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Category Archives: Healing & Wellness

Memory and Inflammation

Are you forgetting something? It’s easy for all of us to worry from time to time if our memory is getting less sharp. Some of us may go through a shocking time in our lives where we know our memory is not what it should be, due to stress, a medication, food or substance use. Other times, we may not know why this is happening. Even more distressing is when we don’t notice it, but others around us are questioning our forgetfulness. Or when we start to see this with a friend or family. It’s a fine line to not scare ourselves, and to consider the consequences of not addressing a memory issue.

The biggest problem with the memory scare is the belief underneath it. Our culture has taught us for many years that the brain won’t regrow new neurons and cells, and therefore, if we begin to have a memory decline, we believe we have no hope. Science is now catching up to what the enlightened spiritual leaders have been telling us: that our brain does have the ability to regrow new neurons during any stage of life. This process is called neurogenesis.

We have to work at this process throughout life. It’s not a matter of desire and visualization, but in the actual action steps to create this new neuron growth. There are 3 key things that need to happen to create this. The first is to have physical activity. It’s imperative that we do something to move our body every day for 20 minutes. Even moderate movement can make a difference. It’s best if it’s something you enjoy, and I always recommend walking, hiking, biking, dancing and gentle yoga forms. If you are not getting in movement now, start with two days a week and work up to 3 and then 4 days and so on. This should be a gradual increase, and it’s important to build it into a time of day that works for you, while allowing yourself to still get the needed sleep we require.

The second key for neurogenesis is to have intellectual stimulation. This would include new ways in which you are learning, using problem solving and experiencing new novel environments. Another aspect of intellectual stimulation is surprisingly through meditation. This is very stimulating to the neuron growth process. While many of us have thought of meditation to be a passive activity, it is actually very productive for the brain, and has powerful results. Remember, there is no right way to meditate. This can be through mindful movement, breath work, using imagery, music, guided or unguided.

Reducing calorie intake is the third key to improving your memory and neurogenesis. This doesn’t look like eating too little, although some fasting can be good. A reduction of sugar is the most necessary thing to keep in mind when reducing calories. This will keep inflammation down and prevent memory decline. Sugar is a highly addictive substance, and if you are struggling with it, I have tools that I can help you with in my Conscious Eating Coaching program.

Along with these three keys to put into place, there are 2 main supplements I recommend to take if you are worried about memory. If you aren’t already getting in the physical and mental stimulation and keeping down your calories, these are even more important. The two supplements are curcumin, which is in turmeric, and DHA. Curcumin is an antioxidant, an anti-inflammatory, antifungal and antibacterial. Using turmeric in your food is great, but you will need a supplement if you want it to be more effective. DHA is one of the most important inflammation regulators, so if you have any inflammation these two are your go-to’s.

To happy memories!

Tanya

Don’t Abandon Yourself

When we are in pain, and have problems in our life, we often fall into old patterns. We blame others, feel like a victim, or avoid ourselves and pain by attempting to help and rescue others. Can you see where you fall when you are in pain? This never gets us where we truly want to go. And often, we aren’t aware of the patterns.

Initially, I could not see I was abandoning myself when I was upset, or felt overwhelmed, or like it was too hard and I would never heal. I wasn’t accepting the process. (And of course, who can blame us for feeling that way, when we are in pain?) We aren’t taught self-love in our culture. Self love would be accepting our pain, where we are, and that we may not be where we want to be in this now. Instead, our culture teaches us to pull ourselves together, make a good appearance, and to not be a “burden” on others. If we aren’t looking and feeling perfect, then we shouldn’t open our mouths. That message is what most of us received as children, and this goes back many generations.

What does that leave us with? Stuffing away our pain, which comes out in other ways. We tell ourselves to hurry up and get better, so we can do and be good productive citizens. When we repress the need for rest and the healing process, we become resentful, angry, or hopeless. This extends our suffering and the healing timeline. We even feel self-hatred because, ‘Why aren’t we better?’, or ‘Why aren’t we doing this or that?’ Beating ourselves up is common, but it ends with awareness.

