Change is inevitable. The seasons change. We age. Our kiddos grow and grow.
Here in Southwestern PA, Fall is quickly approaching. I dragged my husband out this weekend to buy mums and pumpkins to decorate our house. I think he would have rather stayed home and watched football, but he was a great sport and we had a great day as a family of 3. We are close to becoming a family of 4. Change. Change is coming...
Change makes us grow.
Change makes us stretch what we are used to - what we are comfortable with.
Below are my 4 tips to dealing with change:
1. Accept that change is a part of life. Don't try to run and hide. Change will find you!
2. Welcome change as an opportunity. Find the benefits in the change. There is always a benefit and an opportunity.
3. Learn to relax. Take a hot bath. Take a long walk. Choose the way that works best for you.
4. Set smart goals that help you deal with the change. Write out your goals and your plans to meet them.
Oh, and make these cookies.
Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies
1 cup flour (all purpose flour will work too)
½ cup old fashioned oats
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
½ teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon sea salt
pinch of ground nutmeg
¾ cup pumpkin puree
1 cup coconut palm sugar
¼ cup extra virgin coconut oil
½ tablespoon chia seeds
1 teaspoon pure vanilla
¼ cup vegan chocolate chips or carob chips
Preheat oven to 350° F.
Stir together dry ingredients (flour, oats, cinnamon, baking soda, sea salt, nutmeg) in a mixing bowl.
Mix together wet ingredients (pumpkin, sugar, coconut oil, chia seeds and vanilla) in a separate mixing bowl.
Combine wet and dry ingredients.
Stir in ¼ cup chocolate chips. Mix well.
Drop rounded tablespoons onto a greased cookie sheet. Press cookie dough down into a cookie shape with a spoon or your fingers. Cookies won’t spread very much so you can space them about 1 inch apart.
Bake for 15-16 minutes.