Know any jokes?
Day two with the dogs, and it's raining, so we're stuck inside. I wish I were in this valley, free to roam, with the sun shining down on me.
Instead, I'm stuck inside listening to an indignant chihuahua bark and misbehave. How do full-time dog owners do this? I feel like my freedom has been taken off me. They can't hike, they can't go on the bus, I don't have a car, and we can't go anywhere... 😬
Maybe it's post-travel blues, too. After all the excitement of the past month and a half, stopping and doing nothing at home feels weird.
Anyway, if you've got any jokes at hand, please share. I could use a laugh today.
I recently completed my first whole30. For those of you who haven't heard of it, its an elimination diet that removes all inflammatory foods and the most common food allergens. So in a nutshell~ No wheat, grains, dairy, alcohol, sugar, legumes, soy, & additives. The goal is to eliminate all of these things from you body for 30 days then slowly add them back in to see how your body reacts.
During this last month of eating whole30 style~ simply whole foods, nothing processed, my partner and I felt amazing. I noticed my energy levels increased, I felt happier, my belly felt slimmer, my acne was near nonexistent, and my mental clairty was spot on (I noticed a significant decrease in those annoying brain fart moments😄). So we finished our month of clean eating and pretty much cannon balled off the band wagon and back into indulging in anything & everything.. this experience only confirmed our results from the whole30. •
What you nourish your body with directly affects how you feel~ this includes your mood, energy, and mental clarity. Basically, we felt like crap and have already startes our second whole30😄✨
If your interested in starting a whole30, I can attest ~ I've learned so much about my body, discovered SOOO many recipes, and have completely changed the way I think about food forever. #whole30reflection#whole30#loveyourbody
So truth be told. Yesterday I was in a total slump. I was "trying" to write a post to go along with this image, but truthfully the joy in the image I just wasn't feeling in that moment.
I had spent the day before with a loved one who is battling cancer and it really took a heavy toll on me emotionally. I had just lost a loved one to cancer two years ago and a part of me was angry and scared to watch this horrible disease take another.
Battling with anxiety and depression for too many years to count, times like this create a deep sadness in me that can really consume me and with that sadness comes about all sorts of fears. Fears of going back into the darkness, of falling deeply into a black hole.
But through the deep soul work, the showing up day in and day out with love and compassion for myself, others, this journey, this darkness became a beautiful gift. A gift to allow myself space. The space to flow through it. To love on me, the feelings, to really show up for myself in this journey.
So I meditated. I journaled. I honoured the sadness. I observed it. I loved it. I used my therapeutic oils, I went for a walk, I reached out to my soul sisters for support. I allowed the sadness to have it's moment. It's space. It's time. But I flowed through it, rather than being consumed by it.
It's really in the moments of darkness we have the chance to put in to practice the soul work. The love, the compassion to accept all of it.
To allow the human experience of emotions while knowing, deeply knowing, the greater truth and the peace that is to be experienced with it all.
So my loves, when you are in those moments of struggle, pain, sadness. Allow it. Flow with it. "I hear you, I feel you, I see you AND I love you" And in this acceptance, in this true compassion for oneself, in this the ultimate peace lies.
And as I start a knew day, a deep knowing that I like all of you will eb and flow through the joys as well as the pains, but the peace ALWAYS within reach.
Gratitude in my heart, peace in my soul, I flow, I learn, I grow. I simply be.
Love you all madly, deeply.
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