I’m pursuing simplicity!

As I’ve entered into this season of change…..this quote from St. Teresa of Avila brings me even more comfort.

This is in anything we are doing…

Wanting to dial in our health?

Grow closer to God and we will discover the simple solutions.

Wanting to grow in business?

Grow closer to God walk away from stuff that distracts us from the big picture of heaven and pulls us away from Him; then we will discover how simple the solutions will start presenting themselves.

Want to grow in faith?

Definitely spend more time with Him and we will discover the narrow path is truly simpler and less messy.

This had me thinking how I’ve always had a pretty good relationship with God. This is not a brag. This is a “just is” fact.

But over the last year I’ve been learning how in any relationship we do need to continue to work on it because it can get stale. We can take the other person for granted.

When my dad died at the end of December I never once felt like God abandoned me.

And as I’ve been digging into life decisions and challenges I’ve known He is right there beside me.

Buuut…..

I wasn’t aiming as high or intense in my relationship with Him as I could be…. as I wanted to be.

I was allowing the distractions of the world junk….business….and even my dad to keep my relationship with God the same rather than digging in deeper.

What is amazing about our awesome God is that He waits patiently for us and gives us opportunities or permits situations to gently and lovingly remind us we need to keep pursuing Him because that is where true happiness and peace is at.

So today I’m reminding myself that I was getting lazy in pursuing Him. I was pursuing things of this world that in the big picture of my soul aren’t going to serve me. And the fact that I’m pursuing Him and listening to His voice not others voices I WILL get answers about health, about business, about being that intentional disciple and leading others to Him.

These are just my Sunday thoughts and reflections.

Many blessings and hugs always,

Kelly 😘

St. Hildegard

Yesterday….SEPTEMBER 17….was the feast day of St. Hildegard….

If you’re not Catholic this means absolutely nothing to you…lol…and that’s okay!

For us Catholics we look to Saints as examples of living out our faith to draw nearer to God, Christ, and the Holy Spirit.

They are kind of like a mentor or a hero we can go to for encouragement and guidance.

There are Saints for every passion, every gift, every challenge. So we can learn from them for anything specific.

So back to St. Hildegard….

She was a mystic…an artist….a writer…the first holistic health healer/practitioner…..an activist…a music composer….

She mentored to important leaders of her time…to bishops and more….

She understood the beauty of our sexuality and taught on it….

And her holistic health of teaching about plants, animals, herbs, nature, stones…..all of that was to help us understand the connection of our physical and emotional health….And even how our sins effect our health. Not in a judgment way but a matter of fact way.

She was truly a woman before her time….born about 1098…..they aren’t entirely sure her exact birthday.

But….her teachings get distorted and hijacked by non-Christians…..or get misunderstood by other believers.

I relate to her in so many ways because of her array of gifts…and how she didn’t just focus on her writing or her art…..

She let God lead her…..

I can only imagine what it might have been in her mind writing and teaching about herbs in the morning….

And maybe mentoring a leader in the afternoon….

Or teaching about sexuality one day…..and having visions to be put into art the next…..

I think I relate to her because I too don’t feel called to just pigeon hole myself to one thing…..but instead say “Lord how do you want to use me today? Which of my gifts and talents are going to bring the most glory to you this day? This week? This season?….is it a combo or just one of them?…..what ever it is….your will be done!”

What season are you in with your gifts and talents?! Are you feeling called to use one of them or multiple of them at once?!

Weary Wednesday: Yellow Star comparison…

What is the difference between a Yellow Star and a Vaccine Passport? 82 years

This last 18 months has me weeping….kicking…screaming….and retreating….all in the same moments and breath!

I don’t even know where to began….

Every time I read something or watch something or even pray I feel compelled to want to write about it…..and then there are soooo many thoughts that I don’t know where to begin that I don’t write…

I find myself feeling like Jekyll and Hyde…..meaning….do I share about the horrific unscientific health inaccuracies going on….or do I share about the obvious spiritual warfare going on….

