Be Thy Healer feast to your health

Hippocrates, the father of Western medicine said, “Let your food be your medicine, and your medicine be your food.”

Looking to build healthier habits? But your BUSY right! You want to create a healthier diet and lifestyle for you and your family but Life and scheduling keeps getting in the way. Time is often perceived as the most precious commodity to the average family today. But a shift is rising and many are beginning to recognize that the most prized commodity one truly has is our health! What our lifestyle and environment consists of is either protecting and fighting disease or feeding it and many individuals are seeking to shift their current approach. Remember, you don’t have to change everything all at once. Start with small steps that you can feel good about. In a previous post I discussed the importance of pure water as our major source of hydration. Today I am writing on basic food choices one should try to follow.

  1. Add nutrient-rich foods. Instead of thinking about what not to eat, think about the things you can add to your diet. Strive to incorporate more greens and colorful veggies into your meals. If possible use GMO free and organic when possible.
  2. Eat closer to nature. Concentrate on whole foods in their natural forms, such as fruits and vegetables. If it looks like it did when it grew from the earth, that’s your queue that it’s a healthier choice. I good rule of thumb is also if it’s in a package its been processed, and we want as minimal processing possible in our diet.
  3. Go for whole grains. Instead of reaching for regular pasta or white bread, look for varieties made with 100% whole grain flour. Better yet, fill your belly with whole grains, such as brown rice, quinoa, oats or barley avoiding wheat flour altogether.
  4. Avoid “low-fat” products, instead look for unadulterated whole and better yet organic options.
  5. Reorganize your plate. Think of lean meat and fish caught not farmed as flavor boosters instead of the main event. Put beans, whole grains and veggies in the spotlight, and keep servings of meat and fish(wild caught) at 3 ounces or less (that’s about the size of a deck of playing cards).IMG_9439

Nutrition does not have to be complicated but our current grocery store often seems pretty overwhelming. I great tip is to meal plan lay out your recipes and ingredients needed make a detailed list and do not stray from it. Try to stick to the outer rim of the store or a fantastic option is to avoid the store and its temptations all together. Many grocers now offer an order online and simple pick up option. Jet.com is also fantastic and has free shipping on orders over $35 as well and coupon codes galore! Farmers markets are also a great place to get local produce and get to know your farmer and their farming practices. Plant a garden to alleviate grocery costs get a few chickens if possible. Eating well can be more expensive yes but there are many tips and tricks to keep costs down. Stay tuns for those tips and more.

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I love what I do, Do you?

I love what I do but I often am looked at like I have two heads. I support not only one but TWO multi level marketing companies!!! And why would an individual with a fantastic education and career options choose to do this? For me its simple I see the amazing opportunity and the changing scene of our economy. But most importantly they allow me to further my personal mission of health and holistic wellness education support in such a beautiful way. As well as allowing me to remain at home with my children and continue homeschooling. I find that for most individuals who hold opposition to the industry simply have a lack of education and understanding of the Direct Sales market of today. Holding opinions based on misinformation and closed minds. I seek to bring us all to a place of full enlightenment, breaking down walls of superiority and judgment for that which we do not understand moving towards mutual respect for one another.

