8 Steps To Intuitive Healing

 

Happy Monday friends!

Hope you all had a wonderful weekend. We spent the weekend by the lake visiting my parents and mom for mothers day. Lola enjoyed it immensely and it was a weekend of many firsts for her! We enjoyed lots of fresh air and vitamin D as well. Bonus! My oh my how Lola has grown.

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Mom and Dad with Lola

These past few months have definitely been different for me. Instead of forcing what isn’t or what cannot be I have been intuitively following what feels right for me and my health and life in general. “Going with the flow” so to speak…trusting the universe has my back and will provide and closely paying attention to its clues/cues. I have been putting spoken word out into the universe each morning and following the path of faith for my life and those around me.  I wanted to introduce you to a list of what I have followed (looking back) these are the things that seem to be working for me and what I have had to go through to get to where I am today.

  1. Following that Gut Feeling

I guess you could call it a spiritual awakening of sorts  which happened leading up to my wedding this past year. I knew there was more out there for my life. I felt that I am here for a bigger purpose and that I was meant to help people in some way. Of that I was sure. I felt that by dealing with my own health issues – I could shed some light on these sort of issues that others might be going through too. I knew I had to dive into my health issues and start to heal from the inside out and that some how this would in a big way contribute to my future. I started by visiting with a nutritionist and naturopath who put me on the right path as far as diet and supplements go. I found out what was invading my body and causing most of the trouble. I got some medium readings in order to decipher what I was thinking and feeling and seeing. I learned about emotions and how they can get stuck in the body and how important it is to let them flow rather than allowing them to invade our body and thoughts. I pay attention to reoccurring signs and symbols that may be taking place around me and keep note of them. We are all born quite intuitive – we just need to get over ourselves and pay attention to the world around us. W

2. Acknowledgement 

To get to a place where you can intuitively heal yourself it takes a certain amount of acknowledgement of how we got here in the first place. Whether it be self inflicted or family trauma from the past, we must step into living in this very moment and realize that this moment is the key to healing. What can we do today to shed our past and relieve worries and anxieties about our future? We need to find what works for us…it could be writing, journaling, yoga, meditation and very well could be a combination of things. What we do in this moment matters. We must be mindful, present and open to health and well being. We must do whatever we can to shield ourselves from the negativity of this crazy world. We must learn to not play the victim but to continually overcome, learn, and grow. I Jocelyn, acknowledge the role that my past has played in leading to my health spiraling out of control but I will no longer allow that to dictate my current and future health and growth. 

3. Studying, researching and analyzing 

We must spend some time studying, researching and analyzing our life and behavior in order to heal ourselves. We need to get away from the screen and cut the cord to anything that no longer serves us. We need to turn off the news and spend some time outside. I personally took a break from my smart phone and laptop. I took a break from watching T.V and the morning news. I took a good look inside my life like a fly on the wall and realized how out of control my consumerism and spending habits had gotten. It made me feel “icky” and realizing that I needed to make a deep change in my life. I spent some time going through my closet and donating items that I no longer wear, cleaned out each room in the house and spent quality time with my husband. We set up a tighter monthly budget that will serve us more going forward together. We should refuse to play the victim any longer. 

4. Emotions

Realize that emotions play a huge roll in our path to healing and health. Intuitive healing involves taking a look at our trapped emotions and learning how to safely release them in order to live in the now and no longer harboring them in our body and mind. Some of us easily take on the emotions of others and feel all mixed up after we have been in large crowds – similar to that of an introvert. We need to take time to be alone and to release those emotions that are not our own or what does not serve us and be able to have that time alone to recharge our batteries. What has helped me has been to write about things that may have negatively affected me and in a way it’s releasing them from myself. You might release yours differently. It’s about finding whatever works for you, personally.

5. Doing

We must put in the work and listen to our intuition in order to figure out how we are going to heal. I completed two rounds of the 30 day candida diet, took two rounds of anti fungals, started walking daily, working outside, spending more time outside and getting more vitamin D, getting more rest, and eating healthier foods. You cannot accomplish much without “doing”. Period. 

6. Diet

This one is pretty self explanatory. Do not eat things that make you feel like shit. Once I started realizing what was invading my body and mind I started seeing more and more patterns and familiar things popping up on my body and with my health. What works for me might not work for you. Personally my body responds well to a low sugar, low fat diet and I am working towards freeing myself of candida plus balancing my blood sugar and hormones. The better you eat the clearer your mind and body become – the easier it is to follow your intuition as it is all connected. If your body is all filled up with gunk it’s easier to feel blocked from what the universe might be trying to tell you. Finally…good gut health is KEY. Feeling shitty? Imbalanced? indigestion? Brain fog? Skin rash? Try taking a really good probiotic each morning and notice the changes.

