Category Archives: General Health

whole-life spring detox

One of my favorite things, about spring, is watching the wild flowers begin to bloom! New growth causes an explosion of beauty. But, in order for the new growth to occur, the old must be sloughed away. Perhaps we should take a hint from Creation. As the dandelions start to poke through the soil and share their beauty with us, we too, should begin to think about what we need to do before summer comes.

When many are thinking about slimming down for summer, I would encourage you to consider doing a whole life detox this spring. Detoxing isn’t just about dropping weight – it’s about dropping off anything AND everything in your life that may be weighing you down!

Below, I have 4 areas of life to look into when considering a spring detox. Don’t feel overwhelmed by all the options but, rather, lean into those things that truly resonate with you.

Mentally:

-Take off work for a mental health, if possible, and get outside to enjoy the weather!

-If you are currently stuck in any negative thought patterns, then choose one negative repeating thought and replace it with a positive one.

-Get thankful!

Spiritually:

-Choose one positive spiritual attribute (joy, peace, love, strength, etc) and go deep with it. Find a Bible verse, each day, that focuses on your attribute of choice to meditate on.

-Be intentional about leaving behind the things of your past. Pray over anyone who is not part of your present, and leave them in the Father’s arms. This will make room for new things, and new people, for your future!

Emotionally:

-Don’t stress! Choose rest, instead.

-Do everything you can for today and then leave today behind – start fresh tomorrow!

-Check out Bach Flower Remedies for a helping hand from nature to get your emotions moving in the right direction.

Physically:

-Daily life in modernity means toxins…toxins from food, the environment, from tech, etc. Consider grounding now that the weather is more cooperative.

-Consider a mild dandelion cleanse for optimal liver function.

-Turn off your phone and minimize the amount of wifi/radiation producing things in your house.

Doing a bit of self-inspection – in regards to what you may need to detox from – goes a long way. Following through on simple (positive) changes will help you embrace life feeling lighter (in more than one way).

Welcome Spring!

Shalom to you,

Staying Healthy during the holidays: 4 Simple Ways

As we enter into the month of November, there is a distinct feeling that change is in the air. The crispness of autumn is invigorating to the body as well as to the soul and spirit.

The winds of autumn swirl the leaves and play on our senses.

The weather changes may prompt you to look inward, deciding to make some personal changes as well. Lean into the promptings as the different seasons are a gift and bring with them many lessons that we can glean.

Unfortunately, there is a downside to November, as well as December. This time of year often comes with over committed schedules and feelings of being overwhelmed attached to them. Of course we wouldn’t want to miss out or cause our loved ones any disappointment.

But where do we draw the line between healthy activities and unhealthy expectations?

Here are 4 Ways to Stay Healthy During the Holidays:

1) Listen to your body. If you are tired, then choose to rest. If you’re hungry, then don’t put off eating. Don’t wait until you are thoroughly exhausted or worse – SICK – to begin meeting your own basic needs. You know yourself best and ought to listen when your body is trying to tell you something.

2) Don’t be afraid to say “no” from time to time. Don’t worry, “they” will get along just fine without you. Overextending yourself doesn’t help anyone.

3) Skip the sugar. I know…I know…there are so many treats that we only get this time of year. But you will pay for the indulgence later on. Say “yes” to your health by saying “no thank you” to sugar laden treats.

4) Stay in tune with your Creator by choosing to be JOYFUL always and by remaining in PRAYER. Stay close to the heart of GOD by remaining thankful.

Always be joyful. Pray regularly. In everything give thanks, for this is what God wants from you who are united with the Messiah Yeshua.” – 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

Don’t forget to keep the main thing, the MAIN thing. Staying fervent in fellowship with your Creator will have a positive effect on all other relationships and keep you focused on what’s truly important.

Happy Fall Y’all!!!

With much love and shalom to you,