Offline Retreat (Momma style)

Hello Lovelies:

I will be offline from December 19th until January 4th. I will complete the year with stillness, calm and restoration. I am intending to reset my body and mind and gain more clarity on my biggest intentions for 2016. I have lots of fun plans but wanting to “be” with them more and go deeper in order to feel what resonates the most on a soul level.

During the next 2 weeks I plan to go at an even slower pace, sleep more, be more mindful, do less reading and writing and more meditating and resting. I’m still following my Brain & Body Optimization Game too. My sole intention is to care for my family and rejuvenate as much as possible. A Momma style staycation. πŸ™‚

I share more about why I’ve chosen to do this in the video below:

Here are the resources that I talked about in the video:

  • Vipassana meditation – 10 day silent meditation. No talking, no writing, no reading. You meditate for 10 hours a day, sleep, walk and eat. That’s it. It’s intense and amazing! I am going to do a super modified version of this. πŸ˜‰
  • Let’s talk about mold post– I share about how the mold impacted my brain and what I’ve learned.
  • Amen Clinics – We did a brain scan + QEEG with Daniel Amen and he saw some ways I could optimize and heal my brain even more. Love his work!
  • Neurofeedback– I am doing this to help balance out my left and right hemispheres. The QEEG actually showed that my brain is doing pretty well with one spot on the right hemisphere that needs a little bit more love.
  • EMDR therapy – This helps people “heal from the symptoms and emotional distress that are the result of disturbing life experiences”. Daniel Amen noticed some subtle things on my brain scan that could have been from emotional upset. He recommended I do it, so I am doing some sessions.

Alrighty…I am off! Kinda nervous (hehe). But, I also know it’s going to be awesome! πŸ™‚

Happy Holidays and sending big love,

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Bliss Diary – June 29, 2015

The only journey is the one within. — Rainer Maria Rilke
Nutrition:
nori sheets w/salmon, avocado + chopped olives
bowl of strawberries + some dark chocolate
kombucha
green goddess salad (the usual)

Movement: rebounding for 30 minutes

Meditation: 15 minutes + 30 minute napitation

The 30 second spa treatment:Β  I have a little “spa spot” with everyday coconut toner, lavender + chammomile + sandalwood + peppermint essential oils, and an essential oil thieves spray and some incense and palo santo sticks. When I’m feeling like I need a little dose of love I go and spritz my face a few times with toner, add an essential oil to my wrists, neck and feet and then light some incense or palo santo. Then, close my eyes and take a few deep breaths and say: it’s all good. It’s a simple practice that leaves me feeling refreshed and renewed. πŸ™‚

Body Goodness: My body is feeling sore from my track workout on Sunday. When I train hard it seems to kick up some stuff to be cleared. Surprisingly, I haven’t noticed any big detox symptoms since starting the cleansing herbs and supplements. I keep holding the vision of having better and better energy consistently throughout the day. Adrenals, thyroid, gut healed. #YES I think I will create a guided blissitation/meditation for this. πŸ™‚

Mind/Heart Goodness: This morning I answered a bunch of comments on my video about why I’m not vegan anymore. It was good to see others points of view. I get it. I was pretty dogmatic and thought veganism was The Way for optimal health. I learned more about animal rights and it became something I felt pretty passionate about it. So, it was a big shift to choose to eat animal products again, after 9 years of being fully immersed in that way of eating and living.

Nature has been my guide. Realizing we are animals. Animals eat animals. Something must die in order for something to live, even the plants. If I believed that eating vegan was the best for my family’s health I would do it. But, I don’t. I now believe that there are certain nutrients that are not in plants. I didn’t used to think that.

It’s still a process of integration for me. I’ve become way more open to all the different ways of eating and living. We all have our own unique path and I trust that I am on the right path for right now knowing that it will continue to evolve and change as I do.

Appreciation & Gratitude: I am grateful for my aunt and uncle. E and I went to visit them today and grateful for the sweet time we in their pool. They have been so gracious with their home throughout the years. I am grateful for all the people who have believed in me. I’ve had (and continue to have) an incredible support system. I am grateful for my hubby’s support with my creativity. I am grateful for all the wisdom I’ve implemented in regards to pregnancy, birth and motherhood. I’m a really good Momma Goddess. I’m proud of myself. πŸ™‚