Let’s get real, what do you tell yourself when you walk past a mirror and catch a glimpse of the person staring back at you? What feelings fill up your body when you look at her? Can you relate to phrases and feelings like;
‘Oh god, look at those bags under your eyes, do you even sleep woman?’
‘Pretty sure you have more freckles than you did last week and you haven’t even seen sunlight!’
‘Your eyebrows are going to host their own TV show soon’
‘You need to make more of an effort, who would find you sexy?’
Or even worse, you don’t even look at her anymore because you would rather not feel those feelings at all.
This used to be me! And the sad thing is I am pretty sure I am not alone.
Now it’s a different story, I happily walk past a mirror and give myself a big smile and can comfortably tell myself these beautiful phrases and better yet, believe them:
For those that have never tried this and can relate more to person A than person B all you have to do is follow these 5 simple steps.
1. Start by acknowledging her existence, get comfortable with staring back at her
2. Write a mantra on your mirror in either lipstick or on a sticky note to remind you to do this every day, something like “You are enough”, “I Love You” ,“You are beautiful”
3. Tell her what you wish you could have told your 12 year self
4. Start with just one thing you love about her and increase it every day for a week
5. Show up for her every single day and fill her with the love she deserves, keep telling her over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over….. and well you get the picture repetition and consistency is KEY!
It soon will become engrained in you to look for the beauty within you, which will raise your vibration and heal those broken pieces bit by bit.
Mirror mirror on the wall, who is the most beautiful of all? Why you are of course and never forget it!
Now go on and bask in your awesomeness.
The truth is we can’t afford not to.
You can bet that if we don’t make time for our wellness, we will be forced to make time for our illness so we choose to make educated choices about improving our health every single day! This detox is one of the most powerful, scientifically researched, full-body detoxification, weight loss & wellness systems available and I wish everyone could give this a try (I am working on it ;)) I’ve been in the trenches battling a whole host of debilitating health conditions and you never want to land yourself there- trust me.
Let me break it down a bit further for you, yes our bodies are always doing their best to detox on a daily basis but due to a whole host of environmental toxins including chlorine, fluoride, flame retardant materials, bromides in food, BPA, pesticides, preservatives and tens of thousands other man made toxins that pollute our environment and body on a DAILY basis our bodies can no longer keep up. Our immune system and livers are working 24 hours a day trying to clean our blood from the chemicals around us. Our liver is like our body’s vacuum cleaner filter cleaning everything in your blood 24 hours a day, 365 days a year without a rest. Yep! When’s the last time you cleaned your filter? We should all start thanking our dear livers for keeping us alive.
In order for our liver to maintain optimal function it must get a daily adequate supply of B vitamins, vitamin C, antioxidants, amino acids and minerals. If it doesn’t get those nutrients our liver can actually begin to get clogged up with bile and toxic sludge like material that needs to be removed for a healthy functioning body. I can say with a lot of certainty that a lot of people are already suffering from this exact thing but don’t actually know it’s happening. The common impacts are through skin, energy, mood, weight, sleep and health all copping the brunt of this one.
Lean in closer….. the biggest secret (which is actually 6000 years old) is the process of Autophagy. You are probably wondering what the heck that is. Well it’s pretty powerful actually that it won the Nobel Prize in Medicine in 2016!! It is the process of where your own immune system is able to eat up toxins, bacteria and even cancer cells in your blood like a PAC-MAN! Cool right?! But the only way it can do that is via fasting. Our bodies were built to fast for periods of time back in the cave man days but in our modern world we are so exposed to processed food sources that our bodies are so overloaded with toxins and can no longer keep its blood clean which leads to a whole host of illnesses (no wonder there is so much dis-ease in the world today, right?).
Consider a high quality functional medicine detox as hitting the reset button on your overworked computer. The detox that we choose to do is scientifically supported and uses a combination of Daily Nutritional Support protein powder, quality supplements and whole foods. This detox allows our bodies a much deserved rest allowing it to recover and heal itself.
For more information on the type of detox we choose and hear reviews from people all over the world transforming their health visit https://equilibriumnutrition.com/products/dr-cabral-detox. It is an American based company however I am working on trying to find an Australian product that is more affordable but still meets a high quality of standard (so stay tuned). I would recommend seeking professional health advise before undertaking a detox.
