Off The EATEN Path Crisps – Taste Review 1

Cool new snacks really get me excited.

I saw 5 bags of new crisps at 7-Eleven and I was beyond excited!

Out of the 5, only two were dairy-free. Thank goodness for that because they were also 3.79 a bag.

I was excited to try these! I’m not particularly fond of rice snacks but the addition of chickpeas and sweet potatoes made me think that they’d be hearty and satisfying.

Well, I was right somewhat.

First, though. The appearance. These crisps are beautiful.

I don’t even think I’ve called a food beautiful other than this.

But I don’t think anyone would deny the attractiveness of these babies.

I’d frame it if I could!

Yes we eat with our eyes first. But second comes the taste buds.

I’m starting to feel like a broken record when it comes to some of these snacks.

What I mean is this:

These are good but they’d be even better with some SALTY FLAVOR. They need salt.

Now, granted – these would pair well with a salsa or dip but these are not tortilla chips. There is nothing to indicate that they’d need something to accompany them.

Right out of the bag, these need some salt.

I’ll be fair, okay. I do like salt. Sometimes I even salt my food before tasting it. Bad habit, yes.

But facts are facts. These crisps will be eaten without a doubt. I’m gonna try a way to add salt and shake it around.

Other than that salt rant, the flavor of these is good. I can taste the sweet potato and it’s really delicious.

I’d definitely buy these again!

Now, I have one more flavor to try. Let’s see how they are πŸ™‚

Breaking Down a Broken Heart

It sounds so sad – a broken heart. A key organ, symbolically broken. To be healed, hopefully.

If not healed then the sadness may consume you. That’s the way it goes when someone dies of a broken heart.

Love is not the only thing that can break a heart. It’s anything that you put your heart into that doesn’t work out.

Perhaps love is the only broken heart that can result in an extreme result like death. After all, love, being the strongest frequency, can have the strongest result as well.

At the root of a broken heart is desire… minus hope. Hope is lost that you’ll get what you wanted but… You still want it anyway.

That’s a particular form of torture, if you ask me.

The easy advice would be to stop putting your heart into things. Stop having desire(!) But that’s not practical.

In a way, we can’t help putting our heart into things.

Desire is largely an uncontrollable phenomenon.

Assuming that all of the above is true, the hard part is moving forward with your desires shattered but still a vision.

There are other things that go with a broken heart – loneliness, disappointment… I don’t really want to go into those things.

Instead of going deeper into what hurts, it’s better to search for the optimistic angle in this. Because there is always light in a tunnel.

What is the bright side in feeling broken hearted?

Well for starters, you can always start over. A fresh start can mean a lot.

More than that, I’ll go back to the advice that states: always find the winning angle.

Also, in the future, broken hearts can be avoided slightly.

How? By reducing your desire.

Hell yeah that’s easier said than done. I know it is. I know.

I also know that it can be done.

Not projecting your desires too far ahead will solve a lot of this.
Thinking about what things are right now versus what they could be also will keep you real.

Keep. Your. Head. Up.

Just like Tupac said.

It is exhausting to over think. It’s exhausting to hurt. It’s exhausting to yearn.

Give your mind a break.

Sleeping is nice. That is, until you wake up again thinking about the same heartbreak.

Someone needs to hear this:

You need to become stronger.

To end this article on heartbreak, I’ll give generic advice that’s nonetheless accurate, true, and comforting:

A broken heart is something that most people experience. It’s not the end of the world. You’ll be okay. Take your ego out of it. Move on. Don’t let them see you cry. The night is darkest before dawn.

There is always hope.

I’m finding it challenging to end this without giving something personal to you guys.

I’ve gotten my heart broken. Someone I had a lot of positive feelings for broke up with me. Their reason was that they didn’t think I liked them. I guess being affectionate isn’t my strong suit.

They were wrong tho. I liked them a lot. But my tears didn’t change their decision.

Later on, and then later on again, they tried to come back to me. Wanted to start more sparks, I guess.

But I don’t get over people making me cry very easily.

After they broke up with me, and after I cried about it, I began realizing certain things that wouldn’t have made me happy if we had stayed together.

It still hurt to see that person. I avoided them for a while. But now, years later, it doesn’t even matter.

Pain goes away in time.

The best advice I can give: find something productive to channel your painful energy into. Don’t spend all your time binge watching a show. Do something, create something. Alchemy.

Okay, that’s all folks. Peace and love.

Stress and Unity

Stress Management is important.

However I feel like that topic has been well exhausted. In my words, anyway.

So this may be my last post directed to stress relief. At least for a while. Unless some major breakthrough occurs.

Or, of course, if anyone reading wants to talk more about this with me specifically – Find me. Send me an email. Tell me about your specific challenge. I will always listen. I know what it is like to feel like no one will listen or care. I will listen. And I’m sorry to anyone who I have not been able to listen to. I don’t always reach out but if I am that important to you than please find me.

Whew.

So. Unity and stress management.

Many mistake Unity to be a force between people. That’s incorrect.

Unity not only refers to people.

Unity is any two forces coming together.

