• a work in progress

    new year, new…?

    At just over a week into the new year, I’m perhaps a little late on this post. I mean, it’s already January 9th. Haven’t most resolutions been abandoned¬†by now? If that is, in fact, the case, I’m right on time. Towards the end of December when all the “What are your resolutions?” questions were in full force, I made the careful decision not to get too wrapped up in it. Strict goal-setting doesn’t usually serve me well. I end up so laser-focused on the intention that I’ll maintain the behavior at my own detriment just for the sake of saying I did it. When I do decide to make a…

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    the halfway point

    I recently embarked on the Medical Medium liver rescue cleanse¬†in an attempt to treat my autoimmune disease, food allergies, and a laundry list of symptoms. When I first reviewed the nine-day map of what I was supposed to eat, how much of it, and when, it all seemed simple enough. The protocol wasn’t completely foreign to me, I’m no stranger to food restrictions, and nine days is nothing. I realized Thanksgiving was the day after I was scheduled to complete my liver detoxification, decided it was meant to be, and went all out. For the first five and a half days I closely followed the eating schedule. I referenced the…

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    noting progress

    Possibly my favorite thing about this blog (aside from connecting with all of you, obviously) is that I have a somewhat regular account of where I am at almost any moment in time. Because my progress is typically slow it can be easy to feel like I’m standing still, or even regressing. Aside from that, I have the tendency to be hard on myself, focusing on little more than what I still don’t have rather than all that I do. This blog, however, affords me the opportunity to go back in time and gain a decent understanding of my experiences rather than how I happen to remember them. 371 days…