Leaping Lymph Nodes :)

I have learned to embark on my health with a very open-minded approach…..and definitely digging into what could be the root causes or current issues that are affecting my thyroid health, particulary with having hashimotos…..but my overall health in general.

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One of the things I have really discovered is how much my Lymph system effects so many things.

This week I addressed this super-important system with my private coaching group.  We addressed how this sluggishness can be caused by physical junk but it can also be caused by emotional.

My challenge for you today is: what is slowing your lymph system down? Is it physical, environmental or emotional?  Or a combination of it all!

Sit…pray…tap….and oil up as you reflect upon it!

As always….you are in my thoughts and prayers,

Kelly 🙂

PS…enjoy the video below!

PPS….are you ready to start your healing journey?

 

Is it Self-Care Time?

Who likes chores?

None of us right…..lol!

But my favorite chore is when I have to pick up after having given an AromaTouch to a client.

Because it means they set aside 30-45 minutes of self care time!

When was the last time you put aside self care time?!

Vexed with Fears

I use to be vexed by fear of disappointing others in sooo many ways.

My fear was intense.  I would sacrifice my own happiness, my own dreams, my own boundaries.

I didn’t understand the power and freedom of a simple yet mighty word: NO!

I will admit, I  was tempted to fall back into that fear this week.

I had lots of connections scheduled, lots of people I wanted to serve and support.  But my body had other plans.

When I woke earlier this week, I felt like I was hit by a sledgehammer.  This not only left me feeling weak but had me running to the bathroom. So the first thing I had to say NO to was my weekly Facebook Lives.  I do 3 of them all on Tuesday in different spaces for different groups: public, coaching, and team.  

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I thought, “That’s okay I can reschedule them for later this week.”

The next day I woke up feverish, clammy, dizzy, and oooo soo exhausted.  That’s okay….I rested….oiled up….did a detox bath…..everything….convinced I could BEAT this crap out of me….lol!

Then the next night I coughed through the night, my head swimming with thick junk and I woke like I had not slept….well in reality I had not.  I also didn’t have a voice and my cough was getting barky!

So….I realized… I really needed to reschedule and rearrange my schedule.  After all, how could I do any consult calls with no voice? And then realized I also couldn’t participate in an event I had been invited to be part of over a month ago!

I couldn’t go because really who wants a person serving mock-tails to you, talking about self-care and wellness when they look…..not well….and obviously should be practicing self-care herself.  Let’s not forget the barking cough….now that’s a crowd pleaser!

Now thankfully my tools of oils and holistic remedies are able to fast track my mending…but I still need to give it time.  It is not going to be overnight.  

It still requires me to say NO to worrying about disappointing others.

No to the possibility of a missed opportunity.

No to the mental chatter.

All those NO’S  so I can be free to say:

  • Yes to self-care.
  • Yes to the healing process.
  • Yes to my support tools to do their job to help me mend.

Now here is the conundrum…..lol…. I of the past would cancel or say NO to stuff out of fear of feeling like I wasn’t good enough, a fraud, or of rejection.

My fears of disappointing and rejection were so inner woven I was a mess who NEVER truly reflected on what was a healthy no and a healthy yes.

BUT…..my beautiful thyroid and adrenals….ie my body…..finally did the speaking for me.  My body spoke while my spirit was being ignored. It spoke when my emotions weren’t being listened to.  It spoke when my mind was being told to not think, not be, just do. It spoke so my soul would HAVE TO LISTEN.  

So now when I do come down with something even if I know the primary cause is an environmental issue, I reflect on what physically, emotionally, mentally, spiritually was in disarray that was maybe not as strong as they could’ve been …..that my body said wait pause lets clear some stuff out!

So many of us want to muscle through a physical ailment.  We take a ton of meds that really aren’t going to help us in the long run and truly mask stuff.  

Instead of muscling through it what if you paused to ask yourself:  

Self, what are you trying to tell me?  Where is my disconnect, my imbalance?

What am I ignoring that you’re trying to ask me to pay attention to?  

When we do this we break free from the fears of disappointing others or fear of being rejected.

