Feeling so GOOD!! You?

About 7 years ago, I lived on the coast of Oregon for two years right after my husband and I got married. It was a rough transition for a few reasons, which I won’t go into. However, I started to notice increased fatigue, which was really common anyway. This was the first time I was really on my own (well not completely since my husband was with me) away from family with my own insurance and responsibilities. Finally, I decided to go into the doctor and have a check-up to make sure everything was okay. Guess what, my vitamin D levels were SO low! The normal low range was 32 and mine was a 14!! (Get your vitamin D levels checked! Low levels can cause increased risk for cancer, cardiovascular disease, asthma, depression, high blood pressure, and dementia). So I got put on a high dose of vitamin D for a few weeks and had my levels rechecked and they were close to the low range of normal. Now, I know a lot of people who don’t take supplements and I understand. They try to get what they need from food. Not only is this almost impossible, it’s dangerous, especially for our fat soluable and heat sensitive nutrients. Let me explain, unless we are living somewhere that is constantly sunny, and we are outside working on our rotating garden are not going to get what we need from food.

Why I believe everyone should be taking high quality supplements:

1. Soil is depleted of nutrients and crops are malrotated.

2. Food is picked too soon because when it travels over 1500 miles to get to us, it needs to look appealing and not rotten for us to buy it, right?
3. Whenever we cook our food, we decrease the nutrient content, digestive enzymes and so forth.

4. The majority of our population is eating way too much sugar, alcohol and stressed, which doesn’t allow for us to absorb the nutrients from our depleted food.

5. The majority of our diet is processed and not really food (processed or packaged with ingredients that are not food- read the ingredients list. If you can’t pronounce words, this is not food and if you don’t know what it is, neither will your body, which means it won’t know what to do with it.)

These are just some reasons I make sure my family and I get the BEST supplements with the BEST quality of absorption. When you’re not getting the proper amounts of vital nutrients, your body will begin to tell you signs that something isn’t right (fatigue, depression, increased infections, and decreased immune system, which can lead to more serious problems, and more) and if you don’t listen it will only get worse.

If you’re local and want to learn more, there’s a meeting about these every other Saturday at Alex Johnson’s meeting room 523 6th Street Rapid City, SD 57701. Next meeting is this Saturday, March 17 at 1:30-2:30. If, you’re not local, just let me know and I can send you some info too or you can check out more info here!





Elimination diet for migraines? We will see!

My husband has made a huge change recently, The Elimination Diet. He’s a huge fan of nightshades and sugar, so it’s been a tough transition. He is a chronic migraine sufferer though, so I am so glad that he has finally embarked on this journey. He started last Thursday and has 6 days left until he can start reintroducing foods (reintroduce every 4 days). I’m curious as to what he will choose first, but I’m even more excited to see if we can pinpoint his migraine trigger(s)!

For the elimination diet he has cut out all sugars (except fruit), nightshades (tomatoes, potatoes, paprika, eggplant, peppers), all oils (except coconut oil- he slipped up one day and added sesame seed oil to a salad), eggs and dairy (wasn’t eating them anyway), corn, coffee and chocolate, nuts, alcohol, wheat, and soy. If there’s a suspected food item, you should stay away from these, as well.

Usually when he’s trying a detox diet or the like, he struggles and doesn’t last, but I am confident he will stick to it. The second or third day he mentioned that he really thinks his body likes being on this diet. I asked him to further elaborate and he said, “I just feel good. My digestion has improved and same with my energy.” The 5th day, I believe, he did get a headache that lasted a few days from detoxing, but it wasn’t a migraine!

I’ll keep you all updated to what his results are in the next few weeks.

Have you ever done an elimination diet?

Let’s keep things simple

Good morning everyone! I just wanted to write a quick post about working out today. Yesterday, I listened to an interview with a lady, Kate Northrup, who was talking about our perception of time and money. It was very interesting and if you get a chance to check out her community, please do (I don’t get any money from promoting her, I just really like what she has to offer and feel it would be helpful to anyone struggling in either areas)!

Dr. Shefali gave her an example of, “What do you tell a busy mother who says she doesn’t have time to go to the gym to work out?” She said, “That’s a big expectation for a busy mom. Why does she need to go to the gym?” I TOTALLY agree! Yes, as a mom, it would be nice to get out of the house and work out with other people my age, however, I’m not the type of person who expects myself to go work out 4 days a week out of the house when I have a lot of other things going on in my life. Plus, I’m too frugal to pay for a gym membership when I can do everything I want at my house.

