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Made myself a quart of “Living Water” today and when I was reading my book my fur baby helped himself to my jar of goodness!!๐Ÿ˜ฝ His name is Bro and I LOVE HIM!!

 If you’ve never heard of ๐Ÿ’ฆLiving Water๐Ÿ’ฆ well I have a little info for you. Living Water comes from flowing natural bodies of water and springs from underground, which are mineral rich from the Earth.๐ŸŒ

The way we have our water delivered to us is through processes that actually do not allow for it to stay charged with the minerals we need to thrive๐Ÿ™€ Therefore, we cannot properly hydrate. 

Most of us are actually chronically dehydrated and drinking water from our usual delivery systems does not properly hydrate our cells. When our water is stored in plastic bottles, flows through plumbing, is delivered through reverse osmosis, or distilled, it actually loses its mineral rich life. 

No need to worry because the answer to properly bringing our water back to life is rather simple๐Ÿ˜ป The act of adding berries, cucumber, or citrus to your water can bring it back to life! ๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ’ฆ๐Ÿ‹๐Ÿ’ฆ Putting your water into a glass container and letting it sit in the sun will actually bring life back to it as well!! โ˜€๏ธ๐Ÿ™Œ 

When I began this practice of drinking Living Water I noticed a tremendous difference in my body. This practice has assisted me in moving forward in my healing process, my moods are more balanced, I’m not anxious, I’m not constantly thirsty, my mind is far more focused, my skin is far more supple…so many reasons to practice this awesome activity of bringing our water back to life!๐Ÿ˜‡ Don’t just take my word for it, just see how much Bro enjoys it!! 

To hear more about Living Water and many more amazing daily wellness practices go to medicalmedium.com and get free access to his program called “The Healing Path”๐Ÿ˜‰ 

With absolute love and gratitude, blessings to all!๐Ÿ’› 

Healing Humilityย 


โ€œKeep your face always toward the sunshine – and shadows will fall behind you.โ€ โ€• Walt Whitman ๐Ÿ™ 

Overlooking the setting sun and coastal California redwoods during a solo dining experience tonight.โ˜€๏ธ๐ŸŒฒ 
The healing process can be very humbling and emotionally challenging and the last few weeks have presented a pretty deep emotional low for me so I have been doing everything I can to keep positive. Lots of prayers, meditation, alone time, sleep, connecting with the Earth, creativity, mass quantities of fruits, veggies, herbal teas, and medicinal mushrooms, connecting with my mom, connecting with my daughter, and connecting with true friends have been my uplifting recipe and I do feel I am on the upswing. 
I do have absolute gratitude for every aspect of this process, many lessons of humility, patience, and acceptance have come to me in the past few weeks, so I hold onto the lessons as medicine and continue to move forward with my face toward the sunlight.๐Ÿ™Œ
Tonight’s dinner was preceded with prayers to God, the Sun, the Angel of Sun, the Angel of Light, the Angel of Faith, the Angel of Relationships, the Angel of Peace and basking in the setting sunlight. This plate I lovingly prepared for myself was awesomely beautiful, grounding, and upliftingโœจconsisting of avocado, raw cauliflower and purple cabbage rice, fat free raw zucchini pesto smothered maitake mushrooms over a bed of spinach then drizzled with lime juice, sprinkled with red onion, sea salt and cayenne pepper. 
With much appreciation and gratitude, blessings to all.๐Ÿ’› 

Happy Healthy Sober Vegan


#beforehandafter #soberlife plus #veganliving equals a serious glowing glow!โ˜€๏ธ Believe me, I know because I used to make alcohol swigging, meat eating, and dairy consuming daily practices. The unfiltered pic to the left is me at age 33, the unfiltered pic to the right, is me now at age 40. The drastic difference in my appearance is a reflection of the cleanliness of my body and the personal growth I’ve experienced having let go of substances that do not allow my liver to let go of toxicity. ๐ŸŒŸ Being a psoriasis sufferer, it is imperative for me to be good to my liver as I was born with heavy metal and pesticide toxicity in my liver.๐Ÿ™€I learned from Medical Medium this toxicity  feeds Epstein Barr Virus (EBV) which I also host in my liver. The feeding of EBV in turn makes psoriasis flare and grow.๐Ÿ˜ณThe liver cannot let go of toxicity if it is sluggish from the consumption of fat, refined sugar, and chemicals.๐Ÿ™ˆWith a vegan, grain free, gluten free, low fat, high carb diet and lowering stress I have been able to allow my liver to take a break from holding onto the stuff that was making me sick, depressed, bloated, and psoriasis ridden.๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿ’๐ŸŒฟ๐Ÿ‰โ˜˜๐Ÿ“ Now that my liver has had the chance to “dump” out old toxicity my mind and body are at a cleanliness I have never known!๐Ÿ˜‡After 13 years of suffering from psoriasis it’s almost gone, I rarely want to wear makeup anymore, and I have lost nearly 50 lbs since the pic on the left was taken. I am happy and feel good all the time!๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘ I do not have any want to go back to the way I used to live. I love everything about my life, I make better choices than I ever have,๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿฝ I can take on more work and be less fatigued, I’m more organized, I have far stronger personal boundaries,๐Ÿ’ช I can stand up for myself far more gracefully, if someone treats me poorly I don’t really care, the personal relationships I choose to allow into my life are far more uplifting and motivating, I know that no animals must suffer to feed me which brings peace to my being,๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿท๐Ÿ”๐ŸŸ๐Ÿ’– I live in more peace than I ever have, I am happier than I have ever been. I love this life, my new reality…cheers to understanding and implementing the process to true health!

