Makes 8 servings 3/4 cup + 2 tablespoons Sucanat 1/2 cup almond flour 1/4 teaspoon salt Preheat the oven to 350oF. Your knee will always hurt and there is nothing that you can do about it. Now, as a result of the accident, you have a terrible association with driving. Your mind associates driving with the pain and the fear of the accident. It associates everything with the problems that came after the fact--the year of physical therapy trying to fix your knee, the attempts to recover, the medical bills, and everything else. All of this was highly unpleasant, and even if you are incredibly grateful that you survived, you must also remember that, at the end of the day, your unconscious mind is not looking at that. You do not see a car and think that you are lucky to be alive. Rather, you look at the driver's seat and imagine the accident. T his sort of trauma happens after accidents or other traumatic incidents. You then get stuck in that sort of negative mindset. You cannot get past those negative beliefs that hold you back. So then he said the thing that finally got to me: If I had come down with an infection in the middle of the night you wouldn't have been able to take me to hospital. <a href=''>I</a> could have died. <a href=''>That</a> slapped me in the face like a massive avalanche had hit me. <a href=''>Because</a> I suddenly knew that the man I loved more than life itself, including more than I loved myself, was having his life put at risk, and his life was already delicately hanging by a thread. <a href=''>That</a> was the profound turning point, and I knew in my heart of hearts I had to do something immediately. <br /><br /><a href=''>I</a> couldn't allow another night being written off, him potentially needing to be rushed to hospital, and me not being able to do that. <a href=''>So</a> that was it. <a href=''>I</a> have never touched a drop of alcohol since that day. <a href=''>It</a> was hard work with yearnings and cravings, but much worse was the news we received at that time. <a href=''>Four</a> months after I quit we were told that my husband had weeks--months at best--to live. <a href=''>Line</a> an 8 springform pan with parchment paper and coat the bottom and sides with cooking spray. <a href=''>Place</a> the chocolate and butter in a large microwaveable bowl. <a href=''>Microwave</a> for 2 minutes, stirring every 45 seconds, or until the chocolate is melted and smooth. <a href=''>Set</a> aside for 10 minutes. <a href=''>Whisk</a> in the sour cream, egg yolks, vanilla, and espresso powder until blended. <a href=''>Add</a> 3/4 cup Sucanat, the almond flour, and salt. <a href=''>Whisk</a> together until well blended. <a href=''>In</a> a large bowl, with an electric mixer on high speed, beat the egg whites until foamy. <a href=''>Gradually</a> add the remaining 2 tablespoons Sucanat, beating, until stiff peaks form. <a href=''>Add</a> one-quarter of the beaten whites into the chocolate mixture and beat on low just until combined. <a href=''>You</a> constantly have those negative thoughts pop up for you each and every time you attempt to live with the situation at hand. <a href=''>Perhaps,</a> as soon as you get into a car, you immediately have those thoughts that you had when you were recovering. <a href=''>You</a> cannot help it--it is just the way that your brain has hardwired itself. <a href=''>H</a> owever, you can learn to control it. <a href=''>NLP</a> recognizes that your thoughts are incredibly powerful. <br /><br /><a href=''>You</a> can tell that thoughts are powerful just by looking at the effect of placebo trials for medicine. <a href=''>Some</a> people, who get that placebo medication that is nothing more than a sugar pill, report that they did see their symptoms improve. <a href=''>They</a> report that they were better able to control the way that they thought. <a href=''>This</a> effect is common to be found, and is so common that when you go into labor, or you see someone fighting cancer and getting chemo or radiation, they are told that their positive mindset is crucial. <a href=''>They</a> must believe that it will work and that they will get better. <a href=''>But</a> I didn't drink. <a href=''>For</a> the next five months I watched my husband dying. <a href=''>Didn't</a> drink. <a href=''>I</a> watched him die in my arms. <a href=''>Didn't</a> drink. <a href=''>I</a> spoke at his funeral. <a href=''>Didn't</a> drink. <a href=''>And</a> how I managed that was by honouring my husband. <a href=''>In</a> my determination to keep honouring that wonderful man, I thought to myself, If he was able to love me through all that drinking, all that drunkenness, I can keep honouring him by continuing not to drink. <a href=''>It</a> was seven months after he died, and seven months of running on adrenaline, that I finally hit the wall. <a href=''>Fold</a> in the remaining whites in 2 additions, mixing just until combined. <a href=''>Spoon</a> into the pan. <a href=''>Bake</a> for 25 to 40 minutes, or until the cake is dry on the top and a wooden pick inserted in the center comes out with a few moist crumbs. <a href=''>Cool</a> on a rack until warm. <a href=''>Cut</a> into wedges to serve. <br /><br /><a href=''>Per</a> serving: 262 calories 7 g protein 26 g carbohydrates 14 g total fat 7 g saturated fat 1 g fiber 132 mg sodium <a href=''>CARROT</a> CAKE CUPCAKES <a href=''>NUTS,</a> CARROTS, COCONUT FLOUR, cinnamon, and cream cheese all work as sugar blockers in these tasty treats. <a href=''>One</a> cupcake makes a perfect little dessert. <a href=''>Prep</a> time: 30 minutes <a href=''>They</a> must believe that at the end of the day, they can recover and that in recovery, they will be able to thrive. <a href=''>When</a> that happens, and when they accept the truth, that they are able to survive, they are so much more able to cope. <a href=''>N</a> LP focuses on that principle. <a href=''>It</a> is honed in on making sure that the individual getting treatment is able to create positive, empowering beliefs that underlie everything. <a href=''>When</a> there is a layer of positivity underneath everything, they are much better able to recover. <a href=''>Your</a> positive beliefs that you can create will influence your behavior. <a href=''>If</a> you think that you can actually do something, you are much more likely to do it. <a href=''>You</a> will naturally put your all into it because you believe that it is something that you can do. <a href=''>You</a> will be able to shift your way of thinking like this to ensure that, at the end of the day, you are better able to cope. <a href=''>You</a> will find that, at the end of the day, you are able to take control of yourself and your mind--you just need to learn how to do that. <a href=''>I</a> was literally brought to my knees, and the temptation of alcohol was probably at its greatest, but such was my determination that I didn't drink. <a href=''>However,</a> I did recognise I needed some help. <a href=''>This</a> is a journey that nobody should travel alone. <a href=''>And</a> that's when a therapist was found and I started really working on myself. <a href=''>My</a> therapist told me,Over 70 per cent of people who are sexually abused become addicted to alcohol.

It was really gritty, hard work. Facing why I started drinking, facing up to yucky, yucky hard stuff that I had spent my drinking life burying, numbing myself from. But after doing it my life completely and utterly transformed. I consider myself worthy for the first time in 52 years. I don't blame myself now for picking up the bottle, but that took a long time to understand because both childhood trauma and alcohol distort your mind, so it takes a long time to actually come to grips with the reality. Total time: 55 minutes + cooling time Makes 12 cupcakes 1/4 teaspoon salt 3/4 cup + 1 teaspoon Sucanat 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce 1/4 teaspoon + 4 drops vanilla-flavor stevia extract (liquid stevia) 1/2 pound carrots, shredded (2 cups) 1/2 cup chopped pecans, divided 1/4 cup golden raisins or dried apricots, chopped Preheat the oven to 350oF. T he Mind, the Body, and You NLP recognizes the fact that at the end of the day, there is a very close link between the mind and the body. Together, the mind and the body come together to create you. They are two halves of the whole you, like two sides of the same coin that are intricately linked but inherently different. You have both the mind and the body and they both work together to create your experiences.