This year has literally been flying by! So much has happened and it doesn't appear to be slowing down. I know I asked for this much flow in 2015 so I won't complain!!! It started with a great clearing out of clutter and excess STUFF that we all constantly accumulate. The worst being paperwork & bills, things we are "supposed to" file. That's the bane of our stressful lives, at least mine! Imagine what our life would be like without all that responsibility?? FUN!!! We could just play and focus on things that make us happy! Well, In January I also realized I needed a detox to go along with the clearing. Feng Shui says any kind of clutter can block good energy from coming your way so... I dove into a 21 day detox, with my girl of course for support! First week was no meat & dairy, week 2 was all raw food and week 3 was juicing. Let's just say, I wasn't perfect but who is;) All I know is that I lost 8 lbs and felt awesome!! It was the kickstart to cleaner eating. I've always felt that I eat healthy with an occasional treat here and there. Look, I believe in moderation not deprivation! However, now with all the information readily available on the internet about the food we eat, it always surprises me when I see people with expensive handbags, sunglasses, shoes, clothing, etc at the grocery store buying the cheapest possible groceries because organic/humane/sustainable foods are "just too expensive." It just depends on priorities. Anything packaged usually has a ton of ingredients that aren't good for you, don't need and probably can't pronounce! Highly processed, mass produced food is meant to be cheap. You can stretch your food with rice, beans, and inexpensive staples. It can be done. It's crazy how much food is wasted because it's a commodity instead of being honored as the treasured and sacred gift that it is. If nothing else, it's really your own temple that you're disrespecting & longevity that you're harming. Here is a fantastic reference guide and inspiration to be creatively healthy!!! Start your transformation from the inside out with the food you eat. I promise you'll feel amazing and clear out any blockages for a better you!!!! 2015 baby!!!
There is so much I want to say... I'm not quite sure where to begin? Initially I was going to write about my birthday and celebration of life until the tragic news of a young girl committing suicide hit me like a ton of bricks. Of course when I heard the news of yet another suicide by hanging I was saddened and gasped when I realized we were connected by a few degrees of separation. I had met Simone Battle 3 years back briefly. I didn't know her but she had become one of the members of the group GRL which was modeled after the Pussycat Dolls by Robin Antin. Not long after reading the news all over social media I started feeling spacey and getting strange sensations that finally burst into a full out breakdown. I was sick to my stomach and trying to figure out why it was affecting me so intensely. A couple of the Dolls reached out to each other and we were feeling similarly overwhelmed with emotions. It was interesting how, my life and being a mother now is far from the touring girl band life, but in an instant a whirlwind of emotions came right back. The feelings that can take you under and consume you because they are your world. Highs and lows, good times and lots of dark ones. The dark world of the entertainment industry doesn't get spoken of too often. THAT, is a whole other conversation but I choose to remember the good stuff! I do believe there will always be good and bad, balance and lessons in everything but for some reason my feeling is that the scales are tipping too far in the wrong direction. We as human beings are meant to thrive, not survive. We all have blessings bestowed upon us and lights to shine. The journey is to connect to those gifts. People think celebrities and famous people have no right to complain and that their lives are perfect but the "norm" these days, artists feel empty, lonely and ultimately that the business is spirit sucking. Unfortunately, from the outside in, fame has become the "epitome" of happiness? WRONG! It's like a facade that can mask layers of pain, insecurities and leave you with no time to address the reality. I keep thinking... Fame at what cost?! In the most recent cases, Robin Williams and Simone. These were beautiful and talented bright stars who somehow lost sight of their power. It makes me so angry. I want to blame something and someone but that does not solve anything. I'm still processing everything but in the meantime I am declaring that we all start talking more to each other authentically. No bullshit surface conversations but real, in depth talk. Tell everyone how you feel about them, especially your loved ones. Acknowledge them, encourage them and most of all LISTEN. Stop gossiping and speaking negatively about anyone. We need each other more than ever now. We can't ignore and pretend that this will just get better.
Love is the ULTIMATE. To be continued...
You know you're having serious mommy brain when you leave the gas pump in your car and drive off!!! All I saw was the handle flying in the air and gas being splashed everywhere. All the attendants ran out and were quick to make sure I was going to pay for my mistake! UGH.
This whole forgetfulness started when I got preggars! I remember asking myself, “Is there really such as thing as mommy brain?” It’s become the 'norm' to forget things. It could be something as simple as forgetting names or as serious as driving off with the gas pump attached to my car!! I blame my daughter. No just kidding;) Everyone knows moms have so much on their minds that we literally space on things. However, after the gas pump incident, I was kinda freaked. I mean how could I forget that I physically didn't take the pump out and just... DRIVE!? It was only seconds before and in a sequence of events??
Mommy brain is real, so I had to do some research of my own. Surprisingly, I found this article news.discovery.com, which helps shed some light on this dilemma. According to the article, women often feel that their brains turn to mush during and after pregnancy. It also points out that there have been claims that brain shrinkage is common in new moms. However, in a study published in the journal Behavioral Neuroscience, brain scans in 19 mothers later revealed brain cell growth. Woah! Shocking right? I'll take it! ;)
Well the studies may say otherwise, but my recent experience leads me to believe that either I suffer from mommy brain, or I’m just going crazy.