Do you ever wonder how you got to a certain point in your life?
And wonder at a cross roads what might be next?
Last fall I wrote about my new journey with food, how I decided to eat healthier and give up gluten and dairy (mostly) and processed foods. I saw huge improvements in my mood and general health – I lost weight, my cholesterol went down, and generally just felt so much better.
Both of these ways of eating seek to reduce inflammation in your system, which makes a huge difference in how your body functions.
So after months of success, even making it through the holidays unscathed, I fell off the wagon. Maybe it was more accurate to say I lit the wagon on fire? Because when I go rogue, I really do it fully!
The last month my eating has been all over the place, and surprise surprise, so has my mood. I’m snapping at my kids and sulking in the office and my face even broke out. (Let me tell you, to have your face break out at 41 is no joke!) But you know what the worst thing was? BRAIN FOG. From day to day I might be clear or I might be a medicine head, it really was not fun.
I don’t know about you, but I have too much to do to be a medicine head and scatter brain. It was also kind of scary because I had a hard time focusing and remembering what I was doing five minutes ago! Waaahhhhh!
I think the only good thing about my month of chaos is that I sought refuge in books. You know how I love to read! I read several fun books and several really useful books on health and life, etc. These put me back on track to rebuild the wagon and double up my seat belt so I won’t fall off again.
One of the things I learned is that our lives cycle with the moon. I’m not just talking about women here – men and women have a large amount of water in our bodies, and the moon pulls us like it pulls the ocean tides. The book I’m reading about this now is Lunar Abundance, and you may want to check out the book or the website.
Since today is a new moon, I’m setting my intention to eat healthy for the next few weeks. Sure, I want to visualize attracting money, but I can do that next month. For this series of weeks, I’m going to fine tune the diet and get myself clear and happy again. THEN I will be in a better place to conjure whatever else I want afterwards.
What would you find most useful to focus on for the next month?
There really is some freedom in picking a direction just for now, as long as it’s a good stepping stone for whatever comes next. You don’t have to have all the answers, you just take the next step and do your best.
Books I’ve been reading and recommend:
WomanCode (for the ladies)
Send me your recommendations, too!