Thoughts on the Journey

Still Healing

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Hi everyone,

I realize I have been absent on the web for the last little while, and I would like to share why...

[/et_pb_text][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][et_pb_row admin_label="row" make_fullwidth="off" use_custom_width="off" width_unit="on" use_custom_gutter="off" custom_padding="||20px|" padding_mobile="off" allow_player_pause="off" parallax="off" parallax_method="off" make_equal="off" parallax_1="off" parallax_method_1="off" parallax_2="off" parallax_method_2="off" column_padding_mobile="on"][et_pb_column type="1_3"][et_pb_image admin_label="Image" src="https://www.bewellclinic.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/yellowflower.jpg" show_in_lightbox="off" url_new_window="off" use_overlay="off" animation="left" sticky="off" align="left" force_fullwidth="off" always_center_on_mobile="on" use_border_color="off" border_color="#ffffff" border_style="solid" custom_margin="38px|||"] [/et_pb_image][/et_pb_column][et_pb_column type="2_3"][et_pb_text admin_label="Text" background_layout="light" text_orientation="left" use_border_color="off" border_color="#ffffff" border_style="solid" custom_padding="||20px|"] I have been recently reminded that my body is still healing... I have felt so great over the last few months that I forgot that I am healing years and years of sickness and imbalance, and that does not magically disappear overnight, or even over a few months. I'm glad that I am where I am--in so many ways and for so many reasons. I am glad I am healing, even when it takes so much energy to do so. Even though I have to slow down... maybe I'm glad because I have to slow down. [/et_pb_text][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][et_pb_row admin_label="Row" make_fullwidth="off" use_custom_width="off" width_unit="on" use_custom_gutter="off" custom_padding="0px|||" padding_mobile="off" allow_player_pause="off" parallax="off" parallax_method="off" make_equal="off" parallax_1="off" parallax_method_1="off" column_padding_mobile="on"][et_pb_column type="4_4"][et_pb_divider admin_label="Divider" color="#05492e" show_divider="on" height="0" divider_style="solid" divider_position="center" divider_weight="4" hide_on_mobile="on"] [/et_pb_divider][et_pb_text admin_label="Text" background_layout="light" text_orientation="left" use_border_color="off" border_color="#ffffff" border_style="solid" text_font_size="20"]

... maybe I'm glad because I have to slow down

[/et_pb_text][et_pb_divider admin_label="Divider" color="#05492e" show_divider="on" height="0" divider_style="solid" divider_position="center" divider_weight="4" hide_on_mobile="on"] [/et_pb_divider][et_pb_text admin_label="Text" background_layout="light" text_orientation="left" use_border_color="off" border_color="#ffffff" border_style="solid" custom_padding="40px|||" custom_padding_last_edited="on|desktop"] I'm glad to be reminded about what I am healing from. Some "flare ups" and detoxing that I have been experiencing the last couple weeks have reminded me what my "normal" used to be. I'm glad it is not my normal anymore. Some of this flair up has been out of my control... some crazy things have happened to people around me that has made my life busier, because I have been helping them out. But most is in my control. A little more sleep, a little laziness in not getting up when I remembered I forgot to take fermented cod liver oil. Giving in to eating a little to much fruit, and not enough stock because it's easy. Because it's what I want in the moment, not prioritizing investing in what my body needs. [/et_pb_text][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][et_pb_row admin_label="Row"][et_pb_column type="2_3"][et_pb_text admin_label="Text" background_layout="light" text_orientation="left" use_border_color="off" border_color="#ffffff" border_style="solid" text_font_size="20" custom_padding="10px|||"] __And____________Down_________________________I__________________________________Went   [/et_pb_text][/et_pb_column][et_pb_column type="1_3"][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][et_pb_row admin_label="Row"][et_pb_column type="4_4"][et_pb_divider admin_label="Divider" color="#05492e" show_divider="on" height="0" divider_style="solid" divider_position="center" divider_weight="4" hide_on_mobile="on"] [/et_pb_divider][et_pb_text admin_label="Text" background_layout="light" text_orientation="left" use_border_color="off" border_color="#ffffff" border_style="solid"]

Down and out!

Focus on sleep, rest, time out from the world and the busyness of life--whether or not I could "afford" to do so. My body was starting to wander from the path of healing and wellness. Since I was not giving it foods to heal, it was making me slow down physically, taking the energy it needed.

...which is good...

