The Truth about Supplements

1) Look at the ingredient lists on *ALL your supplement bottles for the following…

*ALL includes vitamins, minerals, shakes/smoothies, protein mixes, herbs- even those sold by health stores, given to you by health professionals, or sold to you by a friend in an MLM (or by your own company).

Dangerous Ingredients

  • Dangerous Ingredient #1: Artificial Colors. …
  • Dangerous Ingredient #2: Hydrogenated Oils.
  • Dangerous Ingredient #3: Lead, Mercury, & PCBs.
  • Dangerous Ingredient #4: Talc or Magnesium Silicate
  • Dangerous Ingredient #5: Titanium Dioxide.

Unnecessary Additives

Unnecessary additives include:

  • magnesium stearate,
  • silicon dioxide,
  • titanium dioxide,
  • starch,
  • microcrystalline cellulose,
  • stearic acid,
  • simethicone, vegetable gum,
  • talc and propylene glycol

“Other Ingredients”

  • “Other ingredients” is a catch all area for manufacturers wanting to hide not so natural ingredients. These “other ingredients” can include Natural flavors, MSG, Aspartame (and other artificial sweeteners), Citric Acid

2) Watch the following video to understand how YOUR supplements may actually be harming rather than helping your health

4) Sign up for the FREE report “The Truth about Supplements” and the written Transcript of the You Tube video

5) Watch your email for more information or contact me to find out how you can get a $50 gift code toward purchase of supplements that do not have dangerous ingredients or unnecessary additives

How to Face a Difficult Christmas

How to Face a Difficult Christmas

Allison always referred to herself as a “Christmas geek”. She was always the first one in her family to start putting up holiday decorations and her husband joked that a new Christmas tree found its way to their home every year.

Then one December, Allison’s father was hit and killed by a drunk driver. Suddenly, the season that had meant so much to her was colored by grief and depression. She’d been close to her father all of her life, and even when she became an adult, she often called him every day just to chat.

Heartache can change the most beautiful season of all into a time of despair and discouragement for many.

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Grief: The Unwanted Visitor

Like Allison, you may be dealing with the death of a loved one during this time of year. But grief comes in many forms and it’s not just limited to the loss of a beloved family member or friend.

Grief is the natural response to loss. Sometimes, the loss is a relationship such as going through a divorce or becoming estranged from your child. Other times, the loss might be that of a dream such as learning you’re infertile and will never have children. The loss can also come in the form of a natural disaster that destroys your home or livelihood.

In these moments, it’s hard to celebrate. Christmas just doesn’t feel as festive and all the joy seems to be missing from your heart.

Grief Happens in Stages

  • Stage #1: Denial
  • Stage #2: Anger
  • Stage #3: Bargaining
  • Stage #4: Depression
  • Stage #5: Acceptance

However, it’s important to remember that grief is not linear. You may be at the point where you’re bargaining and think you’ve made it through the first two stages of grief. Only to find an old t-shirt in the back of your closet that reminds you of your loss. Suddenly, you’re back in denial, thinking that this awful thing couldn’t have happened to you.

The truth is that most people cycle through the stages of grief several times and in a different order each time. That means no one person’s way of grieving will look exactly like yours (nor should it).

Grief Comes in Waves

This is important to remember. You might have moments or even hours and days where you feel OK. You might feel like your life is normal and experience brief blips of happiness and joy.

But the moment these feelings pass, you’re once again overwhelmed by sorrow. This is completely normal. It doesn’t make you a bad person if in the middle of grieving a loved one or coming to terms with something horrible, that you find a brief moment of joy.

Grief often comes in waves. You have a deep, overpowering one then another and another. But eventually, these waves begin to stretch further and further apart as time goes on.

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Grief Is Unpredictable

Certain sounds, sights, or smells may trigger a fresh wave of grief for you. Paying attention to what those triggers can be helpful in learning to navigate them.

For example, you might be watching a movie where the main character is in the hospital and be reminded of the stillbirth of your first child. You may feel the trauma, shock, and pain all over again.

When you encounter a trigger, you don’t have to run from it or avoid it. Instead, acknowledge your emotions and express them. You might want to cry, pray, or scream. Do whatever feels right in the moment.

