Weekly Addition #6

Health yourself to heal yourself!

~Kerri Elizabeth~

We don’t need a reason to heal our bodies, your body is always working for you to restore and rejuvenate itself. Just like anything else you can resist or persist in the process, you can throw caution to the wind or offer in gratitude to your body what it deserves to do its absolute best.

It’s up to you.
I have many friends voice to me, “What a bummer, you can’t drink or eat normal food.”
Normal food?

I’m going to get real raw here with my thoughts on this.
Well, I can, if I want to set myself back and hurt the very system that allows me to enjoy your company. Are you going to take care of me after I eat that and I’m sick, will you bring me something healthy and sit with me while I recover? Will you enjoy watching me suffer?
How does this make sense?
What if I said,” its a bummer I can’t see you in pain and suffering and I wish I could choose food for you that will sabotage your health and peace of mind and hold you back from all your desires.

Does that make sense?
You see after eating and drinking out, everyone goes separate ways, complains for a week how they need to recover and says, “why do we do that to ourselves, was it worth it?”
What if you experienced going out and feeling amazing before, during and after and your body was rejuvenated instead of disabled.
How about we go to a place I can eat and you see how blissful it is to eat healthy, feel healthy, wake up just as blissful as today, if not more after you eat? How about you drink what I drink and feel relaxed and mindful and it’s nutritiously healing rather than depletes you?

I can say to you the same things,” what a bummer you can’t drink and eat normal food” and be significantly accurate since normal food doesn’t make you feel sick and give you hangovers. Normal, real, authentic food, cleans, cleanses, heals, rejuvenates and empowers you in every good way.
I choose this way of life, because the damage to my system, all of it, doesn’t even slightly balance with the few minutes of (others opinions of bliss) to my tongue, or the short-term buzz from alcohol that distracts me from what is really important in my life.

I can get a life buzz and a gratitude buzz with what nature intended my body to run on.

I am not exempt from escaping into less than optimal options like tequila a few times in my life, trust me when my child died that’s all I wanted to do and I did it for two weeks almost. It never turned out better the next time.

What I found out was that I just prolonged the healing and accepting the process of what I ultimately had to face. I caused great pains and a gigantic backslide to my health in mind, body, and spirit. I suffered more from that than if I would have just allowed myself to feel and flow.

I knew it at the time too, I chose differently and I paid mighty for it. Escaping my emotions and feelings was not at all what I was doing, what I was doing was adding more emotions, shame, guilt, hurt, pain, recovery, and trauma to my plate. I ate perfectly still, so that helped and I had a firm spiritual foundation I could rely on. I also had my son near me in a more powerful way than ever before and he had my back. (story to come next week.)
I have also experienced plenty of foods that set me back and I allowed myself to feel obligated to make others happy by eating for their entertainment and to please others that prepared their favorites in their kitchens with love.
At this place in my life, I realize we give the love we know and the love we have the capacity to receive in return.

However, it is in the saying no, it is in the standing in your own truth and deciding what is best for you, where you both grow.
Your body is the vessel, that takes you where you want to go. Why put gasoline in the human tank when you know the proper nutrition is what makes it run?
I have never been one of those trainers and nutritionists that offered a cost to you and then taught you what I know and watched you sabotage yourself. I know this game, I did it enough times to myself. I was familiar with how I got there and what it took to get out. So when I charge people money to get in shape and change their lives and help guide them in finding a solution to the self-sabotage, it is a partnership of love to bridge the gaps.

My goal has always been to help you in the stuck points and they usually have nothing to do with nutrition, nutrition is the easy part, it’s the facing your fears and doubts that feeds you. There is always more to why you want sugar, alcohol or make statements like, “you only live once, so why not?”

This statement brings tears flowing down my face and soaking the shirt I’m wearing as I write this. My heart has been wrapped in nutrition my entire life, for so many reasons, I was born and chosen to help others find their healthiest self and I was one of them. I know first hand the inner struggle to get here.

I know what its like to be in a less than healthy relationship with people and food, I know what its like to lose a loved one and I know what its like to feel lonely, less than enough, exhausted and frustrated to the core of your being. I know what its like to love someone that’s suffering and you can’t do a damn thing about it. I know what its like to be divorced and I know what its like to lose everything you ever worked for in a day because just giving it all up is better for your health than the fight to keep it. It’s stuff that can be replaced. I know what its like to have a child die and another be so addicted to drugs she loses herself and her own child in the process. I know what it’s like to feel guilt and endure abuse and blame. I know what its like to die and see the other side and come back for another round. I know what its like to love someone so hard you have to let go. I know what its like to lose yourself in the process of it all.