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The reality is every business in our modern world has a tiered system. There is an owner or board, a CEO, upper level management, supervisors and staff from service to maintenance. In this system only one person can be at the top and there is not much room or potential for growth available to those below them. Even if we are a traditional business owner, your reach can only really extend within the capital and energy available to you. Your footprint in a specific field and these boundaries limit you and your potential. Why has it become less threatening and more comfortable for so many to support corporations over family and friends? Like somehow these multimillion dollar companies have your best interests at heart? I spend hours carefully considering my customers needs and researching option available to support them.  As well as countless hours personally supporting them on their journey and how to implement the tools and training offered by not only the companies I represent, but my life experiences and my secondary education. Not to mention the immense support within the communities aligned with the companies themselves. When a person is involved in network marketing they are often selling you an opportunity and the product is a sidenote. That has always turned me OFF!!! I have no interest in that! And I’m sure you don’t either. What I AM interested in though is a fantastic product that I would purchase on a regular basis whether or not there was a business opportunity involved. I personally feel very strongly that the direct sales industry is the new family corner store of our generation. Our economy shifted at such a rate that the overhead of maintaining a small family business became very difficult and sadly many were forced to shut down. I believe in the direct sales model because I feel it is putting the power back in the hands of the people; fighting back against a flawed system. I am encouraged by an honest (no they are not all honest – do your research) company choosing to redirect a large marketing budget to support the individuals who believe in their product and would be using, conversing about, and recommending it anyway. In turn the opportunity is given to share in the profits of the company’s growth. A hard-working individual is able to make a living and receive payment for as much or as little work as they choose to put in and the level of income will reflect their level of effort they chose to output. I am very thankful and encouraged by this changing economy. Technology advancements are excelling and with it job security declines. For many that is a very scary reality. But it opens doors to an opportunity for change. I see this as our generation’s push back and beautiful solution with equality for all, combating the flawed systems we grew up within – watching our grandparents retire and go to work at Walmart because there is little to no pension available to them. I have met incredible friends and mentored under some of the most brilliant people I have ever met.  I am so very lucky because I adore my job. It feeds my soul to support others. So many of our lives revolve around our job and the way we make our income. There has to be a better way than the current failing system. The direct sales model differs from a retail system in a few important ways. Those ways are what makes it superior and one of equal opportunity for all involved. I dream of a world were we link arms endless opportunity available for those who are committed and willing to work for it. That social status and western opinions on their education do not limit them. Technology is accelerating at such an incredible rate and job security as a result is declining right along with it! On Monday morning the heart attack rate increases by 35% that is an eye-opening statistic that paints a very clear and sad picture. Yes there are many practical career oriented majors available at various education centers to our children and ourselves. They are offered because we have created a need and appetite for them, not because employers necessarily value them. Many classified ads I see these days simply ask for a degree or certification. They are not even concerned about the area it was obtained in. Because all they are looking for is an intelligent well-rounded individual who is eager to learn and able to be taught. Having a certification helps lend towards the idea that you might fit into that category. Much like diamonds some secondary education programs hold only the value we have artificially placed on them. The fact that one has a degree in publishing, literature, graphic design or video game design does not mean someone is going to hire you in the field . Or provide the level of pay that would be required to both support your life and repay the large loan taken out for the degree. In fact these mentioned areas are more largely based on talent and skills. We can learn incredible skills from our elders and mentors willing to teach and foster us. WE all have unlimited potential within us and sometimes its best discovered and fostered by someone who truly cares for us and really sees it. We all had that “one” teacher. What if you could find that person you are truly feed and inspired by. Work with them and come away from it with a sustainable income? I love mentoring new business minded individuals in discovering their incredible personal potential. Now lets break down some facts about the industry. Direct sales are NOT a pyramid scheme. Pyramid scheme did not have a product! They are illegal and there are large regulating bodies in place to monitor any illegal activity. Within direct sales, a company and business builder can choose to avoid all the overhead involved with marketing and launching a product, hiring the staff, buying or renting space and conducting interviews to try to find a committed motivated passionate staff. In the direct sales model your staff comes to you driven and determined ready to align with you because they believe in what you offer it is a mutual respect that is mutually beneficial. When looking at companies to align with ensure the Product is something you believe in and would use regardless for the business opportunity or not. Investigate the compensation plan and if it is well written and fair and within it income potential is often only limited by the work you are willing to put into it. Did you know that its very simple to out rank and out earn the individual who enrolled and introduced you? Another very common misconception. You will get out of your business what you put into it. It is NOT a get rich quick scheme and if a company is marketed that way they are misrepresenting themselves and probably do not have a good product to share. Out of all the product users I have in the companies I choose to partner and align myself with only a small few are building a business. That is because the products themselves are amazing and offer incredible health and healing benefits creating the ability to stand alone regardless of the business. In 2013 the NFL grossed over 9.5 billion, Music industry 15 billion, Movie 88 billion, Natural Food industry 90 billion the direct sale industry grossed 178 billion in 2013 alone and there has been a steady increase yearly. Out of all of those industries we can’t all be in the NFL,. Movies or Music but we can all align ourselves with a reputable direct sales company and earn an honest sustainable income. For those I work with their income allows them to offset that cost of living holistically and green. One of the biggest challenges in today world is that of finances but is within your power and mine no matter our history to change that. Even Forbes is advising to find a good Multi level marketing company to get involved with to earn a fair, secure sustainable income. In 2016 over 20 million people in North America were involved in direct sales and the industry grossed 36 billion in growth from the previous year it was a 5% growth! That type of increase is rare in the growth is going directly to the people who have alighted with thees companies not a CEO. I feel that we have been taught to accept our current system as superior because it feeds the agenda of the 1%. It keeps the rich, rich and the middle man in the middle. Not only financially but mentally physically and emotionally. Over worked underpaid and under constant pressure. This does not lend itself towards an enviroment ripe for change. Personally I pray for equality in the world and I see this a beautiful opportunity to offer that. I am able to share my experience with those I love and care about. I am able to link arms and support them in their own business, teaching them to fish rather than giving them a one time gift. I have incredible value to offer this world and so do you. Please do not allow misconceptions and pre-judgment to limit your growth as a person and in your chosen career path. The face of our economy is changing and I desire to support everyone in true whole wellness lifestyle success. I am a heath and wellness coach who is rooted in early childhood development. I began my career as a Montessori educator who specializes in early years development. I loved my job and the families I was blessed to work with. But I was so drained by the mindset of a pill for every ill.  I knew that there had to be a better way and I have been searching finding freedom and teaching in it ever since Discovering true release from the conventional systems. I am a warrior woman for sure objective thought, that just because its “how things are done” dose not mean it is right or what going to work for myself or our family. I encourage you to truly consider the facts and thoughts presented here. This is a legitimate respectable career path with equal opportunity.  I would love to hear your thoughts. I truly enjoy engaging with my readers and am not afraid of respectful opposing options in conversation I believe in that space is where true growth can occur.

