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How To Spark Your Energy With Food As 'Medicine'

Let thy food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food. Hippocrates

First, let me just remind you, Hippocrates was alive in a very different world than we are today. He’s an ancient Greek physician who lived during Greece's Classical period and is traditionally regarded as the father of medicine (in case you weren’t aware).

He wrote that infamous quote in a time when the world was very different. At a time when most people attributed sickness to superstition and the wrath of the gods, Hippocrates taught that all forms of illness had a natural cause. His writings of the time were used to form what is known as the Hippocratic oath. Today, many medical school graduates still recite modern variations of the oath. Essentially, first do no harm and a focus on prevention.

Today reading that quote may mean something entirely different because of how the world currently is. So let’s unpack it a bit, shall we?

Food is powerful medicine. It is energy as well as information. Every...

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How to Clear Your Clutter And Transform Your Life

In light of how much my physical body had gone through over the years, all the intense stress, I had to learn to rest a lot. So my body could heal and re-energize.

My body was basically telling me, by my constant crashes, to find time for rest and relaxation in order to improve my overall health. I was in it for the long game, no more quick fixes. Sustainable, lifestyle change became my new mission.

It really became necessary for me to take a reprieve from action and make space for contemplation. So, while I did just that I also began to do a lot of planning so I could clear all of my clutter; physical, mental, emotional and spiritual.

Since I had plenty of down time to rest and recoup, planning became my new hobby.  I no longer wanted to live a life of reactivity. Or act as if life was just happening to me. Instead, I realized I have more control over how my life went than I previously thought.

Instead of rushing into action (aka: living in 'fight or flight mode'), it became...

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What Happens When You Learn How To Overcome Self-Sabotage

I felt so much relief after my first session with my nutritionist and herbalist. I began to really feel like I could more carefully plan and take action to manifest my goals of keeping my health stable and grounded.

I was ready to shift to build a much stronger foundation for my health and take the necessary steps to prevent more crashes. I began to get excited about adding herbs and supplements to my regime and go beyond just food, exercise and sleep.

Within just a couple weeks I was feeling so much better. I still wrestled a bit with my mindset and the fact that I was so deep in burnout. I wanted my healing to be faster. Many times I'd catch myself slipping back into sabotage by taking on too much, even when I knew better.

It was hard for me to always stay grounded, to
simply relax and let things grow at their own pace. I struggled to be patient and let the results take shape as I laid the foundations for my health.

And I know full well, I'm not the only one tempted to sabotage my...

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How To Best Recover From Adrenal Fatigue & Be Healthy

It has taken me YEARS to recover my health after my split from my ex, and the baby years. Starting my new life as a single mom, no income, completely burned out, my health kept taking a hit. I was working my way out of the stress from the past, while dealing with a whole new stressful way of life.

I can still remember going through cycles of ups and downs in my health. Feeling better but then pushing too hard only to crash again. During one of my health crashes in 2013, I finally went to see a local herbalist in my town. I had been to all my doctors already and received zero real answers or support to help me.

I remember laying on the herbalists massage table before she did nutritional response testing on me. As soon as she began the muscle testing on me, she asked me if I was getting any sleep at all. The crazy thing was, at the time my sleep was pretty good, but I was still exhausted (even with 9+ hours of sleep a night). She was observing the years and years of me not being able...

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How To Have A Grounded Focus In Your Life

I let so many things go over the years due to the toxic marriage I was in, as well as no sense of purpose or vision. Not to mention, the toll having babies took on me with all of the above in mind. In light of that for many years of my life, I was literally stuck in survival mode only.

Don’t get me wrong, I love my kids and I LOVED the baby years. But the truth was it sucked the life out of me more than I ever could imagine. I lost a lot of my motivation and passion along the way.

Once I was out of that situation, as well as settled on my own with the kids in school, I was able to start to shift my energy and focus. It was time to balance life back out again.

What happens when you end up ‘stuck in the mud’ or ‘survival mode’ is your nervous system ends up stuck too. You can swing too far out of balance and end up in an unhealthy parasympathetic mode. In this case, you may find it harder to shift out of and become motivated.

Let's talk about how your body...

