April 18, 2014

Hello 2014 and Welcome Detox Month!

If you’re like me, you ate too much candy in October, too much pie in November and way too much fudge and cookies in December.

I totally gained weight over the past several weeks, and I’m probably not the only one.  Am I?

Anyway, I’m happy it’s a new year, y’all.  I didn’t put together a big recap on how 2013 was for me personally, but it was … interesting.  It was good.  And it was hard.  Sort of like climbing up a really steep hill.  Good because I made it.  Hard because it was steep.  Good because I have a new vantage point now.  Hard because I see another huge hill I will need to climb not too far in the distance.  Uphills aren’t all that bad – don’t get me wrong. Because when there’s an uphill, there’s always a downhill.

But the one thing about an uphill is that you have to be fueled and strong. Which leads me back to the new year.  It’s time for me to focus on a few things to detox not only my body, but my home, and even my heart.  I know I’m not the only one that gets really busy during the holiday season and lets things pile up.  Wait. Am I the only one?

January Detox

So, I have a few things planned for the month of January, and I would love for you to join in as we explore detoxing home, health, and heart.

This month, we’ll be discussing practical ways to detoxify:

  • your home with natural, greener solutions and replace bad habits with new, healthy ones,
  • your health with alternatives like essential oils and healthy, clean-eating recipes, and healthy weight-loss solutions,
  • and of course, we’ll explore His Word and let Him do His work in our hearts, and ask Him to reveal Himself to us that we may know Him more deeply, and shine His glory more brightly this year.

Will you join us?

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Comments

  1. Brandy I hear you. We have all over dosed on fudge, mince pies, Turkey, Ham and all kinds of cookies. But this year I had my Ceylon Cinnamon Tea which washed away quite a bit of the sugar and I didn’t feel bloated. I found the increase was about 2 pounds. Not too bad I think. This I can work that out within a 2 weeks. So all in all not bad.

    My grandma passed away at 91 years of age in 2013. She had a great meal, had a shot of cognac and she was gone. What a way to go. We used to tell her not to eat so much food, but she ate everything. She used tell us, what is the point of living if she could not have some good food. And she cooked fresh food everyday, even on her last day. She had even taken the sewing machine out to do some sewing the next day and boy could she thread a needle quickly. Without glasses I might add. Wow.

    One thing I learned from grandma was that variety was the spice if life. She ate such a huge variety of food it was unbelievable. Never the same thing everyday. Each time I visited her it would be something entirely different. She was active, grew vegetables in her huge garden garden, she painted, she tended to the fish and cleaned the fish pond herself, fed the birds, took care of assorted animals that used to come to the house and so much more. And she had a huge variety of natural remedies for any ailment you would get Essential oils, herbs, Apple Cider Vinegar and things to reduce body heat like Sago. But they worked and she lived a healthy active life to the last day.

    • She sounds lovely. Thanks for sharing about her. What a blessing she was to you and she will continue to be for your whole life.

      • Thanks Brandy. She sure was. I planted some white flowers about a week after she passed away and despite me forgetting to water the plant at times, the darn thing keeps growing and blooming. I guess she is making sure from heaven.:-)

  2. I’ll be following along! My boys (and my husband and I) really need a sugar detox! And for the life of me, I don’t understand how essential oils work (I mean like when to use them and how, etc). I love that you’re going to focus on the heart too. Really, that’s the most important! :)

  3. I’m with you!

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