Love and Many Blessing B ❤ @simplewellnessmomma

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DIY- Oil Face Wash

Here is an amazing little recipe to cleanse your face! This recipe is amazing as you do not need to moisturize afterwards. Your face will be left soft, nourished and refreshed. Enjoy.

Ingredients

Air right container                                                                                                                                 1 part castor oil
1 part coconut oil
1 tbsp raw honey
5 drops each Tea Tree (Melaleuca)                                                                                                      5 drops of Lavender                                                                                                                              5 drops of Frankincense

Directions

Warm the honey to help with blending with the other ingredients.                                         Mix all ingredients together including the essential oils.                                                         Place in an air right container.

Instructions

Wet your face using lukewarm water, Take a quarter size amount of the face wash, rub both hands together and proceed to wash your face and neck. Once you are all done, rinse your face with lukewarm water. You will be left with a well nourished, moisturized and refreshed.


Castor Oil – highly concentrated fatty acids penetrate the skin easily. This helps remove dry patches and restores hydration of the skin.

Coconut Oil  – it is naturally antibacterial and anti-fungal, and is an excellent moisturizer.

Honey – helps lighten skin, and its anti-inflammatory and antibacterial compounds help to decrease the appearances of scars and increase healing and tissue regeneration.

Tea Tree (Melaleuca) – Renowned for its cleansing and rejuvenating effect on the skin.

Lavender – Widely used for its calming and relaxing qualities. Soothes occasional skin irritations. Reduces appearance of skin imperfections.

Frankincense – reduce the appearance of blemishes and to rejuvenate the skin.

 

 

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Drink to your Health

I want to begin sharing on the basic foundations of health. My aim is to support a undersanding and general awarness. You do NOT have to be a professional to have a fantastic grasp on the functionality of your body and how to best support it. I want to empower individulas to full awaness, objective though and taking their power back from a broken medical system that is sadly dissapointing and failing so many of us!IMG_7545 

     Water does you body good! Chronic dehydration is a condition which affects many individuals and they are more or less unaware. It contributes to degenerated disease, shortens life span and negatively impacts general quality of life. Water is essential for the proper mechanical and physiological functioning of everything within our bodies. It is the most common molecule in the human body without it your body cannot function normally. Next to oxygen water is the most essential element for your survival. Most common cause of daytime fatigue is mild dehydration. Water helps your body maintain a HEALTHY WEIGHT. Weight management is one of the top reasons individuals seek support and guidance. But we really do have all the tools we need to manage our general heath and wellness on our own. Adequate water intake is one of those tools. It enables your body to excrete  excess waste through our elimination system. The kidneys and liver use it to help flush your system of unused matter, as do your intestines. Water plays a key role in helping move the food you’ve eaten through your intestinal tract. If we are consuming predominantly beverages that are NOT water we are increasing our bodies work load, and it is forced into tons of unnecessary extra work filtering through the beverage to get to what it actually needs. This is increasing the amount of unnecessary waste and taxing your systems. Without adequate water intake is very difficult for the body to remove unused matter so it is often stored unnecessarily causing various health issues from minor to major. How much water should we be drinking? A few factors come into play when considering how much you should consume. Your activity level, any medications you may be on, if you drink coffee and how much muscle you have. A simple formula is to divide your body weight in half then divide by 8 to find the number of cups per day you should consume. But if that is too much math aim for 3L. Increasing your intake over a few days to gradually get to 3L. 

