Funky Freedom

I was in a funk the week before last and I wasn’t sure why….

Then it dawned on me….it was coming up on the anniversary of my grandmothers death.

This is what I remember about that day….

I remember my hubby leaving out of town for the week due to work.  I remember my daughter and I having a latte date at Barnes and Nobles when I saw I had missed a call from my dad.  And I remember giving him a call back when I got home……and starting a load of laundry while I packed up knowing I was going to travel 4-5 hours that day to be with my dad and help him with all he needed to do.

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My grandmother died on my military service anniversary date.  Why is this important: she was Navy as well…..she and I were kindred spirits in sooo many ways.

Over the last few years I often find myself laughing when I do something because I realize how much like her I am!

I didn’t grow up spending hours and hours talking and baking with her but I always felt amazing love and acceptance from her.  I was able to be me.  I never felt like I had to prove anything to her.  I never got a lecture or a disappointed look about anything.  And if I entered her kitchen when she was cooking (which everyone else was always promptly kicked out) I never was chastised for being in the kitchen.

Now if you understand the prongs and complexity of Hashimotos, there is amazing studies, research, and evidence about how complicated Hashimotos is in how it is linked to our emotions and traumatic events.

My grandmothers death was the 3rd traumatic event my body endured in a 16-18 month period.  And I am able to understand it better today why her death was the tipping point of my thyroid storm.

My grandmother was my ONE SAFE person.

SHE LOVED ME AND ACCEPTED ME FOR ME!!!

I was always safe with her.  I never had to worry about harsh words form her or teasing or anything negative.  I truly don’t have a single negative memory with her.

I believe the little girl inside of me that was still needing to figure out how to heal from other traumas that were not revealing themselves yet…..well that little girl within felt panic…felt lost…..felt the rug pulled out from under her.

That little girl’s security blanket was gone…..so her body didn’t feel safe and went into disarray!

Even as I sit here writing this I feel amazing warmth thinking of her and profound loss because I realized everything I  am writing is so true.  This amazing light-bulb of realization and connecting the dots is profound, illuminating, and freeing!

Have you had an enlightened moment about a trauma in your life?  Have you had a moment to add just one more piece to the puzzle of your health?!  And have you found freedom in these realizations….revelations!?

Sit with this….pray about this…journal about it…..oil up and tap about it!

Today I’m oiling up with Console, Peace, and Cheer as I tap my thanks for having had a safe person in my life and still loving myself through others ways they can be hurtful through their words!

What are you going to oil up with and tap about!?

Many blessings, hugs, and prayers dear beloved ones!

~Kelly 🙂

http://www.mydoterra.com/kellyfrick

{Weight} Stop

I don’t weigh myself!  I shared this fact last week.  So why do I not weigh myself (anymore)!?

The last time I did was in February; and it had been about 6 months before that.  It was the most unloving thing I had done in a long time.  I had felt “bullied” into doing it.  My darling husband didn’t realize his suggestion of me weighing myself for my health journey to track my thyroid health was actually a terrible idea.  He thought it would be helpful if I knew a reference point.  But he didn’t realize how much of a trigger weighing myself is for the dysmorphia.

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I have found freedom and a sort of kinship to two other amazing women who have created a voice to empower other women.  BeautyBeyondBone (blogger) and Maddy Moon (blogger, podcast-er, personal development coach).  They both provide amazing inspiration and hope to women all over within their given gifts and talents.

They have each shared in the past how they know they don’t want to weigh themselves.  They realize how destructive it is for them in their self-love.  I am there.  I have not seen a conventional/traditional doc in so long that I haven’t had to be weighed.   Now I feel empowered and strong enough to know how I would handle the institution if a doc asks me to get on a scale.

I will first ask if it is necessary.  I will be upfront about the dysmorphia and would rather not be weighed.  If they feel it is necessary I will let them know I will only be weighed if I step on it backwards and I don’t want to see the number nor be told the number.

I AM MORE THAN THAT NUMBER!!!

