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Cleanse Week #2 - Feelin' Good

Here is the promised week two journal of my Standard Process Purification Program.

This is the story. I've been doing this cleanse once a year since 2013 under the guidance of a nutritionist and my chiropractor who recommended it. She thought it would help relieve the pain and fatigue of Rheumatoid Arthritis. To my amazement, it did.

I'm going to be honest. During the past 6 months I have been slacking. The thing about habits is they tend to develop in tiny ways. I started to eat more late night snacks, drink a little more wine and coffee than what felt good for me. The cravings for sugar kept growing. Being in the business of listening to my body, and watching the scale go up, I knew I needed a reset button. My body was talking very loudly.  Yet I had to be ready mentally and emotionally to do it, so I waited until I felt it was time.

My intent for this journal is to share what I'm experiencing in the hope of inspiring you in some way. One size fits some, and this particular program might not be for you. That's fine. There are wonderful programs and professionals out there, and my suggestion is to ask around to find someone or something that fits your style. I can recommend some wonderful people who have helped me along the way.

With love and light,


(I promise, I am not selling this product nor receiving any perks for this entry!)






Do you express your true self?

I was on the quiet side most of my life, though I'm not shy. I've always enjoyed talking to people, teaching and performing. Hell, I was a radio DJ and weather anchor at one time! However, I didn't know how to speak up fully for myself, let people know what I believed, and let my truth be known. It was very scary for me to put myself out there.

I learned I could express myself fully through my body. Through shapes and movements, I could say what was going on inside of me -- the authentic version. As I danced more, my life began to change. I started to speak up more often.

I expressed through my body what had been bottled inside me for many years -- my voice.

I can tell you first-hand what healing movement and Nia, in particular, have done for me. The pain of not being able to move -- believing my body betrayed me – feeling physical pain and mental anguish, anger, frustration and isolation, all helped me to seek and find the gift of my voice through dance. This "conscious dance" helped me to become aware of my body as my partner in life, not a tool to be used.

Conscious movement comes in different forms. . . tai chi, chi gong, dance meditation, gardening, and many more. It's when we move with awareness, paying attention to how we are moving with the world around us.

Choose the practice that helps you to express yourself fully, and keeps you coming back for more. Your life will change.

With Joy,


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