 

  1. Water generates electrical and magnetic energy inside each and every cell of the body; it provides the power to live.
  2. Water prevents DNA damage and makes its repair mechanisms more efficient – less abnormal DNA is made.
  3. Water greatly increases the efficiency of the immune system in the bone marrow, where the immune system is formed (all its mechanisms) – including its efficiency against cancer.
  4. Water is the main solvent of all foods, vitamins, and minerals. It is used in the breakdown of food into smaller particles and their eventual metabolism and assimilation.
  5. Water increases the efficiency of red blood cells in collecting oxygen in the lungs.
  6. Water clears toxic waste from different parts of the body and takes it to the liver and kidneys for disposal.
  7. Water is the main lubricant in the joint spaces and helps prevent arthritis and back pain.
  8. Water is used in the spinal discs to make them “shock-absorbing water cushions”.
  9. Water is the best lubricating laxative and prevents constipation.
  10. Water prevents clogging of arteries in the heart and brain, and helps reduce the risk of heart attacks and strokes.
  11. Water gives us power and electrical energy for all brain functions, most particularly thinking.
  12. Drink to a healthier you!
  13. Water is directly needed for the efficient manufacture of all neurotransmitters, including serotonin.
  14. Water can help prevent attention deficit disorder in children and adults.
  15. Water restores normal sleep rhythms.
  16. Water makes the skin smoother and decreases the effects of aging.
  17. Water decreases premenstrual pain and hot flashes.
  18. Dehydration prevents sex hormone production – one of the primary causes of impotence and loss of libido.
  19. Water reduces the incidence of morning sickness in pregnancy.
  20. Water helps prevent the loss of memory as we age. It helps reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s disease, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, and Lou Gehrig’s disease.
  21. Water helps reverse addictive urges, including those for caffeine, alcohol, and some drugs.

Drink up and cheers to a healthier you ❤

Dragon Manor Farms

I awoke one morning with this heavy realization that this was in fact happening. Our family was moving and not just into another neighborhood or town but an entirely new Country. We would be getting on a plane in Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada and flying to Bangor Maine USA to get into a car and drive another 2h on to the Island of Mount Dessert to a small town on the coast called Southwest Harbor. We would leave our 1400sq ft modern home to rent a 800sq ft home built in 1865 that cost almost as much to heat as it did to rent!! As I began the packing process we quickly realized relocating all of our possessions was not in our budget. I don’t think our belongings were even worth the 10,000 plus dollars it would have been to move them, but were the memories? As I began to sort though the baby clothing, toys, artwork, family heirlooms the tears came in waves. All I could do was cry out to God for help. How does one get a lifetime of memories into two suitcases a person? My husband was already in Maine. He had been living between the two Countries since we were married. Being an eel and lobster fisherman there wasn’t much work for him in land locked Winnipeg. So I had 8 suitcases I could fill, but we were also all needed clothing lol. At first it was so hard then a cathartic peace washed over me, a peace that can only come from the Holly Spirit. I know this because I could not ever have done it under my own strength. I should have known then that something  big was in the works. But I was to involved with the task at hand, and thinking to hard about anything seemed overwhelming and completely daunting.IMG_9423

