I’ve always spoken pretty openly about suffering from eating disorders in my childhood/teenage years. I lived in denial for most of my adult life that I still struggled. Outwardly I’ve pretty much always appeared to have it together, even times when I was very sick.
Almost three years ago I joined a gym and totally transformed my body. I thought I was in the best shape of my life. I fooled myself and my loved ones into thinking I was in a good place.
Until the day my body decided it had had enough. Two surgeries and lots of downtime later, I made the decision to pull the plug on my extreme exercise and diet program.
And then I was faced with the reality of where my mind had been- trapped in a viscous cycle of finding my worth in the shape and size of my body. A cycle I had been in for over 2/3’s of my life. I decided to seek out specialized help for the first time since I was a teenager. I learned to call out my eating disorder thoughts and through working with a dietitian, started retraining my brainwashed beliefs about good/bad foods. I named my eating disorder Ed and told him I wanted a divorce. I continued to work my 12-step program, reached out to the people in my arena, and got vigorously honest with myself and others.
And then two weeks ago, during my life changing experience at the Labyrinth, I said good-bye to Ed forever. This new life without mind altering substances or Ed is different and does not come naturally for me. But it is so much more fulfilling to actually be present in my life- not distracted by thoughts of how fat or skinny I look or feeling like I’ll never be enough, do enough, lose enough.
Now I eat and exercise to FEEL good. I celebrate all the amazing things my body CAN do. And I share my truth because I KNOW I am NOT alone.
Many of you are suffering in silence and I want you to know- there IS a better way. There IS freedom. Is it easy? Heck no! But it is most definitely WORTH IT!! ** If you’re struggling with an eating disorder or body shaming, feel free to PM me and I can share some of the resources that have helped me.
You may be eating well but how many nutrients are you really getting? Produce that isn’t allowed to ripen to peak ripeness loses a vast amount of nutrients. Produce grown in depleted soil is unable to grow to its full potential. These days we all need a boost to bridge the gap.
What do you need to get through the day? Do you feel like a million bucks or more like $50? Can you entertain the idea that your body is missing key nutrients and that’s why you have symptoms you shouldn’t have and that’s why you don’t feel like a million dollars. Vitamins and minerals are important but there are tens of thousands of nutrients in fruits and vegetables that cannot be replicated in a lab. This is why I recommend eating as many fresh fruits and vegetables a day as possible and bridging the gap with whole food capsules with a food label. The only product that falls into this category is Juice Plus. They are classified as food because they are food. They are also the most researched nutrition product in the world with 38+ published clinical studies. Personally, these amazing little capsules have changed my life. ❤️🌱🙌🏻
A few pictures from my last 4 trips 💕 Looking for traveling buddies!! I get to travel 3-4 times a year and I’m actually working while I’m doing it!! I love getting paid to travel ❤️. Traveling has always been a passion of mine but for years I was unable to go anywhere. I couldn’t afford it. I couldn’t take the time off. Life was getting in the way!! I would be happy to share more about what I do and how much fun we have and you can decide if you are interested. 😎 We have business in 30 countries, so there’s lots of options.
R E F L E C T I N G 101 • Pen, Paper, Peach Tea & My Thoughts! Look at this guy stuffing his face🐿🌳 .
When nature calls! There’s something about sitting here, staring at nature that inspires me to do more. I use the quiet time to dig deep & reflect & I realized that there’s soooooo much more to life than what I’ve lived! .
I’m ready to elevate! I want to give my son a lifestyle we could’ve only dreamed of or seen in movies. I’m READY to see far beyond what my eyes have seen and together with my little man explore this world and all its beauty! #SelfReflecting#TheresMoreToLife#AWorldToExplore#AdventuresToEnjoy#MemoriesToCreate#LiveLifeToTheFullest#MeTime#Elevate
I know what it’s like to lay awake at night and wonder how the hell am I going to pay all my bills this month?! My credit card bill is a little more (ok, a lot more) than I expected and I still have to pay my student loans, and my car insurance is due...and omg...my OTHER credit card 😩
I got SICK of not sleeping over money. So instead of staying up all night worrying about how I was going to afford my $1500+ credit card bill, pay off my remaining student debt, afford other bills I need to basically live, I knew I needed a side hustle. One that worked when I worked. One that helped me build something I would love. One that could afford me the opportunity to do it full-time!
And that’s how I decided, I need a premium starter kit from Young Living. It was a small investment compared to the opportunities Young Living has, and continues, to provide for me. I got a freakin’ iPad, guys...