7. Rest

Rest is so important. It’s important to not only get proper rest and adequate sleep over night but you must rest every day. Take a rest from negativity on the news, from negative people and situations that you no longer feel serve you. Grab the scissors and start cutting those cords. Being busy is not productive nor does it serve an important purpose in your life, healing or health.

8. Allow for Growth

Finally after following everything I have mentioned it will be hard not to feel the growth that you will continue to go through daily. You might lose or gain friends, you might figure out you are better suited in a new position or different career, you might realize what foods work best for you and what changes you need to make at home in order to have that growth that is important for all of us. Some people need to go through the rough stuff to allow for that new growth to happen. Some people need to have things fall away to experience growth.  It’s so important to allow this growth to happen. We must not stifle it for growth is necessary and inevitable in this human experience. 

This is what intuitive healing is to me and what I have included into my daily life over the past couple months. I hope this helps you out too!

Send me a message or feel free to leave a comment if you have questions.

XO Jocelyn

 

Il Dolce Far Niente

Hello friends!

Hope you are all doing well on this delightfully sunny day. You know if I’m on here then that means I’ve been thinking and thinking leads to me sharing with you (lucky ducks) so, if you would be so inclined to sit back and read a little of my thoughts!

I must preface this with the fact that I had entitled this blog post “balance” because it is…all about balance and imbalance – however I changed the title to reflect what my personal balance is all about and how I arrived there.

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I believe that so many by products of our modern world has lead to so much toxicity and disease in our body like diet, modern medicine, lack of sleep, work stress and the fact that society likes to worship busyness. All of these things together create an unhealthy imbalance in our life.

Think of our life like a spider web – each web leads to different aspects of our life and things we devote our time too; family time, friendships, work obligations, groceries, meal prep and cooking, house maintenance, get togethers, physical activity, SLEEP (so important), taking care of our furry friends, hobbies and more. If we overload this web with too much of something or too much of it all – it creates an imbalance thus breaking the web (our body) and it all comes crashing down leading to disease, physical and emotional ailments, lack of money and resources, stress, anxiety and more. We become burnt out, fragile, distant and sick of it all.

For me I had to learn the hard way about balance and imbalance and from a young age too. Although I’m thankful I went through it all and it has taken quite some time to figure out what a good balance is for me and my body/lifestyle and how to unravel from being stuck in an imbalanced body and life. I will say this, it’s trial and error and it’s different for everybody. Sometimes we think we can do it all, handle it all, want it all but we quickly realize that, that could not be further from the truth.

When I was younger I thought I wanted to be a professional dancer. I spent at least 3-4 mornings per week in high school at the studio before classes. I spent every free evening as well as most of the day Saturday at the studio. Sometimes I even spent Sundays there if it was competition season. Don’t get me wrong though, I LOVED dancing, I loved being on the stage, I loved the makeup, sparkly costumes and spending time with my dance friends and I created some amazing memories however the older I got and the more I thought about the fact that I didn’t even realize what I was missing out on, the more I grew distant of it all.

I started to resent dance. And I hated feeling that way. I wanted to know that I could be good at more than just dance. I wanted to try new things. Most of all I just wanted to be STILL for a second. I wanted to eat my meals at a table – not in the car on my way to dance. I wanted to hang out after school with friends, I wanted to catch my favorite TV shows, I wanted to spend some time outside. I wanted to go to bed early and not be sore all over from 6 hours of dance class the next morning. I was a high school student who wanted to “play” outside. I missed most of my youth with hours logged in the studio.  I wanted to enjoy my favorite foods without guilt of gaining weight or fear of not fitting into certain costumes. I wanted to NOT be an emotional mess all of the time. I wanted to experience the simple things that every young person should. I just wanted to be happy and carefree. 

Maybe I went about it the wrong way as I was young and hormonal and kind of mixed up if I’m honest. I could NOT function the way I had been living anymore and I remember the moment I quit  – it was a shock to my parents and dance family – and quite understandable that it upset the people who meant the most to me but I remember in that moment despite all the hurt I had caused others I felt like a free bird. And I decided at the young age of 16 to never get so busy again. To never say yes to things that I no longer wanted to do or participate in.