Some may say well then you haven’t overcome!?  Are you really free!?  But this is the thing…..when we KNOW ourselves and we continue to journey on our living in God’s will we learn even more about ourselves.  Because of the fall we all have an area (or two or more) in our life where we struggle, where  we need to be vigilant.  I am free from the pain and burden of dysmorphia because I DO AVOID TRIGGERS.  I am aware of what could be potential triggers and I don’t tempt the line.

Do you struggle with the number you see on the scale?

Stop weighing your value or worth based on the number you see on the scale.  God doesn’t care about that number and neither should you.

Sit with this…..pray about it….journal about it….

Let’s oil up and tap about this!

Using grapefruit essential oil:  diffuse or put on your pressure points or even on your tapping fingers…..however you feel grapefruit is going to be most supportive. This is the oil of honoring your body.

Now start your set up:

Karate chop spot: Even though I feel anxious about my weight (or fill in what it is about the scale or your weight that you feel most emotional about, be as specific as possible), I completely and totally love and accept myself. (3 times)

Let your heart guide you through the sequence tapping words of bringing to surface the emotions of it.

When I have checked in after 5 rounds, whenever I tap, I like to do a round of tapping thanking God.  So I may end with something like, “Thank you Lord for how beautifully wonderfully made I am!”

Many blessings, prayers, and hugs dear beloved ones!

~Kelly 🙂

PS…..if you would like to gain in confidence about tapping, learning about oils, and creating an amazing self-love wellness plan I would love to provide a free 30 minute consult with you!  Call, text, email, message me!  CONNECT WITH ME! 🙂

http://www.mydoterra.com/kellyfrick

 

 

Tap away your Triggers

I’ve been tapping with Essential Oils for about 6 months now!

I probably have been doing this even longer than I realize.  You too have been in away probably been tapping without even realizing!  How often do you hold your temples when you feel pressure in your head?  Press your fingers to your upper lip?  put your hand on your collar bone?  Do you ever feel yourself pressing those places and feeling relief or trying to find relief?

There are many ways to practice and experience EFT (tapping for short).  There is a sequence but there is also short cuts when in the moment and not having the time for a full sequence.  Furthermore, tapping doesn’t have to be just about a negative emotion needing to be released.  It can also be about appreciation and thankfulness.  It can be part of prayer.

To learn more about EFT and the science behind it check out the Tapping Solutions site.  It’s a very informative site.  And full of great info, especially for beginners.

There can be so many sources out there that practice and teach others about EFT.  For me making sure I have a Christian perspective was very important.   When we start dealing with energy work and healing it is important that the person I am learning from and getting info from is Christ centered.

How does Essential Oils fit into this picture!?

Essential oils are supportive with physical issues and very effective for emotional problems as well.  Essential Oils are energy….we are energy!   There is plenty of evidence and backing to help us understand that Essential Oils do provide emotional release and support in healing.

So if Essential Oils can help us release emotions locked up inside of us and tapping releases emotions locked up inside of us via the meridian points…..then why wouldn’t we combine the two together!

Here is a basic understanding about how to combine the two together.

Once you have acknowledged the emotion you are struggling with rate your discontent, your angst with this emotion.  Pick the oil that is going to address that emotion.  You can diffuse that oil while you tap or put the oil on the tapping points or at the very least on your finger tips that you will be tapping with.

Now you are going to focus on what this emotion is.  This doesn’t mean you stew on it, it means you are going to bring it to the conscience, acknowledge that it is there rather than stuffing it down.

Then you do your set up statement.  It can be as simple as, “Even though I feel (fill in blank), I completely and totally love and accept myself.”  This is said 3 times while tapping on the karate chop point.  Now you are ready to start doing the sequence through all the points (The Tapping Solution has a fabulous 2 minute video about the points).  By the time you have done 5 rounds you need to assess if your emotion has decreased, if you feel energy having opened up and flowing better.  Some signs that things are shifting is if you find yourself yawning a lot, if you actually feel emotions welling up and crying, your body starts to relax, and so many other ways.  Tapping is a chance for you to really check in with yourself and start noticing all these little ways your body tries to talk to you!

