Pausing for simplicity was a phrase I wrote down when I was stewing over everything I wanted A Thyme for Milk and Honey to stand for.

I still can’t put my finger on why it came to me in that way, but I think it’s because of my never-ending spinning (spiraling?) thoughts.

Rarely is there a pause in my life; I don’t work like that. And yet, when I think about A Thyme for Milk and Honey, it’s all I really think about.

Pausing for simplicity.

There is this pull on my life; likely on yours as well.

Healing Through Simplicity

On the one hand, there is loudness, chaos, and the never-ending to-do list.

And on the other hand, desperation for peace, quiet, and something more simple.

The way I used to channel pausing for simplicity was through food; slower cooking, more intention with eating.

Well, because I had to. When I was sick, bloated, miserable, and frustrated daily, it was through food that I channeled healing.

And yes, it worked. But also, no, it didn’t work.

The food part did work; all the other lifestyle elements I failed to focus on still kept me miserable.

Anyways, when I think back on slower cooking, I know for sure it’s one way to channel pausing for simplicity.

If you don’t care about food or at-home cooking, this might not be your jam.

But I will tell you this…..

The “other” lifestyle elements I failed to partake in because I, too, thought “were not my jam,” were actually the very things that kept me from health and wellness.

In other words, maybe you should start being interested in pausing for simplicity with a homemade recipe here and there.

Nah. I’m not asking you to remove anything from your life. I’m asking you to add to it.

Pausing for Simplicity

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Anyways, I made this Probiotic Vegan Cheese this past weekend. Something about the process allowed me to adore the simple ingredients that went into it. And honestly – this is something I don’t do very often anymore.

Because A Gutsy Girl is my brand, business, and life, I’m constantly researching, studying, and writing for it. And like any other entrepreneur, many times it leaves me too exhausted to create then implement the things for myself.

Now that my gut is healed and it’s not a necessity, pausing for the simplicity of food has become an afterthought.

But because I know it all like the back of my hand, it’s the first area I want to latch back onto for bringing more simplicity back into my life; into our lives.

If you’re looking to pause for simplicity today, too, can I invite you into making this cheese?

It’s going to take many hours (though, it will not eat up too much of your personal time). But it will only require five ingredients.

You see. Slow and simple.

Grab the recipe HERE, enjoy the process, and of course, pausing for simplicity.

Join the magic and chaos, right where you need to be, HERE.




2 Responses

  1. i like this idea you are putting forth-simplicity. The idea has received a lot of press the last few years, but there is so much truth and beauty in it. I am constantly trying to pare my life, but homeschooling, living in the house, trying to heal not just me but my kids, and the constant time constraints makes it very difficult for simplicity!! Get a morning routine, but then you don’t sleep well and you can’t get up in the morning and then you don’t get to your routine, and…the day just gets away from you.
    Striving to simplify is the key, just like striving to be well, be more spiritual, be more human…taking time to enjoy the little things! I don’t know if or when I will make that cheese, but I appreciate the reminder to S.L.O.W. D.O.W.N.!!!

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