We have the freedom to say no to something that’s not going to serve the greater good of our self-care and our community.  Sometimes that NO is a “just not right now”…or a “rearranging of schedule to say yes later”…..and sometimes it is a permanent NO…..and if that’s the case….that’s okay!

Cause when we have freedom from fears…..we see the amazing power of NO because for every NO we have to say…..we are leaving space to say YES to something else!

As always….pray….journal…tap….and oil up!

My hugs and prayers,

Kelly 😉

 

PS….here is what I have been doing to get on the mend….but first, let me share that what I have been doing may not work for you.  We are all bio-unique. Plus I like to work with what I have on hand. There are many other of our oils and supplements that can help, and I actually seem to do something different every time.  Yet it seems to be exactly what I am needing at the time. So by trusting my gut and staying in tune to the mind-body connection I am able to heal faster and fuller!

WHAT I HAVE DONE THIS WEEK:

  • Epson Salt baths to detox the body faster….they do exhaust me but it helps flush the toxins out faster.  I have been using AromaTouch oil as my primary oil for these baths…..but a fun hack I have to make sure no oil bottle has a wasted drop is, I keep empty bottles of the oils I know I would use for a bath and then when I take a bath I take the lids and orifice off the bottle and let them soak in the water with me…..thus getting all final drops into the bath with me!

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  • Every day about 2-3 times a day I have been taking the bone complex, which has D, C, Magnesium and more; mito2max to make up for the low energy, and the LLV (lifelong vitality) to support and encourage healing in the body.  I have increased my usual dose. Basically, I take 2 of each about every 4 hours when I start feeling the wane of energy and vitality.

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  • I have been sipping on a tea concoction of lemon, onguard, oregano, and bergamot ALL day.  This has really helped with killing off anything that is going on inside, clearing up the mucus, and keeping me lifted.  It has really helped with the sore throat as well.

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  • This one is fun….lol…..I have been also drinking lemon honey garlic water……and eating garlic cloves.  This is a favorite for my family….lol. But it really helps sooth the throat when it is feeling on fire so much and to restore my speaking voice a little bit during the day.  I always know when I am not needing garlic though or if I have too much because I will get nauseous pretty quickly from it. Since it is a FODMAP I have to be careful. I also don’t take garlic past 1pm because it warms my body and system too much that it makes sleep too difficult for me.

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  • Which brings me to my night time…..I’ve been doubling up on the DDR Prime and Serenity softgels.  Diffusing breath and Serenity….as well as putting serenity and breathe on my feet, my chest, and across the bridge of my nose.

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  • Speaking of nose…..it is sooo raw from blowing it so much!!!!  I am so grateful for the Yarrow|Pom. Every time I have to blow my nose I rub this oil on my nose and lips.  It’s soothing and repairing. And it has been saving my face from looking like it is so chapped and raw that a person would just want to cringe looking at my face!

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I hope these tips are helpful for the next time you find yourself feeling under the weather.  

 

40 Days to Freedom

If you have hung out with me here for any amount of time you know I am a huge advocate of all types of fasts: Spiritual, Nutritional, Absolute, Intermitent….etc.

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For me it does not matter what type of fast I go into it is always taken into prayer…..and sometimes it is actually given to me through prayer and then me re-taking it into prayer so I can hear clearly what I am supposed to be doing.

But one of the biggies I usually do with a fast is I usually do not share with many people;  usually only 1 or 2 are brought into it.  And that is because it was spoken into me shortly after my huge transformation with fasting in the beginning.  God pressed it into my heart that all fasts forward were to remain private unless told otherwise.

Well here I am years later Him telling me loud and clear…..this one is too big for you….you need to be united with others….lots of others.

Why?

Because there is a HUGE DISCONNECT with who we are as people and in our healing.

There are sooo many hurting people turning to sooo many different types of addictions (drugs, alcohol, pornography, food, shopping, apathy, body…etc).   And why?  To avoid the work of healing.  And why?  Because healing is hard work!

Healing means you have to be willing to go THROUGH the pain….not around it.

Healing means you have to open your eyes to and bring to the front what you have been avoiding.

So on September 2-October 12, I will be entering into a fast that is intentional in praying for people who are struggling with addictions.