Don’t have any emotions to clear out?  Or don’t think you do?!  Then just began each day with:  Thank you, thank you, thank you Lord for another beautiful day!  Thank you for creating me to be wonderfully beautifully made!

What are your thoughts about EFT?  Do you think it is something you would be open to for your healing and thriving!?  Sit with this….pray about this….tap about it :)….journal about it….share your thoughts with me!

Many blessings and hugs dear beloved ones!

~Kelly 🙂

http://www.mydoterra.com/kellyfrick

Terrific {Triggers}

I was reading an email the other week from Dr. Isabelle Wentz.  She was sharing about her healing journey.  It use to be difficult for her to look at pictures of herself being too thin while she was getting to the root cause of her Hoshimoto’s.

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It was interesting for me because for the longest time the opposite was true for me.  My thyroid storm didn’t just trigger my genes for the Hashimoto’s it became a trigger for my dysmorphia.  Something I had worked really hard to put into its own “remission”.   It was brought back into full force.

It had taken me years to finally not believe the lies the enemy was whispering in my ear about me not being beautiful and worthy, of not being skinny enough, not strong enough, not muscular enough.  He played on my wounds and shame from being sexually victimized a large part of my childhood into my early adult years.

I thought I had broken free from the lies but then when my thyroid storm took place and my body dropped down to 97 pounds I couldn’t be happier,or so I thought.  I had to get really honest with myself when I was first on my true healing journey.  I was able to remember when I was 97 pounds thinking “ooo maybe I can get to 95….maybe 90.”  What the heck?!

So when I went to my friend, a nutrition coach to help me figure out why I couldn’t sleep, why I was so tired, why some days I was sleeping 12-14 hours, why I was putting on weight, and why I felt crazy.  I knew I wasn’t really wanting to solve the problem of all the symptoms.  I just wanted to be 97 pounds again.

I remember early in my healing from Hashimoto’s journey, I would get so frustrated and think, “Well hell if I  am going to have symptoms I would would rather feel like crap at 97 pounds versus feeling like crap at 117 or 125 pounds.”

I actually don’t know what my weight is today and that is a story I will save for next week :)….

I have clarity now when I see my healthy vibrant body.  I see what it has gone through.  And how much it has healed: mind, body, soul, spirit.  My body deserves my love and respect.

I have been reading an amazing book: “You’re Not Crazy And You’re Not Alone: Losing the Victim, Finding Your Sense of Humor, and Learning to Love Yourself Through Hashimoto’s”, by Stacey Robbins.  A quote that really resonates with me today is:  “I care more about my adrenals now than the size of my thighs!”

That is so true.

Do I still get triggers!?  Absolutely.  The enemy doesn’t rest.  He desires for me to turn away from God and how better to try to do that than to take my past traumas, twist it into a mental disconnect, twist it with a thyroid condition, and try to convince me that I am not beautiful just as I am.

But now when I have a trigger I stop, renounce the lie and fill myself with the Holy Spirits strength.  I find the Essential Oil that relates to the emotions I am feeling and I then practice EFT, tapping.  I tap it away!

I give thanks to God for all these amazing gifts He has provide for me, for all of us, to help us learn how to continually battle the enemy.

Now, when I see a woman with legs that I may find myself coveting (whether super thin or beautifully thick and chiseled) I stop and bless her.  Then renounce, oil up, and tap.

On Saturday I’ll share a self care routine of oils and tapping.  How to help support yourself through triggers.  Until then reflect on what are your triggers?

How can you support yourself to not give into the lies?  Sit with it….pray about it….journal about it…..share with me about it!

Many blessings and hugs always dear beloved ones!

Kelly 🙂

http://www.mydoterra.com/kellyfrick

PS…..Are you open to learning more about healing and support through dysmorphia and or Hashimoto’s or just learning how to love yourself better!?  I would absolutely love to hear from you!

Message me through Facebook or email me at kellyfrickconnect@gmail.com.

