Tuesday, December 31, 2013

New Year, New Choices

As I was thinking about what to share for inspiration as 2013 comes to an end I started thinking about what it meant to start a new year.  Sure, we make our resolutions such as go to the gym, eat better, love more and so on.  Of course they are good choices that will help us on our journey to feeling the best we can.  But should we go deeper than that?   Or how about keeping it simple?  Honestly, when I sat down to write my own goals what immediately came to mind was just making the most out of each day and being grateful for what I already have.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Homemade Holiday Giveaway

One of the things I love most about this time of year is the excuse to get crafty and create homemade gifts for loved ones.  This year I've put together some silky lavender eye pillows that can be warmed up and used to bring on some serious deep sleep!  If you have been receiving newsletters for awhile you are more than likely familiar with my dear friend Lori's comforting heating pads.  This is my absolute favorite GP helper and use it almost daily, even if it's just to help me relax in the evening.  This month we are pairing both these gifts together for two special giveaways.  If you would like the opportunity win one just leave a comment below with one of your favorite holiday memories. 

Please remember to leave your first name and last initial!  Announcement will be made on Monday, December 23rd.

***Congratulations Kyle and Cynthia S.!  Look for an email with details about receiving these gifts.  

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Living My Best "One Day at a Time" Update

"You do not determine your success by comparing yourself to others, rather you determine your success by comparing your accomplishments to your capabilities."
-Zig Ziglar

It's been awhile since my last post in November, following the big trip to AZ.  After 2 weeks of feeling better, less pain, more hunger, my body did a 180 and took a deep dip into a flare.  This is the kind of information that is really hard to share, avoiding any loss of hope for anyone reading.  Therefore, I push it off patiently waiting for a change.  Right now however, this is part of the ebb and flow of gastroparesis and only posting when life is good is just not really fair to myself or you.