Integrative Medicine. Heard of it? When I would look back on how I recovered from my eating disorder and health issues, I could never put my finger on exactly what it was. Then I realised.. it wasn’t just one thing. .
You can eat a healthy diet but be unhappy if you have an unhealthy mind. You can exercise all you want but but have health issues due to a poor diet. Wellness is multi-faceted. That’s where Integrative Medicine comes in. .
When trying to heal, it’s vital to consider physical, emotional, spiritual, environmental and social aspects of one’s life. Were complex creatures— we need a variety of TLC.
As I delve into my wellness training, I constantly keep this in mind. I contribute my healing to supplements, my therapists, yoga, law of attraction, friends, family, and of course, the food I put in my body. I couldn’t have done it without each of them 🙏🏼✨❤️
Did you know that dōTERRA are growing as fast as Apple! .
Over the next 3 days over 37,000 people will be attending the Global dōTERRA convention in Utah...it’s insane! .
It’s no secret that the health revolution is upon us and more and more people each day are changing their habits to live a low tox, natural, thoughtful life.
People are reading labels, buying organic and researching more than ever before.
Becoming part of the dōTERRA lifestyle enables you to have a choice when it comes to your healthcare and that of others. .
No more straight to the Dr or chemist for a medicine that blocks your symptoms, but rather use a natural product to help support the body in doing what the body needs. .
If you are yet to try the power of essential oils and if you feel I am the gal to support you, please reach out so we can chat!
number 29 !
So not a bad week. I am still following my #decathloncoach
program for running my #firstmarathon
. I just didn’t run that much just because my big run that was supposed to be on Sunday was actually run on monday. This is what happen when you are invited at your friend’s 40’s and come home really late;)
I lost a little weight but I have to say that this is getting hard for me if I look at my weight. My runs are ok but I cannot really see any results on the scale. Is it because of the food ???
Well, it's taper week, so not too much running or heavy lifting today. A quick 4km and some leg and glute strengthening exercises done after my shift at work and then I went home to read my new book and chow down on some cheese on toast. 😅 tmdidnt take a photo of the workout or the food, so here's some giant waffles I had in Hong Kong at the start of the year! 🤤🤤
Today I felt like I woke up from a long sleep. Over the past month, the weather in the Shenandoah Valley has been dreary, wet, and dark. I didn't realize how much it was gradually impacting me, and making my internal state mirror the environment around me. But slowly I found myself starting to lose interests, sleep more, avoid new adventures and opportunities, and shut down. My fire was starting to burn out. This happened gradually, then suddenly. When I realized what was happening, of course my wiser self tried to do things to make me healthy. I started writing. I joined a yoga series. I made time for friends. And it helped. But today was the first day in a long time that the Shenandoah Valley saw sun and blue skies. And it was like a veil was lifted. I realize how sensitive I am to how the weather impacts my ability to engage in the things that bring me to life. Nature is my counseling. And sitting on the Earth by water is my therapist's couch. Now that I know how important this is to my well-being, I need to start integrating some self care plans for days, weeks, and months where I don't have access to this outlet.
Is anybody else particularly sensitive to changing weather? Does anyone else come to life when they are able to be outside? If so, how do you deal with the times when it is difficult for you to do so?
#instablog #natureismyhappyplace #towniesummer #summerday #summer2018 #positivevibes #VirginiaSummer #virginiaisforlovers #ShenandoahValley #BlueRidgeMountains #30something #healthyliving #mindandbody #summerisending #falliscoming #keepyourbodyhealthy #healthybodyhealthymind #takemetoparadise #getmeoutside #lakelife #perfectlyimperfect #workinprogress #sunnyday
🌞 #rainraingoaway #mentalhealthblog #instapositive #instamood #instanature #naturetherapy
New home shopping can be a confusing & overwhelming experience. Today on the blog I’m sharing 8 questions to ask the New Home Consultant + 5 things to consider before you walk into that gorgeous model home 🏡 These will help make your process smoother + more enjoyable. Link in bio 🎉 What questions do you have?!
Hands up if you've been awol. Yep. That's me. .
Ok. I admit it. I've had an awful week personally. Poor diet, little to no exercise, I think I'm having a PCOS flare up and possibly low iron levels AND add to that, mother nature hates me. .
I'm going to go hide back in my hole now!
W E are so much more than "pretty"! We are... pretty STRONG
pretty AMAZING ❤️❤️ Add more below 👇🏽 Gorgeous leggings by @bottonuk
I start off in the mornings in a jumper and craving warm autumnal food (mainly pies), it gets to midday and I’m severely regretting the jumper... but still craving the pie. Beef and mushroom pie with a filo pastry top, peas and asparagus. And a cheeky glass of red 🍷#gettingoverthehumpday
Holy crap guys, the time is finally here!! The 8 Week Ab Sculpt is officially out! 🙌🏼💃🏻🎉
If you want to flatten your stomach, build a strong core, or get 6-pack abs, that’s exactly what I’ve designed the 8WAS to do for you.
You get a clear workout plan that walks you through building and sculpting a killer core. You can do the exercises right at home or at the gym in only 5-15 minutes a day depending on what part of the program you’re in. And since it’s focused on the core, it can be used alongside any activity or program you’re following.