Here, since I’m talking about you (and me…but… You) the unity would refer to a person and a object/energy.

Now, let’s take it to an extreme and say that you are a drug user. A not a casual drug user, you’re the one with an addictive personality and you’ve decided to go and smoke meth.

So now you’ve unified not just with the physical drug but also with the world of dealers and scoring drugs.

This is a stressful activity to indulge in. You can get arrested if you happen to score from a undercover cop. Or you can score a bad batch of drugs and mess up your life unintentionally.

And then you can also have the stress of not being able to pay your bills because you spent all your cash on drugs.

And so on. You’ve unified, and become addicted to, the world of meth.

STRESS.FUL.

Now if you know me at all, you’ll know that I think drugs are okay in moderation. I don’t advertise it because I’m a role model. But I would be irresponsible If I didn’t stress the fact that, more than anything, balance should be the goal in life. Balance with everything, the bad habits too.

Lasting stress management is what we want. We want our stress relief to be so ingrained that it’s not special anymore. We don’t even want to think about it anymore. We want to take a stress-free life for granted.

But not tooooo far for granted because it’s still a blessing that should be appreciated as such.

Lasting stress relief is found in a balanced life.

Sure, some stress is healthy but we’re talking about the unhealthy kind.

Balance. Balance. Balance.

I don’t have anything else to say! I told you I was exhausted on this subject. Lol.

I guess the last thing I must mention is the responsibility of life. Something that’s hard to escape from or “balance” your way out of.

Here it is: always have something that you can turn to that makes you feel young again. That’ll make all the difference in the world. .❀️

3 Things About Me

While it may seem self-serving to do a “about me” post, I think that I’m important enough to share some of my core values with my dear readers.

After all, if we are to trust each other… Or, if you are to trust me to bring you accurate information… Then keeping it real about my personal views is non-negotiable.

I do want to say that I have deep love for Easy Light Sources readers and supporters. You guys keep me inspired and you’re Easy Light Sources for me, just as I provide Easy Light Sources for you!

It may seem like I’ll only talk about my good qualities but in the effort of being transparent, I’ll also provide the “down side”, if any, to the following 3 personality traits.

Okay, here we go!

NUMBER 1 –

This Star Believes That Anything is Possible!

Some ideas seem so far fetched that it’s easy to dismiss it as impossible.

I don’t really live in the realm of impossibility.

While I may not have the physical means to create whatever it is, I’ll go there with you.

Whatever topic you being to me, I’ll go there with you.

I enjoy talking about stuff and I learn some thing every time.

The downside to this is that I don’t always have the thought energy to do this.

When my son asks me a million “what if the grass was lava” questions, I don’t always have a creative answer for him.

But I will have a realistic answer. That’s just not always fun.

Either way, I guess what I’m trying to say is that yes, I do believe in magic.

NUMBER 2 –

Getting Enough Rest Is Top Priority

Yeah, sleep is an Easy Light Source. No doubt about it, no doubt at all.

But I’m talking about more than sleep, real quick.

And also, “enough rest” is different for everyone. And rest requirements mean different things at different times.

But whatever it is, getting enough of it is essential to being at peak life effectiveness.

Not only do you stay sharp, you also learn new things when you’re allowed time to really unwind.

If you do want to talk about sleep, it’s no secret that I do love sleeping.

Someone asked me what was my favorite thing to do and I answered “sleep”. Perhaps that’s an odd answer but I haven’t found a better way to relax.

Only through sleeping am I really able to rest completely.

Unless, of course, my dreams are particularly active.

Dreams though, they are also an interesting experience. I have big opinions on them which I purposely keep off of EasyLightSources.org.

But if you’re into it, dream interpretation of symbols can be pretty insightful.

The downside to needing so much rest is that I am at a disadvantage when I don’t get enough sleep.

Not sleeping enough pulls down my immune system into depths that are not cured by simply getting enough sleep.

When I sleep and take naps, I can come off as lazy – especially by those who don’t know who I am and what my purpose is.

And also, I can be a little cranky when I didn’t get enough rest.

But, I will say that sleep deprivation has a big and specific advantage for me. As long as it doesn’t go on for longer than…say.. 3 days.

NUMBER 3 –

I Struggle With Being A Leader

There is a big amount of confidence
That comes with leadership.

Something I’ve noticed is that a real leader leads no matter what. Intentionally or not.

It’s not always about telling people what to do.

For me, sometimes I’ve noticed that I can do something weird for a very specific reason…. But instead of it being a one-off situation, my behavior will be emulated for some odd reason.

That’s happened enough for me to check my own behavior more often. I won’t do certain things if I wouldn’t want someone to copy me.

All of this happened before I became a mom. But now that I have a son, I am more conscious of it than ever. It’s one thing for adults to copy me but when it comes to children, their consciousness is more impressionable and that carries a responsibility.

The downside obviously is that it’s annoying to do something and then have everyone else think that they can do it too.

Although, because of this, I should feel more confident stepping up when I need to. When a situation obviously needs someone to offer an example of guidance, if I should feel comfortable offering that guidance.

Maybe I will someday soon.

Thanks for reading, you guys!