I appreciate the human body so much more than I ever have, and the amazing ways it compensates and presses on even with little to work with. But there are certain foods that help it heal and function well, and I know what they are. And with my knowledge comes my responsibility. To my body. To myself. [/et_pb_text][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][et_pb_row admin_label="row"][et_pb_column type="1_3"][et_pb_image admin_label="Image" src="https://www.bewellclinic.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/RunDownFence-e1471026465748.jpg" show_in_lightbox="off" url_new_window="off" use_overlay="off" animation="left" sticky="off" align="left" force_fullwidth="off" always_center_on_mobile="on" use_border_color="off" border_color="#ffffff" border_style="solid" custom_margin="10px|||"] [/et_pb_image][/et_pb_column][et_pb_column type="2_3"][et_pb_text admin_label="Text" background_layout="light" text_orientation="left" use_border_color="off" border_color="#ffffff" border_style="solid"] Also, I was letting my neighborhood run down--and unsavory characters were gaining strength in my gut. They were starting to dictate what I was craving again. And adding toxins to my body to further slow me down. And it becomes hard to fight all that. It is discouraging that I have to keep fighting to correct the bad that has been happening for years. And hard that it can so quickly slip away. It is hard to remember that I am still recovering, and not very far away from the time when I was very sick. [/et_pb_text][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][et_pb_row admin_label="Row"][et_pb_column type="2_3"][et_pb_text admin_label="Text" background_layout="light" text_orientation="left" use_border_color="off" border_color="#ffffff" border_style="solid"] So the choice is there--fight again, or go back to how I was. I was functional, but also so cautious. Not able to make a mistake without miserable consequences like migraines, stomach aches, and more. I could go there--it sure is easier than GAPS, and I would be fine, probably, for a while... [/et_pb_text][/et_pb_column][et_pb_column type="1_3"][et_pb_image admin_label="Image" src="https://www.bewellclinic.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/HealingFlowers.jpg" show_in_lightbox="off" url_new_window="off" use_overlay="off" animation="left" sticky="off" align="left" force_fullwidth="off" always_center_on_mobile="on" use_border_color="off" border_color="#ffffff" border_style="solid" /][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][et_pb_row admin_label="Row"][et_pb_column type="4_4"][et_pb_text admin_label="Text" background_layout="light" text_orientation="left" use_border_color="off" border_color="#ffffff" border_style="solid" text_font_size="18"]

But I have a bigger goal--not just to be alive, survive, exist. My goal is to heal. To be well--as well as I can manage to be with my imperfect body in this broken world. To be in a state of living!

[/et_pb_text][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][et_pb_row admin_label="Row"][et_pb_column type="4_4"][et_pb_text admin_label="Text" background_layout="light" text_orientation="left" use_border_color="off" border_color="#ffffff" border_style="solid"] Thankfully I took action early. It only took a week to get my trajectory back on course. I've almost regained that lost ground--almost. But I have gained something else that is very valuable. A deeper resolve to continue. To invest and expect a return, even when that investment is a little uncomfortable, and a little inconvenient. So forward I go--not perfectly or without faltering. But I know which direction I want to go, and I know that which lies in that direction is worth the journey. Onward! [/et_pb_text][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][/et_pb_section]

Just two months...

[et_pb_section admin_label="section"][et_pb_row admin_label="row"][et_pb_column type="4_4"][et_pb_text admin_label="Text" background_layout="light" text_orientation="left" use_border_color="off" border_color="#ffffff" border_style="solid"] Waiting in my inbox this week was a wonderful surprise! At my training I had heard rumors, we had initiated discussions, and all of us knew that this would be a great idea... if only someone would do the work. Well, someone has! Coming September 16th, 2014... The Heal Your Gut Cookbook by Hilary Boynton and Mary Brackett, with foreword by Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride This looks like an awesome book! It was created by 2 GAPS parents, and contains over 200 recipes you can use to heal your body--all GAPS legal! Sorting through the myriad of recipes (even GAPS specific recipes) is a challenge for anyone on this diet, including me. I cannot wait for this book to get published so I can get my hands on a copy and start cooking! Although I know it will not do the work for me, it will make the preparing to prepare time shorter. It will also make it easier to answer the "What are we having for dinner" question. And it comes with pictures! Did I mention that? This is almost a must for me when I am purchasing a cookbook. These are available to me on September 1st, and I will be purchasing several. Reserve your copy by contacting me today. You can check out more at http://www.chelseagreen.com/downloads/HealYourGut_PR.pdf   *I did not receive any compensation for advertising this product   [/et_pb_text][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][/et_pb_section]

Beginnings...

Starting a business while still fairly new to the GAPS diet. That’s a great idea…Said no one ever!

But how could I wait?

After a lifetime of taking care of people, 5 years of undergraduate work to become a nurse, 4 more years of graduate school to become a family nurse practitioner, and almost 6 years of dietary research for my own personal health reasons.

I was introduced to the GAPS diet less than a year ago, but because of the many answers I found in the science that Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride explains, I quickly and naturally adapted it into my approach to healing. I did not have to learn a lot of new information, because this is a simple but comprehensive approach to the health issues rocking our nation. And I have been so excited to find a path of knowledge and research that has answered some deep questions I had developed, and answered many others I had not yet formed.

And so, it was born... and here is optimistic me looking forward to making an impact in the (un)health of the people that God puts in my path to help.

Are you wanting to join me on this journey? Onward!