Self-Care {Sensational Surprises}

This last week I had to give myself some AMAZING grace and space of not putting any pressure on myself to blog.  The desire was there…..ideas….thoughts….swirled in my head….in my heart.

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BUT….I needed to not force it to happen….I had to be present in all that I was doing….all that was essential for the week:

  • Connecting Darling Daughter to her new CC (Classical Conversations) group.
  • Starting our lessons back up.
  • Daughters Lit. Book Club.
  • Daughters fellowship night.
  • My parenting/teaching equipping workshop.
  • Creating a rhythm and norm to our schedule.
  • And the biggest….SLEEP!!!

AND….I have no idea if and when I am going to be able to get back into a routine with blogging.  I loved being able to be consistent with Wednesday and Saturday.  It had a beautiful rhythm for me.  And I am sure it will once again but for now I need to write when I can!  Especially as I develop some amazing projects and programs for my coaching practice with the focus of Essential Oils.

So with that being said….I MUST share with you some AMAZING things going on this week with ESSENTIAL OILS!!!  doTERRA is having a BOGO week.  I absolutely LOVE BOGO weeks……they are crazy…..but exhilarating!

Why?

Because each day is different.  I have NO IDEA what the featured oil is going to be as well as the FREE oil.   It gives me the chance to read more about the two oils….and learn even more about these oils.  Especially how I may be able to use that oil in a different way.  ESPECIALLY since I have been learning how to use and share ways to use our oils in an even more profound way….through acupressure points and tapping points.  I love connecting these beautiful gifts of essential oils with my self-care/transformation/wellness coaching.

I promise I WILL BE writing more about that soon.

But til then you all have an amazing rest of your Sunday!  Don’t forget to check out my FACEBOOK PAGE and FACEBOOK GROUP.  I will be posting about these BOGO oils each day.  I look forward to connecting with you there…..AND HERE!!!

Tonight take a moment to reflect on WHAT are your SELF-CARE and WELLNESS goals?  Are you ready to take your SELF-LOVE to the next level!?

Sit with this…..pray about this….journal about this…..contact and connect with me!  I am ready to HEAR YOUR STORY…..to help you map out your self-care and wellness through the support of Essential Oils!

Many blessings my dear followers…family….friends…

~Kelly Frick 🙂

http://www.mydoterra.com/kellyfrick

 

Wonder Woman {Warrior Woman}

I have written for years about being a warrior woman.  How wonderfully, beautifully made we are.

If you want to feel an amazing surge of feeling like the warrior woman you ARE…and if you need to believe it….then I strongly urge you to go see WONDER WOMAN.

I don’t pay much attention to what is going on in the theaters or even the news.  I believe firmly in connecting with what I’m passionate about and not wasting my time in trying to keep up with who’s who and who’s done what.  It’s just not me…and if I’m suppose to know something…well that’s what I have amazing friends and family members for,  who are passionate about that stuff to keep me informed.

So back to WONDER WOMAN!

I heard about this movie through a pod-caster I have been following for many years:  Sean Croxton.  Side note: if you haven’t heard of him or have not started following him…you have no idea what you are missing!

When He said how blown away with this movie he was, it had me take pause.  Now I’ve never been a comic book/movie junkie, but my hubby is a super heroes type of movie junkie.  I have learned to truly appreciate the value and messages that can be gleaned from some of the superheros like Superman, Batman, X-men…etc.

As a family we went to Wonder Woman as our afternoon outing on Monday.  In the midst of all our moving, unpacking, and getting settled we set a goal to stop working each day by 3pm and do something fun and relaxing.  So Monday darling daughter suggested we go to a movie.  She initially wanted to go to a movie that was a sequel to another movie that I wasn’t too impressed with but then she suggested Wonder Woman!  I was all in!

AND I WAS NOT DISAPPOINTED!

Okay, I’m going to try to not do any spoilers….but no promises!

Over all take home:  LOVE is our GREATEST weapon AGAINST evil and destruction!

This had me thinking:  What would be Wonder Woman’s GO TO OIL!?

