Healing Takes Courage

The month of January has been a month of healing. I was not healing  only my body from this horrible flu but my mind and spirit.

I am dedicating 2018 to self love. Something I have never done before because in the past I never thought self love was important.  If you are a mother, a wife,  have an exhausting job or you are a daughter taking care of your elderly mother self love is everything.

You have to set at least an hour a day to self love. Read a book, drink a warm cup of tea, take a detox bath, watch your favorite tv show, wear your favorite pajamas, write yourself a love letter in your journal, color, paint… do whatever makes you HAPPY for ONE hour.

Did you notice I did NOT say do yoga, jog, long walk, run, meditate or anything like that? Well there is a reason for that. As much as I love yoga, taking long walks and meditating I do not count those things as part of my self love time. Why? you say…… well I put those in the health category. Those are things you need to take serious. Those are things that will help you live longer. As much as I would love watching an episode of Keeping up with the Kardashians help me live longer………. sadly it won’t lol

At the beginning of January I started a bullet point journal but that lasted about a nano second. I tore January out and decided to turn my bullet point journal into a lunar journal. Since I’m 48 and going through the change….. and when I say change I mean menopause. I want to keep track of how the moon effects my mood, my migraines and food cravings. When I was younger I had the strongest willpower in the world….. Now not so much. I see a yummy gluten free vegan recipe for cupcakes online and within an hour they are in my belly.

Talking about food cravings, willpower and journaling… Have you ever keep a food journal? That’s something I might test out in the month of February.

Something else I’ve started this month is when I go to bed at night I set my cell phone to where only my husband and children can call me. I also leave my phone in my desk drawer at least 15 feet away from my bed so I don’t just wake up during the night, pick up my phone just to see what people are saying on social media.

Social media really has a way of exciting people for about 15 minutes then depressing us for the other 23 hours and 45 minutes of our day. Doesn’t matter how wonderful our life is we start looking at what other people post the we start to think we are lazy, too fat, don’t travel enough, don’t keep our house clean enough and our love life sucks. None of that is true, we just start to overthink too much. So I’ve had to keep that in mind when I check my social media and I hope you do too.

It’s amazing how your self-esteem, mind and spirit will rise up when you stop judging yourself against other people.

 

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  • I’ve been drinking #spirulina and #chlorella by @wizelephant.superfoods for about a month and I love it.... but then the other day I saw @centerkim10 husband Nate drinks @lovesuja wellness shots and I have to tell you the combo has changed my life. 
I no longer need coffee or matcha before my workouts. I mix the spirulina, chlorella with a cup of filtered water add the immunity stir like hell then chug it down. No it doesn’t taste great but your body will love it. Then I shake and take the suja organic digestion shot and I’m ready to kill it at the gym. No more pre-workout coffee or matcha 😍 
Thank you, Kim and Nate for being such great inspirations and total badasses. I love y’all ✌️❤️🙏
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This stuff is so delicious and only 35 calories. @odanghummus thank you for making a great product. .
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  • May is not only my birthday month it’s also Celiac awareness month. 
Almost seven years ago I was diagnosed with Celiac and it completely changed my life for the better. I went almost 8 years misdiagnosed. They thought I had IBS, Crohn’s disease, Fibromyalgia, and one Dr thought it was all in my head.

Every time I saw a Dr they prescribed me antibiotics and antidepressants. Nothing helped. In fact it just made things worse. I hurt from head to toe, I had horrible tummy troubles, my hair was falling out in clumps and I was sick with a cold year around.

Finally in the Summer of 2012 I went to a new Dr because my Dr was on vacation. Turned out the flu saved my life. 
Dr walked in, asked me a dozen questions and then he looked at me and said ” how long have you had Celiac?” I had NO clue what Celiac was so I just sat there looking at him like he was crazy.

He ordered lab work and a emergency colonoscopy. He sent me straight over the ER. They admitted me and the next day they did the colonoscopy. 
That afternoon the Dr told me I had Celiac. My white blood count was so high he decided I needed to stay in the hospital a few days.

Google became my best friend and by the time I left the hospital I felt empowered. If you have any of these symptoms please get tested. 💚
Here are some Celiac symptoms :
abdominal bloating pain
chronic diarrhea
vomiting
constipation
pale, foul-smelling, or fatty stool
weight loss
weight gain
fatigue
insomnia
Muscle Pain and Tenderness
irritability and behavioral issues
dental enamel defects of the permanent teeth
Joint pain
Hypertension
delayed growth and puberty
short stature
failure to thrive
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD

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She made a huge salad for lunch with a Spring salad mix, potato cakes, fried onions and jalapeño, black beans, almonds and Follow Your Heart ranch dressing. @followyourheart 
She makes the best potato cakes in the air fryer. Leftover mash potatoes with nutritional yeast, green onions, red pepper flakes, and garlic. So delish
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  • My life changed when I started to become thankful for ever heartbreak I’ve had in my life. Without heartbreak I would not  truly be able to appreciate how many blessings I have in my life. .
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  • Hubby loves his chocolate and since its Easter I decided to make some gluten free, paleo, vegan super yummy brownies. 
I got the recipes from the @beamingbaker website. She has some of the yummiest recipes. Please check out her website 😍
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