Upgrading Your Nervous System
The Transforming You Blog is where I share mind, body & soul nourishment tips on how we as women can live a healthy, vibrant & confident life.
Everything around you and within you effects your health and well-being. When there is clutter on your desk or in the kitchen or that closet you stuff everything in, it actually takes energy away from you to be able to focus and think clearly. The same goes with bottled up emotions and old thinking patterns that need to experience healing, releasing and renewal.
Photo taken by Jeremy J Erdman
What's love got to do with it? Everything.
We can seek to have everything in the world, be the best, have the best, but if the purpose of our daily choices isn't rooted in love for ourselves and love of others, then it truly is pointless.
Here's one of my favorite pieces of wisdom on love:
I am committed and dedicated to sharing with you all of the things that are bringing me great enjoyment. When I find myself saying, "I LOVE this!" I must tell you so that you too may find enjoyment.
Experiencing joy or enjoyment in things, people, experiences, etc. to me are like the cherry on top of the cake of life (yes I did just make up that saying, ha!). Or kisses from God.
It adds sweetness to life amidst challenges, pain and the mundane.
So here are some of the things I have been lovin lately! And how appropriate during this month where we are highlighting LOVE: love of ourselves, love of others, love of everything.
So you’re sick.
To cleanse means “to restore." In your life it can mean to restore your body to its natural way of healing itself and its natural vibrancy. When you are choosing the best foods, thoughts, relationships and ways to spend your time, you allow your body to restore itself.
Springtime brings the perfect time to cleanse, heal, and renew yourself.
A year ago after being laid off from my full-time work, gave me the perfect opportunity to put even more of my creative energy toward putting together programs to support you on your health journey and share what has tranformed mine.
5 Tried & True Winter Immunity Tips
You and your family have just gone through the holiday season. A time of gathering with friends & family, eating lots of rich & sweet food, and the sharing of gifts. And possibly even the gifts made of colds and flu bugs. We may not intend to share that gift but we share them nonetheless.
So meet your best winter season friend, the great defender of your body: Your immune system. Supporting your immune system throughout the winter months is your key to unlocking the door of being cold/flu-free. Germs thrive in dry climates so we in the Teton Valley must be extra mindful of taking preventative steps to stay healthy.
This week I finally had an opportunity this week at some local Teton Valley craft events to do a soft launch for my Glorious Granola full of natural, organic, and gluten-free ingredients. And that's my friend Eileen who is selling homemade Vanilla extract made from potato vodka from the local distillery. Her vanilla is a key ingredient in my Vanilla Maple!
I began making granola when I went gluten-free 4 years ago, as well as switching to natural sweeteners and a low sugar diet. I wanted to make granola that was free of gluten, and canola oil ,which is toxic to the body, was low in sugar and made with organic ingredients. And most of all, made in small batches with Vitamin L (love)!
Holidays can bring some of the most anxiety and stress of any other time of year. For me personally, I would end up eating way too much dairy, gluten & sugar, feel exhausted, overly emotional and usually end up getting sick. I would feel overwhelmed by the amount of expectations I put on myself and I felt from others about gift buying, holiday gatherings and feeling pulled in too many directions. This is how my holidays used to be.
Then, during the last 4 years, my holiday experiences have shifted. Not all at once, but each year I have felt more present with the holiday season, have had more energy, less sickness and have been more at peace. My anxiety, stress & sickness from the previous years brought great insight into what I need to care for myself and have a holiday experience that truly nourishes my body & soul.
And you can experience this too.
I hope you all have been enjoying your Thanksgiving holiday and it's been one with greater awareness, joy & ease. I would love to hear if you tried the gluten-free, dairy-free, sugar-free pumpkin pie recipe I shared in my newsletter. If you haven't signed up for my newsletter, sign up here on my home page!
Jeremy and I enjoyed a hike in our backyard this week with Rob & K'Lea (Jeremy's aunt & uncle we are staying with!). It has been nothing but sun here and I've really been soaking it up.
I am very excited today to share with you today about a new healing modality that I have been hugely benefiting from and has been a blessing to my health journey.