We settled into our beautiful quaint home just at the hight of spring and it was gorgeous. I had a beautiful and romantic introduction to Maine. The simple and refreshing way many live their lives here was so foreign to me but so exciting. I was born and raised in a city,  but I have always been a county girl at heart. So deeply renewed and refreshed by the simplicity of Gods beautiful creation. But as the Summer came to a close. Fall was usered in by cool winds and foliage that I’d never seen before, it was breathtaking! The tourists all went home and the Island became quiet. The reality that I was not in Kansas anymore began to hit and God came in like wild-fire. I have struggled my whole life with mental health and feelings of inadequacy. As a result I probably had a pretty co-dependant relationship with my mother. For she was how I processed my life, she was my filter. I was taught not to trust my own perception. But out here I was on my own and had no choice but to find my feet. But well I didn’t find my feet in the way I thought a person should. What I am finding are these beautifully well made footprints to follow in the snow. Growing up on the Canadian prairies finding a path someone else has already made that morning in the newly fallen 4ft of snow it like winning a lottery! This is what I feel its like, there is this constant blizzard of life I am trying to find my way through. First there is my everyday life and the stuff that comes up. Being a momma of three kids 2,8,11 a wife, homeschooler a hobby homesteader and trying to run a lifestyle business, oh my gosh the hats I try on lol! Then there is the years of fog I’m trying to let go of and find my true self within. So there in lies the blizzard but everyday I seem to somehow find this well made footprint path to follow and when I stray it’s so darn deep I simply can’t continue and am lovingly reminded to make my way back to the path. So as the walls began to close and I was feeling very lost out here at the end of the world. I had a very vivid dream. Our family owned a farm, a beautiful large property with tons of land, and on it was our family home, a church, a daycare, a school, and a  leadership retreat. We had a beautiful private home hobby farm and many animals. I woke up from this dream so full of hope and overflowing with ideas and inspiration. But how in the world was any of this ever going to happen. We had been house hunting for months already and there was NO WAY we could afford anything that would allow us that much space. So I just continued to pray and daydream not ever knowing what was in store. Now fast forward 1 year and God has given us an amazing home with 17 acres so much room to grow and develop the property into whatever He leads us towards. Right now its a daily comical development of a city atheist, pop culture “pretty girl’  becomes an accidental  homeschooling, homesteading, crunchy christian. My mom was recently teasing me in a phone conversation that I can’t seem to fit into a box. I always seen to be pushing boundaries no matter what I do. Even as I sit here writing this I am constantly interrupted by having to go shoo our  free ranging flock of chickens out of my garden! They are eating all my sprouts, an experienced farmer would probably have had some forethought there. Yesterday I had to go rescue a duckling who got his foot caught and is now hobbling around with a splint made from a broken bbq skewer, old sweatpants and medical tape! We have lovingly named this lovely little duckling Watermelon. After spending a few weeks in the basement under a heat lamp the littles were finally able to move out to the barn with the ladies (our 9 chickens). Our children often share their fruit and veggie scraps from their various snacks out in the yard with them. Calling them over and tossing them apple cores carrots nubs of whatever they happen to be nibbling. This particular duckling got his name after our eldest son accidentally hit the duckling over the head when tossing his watermelon rind. The poor little tyke was knocked right over behind over tea kettle, for a moment they were all very concerned! But he soon shook it off and waddled away. But this is now the THIRD event for this little duck so we are beginning to question if this rind incident may have caused permanent damage. We can’t ever share these thoughts with our poor son though he’s still traumatized about the whole thing. So off little Watermelon hobbles with his homemade duckie splint with prayer and well wishes.

My essential oils are spread from one end of our home to the other making salves, roller balls and sprays to deter bugs and treat the various bites, scraps and random rashes developing from being outside trying to develop and get this farm off the ground. My husband and I are learning as we go and its total trial by error. As I am forced to really think on the past few months I am overcome with Joy at how incredibly luck we are on so many levels. The work that is being done within our family through this scary life altering move across the country is nothing short of miraculous. This morning we bottled a new batch of fire cider, set kombucha and water kiefer to brew, made granola from scratch collected all the eggs, fed and watered the chickens, ducks and dog and its only 10:00am. We still have school to get through and tons of work developing and preparing the property and farm. What will become of our little endeavor only God truly knows. But the gifts and growth, awareness and lessons we are being given as individuals, a married couple, parents and a family are absolutely priceless. I am so thankful that I was plucked from my comfort zone. I was totally stuck and completely blind to it! If you offered my house back full of all our memories and things I would give them all away again to end up here. But even more I would also freely give up all we have built thus far here and start all over again for a second, third , fourth and fifth time. For I know now that one gains so much more through experiences, growth and giving. As opposed to holding on to the past protecting and guarding a vision of what we feel we should be attaining to find happiness. There is complete freedom in true surrender and release. I would not change our beautiful uncertain chaos for anything. That is possibly the biggest gift of them all a genuine thanks, love and appreciation for my life, my marriage our home our children absolutely just as they are. I adore you Adam Dragon you are my life and my heart forever, and I am so blessed to be on this crazy ride with you! God lead us and we will follow hand in hand ❤IMG_9555

