We've all been there, I know I have. 

We're taught as a society that more is always better. The more money we have - the better, the more likes - we've made it, more followers - affirmations of self (false sense of self, but none the less, external validation),  the more possessions - the greater your status, more cars - you're doing amazing, a house, cottage, and vacation home - that's success (it's not, but a form of it for some people), and the list goes on, more, more, and more continues to swirl around our society. *Note, none of this is coming from judgement, or jealously of external possessions of others, it's coming from pure light, love, observation and personal experience. It's also not coming from a lack mentality, aka aim to possess nothing or that we're undeserving of having material possessions. Which isn't the truth. 

What I'm talking about here is in relation to your health, healing and the name of this series ' Why aren't I healing'. 

Short answer, you're doing too much. 

Longer answer, below. 

When it comes to our health, we follow through with the same mentality. The more supplements - the better, using all the adaptogens - the more healing powers (hi maca, spirulina, flax, bilberry, camu camu, chia seeds, collagen, chlorella, acai, pear powder, he shou wu, pine pollen, and the list goes on, and on....) sometimes I see smoothies with over 20 ingredients in them (again no judgement, we're conditioned, the more, the better), and that's just one meal, more & endless Doctors, and this pressure to keep on doing more, and more thinking that we're doing our body good because we're taking X, Y, Z, filling our blenders up to the max, popping 10-15 supplements, doing intense workouts six days a week, and coming from a place of the more we do, the better we will feel. Right?

Not exactly. I know because I was there, for years, and years. At one point in my healing journey (that spanned over a decade) with lyme disease, I was taking over 30 different supplements. Thirty ! Not to mention doing colonics, cranio sacral, trying every single diet / lifestyle under the sun as there had to be the 'perfect' healing diet (there isn't, there is truly just the right foods for You, Bio-Individuality to it's finest), ultra violet blood therapy, eating a million nut butters, juicing, blending, dehydrating, eating only fruit for six weeks, endless searches for the most healing foods, superfoods, and practices. More, more, more was my mentality, the more I do the better I will get + feel. While I don't regret a single point in my healing journey, as it served me at that time, and I had to learn, and grow through it, my body + mind knew it was too much, and it was.  

It wasn't until I took a step back, reassessed, shifted, let go of A LOT of supplements (at one point every single supplement) / superfoods / healing modalities and dug deeper, did lots of internal - mind / body work myself, simplified, and tuned into my intuitive nature and gifts that things really started to shift in a major way. I wasn't 'healed', and symptoms didn't vanish when I stopped doing all that I was doing, there was still lots of growth and healing to do, but there was a difference, and the mental + physical energy was definitely shifting, in a palpable way. There was room to breathe, and step into my own innate healing power. 

It's why if you work with me, and my clients know this, nothing is a quick fix. I will never, ever, ever prescribe an intense protocol right off the bat. I take my use of supplements + protocol's very seriously as each thing is very curated, specific, and singular to start with. From there we build, build, build while working with the body & mind to harness it's own innate healing wisdom and power, and not against it (which so much of modern medicine welcomes us to do). We've been taught to snip the intuitive chord of what our body truly needs, and wants, because of the pressures of more is better, buy this product as it will cure your symptom, take this pill as it will take away / mask all your symptoms, these workouts done 6 times a week intensely will get you the results you want, and the lists go on. I don't see healing as anything else but sustainable, doable, and available for everyone. Every one, it's not exclusive, it's inclusive.  It's definitely more work this way, but in my eyes it's the only way, as quick-fixes are fleeting, and other options (no judgement!) are simply band-aids for masking your bodies cry, whisper, or scream for deeper healing. Our symptoms don't lie, it's our bodies language, and it's saying we need to shift. 

And it's not about adding a million things into and onto the body, but stripping everything away, laying a foundation, starting anew, and allowing your body to actually take part in the healing process. For if we don't trust our body, at the core level, it will be V hard for it to actually do what it's meant to do: heal. 

So what if on your healing journey - whether it's big or small - you took a step back, and really assessed where you're at, if you're trying to do too much at once, and if all that you're doing is actually hindering you, instead of helping you heal.  

I unequivocally understand where you're coming from, as it's our nature state to want to do and have more, but when it comes to our bodies, more is not always better. More is actually just More!


1. Are you doing too much consciously and / or subconsciously? 

2. Are you easily swayed by new superfoods, powders, supplements promising you results? 

3. Where does this stem from?

4.Do you feel better or worse for taking and doing more? Or is it a placebo?


If you're looking to delve deeper into your body, mind and soul, while using nutrition, food as medicine, reprogramming your mindset, advisory into your true innate self, and to take your healing to the next level, I would love to be there for you, and look forward to connecting over a session.



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