The first flight that crashed where we had more survivors than casualties, following the crash, was in Sioux City, Iowa.
I remember sitting as a 20 year-old transfixed, as the survivor count climbed higher and higher.
A year later, I read a story on the anniversary:
There was a man on the flight who had this very strange tap on his soul a few months before the flight. A normally sedentary man, he became fixated with working out and eating right. Practically obsessed out of seemingly nowhere, he answered this “calling” of sorts to be at the gym before work and after.
He just heeded the call though he didn’t know why.
Until that fateful day. When the plane crashed in front of all of us viewing from home, and turned upside down filling with smoke; this man had the strength to unlock the seatbelts of the unconscious passengers who were dangling from the above him in the overturned plane, they dropped in his arms and he ran out to bring them to safety on the airfield.
Imagine yourself in April of 2022.
Standing in the middle of your bedroom looking in the mirror.
... and like they have the whole rest of the year ahead of them to accomplish their next great step.
What is it going to take?
It's going to take you, saying yes, to you.
You, listening to that thing that is tapping on your soul and taking those steps.
I know you want to feel 'ready'. I know you want to feel like the stars are aligned. But here's what I've learned: You have to be the first person to be your champion and your hero. You have to sometimes do the things you don't feel like and then the feelings will come.
I didn't "feel" like doing yoga every day 93 days ago. I KNEW I needed yoga. Now I'm stronger, my back is no longer in pain, I have peaceful energy.
I didn't "feel"...
I've been gluten free for more than 10 years now and it has helped me so much on my Hashimoto's healing journey!
It was hard at first (being % Italian and all) but once I removed gluten from my diet , it made such a difference in my energy, weight, skin and stomach issues!
(No more sitting in the Italian restaurant bathroom, begging to not die, while Frank Sinatra sings “I Did It My Way”)
During the holidays, I still want to bake and enjoy pumpkin pie - which is my fave!
My 2 go-to traditional pie crusts are:
Their crusts are flaky and perfect for sweet or savory! (Check out yesterday’s post with my scrummy quiche!)
And BONUS: If you’re looking for a yummy alternative for your pumpkin pie, try Mi-Del Gluten Free Pie Crust, Graham Style as the base instead.
Good Easter Monday to you all! I hope your weekend had beauty and wonder in it. I was thinking of you!
As the organizing bug has bitten me HARD, I was tooling about the kitchen, pulling items out of the cupboards and putting them in plastic bins with darling labels, I contemplated Easter.
Family members who were feeling extra cautious meant no visits and then we canceled plans with friends in LA just because I had a sense we needed a clear weekend to rest and regroup after launching my new weight loss bundle this last month, It made me wonder how we should celebrate the day in a simple, thoughtful, delicious and fun way…
(check out this yummy gluten-free cinnamon roll french toast I made!)
We’re not religious. We have a beautiful faith and a peaceful, joyful spirituality that we live more than we talk about because that works for us and serves others to feel loved.
So, when I thought of Easter, I asked myself: What is the universal message...
She encourages us to use every circumstance, including a diagnosis, to transform our victim mindset, rediscover our sense of humor, and learn to love ourselves again. Listen in (or read the transcript) as we discuss her journey through PCOS and Hashimoto’s, extreme weight gain and loss, healing, and finding the path to loving herself. Many of us will find commonality with her as she describes how it took her diagnosis to convince her to listen to her body, seize the opportunity, and heal from the soul out. No matter where you are in your journey, you owe it to yourself to hear her wisdom about how to heal and truly thrive."
First of all, for anyone who knows me personally or has read my book, “You’re Not Crazy and You’re Not Alone” you know this:
I am not into the whole victim mentality.
Now, that doesn’t mean I haven’t acted like a victim
Because I do.
The difference between then and now is that I notice it faster and jump out of it more quickly than I did before.
I’m not into people using their diagnosis as an excuse to be a major asshole or as a reason to make the world revolve around them.
I’m telling you that up front because what I’m about to address is super important for people who are dealing with an autoimmune condition and for people who live with or love someone with an autoimmune condition.
It’s the power of
Two coaching clients in the last two days reminded me of this.
I Believe You
One told me a story that was a risk for her to...