“ Now everybody’s talking about this new decade, like you say the magic numbers, then say goodbye to the stupid mistakes you made. Oh my memory serves me far too well, don’t you know that years will come and go, some of us will change our lives, some of us still have nothing to show, nothing baby but memories.”- George Michael, Waiting for That Day
It’s become a joke with endless memes about how hard 2019 has been for people, hell how the last decade has been full of trials one after each other. In my life it’s been more challenging than I would have ever imagined. Few people know all the details and since it involves loved ones, I don’t think it’s my place to enumerate all of it to the public, but what is my place, my responsibility is to heal from it. Not survive, but truly get to the roots and untangle them so that I can thrive. Isn’t that what we all want?
A few weeks ago Glenn and I were talking and I opened up about the toll that the past year has taken on me. It was one of those conversations that starts out as a daily catch up and quickly turns into sobbing hugs while I’m trying to make dinner. The stress, the injuries and the disappointments were making me hardened and looking for self medication or escape. Lord knows I wanted some super strength Calgon to take me far away. So he asked me if I was having a midlife crisis. What a strange question. I’m not into sports cars or affairs and the usual platitudes that people turn to inorder to feel more alive, but the more I thought about it I am in midlife crisis. I've put things about myself and my dreams on the back burner to be a mom, then homeschool mom, then the business was being launched and taking up the space that homeschool resided. I have been very busy and I want more. I want something better, something that will really serve me and all the dreams that I have not just one aspect here or there. That is where holistic health comes in. When I get stressed, I move along fairly well until I don't and then I stop putting me where I need to be on my "to do list" The George Michael lyric above has been in my head ever since it dawned on me that this 2019 is the end of a decade and the perfect time to make the changes. So this “midlife crisis” will become a springboard for healing. Wanna do it too?
For the last few months, friends and clients have been talking to me about a new cleanse and I’ve told them, I could feel one stirring in me, the classes that I had been teaching and the clients I've been working with were planting seeds. Well, it’s sprouted and I’m excited to share it.
This cleanse is longer and stronger than any other cleanse I've designed because it's meant to make bigger strides in healing.I’m a big fan of elimination cleanses because you get to experience your individual reaction to foods. My usual one is a little more than 30 days because most anyone will change up their life for a month but the problem I keep seeing is that people, myself included look at it as something to do for a month and get through it, maybe tweaking their lives for a few months and then “life gets in the way”. This is what George is talking about. Nothing to show but memories- memories of the time we felt better, did better for ourselves but you know that was then until ( INSERT WHATEVER) happened. How do we make these changes stick? Well that’s a loaded question and change needs many tools to become permanent but one thing that is essential is the work and persistence. So this Back to Basics cleanse is a little over 2 months. It’s designed to change your tastebuds so you might not reach for that cupcake on a hard day because it tastes like the it's ingredients not your childhood memories of being carefree. It will improve your digestion by introducing more fruits and veggies. You will decipher which foods aren’t your friends by bringing in foods over a longer time frame. It will get you eating a wider variety of foods because we shouldn't rely on Taco Tuesdays to get us through the week. You can focus on your relationship with food and your relationship with your body and it’s needs and wants instead of relying on what's easy to pick up and what sounds good today. You should have more energy and sleep better.
Everyone on the cleanse will have three tinctures to take the whole time- a stress/energy one, a detoxing one, and a vitamin one. There will be 3 check ins, plenty of recipe ideas and depending on how many people want in, a FB group to share ideas and stories. The Back to Basics Cleanse is 325.00 or two payments of 175.00. Change starts for me on January 2nd but you can start anytime. Email me if you are interested or buy it on the website- theempiricalherbalist.com under the consults tab