I started participating more at school – in field hockey and soccer, spent some time volunteering, experienced my first romance ok..maybe I had one or two romances lol hey it was high school after all, ate way too much junk food (ok, maybe went overboard with it) after starving myself for so long. I put my all into my grades and got into University. I traveled with friends and went to concerts. I experienced a bit of life. I actually did go back to dance but to a more relaxed environment. I danced twice per week in my favorite genre of dance, tap, and I even competed with that studio. It wasn’t stressful though, it was just fun. I was doing it for myself. And it was all on my terms. I didn’t feel busy and I wasn’t doing things for the sake of doing them. I said yes on purpose to the things that made me feel good and felt comfortable enough to say no when it started feeling like too much or if it stopped being fun. Most importantly, I had down time to breathe.

And maybe people don’t really get my philosophy on this topic but then again they didn’t live my life and they have not walked in my footsteps. I think some might see it as lazy…but I don’t feel that way at all.  I am pretty steadfast in allowing nothing to create that imbalance that I felt back then into my life. I can feel my anxiety and stress creep up when things get too busy and too hectic in my life. And I will shut it down quite quickly. I know sometimes we go through  hectic periods in life but overall I feel like we can control our environment and what we agree to participate in somewhat.

Society has us glorifying busy – so much so that we don’t even know why we are busy. We aren’t even being productive! And make no mistake busyness is not productivity. People act like it’s cool…like it’s a “thing” to keep busy. People please!!! STOP glorifying busy. And why do we do it? To mask the real issues we might be facing in our lives? Perhaps…there is always a root cause to our madness. Are we afraid to be alone with our thoughts? Afraid to disconnect? Afraid to be kicked out of our social circles? Afraid to be the black sheep? You tell me….

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A few years ago when the book and movie eat,pray, love was released I resonated with it so deeply and took the catch phrase from that movie which I found perfectly summed up my philosophy on life…

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“Il Dolce Far Niente” Italian for…the sweetness of doing nothing.

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Now, Im not saying you need to take a trip to Italy, India and Bali to find yourself and realize what sort of balance you must create in your life to really appreciate it or to figure out whats important to you. But have you ever just took a moment to sit and really think about it? Are all of the things you try to cram into your day or feel necessary to say “yes” too really necessary? Do they improve your well being? Do they help you sleep at night? I’m going to guess – NO. Mostly not. When you feel busy is it stroking your ego? Probably, yes. I had to get to the point of breakdown, physical and mental exhaustion to realize what a mess “busy” had created in my young life. 

I have written about this a bit before and sorry to be a broken record but I truly believe that living your best life is an art form. It’s going back to the basics, the way our grandparents lived. Sitting out on the porch watching your kids play…or in my case my fur baby. Feeding the birds. Admiring the flowers that have popped up over night. Being able to say no to unnecessary obligations and events without explanation. Cooking a meal for yourself using the best ingredients and sitting at a table to slowly eat it, alone with your thoughts. Reading the newspaper, walking to the library, checking out some books and getting lost in another world. It’s being able to unwind from the hectic life that we have created for ourselves. It’s about carving out downtime and making the most of it. Our body and minds deserve and demand it.

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Do you glorify busy? Do you feel pushed into being busy? I’d love to hear your thoughts!

XO Jocelyn

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15 Days of Anti Fungals Complete

This is gonna be a short one because not much to say! It was getting a little boring updating with the anti fungals lol – but another round complete. Not sure how many more rounds I will have to take, I suppose it all leads back to stress levels, how much sleep I’m getting, how much water I’m drinking, how my liver is detoxing, emotional health and obviously the food that I continue to eat. If you are looking for a good anti fungal cleanse I definitely recommend Renew Life Candi Gone. Just be sure to switch up what you are taking each month so the candida doesn’t become resistant to it!

XO  Jocelyn

Candigone Days 9,10&11

It’s about that time….

Each day upon waking up I took the dose of the 2 supplements (pill form and liquid) that come in the CandiGone cleanse as well as a hefty dose (50 billion plus) of  probiotics. I picture all of that good bacteria spreading throughout my guts lol

Monday and Tuesday I made a traditional Scottish dish albeit using some substitutes (mince and tatties) compromised of ground beef with onion and sweet potato. I also made a cucumber salad in which I subbed in plain yogurt and apple cider vinegar. That did us wonderfully for two nights!

