I do not recommend apple picking and corn mazing with children in 40 deg C humidity. 🍏🌽🍎 😓
On the bright side, I'm going to have some really yummy apple crisp tomorrow! 😋 Love going to @brantviewapples!
Part 2 /// Journey to Self
[...] parents and the pressure of the medias view of what and how a women is. Our teenage years are some of the most potent years of growth and foundation than all years we journey through. I feel so deeply for women (and men). It can be the most challenging time of our lives while we lay down our own unique path. Eventually leaving the nest of our parents out into the world.
A couple years later I was diagnosed with Celiac Disease and intolerance to dairy. While this was the most healing challenge that could happen for my body it only made it worse. I had already created my view on food, all food, and that wasn’t seen in the light it is now. I was barely eating or I was overeating and purging. This could be the exact reason why no one know because I physically didn’t appear to ‘need’ to gain weight.
I was malnourished.
I was extremely mean to myself.
I was copping with an alcoholic mom.
I was impressing men for the wrong reasons; because thats what I thought we as women needed to do for love/affection.
I was numb.
I was lost.
I was depressed.
I didn’t know where I could possibly go or what I could do; so I stayed. I became best friends with my ‘disorder’ and let it eat away at my divine purpose. Staying in the state of the ego and suppressing everything further down.
Weighing myself in the morning and packing my new way of eating with celiac was my old morning ritual. If I weighed one pound less than I would be proud of my dedication and felt more secure.
I was diagnosed by a naturopath that was creating a plan to help support and heal my vessel that carries me through life. The toxic voice inside was so ecstatic that I couldn’t eat certain foods anymore because it gave me a reason to not go out for dinner or only be able to eat a small portion of what was being served.
It was control.
It was power.
It was something I could change.
It was something no one could take away from me.
Whether I saw these foods that were eliminated as a reason to not eat; they truly are what saved me. When I did eat it was nutrient rich food in the form of vegetables, fruits, and small snacks from nuts/seeds or oats. [...]
I remember the years I used to suffer with chronic acne. It was so frustrating not being able to wear foundation to at least help disguise my blemishes. Makeup would irritate my skin, cause more breakouts and on top of that it wouldn't even help cover all those huge bumps on my cheeks and forehead.
Acne took control of my life, physically and emotionally. So many times I questioned my existence, I felt trapped in a body that didn't belong to my true self. I was constantly afraid to face the world the way looked because I felt judged every time people stared.
It was painful not knowing when this suffering was going to end and when my health hit rock bottom I knew it was time to become my own rescue and give nature a chance. And this is how my passion was discovered and Naked Flavors got started.
After almost 8 years of starting my health journey, I still feel grateful for waking up every morning with a purpose and a face free of blemishes.
I love what I see in the mirror regardless of others opinions. This is not being conceited or vain, I just simply learned to love myself again.
🎥In my stories today, I show you how my face looks bare and what I'm using to heal the dark spots left by acne.