Self love is a journey. I recently awoke in the middle of the night and couldn’t get back to sleep for a very long time. I started to get irritated with myself after two hours, and was thinking, ‘What am I doing wrong?’ Then I realized, this was what my body and mind wanted. I was needing to think and process something. Once I allowed the time and space to do so, I was back to sleep within a short time. No, I haven’t mastered this practice of self love yet. Some days I still abandon myself. But, over all in my progress, I have more days of self love than not. This is possible for you too.

We get to keep using this process to sit with our sadness, our scared inner child, and feel it all. We catch ourselves when we begin to worry, complain, become a victim or blame someone else or God/Universe. This is what I call shadow work.

We are in this together. We don’t learn these tools overnight. If you are looking for ongoing support to address this, I have Transformation Coaching available to assist you with shadow work, and to do energy clearings as well. If you want to be a part of a group to assist you in making these changes, my group program, ‘Clearing Pain and Finding Happiness’ begins March 22nd. I would love to assist you on the road to finding inner peace, self love and to free yourself from pain.

Namaste,
Tanya

The 3 Keys to Clear Autoimmune, Chronic and Emotional Pain

We all grew up with notions of ‘pull yourself up by your boot straps’ mentality. When I was younger, I prided myself on being independent, and made sure I could do most everything I needed myself. Sound familiar? Fast forward to my autoimmune diagnosis at age 32, and my healing journey since. Every step of the way where I’ve healed, from going gluten-free, to increasing positive lifestyle choices, has been done well, with the support of others. I have a team of healers that assist me on my journey, and that continue to assist me for preventative health.

We are social creatures, and we can’t deny that it’s with collaboration that we get ahead. In this day and age, it is paramount that we embrace this feminine way of healing. We are no longer in a time where the masculine; being tough and roughing it alone paradigm will help us. This isn’t just for females, it applies to all genders. WE, together lift one another up. In my ‘Clearing Pain, Gaining Clarity and Grounding’ classes, I share with people how sometimes the reason we are sick is because of isolation, or not enough positive social interaction. The first golden key to health is to embrace receiving from others, and the group.

The second golden key to clearing our pain is looking at food choices, as this is the foundation to heal, to nourish our bodies and mind. There are many points of view on what is good, and what isn’t, and I’m dispelling the myths. There are many foods that feed chronic pain and trauma, and make us sicker. I teach what those are, and share how we can eliminate them in steps. We can learn new habits to cultivate a path to achieve optimum wellness, with eating whole foods.

The last thing about chronic pain, autoimmune and emotional pain, is that this condition we have accumulates in early childhood. We block some of this out as a coping mechanism, and muddle our way through life with a lot of baggage from our families. These are the beliefs and incorrect notions about ourselves and the world. When we get to adulthood, we repeat familial patterns. Then, we use addictions and distractions to calm and block out the pain. This doesn’t work for long, because the body eventually gives us a break down wake up call, so that we can heal. Along the healing road, we start to see our untrue beliefs, but they tend to be hard to get rid of. Letting limiting beliefs and ancestral patterns go is the 3rd golden key to clearing the pain, and finding happiness. This is something that I searched over a couple years, until I found an energy healing modality that eliminates this from people, and it works.

Because I know the 3 golden keys equal healing on a quicker path, I’m offering a new group program: Clearing Pain and Finding Happiness. In it, you get a private support group in FB with me leading it, assistance in making your food choice changes, you learn new healing information each week and you get the energy clearing to let go of the limiting beliefs and generational patterns. The format is over Zoom, and it is a twice a month class, 1.5 hours each that will be recorded, so you can go in and listen again. This begins March 8th at 12pm MST and will be every other Friday. You can sign up for one month at a time, although if you commit to 3 months you will get the most out of it.

Contact me to learn more. tanyabhhh@gmail.com or 208-371-4410 to find out if this program is a good fit for you. 

Healing Together,

Tanya

Welcoming In The Year of the Yin Earth Pig

Gong Hei Fat Choy! Happy Chinese New Year!

