Rest, relax, and be in a letgo.

“Rest, relax, and be in a letgo. Letgo is the secret of life. Letgo is the secret of religion. Letgo is the greatest secret. When you are in a letgo many things, millions of things, start happening. They were already happening but you were never aware.” – Osho

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Lately I have been really trying even harder to stay present in the moment and to surround myself with the most positive of energies that I can. I have a lot going on with my health right now and I could easily choose to just give in to the stress and the frustration of it all, but instead I am trying to focus on the things I am not lacking in: i.e.- love, support, inspiration, faith, hope.

It can be very easy from an outsiders view to look in on someones life (especially nowadays with blogs, facebook, twitter, etc) and to judge someone’s life based on a mere glimpse of what that person chooses to share with the world. I try to share the things that are hopeful and happy in my life. I will not ever pretend that everything in my life is perfect because there is no such thing as perfection. I also will never be actively negative on my blog or any other source of an outlet for myself and others.

I believe in being honest and real but there is nothing good that can come from focusing solely on the painful and sad things in your life. It’s normal and okay to share those things with people you love and trust but always bear in mind that negative energy can easily be contagious and projected and is not usually ever useful for neither yourself or anyone else.

My goal in my life is to find ways to cope with the hardships I have been given for whatever reason they may be. I plan to take whatever possible good I can from every painful thing I experience, both physical, emotional and mental. From pain comes knowledge and strength. I choose to keep pushing on through the setbacks so that I can find the light at the end of the tunnel. No matter how bad things get there is always something to be thankful for.

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Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health

I am lucky enough to live very close by to Kripalu which is one of the most calming, beautiful and meditative spots around. I love to go here and take photos, explore the grounds, visit the cafe and shop and just sit and look out at the magnificent view.

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St. Francis of Assisi

Many of the stories that surround the life of St. Francis deal with his love for animals. Perhaps the most famous incident that illustrates the Saint’s humility towards nature is recounted in the “Fioretti” (“Little Flowers”), a collection of legends and folklore that sprang up after the Saint’s death. It is said that, one day, while Francis was traveling with some companions, they happened upon a place in the road where birds filled the trees on either side. Francis told his companions to “wait for me while I go to preach to my sisters the birds.”The birds surrounded him, intrigued by the power of his voice, and not one of them flew away. He is often portrayed with a bird, typically in his hand.

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Organic Wild Rosehip Seed Oil  & 100% Pure Unrefined Shea Butter

I have been wanting to try pure Rosehip seed oil for awhile now and when I found this one for just $15.95 I had to get it. It’s an added bonus that it’s Organic. I also picked up some more Shea Butter because I go through it so quickly and this one in particular is so soft, it’s almost whipped! It goes on like a dream. Both of these are super hydrating (and affordable!).

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I went to the ER yesterday afternoon after having severe spasms in my stomach for the past few days. It got worse yesterday and I decided it probably best to go get it checked out. I deal with chronic digestive issues on a daily basis but these spasms were consistent and different than usual. I spent four hours in the ER, had x-ray’s and blood work and thankfully they didn’t find anything serious. I am scheduled for exploratory surgery on Friday to rule out any possibility of an Ulcer, Diverticulitis, etc. If everything comes back normal than it’s most likely my Spastic Colon that’s causing the pain. I will feel better once I have everything ruled out though.

I will go back to what I said earlier in this post and that is that I am focusing on the good that came from this situation. I ended up meeting someone at the hospital who recommended a specific medication for my chronic nausea and so far it’s been life changing.

There is a reason for everything we experience (good or bad). It may not always be our destiny in this lifetime to know the reason why, but it is up to us to decide what to do with the information we are given and whether or not we wish to turn it into something positive.

xoxo,

Britanie

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life update | shine bright like a diamond.

Positive thinking evokes:

More energy

More initiative

More happiness.

It is so important to stay positive despite setbacks in life. If there is one drastic thing that has changed about me in the past four years, it is my outlook on everything regarding my health issues and my struggles. I refuse to let myself get down for very long. Many people think that positive thoughts are something that people are just gifted with. That is not the case. It takes practice and patience. Positivity is something that you have to work at and after awhile it will come naturally to you.

I hope everyone who celebrates Thanksgiving had a wonderful Holiday! Mine was really lovely. I celebrated it with Matthew and some of my family members. I ate way too much but it was worth it! Speaking of family – My nephew had his baptism this past weekend. I was honored to be the one to hold him while he was being baptized and to be his Godmother! Although I was raised Catholic, I do not consider myself a religious person. I do not abide by nor believe in a lot of what religion entails, however I do consider myself to be extremely spiritual. I believe in a higher power, whether or not it is the same God that the Catholic religion believes in is entirely irrelevant to me. I believe in love, honesty, integrity and kindness and that should be all that matters in the end anyway.

Carter is getting so big already!!! He is truly a little angel. I love him so very much.

my dad, mom, brother, nephew, sister in law and me :)

Gluten-Free and Vegan Crepes and a Vanilla-Nut Latte with Almond Milk.

I swear this Vegan Vanilla-Nut Latte is the best thing that ever happened to my life lately. I’m obsessed.

I have been making batches of body scrubs lately. I am thinking of packaging them and giving some to loved ones for Christmas!

I might even do a giveaway of them if anyone would be interested :)

I was really ill with a 24 hour stomach virus the other day which seemed to make my Fibro act up again and also really irritated my stomach. I have been taking spoonfuls of Unsulphured Blackstrap Molasses because it really helps with my stomach irritation. I have noticed a significant change in my energy levels since doing the round of Iron Transfusions. I am finally able to wake up early and stay awake during the day and to be able to be productive! It feels amazing. Matthew started his new dream  job today!! I am so excited that everything is finally coming together!

If you missed one of my latest posts about my DIY Apple Cider Vinegar Hair Rinse, you should definitely check it out! It has made such a huge difference in my hair and everyone that has tried it so far is LOVING it. I will be having many more DIY posts in the future. I love to share homemade beauty treats with everyone! Natural beauty doesn’t have to be difficult or expensive!!! It makes my day when someone tells me that my blog has inspired them to change up their products to more natural ones.

The most important thing is to be aware of what we are putting in and on our bodies. There is no need to be obsessive or paranoid about it. Just focus on being a little bit more clean one day at a time :)

xoxo,

Britanie

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