I've hesitated sharing this story because: a) it's gross and b) that makes it kind of embarrassing.
I decided to share in the hopes that someone else might be helped by this story.
I have MRSA.
This week was my birthday and I've taken some time to reflect on the perspective of aging. Getting older used to bother me, but this was different. I felt good about my age. In fact, I was going through some old photos and found some of me from about 14 years ago. The difference is quite striking in my opinion.
I've had a strange fantasy for years now.
Maybe you've had one similiar...
Telling off the person who made you feel small. Here's how it unfolded...I wrote my doctor this letter.
We were asked a couple weeks back to do some recipe testing on pumpkin muffins. Tis the season of all things pumpkin, so Alida gave it a shot. They weren't too bad, but something was missing. There wasn't one fatal problem with the recipe but there were a lot of little issues that can be problematic with grain-free baking. But, to me the most glaring offense was a personal one. Having lived in the south for many years, I have become accustomed to sweets made with sweet potato instead of pumpkin. Now I have come to firmly believe that if people made savory food with pumpkins and sweet things with sweet potatoes everyone would be happier! A couple warnings here: Starbucks is not going to start selling sweet potato spiced lattes, even though you will crave them, and when you serve these muffins just lie and say they are pumpkin. Yankees won't know the difference.
I'm really frustrated right now. Why?
Because I'm tired of all these programs and products being pushed in people's faces with the promise of health, weight loss, vitality, blah blah blah! Well let me tell you something...
I'm writing this post from what I can only describe as a "bachelor pad" in Salt Lake City. I'm here for an amazing essential oil convention where I've already gotten to reconnect with some awesome people and learn more great stuff to bring back to you.
You see, I'm staying at an Air BnB, which means I'm renting someone's place for the week.
Building stress management strategies into your life can take a little time and effort until they become ingrained in your routine. So what can you do right now to find relief when you have zero time?
Can we talk about detoxing for a minute?
I’m not talking about the kind of detoxing everyone does after New Year’s, although I will mention that here briefly.
What I want to talk about is the detoxing happening in your body every single day. Did you know your body is detoxing every single day? True Story!
I’m going to keep this as simple as I can because detoxing can get pretty complicated. I love science and learning how things work, but if you start too big, it can be overwhelming.
Your body has 3 main detox systems. They are: the liver (your primary detox center), your lungs, and your skin.
One of our family rules is "just show up". That can take on different meanings depending on the context. It might mean showing up physically or being emotionally present for someone.
I have a confession to make...I haven't been showing up. I haven't been showing up for you. It's been about a year and half since I finished my nutrition coaching program and I've been going through the motions of getting my coaching business off the ground, but little else.