I’m here to share some fun by telling you of the coming energies with the coming year. This is an Earth Yin Pig year, and it begins February 4th at 11am. The Chinese community that celebrates this begins by cleaning their home, to invite in the Wealth gods. The following day, they have a big meal with family. The celebration lasts for 2 weeks, so if you haven’t prepared, you can still do so! I’m still house cleaning to welcome in the new energies.

The Pig is the last of the 12 Zodiac Signs according to Chinese Astrology. In this system we are coming to the end of a 12 year cycle. (Interesting, as we have been ending other astrological cycles this year also). While the astrology is much more in-depth for each of us according to all our aspects, these general traits can be ones to more easily cultivate.

Success, love, joy and friendship are energies to catapult us this year. (I’ll take it!) To help us in our careers, the earth pig bring the qualities of integrity, being driven to be of purpose in the world, strategic visioning, being sensible, realistic and reliable. If we aren’t careful, we can get a bit stagnant in our lives, if we aren’t motivated towards growth. Being of service will be the quickest path to cultivate abundance this year. You may enjoy entertaining; bringing cheer to many with humor and generosity. We can also recover from setbacks more easily, as we can be more forgiving, with a desire for peacekeeping. There may be more of a tendency for each of us to stand up for justice this year. The earth pig is also especially thoughtful, trustworthy, kind and faithful. We will need to be careful not to sacrifice self-care and self-interest in order to appease our loved ones. The pig year also can indicate a tendency towards being overly reactive and emotional. As long as we are taking responsibility for our feelings, all will be well. Not overindulging will also be something to watch out for, be it with our checkbooks or other appetites. We are likely to relish in accomplishment and probably get recognition for our efforts. In short, we can enjoy ourselves, and bring enthusiasm to everything we set out to do.

To success, friendships, cheer and abundance!

Tanya

Transitions Abound

 

I am in awe of how courageous each of you are. You are committed and ready to shed ways of being that no longer serve. Many of you have been in emotional and physical pain, are moving through fear, been held back by patterns that you watched your parents go through and then you repeated, maybe even over decades of your life. It is time to own your power, take it back, and say that’s enough. And, it is with this witness, I can see the reflection of myself in this. I am stepping into a place of empowerment, of truth, of my highest potential.

And with shedding comes changes. I am a private person, and I have learned to share more over the years. Because some of you ask about my life, and I don’t want to share during your session, I choose to tell you here. The end of 2018 brought my partner and I to some realizations of where we are in life. We no longer share the same vision and hold similar values and ways of being. We have changed and decided to uncouple. The good news is, we have a strong friendship. Our home is a strong foundation that supports us both. I will continue to live and run my business from here. And when that shifts (later this year), I’ll be sure and let you know the changes. This transition is like any other grief cycle. We are mourning the loss of what we had, our perceived future, and the deep friendship. The end of a relationship is a death. I appreciate all of the support I have, and I am doing very well at feeling my feelings. Because of this, I will have accelerated healing.

What transitions are you going through? What have you allowed to let go of? We all are in some kind of transition. Many of us are feeling many emotions, even if it’s old stuff coming up to finally be released. Keep staying with those feelings, and be strong. Let it move through you. This is the path to heal. What we can let go of, will allow more of what we truly want and resonate with to come in. As we decide what we want, hold the intention, and feel what it’s like, we manifest and create. So once you have made room by feeling your old stuff and releasing it, you can feel into what you do want. If you’d like to share, or are stuck with this, I’m here to support you.

I am blessed every day by this tribe, and by this beautiful Earth. Thank you for being here. May you see the beauty in yourself, in all of life, and those around you. May you create who and what you truly desire! You are a gift.

Namaste,
Tanya

Abundance is a Birthright

If you’ve already had some smirking resistance to this statement, it’s okay. This hasn’t been the popular thought for many centuries, or even millennia now. But, we truly are in a new day and new age. We no longer have to be held back by limiting beliefs, and by lack. So why is there still so much suffering? Because we are shifting out of an old paradigm. It is only when we can have awareness that we can change. When you’ve ever changed a habit that you knew no longer served you, it took that awareness that it no longer served you, then the mind shift, you sought teachers and tools, and then implemented the changes. It may have been sloppy and muddled at first. You made lots of mistakes; maybe you didn’t get the new habit down for months or even years. Still, you strode on until it was your new normal.

