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OMGosh! Where have I been!?

Well, OMG where have I been!? So, yeah, life got in the way and I sadly, didn’t continue my 365 days of gratitude…

I am still gratuitous of many things but quickly learnt that it’s a lot harder than it looks doing that whole 365 days of ANYTHING, let alone 365 days of gratitude.

I am however happy to say that dispite many “life things” that are happening in our life at present, I am very happy and I am coping better everyday!

I’m hoping to rekindle some of my more creative side at present so, will see how long that lasts, but I am slowly learning that it’s OK to start and stop things in your life. I’m not a failure, but I am an explorer.

Discovering new and different things and avenues each and everyday. At some stage I may use what I’ve learnt and be able to inspire others and my children to just love to learn, even if it seems “impractical” at the time.

Much love to you all and long time no write ❤

Posted in Families, life, messy, vegan

Today I’m grateful for…day 10

Today I am grateful for my bed. Who doesn’t love their bed? It’s my sanctuary, my comfy place, my escape.

It welcomes me at night and pleads with me to stay in the morning. It soothes my aching body after a long day and keeps me warm on those cold nights.

I am also grateful for the privilege of having a bed to sleep in. So many people don’t have this luxury and it makes me sad to think they don’t have the opportunity to experience these feelings.

So I really take a step back to appreciate what I have at this time, and though I may not have expensive luxurious items, I still have a bed to sleep in. And I am grateful..

P.S that’s obviously not my real bed but I can dream right!? 😜

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Today I am grateful for… day 7

It’s officially been a week that I have been doing my 365 days of gratitude.
And I must say I have noticed myself being a lot calmer, even in my moments of irritation, and being able to continue on with day to day things rather than just sitting in the corner feeling highly overwhelmed.

So today I am grateful for being self aware. Being able to self analyze and takes notes on it. And to notice small changes and to encourage myself to be better. I am intrigued to see where I will be in a months time of doing this and then a years time and how far I will have come.

Much love ❤

Posted in Families, life, messy, organisation

We’ve Moved!

Surprise! We’ve moved! Again… 2nd time in 4 months.. So that was the big change that was happening.
This move has been a fresh start for me and for the family. It made me realize that I move house rather unusually (I literally move everything in Aldi/Coles bags and just load up my car!) and that just having a few extra hands to help move SERIOUSLY makes moving so much easier.

For those of you who aren’t in Australia, moving house with a removalist is extremely expensive, so generally, most people move themselves with either their own trailer or a borrowed one and many many car trips from house to house.

It’s tiring, physically exhausting and REALLY difficult to do with 4 kids! However, we made it. This move I decided I wanted to move room by room. Which proved to be easy enough. It also helped me not to get too overwhelmed with the unloading and organising of the new house. 

Though I still need to unpack, the majority of the house has been set up and all amenities have been connected. (NEED…INTERNET!!….finally getting connected today)

It’s also triggered my desire to be more simplified in my life and I’m going to cull more items and live a more minimalist lifestyle.

Moving house really helps you to see how little you really need to survive and that having just a few things can make life so much easier, both physically (like when moving) and emotionally.

I hope to blog a bit more frequently since the move but we’ll see…

Much love ❤

Posted in Families, health, life, messy, organisation, vegan, veganism

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!

Posted in health, life, messy

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!