Also, willable income. Ever heard of it? Yeah me either because it’s not something a “9-5 job” offers. It’s income that after you pass, your children inherit. Basically guaranteed money you make each month with Young Living goes to your children...I mean, SERIOUSLY?! I can have children and not worry about going into crippling debt, saving for a college fund and they don’t have to take out student loans?! I thought to myself, “WHERE CAN I SIGN UP?!”
And I’ll be honest, I’m not where I want to be yet with Young Living (I just started in March give me a break guys 😉) but here’s my plan of what I WILL have with this business:
• NO DEBT, DEBT FREE, $0 IN DEBT
• my dream home 🏡
• freedom to travel, freedom to eat out and not worry about the bill, freedom to do what I want in life!
• bring Steven home from his full-time job
• support my future family in ways beyond what I could imagine now
• donate to every single charity I’ve ever wanted to help out and pick up others check when out to dinner so they don’t stress over their bills
• my DREAM TEAM 💕
And you can have that all too...because it’s actually POSSIBLE with this company - reach out to me if you want some info on these people living this life I’d love to share ❤️ I want everyone to live their best life!
In my half sleeping state this morning, I heard a unique song calling me to my window. When I looked a blue jay flew from the railing on one side of my house to the other. In all of his beauty he stood there staring at my husband and I through the window.
I've always believed that we are shown signs and symbols if we are aware enough to notice. In the past it has been an owl or a fox. Even numbers. Today, a blue jay. "Jay teaches lessons of adaptation to any situations and learning quickly with a high intelligence. He gives access to memories long forgotten and shows how to assimilate them into awareness. He demonstrates risk taking, seizing opportunities and discovering new avenues for exploration. He will show the power of intelligence and fortitude balanced with discreet silence and utmost patience in timing. Bold and inquisitive this bird has a penchant for investigating, adapting and learning new ideas and concepts. His creative intelligence uncovers sacred interconnections with all things. Mental growth aids spiritual growth. The energy centers of the head may become activated due to the increase of new spiritual knowledge." On my five hour trip home I decided to dive into my astrology book. In doing so I remembered that the Universe is a web of intricately woven mathematical patterns through which all beings communicate. This science is not intended to separate us from "God" or spirituality but is meant to draw us closer. The ancients knew of this language and it is apparent all around us.
As I do what I am most passionate about, dive into the mysteries of life and integrate them into my being, I remember that what I seek takes time and dedication. Meanwhile, I take baby steps toward my "earthly" goals, registering for the rest of by BSN classes so that I can move on to be a nurse practitioner and weave my holistic knowledge into health and healing. I live now and for all of my blessings I am grateful, but I will continue to grow and expand to create an ever-fulfilling present.
Thank you, blue jay.
Can’t never could, y’all!
I never in a million years thought I’d EVER be involved with any MLM company, especially skincare or makeup! I’ve been doing accounting type work for the last fifteen years and this was very much out of my comfort zone. Well life’s circumstances and God’s plan has taken me down a road I never expected. A year ago had you told me, I wouldn’t have believed it! My dream had always been to work from home so I could be with my kids. There just wasn’t ever a way that was possible for us. We didn’t make enough for me to completely not work, but we also would take a hard hit with three kids in daycare/after school care. We were stuck. So let me tell you, there is nothing too big for God. ✋🏼 You may have a problem that seems completely impossible- He can make a way, and fulfill your dreams right in the middle of the chaotic mess you’ve found yourself in. Seek Him in those times, pray about the desires of your heart and don’t give up hope because I really had. I gave up my dream to be at home because time was ticking and it hadn’t happened yet, but He showed me there’s more than one way to be successful. You CAN have it all! I just wish someone had really told me about the truth of what was possible outside of my one 9-5 job, because you can do that plus more! Or even leave that if your business takes off! You never know but it is 100% worth every bit of the freedom I have, the flexibility, the moments you can’t get back with your kids, the being my own boss, the sisterhood, the everything! I’m living life while making a living instead of the other way around! Please friends, just think about it! I’d be a terrible friend not share my story! PM me if you have any questions at all 😘😘 #sahwm#youniquemama#youcanhaveitall#bestofbothworlds#foriknowtheplansihaveforyou#trust#pray#takeachance#makeachange#joinmyteam#giveitatry#nothingtolose#younique#empower#uplift#validate#loveyounique#youniquebyloritullis#trysomethingnew#theresmoretolife#nowhiring#allyouneediswifiandadream#lifechanging#dontsettle#sisterhood#mlm#bossbabe#obsessivelygrateful#dream#goaldigger