Hello and come over! 

Hey all!!  Just want to say a quick hello! It’s already May! Holy crow!  Thankfully the sun is starting to come out and it’s getting a tad bit warmer here, I hope that is the case where you are too! … Continue reading

New site, Same me.

Hey Y’all! I have a new website! It is http://www.Liss-ms.com!

Come check it out! I will be posting  there and this site will re-direct there soon as well.

It has brand new pages where I’ll be posting recipes, workouts and nutrition, fitness and mindset information.

I have an email newsletter you can sign up for as well with cool exclusive content!

Thanks for sharing my journey with me so far 🙂

Better late than never, a New Years post.

That pesky question. The ever popular inquiry that everyone seems to make this time of year. ‘What’s your New Years Resolution?’ There always seems to be a little judgement behind that question too. Like ‘What are you going to fail at this year? Seems to be how it goes. Since I’m not too big on resolutions, I’ve made intentions and hopes in years past. Looking back at my hopes for last year, I’d say I did pretty well with them. I was able to learn more about who my authentic self is and live according to her wishes. I also began a journey in improving my health that including several visits to a Functional Medicine Doctor and getting more definitive answers about what is ailing me. The intention I set last year that I came up short in was to stop being so negative toward my body. This could still use some work, and this will be where I set my intention and hopes this year as well.

Of course I have other goals as well. I have career goals, and life goals, but I want to be able to undoubtedly give my body the love and respect it deserves. This is the next step in my healing journey, from autoimmunity, from negativity and from my own harsh words. This is going to be a working in journey. One that will challenge my way of thinking I’m sure and frustrate me at times, but it is absolutely necessary. I’ll be reading books, writing and creating art. Lets see where this process takes me!

Au Naturale (a hair care story)

One of the things I mentioned in the previous post about my new detox routine was trying out new natural beauty products. I use the term beauty products loosely because I’ve only tried hair care and body lotions so far. I rarely wear make-up these days, so I have traveled down that path, yet. I did a lot of research about shampoo/conditioner routines and found mixed reviews. What worked wonders for one person, went horribly for another. This seemed to be the case with EVERYTHING. It looked as though I was just going to have to pick one and start there. I did some looking and found a few brands that I could buy that suited my ‘natural’ needs. I started with Face Naturals. What I really liked at first was they had sample sizes on their site, so I didn’t have to commit to a huge size of anything for what seemed like a million dollars (in reality, it was only $10, but when you’re used to only paying $2.99, $10 seems like a million). So off I went and ordered a few shampoo’s, a few conditioner’s, a body wash and some lotions. When I received them, I first noticed the smell. It was amazing!! Peppermint tea, lavender, citrus, awesome. When I used them, somewhat of a different story. I found my hair to be a little ‘gummy’ (a term often used by au naturale folk to describe unfortunate hair texture). It felt oily, but didn’t look it though. It actually looked full and voluminous, which I liked. So I guess my first attempt went alright overall. My second attempt left my hair somewhat dry. I was frustrated. I thought this was going to be great!

So I switched brands.

Next on my list was Everyday Shea. This came in a HUGE bottle, so I prayed it worked. It went about the same as the first brand. I was frustrated again. On my second attempt I thought ‘what if I am using too much?’ I cut my amount of product down by about half. MAGIC! My hair came out bouncy, not oily (feeling or looking), not gummy. It was still staticy, but so is everyone’s hair this  time of year. I considered it a win! I had been using wayyyyy too much. Lesson learned. I’ll try my original choice this was as well, as I am sure to find similar results. I am also going to look up DIY moisturizing conditioners to use once a week or so to see if I can combat the static (yogurt and egg anyone?). We’ll see how that goes!

In terms of lotions and body wash, I am in love with the face lotion I got from Face Naturals. It is super light, feels great and smells great too. It hasn’t made me break out or anything of the sort. Same goes for the body lotion and body wash. The body wash scent was citrus and it was intoxicating. I’ll definitely be getting that again!

D-E-T-O-X

Over the past month while I have been out of work, besides recovering from surgery which has been going swell, I have put a major effort into healing and especially helping my body detoxify itself. All my results from the functional medicine … Continue reading

Time waits for no one

It’s been almost two months since my last post. Which means it’s been almost two months since I went to my super awesomely awesome Onnit training. Um. What? Two months? Insane. Time is moving at a rapid rate these days. … Continue reading