I do scary things for growth. Like breaking boards in half. And walking on fire. And jumping off telephone poles. My superpower? I overcame IBS. If I can be nauseous on and off for 7 years, I can do anything. And you can do it too. IBS helped me realize JUST HOW BIG I want to play, JUST HOW POWERFUL the mind is, and JUST HOW BEAUTIFUL life can be. If you’re ready to figure this out, send me a message. You can do hard things, and you don’t have to do it alone. xoxo
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Sometimes outings with little ones and #IBD can be frustrating with nap times, bathroom breaks, etc. I’ve always been a fan of the bassinet stroller accessory. They provide a proper nap time, sun protection and warmth.
This is the @uppababy #Minu with a bassinet attachment. I love this stroller because it’s small enough to maneuver through a busy museum. With a single click it folds to the size of wide suitcase. Small enough to fit in an overhead compartment on a plane. Comes with a carrying strap. AND lite enough for my 8 year old to carry! This makes for another #IBDFriendly stroller.
@coconutbowls make me a happy little coconut 🌴🌰
I'm so excited to bring some nature into my kitchen hehe. These guys recycle coconut shells that have been discarded as waste, give them a little love and turn them into beautiful eco friendly #coconutbowls . They're handcrafted, 100% natural and made entirely from organic coconuts.
In this bowl: @carmanskitchen
gluten free muesli (low-FODMAP approved), banana, blueberries, almond milk, organic coconut flakes, @flaxfarmsaustralia paleo protein mix and some cheeky not-so-healthy cocoa naughts and crosses by @freedomfoods 😇
This is my probiotic shake! It’s 💯 Whole Foods.
I don’t share about it much here because while it did completely change the game for me... I’m affiliated with the company that sells it. And IBS Warrior was NEVER about creating an outlet to share shakes. There are a lot of shake marketers out there telling you/us that this is THE thing that’ll regulate your IBS / lose weight / get energy / etc. A lot of them are bullshit. We know cause we’ve spent money on them, and they didn’t do shit. Literally.
I want to empower you to do what feels right for YOU! To learn to TRUST your gut. I didn’t think this would work for me at all. I thought it was a protein shake. I didn’t know what probiotics were, and then started pooping normally. 😳 I thought... What is this unicorn drink!?! The OTHER caveat. People sometimes DO believe this is the MAGIC BULLET for them, and there’s no such thing. You have to back it with mindset shifts and diet changes. And even then, every one of us (IBS or not) needs to find the probiotic that works best for each of our guts. Luckily, they’re great at letting us know. 💋
If you want to know more, send me a DM. I’ll share my story about this shake with you and how you can do a little research if you want and try it. Truth be told, that probably IS the best research. Action is better than rabbit holing in research. ♥️ DM me. 😘😘😘
This is EV👏🏻ERY👏🏻THING👏🏻. I’ve chatted with a LOT of your now since this page went up last Fall. The stories of the IBS Warriors are both similar and unique. We all “suffer” with the same kinds of fears and worries. We all want to be normal. This disrupts our SOCIAL LIFE. We just want to go out with friends and not worry about it... It disrupts our WORK LIFE. We just want to work without being THAT person in the stall next door... It disrupts our PERSONAL LIFE. Cause like... sex with IBS is a challenge.
What’s UNIQUE? How you decide to handle it. Did you decide that your standard for life is higher than where you’re currently living with IBS? Did you decide that you can’t afford NOT to change? Did you decide this is a MUST and you’ll do WHATEVER IT TAKES to heal and regulate. ...or if you decide there’s just not enough [enter X excuse / priority] Cause truly. Instead of saying I don’t have the Time (right now) / Money / Resources to heal and regulate... then you’re simply saying it’s not a priority for you.
Maybe your IBS and it’s consequences aren’t painful enough for you to make a different choice.
And that’s not bad or good. I lived there for a minute too. It just means you have a different value structure, and your health doesn’t come first.
But then there are some that do. They decide that even though they don’t have the time right now. They don’t have the money right now. They don’t have the right grocery stores around them right now. They’re going through depression right now.. whatever the fuck fear is screaming at them... they do it anyway.
And they become their own hero / heroine. They feel normal. They go it with friends. They get promoted. They travel the world. They don’t worry.
Which fear are you feeding? Are you tired of the bullshit ones yet?
I’m the kind of coach who’s gonna call it straight with you... Im going to empower you to awaken to your own bullshit. it’s time to end the cycle.
But fear in the backseat. And drive the fucking car. This is YOUR LIFE. OWN IT.
This quote is from one and only! @elizabeth_gilbert_writer
Are you in REACTION, RESPONSE, or INTENTION?