I think we probably ALL know someone who is burdened by addiction.  Who has been enslaved by the lies of its soothing denial of the truth.

I can’t do this alone.

So regardless if you enter into a fast or just add extra prayers during those 40 days….are you open to add the intentional prayers for those struggling with addictions?

When we CONNECT our prayers and spirits together we truly CAN move mountains!

Have an amazingly blessed day and labor day weekend!

My hugs and prayers are always with each and every one of you!

blessings,

Kelly 😉

PS…want to learn all about the types of fasts?  Just do a search here on my blog with the keyword ‘fasting” and you’ll come up with ALL the times I have written about fasting and the ways we can approach this powerful spiritual and physical tool!

PPS….check out the updates in the tabs above…..some awesome stuff ;)!!!

 

Hormones: Groan!

When I look at my beautiful daughter I hate that I passed on to her my hormonal imbalances!

But what she has that I didn’t have at her age is so much more understanding of it…and how to overcome and transform her health!

One way our hormones can be imbalanced is being estrogen dominant.

Estrogen dominance can be very common, and despite knowing the signs and symptoms of this condition, you should also know what to do if you are suffering from it.

💧The 10 most common symptoms of estrogen dominance:

Abnormal menstrual periods

Low libido

Fatigue

Bad PMS (breast tenderness/swelling, mood swings, and headaches)

Hair loss

Weight gain (especially hips and abs)

Brain fog

Trouble sleeping

Thyroid dysfunction

Sluggish metabolism

Here are the steps you should follow in order to restore the healthy hormonal balance in the body:

💜Step 1: Eliminate Xenoestrogens

We are constantly being exposed to various chemicals, and one of them is “xenoestrogen,” which can mimic estrogen in the body.

Therefore, in order to avoid these adverse effects, you should avoid the use of the following top offenders:

Plastic Tupperware

Plastic water bottles

BPA cans

Cosmetics, makeup, and toiletries

Tap water

Non-organic dairy, produce

Soy protein isolate

Dryer sheets

Birth control pill

💜Step 2: Elimination (ie: poo 💩)

This step is essential as it will ensure the removal of estrogen, and prevent its re-entrance into the bloodstream in the case of chronic constipation.

Make sure you are having daily bowel movements, and in case you are not:

Drink 2-3L of water daily

Increase the intake of fiber-rich foods

Increase the intake of vegetables with every meal.

💧Add the TerraGreens to ensure extra fruits and veggies!

Consume probiotics:

💧PB Assist

💧PB Assist Jr

💪🏻best taken before bedtime to restore gut.

To promote bowel movements, supplement with magnesium citrate or Triphala

Moreover, in order to help the removal of waste and toxins from the body, you should also:

Exercise or go to a sauna to stimulate sweating

Breathe deeply to support the lungs

Massage your body to support the lymph

Use a dry skin brush to eliminate dead skin cell.

Use your oils with dry brushing!

Oils for lymph drainage support:

💧Purify

💧DDR Prime

💧Slim&Sassy

💜Step 3: Improve Liver Health and Estrogen Detoxification

Estrogen is effectively removed by a well-functioning liver. In the first stage, the liver turns harmful estrogen intro milder, weaker forms of estrogen, and in the second stage, it converts it into a water-soluble form, so you can eliminate it through the stool or urine.

Yet, the liver won’t be able to fulfill its function if the body lacks important nutrients, or it is overburdened with other chemicals, accumulated due to the use of processed foods, drugs, and alcohol.

To support the function of the liver, you should:

Drink lots of filtrated water

Do not drink alcohol

Each a real, whole-foods based diet

Avoid overeating

Eat foods that support liver health, such as kale, dandelion greens, beets, garlic, eggs, dark leafy greens, artichoke, onions, leeks, shallots, broccoli, cabbage, Brussels sprouts, etc.)

Taking supplements that are rich in detoxifying vitamins and minerals is super helpful.

Such as:

💧LLV

💧GX Assist

💧Zendocrine

In order to kick start your metabolism and improve your overall healthy by detoxifying and energizing the body try:

💧Mito2Max

💧DDR Prime

💧cleanse and restore kit/system

Finally center yourself each day!!!

Find 5-10 minutes at least once if not twice a day to truly reflect on your whole health!

