Many of you know that about a year ago, my family took a drastic turn toward health. We decided that what we put in our bodies, and how we help them heal, is important.
Both of my parents have Type II Diabetes, which means that my brother and I have a 50% chance of developing it, too. The combination of this info + looking at myself in the mirror + really taking a look at the junk I was putting in my body (and training my boys to put in theirs) was eye-opening, to put it mildly. At thirty-five years old, I knew that if I didn’t do something, I was going to end up a Diabetic. So we made the change.
You might wonder why a #HopeWarrior like me would want to use my online space to talk about healthy living…
Here’s the truth: I’m just as passionate about being a #HealthWarrior for my family as I am a #HopeWarrior for you (and me). I truly believe that I can do more for the Kingdom of God—be a better wife, better mom, better friend, better writer—when I’m healthy.
It’s one more way I find grace in the messiness of life, preparing myself and my family to face it head-on from a healthier place—both spiritually and physically. It takes both, really, to be all God wants us to be. To minister and grow spiritually, I have to stay in God’s Word and walk in His strength. To have the energy I need to do these things, I have to stay well physically.
You already know I want to help keep you well spiritually, but from time-to-time, you might see me post here about what we love to eat…things like my yummy, healthy bread recipe. Other times, you might see me post about my attempts to exercise more (this is THE hardest thing for me to do, but I’m determined to start small and be consistent). And finally, you might even see me talk about how using Essential Oils has radically changed our family for the better. They’re a part of our ongoing health changes, and we’re turning to them more and more often instead of OTC meds when we need relief.
So for today, here’s a round-up of some of the posts I’ve written on this topic over the last year. I hope you’ll find them inspiring as you work to take of your family’s needs, naturally!
How to Stay Healthy, Naturally
Disclaimer: I’m not a doctor guys, so I won’t pretend like I have all the answers to your questions about healthy living. I just wholeheartedly believe that when we take care of our bodies—spiritually and physically—we’ll be better equipped to walk out our calling as children of God. The things I mention in these posts are based on my personal experience, nothing more, nothing less. I hope they’re encouraging to you!