fat, medium protein and low carb then you will be considered keto. See his cheat sheet below.

I still always recommend someone go slowly for the first three days of getting into ketosis unless you are going to be adding exogenous ketones. The reason for that is – if you go cold turkey on getting rid of the carbs you may get headaches. I know I do. So if you get rid of pasta day 1, bread and potatoes day 2 and fruit and sweets day 3, then you shouldn’t have any issues with feeling poorly.

I totally enjoy the way I feel when I’m eating keto. I can always tell when I’ve gone too far on the low carb route because of how I feel. I highly recommend this way of eating. It is amazing and you can make almost every recipe keto.

Did you know????

My life changed a couple of years ago when I stopped focusing on food and meal times. I started this journey with exogenous ketones about 3 years ago now. It has been a blast.

I lost 27 lbs of fat, boosted my energy, started sleeping without sleeping pills and got instant clearing of the brain. Sometimes people ask about ketones and what they do for you? Well all of the above and then some. I don’t feel like I’m 62 – I have the energy of a 30 year old. I sleep like a baby at night. I’ve been able to keep my weight off for the first time in my life – (this also has to do with changing my mindset and learning gratitude). My brain functions as it should instead of me being in the middle of a sentence and forgetting what I was going to say.

We have a wonderful product backed by science. A lot of Drs still consider ketosis to be a bad thing, but I’m here to tell you that it is an amazing thing and after 3 years of being on the product, I have no ill side effects. My blood tests come back that of a 30 year old as well. To be honest I wasn’t too unhealthy to begin with, but I was definitely feeling my age when I started.

Between ketones and self development my life has forever changed for the BETTER!

If you have any questions about how to start to feel BETTER yourself, please don’t hesitate to reach out.

See our links to social media on our main page and let’s talk. I’m here to help.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!!!!!

I want to you wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

As this year has progressed, we have maintained our consistency in posting every week which it is amazing how hard that can be sometimes as we lead a very busy life.

My goal for next year is to expand a little more and to educate as much as possible about a low carb and keto lifestyle. If you’ve enjoyed any of the recipes or articles I’d love to hear your feedback.

Bacon Ranch Chicken (Turkey) Casserole

Bacon Ranch Chicken (Turkey) Casserole

  • Servings: 8
  • Difficulty: easy
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A casserole the whole family will enjoy


  • 1.5 pound cooked chicken, cubed (or leftover turkey)
  • 1 pound fresh broccoli, steamed and rained or frozen broccoli, thawed and drained
  • 1 tablespoon minced onion
  • 1/2 tablespoon parsley
  • 1/2 tablespoon dill (dried dill weed)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup + 2 tablespoon bacon crumbles
  • 8 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 4 ounces sour cream
  • 4 ounces mayo
  • 8 ounces shredded cheddar cheese


  1. Preheat oven to 350 if baking immediately. Or you can prep ahead and keep int he refrigerator for a day or two.
  2. In a big bowl combine cream cheese, sour cream, mayo and spices and mix thoroughly.
  3. To the cream cheese mixture, add the chicken, broccoli, 3/4 of the cheese, and the bacon crumbles on top.
  4. Dump into a 9×13 baking dish sprayed with cooking spray. Sprinkle remaining cheese and 2 tablespoons bacon crumbles on top.
  5. Bake until hot about 15 minutes.

Recipe Courtesy of Joyfilledeats.com