That is my pinky.
That is my pinky.
I have been taking Relief from It Works! and I have had really good results.
I have autoimmune arthritis and I have noticed significant pain relief.
So I ordered something else from them called Thermofit. I was looking to lose more weight, improve my health and get more energy.
This shocked me.
I took one tablet. I felt so good. I seriously could not believe it. A burst of energy. It wiped away my brain fog. And my fingers….MY FINGERS! I got control over my pinky finger!
For months when I would make a fist my little pinky would stay up in the air. It would not go down. I would take my other hand and force it down to touch my palm.
Now it is touching all by itself. I’m convinced it is all because of the ingredient Capsicum.
What’s baffling to me is I was always told to avoid nightshade vegetables, like peppers, potatoes and tomatoes. Yet this ingredient in peppers, the capsaicin, is anti-inflammatory. And you know what else? For the few years I was psoriasis free, I ate potatoes like every day!
So what’s the moral of the story? Every one is different. Try everything! See what works for you. For me, Thermofit from It Works! works!!!!
Here’s to me making a fist in the air.
Do you chase comfort like a drug?
Do you seek comfort over growth? Ease over accomplishment?
Wanting to feel comforted can be addicting. I was addicted to comfort. I thought that was the secret to happiness; to feel safe, sheltered and protected. I tried to make everything in my life easy. I arranged a short commute to work, I limited activities, and championed saying “no” to people. I thought that made me a strong boundary setter.
I didn’t want too much on my plate. I wanted to reduce stress. But what I was doing was hiding.
I was uneasy. I sought ease, yet it was out of reach. I obsessed over comfort, but was uncomfortable. I was not happy. Why was I not happy? Because I was ignoring my inner voice, my intuition and my soul’s constant nudging. Do you feel something missing in your life? Is ease and comfort just out of your reach? Do you feel that you are not living up to your potential?
I wasn’t living to my soul’s potential. Hiding away and shrinking from challenges does not help you grow. You can ask, why do you want to grow? Because your soul craves it. Because bravery is rewarded. I know this from experience.
Do something that scares you each day. Accept a challenge. Say YES instead of no. Do the opposite of what you usually do. The world opens up to us when we do these things. New people walk into your life. New opportunities appear. And you grow. And you discover what it means to really live life from a place of passion instead of a place of fear.
There’s more to this life than you know, and you will never know if you keep yourself small. When you decide to take a leap of faith and live for you and your inner self, the wonders of life will be revealed to you. And it is nothing short of magic. Life is amazing when you embrace it and embrace the inner you.
I have a chronic, potentially debilitating arthritic condition. Some people when announcing their conditions may say, “I suffer from (insert condition here).” I don’t like to use the phrase, “I suffer from…” because number one, I don’t want to identify as someone who suffers and I don’t want to manifest future suffering.
The truth is that I have psoriatic arthritis, which causes inflammation in my body resulting in swollen joint tissue, join pain and stiffness and inflamed skin.
I am trying a new product today. I can say I’ve tried everything, well maybe not everything, but I have tried a lot.
I’ve used turmeric, essential oils, I’ve consumed copious amounts of cilantro and tried the Move Free supplements brand and the Osteo Bio-Flex brand. I tried eating only organic foods and using only organic products. I went vegan, I went dairy free and gluten free but yet I still cannot unscrew the lid off of a pickle jar.
I will always have sore fingers and toes I suppose, and will be achy and stiff when I get out of bed or out of a chair. And there are levels to pain and stiffness. It used to be a lot worse.
I have had some relief with Methotrexate. I can jog now, whereas a few months ago, I couldn’t walk two blocks without considerable pain in my right foot.
Today I am taking It Works! Relief.
I hope It Works! I’ve tried their cleanse and lost weight on it, so I have confidence in this brand.
I have heard great things about it and am looking forward to opening pickle jars all over my kitchen.
I will let you know how it goes.
If there is one thing I know about, it is CHANGE.
Life has gifted me many changes and several of those I have implemented myself.
I also had the fortune of being introduced to Life Coaching, and it has literally CHANGED my life for the better. I am in charge of my life, I live with purpose and I embrace and champion change like nobody’s business.
In the words of REO Speedwagon:
“So if you’re tired of the same old story,
Oh, turn some pages
I will be here when you are ready
To roll with the changes, yeah, yeah”
This is what I offer to you. If you are ready to roll with the changes, send me an email and we can work together to make those changes you have been thinking about, or perhaps you need help navigating the changes that life has provided to you. Life is a challenge. Life is uneasy, exciting and is mostly a gift. Everything you encounter is there to help you grow and be the person you are meant to me.
Easy isn’t always the way.
Comfort isn’t the goal.
Life is supposed to uneasy.
That is why Yoga is so important to me.
Yoga teaches us to breathe into discomfort.
I used to think comfort was a goal.
I recently attended a women’s workshop and as we went around the room and stated our personal wants and desires I heard most of the women say they desire to be “at ease” with themselves.
I say the ease comes after a regular and consistent practice of exposing yourself to uneasiness.
The ease comes after the challenge, after the discomfort.
If you want to feel comfortable, then embrace uncomfortableness.
If you want to relax, then challenge yourself. You are not going to get to ease and comfort before you get through challenge and discomfort.
If you are ready to make a change and add some challenges to your life, check out my offerings or email me at email@example.com
Meditation quiets our mind chatter. During a meditation session, it may take a while to get to the “quiet” place within us, and it may only be a pause between thoughts. That is the goal, to create space in between the thoughts. Meditate on the Infinite; an open space with thoughts floating nearby buzzing in and out of existence like subatomic particles. That is the true nature of reality. Accept the limitless nature inside of ourselves to feel peace and serenity. It is this space within ourselves that is our ultimate comfort.
Begin alone in a quiet room with enough space to walk around.
Make sure you will be undisturbed, turn off electronics and close the door.
Set a timer for 5 minutes. Begin slowly walking around the room at a snail’s pace. Feel the way your heel begins to touch the floor and observe the way the rest of your foot follows.
When I do this exercise I usually start to observe my surroundings and notice the textures in the walls, the floor and the furniture. I start to notice things that I normally would not slow down enough to see. We can walk so quickly through life. This exercise really slows me down and clears my mind.
I start to feel an inner peace and some how, magically, an inner dialog begins. Once my mind clears of the surface material, important and relevant topics arise in my consciousness and I begin to ask myself questions and I receive answers from somewhere deep inside of me.
It is a wonderful practice and only takes a few minutes of your time. Feel free to add minutes for deeper introspection.