Six months ago we said “I Do”. Thank you for being my partner and crime on this journey. Thank you for loving me always and thank you for being my best friend. Cheers to us and our continued adventure. Love you mean it @brodyharms 📷: @lbphotofilms
I spent a good deal of my 39th year in anticipated excitement to cross the threshold into my 40's. I was/am ready to embrace all of the cliche's I've heard come with being 40. Learning to love myself, not caring as much about what other people think, living life more on my own terms.. you know, all that stuff. I realized that this is sort of what I have been trying to do for a very.long.time. Some of it with success and some, not so much. In the last couple of weeks I realized that all of this "trying" would always be in vain without one very important piece of being in relationship with the mystery of my own life and that is PERMISSION. It's been a word (thanks to a life changing session with @lilliangraycharles <3 ) that will become my mantra and my north star as I let go of certain aspects of my youth/maiden and look to become initiated by the loving and nurturing woman/mother I know myself to be.
There are so many things I am giving myself permission to do and be and say... but I think it's just really about giving myself permission to live my own life on my terms. It's exciting and scary and gives me butterflies. It's deepened my relationship to the conversation I am having with the world and is giving my courage to expand that conversation as wide and as big and as far as big as it wants to go. I refuse to be the one who stands in my own way any more. #thisisforty#permissiongranted
Do you know these 2 women? Do you know the difference between the 2? (Yes the pic on the (L) is older. June 2015 to be exact. The one on the (R) is today Feb 2018)
I'd love to tell you I am the "same" person. But I'm not, says Amanda Kidder.
I suffered from so many health issues (that I really had just accepted as "Normal Life") Everything from Low energy, sleep issues, Pooping problems, severe head discomfort, severe lady discomfort, severe joint discomfort, feelings of angst and sadness. As well as added weight, increased pressure in my veins, increased junking up in my arteries, thinning hair, brittle nails, skin issues, prolonged ability to parent, and so many other issues.
I realized I had had B.I.G. problems! Big meaning... Balancing Blood Sugars (and no I'm not diabetic) Inflammation and Gut Health issues. How did I know?? Because as my Gut Health began to improve ALL of my "Normal" health issues began to fade away. I came to understand that none of that was Normal.
Not having to "exist" on certain kinds of meds that even say on the bottle (do not operate heavy machinery or drive while taking) I mean really?? I had taken this stuff for 19 years. Who knew that life could be so fun. Life could be remembered day to day. Life could be Real and I could be happy!
As a Nurse, I had to research and of course say no for like 10 months before giving it a try... Why? Because "I GotThis" was my mentality. Again, Why? Because we don't know what we don't know... And boy I did not know. I didn't know how miserable I really was and how much of life I was missing!! I know now how blessed I am that there was actually something that could help!! So I ask you this... If there was something that could help you feel better and truly live/love life...wouldn't you want it?? Well if you are ready to stop suffering in silence and start living your most authentic life, I am here to help you!!! #TweenMom#ToddlerMom#ThisIsForty#GutHealth#HealthyFromTheInsideOut#Natural#WhatIfYouCouldChangeEverything