We live in a law of attraction world. This too can be a triggering statement. Why do we attract the painful situations? Why do things continue to happen that we are CERTAIN we didn’t create, nor that we want to to entertain. Trust me, I get this. It has been my quest for a couple of years now to really understand this. I’m sure there may be more layers to my learning, but I’m happy to share with you the gift that I’ve unraveled. The truth is that underneath all of what we do with our mindset, there are still things in our DNA that is encoded that we received from previous generations. These include beliefs, negative habits (in our perception), trauma, and other stories that aren’t true for us, or even for anyone that came before. (And the good news is you can let these go with ease!)

I’m going to share something that has been painful, and a secret. It was something that I held as shameful, and I no longer believe this to be true. I had been especially traumatized the last year with this, before my transformation this summer. Most of you know me to be a happy and positive person. I truly do believe I am. And it pained me that once a month, I was triggered immensely by the struggle of working so hard and getting so little for return. I’d tried various forms of healings; sought after all the best coaches, mentors, books, journaled, meditated, did mindful movement and gratitude lists. I did everything in my power to change this paradigm. It improved, but there was still a great struggle and deep and profound pain. For me, at least once a month I felt suicidal. It creeped into my awareness initially, and the devastation quickly took hold. I would never take an act to hurt myself, but I would deeply pray for me to go away from here, and no longer be a part of this experience. I was ready to move on. I had taken on so much in this life, and truthfully felt I had many years and days of existence that lacked joy. I still kept on like a trooper, but on those days, I was ready to lay down my sword and surrender, hoping to dissipate and begged the creator, my angels and guides to release me. I cry just sharing this. I’m sorry if this pains you too, but I know many of us carry these seeds in us that are not our Truth, or even us at all.

I finally looked for something to help me with limiting beliefs, as there had to be something else I hadn’t yet figured out. I am always researching until I find the answers I am looking for. I found a new coach, Tera Maxwell. My life changed this summer when she shared with me The Conscious Creation Reality Method in her Mermaid Codes Course. When I had my coach under Tera Maxwell, Lynne Vides Katz work with me to lift this way of being as I asked her to to help me. I never again have had a suicidal thought. This shift happened in August, and it’s held for 4 months. This is my new normal. You see, it was never mine to begin with. The pain that I was feeling had happened either in past generations or while I was in the womb or during birth. It wasn’t my truth. I always have wanted to be alive and vibrant, to be the light leader and change maker that I know I am. I’ve always held strong to this truth, but a piece of this untruth held on to me through fibers of my physical and energetic being. It influenced me, and it caused that disruption of energy to my being. I’ve recovered.

This is why I knew I had to become certified in The Conscious Creation Reality Method. I took the leap of faith and made it happen. I spent eleven days immersed in the jungle of Costa Rica at a beautiful retreat center, The Imiloa Heart Institute for Humanities. I did intensive breathwork, did Quantum Flow~ a process to release old physical pain from the cells and organs, and I held intentions, sought and received answers and had an immensely transformation experience. I learned the Conscious Creation Reality Method, also known as The Affluence Method, where I clear out the energy patterns in myself and others. It’s been amazing these profound shifts when I’m clearing out. I’ve shifted vibrationally, and I am now embracing all aspects of my being. I’m accepting and Being.

Abundance truly is our birthright. Our lives can be as expansive as we wish. We choose the playground. As Tera Maxwell likes to say, this is our video game. What would you like your life to look like? What ways would you like to Be? Yes, you CAN have it all. No, it doesn’t always look exactly as we imagined, but as the Magician I can assure you, the Universe gives you only The Greatest Life when you ask.

