So two really amazing opportunities have occurred this month that I am very proud of. First, I joined the Visual team of my #LUSH shop!!! Every breath taking display that is seen in LUSH shops are developed by a visual team. I am so excited to put my love of art, organization, and creativity to great use! I have been obsessed with window and store design from the time I first watched #Mannequin ( 1987) ! Secondly, I was offered a Senior Sales Associate position within my store and I am so proud and very excited to grow with my LUSH family. After my #Rheumatoid#Arthritis diagnosis, I truly believed I would never really get to use my #cosmetology licence in a career. I have found a perfect balance and home with LUSH. I'm encouraged every day to be 100% me and to cultivate and grow as a person and team member. I'm so proud of myself and the work that I do.
If this quote isn't true I don't know what is. And it applies to so many of you reading this. Life knocks us down. It's bound to happen. But the way we overcome it, even if we have no choice but to push through, that's what matters. That's what shows our courage and our power. That's when we look back at what we made it through and feel proud. #chronicloveclub 📷: @thiagomlcorrea
Interesting. Having found out after months of migraines, neck & shoulder pain and a diagnosis of arthritis, I made the decision to begin a healthier lifestyle. As part of this new regime, I'm doing some restorative breathing using the Alexander breathing technique. Through a website I signed up on, I've been getting daily email reminders and tips/techniques on things to focus on. Woke up after a fitful night of sleep with a headache and pain to this in my morning email. 😉#smallchanges#selfcare#arthritis#menopause#migrainesufferer
Fall/Winter brings joint aches and discomforts... It still amazes me that after 3 years, 2 hip replacements...a surgery for a shattered foot, osteoarthritis...My Mum still tells me that since she began her Thrive with me she can't stand to take a Tylenol... that a bottle lasts her forever.
Here's her Thrive routine...
2 Lifestyle Capsules before her feet hit the floor
Vanilla Lifestyle Mix 20 to 30 minutes later in skim milk
Regular DFT, which she places on her bad ankle sometimes
MOVE SGT Gel, for joint support in the afternoon which she likes cold
I can't tell you how grateful we both are that she feels this well at 80, she could run circles around a lot of people my age!! Cheers to such a fabulous, healthy life Mum!! <3
Do YOUR parents Thrive? You should really ask me... https://ColleenTodd.le-vel.com
Very hot and sweaty one today! 8 miles done. Did some new-route exploring and found a nice little nature trail near the house. About a 2 mile loop and several warning signs for gators - a winner! So will definitely be incorporating that into some of my Sunday runs. Knee was a bit stiff for most of the run but slowly worked itself out. And I discovered I a can NOT listen to podcasts while running. Just way way too slow. I need music for sure. Going to finally hop on the Spotify bandwagon and order a Mighty player (like a Shuffle for Spotify playlists). I love my own playlists but I am wearing them out! 🙉😜
And huge shoutout to @alygroft for posting about this #bocogear hat - I love it!
Am sitting here on the steps of my deck (which I just swept the leaves off of) enjoying the late September sunshine with my cat, my bathroom has been scrubbed, my kitchen too, 2 loads of washing done, one of which is drying in the breeze, my hair is now brown, very close to the colour I was as a child, I dyed my eyelashes last night to semi success and after lunch I shall start on my bedroom. I have a very healthy shopping delivery later too. I feel very content, pretty happy and ever so blessed to be able to have periods of time when my world is good and peaceful and I'm not in too much pain! #autumn 🍁 #happy#peaceful#fibromyalgia#Spoonie#arthritis
"Hi everyone I have been using Hempworx 750mg CBD oil for about four weeks. I'm feeling about 60% better then I was before I started.. Pain cut by 60%, brain fog improved my mind is a lot clearer, fatigue as improved a lot I'm not napping in the day now, my legs, feet, arms and hands are not swollen anymore so it as helped get rid of the fluid I had, the "on fire" feeling in the core of my body from fibro is almost nonexistent. Still not taking immune suppressing drugs anymore because the goal is to heal my immune system not kill it.. I can't remember when I had to take my last Xanax it's been so long, percocet very rarely I need them anymore and I was taking them daily. So right now I'm down to just carbimazole for my overactive thiroid.. and antiinflammatories and some natural supplements. I feel if I clean up my diet I will feel a lot more relief so will be working on that soon. My life as changed in so many ways just from getting relief from the agony I lived on a daily basis.. I have hope for a better life and I'm gaining my Independence. Sure I have my bad days but I have been sick for a long time it will take a while for my body to regenerate and I also have severe joint damage in both knees bakers cysts in back both my knees so still have problems walking cause they are extremely painful Doctors say I need knee surgery will get them taken care of eventually but hoping the oil will help with that too after a while. I would recommend hempworx CBD oil to anyone suffering from fibromyalgia anxiety or rheumatoid arthritis because that is what I have felt relief from and hoping after a while overactive thyroid too. "
Grains... for me they are the enemy, remember when the food pyramid told us to eat 6-11 servings of grains a day?!? Oh my gosh I would die! Grains cause inflammation in many people, myself definitely included! Taking grains out of my diet was one of the most life changing decisions I have ever made, and I would honestly recommend everyone try it for a good 6-8 weeks to see if you notice a reduction in inflammation, fatigue, anxiety, acne, pain, anemia, arthritis, attention deficit, brittle hair and nails, bloating (which is inflammation of the digestive tract), constipation, depression, dry hair, headaches and migraines, the list really goes on and on! To see more visit https://glutenintoleranceschool.com/gluten-intolerance-symptoms/
Yes I know that not all grains are glutenous, but in my experience, I have found all grains to cause these symptoms in my own body, and taking it out of my diet was a lot easier than you'd think because I had feeling amazing as my motivation!! No bread in the world is worth the symptoms listed above... and you won't think twice about it if you find relief. #glutenfree#digestion#depression#anxiety#acne#healthyskin#anemia#arthritis#adhd#addict#food#nutrition#foodpyramid#lies#goodmoodfood#inflammation#pain