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This Is How To Keep Your 'Zen' In The Face Of Chaos

mindset personal growth Nov 14, 2018

If you take anything away from what I’ve written up to this point I hope it’s that you will believe in yourself. All the struggles and hardships you are going through (or have) will all be worth it. They all can teach you lessons to help you grow. Be thankful for these struggles, for you will never know the true meaning of strength and determination without them.

One thing I learned about myself as I went through my divorce was that I was not very in control of my own emotions. I felt emotional turmoil and volatility like that of a tornado or storm at sea. I did not like that feeling whatsoever and wondered if I would ever embody the whole ‘keep calm and carry on’ vibe. Instead I’d felt like I had been through war, with no respite only to be thrust into yet another war.

Over the years as I’ve coached and supported other women through nutritional therapy and my mind-body coaching program, one of the biggest results they’ve shared is their...

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Unlock The Courage To Embrace Your Full Inner Strength

mindest personal growth Nov 13, 2018

In my last post; 'How to breakthrough limiting beliefs so you can heal', I shared about the role of personal responsibility in healing your body, mind, soul and spirit.

Today, I want to talk about  finding the courage to see and embrace your full inner strength.

I can still remember the first time I went to see a therapist. It was September of 2009 and the only reason I went was thanks to the loving prodding of a couple friends.

I didn't grow up in a home where therapy was something that was embraced. We grew up believing everything we needed for life was through our church leaders (maybe that's a story for another day). Suffice it to say it was a very big step for me and incredibly uncomfortable, but I knew it was necessary.

As I sat on my therapists couch in her incredibly cozy 'office', she asked me what had been going on in my life that led me to come see her. After I shared, she asked me some clarifying questions.

I told her my life story in summary (rather point blank at...

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You Need To Know How To Breakthrough Limiting Beliefs So You Can Heal

mindset personal growth Nov 12, 2018

After the summer of 2009, I was ALL IN for my health and creating a whole new life for myself and my kids. I was ready to not only make the radical sweeping changes once but to have them stick for good. There was no going back for me. However, along the way I hit bumps and obstacles that caused me to feel restricted and blocked.

I used to be able to blame my not-so-cooperative ex and my exhaustion from the kids on why I couldn't seem to make progress or implement lasting change. But with him out of the way, that external barrier was no longer a problem.

Even with little money at the time, there were still plenty of things I knew I could do that did not require money to support my health. Like exercise, create a sleep routine, self-care and more. Additionally there were plenty of things I could do even in spite of time. Busyness was not really an excuse or limiting belief that impacted me in those years. However, learning to recognize my healing was my own damn responsibility was a...

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How to Get In Tune with What You Need To THRIVE

mindset personal growth Nov 11, 2018

I spent most of my life NOT paying attention to my health, at least not in a proactive way. What my health (life) crisis taught me was to pay attention, sooner than later, to the warning signs my body shows me. And my friends, I'm here to help you learn how to get in tune with what your body needs to THRIVE, not just barely survive.

I had clearly over-extended myself by the time that summer rolled around where I was ready to move on with my life. I wasn't paying full attention to all the minor health concerns I had over the years that unfortunately built up and became much more intense.

In part, I ignored the warnings my body showed because too many other things stood in my way. I did not know how to create boundaries in my life for my own well being. I never learned to speak up for my needs in a healthy way. I put myself last over all the million other things life threw in my path, and my health suffered greatly for it.

I've now made it my life mission to get in tune with what I...

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How To Stop Wasting Your Energy On The Wrong Things

mindset personal growth Nov 10, 2018

Let's be honest with each other for a minute. I'll go first, I've wasted a lot of my energy focused on the wrong things. Things that did not help me reclaim my health, things that did not serve my highest good in life. One of the biggest reasons my health tanked was that I did not know how to spend my precious little energy wisely.

I don't know about you, but I came to adulthood without much vision for what I wanted in life. And in retrospect, it was hard for me to see progress in life because I had no clue what I really wanted. In part, I didn't have the self-confidence or self-worth to believe in myself and trust my intuition.

And as my health & life crashed down, in the summer of 2009, I learned a lot of valuable lessons I want to share with you. I learned that physical energy is a result of your beliefs and thoughts too. Your health is influenced not only by your physical body but the spiritual, mental, and emotional part of you too. 

Your health is dependent on all...

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