Reaction : simply reacting to the world in the way you've been conditioned
Response : slowing down to consider your response to the world, and mixing it up on the fly
Intention : considering how you want to show up in the situations you're entering in the world for yourself and others
Where you at? Drop a comment.
Ever heard of affirmations?! Ready for a protip? Alter your emphasis on different syllables to give it a different meaning.
ex. I'm so HAPPY I can't stop SMILING! I'm SO happy I can't STOP smiling! I'M so happy I CAN'T STOP smiling. Etc. Etc. Etc.
Your unconscious mind needs repetition, repetition, repetition if you're going to create new beliefs. So, go broken record on yourself. Say YES in the comments if you're IN!
Repeat after me. Healthy food is fun AF.
You REWIRE your brain by pulling the crap beliefs out and putting the good vibes beliefs in. Beliefs that empower and inspire you. What is a belief anyway? Something you know to be true with absolute certainty.
If you’re SURE you’ll never heal IBS... you won’t. If you’re CERTAIN you’ll heal it, but it’ll be hard... it will be hard. If you BELIEVE you deserve to heal easily and effortlessly... it’ll happen.
If you believe healthy food is FUN, you’ll have a LOT of fun shopping, meal prepping, and eating.
If you’d like to know how to rewire that beautiful brain of yours to get to your TRUTH, send me a message. #itswhatido
I hear a lot that... 💸💸💸 Healthy food is expensive. I can’t afford to get better. IBS solutions are out of my budget.
What you believe is what will come to be.
Instead, try saying, “Healing holistically isn’t my priority. I’m unwilling to use my resourcefulness to find the money for the solution I need to live as my highest self.” Because for some people with IBS... it ISN’T their priority. It goes back to that concept... “Your Hell has to burn hot enough.” Sometimes people aren’t sick ENOUGH for them to do what it takes to put their resourcefulness hat on, trust their gut, and get into inspired action!
And if you’re there, that’s ok as long as it’s ok by you! But we can’t deny the the TRUTH that... healthy food brings you the riches of energy (which in turn helps you make more money by adding more value to people’s lives). IBS Solutions ARE in your spending plan because YOU create your spending plan.
Which brings us to... How can you afford NOT to? 😳
Don’t wake up to a nightmare 1... 5... 10... years from now and be presented with the woman you COULD have become.
So. Where do you stand? Pay the 👩🏻🌾? Pay the 👩🏻⚕️? What step do you need to take RIGHT NOW to begin putting IBS in your past?
Knowledge is power. 🤦🏻♀️🙅🏻♀️GALS. I lived by this for a long time. Knowledge is power. So I’d research and rabbit hole looking for “the answer”... when really I should have just 👏🏻 fucking 👏🏻 tried 👏🏻 something. Execution trumps knowledge any day. DT if you’re an action taker!
I jumped off a 35ft pole on Monday. It’s a massive metaphor with quite a few breakthroughs... AND Lots of breakthroughs happening at LWM right now! We completed Life Mastery yesterday, and today we started Wealth! I’m a coach who believes in being a student. I want to bring you THE MOST value of any IBS Coach on the 🌏. I compress time and information so that you get what you need to heal and declare IBS in YOUR PAST. Yep. Like. Past. Goodbye. Gone. Hasta la vista baby. What is one thing you’re SCARED to do, but REALLY want to? 👇🏻
I used to think it was total bullshit when people said this. Total. Bullshit. Like... dawg you clearly haven’t had dark chocolate cake with raspberry filling and chocolate whip topping or mint chocolate chip coconut ice cream or um... a baguette with jam. And then I care here to Life + Wealth Mastery. And then I became healthier than I have ever been in my life. I about had an orgasm over the smell of a smoothie. And realized it’s 💯 true. 100 fucking percent. Nothing tastes as good as feeling this good. Wanna know the secrets? Yes or no. 👇🏻
This is me this morning. I’ve been doing a Mindset of Eating program cause emotional eating is REAL, yo. And the trainer is like, “Step on a scale every morning to know how yesterday worked for you. It’s just a measurement, not a judge.” And it’s going fine. I judge myself less and less for that number on the scale.
But hold up for a second.
Cause I started working on this LONG before I brought that scale back out. I started doing this thing where every morning, after the shower, I placed focus on things I LIKE about my body… and eventually found things I LOVE about my body. All the #bodyposi peeps are on the rise, and for good reason. They did the thing day in and day out. But this is an inside job. It starts with the repetition of the belief : I’m a fucking goddess.
Even when the number goes up. Even when I’m bloated. Even when I’m reaching for peppermint cause I’m nauseous. Even when I feel most IBS-y. Cause it’s not conditional.