Why do we as a society….as a world…as people not see the parallels to the holocaust?

Why do we as thinking people not see that if we teach and talk about the data that causes SIDS is similar to wearing a mask?

Why do we as people of God are so willing to believe and trust government even when it doesn’t make sense and it has us walk in fear?

Why are we willing to put something in our body that has not truly gone through the test and trials of true science?

Why are we willing from a faithful Christian point of view be willing to overlook the moral ramifications of how that substance was derived?

I just don’t understand the world we are currently living in. And maybe that is why I don’t know which direction to even write.

I do know I find myself pulling more away from trying to pursue business endeavors and pursue nourishing my soul.

Making sure I am super sharp with my focus on Heaven and how to pursue it. How do I make sure I am truly putting God first.

That I am loving Him and following the path He has called me to. That I am using my gifts and talents to bring others to Him and not for my pocketbook.

These are the ponders of a warrior woman on this later weary Wednesday evening!

many blessings always and prayers always,

Kelly 😉

Prayer & Action with Saints John & Joan

“Never give up prayer, and should you find dryness and difficulty, persevere in it for this very reason. God often desires to see what love your soul has, and love is not tried by ease and satisfaction.”


— St. John of the Cross

This quote struck me as I reflect on how often do we want a quick fix in life?

A quick fix with our eating habits?

A quick fix with our exercise habits?

We don’t want anything in life to be difficult. We have instant shopping options.

Heck even I want the insanity of the last 18 months to go away!!!

But that is not how this amazing life works.

Here is something I often ponder on…in most situations we are the cause of a problem or an issue. So if we are the cause we also have the solution or the answer within us. Now some may say it’s not right to say that or fair because a person doesn’t cause a disease to enter their body or for an evil act to happen to them.

So let’s look at the disease part first.

More than likely there were choices we made along the way (nutritional, environment, emotional) that over the course of time built up and when we didn’t address it our body said enough. And now I am going to force you to address it.

This is what happened when I had a thyroid/adrenal storm/crash.

Now on the account of being touched by evil.

This gets touchier because NO ONE ASKS FOR EVIL TO TOUCH THEM.…NOR DOES ANYONE DESERVE EVIL TO TOUCH THEM!

But what in our life, surrounding our life, were we unaware of that possibly attracted it. This includes generational stuff. And there is even some interesting scientific evidence behind this.

And this is where I think personally why GOD is key in our journey’s!

Because if I have the power within me to have a solution…..where did that power come from?

And how can I lean more on HIM to ensure I am seeking His guidance and will in a situation….especially when it comes to healing or overcoming a challenge!

Rather than trying to get to the root cause of say inflammation on my own….why wouldn’t I go to Him for some guidance. Why wouldn’t I sit still and reflect on what choices have I made (nutritionally, emotionally, physically) that could be causing the inflammation and ask HIM to help me have the strength and wisdom to get to the root.

Because this is the biggie of it all…..is we aren’t perfect…..we will continue to “fail” ourselves and beat ourselves up without HIM. But with HIM….He gives us grace so it is easier to then learn how to give our own selves grace. And then the healing and hope can really take place! The ah ha’s to our challenge will “pop” into our head because we are tuned into HIM!

I am so grateful for my relationship with God. It truly is what gets me through the frustrations of what is going on in the world today. It is what gives me hope in my healing journey. And it is what reminds me that I was not made for this world anyways. My true home is heaven and this is just a momentary pitstop!

So if you find yourself struggling with something….reflect on “where is my prayer life at?” has it waned? Is it dry? Am I truly spending time with God or is it just a check off box on your to-do list?

Hugs and blessings aways!

Kelly 🙂

What does it mean to be a Christian?

Oh how my heart breaks at what is going on in the world! It has me reflecting and realizing even more, how my little personal challenges are TRULY NOTHING compared to the TRUE persecutions and TYRANNY in other areas of the world!