After a lifetime of opportunities to show up as my best, I can tell you that the higher vibration the food the higher the vibration of life.

This means when you live your core values no matter what the circumstances are, that you are determined to be a light to yourself and the world through your own significant love and gratitude for you, shit shifts like crazy.

The very peace you were born with surfaces, you smile even when it hurts because you know it will be ok. You cry without worrying anyone will tell you to wipe those tears and move on. You flow through the pains and discomforts and not back for another round when you choose, you. You breathe when you used to freeze. You rest when you used to push so hard you would exhaust yourself to please everyone else. You hear your body speak to you about what it desires, instead of grabbing in reactive selfish need. Your one again with your mind, body, and soul.

You arrive at the place you once abandoned yourself and a reunion of forgiveness and love is made.

Without you, you can’t make a difference to anyone.

The love you give yourself radiates equal love to the entire world. It shifts energy, gratitude, love, healing and in the grand scheme of life, it literally shifts the world.

Do you think that what you do doesn’t make a difference to the world? Think again, every thought and every shift you make shifts everything.
I have experienced more than my share of trauma in my life and how we all deal with that is different of course.

The one thing that is not different, is that our bodies need the best we can give it to have the best success is recovering.
You can have all you have ever wanted to eat in a modified delicious version, it takes time and tweaking sometimes ( just like the rest of life’s decisions) but with all the information out their today, there is no excuse for not loving your mind, body, and spirit the way it was meant to be loved.
Some starters:

  1. Change one meal a day to a modified whole foods meal.
  2. Treat yourself to a new healthier version of your favorite food.
  3. Create a new and chemical free version of something for your skin or hair.
  4. Fit in 10 mins. of exercise every day even if its 1 min. 10 times a day.
  5. Move off your chair every 20 minutes and stretch and walk.
  6. Drink water all day at least twice a week and do away with sugary drinks as a reward (a reward is not sugar, it is forgoing sugar).
  7. Stop and breathe deep in place of a stressful thought.
  8. Meditate in place of mindless snacking.
  9. Try going out with friends and drinking water instead of alcohol and watch the difference in how you communicate, and the actual changes that occur in behaviors you never noticed, even by having just one drink.
  10. Say no when it means your own health and happiness is at risk to please another.

Here are some of my favorites:

Wonderful recipes for your skin:

Healthier versions of blissful enjoyment to look and feel radiant.

Movement matters!

Your diagnosis of pain or injury might sound the same as another, but unless they have the exact same job, enjoy the exact same activities/hobbies, have the same life stressors, and have walked through life just like you… your true CAUSE of pain will be different.”

Check out her website at DocJenFit.thinkific.com, she offers courses like The Mobility Method, The Optimal Body, and Grateful for Mobility Challenge.

Every person who chooses a plan from DocJenfit and has a desire to change their health also receives a free 30 min. health session with me, just contact me with proof of your commitment and let’s get moving.

For every referral, you send to me that signs up for 5 health sessions, you will receive one for free.

SUNSHINE

Weekly Addition

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Mother Nature supplies you with all you need, you must open your senses and be willing to escape the pace that keeps you chasing yourself and be willing to create a healthy space for YOU to arrive!

~Kerri Elizabeth~

 

Affordable feel good Skincare:

My favorite is to let my skin be free in nature, rub mud and clay all over me and scrub and feel the magic of mother natures energy!

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A few common questions I am asked about skin as an esthetician.

What do you use on your skin? Coconut oil

 How much does it cost? Depends on if it’s organic and how much you use.

Do I need expensive products? No

Does it matter if I’m older what I use? This is individual.

These are of course just some of the common questions, feel free to ask me anything you’d like. I have been making most of what I use on clients and on my own skin for years now.

I don’t buy expensive products, although I have over the years and I don’t like the chemical smell or feeling. (You don’t have to buy these brands, I just posted photos for you to see an example.)

Our skin is our largest organ, if you don’t take care of it, it won’t take care of you.

I find almost always in my life, less is more and when you go live you feel alive.

