As I started to think about it more and my recent blog on happiness, I realized being happier had a lot to do with discovering my true nature over the past year too, which is that I am an empath through and through.
Happiness is hard, fear is easy. Most people would assume it’s the opposite. Even in the past, I would look at people who were wildly happy and think ‘they must have a super easy, awesome life.’ The truth is that the majority of people who find genuine joy in almost every moment actually worked their asses off to get there.
For me, living healthy is not just the weight room and veggies, it’s a positive, open perspective. If we can manage to be happy with ourselves and take responsibility for our reactions (which includes a life void of unhealthy judgments), the rest of a healthy lifestyle will follow. What we choose to see in others is a reflection of ourselves...
Over the past year I have taken the opportunity to experiment with different diets, herbs, supplements and therapies to see what would be most beneficial to my body in the healing process. Here are the top 3 therapies I will continue to use and what benefits I received from them.
What better way to spread some cheer and utilize quality time than a Christmas brunch with friends? Funny shirts and ugly sweaters were permitted and encouraged!
SIBO or small intestinal bacterial overgrowth, is referring to the fact that some of those bad bacteria have migrated to the small intestine in the process of them overgrowing. The majority of all the bacteria in the gut are stored in the large intestine and so they are definitely in a place they should not be! This can cause a lot of additional health problems...
Numbers can create an unhealthy mindset in what should be a health journey. Although these experiences are totally different than the lifestyle I lead today, they did prove a learning experience.
The number of birth control options can feel overwhelming as they range from implants, to IUDs, to the more traditional pills so narrowing down your options by understanding what your body produces is the most straightforward approach.
What if sharing our experiences could save someone else's life? I'm hoping to do so by explaining how the past few months have been extraordinarily tough for me both physically and mentally. It's taken 3 doctors and lots of testing to figure out what was going on in my body.
I like keeping recipes simple and customize-able! That's what I did one evening with dinner guests as I was deciding on a side dish for tacos.
I decided to start viewing everyday as the freedom and fun we typically confuse as 'the weekend'
I was craving everything in the title one evening and also committed myself to popsicle making, so I thought 'why not combine?'
I looked up 'Vitamin deficiency, achy muscles' and multiple articles on Vitamin D flooded the page.
Guess what? Being healthy is easy! Even when you travel. I wanted to share some great pics from this past weekend in Amelia Island and how I keep it simple and healthy on the road (que Willie Nelson song).
1 in every 13 children under 18 years old experience food allergies.
I started to question, 'Why am I not putting probiotics on my face too?!'
Not only did we create an innovative, healthy workout, but we enjoyed an absolutely gorgeous day outside, all while having fun with it.
Take a look at your everyday routine and see what preparation you can make time for.
Having healthy options at the table is great but it's okay to enjoy yourself, too!
Making these changes in exposure to create a more positive perspective not only prevents me from stressing out on a regular basis, but the love and understanding I have for others and myself is that much greater.