We know that this is crucial to the health of our family to flourish and I hope you have learnt that we can no longer live the current lifestyle we do without being proactive and supporting our bodies with the nutrients and rest it needs to stay well! Besides we only get one body to live in for the rest of our lives so we CHOOSE to take the best care of ours that we can.
Get in touch if you want to know more.
Big Love Meghan xx
Recently I had the incredible opportunity to meet my health mentor, Doctor Stephen Cabral who is not only an incredible Naturopathic, Ayurvedic and Functional Medicine Doctor but an incredibly generous, kind and humble man. Words cannot do him justice to capture how much he truly changed my life in more ways than I could have ever imagined. I worked with his amazing health coach Julia on my wellness program via Skype as their company is based in Boston, MA (literally on the other side of the world!). Therefore I had never even spoken to him on the phone so to not only be in the same room as him, but to hug him, express my gratitude and learn from this intelligent and humble human was an experience I can’t even quantify.
Some of my key take a ways were:
1. That Stephen Cabral is a normal human being
Ok so this may sound a bit strange, but when you personally and professionally look up to someone so much that sometimes they can feel like they aren’t truly real. Turns out he is! He is a lot shorter than I imagined (hey nothing wrong with that), is approachable, has a wife, 2 beautiful daughters and a dog named Moose, he struggled with his health (worse than I did), he has all the same fears and above all else shows up every damn day and as a result is changing the face of natural health around the world!
2. I am in fact, NOT on my own
For the longest time I have felt like I was on my own throughout my health journey, that the doctors never understood what I was going through (just telling me that I was feeling things that weren’t really there, that I was ‘healthy’ and I just need to stop being a hypochondriac), my friends and family couldn’t understand what I was going through, I was the 1 person at the party not drinking, hiding a zip lock bag of pills to take after my meal (to allow my body to not fully shutdown every time I ate), receiving judgment from people when telling me I was too thin or that I would cook you a meal but you can’t really eat anything, going for dinner and feeling like the ‘difficult one’ when the food placed in front of me was filled with inflammatory ingredients or the fact that I was now working with a health coach on the other side of the world to get better- that is just unheard of.
What I learnt was that there is an entire community of people that have been and are in the exact same situation as me at some point and my goodness I have never in my life felt more energized, at home and comfortable knowing that there are others just like me!! I arrived at this event where they were serving the breakfast smoothies I have every morning and right there at the breakfast bar was a girl with her zip lock of supplements. That’s when I knew I was exactly where I was supposed to be.
3. That the biggest thing standing in my way is me
For the longest time have been trying to work out what it is that lights me up from my core, that If I had to spend the rest of my life doing that one thing without getting paid what would it be. Its helping others heal so that they can flourish in life and go on to create what their soul was bought to this earth to do. However I have always (subconsciously) put up my own road blocks. This event made me realize that my journey so far hasn’t been about me, it’s happened to me so that I can help others. All I need to do is spread my wings and just fly. I have access to all I need to be an incredible health coach, I just need to trust myself enough and remember that my obligation to others is so much bigger than my fear. I learnt that there are people less qualified than me, doing the things that I want to do simply because they believe in themselves.
4. There is such an important need for health coaches right now
Before going to this event I was questioning whether there were already enough health coaches out there and I had a feeling that it was such a saturated market. What I learnt however is that people are sicker than ever and that there is a whole community of people just waiting for me to step into my power and serve them because people will connect with me because of my story, my journey and my authenticity.
5. I have my own powerful and important identity outside that of a mum and a wife
When I was leaving to attend this event I felt a lot of different emotions, mostly that of mum guilt (of course, it never truly leaves us) I am a fulltime mum now maybe I should just stay home and do what I am ‘off work’ to do and that is to look after my family.
What I realized is that for the first time I was there on my own, standing in my own power interacting with people that had nothing to do with my baby. They were genuinely interested in my background, interests and my business plans which is only just a tiny little seed thus far. It gave me an immense amount of confidence and reminded me of how passionate I am about helping others and that I have an entirely separate identity to that of a mum or a wife and that was a truly powerful thing to be reminded of.
I am passionate about sharing my health journey in the hope it will help others improve their health. Instead of taking 10 years like it did to me it is accessible now! I have a bachelor of Public Health with Majors of Nutrition and Health Promotion. I will soon be undertaking an Integrative Health Practitioner Certification.