Understand that grief can be a difficult journey even during the best of times. But the holidays can make it seem especially sharp. That’s normal and to be expected. The important thing is to be kind to yourself right now.

Take Care of Yourself

During times of grief, caring for yourself may not be high on your priority list. You may already feel overwhelmed by all the things you need to do and adding one more task may not seem possible.

But if anything, you need extra care when you’re grieving. It’s not selfish or wrong to take time out for self-care. It’s important that you nurture your mind, body, and spirit. Here are a few simple ways you can do that…

Eat a Nutritious Meal

Sometimes, people that are grieving have difficulty finding joy in anything. You may not like your favorite meals and snacks right now. They may taste weird to you or you may find you just can’t enjoy them. This is common so don’t be alarmed if it happens to you. As you work through your grief, your normal appetite will eventually return.

Do A Creative Activity

Being creative can help you release strong emotions. You might like to try adult coloring, knitting, or jewelry making. Don’t get discouraged if you try one activity and find you don’t enjoy it. You may have to try several activities before you discover the one that’s best for you.

Pamper Yourself

Sit back and let someone else care for you. Take a spa day, get a massage, or a pedicure. Hire a cleaning service to scrub your home from top to bottom. Get a shampoo and haircut at your local beauty salon. Go out to your favorite restaurant and order dinner for yourself.

Exercise Gently

Exercise can boost endorphins and make you feel better. If you think you’re up to exercising, then try a gentle activity. Remember your body is still under a significant amount of stress so go easy on yourself. Some good exercise activities include: yoga, walking, or swimming.

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Understand that Doubts Are Normal

Grief can cause you to question your entire belief system. Maybe you felt you received a sign from God that your loved one was going to be healed but now, they’re gone.

Maybe you thought marriage was supposed to be for life but now you’re in the middle of a divorce. Perhaps you thought if you did the right things, you’d never be a victim of a violent crime.

Don’t struggle with your doubts alone. Reach out to a trusted friend or a spiritual leader to share your feelings. The other person may not have any answers that can comfort you. But having space to voice your doubts is important for your healing.

Listen to Your Body

When you’re grieving, your normal routine is disrupted. You may not be sleeping as much, or you may be sleeping more than usual. You may be eating more or less than you typically do. You might be working more, or you might find yourself working fewer hours.

It’s essential that you honor your body during this time. If you need to nap in the middle of the day, don’t feel guilty. If you need to turn off your smartphone and watch movies all day, then do it. Take time to care for yourself.

In the middle of your grief, don’t forget to take time for you. Be kind to yourself and look after your mind and body as if you were caring for a hurting friend.

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Let Yourself Heal

It was a December afternoon when Sarah watched her husband wheeled into surgery. He was headed for a routine procedure to remove his tonsils. “We’d only been married five months at that point. We were newlyweds and I was still learning so much about him.”

But Sarah’s husband never left the hospital that day. Instead, the anesthesiologist made a mistake, giving him too much medication. He didn’t wake up from the surgery.

In the coming days, Sarah felt broken. “Everyone told me to just forgive the anesthesiologist who did this. I got a lot of pressure to move on from other people. One person told me if I didn’t forgive, I was a horrible person.”

Then came the day Mary showed up in Sarah’s life. She was a widow from a local church who often reached out to other widows.

Sarah shared her story, crying through parts of it. “How am I supposed to forgive?” She whispered.

Mary squeezed the woman’s shoulder, “Right now, your only job is to grieve. You need to process what you’re feeling. All of the sadness, rage, and pain. Let it come.”

Sometimes, those who are grieving receive the message that they should “just forgive” if someone else is at fault for their loss, but that advice can stunt the grieving process.

“It only compounds loss,” Mary explains. “So now, we have someone who’s grieving, and they feel this guilt and sense of isolation added with it. Many people don’t realize this, but Jesus grieved in the Garden of Gethsemane. Grieving is an important part of the healing process.”

It’s important that you’re patient with yourself during the healing process. Some people think grief is something they should just “bounce back” from. While it would be great if it were that simple, grief is not like stubbing your toe. The pain lasts far longer and goes much deeper.

It’s not uncommon to think you’ve grieved, and you’re done. You imagine you’re through the worst of it then something crops up and you feel the loss all over again, as if it were day one of your grief.