My solution to this, is to work out at home or when you’re slow at work or out and about just disperse it throughout the day. Best of all, I don’t need gym equipment because I have a 35 pound toddler and a 16 pound baby. So what I do, is I hold my baby and do squats or lunges. I also use him to work out my arms (see pictures below). Or I put my toddler on my back and run around like a horse. We don’t need to over complicate things, peeps! This is one thing that I tell my toddler, any type of movement is WONDERFUL for your body! We should be moving throughout the day, especially when we have kiddos! They are constantly moving when their awake, let’s meet them and play with them!


One blessed family at a time

Food isn’t what it used to be. These days food typically travels 1,500 miles from the farm to the store, which decreases the nutrient/mineral content. Plus, when the food is cooked it decreases this content even more, soil isn’t as rich anymore and when a persons body is constantly eating depleted food, we in turn feel depleted. I have a family history with dementia, diabetes, obesity and more, and I don’t want that for myself or my family.

  • Worldwide, around 50 million people have dementia, and there are nearly 10 million new cases every year.

  • Dementia is one of the major causes of disability and dependency among older people worldwide.


I finally found something that I trust for myself and my family and my other loved ones to supplement the lack in our modern food. This company is AMAZING! They hit home to 6 common issues we in America deal with, Sleep, Inflammation, Brain health, Weight issues, Energy, and help with the nutrient gap from depleted food. All of these products are scientifically backed and non-GMO and free of the most common allergens! A few weeks back, I wrote about how disappointed I was when I was approached by a company looking for health coaches and claiming they were helping people get healthy via great supplements. Well, this was so far from the truth, HOWEVER, just last week, I heard from an old friend about a company she is with. I was certainly skeptical because I’ve been approached from other people I know regarding their products.

After looking at their PDF’s and listening to a scientific call from their developer and a few physicians, I was sold! I have never seen such amazing products with clean ingredients! On top of that, they are helping people in African communities thrive by building wells so they have access to clean water. Not only is this company changing things for peoples health, they are also helping the less fortunate live better lives!

Intrigued? Let me know, I’d love to talk with you about how you can attain health, help communities thrive where you live and for those in Africa.




Moment by moment

Anyone have someone in their life that you wish you could just change a little bit? Maybe just one or two qualities that you really just want to tweak a bit? For me, before I started the course, Year of Manifestation, I wanted to change my husband. Not a lot! Just like I said above, just a little tweak! I found it absolutely aggravating every time that he would get on his phone or iPad. Whenever he did this, I felt abandoned. This isn’t his fault, yet for some reason whenever he picked up his device, I felt anger. Silly, I know. I mean, c’mon, I use my phone and iPad, why can’t he?

Well honestly it doesn’t bug me anymore. Maybe its the course, or maybe it’s because I have been monitoring my screen time on my phone recently and noticed that I am very guilty of being on it too much. Way more than I want to be!! How? I added an app called Moment. This free app will tell you how much time is spent on your device each day. It was shocking when I first started using the app. I take online courses so most of the time my time on my phone is scary long, but I usually just subtract the hour long class in the amount that I’m shown for the day. Plus, for $3.99 you can put limits on your usage to decrease time on the screen. I haven’t done this yet, but if my usage stays high, I will. Because who wants to be behind a screen all day? I want to live in nature and with the ones I love!


Not only is this app great for showing your daily screen usage, but it is empowering to know that you can make a change the next day to be a little bit better, to put the device down and just be in the present moment more. Obviously, I have some work to do with my onscreen time – I’ve been researching and learning a lot the last few days.

Anyone else ever use this app before?


WOW! I’m impressed!

Last week, I decided to make some nightshade-free salsa (if you haven’t tried it yet, yum!! please do!) We got quite a crop of carrots last summer and we ended up freezing them in bulk. I grabbed a bag of the carrots and tossed them in a little bit of water to steam cook them. Me, having mama brain and a husband with a headache who listened to his body and went for a nap, I took the kids downstairs so he’d be able to rest easier. My little guy was about to fall asleep maybe 15 minutes later, and when I came upstairs I realized that I still had the carrots on the stove! The bottom of the pan was horribly burned. Thankfully, I was able to salvage enough of the carrots to make the salsa.


However, I believed the pan was toast! I soaked and scraped for days and then, I finally got out a cleaner that I didn’t even think to use. Since then, I’ve been using it A LOT because not only was I able to save my trusted little pot, I didn’t have to scrape it clean! The cleaner was sprayed into the pot and left for a day and when I looked at it the next day, the burned crusted layer peeled away from the pot!! The best part, is that its a non-toxic cleaner! Thieves Cleaner is made with therapeutic grade essential oils which boost the immune system, rather than deplete it!


