Mmmm…I LOVE Turtles!

It’s been a minute since I’ve talked about food. It seems there are a million other things occupying our time and minds these days.

And yet….

While I may not be talking as much about food in this moment where the pandemic and the economy and Black Lives Matter and police brutality and “tearing down the systems of oppression” have all been in the forefront, my food has remained a top priority. For me, food is still the most powerful tool I have in creating the life I want to live. Food changes my physical state and structure, of course, but most importantly, food changes the way I feel.

With so many hard emotions, stress and struggle, nourishing and nurturing this body of mine has never been more important. Over the past 4 months, I definitely found myself making more “comfort” foods like homemade Turtles (see below for “recipe”), “Harvest Crunch Cookies” a recipe I created when I bought waaaay too many oats (I will be sharing it very soon, once I perfect it!) and of course many, many batches of “Nice Cream“.

What I LOVE about this lifestyle is that I can enjoy comforting foods while still nourishing my body and mind. That is the kind of freedom I love helping people find. The freedom to choose nourishment without compromising comfort. Or taste. The freedom to WANT to choose that way, so that it’s not sacrifice, but rather an act of self-love.

I love this Henry Ford quote that my favourite professor shared in school one day: “If you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you’ve always gotten.” It is a truth that can feel hard to hear, but is useful when seeking to make a change. We can’t keep reverting to our “same old” behaviours if we want to see different results in our lives.

I wanted to ask how YOU have been doing since the world turned upside down? How has your schedule changed? What stayed and what left? How has your food been going? What do you find *easy*? What’s been the hardest part? How is your exercise, your self-care, your mental health?

If you’re a parent, I know that having them at home all these months has added an extra layer of HARD, so I’d love to hear what’s been challenging for YOU and your family when it comes to food, movement, relationships, money, mental health and anything else you’re willing to share.

I want to create ways to serve you better and your feedback is invaluable.

In the meantime, I hope you can take a deep breath, close your eyes and remember that no matter how hard things feel right now, that it truly is a gift to be alive. I am so grateful to be alive right now, at the same time you are, going through this incredibly challenging time in history…together.

I love you. Keep going…

xoS

Home Made "Turtles"
Sarah Roberts, inspired by The Detoxinista

Why I Make These: Seriously the easiest sweet treat on the planet!

INGREDIENTS
Medjool Dates
Pecans
Dark chocolate (70% or higher)

INSTRUCTIONS
1. Take a Medjool date, remove the pit and cut into quarters.
2. Press a quarter onto a raw pecan and then drizzle with melted dark chocolate.
3. Freeze until set and voila. Enjoy!

Note: They will never freeze solid, so leave them in overnight for a chewy, caramel texture!

P.S. Over the past 4 months, I have been coaching privately, rather than running group programs. I've had some people reach out to let me know they feel ready to do the deeper work around their relationship with food and their bodies, and so I've opened registration for my Group Coaching program, starting September 8th, 2020.
Working in groups can be a cost-effective and beautiful way to do the deep, soul work with others who understand, relate and hold us accountable. In our 12 weeks together, we unpack messaging we received in childhood around food and our bodies, heal old wounds that have kept us stuck, learn about food, sugar and cravings and how to nourish ourselves for optimum health, and so much more. Being surrounded by others who understand is both powerful and affirming.

As a woman in long-term recovery from alcohol addiction, I know first-hand what it feels like to NEED something to soothe myself. I quit drinking and went straight for the ice cream! But I realized fairly quickly that I wasn't going to be able to live the life I truly wanted unless I got a handle on what was underneath my cravings and addictions.

If my story resonates at all, I'd love to connect with you and see if we are a fit. Head over to OBAATCoaching.com to learn more, and if you like what you see, we can schedule a call to chat.

P.P.S. Once you join ONE TIME, you get lifetime access to ALL future rounds of coaching. FOR FREE. Some of my students have been with me since the very first round as a way to go deeper, learn more, connect with others and continue to stay on the path. I love that.

P.P.P.S. If you’d like to get a sense of me and my work around food and sugar and body image, I did a live training called:The Truth About Sugar and How To Live A Life Of Freedom Around Food.” I'd love for you to check it out to see if you resonate with my style & energy. 🙂 

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