Thriving Thyroid!

There IS SO MUCH information out there about health and nutrition.  Trying to weed out what is right for YOU….your unique being is sometimes daunting….overwhelming…..and you just want to throw up your hands!

But instead of viewing it as an all or nothing sort of deal…..I have found that my nutritional health needs are no different than my spiritual health needs…IT IS A JOURNEY….A PROCESS! 

I have also discovered I am my strongest when I am caring for my needs so I can then help others figure out their needs!

This is why I started started several different Facebook groups.  Each of them cover different topics and needs.  It has been wonderful being able to share with others different ways to grow and develop stronger “muscles” in faith, nutrition, parenting, eating out, thyroid…and more….

Thus today I feature the Facebook group:  THRIVING THYROID!

This is where I share my own journey of thriving with Hoshimoto’s/Hypothyroidism. I share things like the AIP diet….different symptoms a person would not think about that are caused by the thyroid…..how to continue to learn and grow….and so much more.   It’s a place where everyone who is part of the group can ask questions….give input…..support…..and so much more! 

Soooo….if you struggle with a thyroid condition….know someone who does…..or just want to learn more about the importance of the thyroid…..then check out THRIVING THYROID.

Take a moment today to reflect on an area in your life you would like to THRIVE more in.  Pray about it….write about it…..live it!

Many hugs and blessings dear readers…family….friends…

FINDING ME!

I have been pondering the last week about my desires for writing…my desires for blogging…my dreams and passions…

I’ve been really reflecting even more about what creates joy for me….what makes me happy….and owning who I AM!!!

I am a woman who loves to read.
I am a woman who loves to learn.
I am a woman who loves to paint.
I am a woman who loves to write.
I am a woman who loves to spend time with my daughter.
I am a woman who loves and adores her husband.
I am a woman who loves to just be.

My health for the last 9 months has had me really reflecting on all the things I love.  It has also had me reflect on all the things that I don’t necessarily love.

I have realized that somehow I have been slowly losing who I am?!  Kind of like Julia Roberts in “Run away Bride”….she didn’t know what kind of eggs she liked.  She always changed with each man, each friend, she was lost with who she was.

As I have been trying to figure out what is going on with my health: fatigue, unexplained weight gain, extreme moods, can’t sleep, can’t move, and sooooo much more….my health issues have actually helped me FIND ME again.

Somehow over the last 5 years of amazing blessings, challenges, discoveries, growths….I started to please too much and not nurture me….this is not good for me and not a good example to my daughter.

I found a fabulous nutrition coach who is going to help me figure out things and be my advocate with doctors and I feel even with family and friends.

Why family and friends? When a person is trying to nurture and care for themselves, family and friends can be the hardest to please or they can be the most critical, especially if you are trying to figure things out in an unconventional way.

Which brings me to…I found an amazing doctor who even after reading over all my stuff that has been going on for the last 9 months or so….he took one look at me and said he strongly believes I have a thyroid issue.  He said sooo much more but the gist is here was a man who believed me…who is willing to fight with and for me to get to the root of my health so I can feel whole and complete again!

I have learned even through all this I AM ENOUGH.   I will not let my frustrations with self or others sway me to not listen to my gut brain, my inner wisdom, my soul!

There are things about aging that are normal…But I love what Dr. Christiane Northrup says….how if you are feeling so icky….if you have aches, pains, etc….it’s not normal…we should feel alive….it is probably our hormones off…and there are many things we CAN do to help it…correct it….and heal it…

Thus as I am learning to heal…grow…and learn through all of this most recent challenge I have discovered I am going to be even truer to myself….

I will blog…write….when I want to…when it feels right….when it brings joy….not because of a sense of obligation….

I will get on facebook…twitter…pinterest….when I want to….when it feels right….when it’s not taking away from me…or family….not because everyone else does it and I feel peer pressured to do it….

I will not feel guilty that I am not doing enough for my daughter…my family….because what we do works for our family….I will not compare…I do believe I AM ENOUGH!!

Some of the wonderful things I have been learning about my health….is that my spiritual fasting has actually been very healthy for me.  I have allowed others around me to influence me in thinking that it wasn’t so good for me….so the last year or so I wasn’t doing any absolutes.  And here I am finding how it has not only been beneficial for me spiritually but also nutritionally.  But again…no more feeling bullied by others opinions and thoughts…I AM AND WILL DO WHAT IS RIGHT FOR ME!

Women….the more you love, nurture, and care for you….the more you are able to love, nurture, and care for others!

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