How to Enjoy a Cookie (Minus Guilt)

feed your soul Dec 06, 2021

I love words. For example, whenever I hear the song Marshmallow World (Dean Martin version of course) I can't help but adore the words marshmallowwhipped cream, and yummy. It reminds me of sipping on hot chocolate as a child! Feel-good words for sure. 

While I'm on the subject, if you still love hot chocolate as an adult, you'll totally appreciate this more wholesome version I created.

Mel's Yum Yummy Hot Cocoa

Heat up the milk and stir in the bone broth using a whisk. Pour into your favorite mug and top with Smashmallows and whipped cream. I use a frother to blend the cocoa and it works like a charm. A good frother is only about $13, so you may want to consider. 

It's a yum, yummy world indeed! 🤤 ❄️

PS: The cookie in the photo above is an amazing no-bake chocolate peanut butter cookie. Give it a try! 

OK, now back to the wonderful world of words...

The power of words

I especially like learning definitions of familiar words that I've never fully understood. One of these words is r

As a noun, reverence means: a deep respect for someone or something

As a verb: to regard or treat with deep respect

But it wasn't until I came across this explanation of reverence from the the late author Neville Goddard, that I really got it: 

The knowledge that your creator is the very self of yourself, and never would have made you had he not loved you, must fill your heart with devotion, yes with adoration. One knowing glimpse of the world about you at any single instant of time is sufficient to fill you with profound awe and a feeling of worship. It is when your feeling of reverence is most intense that you are closest to God, and when you are closest to God your life is richest. Neville Goddard

Here's the lightbulb moment...

If we are extensions of our creator, does it not make sense that our bodies are more than mere 
skin, bones, organs, aches, pains, and faults?

Of course!

When you make this shift in perception, you begin to see your body as a temple, a place of peace. And as such, you feel compelled to feed it more life-giving food and give it plenty of water and rest...not because you have to, but because you want to. Do you see the difference?


Children are our greatest teachers 

I believe children are our greatest teachers here. They live in a state of self-adoration. Just watch them and you’ll see it. For example, have you ever witnessed a toddler toddle up to a mirror, smile at their reflection, and then give it a big sloppy kiss? That’s reverence. They know who’s really in there.

Don’t forget, you used to be that toddler! You were born knowing who you really are.


What does reverence have to do with cookies?

Having a deep respect for your body doesn't mean you’ll never be able to enjoy a warm chocolate chip cookie again. Quite the contrary. When you are coming from a place of reverence, you absolutely enjoy that cookie, but you do it with more mindfulness and purpose. You savor it in a state of bliss, not guilt. don't feel compelled to eat the whole bag.

Imagine such a world!


In my 11-Day SPROUT! program, I talk about reverence as one of the three God-given gifts available to us all to help transform our relationship with our food, body and health. To deliver us from a place of inner war, to one of inner peace. To learn more about the 11-Day SPROUT! program, click HERE! 



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