Understand that grief is not a destination. It’s not an exotic locale that you visit only once. Grief is a journey, and that journey can be on-going for months, years, or even decades depending on what you’ve lost.

Create New Traditions

Holiday traditions can give you a feeling of peace and safety. But when you’ve recently lost a loved one or are experiencing grief, your normal traditions may not be possible anymore. That’s where creating new traditions can be helpful.

Allison and her father had a habit of singing Christmas carols every December. Since her father was no longer with her, her husband volunteered to carry on the tradition with her.

But Allison decided she’d rather visit at the veteran’s hospital that year to honor her father’s military service. It was a different tradition that would honor her father without reminding her of the pain of her loss.

If you decide you don’t want or can’t do a certain tradition, don’t be hard on yourself. But do try to find something to replace it with. A new tradition can give you something to look forward to as well as a sense that life is returning to normal.

It’s important to understand that there’s no quick fix or escape from grief. The only way to get to the other side is to go through the heartache. But you don’t have to do that alone. Reach out to caring, concerned members of your community, and let them comfort you through this difficult time.

For more ideas of new traditions to create you can look HERE

Don’t Be Alone in Your Pain

Like Allison, you may be the one in charge of preparations for the holidays. This can naturally be difficult but when you factor in the weight of grief, it’s easy to become overwhelmed and distressed.

Instead of thinking it all rests on your shoulders, share the burdens of your celebration with others. Perhaps your in-laws could handle the decorations while your sister plans the menu. Your spouse can shop for the groceries while you buy the gifts.

Don’t feel bad about delegating during the holidays. It’s OK to need help, especially when you’re walking through a season of grief.

Listen for Dread

Are there holiday traditions that you don’t enjoy? Maybe you love decorating the tree, but you really hate wrapping the gifts. Perhaps you hate planning the Christmas dinner menu, but you enjoy the grocery shopping.

Don’t be afraid to swap tasks with family members and friends. When you do this, you let those who are naturally gifted shine. You allow them to be the hands and feet of Jesus, as they were designed to do.

Ask for Support

You don’t have to hide out and cry alone. We are created for community and we thrive when we receive the support we need. But if no one knows about your loss, they can’t be there for you during this difficult time. 

Tell a trusted friend or a family member about what you’re going through. You might say, “This holiday is difficult for me because I lost (name your loss). So right now, I feel (emotion you wish to express).”

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Tell People What You Need

Understand that although your family and friends may long to support you, they may not know how to do it. They might be clueless about how to help and offer only trite suggestions or painful advice.

You can guide them through the process by telling those you love what you need. For example, you might say, “Before he died, Dave and I had date nights on Fridays. Would you be willing to get together on Friday nights with me to do something fun?”

Asking for help can be difficult if you’re not used to doing it. But God created us to bear the burdens of those around us. When you allow others to care for you, you’re allowing others to see a beautiful example of how the church cares for its own.

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Create A Healthy Routine For Yourself In The New Year

Take Care of You Blog series: Week 5

Without the foundation of a good schedule to help set the tone for each day, it’s only a matter of time before negativity and bad habits can creep in. Keep reading for some great ways you can start to create a healthy routine for yourself…

It can be easy to fall into a rut of bad habits and mindsets. One of the biggest reasons for these ruts is not having an established, healthy routine. Without the foundation of a good schedule to help set the tone for each day, it’s only a matter of time before negativity and bad habits can creep in.

Keep reading for some great ways you can start to create a healthy routine for yourself…

Start The Day Off Right
Make sure that you have a filling and healthy breakfast each day. I’m sure you’ve heard the saying, “Breakfast is the most important meal of the day.” This saying is actually very true! Having a healthy breakfast improves your brain function, helps you focus, and starts your day on a positive and satisfying note.

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Prioritize Your Tasks
Sometimes, it can be easy to get sidetracked or overwhelmed when we have a lot of things to do. Instead of just trying to get everything done at once, organize your tasks based on priority, and work on the list one item at a time. Doing this will help you stay on track, get things done more efficiently, and feel less overwhelmed by everything you need to get done.