What’s one thing you love about yourself? Say it loud. Say it proud! 👇🏻
Sister. If you’ve got all of it... the IBS + the depression + the anxiety… you’re NOT alone. In fact it’s normal for folks with IBS. There is a reason. It’s called the Mind-Gut Connection. You actually have neurons in your gut. 😳😄 As well as a micro biome that is being considered the “forgotten organ.” 🤨🧐 So when one isn’t doing well… the other one isn’t doing well. You gotta treat both of them, love.
You’re a whole human. You deserve to treat yourself as such.
If you’re ready to do this thing - to GET BETTER - and put IBS in the past, send me a message. I’m a mindset coach who used regulating IBS as the path to become HAPPIER THAN EVER BEFORE. Thank GOD I got IBS! I’ll share how you can too. The 🦄 in me sees the 🦄 in you. Let’s put IBS in your past and JOY in your now. Send me a message and I’ll share how you can!
Let’s talk about The Readiness Factor 🙌🏻 If you’re gonna heal your gut and its connection to your mind... then you need, well... guts. When you get to that, “I’m so fucking over this shit.” “I know that I - no one else - has to make these changes” “I’m gonna do what it takes.” place... then you’re ready. You don’t have all the answers... but you get started anyway. You know you’ll have good and bad days... but you don’t give up. You trust and believe you’re worth it... even through the moments when you DON’T trust and believe. There’s something inside you that says, even if I’m not 💯 ready in my MIND, my gut and my heart know that I am. Your guts still there. It never left. It’s always had your back, you just might not realize HOW or WHY yet.
I am taking on 3️⃣ new clients this week. If you are ready, if that gut instinct is kicking in, send a 👊🏻👊🏻👊🏻 in a comment. We’ll chat and determine if we’re a good fit together. I’ve fought this war. And I fucking won. And I can teach you how too. #ibswarrior
Only one week here in RVA before I head back to Florida for an event. It’s called Life + Wealth Mastery with @tonyrobbins. I believe in BEING a coach so much cause I INVESTED in coaching first! And I still do! I hired a meditation coach this year. And a financial advisor. And I have my business coach. And then I’m headed to about 10 massive events this year. I know that my girls (you) can only grow as I grow. So HELL YES. Im’ma keep growing and bringing you tools and strategies. I’ll never stop, so whatever YOU gotta do to take the next step, which might be STARTING on a personal growth journey... do it. You’re so freaking worth it you miracle of a human. Declare it below with a “I am awesome.”
This is driving me bonkers. I’m seeing an influx of “magic pills” for the IBS world. BONKERS. I even met a pharmaceutical rep whose #1 drug was an “IBS drug.” OMGAHHHDDD. NO. Most GI doctors prescribe meds to help with symptoms. And look, I know that meds help many people. Especially those who are fine with staying on medication for their life. So like for real no judgment here! Your body your choice! But to say that a med fixes the prob just ain’t ok. That’s not getting to the ROOT. That’s just masking whatever your bod needs you to hear. Soooo. It ain’t magical. Also, I personally found them ineffective or unbearable due to side effects. That’s why the natural holistic way is my jam. It’s about HEALING. But IBS pills are not stopping anytime soon. There are more and more drugs coming out Big Pharma sees the 15% of the population with IBS... 🤑🤑 I can find gratitude for this because more RESEARCH is being done about IBS, but I also find that people turn to natural remedies as a last resort after all the meds. I did too. WE’VE BEEN CONDITIONED TO BE THIS WAY. Bottom Line. Do what’s right for you. Your heart knows the answer. But don’t feel like you have to try all the meds first before you’re allowed to decide that getting to the ROOT of the problem in a holistic way is your goal. What’s been your journey with medication? IBS / Anxiety / Depression?
Drop a comment if you’re all about that woo! 🔮📿🧘🏻♀️🤟🏻🙏🏻 PS. Recently healing a contagious viral skin infection that there was “no treatment” for... by getting to the emotional root of it and then healing with affirmations of self-love. #mindsetiseverything I went to the docs to have it looked at. Got a second opinion. Was still like 😩😤😭 when there was no “magic pill” to get rid of it. But life happens FOR us, and soon realized this is to bring me closer to consciousness and closer to the power I have as a self-healer. You can do this work with IBS too. 💋😘 Think I should add a component of this as I update the Healthy Gut. Happy Mind. Course?
This was never the plan - being an IBS coach.
It’s just something that happened FOR me. Being sick for 7 years. Then finally figuring my shit out and regulating.
After that came a good 2.5 years where I didn’t event think about it. I didn’t enter restaurants wondering about the bathroom. I didn’t hesitate to book flights in the window seat. I didn’t worry about being bloated on a first date.
But then ✨GRACE✨ as a new friend shared she had IBS. So I put some things together to help her. And then some more friends said they had IBS. And the next thing you know, the IDENTITY that got me through 7 years of nausea 🤙🏻IBS WARRIOR🤟🏻 became a brand, a hashtag, and a coaching business.
