Head Vs. Heart: Create Your Own Timeline

Why do our heads and our hearts pull us in opposite directions? The confusion makes us feel uncomfortable, even though we know its time for a change. Ultimately, we are unhappy with the situation we are in.

So why is it so hard to make a decision?

It’s so easy to give advice to friends and recommend what they should do and be supportive in what they decide to do. So why is it so hard to have the same support and optimism regarding our own lives?

I think it’s because we don’t like feeling venerable, like a freshly peeled scab. Sensitive, and left feeling broken and hurt, but we need to go through this process and really feel the consequences of our decision, in order to move on.

Is this decision right or wrong? There is no such thing of what you deciding on doing as being right or wrong. There is only you making the effort to be happy, and recognizing that it’s time for a change. This is the first step.

Our head will make us overthink and overanalyze to the point where we have foreseen every possible outcome. Our hearts will make us empathetic and allow us to think about how our decision, the one that needs to be made for our sanity, will disappoint and effect people that we love. They have envisioned a different future for us, but one that does not fulfill our own wants and dreams.

Society’s pressures make us feel insecure with straying from the conventional way of life. Graduating college, having a successful career, falling in love, getting married, having children, basically “having it all.” But no one can live up to these demanding and “perfect” standards, we are only human, and as humans f”””ing up is innate. This cycle is not only stressful, but it’s a lie. Even if people seem like they have all these things on the surface, they are likely hiding unaccepted taboos deep down, which they only share with few or only in their minds.

Do you want to be a caged animal? Suppressed my society’s pressure and constantly living in your imagination? Or do you want your fantasies and dreams to be a reality? You will notice the more you chase and pursue your interests, the more your life will flourish and the happier you will be. Create your own timeline. A timeline with no forced conventional standards. A timeline as unique as you are, and you will live with no regrets.

Failure. Well, that is bound to happen whether you stay put or you change directions, but it’s YOU actually taking the risk, and flipping that coin that will reveal whether or not you made the “right” choice. Either way, do you want to look back on your life, content with living according to someone else’s standards, or according to your own?

Chocolate Overnight Oats With Peanut Butter Crunch Nice-Cream

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Being a foodie and following a plethora of health and food related Instagram accounts, always gets my creative juices flowing. When I first began my journey into eating a plant-based vegan diet, I realized there are so many recipes to create out there! I even realized how much more I enjoyed the taste of veggies compared to meat. Everyone is different, this is just my own personal preference at this point in my life.

By following all these foodie accounts I not only became inspired to try new ways of cooking, but I also re-discovered my love for cooking! It also pushed me to mix up my daily menu. You know when you get in the rhythm of cooking the same 3-4 staple meals almost every week for a while, and then you feel as if there are no other simple recipes on the planet to make? An then become overwhelmed with cooking all together? Yeah…it happens to the best of us. The best thing I can recommend in times like this, is to look online and see was inspiration is out there!. It doesn’t have to be a grand meal, it can be a simple 4 ingredient meal. You can even type in to your search engine what ingredients you have in your kitchen to see what you can make out of them. Or just type in something that you are craving.

I’ve following other accounts for a while now, posting decadent vegan desserts and breakfast jars, and my mouth has been watering and waiting to create a recipe similar!  So I grabbed inspiration from a few pictures and recipes I saw, and tada! A masterpiece was born! I have to warn you, once you make these layered jars once, you will never go back! That’s the thing I love MOST about cooking with whole foods, you don’t have to do much to make the food taste good, because your ingredients will shine through no matter what! (As long as you pair flavors together well, of course).

This is a great breakfast for in the summer time, or as dessert! The overnight oats are creamy, rich, and chocolaty, and the banana-nice cream mixed with peanut butter is the perfect mixture! The toppings add a crunchy chewy texture and will have you scooping around for more! Have fun, and mix up whatever flavors and toppings you have in your kitchen!

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Yields 1 Serving

Ingredients:

 Chocolate Overnight Oatmeal:

  • ½ cup oatmeal
  • 2 TBSP chia seeds
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 2 TBSP maple syrup
  • 1 TBSP cocao powder

Peanut Butter Nice-Cream:

  • 1 ½ frozen banana
  • 1 ½ TBSP unsalted peanut butter
  • 3 TBSP unsweetened almond milk

Chocolate sauce:

  • 1 TBSP coconut oil
  • 1 TBSP cocao powder
  • 1 TBSP maple syrup

Layers and toppings:

  • Dates
  • Shredded coconut
  • Cocao nibs
  1. Make chocolate oatmeal night before. Mix together ingredients and store in fridge overnight.
  2. Add layer of shredded coconut on top of oatmeal.
  3. Blend together peanut butter nice-cream ingredients. Add on top.
  4. Mix together chocolate sauce ingredients. Pour on top.
  5. Sprinkle on top cocao nibs and sliced dates. Enjoy this gooey heavenly jar!