See how it’s curling up away from the pot? Wish I got a before picture!



Wanna learn how to buy some Thieves Cleaner? 3743Let me know! I’d love to help transform your home into a place of health!


A vicious cycle to break

As a mother, I want my children to succeed in life. How grateful I am that I now know that for that to happen, I need to allow my children’s light to shine down their own path. I also am learning that the most important way to do that it to raise myself rather than my kids. Yes, you read that right.
Our beautiful and pure children are here to help us heal by mirroring to us our behaviors, which are typically an immature response to our growing children (sometimes it’s anyone who we are in a close relationship with).
How do we expect children to behave a certain way when their models don’t know appropriate ways to react to certain situations.
I’m learning that the way that I react, or even worse when I try to control my child’s behavior the shit hits the fan. First with them and then with me.
What helps is when I have taken care of myself via enough sleep, enough movement(exercise), daily meditation and consciously checking in with my internal awareness of my feelings.
I know I’ve been writing a lot about this topic recently, but it is our job as parents to make sure that we don’t take our shit out on our kids. When we do this, it scares them, it shames them, it slowly dims their light (their authenticity) and then they become lost adults who repeat this cycle with their kids. Children are so impressionable and they know what they need because their intuition hasn’t been battered like ours has through time.
My teachers to help me see this beautiful wisdom are parents Dr Shefali, Janet Lansbury, Heather Chauvin, Rhea Lalla. The kids don’t need to be parented, we need to be.


Control… or lack their of

Why as parents, do we think we can control our children?

Society, expectations, fear, convenience? Well, let me tell you, the biggest mistake I’ve made (and still make at times), is trying to get my child to do something I want them to do. Typically, it is this case when we are expected to be somewhere or expected to behave a certain way. Well, if you are a parent, or are expecting, the biggest advice that I can give to you is to let go of expectations and let go of control. Our children aren’t ours to control and every time that we try to control them, it breaks their spirit and purpose for being here. Now, I’m not saying we should just let our children run willy-nilly. They do need guidance and we are here to help guide them on their own path, not ours.

I’m slowly learning that children are here to help us heal from limiting beliefs that were instilled in us when we were young. At the ages of 2-6, our brains are like a sponge, soaking up all of the information and ideas around us without a filter. Don’t think you can just say anything around a kiddo during this highly perceptive age. This stage in life is so impactful and important for a child!! A limiting belief can come from something that may seem insignificant to you. For example, how many times do adults talk about a lack of money in their lives? Then, how often do adults feel like they are lacking in the money department when they grow up? I don’t know about you, but I used to hear about this a lot when I grew up and guess what, I had a limiting belief about not having enough money. Also, think of unworthiness, not smart enough, not pretty enough, etc. There’s GREAT article explaining this better here.

So every day, I’m trying to give up more and more control of others, especially my children to help instill in their confidence and worth and purpose. I’m the only person I can control and when you really get that, wowzah! Things start to become more and more incredible! First, let me tell you, that my parenting isn’t perfect (no one’s is) and I have a lot to learn still. Second, before I gifted myself the wisdom of Dr. Shefali’s course, I had too many expectations for my family. I believed that I had to get my 4 year old daughter to start cleaning up her things all by herself or she wouldn’t learn responsibility. If her toys weren’t picked up before bed we would take them away for a while or threaten to donate them to kids who would take care of them (SMH). Teaching consequences, right? Well, that backfired and instead of teaching her consequences, we created an angry and hurt kiddo. I told my daughter I had made a mistake with her cleaning up her own messes and from now on instead of fighting for her to clean up, we told her we would help her when she needs. Night time ensued and we reminded my daughter it was time to clean up her things and put them in her playroom. She asked for help and I told her I would definitely help her. Now, when I have something I need to pick up, she gladly helps me without even asking her for help! This morning, when I brushed her hair and sprayed it with a bit of water, she offered to help me clean the mirror. I was so happy that she had offered! I thanked her and was beaming. Before, when we were fighting her, her father or I would ask for help and she would say, “No, that’s not my mess/stuff.” That, to me, doesn’t instill confidence that my sweet daughter will be a humanitarian when she grows up (and if she isn’t that’s okay, letting it go). I want her to feel proud about helping others when they’re in need. I think we are on the right track. Who knew this parenting thing could get so hard? ha!

