The seasons changing is always a great time to reflect on what you have accomplished so far throughout the year. I have been so busy doing my new life that I’ve actually fallen behind on blogging and sharing as I used to. Well, I guess if you are following me on Youtube you will know that I’m still sharing, just in a different way and about what I believe is the most important part of our health and wellness journey.
Anyway, I have to say that my life has rapidly changed in the last few years and even more so in the last year. My vision and priorities have changed and although health and wellness is still my main focus and concern for my people, I have realized that the order and priorities have been a little misleading to say the least. In my correction of this, I feel a little novice and perhaps more of a student than a teacher at this point when it comes to self sustainable living, gardening and harvesting of organic, pesticide free herbs and vegetables. Don’t get me wrong, it’s not entirely new in terms of diet or the need for whole foods, it’s just it has been a long time since I was fully immersed in the garden life and all the details to it. It’s not as easy as you might think and it’s quite consuming when you really start getting into it. Anyway… here’s to a start and the joy of the opportunity, as I realize that not everyone has this kind of opportunity. Thought I’d take a second to share a little and help inspire you to move towards community living and local harvesting of sorts.
As much as I would have loved to buy a property and just go to town on my own garden, I realize the work load can be quite large and prayed for someone to help on the journey. God provided something even better… as per usual. Having a dream is just the beginning of possibilities when it comes to God’s plans and sometimes the dream doesn’t outline the challenges at first but as you pursue you are bound to find out both the challenge and the blessings in the journey ahead.
To make a long story short, I met a couple at my local church I joined and we connected right away. It just so happened they had the same dream as I did and had already started their journey of growing their own crops. Also from Alberta and living quite similarly as myself in terms of walking in faith and just trusting God to show the way. They allowed me to tag along after church on Sundays where we made a weekly ritual of morning church, afternoon gardening and river dipping( mostly because it was so hot we had to and of course it’s so fun! ) but it was the perfect intro to learning all about the ins and outs of harvesting my own crops and if the work was worth the effort or if perhaps community gardening was viable. It truly was a win/win as there were always plenty of weeds to pick and lots of fun visiting to be had. It really was a great exchange and time well spent. Plus with all that “grounding” I’ve been feeling incredible in terms of healing. They gave me plenty of organic veggies for food in return for my labour and that was a generous payment considering the cost of groceries these days. The truth is I had such a great time, I would have done it for free
As for the herbs, there is a lot to learn and share and perhaps I don’t feel confident yet in that department, but I’ll tell you that I did come down with a pretty heavy duty cold in June and was fed herbs and pine needle tea for a few days and found that I was able to recover quite nicely. I don’t know if it was just running its course or the herbs helped but it was nice not to go to the doctor or spend money on over the counter meds. I do believe the earth was showered with remedies for all our issues and God can lead us to the right thing at the right time. Plus, herbs are just beautiful and smell amazing. God’s creation is so cool.
Well, that’s it for now and I look forward to the fall harvest and all that will bring in terms of canning and community baking and sorry I’ve been so busy but it’s just part of transitioning. Hope all is well and chat soon.
This program touches on the aspects of the fit life that include sharing your journey with family, friends and those around you in a loving and exciting way.
There is an ongoing self-reflection when it comes to those who strive for excellence. Finding balance in all things is the key to long term success.
Many fitness programs focus on exercise and diet alone but this program focuses on how to stay motivated while making your life about others. When you realize how needed you are and how inspiring others is the ultimate motivation, you will never see taking care of yourself the same way. Being surrounded with love is about creating a loving and healthy environment. Taking care of yourself is the first step in loving others.
Having a Fit Soul is all about how to create and maintain a healthy life for yourself and those you care about. Do it for them and reap the benefits of a long happy and healthy life.
The BIG 4-0! Yep, 40 and feeling fab……
I know time is going by without many posts as of late but it’s just part of the recovery process. There comes a time where you just have to put yourself and your rest requirements first.
I do want to say that this last season, although has been filled with many obstacles is turning out to be one of the biggest setups I’ve felt in a long time. It’s like I can feel the times and seasons shift and I don’t mean just the weather, my age or any other carnal thing but spiritually I can feel it. God is doing some big moves currently.
God is calling His people to get ready and be ready for the days to come. He is opening the floodgates of healing, restoring and love to over pour on those who are seeking Him. In fact, I believe it’s already started. I can feel it, I can sense such a beautiful time coming.
I know for many people they may not feel it but when things get dark, God gets even brighter. His love is so tangible and real and can’t wait to hear all the stories that will start pouring in of His Grace and Mercy!
That’s all I want to share right now but will give you more updates as I feel led in the coming months.
One step at a time...
It’s been quite a time this last couple of years, it seems like recovery has become a regular thing for me. From severe concussions, tumors and broken necks I think by now I can say I know what it’s like when people go through tough times. I’m not going to say it’s easy but I will say that there has been a lot to learn throughout it all and that I’m more grateful than I’ve ever been for the decent health that I do have; without health we really have nothing.
