Laundry Anyone?

Did you know that spring cleaning can improve your life? Parsleyhealth.com introduced me to seven incredible reasons to Spring Clean… Check them out and let me know which tip helps you this season. Selah.

Seven Surprising Health Benefits of Spring Cleaning

  • Cleaning supports a strong immune system. …
  • Cleaning reduces stress. …
  • Cleaning can improve heart health. …
  • A clean bedroom will help you get a good night’s sleep. …
  • A clean space helps increase your productivity. …
  • Cleaning can improve your mood and make you feel accomplished. …
  • Cleaning encourages a healthier lifestyle.

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I am not my condition!

As a wife, mother, sister, and friend one of the first things I thought of when being diagnosed was –

How am I going to be great in my relationships when I require so much time, effort, and attention in life?

The answer is to just be me. I can not live a life comparing myself to others around me or on social media. The person I am in this season of my life still deserves love and has the capacity to love others.

For me, the diagnosis made me speed up the process of loving and accepting myself for who I am and who l am not.  I do not get it right every day, but I have daily reminders that affirm me and encourage the constantly evolving life that is mine.

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Fighting an ‘invisible epidemic’ during Autoimmune Disease Awareness Month

Faced with an increasing incidence and prevalence of autoimmune disease in the United States —approximately 23.5 million Americans are affected across the country, according to the NIH — Bonnie Feldman, MBA, DDS, says it is time to acknowledge what she calls “an invisible epidemic.”

“Looking at the bigger picture of all autoimmune diseases together, not only do we have increasing incidence and prevalence that everyone agrees is happening, but we might even say we have an unacknowledged public health crisis,” Feldman, who is founder and CEO of Your Autoimmunity Connection, a consultant and patient advocacy group focused on autoimmune disease, told Healio Rheumatology. “Unlike a disease like cancer, in which the collected data is aggregated, the data around autoimmune disease is still collected individually by each disease.”

She added: “Although there are a hundred different kinds — some rare, some more common — by not collecting data and looking at the bigger picture, we are missing this invisible epidemic of autoimmune disease.”

 In recognition of March as national Autoimmune Disease Awareness Month, Feldman, joined by Chase Spurlock, PhD, founder and CEO of iQuity, a data analytics company seeking to improve the speed and accuracy of autoimmune diagnoses, each stressed the importance of early recognition.

According to Spurlock, nonspecific symptoms and tests can sometimes cause providers to be cautious of misdiagnosing a patient, leading them to wait. Recognizing these diseases early enough so that the treatment has long-term benefit is key, he said.

“Autoimmune diseases’ numbers are right up there with heart disease, diabetes and cancer,” Spurlock told Healio Rheumatology. “What we find is that patients often struggle to receive a diagnosis of autoimmune disease. It can take years because often, the symptoms can be nonspecific, and it can be very challenging to say whether or not a patient definitively has an autoimmune disease.”

This lost time can amount to a “long, costly and often frustrating journey” for patients, Spurlock added. In addition, in the event of a misdiagnosis, patients can be subjected to unnecessary treatments and costs.

“It is important to realize that although these diseases are, in many cases, incurable, they are treatable, and the best outcomes are actually the result of early recognition of the disease and early treatment,” he said. “Being able to quickly rule in or rule out certain diseases early is key, so new technologies and new tests that can come into the market and help physicians reach these answers faster can actually lead to better long-term outcomes.” – by Jason Laday

author: https://www.healio.com/rheumatology/practice-management/news/online/%7Bd5238a1f-6da1-4db3-9333-b7fb34fb867c%7D/fighting-an-invisible-epidemic-during-autoimmune-disease-awareness-month

Bad things happen to Good people too

I know it has been a while since I’ve written on the blog, but I have had some significant lifechanging things happen recently. I have graduated from college, moved states, and I have found out that I have a rare incurable autoimmune disease. If you read this blog often then you know that I am all about wellness and positivity and this devastating news has not changed that fact. I am going to share my journey through this blog and my hope is to be a testiment that possitivity and intention wins!

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Forgiveness Friday

Do you have questions about how God’s love has the ability to sometimes accompany pain and disappointment?
Check out this classic movie: The Shack

The Shack for me has been the best illustration of God’s love and the complexities of life rolled into a two-hour representation of a true story. You may not receive all the answers you are looking for concerning pain and forgiveness, but if you watch it with an open mind then you just may find the peace you have been looking for.

Let me know what you think!

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Forgiveness Part 1

What Is Forgiveness?

Forgiveness is the act of releasing ourselves from the bondage of an ongoing negative connection. Forgiveness resurrects our peace of mind from the perils of victimhood and releases our negative judgments.

Why Do We Forgive?

We forgive to reclaim our equilibrium. It is a joy to forgive. It’s also worthy of note that the “Lord’s Prayer” says, “Forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us.”

Special thanks to Rev. Bill Englehart for this incredible information.

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Ok, guys its that time again. It’s time to learn the power of forgiveness!

What is there to gain by learning how to forgive? Here are some benefits of forgivenesss:

  • Healthier relationships.
  • Improved mental health.
  • Less anxiety, stress, and hostility.

When you are able to move past a mistake someone has made against you, you then open a new door that is elevated past the experience and welcomes you into a world of development and maturity. You are now saying to the world that you can not be held captive to past pains and circumstance.

This New Freedom exudes love not only in your work relationships, or school, but in your personal relationships as well. You no longer have to be stressed by things that happened to you or feel hostile about the things that happened around you. You now become a person who holds the key to every door you wish to walk through. Instead of feeling like you’re being dragged through every door that life throws at you.

Remember. Forgiveness equals freedom. Stop by next week and learn the steps of forgiveness.

Selah

Meditation Monday:

Do you know how to center yourself? We are constantly receiving information from people, social media,  employers, magazines and more that shape and mold how we see ourselves and how we experience our life. It is essential for you and me to know how to recalibrate our daily experiences and know how to get quiet in front of GOD.

This is where meditation comes in, Mediation Monday is an intentional opportunity for you to be quiet and allow God to speak to you.  Take a moment today and sit in silence. Allow Gods peace to come in and reinvent your day. Selah

I’m made for this!!!

Every person on this planet called earth has the ability to win. God did not say that He made special people that will achieve their dream while others squander their life and struggle. 3 John 2:2″ Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth.” So you have to decide to be who God made you to be!

You can have a dream, make a plan, then conquer the goal… but first you have to decide that you are a winner. Television, relationships, and negative impressions cannot be your deterrent in your path of success. You have to make a daily decision and stand on the understanding that you were made to win, succeed and be useful in this world.

Let today be the last day that you let your self down. Chose to prosper, look yourself in the mirror and say ” Success… I was made for this!”

Meditation Monday

Guess what…. its Monday! Here on good girl issues, I’m here to help you take control of your week. By making a few minutes to mediate, you can not only change the atmosphere, but you can change your outlook on the entire week!  In Psalms 46:10 God instructs us to be still and Know God, which means that when we choose to sit in the presence of God, with an open areas and a closed mouth, then we can attain real peace and understanding. while it is appropriate to have question and conversation with God, I challenge you to be still today. Allow God to impart His peace into your week. Selah