Here is a woman who from the moment she was young enough to watch the other “Amazon” women train for battle, she wanted to be in the middle of the training as well.

She was determined. She was stubborn.  She was not afraid to speak her mind, speak up against wrongs and injustices.  And not only speak up about it but take action.  She had amazing grit to not let anything get in her way.

She was able to see past her limiting beliefs and find her true calling…..true destiny….TRUE SELF!

AND…she was able to see she had a purpose bigger than herself!

It was set with the premise of Greek Mythology  not with One True God but the many god’s of Zeus….etc.  I saw her great battle as comparable to Saint Micheal versus Lucifer.  She KNEW it was about more than her.  And that there was something bigger to serve: LOVE!   And isn’t GOD LOVE!

So what what Essential oil would Diana – Wonder Woman – have used as her warrior oil!?

Good question!  I’m going to ponder and mull that one over for awhile.  I have some ideas.  Especially after having experienced such an exhilaration from the movie.  It left me fired up.  Made a new!

This movie reminded me how I TOO am a WONDER WOMAN:  A Wonderful Warrior Woman.  And I am going to conquer all through His amazing Love for others….one drop at a time!!!

What has created a fire within you to CONQUER adversity with LOVE?!  Think about this….sit with it….pray about it….journal about it…..and share below about it!

Many blessings dear followers…friends…family….

~Kelly 🙂

http://www.mydoterra.com/kellyfrick

Stay {Still}

We are here!

We are in Georgetown!

I look forward to SHARING soooo much with you soon as I explore….as I connect with ALL the amazing little nuances of this town!

But today….

I will guide the movers where I need what, in which room.

I will breathe in my new home!

I will pray over my new home!

I will sit and stay still in my new home!

Do you need to stop and sit still with change in your life!?  To take it all in?  To appreciate all it has to offer you!?

Sit with this…pray about this…journal about this….and connect/share with me about this!

Many hugs and blessings dear followers…family…friends…

~Kelly 🙂

http://www.mydoterra.com/kellyfrick

Flashbacks {Memories}

Yesterday movers came in to load up our house.

Today we go through it one more time to clean to get on the road.

It had me thinking how as we transition we are also being transformed into the next stage of our life!  Each adventure we have is like an onion….a layer of living our life.

Which has me reflecting fondly in how much I have grown through this blog.  How much it has helped me heal from so many layers of pain, trauma, and wounds.  I have no idea how many lives I have touched or have helped with their journey of living an amazingly thriving life but I do know by being a voice for all of you it HAS TRANSFORMED ME!

Have you set out to do something for others and it has done something for you?  What layer of your onion has been the most healing!?

Sit with this….pray about it….journal about it…..share/connect with me about it!

Many hugs and prayers dear followers…family…friends…

~Kelly 🙂

http://www.mydoterra.com/kellyfrick

 

Family {Focus}

I haven’t seen my parents since Christmas.  I will have the joy of having them come visit with us for the night.  They will join us for Mass tomorrow.  We will enjoy some amazing last memories in this amazing Amarillo home.  This home that has held gatherings, sleep overs, and fellowship of family and friends for over 10 years!

This is what we were made for: CommunityCOMMUNION!

I will take in today with great focus, with great care, with great love!  

Have you ever thought about TIME and FAMILY!?

We can buy so many things….we can earn so many things….we can increase so many things…..BUT TIME IS NOT ONE OF THEM!

We get only 24 hours in a day.  We can’t buy more, earn more, gain more.

Time is the one area in our life we MUST be mindful.

So the question is do we waste our time or use it wisely!?

How much time do you spend on social media versus time face to face with a friend or family?

How much sleep do you give yourself versus getting “one more thing” done?

How much time do you spend in front of the computer or TV versus playing games or going for walks with your kiddos?

Sit with this….pray about it…journal about it….share/connect with me about it!

Many hugs and blessings my dear followers…family…friends…

~Kelly 🙂

http://www.mydoterra.com/kellyfrick

 

 

 

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