I’m just a girl on a journey. A journey to finding more with less. I’ve spent a lifetime looking for purpose, and one day I decided to do something about it. So I just started.
Our lives revolve around food.
- Some live to eat.
- Others eat to live.
- Some barely eat at all.
What if we found a way to find a middle ground?
I decided to fast and feed people by giving what I would have consumed to those who have less. There are many ways to fast, and to go without. I ‘ll be talking about that in some of the posts here (it’s not all about not eating).
I started blogging the day I started fasting (I still am committed to intentionally fasting from something once weekly). I started having lots of conversations about food. And best of all, I started giving.
I should say that when I started this project I was at a time in my life when I needed to make some serious changes.
Having built a life based around family, marriage, and career, I still wasn’t totally fulfilled despite being incredibly grateful for all the amazing people and blessings in my life.
I had developed a serious compulsion for shopping that was making me miserable. For all my wisdom and knowledge, I also wasn’t eating properly, or to be frank, eating enough. I was unhappy with myself and nothing was helping.
Desires were killing my joy. It seemed ridiculous considering all that I had achieved (and overcome, but that is another story).
So it was time to speak from the heart, tune my voice (and sharpen my ears), and start giving back.
I put myself on a path of recovery and growth. This is my story of learning how to live with less. I have a long history of working with food and a passion for all matters relating to health. Fasting teaches me that strength comes from within, and our desires can be controlled. The will to succeed is all it takes, and the best ideas are ones that actually happen (that’s a Paul Arden quote).
Everyday, I am grateful for children, love, and home. Safety and security are comforts that are easily taken for granted in this first world life.
But most of all I like to talk about our relationship with the food we eat, with our bodies, and with our neighbors. I started a non-profit organization based on the idea of going without so others don’t have to. It’s an evolving process and you can follow it (and me) here at this site. Not So Fast is about fasting, about food, about people, and about learning to live with less. It’s being built on principles of compassion, dignity, awareness, community, and transformation – learn more here or at the NSF website here (it’s about to go under the knife).
I hope I am living proof that change is possible. And a good idea is nothing without action. Care to join me?
Whatever you think you can do or believe you can do, begin it. Action has magic, grace and power in it.
This is our story.
I hope you might consider sharing the story too, so it can become a larger story. We are getting there, step by step, and line by line. Good things do come to those who wait.
Thanks for taking the time to visit IPOM – I do hope you will come back again!
Yours in Less,
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