After my accident I really needed some time to regroup, rest and recover, those things have always been hard for me. This year has been an interesting test of faith but surprisingly a real filling up of it also. It’s weird how some of the worst things in life can leave you either faithless or filled to the top with hope and expectation. I feel filled, blessed and excited about what’s to come and how God will turn it all around. In my experience, after a lot of trials and tribulations blessing usually start raining down. God is so faithful, loving and kind and I can’t wait to see what’s next. Whether rain or shine I know that He is right there with me. My recovery time has been good for my faith growth and has given me a level of peace that I have never known. Maybe there’s just something about almost dying that makes you realize nothing lasts that long in the grand scheme of things so might as well make the best of it.
I am still weak and still do suffer from quite a bit of pain from time to time but that is normal and to be expected. I don’t think it will be long before I’m fully healed and ready to be active like I’m used to. My hope is while I focus on my diet and exercise and incorporate some naturopathic and physical therapy remedies I will be back to full health in no time but patience is likely needed as some injuries can linger.
As for training, I have been starting at the basics like walking, laundry folding ( you’d be surprised how much this can hurt when you first get started) and working my way up to chopping wood and other mountain chores. I find some days I just want to push myself because it’s hard not feeling strong but when I do I end up having to nap or just end up really sore sitting in ice baths. Either way, it’s all part of the process and I know it will get better with time.
I’m not quite ready to share with you all what’s been brewing behind the scenes but I can say that God is doing a new thing in this season and there is a lot to look forward to for those who love Him. Don’t let anyone tell you different, especially if you have been suffering many challenges. God is good all the time, “All the time God is good” even when it doesn’t feel like it or look like it. There is a plan and purpose for it all.
I pray that you are doing well and thank you for all of you have prayed for me during my recovery, I am praying also for you, your loved ones and our nations.
I’m going to make this quick because I have already explained myself on Instagram and YouTube. I was in a very bad head-on collision on June 26th. I currently have a broken neck which although is pretty crazy in of itself, it could have been a lot worse. I’m extremely grateful for the angels watching over me. I will be taking the next few months to recover and rest and try and get my mind and body as healthy as possible while I work through the current challenges.
Unfortunately, that means that retreats this summer are cancelled and although I am upset about it, I hope to be back and ready for some winter fun.
I’ve been doing YouTube videos about my faith journey if you are interested, find me on there and take care for now!. Please know I don’t have all the answers but enjoy sharing anyway from time to time. Just so you know share but don’t usually keep my videos up for long.
My Neck Back Ninja Update is here: YOUTUBE
I am just working through the struggle of what’s been happening the last couple of years and so go easy on me. It’s been a lot of challenges and so I’m sharing how I am working through it both mentally, physically and spiritually. It’s not easy but hopefully at some point we can all have a good laugh.
I hope you are having a great season and nothing like this is happening to you. If it is, please reach out, I’ll be praying for you!
May showers bring June Flowers but getting booked for summer adventures time starts now………..
I’ve honestly been putting off writing this post for a while now because for some reason it just felt too painful at times to talk about. Instead I usually just repost recovery stories in my Instagram/Facebook feed or bits about addiction and alcoholism to keep the message alive for those who either love someone who suffers from addiction or for those who may be fighting to overcome addiction. The truth is way more people suffer in silence than we know and that goes for both addicts and those that love them.
Talking about it is just the beginning of healing…
It’s a time to celebrate and just take a moment to be so thankful. March 2nd was Ash Wednesday and the beginning of Lent. If you don’t know what that is, it’s the fast before Easter to recognize the sacrifice that Jesus made on the cross for our sins. It lasts from March 2nd to April 14th this year. I have not always been an observer of this tradition but this year it seems important, not only because the state of the world but because of the personal understanding that I need God’s grace and mercy on the daily. I have so many things to be thankful for and in that, I want to make sure to revere God and His graces. Perhaps you feel the same?
Results are in
I got my results back from my tumour removal and it looks like it’s negative for cancer! Just an issue due to chronic inflammation which is still something I’m working through but a much easier pill to swallow. That is a reason to celebrate and praise God all day! I believe this was all part of a journey God has been taking me on to heal, learn, restore and then teach some valuable lessons that I can then share with you. I am beyond grateful for this report and feel so relieved to know that not only does God hear our prayers about health matters but also heart matters as well. He will work through the issues one by one if we are willing.
No weapon formed against you shall prosper, And every tongue which rises against you in judgment You shall condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, And their righteousness is from Me,” Says the LORD. Isaiah 54:17
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As I move forward and work through the health issues, I believe I will be back in full swing sooner than later, at this point I want to call it all minor. I am working on a few things in terms of the spiritual aspect of healing as well that I hope will not only complete my healing process but also give you the tools when it’s complete. God has never given me a challenge without giving me the solution through His word and Holy Spirit guidance.
As for Lent
There are few things people fast and I see this being highly beneficial not only on a spiritual aspect but also a physical. Here are a few things you could fast and are quite popular. It should be something that you do regularly that will bring Jesus to mind every time you reach for that thing. It should hurt a bit to remember what Jesus did for you, because what He did was unbearable to imagine.
- Fast social media
- Fast sweets
- Fast Coffee