food for the soul™
food for the soul™ is a unique online experience, a portal of inspiration that supports and empowers you to take 100% responsibility for your life. How? By serving up ideas to inspire personal responsibility and nurture your soul.
Whether it’s some daily #SoulFood, seasonal #WellnessTonic, occasional #NourishingNibbles, or how freedom can be experienced in #TheFreedomZone, simply fill out the form to become a member and get your fill of ideas to chew on by joining our FFTS community. It’s free!
“As long as we keep attaching our happiness to the external events of our lives, which are ever changing, we will always be left waiting for it.” ~ Tara Brach ~
“Your living is determined not so much by what life brings to you as by the attitude you bring to life; not so much by what happens as by the way your mind looks at what happens.” ~ Kahlil Gibran ~
“We all make mistakes, have struggles, and even regret things in our pasts. But you are not your mistakes, you are not your struggles, you are here now with the power to shape your day and your future.” ~ Steve Maraboli ~
Learning keeps your mind engaged. Learning something new you can apply to your work opens doors for you. Learning increases your adaptability. When you take on a challenge to learn, whether you become the latest Rembrandt or not, you gain confidence.
One thing presence does is help us recognize, consider and act on what we might call “intuition.” We can ignore intuitive feelings, and we can also misinterpret intuitive feelings out of fear. The key is to be quiet, remain aware and listen to yourself.
The holidays are a time of over-indulgence and generosity. There are parties, desserts, and treats everywhere you look. We all let loose during the holidays and think, “This only happens once a year so it’s okay to eat anything I want.” But come January when you step on the scale, you regret the extra calories and vow it won’t happen again.
Dr. Leslie Sokol, is an internationally recognized leader in the field of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) with more than 30 years of experience in practice, teaching and research.
Brené Brown studies human connection — our ability to empathize, belong, love. In a poignant, funny talk, she shares a deep insight from her research, one that sent her on a personal quest to know herself as well as to understand humanity. A talk to share.
JACKSON KATZ, PH.D., is internationally renowned for his pioneering scholarship and activism on issues of gender, race, and violence. He has long been a major figure and thought leader in the growing global movement of men working to promote gender equality and prevent gender violence.
I am Donna Marie, Vision Chef of Food For The Soul. I was born and raised in Jamaica (the Caribbean–not the neighborhood in Queens, New York) and have lived in the United States for over 30 years.
In the early 2000’s, I came across Zig Ziglar’s quote, “People often say motivation doesn’t last. Neither does bathing–that’s why we recommend it daily” and I had an epiphany; being inspired is a practice, a habit that needs consistent nurturing.
So I began my daily practice that included reviewing an inspirational saying each morning and setting an intention for the day. I got so much out of this that I started sharing these quotes with my friends; this took off and I was inspired to officially launch food for the soul™ at a neighborhood spot, The Broken Cup, in 2007.