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Today I’m grateful for…day 11

Today I’m grateful for simple family moments. Something as simple as a small fire, some sparklers, and a game of tag.

These moments are what life is all about. Watching the kids run around and have fun. I remember the days as a kid where we would stay up so late running around playing hide and seek or tiggy or just having fun at night without a care in the world.

I’m so glad that our kids too have the opportunity to do these simple things. I notice too that they enjoy themselves so much more when they do these things. They beg for more time playing and squeal and laugh and just be kids.

I’m grateful for these moments because it takes them away from the technology and just let’s them live raw wholesome real life.

Never underestimate how meaningful all these things are for kids.

Much love!

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Today I am grateful for…day 9

Today it’s the good ol’ library! I’m so grateful for this place, because it’s literally free education!
It has a plethora of subjects, information and even multimedia for you to explore.

And they are so good with doing free events for children, also different educational seminars for adults which are either free or just a small fee!

Not to mention the people you can meet. I met a lady today with a vegan recipe book,

who I asked her where she got it and we got to talking about different things and I learnt about some new sites to buy great books from and some new plant based diet bloggers to have a lookie at.
When was the last time you utilised your local library?

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Today I am grateful for…day 8

Today I am grateful for all the vegan women out there who are sharing their stories and inspiring others to obtain optimum health and are giving this information freely.

I get so inspired by watching these proactive women and it gives me motivation to get up and keep moving, to make positive changes in my life and to slowly incorporate new techniques in my life.

Some of these amazing women are:

FullyRaw Kristina
And MangoIslandMamma

They have all had different journeys and are kind enough to share their struggles and how they overcame these with simple diet changes.

I am truly grateful for these women and their passion to inspire

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Today I’m grateful for…

Today, I’m reflecting on my family and my spiritual family. I am grateful to have such a great family of in-laws. As I am an only child I have always sought after brothers and sisters to share company and time so I am grateful I have this now with my bother and sister in law and their children.

Next, I am grateful for my spiritual family. Going through some very testing situations I have always had such loving support from our congregation Elders and they share their Bible knowledge to show how much Jehovah cares and what steps I need to take to get me through, and I am grateful for this. Without the reminders from these loving ones I know I would be much slower in recovery and spiritual growth. So I am grateful to Jehovah for giving me this support.

So I will leave my writings here and continue to contemplate further on these great gifts I’ve been given.

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Absence makes the heart grow fonder??

Well, it’s been a while! And, o, how many things occur!

So I’ve had many new developments occur over the passing weeks. I’m delving deeper into a company called Modere, for health and potential income. (More to come on that shortly)

I’ve been looking into juice and water fasting. (I’m hoping to do a juice fast within the next month and will tell you all my experience)

I’ve re-evaluated my goals etc and have been striving to get out more in the ministry, (I go preaching from door to door to spread a positive message and hope in this dark and ominous world we live in) and have actually succeeded! This is a huge step for me because I’ve always struggled to be more active in this field, so I’m glad that I’m slowly progressing here.

We have big changes happening over the weekend but I’ll wait til it’s all official to say what it is. 

Aaaand, lastly, my mind is clear! Clear of the cloud that shows up from time to time. Clear of the brain fog I get occasionally. And just clear enough that I haven’t had a single anxiety attack since my last blog! I’m putting it down to the small changes I’ve been making, such as more regular prayer and Bible study, using a positive affirmations app that gives positive affirmations daily, trying to focus on doing a little of each house task everyday so I’m getting so overwhelmed and watching motivating vegan youtubers and the things that motivate them.

I find it interesting how others motivation is contagious. And I am enjoying watching their progress and it motivates me to make my own progress.

Love to you all!

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The unwanted friend knocking at your door..

Anyone who struggles with anxiety will understand that sentence immediately.
So life is giving our family hell again and, as per normal, along comes the unwanted friend. I am actually coping pretty well considering the severity of our current stresses but it is causing some issues.

Where my anxiety used to come on in a way that I could recognise it, it’s now decided to change and come on absolutely randomly, without any triggers and usually when I am trying to get to my congregation meetings.

I will be feeling quite OK, and not really ‘consciously’ worrying or stressing about things, and then…TADA!…I will have anxiety. Now where it used to be that my heart would be racing and I’d feel restless and fidgety, my current anxiety seems to have changed to a dull ache around my heart and extreme exhaustion. (I haven’t been admitted to hospital yet, so I’d say it’s not a heart attack lol) I feel as if I’ve run a marathon and I deteriorate quickly.

It made me think about how those without anxiety really don’t understand what it’s like but it also gave me insight into the reactions of those people.

Irritation. Annoyance. Stress. Pressuring.

They don’t understand and that’s OK. But it can be hurtful and difficult to cope when those close to you fail to have empathy.

With that being said, I’m using this knowledge of their lack of understanding to try to think of things from their perspective. Which I’m hoping, in turn, will help me with my anxiety.

Will see how I go!

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Long time no write…

So after my last episode of emotions and searching for answers, I’ve taken a break and worked on focusing on what can help me and how I can put little habits into action in order to keep positive etc.
Firstly, I’ve been doing a lot more research into veganism and watching videos of families who are vegan and what they eat. I discovered 2 channels in particular which are mango island mamma and Bonny Rebecca.

It gave me positive motivation to discover new ways of eating vegan and a healthy diet. I also discovered through these channels with Dr. Michael Greger, who explains the actual science behind plant based diets and how the current “health care system” isn’t always doing what is in the best interest of people’s health.

I also downloaded an app with positive affirmations called Life changing affirmations that give you a new positive affirmation daily. It’s been really helpful in keeping me positive and proactive.

I also saw my naturopath and they gave me my homeopathic remedies that I needed, in particular the Dr Bach flower remedy ‘Rescue Remedy’ which is a life saver for stress and overwhelming emotions. If you’re interested in any of these tid bits of information you can click on the links and it will take you to informative websites on the topic.

I feel energized and clear headed since going 100% vegan again and feeding my mind the positivity and gaining more knowledge. Knowledge is power! Lol.

So here I’ll leave it and hope this can help some of you to stay above the bad feelings and overwhelming emotions. Love to you all!