Friday, December 19, 2014

11:11

A few months back I started seeing the number 11:11. Which, according to Doreen Virtue means That there are miracles all around us and that we are headed down the right path we just need to look for the signs. Well, that is the jist of what it means. I had never seen this number or this time as much as I have these last few months in my entire life. At the time when I first saw it there were so many changes going on in my life. I was moving or looking for a place to move. And some other things were going on as well. It was a trying time for me to say the least.

But, when I kept seeing the number 11:11 I knew it meant that I just needed to follow my inner guidance. It has led me to some great alternative therapies for my anxiety as well as my physical pain and health issues. Which, have been helping me tremendously. Mentioned in a previous blog post if anyone is interested.

I also picked up the book I owned The Hip Chick's Guide to Macrobiotics by Jessica Porter. I owned this book for years. I read it and loved it. I even tried to go macrobiotic and vegan before but at the time it was too hard for me to stick to. I also finally got the book  Crazy sexy Diet by Kris Carr. Her story is so inspiring how she battled her cancer. Although she still has it she is much healthier then she was and it is now something that she can live with. When you finally get at your wits end with your health issues sometimes it makes you realize all the changes you need to make. I completely believe in the whole mind-body-spirit connection.



So, I am finally embarking on a vegan way of life. I finally feel ready. I am at least going to cleanse my body for 40 days. In Crazy sexy diet she says 21 but I am going to do a few more days if I think I can handle it. Then after that I will allow myself to cheat on my vegan way of life once or twice a month. I will allow myself to eat "junkier" vegan foods once a week. Because sometimes a girl still has to eat ice cream and chocolate.

I have been doing this for 5 days now. My body is not happy about it. But, I know in the long run I will feel so much better. The hardest thing for me to give up was not food but coffee. I have limited myself to one cup a day and it has felt like torture. And sometimes I seriously crave a soda. But, I know this cleanse will be good for my body, soul, and mind.


A vegan Macrobiotic Taco/Burrito I made. It actually turned out delicious. My mom even tried it and liked it. The Recipe is in The Hip chicks Guide to Macrobiotics by Jessica Porter. 













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Thursday, December 4, 2014

Serendipity

I realized it's been a month since I blogged. I think I completely missed November. Thank you to those who sent me messages asking if I was okay. I'm fine and I am not quitting my blog. And I was not abducted by aliens. Life lately has just been very busy and filled with many new changes.

 I welcome the change but it also makes me anxiety level go up. However, I have also been working on my anxiety/gallbladder/and body pain issues. I have come a long way in just one month.

 It started at the beginning of the month when I got my first Reiki healing treatment. I had heard of it and the health food store I go to was now offering it. I thought it couldn't hurt to at least try it. I never imagined how much it would help me. I felt an immense sense of peace and felt like a huge weight was lifted off my shoulders.

 Shortly after I decided to get back to my yoga and meditation practice. I had kept putting it off but I remembered how it really helps my stress and anxiety.



Even though I don't do my practice everyday I have been trying to keep it consistent. It helps immensely when I have anxiety or when I've had a really stressful day and I can go to my mat instead of  complaining or holding all the stress in. I also started doing affirmations again before bed. It really helps me to focus on what I want to bring in my life instead of focusing on what is stressing me out or what I don't want in my life. 

I also started working on my books again. I have wanted to start these books for a long time now. But, kept putting it off. I decided I would no longer put my books and writing off and it has been very therapeutic for me. They are just at their infancy and I have a long way to go but they say getting started can be the hardest part. My goal is to have them finished by next year and then start the publishing process. If anyone has any tips on that I would love to hear them. 



The holidays are an incredibly busy time for me working in retail. We spent November getting all the Christmas stuff out and decorating. That took almost a month and it is still not completely finished. I also am helping out another retail store doing something I have wanted to do for a very long time. I have wanted to work in the natural health field for a while now and am excited to be helping throughout the holidays. But, I also know this will keep me extra busy. 


ser·en·dip·i·ty
ˌserənˈdipədē/
noun
  1. the occurrence and development of events by chance in a happy or beneficial way.






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