Hi there…it’s been a while!
To say some things have been going on would be an understatement – and I don’t just mean the fact that there is so much craziness in the world in general right now!
Our family has been going through one of the hardest times in our life, and I’m not ready to share in detail about it yet, but I do want to say this – EVERYTHING that has happened so far has some sort of tender mercy that has helped us grow. It doesn’t mean we have loved the process, and it definitely doesn’t mean we want to experience it again…but it does mean that we are finding some amazing things that have come from weathering this storm!
My relationship with Brandon is in a place now that I didn’t think we would ever aspire to be…the love and connection has grown so much!
Our whole family has experienced a closeness and love that melts my heart.
Old wounds have been healed and forgiveness given!
Positivity has been so much more the focal point – but definitely not the only emotion we have felt because no matter how much you will yourself to be positive, the negativity, fear and despair will creep in and sometimes even take over!
One of the things that has kept me going through all of this and even through the quarantine and fear going on right now with Covid-19 has been my ability to get out and exercise. Even if it is just walking my dog, the feeling of being outside, stretching my legs, feeling the wind on my face & focusing on the beauty around, I have found a peace in all of it. I realized how much I have taken for granted the freedoms we have, and my love of being able to go when and where I want when I need to just MOVE!!
The weather in Utah has been amazing and it’s allowed me to walk, hike, ride my bike and sit outside on my patio to adjust my mindset when things seem crazy and bleak. A couple of days ago I could feel that a storm was rolling in because my knee started to playing up. Could it be that I am just getting old and can’t do the things I once could – I refuse to think that…especially when exercising and the feeling it brings me is one of the things that has been keeping me sane. Either way, I found a solution…I realized that I had probably been doing too much.
I had been working, helping kids stay on top of school work, making meals, washing dishes, laundry, sewing new outdoor pillows for my patio, paneling my bathroom…to name just a few. Now before you read this and then think “we’ve all been doing similar things” remember, overwhelm and fatigue is an individual thing. If one thing this world situation has taught me right now is that judging others is something that I shouldn’t do because we are all walking a path that is unique to us and no one actually knows what we’re really going through! Somehow I seem to be making this short story long! Anyway, as the day progressed yesterday I forced myself to put my feet up, put on an ice pack, and just sit still. For anyone that really knows me, that feat in itself was painful… The discomfort subsided but didn’t really go away – so as I was getting ready to go to sleep I decided to use a product now I will NEVER be without – an amazing CBD rub that I slathered all over my painful knee (click HERE to find out how to get your own essential oil infused CBD oils). This morning when I woke up as I got out of bed I didn’t even think about my knee. In fact, it probably took about 15-20 minutes before I even realized that I wasn’t feeling much of anything. The pain and discomfort aren’t completely gone, but whereas yesterday I was having a hard time walking downstairs, this morning I bounded down just like I normally would.
I have always been a huge believer in holistic and alternative medicines and this just sold me even more. I don’t like to take pain pills – peppermint oil is my go to, and I have witnessed my son’s anxiety be minimized and controlled by using a special oil I have. I’m not saying I don’t believe in other medicine, I have just found that as far as prevention goes, oils and supplements are so much more effective than having to find a solution to a problem when one appears.
If you’re anything like me – message me and let’s chat. About how you can create a chemical free home, but more than anything, let’s chat about how you’re doing!