I have tons to share on skincare but this is a start.

Coconut oil, Cocoa butter and shea butter are my favorite, you can buy these in the raw form and give your body the love it deserves without chemicals and processing. Mix them together and experiment.

I mix these and add an essential oil I like to it. You can look up all kinds of essential oils that are best for skin. I use what smells good to me and I decide the amounts for me and for each individual as I go, using intuition and muscle testing also to confirm.

This is simple, affordable and works amazing.

More books I love:

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These two books have been very enlightening guides to my relationship with myself and learning more about listening to my soul, that always in truth brave, courageous part of us.

Nutrition:

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The other very important tool I’d love to share is eating right. I have heard for years as a fitness and nutrition professional,” I eat healthy already”, but can you help me get in shape?

First thing I ask is for a 3 day exact menu and then I ask, “how serious are you and why do you want to get in shape?”

Learning to love food is equivalent to loving yourself, not someone else.

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I know the moments where you just want to throw caution to the wind and eat something for a reward and feel like crap and wonder why you did it or what was the reward was if it makes you feel horrible?

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There is an online journal called penzu that is easy to use and has an app for you phone to journal privately and share what you want, create a folder called foods or whatever excites you. https://penzu.com/

Mimi Kirk is my favorite raw foods chef if you like raw foods or want to experiment with recipes , here is her site  http://youngonrawfood.com/

So journal your meals for a week, the feeling you had when you ate it and ask a professional to look at it.

If you are a surgeon you don’t have a nutritionist come in and sew up your patient.

Ask someone that knows and keep moving. (see my about page)

When you love your body , your body returns the love!

SUNSHINE

 

Beautiful Soul

The heart and soul will find their place, wounds will heal where sorrow once was in that space!

~Kerri Elizabeth~

The vines know their route

Beauty added to the view they surround

Tangled only to perception shaken around

Reaching for the stars never tied or bound

Shooting stars represent core freedom found

Investigating the inner sounds

The sight

The light

The vibrations in the ground

The breathing and pulse of every tree standing proud

Others fallen with a purpose to lay down

Solidity exists firmly untethered by a slippery slope

Polarity is the sun ray’s reflection of hope

Rain divinely drops clearing the fog over illusions

Trusting in the strength put into the making of your own braided twine

Made from the heart and soul when aligned

In a flash blinded but harnessed in alignment.

Sunshine

Awareness is the Light

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Where the sunshine and the beauty of the sea meet your flesh, separation collapses and awareness happens!

~Kerri Elizabeth~

 

There will be a roar internally unveiling

A submergence of love never failing

A curiosity untangled gracefully into an adventure

Tiptoe through the tulips of existence

Dance with the breeze

Unravel thyself out of assumption

Focus where depth meets infinity

Where eternal connection locks in your glance

Where doubt evaporates and belief is a never ending trance

There is always a war of two roars

A decision behind every door

A stare

A chance

A glance

A dance

A roar of immortal existence graces my path

Choices to stare, glance or dance

Hunger intrigues the roar of a growing soul

Nutritional variance presents a course

Awareness does not rise to be

It presents itself to receive

Love, Sunshine

Immersed in Tranformation

 

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Listen to the inner light it will guide you, listen to the inner peace it will feed you, listen to the inner love it will transform you.

-Siri Chinmoy

 

 

When love and life are one and there is no space between what’s undone.

The birds will fly and the wings will soar with no fear of more.

Waves crash and trees topple in the storm’s core.

To be immersed within nature transforms me.

Where the snow falls and rain drops meet, a crackle of comfort navigates my feet.

Submergence of my soul in what my eyes can hold.

Beauty unfolds.

Devouring the depth of where my heart pulls.

The transcendence of colors arrives in all bold.

Reflections of life swell in the content of this wave.

Interaction and decompression of thoughts are saved.

What is now has already been determined to be.

Revel in wanderlust and continue to see.

Where your mind takes you, let it go.

Capture it and ask the questions, do you wonder or know?

Aspire to bravely live each moment as it unfolds.

The sun continues to rise, I am told.

ARISE

 

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Arise and have grace in this place, let go and have faith.

Kerri Elizabeth

 

In the consumption of experience complete overflow spills over.

There is no comfort zone to this process.

A complete and deliberate graceful transcendence must arrive.

A wake-up to what is inside.

Memories flow and triggers of the past simultaneously let go.