 

When Sleeping Woman Wake Mountains will MOVE

Ok so I wanted to write the second part to my story. But as I sit here trying to knock something out in the limited amount of time I have before one of my three children or husband comes in and I have to step away yet a again. I am feeling lead to just simply write. Because really we all have these stories, these sagas and they have helped us become who we are today but they do not define us. They do however help us relate to each other and allow others to possibly learn and grow though us sharing them. But sometimes I feel like the more I talk about them the more I like etch it to my soul and the more I allow it to define my now and allow them to let me make excuses for myself. I feel sometimes like I’m speaking to the wind and whats the point of all the posts and blogs. Is anyone really even reading them? But well there is always a point and slowly He is revealing his plan as I go. If anyone would have told me even two years ago that I would get personal messages from people I barely know genuinely complimenting and thanking me for my candor or the recipe post I made, even asking advice!!! I seriously would have fallen off my chair! 7 years ago I was in an emergency room laying face down on a hospital bed as a doctor carefully picked out tiny shards of glass from my back with surgical tools. It was the result of yet another fight and the wine glass my husband had thrown at me. I’d love to say I left there and had made this cathartic breakthrough and from that moment on everything changed. But really if we are honest with ourselves does anything ever really work that way?! Is real true change instant or does it require deep raw ongoing hard work. Full of gut wrenching self-realization that sometimes we are not ready to face. It would have been very easy to blame my ex-husband. It would have been very easy to blame my father for leaving in search of a “better” life that didn’t really include us. Or blame a pharmaceutical company and failing medical system. But really where would all that blaming, explaining and excusing get me?  Through all of my therapy,  personal growth, development mentoring and schooling. The biggest obstacle I discovered I had, was me. I had had a life time of set backs and big events that I allowed to shape who I was but not in a way that served me. I personally have found recognizing that if I would like to be a happier more fulfilled person the only place to look is at myself the most encouraging and freeing discovery. Because guess what I can’t alter the actions of others or what happens around me. But I can choose how I act and react to everything. I am seeking a different result in my world I need to be the ripple of change I want to see in my life. It has been the hardest lifestyle shift to make yet. But the one that is making the biggest impact. Growing up in today’s world  we are hardwired for this mindset that holds very little accountability and our life skills can only ever really be as strong as the ones that were demonstrated to us. Unless we recognize a point of needed growth within ourselves we can become stuck. We may hold this beautiful vision of where we would like to see ourselves but not the faintest idea how to get there. We are so focused on looking at outward sources that we lack the skills of looking within. We are educated more by teachers and care staff than our families, we see doctors when we are sick and psychologists when we feel sad. We watch a movie when we are board and go to the drive thru when we are hungry, get a new dress or lipstick when we are feeling down on our bodies. Buy a big house and nice car when we want to feel and appear successful. My gosh the list could go on and on and is the source of this perpetuating circle of individuals who are like me stuck and unable to find a way out. I never thought the hardest skill I would need to learn was ME. I recently heard the most poignant quote.

“I am not here for your understanding of me. I am here for your understanding of who you are. I am your mirror. How you feel about me, what you see in me, the thoughts that arise of your encounter of me, the judgments you hold about me are all reflections of you. They have nothing to do with me.” Emily Maroutian

I was guilty of looking at everyone and everything in my life making excuses, finding fault and placing blame. I saw so much injustice in the cards I was handed and faulted those who were a part of them. But life really is pretty simple if we can learn to know ourselves sit with our heartbreak accept the injustices as an opportunity for growth and change. Look to those people you’ve separated from yourself because they challenged you, and explore why. I truly believe we have the power to speak life or death over ourselves and our lives with the power of our thoughts, actions and words. More often than not we are our biggest obstacle. And our complaints are e reflection of the areas within ourselves that requires some unpacking and growth. What is holding you back? Look in the mirror voice out loud the blame and fault you have misplaced that you feel is the reason for your road block. Then truly reflect on if they are an accurate source in hinderance or simply a reflection of your own personal areas where you might be avoiding truth and growth. I challenge you to stop blaming and complaining and be the change you wish to see in your life. Then you will find true release and growth. Get out of your own way. Be all that you are called to be. I feel like often God places specific people and situations in our life because he needs you to be brought to your knees by the challenge so he can speak in to you and weed out that which needs to Go!