Relationships and Illnessย 


 ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿ’™๐ŸŒฐ๐Ÿ’› When out on romantic drive for an excursion lunch date this is what your lunch can look like when you are working away from chronic illness with an organic, gluten free, grain free, raw vegan diet.๐ŸŒฑ๐Ÿ˜ณ๐ŸŒฑ The dates and outings my partner and I go on generally consist of a meal and a physical excursion. ๐Ÿฒ๐Ÿก๐Ÿ’ช Well, things have changed drastically in our relationship since I had Shingles twice last year, and I can’t function the way I used to. ๐Ÿ™€ We’d go eat and explore our way through cities and coastal towns. We’d go for jogs, hikes, going miles and miles on foot, exploring together. ๐ŸŒ๐Ÿ—ป๐Ÿ›ค๐Ÿ›ฃ๐Ÿž๐Ÿ๐ŸŒƒ๐ŸŒ†๐ŸŸ๐ŸŒ„๐ŸŒ…๐ŸŒŒ๐ŸŒ  We would cook together, enjoy my gluten free baked goods with our morning coffee together, and share evening chocolatey treats together. ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿž๐Ÿช๐Ÿซ We both have pallets that love fine foods so he would take me out to breakfast, lunch, or dinner rather often to explore exotic cuisines. But beginning in March of last year I had Shingles for the first time and for the rest of the year I couldn’t do any of that any longer.๐Ÿ˜• When I felt slightly good enough I tried but I often became too ill to do anything let alone explore on foot or engage in such culinary exploration. I became afraid of food because I reacted to everything.๐ŸŒถ๐Ÿ™…๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ“ My diet became so limited and I was so fatigued and frustrated that we stopped cooking together and going out to meals. He tried anything he could do to support me but I felt so guilty I gave up subjecting him to my limits and told him to just do his own thing for his meals. ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™ That was a huge blow to our foundation as a couple. As well, the piece around me not being able to explore on foot also hit us hard. He never complained, he has stayed solidly in support of everything I need to get better. ๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’› No matter what modality I tried, he supported me. When I was too sick to work he paid my bills. When I was too sick to make myself food, he did. When I was in tears he held me. He has been my physical and emotional pillar to my healing.


I find this post so important to shed light on relationships and illness. People with illness need unconditional support from their partners like I have received. ๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’– If not for him, at times, I would have felt completely alone on my path to wellness. He has seen my autoimmune flares, my sadness, my frustration, and hours of my tears. He had never dealt with illness before but he now understands illness, he has compassion for it, and he believes in my cause to create awareness for people living with chronic illness and compassionate living. โœจTo know his holding me in support of my health and my passions is so powerful for our relationship, I feel held and understood. ๐Ÿ’›Yes, I am still healing but without the support from him I would not have able to heal to the extent I have thus far. I am eternally grateful!๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ™Œ

Process of Eliminationย 


Happy Wednesday Loves! Here’s my story of my 10 years of process which has lead me to healing my body of IBS, psoriasis, heavy metal/pesticide toxicity in my liver, Shingles, neurological fatigue, adrenal fatigue, Epstein Barr Virus, and Streptococcus. Western nor Eastern Doctors did NOT guide me, any medical intervention only made my illness worse, this was a self guided journey. 

Enjoy and thank you for your support!
๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿฝ๐ŸŒฏ๐ŸŒฟPictured is raw organic veggies on a raw vegan flatbread! I wrapped this up and munched it down for dinner and loved every bite!

 10 years ago I was suffering terribly from IBS and psoriasis and heard that gluten was something that could possibly be an irritant to my system so I decided to “try” to eliminate it. I thought, “There is no possible way I can stay away from bread, pastries, pizza, or sandwiches.” After eliminating gluten my health improved incredibly which in turn convinced me to stay far away from gluten. 

Nearly 5 years ago when I first transitioned from being a meat eater to vegetarian to again help my health issues, I thought, “How can I possibly go a day without meat?” Well, I made the transition, it was easier than I thought, low and behold my health began to improve further. 

About 2.5 years ago I transitioned away from dairy and alcohol. I was again trying to let go of illness. Again, I thought, “There’s no way I’ll be able to stay away from ice cream, cheese, or wine!” Those eliminations were actually easier than letting go of meat and yes, my health improved further. 