Because there is this MASSIVE GAPING CRATER OF A GAP in the treatment of IBS.
Low FODMAP is critical. Stress Relief is key. But REFRAMING AND REWIRING YOUR BRAIN is everything. That’s what I learned to regulate my second brain (gut) and that’s what I TEACH to help you do the same.
I’m here to give you AS MUCH VALUE as I can as a COACH. I’m not just an “IG influencer.” I’m here to work WITH you. To create MASSIVE SUSTAINABLE CHANGE in your gut and your mind.
If you’re so over your IBS, hungry to grow, and want to feel the awesomeness of working with a coach, send me a DM and we’ll hop on the phone for a chat. *no expectations* 😘
Ever asked the question... BUT I THOUGHT THIS WAS A SAFE FOOD?! Yeah me too. I was nauseous on-and-off for 7 years. I’d try something, and see how I did. Over and over and over again. Because that’s all there was in 2008. There was no Low FODMAP diet. So by cutting things out using the slow method I found some of my triggers. I cut gluten and dairy, I then was operating at about 60%. I was only sick a few days a week. (What a way to live, right? 🙄) And then there WAS Low FODMAP. All of a sudden the SURPRISE sickness went away. There was no more guessing. It wasn’t UNPREDICTABLE. In fact, it was totally predictable. 💯 One of the biggest realizations was that even though gluten free and dairy free helped, there are MANY GF and DF foods that are HIGH fodmap because of their additives. When food companies take things OUT, then have to add things IN to make it work as a product. Many of THOSE things might be making you ill. We often think we’re taking the safe route by trying small things on our own, but y’all. It takes longer (years longer). It’s more painful (physically and emotionally). It’s more expensive (just ask the hundreds of dollars I spent on Imodium, ER visits, and costly products that were GF and DF that made me sicker). So, from a space of heart, please please please CHOOSE YOUR HARD wisely. This doesn’t have to be hard or painful. It can actually be a BEAUTIFUL growing experience where you learn to GIVE to yourself. If you haven’t done that in a while, start with a free Discovery Call with me. Give yourself 30m of your time to talk to someone who gets it, and conquered it. Send me a DM if you want to talk!
#TRUTHBOMB Your “shoulds” are giving you the shits. You’re should, should, shoulding all over yourself. ✨#protip ✨ When you say or think the “should” word... 1️⃣consider who / what belief it’s born out of aka WHY?
2️⃣decide if that belief serves your higher self
3️⃣change should to “could... if I wanted to.” 4️⃣ Ask “Why haven’t I?” EXAMPLE. “I should workout.” 1️⃣ WHY? Came from beliefs that women should look a certain way and the way to get there is to workout, that being someone who works out is better than not, that men like women who workout, that it’ll bring me stress relief... 2️⃣SERVE YOU? Some intentions serve my higher self like stress relief, endorphins, honoring what my body can do
3️⃣ I COULD workout if I wanted to.
4️⃣ WHY NOT? Because I don’t know where to start. Because Im afraid I won’t keep up with it. Because I don’t want to. Etc.
EXAMPLE. “I should be more positive.” 1️⃣WHY? Cause everyone says you’ll be happier. I do WANT to be happier.
2️⃣SERVE YOU? Yes. I know that positive people are happier.
3️⃣ I COULD be more positive if I wanted to.
4️⃣ WHY HAVENT YOU? Cause I don’t know how. I feel like I’m swirling, and I don’t know how to get out.
HINT. 🤙🏻 If that’s where you are... it feels a lot better to say “i may not know how now, but I’m so excited to figure it out. Clues are all around me.” than letting yourself be a victim and say “I don’t know how.” 💋 Whats the #1 should running through your head every day?
IDENTITY. For a minute there, IBS was it. It was the entirety of me. I was a victim. I didn’t know I was actually entirely up to me. Wondering how much of your identity is wrapped up in IBS? Ask yourself this question... “Who would I be without it?” The joy factor in this is that you GET to be without it. You simply decide it doesn’t serve you, that you’re worthy of health and happiness and love of self and others, and you’ll never quit until it’s not a part of yourself anymore. You’re worth the time, energy, money, and effort. And you’re going to figure it out. TRUST and BELIEVE. It used to take me over. I wouldn’t have gone to a beach far from a bathroom. I wouldn’t have eaten before leaving. I wouldn’t have brought Sunshine into conversation. I would’ve been a freaking nervous wreck and unleash that onto those I was with. So, if you need a wake up call... this is is. #ownyourshit Cause paradise is waiting for you and the only thing getting in your way... is you. 🐠🐟🐬🐳🐋🐡🦀 If you agree.