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Don’t Forget To Hydrate, Stretch, And Eat
Getting caught up in everything that consumes our attention each day makes it easy to let the fundamental things we need fall to the wayside. Make sure you are drinking enough water; and eating healthy breakfasts, lunches, dinners, (and snacks!) each day. It’s also very important to stretch your body and get your circulation going every couple hours—especially if you spend a lot of time sitting for work. Taking the time to do these three little things can honestly make all the difference in your days.

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Get Enough Sleep
Sleep deprivation has many negative impacts on the body; so it’s very important to make sure you get the proper amount of sleep each night. Avoid snacking, caffeine, outings, and other stimulating activities in the hours before bedtime. It is also helpful to have a specific time when you actually get into bed to sleep, and to not use your phone at this time. The use of electronic devices at night can throw our circadian rhythm out of balance because of the blue light that they emit. Make sure that you are setting yourself up for complete rest and relaxation when you go to bed every day. This will help you stay alert, and keep you from feeling exhausted during the day.

I’ve covered the basics above, but it’s the perfect place to start so you can be more aware of how your habits can impact your daily life… Don’t be afraid to try different things to create a healthy routine for yourself—catered to your specific needs!

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Knowing When It’s Time To Talk To Someone

One of the most important parts of self-care and growth is knowing when you need help. For example, for physical health, you may consult a personal trainer or dietician to help you reach your goals. The same goes for mental health… When you are having a particularly hard time mentally/emotionally, or are going through a bad situation, a therapist or psychiatrist can be used to help you get through it. So do you know when it’s time to get some help? Keep reading for some tips on knowing when it’s time to talk to someone…

At Life in Bloom! our mission is to help empower women to be who they were created to be and live live in full bloom (physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health). I am a woman of faith so I tend to gravitate to the spiritual. I am partnered with an amazing organic whole food superfood company so I am quite aware of the physical. I have a social work degree and have done a lot of inner healing work so I am more connected to the emotional realm than I used to be.

At one time, I did not know how I was feeling. I spent a lot of time focusing on others and trying to please them, I also spent a lot of time distracting myself with the things of the world. I had a lot of past trauma that I had not healed. Have you heard that saying, “hurt people, hurt people”? Well, that was me. I caused a lot of chaos and destruction around me because I was hurting and did not no how to deal with it.

I also have gone through depression and anxiety in my wilderness seasons. I now know that physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual are all interconnected. Healthy daily habits (nutrition, exercise, hydration, sleep routine, stress relief etc), self-care, connection to God. spiritual practices are all amazing. I am a big believer in prevention and early intervention. I also know that God is the Master Physician/ Healer and can work miracles. I know (deeply know and trust)that we are to guard our hearts and minds.

But, what if you are struggling and none of your coping skills are working? What do you do then? Yes, you bring it to God in prayer. Absolutely. Yet, it is important to recognize when you are in the danger zone. Sometimes you need to reach out. God works through people (maybe even through me right now). It is not a sign of weakness to ask for help. Our dependence on God does not negate our need for help from others. Sometimes stepping out in faith IS taking a step towards a helping hand. That is why I am speaking out about mental health.

I have had help from many amazing people on my journey. People who did not judge me or point fingers at me. Mentors, friends, and even professionals. At first, I had shame about being “on the other side of the desk.” As a social worker, I had always been the one to help others. I have since learned through experience that people who help others especially need to have a mental/ emotional support system (yes, mamas of young children, caregivers, helping professionals, volunteers, ministers I am talking to you).

Some of you may be saying: “But, I am saved. I SHOULD not be feeling this way.” First of all, don’t SHOULD on yourself (as my mom used to say). It is important to remember that we are composed of three parts- body, soul, and spirit. Our spirit is replaced when we are born again and we receive the gift of the Holy Sprit- that part is instantaneous. But, our souls (mind, will, and emotions) need to be renewed through a process of sanctification. That can take time and a lot of learning (and unlearning). Please be patient with yourself and give yourself some grace.

