I am a huge giver. Taking care of and giving love to others is something very important to me. But in the process of giving to others, I sometimes forget to take care of myself.

The act of self-love and self-care is something that we know is oh-so-important to our mental health and general well-being, but’s also easily forgotten.

As a self-proclaimed workaholic who works in industries where my job is basically to take care of others’ needs, I can often forget that I need to stop and take a break to help take care and nourish myself. We all need to take a break from the hustle – probably more often than we think!

Over the past year, I’ve started working harder on taking the time to nurture myself and to keep growing as a human being. The biggest thing that I finally did (all for me!) is launching my food blog, Sylvia G Eatery. This was a goal I had for many years but never moved forward with since I was so busy working and taking care of others.

Creating that space was finally something that I was able to do for me and me alone (and obviously anyone else who enjoys reading about food). I’m able to provide insight and information to others while doing something that makes me genuinely happy (cooking and not-for-work photography).

Today, in honor of helping you carve out more time for yourself, I’m sharing a recipe that is near and dear to me: banana bread. This banana bread is really what helped spur Sylvia G Eatery. I would bake it and give it to people and they would tell me how much they loved it and encouraged me to bake/cook more and post about it. At one point, I was even referred to as BBG (banana bread girl). 😉

I hope this delicious recipe will help you bring love and light (and deliciousness) into your life, as it did to mine!


Sylvia’s Banana Bread Recipe

2 cups granulated sugar
1 cup butter, softened
6 bananas, very ripe, mashed
4 eggs, beaten
2½ cups flour
2 teaspoons baking soda

  • Cream butter and sugar. Add mashed bananas and eggs. Mix well.
  • Blend in sifted flour and baking soda. Do not over mix.
  • Turn batter into 2 greased loaf pans. Bake at 350 degrees F for 50-60 minutes
  • Remove from oven and let cool
  • Grab a slice and enjoy!

What’s your recipe for remembering to love yourself and create just for the sake of creating? I’d love to hear your tips in the conversation below, so be sure to leave me a note!



Photos by Sylvia G Photography


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  1. my wife’s recipe, which my family loves, also includes a little crushed pineapple, and some chopped walnuts. Keep enjoying your work, then it’s NOT work! Take care.

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