I just want to say thanks to those who keep pushing me to stay strong and positive through this hell that is topical steriod withdrawal. You’re encouraging words mean more to me than you’ll ever know. It gives me the fuel I need to keep pressing on, no matter how emotionally or physically hard this process may get! Here’s a few lovely words from my friends who keep me going. These were taken from chat conversations. I pray 2016 brings you all healing and amazing health! You WILL overcome your illness, just keep believing in your body’s natural ability to heal and keep feeding it all the nutrients to restore!
Jen, you’re going to rise out of the ashes and be reborn as a Phoenix does to begin a great journey! I can’t even begin to imagine what you have gone through or are going through but I know that there’s a reason, I can only pretend to be as strong as you, and there’s going to be a huge pay off at the end of all of this. Seriously, I think all this bullsh*t you’ve had to endure has lit a fire under your ass that has made you super ambitious and focused which I wouldn’t think you would have had , had you not had no other choice.
Jen you are so compassionate and good things are in store for you. For all the good that you put out it will come back to you ten fold!
Honestly I see such a bright future for you. You’ve been through this for a while so once it’s over I see you being really successful with your blog and all that. Don’t forget about me when you’re famous okay??
you’re gaining and learning so many more things through this experience (even tho it is difficult). ur greatest ministry will come out of ur greatest pain, and sometimes u are just developing something more to give to the world through this experience. i hope u don’t forget that 😊 u are full of strength, even when things feel irritating. nothing is lost in the kingdom of god. not even your time 😊 love you jen!!! u have the sweetest soul 😊 may god continue to pour out his love to u and show u how precious u are! and the gifts that he’s blessed u with during this hard time. pain shapes you and i know for u it shapes u for the better 😊
Thanks for your well wishes but it’s not I that truly deserves it, it’s you! You’re the one that came out of nowhere and lifted the monstrous and and hefty depression and hopelessness I had this year, if I did not come across you, only God knows how bad I’d bad be right now. I can’t put into words how grateful I am, I’m eternally indebted to you, for I can’t repay what you’ve given me. It sounds like an exaggeration but if you truly knew how much that help meant to me, you’d realize that it’s actually an understatement. I wish I could return just a tiny fraction of your assistance with my sanity by sending you $$$ for your computer, I am super broke right now cuz of TSW and literally depend on money and even shelter from my family, just like I was when I was 5, funny how life works lol The minute I get any cash, I give you my word that I’ll donate to your campaign and also buy some supplements and and support your fantastic mission to help other people. This planet needs more people like you dedicated to supporting others.
Aww Jen!! You are so beautiful. God has us RIGHT where we need to be. It’s so hard to trust when we are in serious pain, or look back on all the years we’ve suffered. But our God knows our every pain and ONE day it’ll make sense when we are in heaven and look back. But regardless, we never stop believing for our healing and trusting God’s promises. I’m right here with you girl ❤
Currently reading: The China Study by T. Colin Campbell, PhD
This book is the truuuuth! Such an intense study of the western & eastern diets and comparisons of disease rates in each. Our SAD (Standard American Diets) are only causing higher rates of diseases. The Western diet comprised of high amounts of animal proteins, fatty & processed foods are keeping us fat, sick & nearly dead! Adopting a whole food plant based diet will prevent and reverse diseases like cancer, heart disease, obesity, diabetes, cataracts, skin issues, macular degeneration, Alzheimer’s, cognitive dysfunction, multiple sclerosis, osteoporosis & many more! There’s truly only one dis-ease, acidocsis…get the body alkaline by going plant based and heal your symptoms! 🍄🍀🍉🍃🍌🍊🍎 #govegan !
Here’s a little “part two” of my emollient experimentation 😉
You can check out my DIY essential oil lotion and see what I added to it the first time around. I kept this mix a bit simple with only 4 essential oils this time, and I made the consistency a bit thicker so it’s more like a cream instead of a lotion. Since using this blend, I’ve found that I like it better with this consistency than the lotion. Using less olive oil and less essential oils made it more like a thick, fluffy cream instead of liquidy.
The newest addition to this mix is helichrysum essential oil, which is a game changer for skin health. I’m so glad I started incorporating this healing oil to my moisturizer because of it’s awesome restorative properties! It feels really smooth when applying and it locks the moisture in well enough to where I don’t really need to reapply too often. It’s weird, but in a way I feel like it’s almost drawing out the dead skin to where my skin is sloughing off flakes somewhat more often. I suppose it’s just the skin cells regenerating at a faster rate, this property is due to the helichrysum oil.
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Persimmons are AMAZING!!! Never had one? Please give it a go! They are super sweet like candy with this ooey gooey texture to them. They look like cute lil tomatoes ☺️ They are mainly in season around this time and when you try them out you gotta make sure they’re super ripe before eating. An under ripe persimmon will have a bitter taste and will leave you with a weird mouth feel. You’ll know when it’s ready when the skin is really soft to where you can almost break the skin from pushing into it. Like when a tomato is getting soft and squishy. Gotta be patient though, these bad boys can take awhile to ripen…but good things come to those who wait, like this delicious smoothie!!!
Serves 1…because I like a massive smoothie for breakfast.
- 1 super ripe persimmon (you can eat the skin too)
- 4 frozen bananas
- 1 cup frozen mango
- 1 date
- 1/2 cup almond milk
- about 1 cup or more water (desired consistency)
- 1 tablespoon ground flax seed
BLEND & ENJOY! 😋
I’ve been experiencing some super annoying irritation on my hands lately. Cracks in the lines of my palms and rawness in between the fingers. This has been making everything much more challenging because of the pain I feel in doing the most normal chores. Just getting my hands wet would burn like crazy and leave me crying waiting for the tingling and intense itch to calm down. Because of this symptom, I’ve been keeping my hands as dry as possible, using loose fitting plastic gloves to do anything (chopping up veggies, brushing my teeth, washing up my body). The skin is trying so hard to form a new layer and every time it gets wet it’s just ripped off, left exposed and oozy 😔
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