I’d love for you to have an opportunity to experience my Transformation Coaching work. I know it’s time for the people and planet to let go of old stories that no longer serve. It can be a hard time of year for some during the holidays, but we can allow this to shift if we allow and receive. I’m here for you, and your Truth is waiting for you.

Blessings of Truth, Abundance and Light,

Tanya Starlight

Why People Actually Get Sick in Autumn (Hint: it has to do with Minerals)

Recently I went to a benefit dinner and auction to support the people of Guatamala, some of the most malnourished people in the world. I learned the main reason they are so malnourished is that their primary food source is corn, and there is no zinc in corn, and so the people lack this mineral needed to fight disease. This story struck me deeper, as I have researched minerals to find what benefits my clients need, and zinc in particular is one that is widely deficient here as well. Zinc also has far reaching effects and deficiencies can cause food cravings and weight gain. On a positive note, when we have sufficient amounts of zinc, it balances the blood sugar as well as it balances hormones in women.

If you have taken a gut healing class of mine, I address the role that toxins play in disrupting the gut microbiome and ultimately, our immune system. (See classes tab for my upcoming workshop on this). And the toxins that we are exposed to are everywhere: our food, the air and water. That doesn’t mean to not care or give up. In fact, it’s more important than ever to be vigilant to get as little exposure to toxins to keep ourselves well. Minerals have the ability to bind to other minerals, as well as they use the same binding sites as heavy metals. When there are enough minerals in the body working synergistically together, the heavy metals don’t stand as large of a chance of binding on to those same sites.

What does this have to do with getting sick in the autumn? In Chinese Medicine, there is an element that governs every season. The season of autumn’s element is metal. Minerals are of the metal element, and are essential for our physical structure, including our ability to communicate. The organs of the lungs and colon rule this season as well. This is why the lungs (and throat) are so often affected during this season, and why we can be more susceptible to colds and illness or have problems with talking, especially for teachers and public speakers. The minerals are needed for our bone structure, so the spinal column, and neck are affected more too. Neck pain and headaches are often more common in this season, if the body isn’t moving properly. Along our spinal column lies our amazing lymphatic system, which must be moved in order for our body to move toxins out. I highly recommend a vigorous walk, or rebounding (jumping on a trampoline) as part of your regimen to stay well and move your lymph. Also, gentle yoga classes are excellent for moving the spine. At home, do cat cow regularly.

The last thing that minerals and autumn have to do with getting sick is sugar. Yes, sugar. That word that can carry so much guilt and shame for many of us. We all know it’s not good for us, but what I want to make clear is that when we eat sugar, it also disrupts our bodies ability to keep the minerals that we have. Sugar also has no nutrient value, and most of it is from GMO sugar beets. GMO’s are proven to increase the risk of cancer, allergies, infertility and aging. Sugar is not our friend, and we all need to learn and share what we can do to minimize it and get away from our addiction to it. I teach how to break free from sugar addiction in my nutrition coaching. I can tell you that you do have willpower, and while I know it’s been discouraging, there are tools I have learned that can help you recover.

Sadly, the rise in using sugar, along with not addressing toxins has caused the following statistics:

● 1 in 4 will get Alzheimer’s by age 60 (1 in 2 by 85)
● 1 in 7 between ages 18 and 39 already complain of memory problems
● 1 in 6 adults is on a psychiatric drug
● Average attention span 20 years ago was 12 seconds; today roughly ½ of that
● 1 in 5 people suffer from neurological disorders

The good news is there are healthy alternatives to sugar (in moderation): honey, real maple syrup, molasses, stevia, coconut sugar, date sugar, and lucuma. Also, in Chinese Medicine the flavor of sour counteracts sweet. If you have a sugar craving, try having some lemon water or a sour food to see if that satiates you. For more tips, see my upcoming Free Class: Holiday Cheer Without the Weight Gain. (This will be on a Zoom call from the comfort of your home). 

I can be your guide in helping you determine what you may be lacking and quality formulations for supplements, as well as providing the coaching and bodywork to maintain or gain your gut healing and your immunity.

Here’s to A Well and Vibrant You!