The breakdown and astonishment render inspired risk to be free.

Anger must be unmasked as its true self, seeking comfort, security and control.

As the waves of the ocean create white caps and the wind howls with fury,

I am reminded to be still and let go of worry.

Control masks itself and hides its insecurity and the wind forces its abrupt revealing.

Conversations of fear disengage the heart and build scars not healing.

Consciousness must arise and tragedy is just an example of where our minds go.

Purge tension and evacuate from familiarity and risk courage on an unknown path.

Invite peace and solitude to your present state.

Trust in the disassembling inside and arise to the peaceful place you will reside.

Infinitely

 

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Love has infinite capacity to feel and see, believe it you will see.

Kerri Elizabeth

 

Love in every language.

Love is given and received.

Love is a feeling that can bring you to your knees.

LOVE is in a kiss.

A hug with complete bliss.

A touch.

A feeling.

Nature’s daily revealing.

Love is the blessing of a child.

Love is in letting go so one can grow.

Love is when someone is kind.

Love is when you give time.

Love is when you held someone’s hand and walked them to dry land.

Love is time well spent understanding one another and giving your best and forgiving the rest.

Love is the twinkle in your grandma’s eye.

Love is in the starlit night.

Love is in the giggles of children.

Love is in the wrinkles that are earned.

Love shares empathy and concern.

Love is in the flow of what we often don’t yet know.

Love is a leap.

Love overcomes defeat.

Love always grows.

Love always knows.

Love is what you choose to see.

Love is you and me.

Love inspires.

Love is desire.

Love is an infinite capacity, a willingness to surrender not resist the depth that love exists.

Sunshine on love.

 

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A bad day is a good day when it’s leading you to your best days.

Kerri Elizabeth

When all the bulls@@@ gets put aside, real time is applied.

Do you allow the clutter of voices to shut down your choices?

Do you hear static and react automatic?

How much time do you spend analyzing what has already been?

Have you forgotten who you are and stopped to look back too far?

Are you feeling stuck inside where everything can hide?

Pull up your boot straps, lock on your smile and get yourself out and walk a mile.

Walk a mile to a goal to push through and be bold.

Cleanse your thoughts and make a clear slate to conquer a goal ,it’s never too late.

Be tenacious and charged, push through hard parts.

Are you tired and want to stop, talk yourself back up to the top.

There will be time to rest and time to recover, find your balance between one goal and another.

What moves you to finish a task, is it a plan or flying by the seat of your pants?

Do you want clarity in your life, do you listen to too much advice?

Stay quiet for a minute and decide ,what does your voice say inside?

Write it down and create a goal so you know where to go.

Structure a plan to clear the path and let clarity come to you at last.

Sunshine on your path!

Teacher of Decision

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Decide and you will see the teacher is passing through to help you see more than you ever imagined could be.

Kerri Elizabeth

What happens when you decide?

When you decide, something comes alive.

When you decide, energy is free to move.

When you decide, everything gets in tune.

Do you ever take a risk if you never decide?

Be courageous and let go of the old lines.

Find a new language and decide.

Decide you will come alive.

Stress is a place where bending is an interpretation of what you face.

Stress can be a recovery place.

Stress is where strength is sneaking up on you.

Instead of stress living within you, invite it to pass by you.

Instead of stress choosing the weight you lift, let it be the lift that you decide to choose.

Stress is a teacher educating you.

You are the student that decides, to study and graduate or continue to be held back through.

Thank you to the teacher that taught me to lift,

and to decide I was worth it.

Sunshine in the classroom of my interpretation of stress.

This is my graduation gift!

Intuitively Living To Feel Life

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Feel the power of your life, live and breathe and believe!
Kerri Elizabeth

Feel your way through the day.
Every step and every breath send surges through the inner depth.
If you close your eyes in your day and choose a path to go a new way, intuition comes alive and a new way thrives.
Reach gracefully out with a slow and steady hand to feel the rays of the sun’s command.
Blink delicately in time with the vibrational beat of your hearts rhyme.
The gentleness of a thought out breath changes the movement of the chest.
When you feel the waves of intuition roll in ,the depth of freedom is believed again.
Freedom is in the depth and the width of our beliefs, suttely the intuition of our heartbeats.
Feel and breathe as you believe.
Sunshine on intuition, feeling life with nothing missing.

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