Thursday, August 2, 2012

This is why I steer clear of grains! ;)

Mark Sisson is the man behind the book "The Primal Blueprint" and the blog "" He is very passionate about health and his story is really inspiring!;)

Being a person that tries to eat gluten-free as much as possible it's really great to see that with the excitement of the OLYMPICS, OLYMPIANS are talking about the benefits they see and feel when eating gluten-free!:) The link below is the story I am referring to

Olympians Ditching Gluten

This is the link I hope you take time to read to understand what you are really doing to your body when you choose to eat grains;)

Why GRAINS are unhealthy...

I would love to hear the thoughts of anyone that reads my blog and these articles!!


Hope you are having a happy and healthy summer!

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Do you know how to THRIVE???

The above video is about what is really going on in our world. I had heard things here and there about different subject topics that this video touches on, but I did not take the time to actually research them and find out more until now. This video is kind of heavy at points, but keep on watching, because it really does get better in the end. It gives me hope in realizing what I can do to make a difference in my world today in a way that will leave this world better for the generations to come.

I specifically chose to share the movie with the "Closed Captions" options so that the hearing impaired could know of this great message as well. So, please share it with anyone and everyone that you know that wants to help shift the world in a more positive direction.

Like my Mom always says, "Many hands make light work."


Monday, May 14, 2012

What do you REALLY know about GLUTEN???

The above video really helped me understand why eating grains affects my mentality, emotions, and physical health so negatively. Since, starting my Paleo/Primal eating habits last May I have seen a huge difference in the way I feel about myself, my life, and my relationship with others. It has not always been easy, but it has definitely been worth it!

I am a geeky scientist type that LOVES learning and understanding the way things work through experiments, TED talks, videos/books/papers of research, etc. What better test subject than myself to see how my body reacts to the different foods I put into my body to nourish it.

I realize that I have a gluten sensitivity and am grateful that I was able to learn about the symptoms and adjust my diet early on before it manifested itself in a major illness. I don't suffer with headaches, migraines, mood swings, irritability, anemia, fatigue, etc, anymore like I used to. I have more energy and am kinder to myself and gentler with how I conduct my life because I my body is not at war with the gluten anymore! What a difference the power of knowledge has in my life.

Intuitive eating is a wonderful thing. Your body is an amazing machine, designed to take care of itself to house the incredible spirit that resides in it. What is ironic is that people use their minds to nourish their bodies instead of listening to the body needs. The mind knows how to trick you into believing that unhealthy foods are good because they comfort you or give a satisfaction that the mind says is necessary. The body cannot lie. It tells us quite clearly what it needs for optimal performance. Most of us don't even realize that we are giving our bodies the wrong fuel/foods because we eat what we  learned from our childhood.

We all have the freedom to choose how to take care of our bodies however we feel necessary, but don't be too surprised that your body is breaking down on you when you haven't taken the time to give your body the proper attention and respect it deserves. Our bodies are doing a lot of work on our behalf, every minute of every day, to maintain a healthy vessel for our spirits to reside in. Don't you think it is time to treat your body properly, pamper it even, to show your respect and appreciation for the daily gifts our bodies provide us? It's Spring time. So, a good Spring cleaning for your organs and body would be a lovely way to show your body that you care!

Good luck!

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Introverts ROCK!!

I  really like this TED talk!!  I find that I am embracing my introverted ways, and not feeling bad about it! ;) I LOVE reading my books, and crocheting, and just being chill so much lately! I don't have enough time in the day to do those things every day. But when I can, I LOVE IT!!;)

If you haven't already, go ahead and embrace your introverted tendencies! I believe that they are what help keep us sane and centered! :)

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Dancing!! :) Ballroom Latin!

Tonight and last Thursday, Joseph and I have been able to go to Ballroom dancing lessons! It is always so fun to go, but this was the first time that we have been there 2 weeks in a row. HUGE SHOUT OUT to my IN-LAWS!! They wonderfully take care of our girls so that I can live out a childhood dream!:)  Last week we were the only ones that showed up, so we had the instructor to ourselves. It was really COOL! We are learning the Cha-Cha and man, my body feels so stiff and old every time we start class. Lets not even get me started about the mirrors. Tonight they were not my friend;) I choose to rely on my imagination about how I look rather than the harsh honesty of the mirrors.  I love how its such a good work out. 

I really appreciate Joseph dancing with me, because it is my passion to dance and I was messing up a LOT tonight. When he messes up, I remind myself that he is doing these dance lessons for me. So, it helps with my patience immensely:) He is a good sport.  I told him, last year, that I was going to learn how to ballroom dance with or without him. Luckily, for me, he is the slightly jealous type. The idea of me learning to dance with another guy, didn't set well with him.  So, he decided to be my dance partner. Now, that he's been taking me he realizes that it is mainly single women that come and never any single guys. Hahaha...too late for him now! He bought himself a pair of dance shoes, so he's dancing until those shoes wear out:)

It's the only way, I get a work out in these days. The winter hasn't been that bad for me, since I have dancing to look forward to every week. Now, if I can just find a pick-up game or two of Volleyball, this winter would be awesome!;) I wouldn't mind teaching the volleyball basics to anyone who wants to learn. I'd just have to find a place and time to do so. Hmmm....we'll see how that works out!

Friday, January 6, 2012


Does anyone know anywhere I can just play a pick-up game of Volleyball??  I have already looked into the Orem City Rec Center, and they only have team stuff. I cannot commit to that because I travel too much :/ If anyone knows anything, or would even like to get together some nights for a volleyball game or two, please let me know! :)

Monday, November 14, 2011

"'ve got to go through it, to get to the end of it." -Greasy Sae

YES...that quote above was taken from CATCHING FIRE by Suzanne Collins. The second book of her Trilogy the HUNGER GAMES. It's a really entertaining read. Although, the last book was really for a mature audience more so than the first 2 because of the war violence.

While reading this quote by a character in the book called Greasy Sae I was moved by the simplicity and undeniable truth behind such a powerful little tidbit from this book. So many times people just want to find a shortcut, dodge, ignore, avoid certain lessons life brings us so that we can spare ourselves the growing pains these challenges give us. In all reality when we try to dodge the bullet all we are really doing is tricking ourselves into thinking that we are at the end when in fact we are still smack dab right in the middle of it! Then, how does one know when one is at the end of a certain trial or hardship in life? Everyone has their own very personal way of knowing. As for me, I know that I am at the end when I no longer have bad/negative thoughts about that particular life lesson anymore. When I feel my inner peace, glowing bright, strong, steady, blessing me with feelings of safety and calm, again, that's when I know I have made it through to the end. Now, that I know that I can return to that peace, I look at old challenges in my life and see them from a different perspective than I have ever seen them before. This new perspective really helps me through some really mucky moments in life. For this comfort and knowledge, I am extremely grateful.

I am also very happy and thankful for books that are so good that they become MOVIES!! YAY!!!

I am really excited for the movie! It's going to be so fun to see how they translate the books to the BIG screen!!:) It's definitely a book that you can't put down until the very end. If you haven't read it make sure someone's watching your kids for you as you get lost in the world of Panem.

Enjoy the video...

May the odds be ever in your favor...