Namaste,
Tanya

Begin Again: Your Way Out of Pain and Frustration to a Happier You

What we don’t know can hurt us. How many of us have changed from doing something that seemed good, to learning it was hurting us? I used to microwave organic meals and thought it was healthy. This doesn’t mean I was “wrong” or “bad”, I just did the best I knew at the time. I didn’t know that the food lacked vitality after it was microwaved, or that being in a plastic container would leach the plastic into my body and cause hormonal imbalances.

If we are aspiring to grow, we find new ways to become the best version of our self. We learn along the way that how we once did things, or how we currently are doing things isn’t working any longer. We may get sick, feel confused or emotionally hurt, but at the root of it we just aren’t happy.

You are here because you want to be happy, feel better and have a commitment to learning, to health and a life where you thrive. We are on a journey together.

The larger world is filled with stores lined with boxed and plastic-wrapped food. At one point, convenience trumped the ideals of health and then were marketed to us as though we could have both. This is a hard reality we have to wake up to, as we all have been put into situations where we have to work and do a lot of things to make ends meet. We are all a part of this change though. We all are a part of the healing. Everyone’s guts are compromised from a myriad of things: stress, processed foods, medications and more. At the root of healing, is a commitment to healing the gut, your emotions and having your body work synergistically.

I personally am a system buster and committed to learning how systems are not working and designing new ones that can help others. My mission in life is to help others to heal and grow. Every step of the way, we have opportunity to learn and begin again. It’s time to let blame, shame and complaining go. We can’t continue falling into victimhood, or waiting for someone to rescue us either. When you commit to health, and to thriving in life, you take on what you are ready for.

I’m here as a guide on your path to becoming happy. I too didn’t feel happy for many years, I also had great physical and emotional pain. But, this is always a wake up call. And, it doesn’t have to last so long, unless we resist. A universal law is what we resist persists.

If you are ready for a transformation, I’m here to serve you. My upcoming classes will give you tools to start or continue your journey. I’m opening up time for clarity sessions if you’d like to work together and gain a health break through. We are in this together. Are you ready for a happier you?

Namaste,
Tanya

A Media Break: A Commitment and A Secret Weapon

There is no doubt we are living in stressful times, and especially when you turn on the news. The media has us scared and it’s easy to go into thinking the worst is yet to come. So how do we re-member that we live in a beautiful world, when we hear of the tragedies and don’t align with the powers that be?

We remember that WE all have a secret weapon. We are conscious creators. There are those in power that don’t want you to know this. But you know it. You know deep down how powerful you are, even if you aren’t using your power. And if you aren’t feeling powerful, it’s because it is down right scary for our ego, and it goes against the beliefs we grew up with. If you are are the powerful creator that is running the show of your life, and you get to choose what the next scenes are, then don’t you think that our thoughts about the whole world have some effect? Of course they do. And if we get stuck in fear and thinking the worst, and we all focus on that, then maybe we can all create the worst together, on a subconscious level. But, what if we are focused on the good in our life, the beauty in our neighborhoods, our families, friends, and in our hearts? Then we will have more of that. Our thoughts do affect things. WE are powerful. You ARE powerful. Never forget you have a secret weapon, and you get to choose. It is time to be you, and not the story that anyone else can come up with that would limit you. It is important to believe in a loving population on Earth, and know that life is safe, sacred, wonderful and sad at times.

And while we are creating, let’s also remember that we must embody whatever it is that we do. Taking a break from media will not only help you create a world in which to live and thrive, it will allow you to be healthy while doing so. When we are stressed, we cannot properly digest. Even if you don’t have digestive issues, if you experience anxiety, insomnia, pain, or any emotional imbalance, that is from an imbalance of the gut. The body needs to be in a state of calm, “rest and digest”, while eating. If you get stressed out and adrenaline begins to surge, the bad bacteria, viruses and parasites all begin to feast. This spells havoc for your gut and your health issues will flare. Sometimes it will take a little time to come up, but often it’s not long afterwards. So, while you may feel the need to get in some degree of news, I ask you to make a commitment to not do it while eating, before you eat, or within an hour of eating. And what about taking some days off of media or even a week off? And avoiding unpleasant topics in general while eating should be noted here. You will notice a difference in how you feel. Journal about this, and let me know your results.