But beyond building a shredded 6-pack, it’s designed to help you understand how to take a look at your nutrition and make sustainable changes. No more yo-yo dieting or on-again/off-again with your nutrition. It will teach you how to take a look at where YOU are and find what will work best for you without having to change everything overnight.
It also includes a focus on mindset, a breakdown of WHY it’s important, how it’s been holding you back through self-sabotage and more. Teaching you simple shifts you can make leading to substantial physical changes since you’ll be more motivated & consistent, and also improving how you feel and your confidence along the way.
This has been MONTHS of work in the making and I’m so excited to be releasing it for you today! The link for info and to sign up is right in my bio!
If you have any questions at all feel free to reach out!
This is my goal! Truth be told, I am not always happy, and I’m not always positive. Who is, really?
Just this past weekend I was feeling stressed. I didn’t feel well, and my dad had a fall at his nursing home and he wasn’t feeling well either. I was really worried about our house in Wilmington, NC, and couldn’t get an update on whether or not it was damaged in the hurricane. All things that are out of my control.
My life isn’t perfect. I worry, I get stressed, but I work really hard at being positive. I have learned to use exercise as therapy, that overthinking is not good, you cannot change what you can’t control and positive thoughts turn into positive feelings. I have also learned to be the sunshine when I can’t find the sunshine because happiness is an inside job. 😊❤️
It seems fitting that I talk about PCOS and sleep today given the level of sleep I have been getting recently (Hint: not a lot)⠀
When we talking about PCOS we tend to focus upon diet, but sleep is just as important for managing symptoms.⠀
Poor sleep can result in insulin resistance, makes us crave simple sugars and carbohydrates (hello cakes and biscuits), increases inflammation and increase stress hormone levels. Delightful.⠀
Now how much sleep you need is such an individual thing, but ideally you should fall asleep easily, stay asleep and wake up feeling refreshed.⠀
So what to do?⠀
1. Regular sleep and wake up times are key to setting your body for a good routine.⠀
2. Wind down properly (and this involves no screen time at least an hour before bed as the blue light can affect sleep hormone production).⠀
For me this means laying into a good book, but other ideas are meditating, baths, audio books, calming podcasts etc)⠀
3. Good sleep hygiene. Create a cool, dark clutter free room that makes you want to go be in bed is essential.⠀
With that in mind I'm off to bed for a date with my book (Before we were yours by Lisa Wingate in case you wanted a fab recommendation). Hope you have a relaxing and sleep filled night!⠀
How I feel currently after being on holiday and eating crap since coming back. #HealthyBodyHealthyMind
mindset will resume from next week!
🤸🏻♀️Round 2 Day 2🤸🏻♀️
Today's workout was all about working out backs and biceps. Although, I have done this workout regiment in my last round with my virtual Fit Bffs, it still felt challenging that I had to drop my weights!🙌🏻
I LOVE that my body is constantly progressing and I am seeing some AMAZING results through it.⚡
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✨Body Love Affirmation✨
Repeat the mantra as you take a couple of deep breaths in and out. 🙌🏼
This mantra is perfect because it can relate to any area of your life! Your health, energy, money, material things, love, self love! To know and to believe that our birth right is abundance is to live in complete freedom and bliss. ❤️❤️
Today, trust that your birth right is abundance. See it in all areas in your life, and believe it. You were here to thrive and flourish. 🙏🏼🙏🏼
Sadly our last hardcore fun boxing session FOR NOW. Thank you @360_st
and the beast of a trainer @chriswalsh360
for an exceptional experience. We all need people who raise our standards and challenge us to become the best version of ourselves, which is what you have accomplished in many of our lives through your ongoing belief and investment in us, your “mini beasts”. There is no doubt in my mind that we will cross paths soon💪🏼🥊 #boxing #training #gymlife #crossfit #360beast #fitness #healthybodyhealthymind
Are you constantly striving to be happier? Are you looking out "there" for some solution and way to be happier?
Here's the thing with happiness, it's a mental state. And as with any mental or emotional state, YOU decide how to feel. I know it may seem impossible on most days. But remember, your default setting is joy and happiness. 😀
Look at any child and you'll see this truth. Pure joy. Unexplained happiness. This is our nature. This is our true state of being. So, stop trying to search for ways to be happier. The real solution is to just let go. Let go of that negative self-talk. Let go of constantly pushing and searching. Just be. And remember that when you connect deeper with yourself and nature, your default setting will shine through. 🙋♀️🤗
Don't get me wrong. This isn't always easy and even I still struggle with this on a daily basis. But I know deep down my happiness is there, waiting for me. When I shed the limiting beliefs, control, and negative thoughts, then and only then this truth comes pouring out. ✨
When you take her out for an ice cream snack between breakfast and lunch.
Because you can.
After a 9 hour flight, 5 hour layover in London, 2 hour nap on some random benches, 2.5 hour flight to Croatia and a 30 min drive to our Air B&B apartment, we have finally arrived to our first destination...and the views are certainly worth the journey. Since we’re such party animals, we’re in bed before 9pm 😂. The days ahead of us will be long and full, so we’re going to adjust to the time change so we can go full throttle. Happy Hump Day Friends!! #croatia
🇭🇷 #wemadeit #traveladventure #tiredAF