Aunt Flo stopped in for a visit, so no baths for a few days. I mean, I could technically still go, but I'm using it as an excuse to hibernate. Plus, weather is shitty and rainy til Saturday ... Divine timing, Auntie. PROPS.
Major win: I've been able to manage my cramps NATURALLY for the last 3 months. This has always been a struggle since I hit puberty AT AGE 10. But I've started getting reaaaaally in tune with my body. I downloaded a free app called Kindara, which helps you track your cycle and predict exactly when it will arrive based on previous monthly patterns. With this tracking capability, I am more aware of when Flo is on the way. Now, 2-3 days before the scheduled arrival, I am much gentler with myself, amp up the water and cleansing protocol, and rest. Also, I preemptively take 4 of these lifesavers the minute I feel the slightest discomfort in the uteral area (claiming that as a new phrase). And it's been working like a charm. I'm now in a place where I can love and honor my womanhood instead of wanting to curse my ovaries and rip them out of my body with my bare hands every month.
For most of the day, I luxuriate in my satin kimono given to me by a friend at clothing swap, and watch inspiring videos--like this one--about manifestation principles.
Also, how lovely is this?!?!
I bought this Tiger Eye pendulum a few months ago from a store called Amandastone (say my name, say my name), so it seemed like a call from destiny. I'm in the process of a deep soul cleanse here, and I'm manifesting love and a major business goal into my life. This choice of pendulum couldn't have been more perfect for this journey. Look at everything it's good for!
- Clear thinking
- Inspired action
- Personal empowerment
While luxuriating, I consume a series of like 5 liquids before I eat any solids. Pictured below is liquid #5. Easiest smoothie recipe ever, and I take my morning supplements with it--always take multis with fats.
Creamy Coconut Dream Smoothie
- 1 cup coconut milk (the real milk, not that coconut beverage crap)
- 1 ripe banana
- 1 tsp raw, organic honey
- 1 TB raw cacao
- Sprinkle of cinnamon
- Essential oil of your choice - my fave is Peppermint (2-3 drops) or Cinnamon (1-2 drops); they both help with digestion
Supplements (all doTERRA except the B-vit since its methylated).
- Microplex VMz: food-sourced multi-vitamin that has an ideal ratio of bioavailable nutrients to complement the Standard American diet (most supps overdose you with micronutrients, and often synthetic versions, which can be toxic to the liver).
- Alpha CRS+: natural antioxidant botanicals, like turmeric and milk thistle, that support healthy cell function and cellular energy.
- xEO Mega: Mercury-free fish oil (vegan version available) with 9 of the most powerful essential oils to help get that good hair, skin, bones, teeth, and brain.
- Zendocrine herbal detoxification complex and softgel: these must be taken together to help the body get rid of the nasties, like toxins and free radicals. THIS CHANGED THE GAME FOR MY SKIN.
- Methylated Vit B: I got that motherf*cker gene, dammit. So I methylate my B.
After my 5 liquids and a power bar, I decide a walk would be good to mobilize my lymph and circulation. I remember there is a cherry blossom festival in town, so I head over to the botanical gardens. I should rephrase--there WAS a cherry blossom festival. I forget that there is an immensely small window of time to see these beauties in full bloom, and the height of the festival was 2 weeks ago. Plus, the garden is closed. It is 7:45 pm, after all. Mandyland time, remember?
I did see some pretty white-flowered trees, though!
There's a vegan spot I've been wanting to try, and I have about 50 minutes to get there before it closes, with a 30-minute walk ahead. I can totally do this. MANDYLAND TIME.
On the way, I hear some samba-type music with someone singing, "Taco leafs!" repeatedly and with great fervor.
I arrive at the spot, and no one is inside. The cashier seems to be cleaning up, and while technically there's 20 minutes of ordering time left before they close, I am merciful and decide to go tomorrow instead. I've got plenty of veggies at home to whip up a simple and delish meal.
Home by 9, and crack down on my to-do list so I can spend more time tomorrow relaxing--a phenomenon that is taking a great deal of practice and focus to achieve. I plan to master the art of chilling the eff out (eventually).