Keep creating and doing good things. What are your musings and dreams for this beautiful world? Share this with others and write me to tell me about yours.

Many blessings,

Tanya

I Get You Parents: The Yin and The Yang

Happy Solstice and Happy 4th! We just reached the greatest amount of yang on June 21st with our longest day of the year. We will continue to have great yang days in our lives, keeping us more active and social. Be sure to hydrate in the hot days ahead!

With the greatest day of yang having passed, it makes me think of the balance of the yin and the yang in our life. We all go through phases where we put more energy into something, and then find ourselves withdrawing or shifting that energy at some point. Notice now where your energy has been, where it’s going, and any judgments about it. It’s time to reflect on our year and to look ahead to great possibilities too. This is a time to recognize that no matter what you do, the sunrise always goes to sunset. There is no right or wrong, so carefully observe yourself, and your patterns.

Three weeks ago, my partner and I brought into our life two adorable kittens, Zeb and Cente. I am so blessed by their sweetness, purrs, curiosity and playfulness. At the height of yang, my days swung into a higher yang phase due to this new change. I found myself for the first week going through nights of being awoken too many times, and getting to bed late due to spending all my extra time attending to them. These kittens were feral that we had rescued, and I was compelled to spend extra time to make them feel like family, safe, and to socialize them. I fought extreme fatigue that first week, as I continued to not catch up on sleep, and I had to use a cup of black tea daily (when I had been free of caffeine for months) and still found times of the day to be difficult energetically. I started worrying if I was doing the “right thing” for my new babies. I finally felt like, I get you parents! Now I know that the care wasn’t as in-depth as a human infant, but the level of giving and the devotion of time was real and similar.

I was so grateful in that week that I had already established things in my life: planning, prepping and cooking whole foods, getting in some meditation and movement practice and having supports that I could talk to when I was frustrated or unsure. Sure, some of my life had become unbalanced: I usually take the time to get the 8-9 hours of sleep, and I missed some days of movement and/or meditation. I relied on more frozen veggies to cook and get me through the week, saving me time I would have spent chopping and cooking. I had a realization during this time of what a gift it was to have found ways to maintain health, through having tools and habits before I brought in greater obligations into my life.

This too has helped me recognize how much I want to continue to support my community with learning these supports, no matter where you are on your path. And if you are beating yourself up with the ‘should have, could have’, please gently lay that aside and love yourself for where you are and the opportunity that awaits you. We all are learning new habits, new ways of being, as each of us are being called to grow. Trust me, I know how challenging these times are as an HSP, highly sensitive person. The tip here is to observe and to trust yourself that you are doing the right thing, and to have gratitude for the awareness of what comes up that isn’t working for you.

One of my gifts is that I have spent a tremendous amount of time researching and integrating to heal my body. I had blood sugar issues as a teen, I’ve gone through weight gain times in my life, and I struggled with food and mood issues on and off through most of my adulthood. Most of you know I developed an autoimmune condition at age 33, and have since healed myself of it. I have learned not only holistic and eastern nutrition, but how to consciously eat and find what heals the body, mind and soul. I keep finding ways to simplify, and I want to be your guide so you can finally learn to do the things you’ve wanted to. If you are ready to be introduced to new habits, I can assist you through new ways of self-loving.

Whether you want to lose weight, gain more energy, go gluten-free, sugar-free or find peace of mind with the chatter in your mind around food, I’m here to support you. I’m offering my Conscious Eating Coaching for the remainder of the summer for $333 for a 4 session package. Let’s make a break through together! I want to see you grow and transform, and get to where you want to be. This coaching will meet you where you are now, and will include nutrition support with foods, recommendations for supplements and herbs, and tools to learn new habits around food, or how to let go of limiting beliefs and how to embrace shadow work so that you can finally heal.

Here’s to Self-Care and Transformation!

Tanya