Fall 2015 I had Shingles for the second time in 9 months, I was more sick than I have ever been. I had never experienced illness such as that bout of Shingles. I was terrified but refused to take medications. So I researched like crazy and discover staying away from grains and legumes could help my Shingles symptoms. I visited the US Nation Library of Medicine, medical journals from all over the world, and scoured the FDA website and studied like crazy! 

What I learned from weeks of research from a collaboration of clinical studies around the world was staying away from gluten, meat, dairy, legumes, grains, alcohol, MSG, artificial sweeteners, food coloring, preservatives, derivatives of foods, flavor enhancers, xylitol, emulsifiers, and medications may help improve my health. 

Well, I eliminated them all! And here I am now, healthy, happy, no IBS, psoriasis almost gone, Shingles symptoms diminishing. There are no words to express my gratitude, it was a terribly rough, scary, lonely journey but what I gained was my life back and I am forever grateful for the process!

My Daughter, My Healer


Oh joy! I received this awesome vegan foodie pic from my daughter. She’s a great cook๐Ÿฒ, an avid vegetarian๐Ÿ‰ and cruelty free advocate๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ๐Ÿ„๐Ÿ€๐Ÿ ๐Ÿฆƒ. I love her SOOOO much and am just so proud of her! She is a powerful woman who lives the life she believes in and she is truly happy๐Ÿ™†๐Ÿฝ๐ŸŒŸBlessed be!! As I have said in past posts, she has been my most potent healer๐Ÿ™Œ. She has been the catalyst to my deepest healing, from the beginning she has influenced me to be my best self.๐ŸŒŸ She was even the one who originally influenced me to go vegetarian.๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ‰๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’ She was born when I was 18 and I believe that is when I began my personal growth journey. I had this little person to guide, teach, and be responsible for๐Ÿ‘ถ๐Ÿป. Such a profound journey for an 18 year old girl. I didn’t know how to be a grown up, I made so many mistakes, I cried so much, I was so overwhelmed๐Ÿ™ˆ. But from the very beginning something inside of me said, “Hold her to account. Teach her how to speak her truth. Always be honest with her. Always answer her questions. Always tell her how important she is. Let her have her opinion. Let her argue with you. Listen to her. Always tell her the truth. Always honor her truth. Apologize when need be. Never judge her.” Those are some deep commitments to make but I made them and stuck to them.๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿฝ It was so difficult and humbling. I’m not naturally a patient, tactful, and graceful person but I am now thanks to raising my daughter in the fashion I chose๐Ÿ’• If she had a difficult question or prompted a difficult discussion topic I answered honestly and gave her non bias, real answers๐Ÿ˜ณ. At all stages of her development, if she asked about adversity with friends, female development, sex, birth control, drugs, alcohol, politics, religion, ethics…I honesty answered without judgement or bias. That is so hard to do. That is potent medicine๐Ÿ’› Such transparency and humble honestly teaches grace, tact, and patience. The education she gave me, the personal growth, the humility I gained are all powerful healing. I thank the heavens for sending me such powerful medicine and am eternally grateful for the process๐Ÿ™

Sports Mom: My Story


 ๐Ÿ†๐ŸGoing through storage and came upon this, it’s a fan for waving in the crowd from the sidelines to cheer for my daughter and her teammates. In ’09 her high school team won EVERYTHING, it was certainly an exciting season! For 13 years I was a volleyball mom, which means I was a taxi, a vending machine, an ATM machine, a pack mule, an emotional placeholder, a female athlete psychological expert, a mediator, a chaperone, a referee… If not for my parents and siblings I don’t know how I would have done it. My daughter, Paula, played at an extremely high elite level for multiple years that nearly broke me emotional, financially, and physically. It nearly broke her too but something inside of her wanted to keep going back and keep playing. It was what we were called do, be heavily involved in volleyball. It’s been nearly 7 years since my daughter was in her first year of high school volleyball. I did everything I could just to give her the opportunity to play her sport. Volleyball was life and life was volleyball. We both worked so hard back then, I worked and provided and she busted her bunz on that volleyball court and in the classroom. Now, life is very, very different. She doesn’t play volleyball any longer, she decided after 13 years of playing to step away to pursue even bigger goals. (She is very driven and goal oriented. I’m so proud) We now reminisce about the hundreds (nearly thousands) of hours she dedicated to her sport. We now talk about what’s next in life, we laugh, we cry, we hold each other to account, we swap clothes, we share music, we are friends. Those times back in the past made our relationship what it is today…the hard stuff, the easy stuff, the yucky stuff, the good stuff. Every part of our journey together was perfect and still is. I am so proud of what we have accomplished. We believed in each other and we were always truthful with each other, we are now solidly a unit of trust and love. I wouldn’t change our journey for anything. We are perfect, she is perfect, being Paula’s Mommy has been the greatest gift life could have ever gifted me.