Showing posts from December, 2018

28 Day Cleanse: Before & After

Hi friends! I hope you are all enjoying your holidays. I know I have been! It's Christmas Eve here and I am looking forward to spending this evening and tomorrow with my family. 

In my last post, which you can read here, I spoke about my new routines to help combat the winter blues. One of those new routines was following a cleanse that I read about in the book Medical Medium by Anthony Williams. I hadn't been super inconsistent with taking care of myself. Healthy choices were sort of in a spurt fashion and then I would easily give into the craving for something with gluten, or alcohol, or so much chocolate or not making it to the gym or sleeping too much... just general depression and funk stuff. Even though all of that food tastes good and it is nice to sleep, it didn't make me feel better. In fact, I was super swollen at every joint, bloated, and had gained a significant amount of weight. And frankly, I was tired of it. I needed more of a kick than all of my false starts…

Beating Those Winter Blues

I'm writing to you on a snowy Sunday morning, all cozy snuggled up next to my puppy. In my last post (which you can read HERE)  I mentioned that Winter in the Northwest of the US where I live can be pretty dreary, which leads me to not feeling my best. I do think I suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), which is a mood disorder characterized by depression at a particular time of year. You can read more about HERE. The lack of regular sunshine as well as the cold bums me out pretty hard. On top of that, the holiday season has been really hard on me the last few years. Going into the season, I decided to combat it head on and do my best to ward off feeling too blue. Here are a few ways I have been taking care of myself in order to keep my spirits up:

1. Morning Routine:This one really encompasses a few tactics. The first being I am going to bed and getting up at the same time every day. I noticed my dog wakes me up usually by 630 and I normally get him into bed and go back to…