The following video will explain more about the importance of mental health from a faith perspective:

Some of you may not be coming from a place of belief in or trust in God. We are each in our own place in the journey. Please do not throw out this helping hand because it is activates a wound you are carrying (yes, I understand that religion can hurt people). Like I said, hurt people hurt others. God (whether you believe or not) knows what you are going through and loves you in the middle of it all. (That said, if you do wish to know Christ please reach out to me. I have some free resources to offer you. A good place to start is HERE with my personal story/ testimony and a free copy of my e-book)

Life isn’t easy for anyone, and there are often times that we don’t know if or how we can make it through… This can cause lot of problems that lead to depression, anxiety, stress, isolation, self-medication, and much more.

It is important to be aware of these feelings of helplessness and hopelessness, so you can get the help you need. These feelings can include:

  • Suicidal or self-harming thoughts
  • Seeking relief through alcohol or other substances
  • Isolating yourself from loved ones
  • Pulling your hairs out (trichotillomania)
  • Development of eating disorders such as anorexia or bulimia
  • Being unable to function the way you normally would
  • Physical manifestations of mental/emotional distress like constant headaches, stomach aches, heart palpitations, blurred vision, dizziness, and more
  • Hallucinations
  • Body dysmorphia (inability to see your body or appearance as it truly is)
  • Feeling like you need help

These are some of the most common signs of knowing when it’s time to talk to someone… If you ever start to feel or do any of these things, SEEK HELP IMMEDIATELY. Find a therapist, doctor, psychiatrist, or psychologist that you feel comfortable with, and that can help you and support you as you work through the problems you face. It is also important to speak with the people close to you that you trust, so that they can become part of your support system as well. It is OKAY to need help. All you have to do is ask.

****(SUICIDE HOTLINE: 1-800-273-8255 Call this number at any time that you think about taking yourself from the world. You matter, and you would be missed. The world is better with you in it, so never lose hope.)****

Never forget that no matter where you are in your mind, there IS a way out, and you CAN have a fulfilling and happy life. You are stronger than you realize, and getting someone to help you is the first step to realizing just how strong you are.

Keep Bloomin’

Phoenix

Please contact me if you have questions, need support, have prayer requests etc

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Fixed Mindset vs. Growth Mindset

Week 4 of Take Care of You: Body, Mind, Spirit blog series

You can have one of two mindsets. A growth one or a fixed one. We all have one or the other. Which mindset we have depends on our upbringing, our circumstances, and often what and how we’ve been taught. It is not surprising, then, that we often have the same mindset as our parents or our most influential teachers. The fact that teachers can have an impact on their students’ mindset is an interesting one. It means that we’re not stuck with a fixed or a growth mindset forever. Instead, we can choose to develop one over the other. Let’s take a closer look at each of them.

What Is A Fixed Mindset?

A person with a fixed mindset believes that they are born with a certain amount of talent. This doesn’t mean they can’t learn new things, but it means they believe that how well they do in life (in school or in their job) is mainly determined by the talent and intelligence they were born with. Working and studying hard, gaining experience, and seeking out the right teachers and mentors have little to no influence about how they will fare.

This greatly limits how much they think they can achieve, but it doesn’t stop there. People with a fixed mindset are more focused on how they are perceived than what they actually get done. They often take the path of least resistance because in their mind, there isn’t much they can do to control.

What Is A Growth Mindset?

A person with a growth mindset on the other hand knows that effort and hard work can help them grow as human beings. This works for all areas of life. They know they can become smarter, more successful, and more efficient. Failure stings, but it doesn’t have the same devastating result as it has with someone who believes there is no room for improvement.

Where you are at today is simply the starting point for your future potential. It is up to each person to see how far they are willing to push the limits to make positive changes. In other words, much of your future is in your own hands.

By now, I’m sure you’ve realized that a growth mindset will serve you better if you want control over your life. It helps you strive for a better life, try harder, and stay motivated when things don’t go your way.

There is a lot you can do to move from a fixed mindset to a growth mindset.

The first step is that realizing there is a lot you can do.

Then come up with one simple little thing you can do today to expand your mind, to learn, to grow.

What will you choose?

Here is one simple thing you can do today: download the FREE growth mindset cards below to remind yourself to persevere when you experience obstacles.

Please contact me if you have any questions or would like a 15 minute connect call to discuss how I can support you with your health goals.

Next week: Knowing When Its Time to Talk to Someone

Keep Bloomin’

Phoenix Grace

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