When we let go of what expectations we have for our children, things just work more efficiently. Children (all of us) were put on this Earth because they have a purpose. Let’s not squander it for them!


You deserve happiness

I wrote a few weeks back about a new course I was gifting myself to heal from my past and to grow into the person I truly am. It’s crazy that in our day in age, the majority of us don’t really know ourselves and what we want to do with our lives. With mainstream media and culture we are so bashed down to conformity that we lose sight of our true being and desires. Rather we spend too much time and money focused on external “things” we don’t really need or want and we really aren’t happy because we aren’t being authentic.

Well, I can already tell you that after just 2 sessions of Dr. Shefali’s Year of Manifestation, I’m waking up like never before. In the past dabbled in meditation randomly and journaled here and there but it’s been a full week with meditation and I just started journaling last night and will do so after meditating each day. The thing that’s really helped me meditate is an app called Insight Timer. It has different bells and sounds and you can see who you meditated with around the world.

If you haven’t had success with meditating or you just want to try something new, I recommend this free app. IMG_1368

Also, if you are truly wanting happiness I highly recommend taking Dr. Shefali’s course(s). She’s an amazing teacher and I have 50 weeks more to learn from her.

Well, until next time, love yourself! You deserve health, happiness, and abundance!!


What a disappointment…

Yesterday morning, I woke up and I had a message from my mom. She sent me a link for a job opening looking for health and wellness coaches. I have tried to do my own business with this and I haven’t had much luck, so when I saw that a company was looking to hire a health coach I applied right away. Shortly after, I received a message asking when would be a good time to chat. At 8pm, I was supposed to have a conversation with someone from the company and at 710pm I got a call from a number I didn’t recognize and figured I had put down 8pm but for another time zone. 7 is usually around the time when we put my oldest kiddo to sleep so I checked with my husband and he told me to take the call.

It was a two way call with a woman and a man and they told me how the past 20 years they’ve been working with a company to help people lose weight and decrease their risk of health issues with great success. They teach coaches how to do one on one and group coaching classes and they boasted how they have seen people lose a lot of weight throughout their coaching experiences. I was so excited that a company, backed by UCLA, was looking out and helping people live healthier lives. The woman I was on the phone with said that she lives in the same town as I do, and when she returned from her trip from Canada, she could meet up with me to show me the ropes.

I was so excited! I am so passionate about helping people feel great and live abundantly! I just needed help marketing myself and here is a company with 20 years of experience to help me help others. After the 15-20 minute call I received a promotional video and was slowly disappointed when I found out that this was a MLM company. I don’t have a problem with these types of company’s, however, I wanted to know what was in their “Kool-Aid.” I found their website, and was horrified at the ingredients listed! This wasn’t healthy! Yes, people may lose weight, however, it ISN’T healthy!! Just because a person is skinny, doesn’t mean they are thriving.

After I discovered this, I messaged the lady back telling her that I looked at the ingredients and wasn’t comfortable selling people things that I wouldn’t myself take and that I was shocked at the ingredients. She went on to tell me in a very unorganized and with horrible grammar (I’m not the greatest at grammar, but this was hard to read) that it’s “No worse than junk food.” Wow! that’s a horrible comparison. I took a screen shot from my phone to show the conversation. Sorry if it’s a little difficult to read…

Now, I get that people want to help each other obtain health, but feeding them lies and garbage doesn’t help attain health. We are in a pandemic of obesity, which creates so many other health problems. I didn’t want to write about this company, Herbalife, to throw them under the bus because of that, however, I am throwing them under the bus because WE NEED TO UNDERSTAND THAT just because a product is backed by a college, even a prestigious or not, we need to use the knowledge of what we know by researching what we are putting in our bodies. Here are some easy rules to follow.

How to Eat Cleaner:

-READ labels

  • Try to purchase items that only have 5 or less ingredients
  • If you can’t pronounce an ingredient PUT IT BACK on the shelf
  • Opt for organic and look for non-GMO project logo if you buy anything packaged, especially if it has corn, soy, sugar, and dairy
  • Avoid anything that has any type of sugar in the first few ingredients or if it contains more than 15g of sugar (key is to stay as low as possible but not go over 25g per day)
  • Buy as much fresh foods rather than packaged foods
  • If you are looking for a company to help you lose weight by using a cleanse or shakes, I recommend Purium. This company owns their own farms and they are Organic certified (this is an MLM run company, FYI- I receive no kickbacks from them)

    If you need further help feeling more alive and vibrant, please let me know! I’d love to help!