Yet I would be naive to think that I am TOTALLY protected here in the United States.

This whole last 18 months has had me thinking more and more about all of this.

I personally don’t stay plugged into the news from a political and world awareness point of view. I have specific friends who keep me up to date on the state of the world.

What I stay plugged into is how things are effecting us spiritually and how much is GOD weeping on what is going on with HIS children.

He made us for so much more than what is going on.

It has had me also reflecting a great about where are my gifts and talents and how can they best be utilized in the world of today.

What are my passions and desires of today.

We all go through seasons.

I think that is part of why this blog is forever changing and flowing.

Heck it started out me writing about books that I was passionate about or having read and wanted to share about them.

Then is actually shifted into writing about how current events effect our Christian walk.

As I started to get back into ministry and other business endeavors I shared about that.

But one thing has always been the same here….me sharing my journey of life in hopes that it will shine light to those around me…..to connect with others!

After all we were made for community….for connecting.

But the first person (after God) that we need to connect with is ourselves.

If we don’t connect with who we are and what are our why, our passions, our gifts, our drive…..then how can we connect with others!?

BUT….too often we think it has to be done separate. And life just doesn’t work that way. We have to be figuring it out at the same time.

For example……I teach often about how to CONNECT WITH & LOVE THE SKIN WE ARE IN…..if I waited to provide workshops or presentations on “loving the skin you are in” until I have fully connected with my skin and truly loved myself 100% of the time…..well I would never get up and present or motivate or inspire anyone on this subject. BECAUSE I am still figuring it out! I am not perfect. And I never will be! Thank you JESUS for that! Why….because that means I get to continue to go to Him to remind me HOW BEAUTIFULLY WONDERFULLY MADE I AM!!!

And that isn’t to hold us back…it is to help us to remember to TAKE EVERYTHING TO HIM!

God didn’t make us because He had to….but because He wanted to!!! HE LOVES US!!! And He wants us to come to Him, bring things to Him, TRUST HIM with everything!

Which then brings me back to the beginning of what does it mean to be Christian?

This is something I have always reflected on. Knowing that, when I encounter someone I could be the “only bible they have ever read”…..thus how well am I truly walking my faith, biblical teaching, and Christ love!?

That includes standing up and saying I AM CHRISTIAN!

I have always reflected on those who are persecuted for their faith. Those who have said YES I AM A CHRISTIAN and have been martyred for it. WOULD I BE STRONG ENOUGH TO DO THAT? We all want to believe we would be, yet are we.

Well as we turned the corner into 2020 and entered into the spring of chaos these very thoughts flashed through my head. Actually if I am super honest the holocaust is what flashed in my head. There was a very select few who I shared this with. Of these there were a couple who thought I might be over thinking it or reading too much into it.

Yet here we are…..18 months later….and I feel it even stronger. I know there is a purification going on. There is so much going on spiritually in this world.

What gives me great strength, courage, and peace is knowing that GOD KNEW when He breathed life into me that I would be alive for this moment in time. That I was meant for this time in history. It was no accident. And it wasn’t so much as to what I can do or be in this time in history BUT HOW IS IT GOING TO BRING ME CLOSER TO HIM!?

So on this day I am going to reflect on how I can best love the skin I am in…..to truly love myself as God calls us to…..and if there was a knock on my door today asking me if I am a Christian how loud will I say YES!?

Hugs and prayers always!

Kelly 🙂

What do you want?

Today isn’t about food…..lol….

Today is about inner growth…reflection!

And maybe for you that inner growth and reflection is about food….about your body?

So even though these questions are something I’ve been really journaling about with my own life journey goals and desires maybe just maybe it can be for you when it comes to food….

What do you want want from food?
What does it look like?
And how will you feel when you make that food choice?

Or with your body…..

What do you want want from your body?
What does that look like?
And how will that feel once you truly love your body…as it is now?!

