Check Out! : Eczema Podcast #4

Hey guys!!  My good friend Abby Lai, just posted her newest podcast on her site: http://www.primephysiquenutrition.com/

In this one she interviews Joy McCarthy a Holistic Nutritionist in the Canada area.  They cover a whole lotta great information with the focus on how digestion, food allergies and nutrition affect eczema… something that if you’ve been checking out my blog you know I’m very passionate about.

Please take a listen/watch and make sure to check out Abby’s blog for more info and her past podcasts!

The Eczema Podcast #4: How Digestion, Food Allergies & Nutrition Affect Eczema (plus, a giveaway!)

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Essay Spotlight: “Withdrawn” by Summer Dowd-Lukesh

Hey Warriors!  Please check out this phenomenal writers essay written for http://www.radlabmag.com.  Her name is Summer Dowd-Lukesh, and her words had me in tears and conjured up flash backs to how I felt in the most intense times of my withdrawal.  Her vulnerability is very courageous and I’m sure she found writing and sharing her experience to be very cathartic. 

“Withdrawn” by Summer Dowd-Lukesh

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Stay strong warriors!  This too shall pass ❤

Tackling depression in TSW & the Dark Times in Life

Tackling depression in TSW & the Dark Times in Life
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Thanks Lorraine Glover for the beautiful artwork!

Topical Steroid Withdrawal is a process that will not only transform your body for the better as you physically heal from the toxins of the steroid use, but it will also test you mentally and emotionally.  Many warriors have gone through the trials of depression while healing and have found ways to cope, stay strong and to keep pressing on.  I felt that it would be a great idea to reach out to those on the facebook groups, itsan.org forum, and to those who have already healed from eczema and get their accounts on how they got through the dark time in their lives.

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“The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen.” 

-Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

2015!!! Looking Forward to an Awesome Year of Healing!!!

Happy New Year!!!

I love the feeling of “new beginnings” and “a clean slate”.  I actually like to look at my birthdate as my New Year.  🙂

Although we don’t need a specific date on the calendar to tell us that we can start fresh, it’s nice to have a date where everyone celebrates together at the wonderful new beginnings of the future.  When you really think about it, we can choose any second of any day to start anew.  It’s just a conscious decision to change it up and work on ourselves.

2014 had its ups and downs for me, but I’ve made a conscious decision to let those things that I wasn’t able to accomplish or the rough times that I had went through health wise (and are continuing to go through) not get me down.  I’ve decided to keep on looking forward and let go of all the opportunities I may have missed out on, the people who may have disappointed me, and all the negative energy and bad vibes that may have came my way.

2015 will be a year of complete healing!  I can feel it that this is truly the end of this healing process and I won’t be going through this at all this time next year!  I like to “call things into existence” and I’m definitely calling this one in.  I want to be in the best health of my life, fully living my life and enjoying new experiences and opportunities this year.

I usually like to say that right now I’m 90% of the way there in my healing with just my feet left to restore.  The rest of my body from my ankles up is so much better from where it was years ago.  My natural oils are coming back, the thickness is smoothing out, the discolouration is evening out, I’m rarely itchy on the rest of my body, my face is insanely smooth and clear… even the wrinkles under my eyes are fading away!  I’ve seen the transformation of my skin, and I know that my body is recovering and healing!  I have nothing but gratitude for this rough journey, because it has taught me so much about myself, that our bodies are amazing at healing themselves, and has made me more spiritual with a closeness to God.

I mention that I like to say 90% of my body… but if I’m going to speak things into existence then I should say, “I’m completely healed! 100%!”.  I’ve learned that we must “CALL THE THINGS THAT AREN’T AS IF THEY ARE”.  So I’m claiming complete healing, and by this time next year, when I post my overview of 2015 on the first of Jan 2016, I’ll have nothing but awesome things to say about the past year!

I’m wishing everyone a blessed New Year of strength, healing and love! ❤

-Jen