Tonight we had a rice noodle dish with chicken and spices. I have terrible cravings. Today all I wanted was coffee and peanut butter cookies. I spent at least an hour on pinterest pinning all of the peanut butter desserts I could find!

Can’t wait until taking the anti fungals are over with however…this kind of lifestyle will continue on.

Have a great evening!

 

 

XO Jocelyn

Candigone Day 6,7,8

Happy Monday! Time for a check in! I’m just gonna kinda blend the weekend together to keep it short.

Each day upon waking up I took the dose of the 2 supplements (pill form and liquid) that come in the CandiGone cleanse as well as a hefty dose (50 billion plus) of  probiotics.

This weekend we ate A LOT of spinach salad, a lot of yogurt (which I actually might be cutting out soon…it makes me sad but I’m am still feeling like I may be sensitive to dairy as well) a lot of veggies and a ton of eggs lol. I’m so glad that those 7 days are over and I can now add back in things like meat and popcorn for snacks! Tonight I made a ground beef dish with sweet potato mash and cucumber salad. When making these dishes I tend to substitute yogurt for things like mayo/sour cream and apple cider vinegar for regular white vinegar. It does the trick!

 

Yesterday I spent most of the day raking in the yard and today I regret that. I slept like a ROCK and my upper body is so sore! Who needs a gym when you have a massive yard to clean up??? We went for a walk this evening with Lola so that was some light exercise.

I kinda can’t wait until these candigone posts are over so I can get back to regular writing again! 😉 Although it is good to log everything so I can come back to it one day if I need to.

Hope you are all well!

 

XO Jocelyn

Candigone Day Five

Friday check in!! 

When I woke up I took the dose of the 2 supplements (pill form and liquid) that come in the CandiGone cleanse. I forgot to include that I usually take probiotics in the morning too. Need to rebuild that good gut flora! I honestly didn’t take probiotics growing up or into my 20s….I mean, i ate yogurt – but that was it. We really need to be teaching young people about the supplements and things they should be taking from a young age. As a preventative measure. 

Breakfast: Brent made me a beautiful  2 egg omelette. I love that man! 

Lunch: I made us a yummy salad feast for lunch which included mashed avocado, lemon juice and spices with a yogurt based dressing (plain yogurt). I also added lots of cucumber.

Dinner: Dinner was a big plate of spinach salad with another yogurt based homemade dressing. And I’m terribly hungry at the moment (9 pm) but what can you do?

After dinner: Brent and I took Lola for a walk around the neighborhood. Nothing too much – around 20 minutes. But that’s enough for a puppy of 4 months old.

To finish the night off I took the second round of the anti fungals. I feel like I am in a state of “calm” to be honest.  I am hungry but I know I can’t do that much about it because the food that I want…would be feeding the candida and I KNOW better than that. I honestly feel that the better I eat…the better I will feel. I feel that most of my recovery will be based on the foods that I eat rather than the supplements and anti fungals (although those will help!) 

Have a great weekend everyone! I might do a weekend check in for both days on Sunday evening 🙂 Get out and enjoy that sunshine!

XO Jocelyn

Candigone Day Four

Time for the daily check in! Hope you all are well 🙂 We are coming to Friday woohoo! 

When I woke up I took the dose of the 2 supplements (pill form and liquid) that come in the CandiGone cleanse. Still had the heartburn after taking them… ugh. 

Breakfast: Plain Liberte greek yogurt mixed with a little bit of liquid stevia, cinnamon and nutmeg. Yum! Tons of water and peppermint tea.

Lunch: 3 eggs cooked in coconut oil and stir fry veggies. Lots of water.

Dinner: I broke my “no meat for 7 days rule” because …well I don’t really know why. My excuse was because “I needed energy for taking Lola to her first puppy training session”. I can feel you rolling your eyes now! Not the worst thing I could have had (sugar) I had 2 chicken thighs with a side of mixed veggies.

After dinner: Brent and I took Lola to her first puppy training session. Poor thing is tuckered right out. 1.5 hours of being around lots of other barking puppies and learning new commands. She did a good job and so did Brent!

To finish the night off I took the second round of the anti fungals. Not really much to report. I think the chicken made me feel a bit better…more full. All in all I’m glad I didn’t turn to the sugar! They suggest the first 7 days to be “meat free” to get the most out of the detox….but oh well.

I have also lost around 9 pounds which I’m assuming is mostly water weight but the bloat is going!

Until next time…

XO Jocelyn