Blessings and hugs,
Kelly 😘

300 Swings!

I started a 300 kettlebell swings challenge this week!

The goal is to accomplish 300 swings in a workout session within the month. You can break them up as much as you want.

Knowing I was not new to kettlebell swings I can pretty easily do 100 in a workout I decided that from the get go I was going to do 300 right off the bat. And the challenge would be how many breaks would I have to make.

Today I did 5 sets of 60 swings with jumping jacks between.

Let me tell you why I love kettlebells…..

The very top reason for me is I receive very minimal inflammation in the sore days with kettlebells. And the soreness is very little for me…..even when I go heavy…..heavy for me is a 30-35 pound kettlebell. And that very rarely and not for my swings…

Back on track and my point…..when you deal with regular inflammation….and all autoimmune conditions have some degree of inflammation….if you think about it, it’s the body reacting to something…..ie getting inflamed…..

I love working out but I despise hurting…..it use to not be a big deal to me….but the more I learn to honor my body the more I realize that silly motto of “no pain no gain” just isn’t true!

I can gain strength…..
I can gain muscle….
I can gain health…..

WithOUT pain!

But here is the thing ladies just because I love kettlebells doesn’t mean it is for everyone.

Find the exercise and movement that will encourage you to gain strength and confidence and not feel pain!

We are more than our physical body!!!

Something has been perplexing me recently.

The mixed messaging that some influential women and loving the skin we are in!

It is summer time and I get it….influencers….wellness coaches…..and others…..want to encourage women as they share and show pictures of their health goals……but what do our physical changes have really to do with our true health changes?!

I was just sharing the other week in class about how the scale doesn’t tell us if we are having gut issues…..inflammation….brain fog….sleep problems…..

All the same scale tells us is a number! Heck it doesn’t even tell us if we lost much earned muscle mass or gained body fat because we are yo-yo-ing all in hopes to get to a number!!!

And the “new” fit body we share on social media…..all it says to our subconscious is we weren’t good enough before……

And worse it tells others it’s okay to comment on your physical body…..to objectify your…..rather than valuing you for your WHOLE person!!!

Be the change….the influence…..and lift other women up without a physical focus!

Baptized by water….

Water….

So pure….so restoring….so revitalizing!

Our bodies need water to function but our soul and our spirit needs it as well!

Think about it….we are baptized by water…..Jesus walked on water……

It’s forever changing and moving. Sometimes fast….sometimes slow….sometimes still….yet it eventually moves again!

Here is a fun twist on how to ensure you’re taking in your bodies daily dose of water….

Every time you take a drink imagine it washing out all that negative junk you think about yourself. It’s cleansing your thoughts…restoring your mind heart and soul…..

It is detoxing your thoughts and transforming them to remember how beautifully wonderfully made you are!!!

How is that for making sure you take in your daily water!?!

Thoughtful Thursday: Before & After Pictures

I’ve been seeing soooo many before and after pictures recently on social media!

And I know why….it’s summer time and we are obsessed with obtaining that “perfect” body!

But we aren’t connecting with our soul when we do this!

What is the “drug” we are getting from it?
I’m serious!
How is it truly serving us?!

Does it truly reflect our health?!

Does it mean we are sleeping better…
Does it mean our gut is healthy…
Does it mean we have no aches and pains…..
Does it mean we stop bullying ourselves in the mirror…..

NO!

All it says is “look at me PHYSICALLY”…..don’t get to know my mind, my heart, my soul…..just get to know my body……

This then creates your own mental chatter because it pigeon holes you into only being a body…..and you are sooo much more than your body!

Yes we are to honor this temple but ripped abs might not be the way to honor this temple!

Being comfortable in your own skin and loving who you are inside and out is honoring this temple!

So next time you go to post a before and after picture…..anything that is just focusing on your physical appearance…..think, “Does this really reflect my whole health? What benefit am I getting from this?”

Here is to another thoughtful Thursday!
Hugs and blessings always!

Kelly 😘

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