Sometimes when our estrogen is out of whack and we’ve done all the physical and nutritional needs then that means we have some mental, emotional, spiritual stuff we need to address.

But we aren’t going to know unless we stop to center ourselves and find some alignment within ourselves!

How are your hormones?!

As always I hope you take a moment to sit….pray….journal….tap….and oil up today!

Hugs and prayers always,

Kelly 💜

“I’m not drinking right now!”

I recently listened to a fabulous podcast from Melissa Hartwig, the co-founder of Whole30.  She was giving an update on her “I’m not drinking right now” experiment.

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So it had me thinking about the times I have done this in the past.  I went for a little over a year, shortly after being diagnosed with Hashimoto’s, with no alcohol.  There were some specific health stuff I needed to heal from and make sure alcohol wasn’t a contributing issue or that it wasn’t going to slow down the healing process.

Now something I have learned over the years of doing different types of fasts, or abstaining, I KNOW that even if I am approaching it with a physical goal there will be spiritual and emotional benefits.  As well as when I am entering into a fast for a spiritual reason I will experience physical and mental health benefits.

I don’t believe in coincidences…..lol…..because I am prepping my private coaching clients for a 30 day Health Habits challenge…..and I was looking at weaving some of the concepts and nuggets of the WHOLE30 into it.  More on the why below….but first why this is NO coincidence.

The Whole30 isn’t just about getting back to real food….it’s also about finding freedom with food….figuring out your relationship and trigger points with food.

So even though I have come a very long way……and I truly live now with FOOD FREEDOM, just as I teach and coach…….I also know that WE CAN ALL USE A RESET from time to time…….to make sure there isn’t any little triggers or negative emotions trying to be buried behind the food or drink choices.

And if at the end of 30 days nothing emotionally comes up…..well I sure didn’t lose anything…..if anything I gained a nice reset to my system that probably needed it!

I’m thinking this is going to help me for sure with my gut health….lol….which really isn’t bad…..but anytime a person deals with Hashimoto’s there is ALWAYS ROOM FOR IMPROVEMENT!

So these are my plans for AUGUST!  I am going to say NO to alot of things….to just reset my brain….my health…..my emotions….make sure they are all in good check…..

How about you?

Do you have any health goals or plans to reset this fall to enter into winter being the best version of yourself?

Sit with this….pray about it…..journal…..tap….and oil up….and always share with me!  I love hearing how you are living your best life ever!

As always lots of hugs and prayers sent your way!

Kelly 😉

PS….Want to join the challenge?  Click this link to learn how! 

PPS…..once you have walked through the steps from the above link :)….I will add you to the private coaching and send you your freebies….including a choice of 2 different books by Melissa Hartwig to support you on this 30 Day Challenge!

Warrior Woman or Fraud

I have to be honest…I sometimes DO NOT FEEL QUALIFIED to help soo many women!

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After all HOW CAN I, who is still always working on LOVING THE SKIN I AM IN….teach and coach other women to LOVE THE SKIN THEIR IN!?

This is the beauty of God’s grace and growth…..the more I coach and teach the more I KNOW THE TRUTH: That I am beautifully wonderfully made!

Just because I have formal education, certifications, etc to qualify me to do what I do…..I firmly believe that BECAUSE I have truly felt and walked in the trenches of not loving the skin I’m in….this gives me more qualifications than any of it….

BUT…..it’s because I continue to do the work….so I can continue to help others do their internal work!

We are always going to be a work in progress….even when we have MASTERED one area of our life…..doesn’t mean we don’t have another area that needs some stones overturned….

But I can say because of Saturday’s workshop I TRULY LOVE THE SKIN I AM IN 100% NOW!

Why?  What shifted?

2 things…

First,  I think sometimes since the world I work in and live in is me constantly serving and supporting women and having to be raw, real, and vulnerable…..that sometimes I forget which part of my journey have I really healed from and which part still needs work.

You might wonder how this is possible…..well being the type of person I am…..I FEEL….I mean I really really feel…..I feel other peoples stuff…..and I also willingly put myself in others shoes so I can truly help them figure out how to get into their own thriving and healing work.