Let me Introduce Myself, Part 1

Hello, I’m Brittany wife and momma of three. Health and wellness Advocate and Oil Educator on a mission to help bring full awareness. I have many large life events that have been the driving forces behind my mission to educate and serve others to achieve their whole wellness and healthiest self.  so I thought it about time I formally introduce myself with a little bit of my life story. When I ask my mom about my early years she reports on a less than lovely pregnancy followed by a very difficult birth with much medical intervention during and after. I had allot of colic, reflux and sever eczema and skin irritations. I underwent various allergy testing and nothing showed up so I was continued to be fed the foods there was a suspected allergy to (dairy) even though I reacted when fed them. This forced my body to ‘cope’ having to find a way to manage. I was given  dairy based formula at 6 months and my mother discontinued breastfeeding. I give you all this back story for if one is ever truly to heal they need to return to where it all began. And for myself my struggles began right out the gates lol.

As I grew these undiscovered food sensitivities caused a domino of health issues. Leaky Gut that was mis-diagnosed as IBS Honestly I’m not sure IBS is a real thing or just a diagnosis given to explain a reaction in the body to foods that cannot be explain by simple western allergy testing. This domino hit a head when my parents divorced and my unhealthy body, that was already under so much stress to attempt to maintain functioning at the level it was at with such depleted resources just crashed. My leaky unhealthy Gut was not creating and regulation serration properly and the heavy saddness and huge emotions were just to much for that already struggling 9 year old body. My outward health began to reflect my inward health. Every area of my life was effected Scholastics, physical health, mental health, cognitive function, coping and relationship skills and self confidance and worth. As a result my loving parent took my then 10 year old self to see a child counselor. After a few visits with the counselor I was referred to a psychiatrist. There after a few visits I was given the label at 11 of depressed. One of these events was that then I became one of the pre-teens put on paxil. after over a year of taking it. I was in a deeper depression and thoughts of wanting to do harm to myself. I was then at 13.5 given the heavy diagnosis of Bi-Polar disorder. This resulted in the addition of more medication but not a deeper look into the medication itself.  After a few suicied attempts the Paxil was eventually switched out for something else along the way but the damage had been done. And in the years following my 9 year old selfs breakdown very little life and coping skills were attempted to be really taught. It was more about getting me to survive the day. So I continued my journey completely lost medication after medication and not really ever feeling better just less and less like a person and more and more like Zombie patient #568. I nerve grew to love or appreciate myself but to see a flawed sick, broken person and stupid person. I had pretty much retained next to no scholastic information past probably grade 4.still all the while struggling allot severs stomach and skin issues but no one ever considered, there was a connection. Even after many drugs nothing help my mental health.

Later as an adult researching my life timeline to explore alternative holistic healing. I found out that there was a very large headline court case. Were Paxil was forced to pay out millions . This was due to the fact that they had pushed approval through the FDA for adolescent use when it had not been adequately tested. It was later discovered that it resulted in a deeper further depression and suicide attempts in many adolescence due to adverse reactions. When I had this reaction to Paxil the result was a further diagnosis of bipolar disorder, from a diagnosis of simple situational depression due to my parents divorce. One of the biggest shockers to myself was the loss of trust I had in my doctor and the medical system after this discovery. It shocked me that they had not ever discovered this court case themselves or ever made a connection to the fact that very soon after I was removed from the drug it was actually prohibited from being prescribed to children.  I was a mother myself when I discovered all this and it drove me to dig deeper. There are most certainly large bodies of regulating forces put in place to oversee our pharmaceutical industry. But we must realize that these pharmaceutical industries are still run by mere humans. And they are not impervious to influence and bribery. This industry is one of the largest grossing industries in the entire world. The amount of millions forced to pay out on behalf of those affected by the negative impact of unwelcome side effects is HUGE.  But sadly more often than not does not even put a large dent in these companies bottom line. They were able to function and continue turning a very large profit with little to no effect. This experience along with many others in my life have been the driving factors in being a advocate for objective thought and awareness around our own health care.