It always amazes me how time seems to crawl by yet at the same time the months pass so quickly. That old saying is true, the days crawl by but the years fly.
Somehow it is NOVEMBER!
I wanted to just give an update and share some good news with you all. Thank you so much for reading ❤ You have no idea the encouragement it gives me to know people are actually reading my piddly little blog.
I’ve been on the cortisol pump since March.
So here is ALL my good news to report-
1- My disability hearing FINALLY came around.
Though I am someone who prides themselves on having the gift of gab, having to explain and defend my health for over an hour was extremely daunting. The judge was extremely confused at the concept of the cortisol pump and how it both gives me medication automatically and I also have to bolus. I think I spent 10 minutes explaining what bolus meant…… 😀
But, the vocational expert told the judge, “Her condition is grave, any physical or emotional stress can harm or kill this woman.” And as crappy as that was to hear, it was nice to be validated.
I am awaiting a letter to find out my decision. The lawyer said by January we should know something. I am just glad that is BEHIND me and I will take whatever decision is made.
2- Opportunities have opened.
My prayer for this year was that I am able to give more than I take. I asked God to open doors for me to reach people. He has.
I am a freelance consultant for a holistic company in my area now. I am allowed to perform what I need to do from home, on my own time and schedule.
My payment? Natural products such as essential oils., soaps and creams and knowing I am helping people.
I was so afraid I’d never get to use my education in holistic health and nutrition, but thanks to Mary Tylor Naturals I now can.
I’ve also had some opportunities to do online educational webinars-
I am hosting this series this month via Zubia Wellness
I am discussing the importance of a holistic approach to health: Mind, Body and Spirit and how to find balance in all parts of your life.
I was asked to be a part of the Alliance of the Arts Festival in my area. I had a booth showcasing everything I do, books, natural products etc.
It was nice to be around people! I heavily paid for it and probably won’t do that again, but I was glad I could be a “local author” for the day.
(Again, not thrilled with my weight but HEY i’m alive so whatever)
Which brings me to my next point.
3- I’m Juicing!
I have tried so many diets to try to lose weight and get my health better.
Now, I’m doing this juicing thing……
The objective- Nutritional Support. Giving my body what it needs to fight all that is going on.
So, I’ve been juicing every day and will continue.
I’ll let you know if it works and I magically drop all the weight and get massive amounts of strength and energy. 😀 😀 😀
So far, I just feel like I’m drinking grass. IT IS SO NASTY. But hey, I don’t want it to EVER be said I let myself go. I am fighting this steroid weight thing TOOTH AND NAIL!
4- I have a sister in law now.
My brother got married recently, so I now have a sister in law. She is adorable and we are very happy for them both!
5- I’ve been making natural products at home.
I launched my ETSY STORE!
I love candles, bath bombs and soaps but struggle with a lot of the chemicals in them. I started making natural products I could use and I figured, HEY other people might could benefit from them too.
6- My books are now in Barnes and Noble!
Chronically Stoned, Arsenal of Arrows, Piece by Peace are all in Barnes and Noble as well as the amazon/kindle store.
So, I just wanted to update on what’s going on since I’ve been on the cortisol pump.
I am still fighting very hard for my health and having more bad days than good but I am really hoping, believing and trying to turn it all around.
I’ve really been focusing on
Matthew 6:33 (KJV) But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.
I want to seek God’s will for my life, over my health, over my finances, over my desire for another person, over my desire for independence and having career again.
That verse says when we seek HIM all other things will be ADDED.
He is our SOURCE.
Posting this song because the words are SO POWERFUL. A reminder to all of us ❤
Wishing you all hope, healing and happiness,