The second huge shift and aha was when one of the participants at the workshop shared her “why”….why she truly 100% of the time loves the skin she is in!  It was so profound and beautiful….that I realized “hmm” I’m done with allowing that 2% lingering and not having me truly fully healed from/with dysmorphia.  I refuse to allow it to even own 2% of my life.  Just because I have certain wires in my brain that need to be reworked doesn’t mean it gets to possess anymore of my energy.  I am done with it!

How about you?

Are you done with not feeling ENOUGH!?

Are you done with believing the the lies?

Are you ready to say: I AM BEAUTIFULLY WONDERFULLY MADE?

Are you ready to say: I AM WORTH IT!

Take a moment to pray…journal….tap….and oil up about it!

And if you are open to share your story…..to share your journey…..to grow in your WHOLE HEALTH…..join me in making a change!

My prayers and hugs always dear one!

Kelly 😉

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TODAY ONLY:

 

 

 

Transformation Trio

14 day challenge

I am so super excited to share and support a beautiful group of ladies starting this Friday!  (To learn more about it….check out this link to the private FB Group….click here)!

The more I do what I do…..the more I feel and experience the amazing power of God.  I see all these amazing women….whether they are coming for the monthly workshop….or participating in a challenge…..or diving deep with coaching and support……I see them desiring to LOVE THE SKIN THEY ARE IN!

And Oh how I can relate to that!

It is a journey I still have to work on……and when I am really raw and honest…there are days I truly feel like a fraud.  After all how can I tell women to love the skin they are in when I have to still work so hard at it myself!  And that’s when I realize…that is exactly what makes me qualified to serve, support and coach these lovely ladies!  Because I have been there, done that, and I still have to work on my relationship with food and my body….the dysmorphia disconnect…..I know not to believe the lies my mind tries to feed my brain…..but I know I have to always work on the heart part!  It just is what it is……and because of that I am able to see YOU….see how beautifully wonderfully made YOU ARE!

But here is the key…..

I am no longer surviving…..I am THRIVING in this walk of life….this walk of WHOLE TRUE health and wellness (not illness)……

I HAVE BEEN TRANSFORMED…..and I TRANSFORM  a little more each day!

Have you TRANSFORMED YOUR MIND? Your relationship with food and body!?

Would love to hear your thoughts…..

Until then….remember to…..

Sit….pray…..journal…..tap…..and oil up!

Hugs and prayers always,

Kelly 😉

Clear the Mental Chatter

I have been wrestling with some internal work…..which is good but man it’s exhausting sometimes…..lol….

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So reminding myself of my pillars of health have been super helpful!

I have always found it interesting that when I am teaching and/or coaching with others……or putting together workshops…..well what ever the topic is seems to be exactly what I am needing at that time as well….I just didn’t realize it…lol….

As I have been diving deeper into prepping for a workshop I am having on the 6th….it’s been bringing up some of the old junk and yuck of my journey with dysmorphia!

Which has me realizing that I MUST continue to do the mental and emotional work…..which means….I MUST be working on my sleep, stress levels, and toxin load…..because those all contribute to my mental chatter: negative or positive.

I also realized that by not coming on here….and sharing with you all I wasn’t helping myself……and I DEFINITELY wasn’t serving, supporting, and loving you the best I could.  Because we all need each other…..we are connected through this great big world….and even if I can’t sit down and physically have a cup of tea with you….doesn’t mean I can’t show up here and have tea with you!

I think sometimes in the big world of blogging, FB, Instagram, and all other sorts of social media we forget to truly show up and connect….the same way we would at tea or a dinner party.

We get caught up in thinking we must have pictures just perfect…..so many hashtags….and all the other chatter…..and we forget just showing up is what is important.  Staying connected is what is important.

So this is me staying connected…..let you know that I have so much to share with you and I promise to quit thinking it all has to be “perfect”…..quit thinking you won’t want to hear this or that…..and to quit comparing what I am doing to what others are doing!

Because I am ME….and no one else can be ME!  And you need ME…..just as I am…..just like I need each of you to be just as you are!

Because WE ARE ENOUGH!

Have an amazingly blessed day.

Hugs and prayers always,

Kelly 😉

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