Benefits of Shakeology 

So… What is this Shakeology stuff anyway?

Shakeology is a health shake full of dense nutrition. It has no artificial flavorings, additives, or chemicals. Shakeology is natural and made of whole food . . . which is highly important to me. I prefer the Chocolate flavor best as my mid-morning snack. It gives me energy and curbs my cravings for unhealthy sweets.

Easiest (and tastiest) way to get more greens? Put them in a Shakeology shake! The past few days I’ve been using frozen strawberries with chocolate shakeology. LOVE IT! 

But another go-to is using a drop of flavored extract — like mocha, butterscotch, coconut, mint! All are amazing. Actually a drop of mint in strawberry shakeology tastes a bit like cotton candy! It’s soooo tasty!

Want to know more about how much shakeology has been changing my life and how you can start getting your own benefits from this amazingly dense nutritional supplement? Message me! I’ll tell you all about it. 

Time Out

It’s important to take time to shut off your phone and internet sometimes. Sometimes my brain gets overloaded with words and images and it can get really overwhelming. Especially when I’m online right before going to bed. One of the things I have been working on in my personal life lately is to turn off electronics, but especially social media, at least an hour or two before I go to bed. We all have enough things playing on our mind without being given more from the cyber world! Don’t you agree?

Trauma At Its Finest 

I had a horribly traumatic day. Im worn out and my entire body hurts. My head is spinning and I just want this day to end. Having some cuddles with my fur baby while trying to calm the overwhelming guilt I am feeling. We went on a ferry for the first time today and Zoey was petrified. My dog was hyperventilating and foaming at the mouth. She shivered and shook and trembled and froze dead in her tracks on the vehicle ramp. David had to carry her, all 70 pounds of her, up 2 flights of stairs because we were required to go to the passenger area. My dog is deathly afraid of heights and here were were up on a second level deck of a boat that kept blowing horns and that made her even worse. Then we had to go through it all again to get her down from the deck and back to our car. Once in the car she collapsed and her head was held up by my hand for 30 minutes because she was so relieved to be in mommys arms. 

That at 7:30 we had to go through it all over again in order to go home. My heart is broken tonight after seeing the intense fear in her eyes just pleading with me to make it all stop. We are all traumatized by today. I feel like a horrible mommy. 

So I’m cuddling with her and lying on her back as she sleeps. We witnessed fears and anxieties in our precious Zoey that we knew she had but never dreamed it was this bad. When your dog is having a meltdown and you don’t know how to help her you feel heartache unlike anything felt before. 


Ceraunophilia – Loving Thunder & Lightening


Thunderstorms …. I absolutely LOVE them!!! One of my favorite things that comes with the summer months would be these storms.  The louder and harder the thunder claps, the better. The heavier the rain falls the more excited I get. I have the curtains and windows wide open and I turn off everything inside the house, like the lights, the tv, and the computer. I don’t want any distractions during a thunderstorm.

Sometimes it rains so hard against the windows that everything outside looks all blurry. Its like a single firework gets shot off. The entire sky lights up, exposing every detail, but only for a split second. The deep rumble of thunder radiates through my entire being. I can’t express how much I love experiencing the fierceness of nature during these thunderstorms. I am vaguely aware that I’m not truly safe in that moment, as it could turn on me in an instant. And then that twisted light streaks through the sky. A moment later the crash rattles the glass in my china cabinet, but I hardly notice.

For a short period of time, while I wait out the storm, I feel so oddly relaxed by nature’s fury. Life will go back to normal soon. Routines will resume as before. But just for a moment longer, I absorb the awe and beauty in the midst of chaos. 

An Observation 

This world is increasingly designed to depress us. Happiness is something that is not good for the economy. If we were happy with what we had then why on earth would we want more? 
How do they sell anti-aging moisturizers? By make people worry about aging. How do they get people to vote for a certain political party? By making them worry about immigration. How do thy get people to buy insurance? By making them worry about all the different things that can go wrong. How do you get them to have plastic surgery? By highlighting their physical flaws. How do you get them to watch a certain TV show? By making them worry about missing out. How do you get them to buy new smart phones? By making them feel like they are being left behind or that they are not going to fit in. 

To become happy is kind of a revolutionary act. To be happy with our own non-upgraded existence, to be comfortable with our messy, human selves is simply not good for business. 

Just sayin. 

What Are YOU Doing Today?

My afternoon.

Catching up on some PVR shows. Scanning old paper photos into a heirloom account to transfer them into digital format. And of course my favorite almond mocha shakeology. 
I really should have taken the full 2 weeks of bedrest for my foot injury like the doctor said because the couple of good days I had recently made me think it was pretty much healed up. But it’s swollen tremendously and hurting like crazy – again.

Soooooo, in order for things to go as planned for my holidays next week then I have to force myself back into recovery mode. 

Staying still and doing nothing is hard work!!