God has been working on strengthening my faith through the regular moments of everyday life. In this video I am sharing a story about how I learned to expand my faith to faith in action. The closer I get to God, the more I learn and it is amazing. God is so good. I hope you will hang with me for a few minutes and check out the video below. I would also love for your to share your favourite faith Bible verse.
We moved to the beach when I was four years old and my parents still live in the home we grew up in. It is the only home we have ever known. We soaked in all the summer fun the beach offered when we were children. We didn't take it for granted but I don't think we fully realized that not everyone has a beach at the end of their street until we were adults.
As an adult I am so grateful to have been raised on Lake Huron. Being close to the lake wasn't just a source of entertainment, it was a lifestyle that shaped my sisters and I. All three of us are pretty creative and I think being close to the water contributed to that. When you sit in the sand and look straight out into the water, your mind is quiet and free to dream. You can walk along the shoreline and take in the scenery, calming sounds and the rest of the world melts away. It is the first place where I learned how to be still and calm. Like the waves that change the landscape of the beach, the lake has contributed to forming the woman I am today.
My mom walks the beach daily almost all year round and for the past few years she has been collecting beach glass and saving it in jars. Her and my sister Sara gave Huron Glass two bins of the glass and from the glass my mom has found, my sisters and I now have the rings and pieces pictured in these images. These rings are beautiful but they definitely hold an extra special place in my heart knowing they were picked by the woman who chose to raise us on the lake, from the beach where I grew up. I not only have lake water in my veins, now I have beach glass in my style too!
Last week I did a little casual vlogging over a few days and I put it all together in the video below. If you have been hanging out with me on Instagram Stories the last few weeks, you know I have been playing around with the Infiniti PRO by Conair Curl Secret . I used the curling iron last week to get ready for my Valentines date and shared my thoughts on the beauty tool while I curled my hair. Check out the video below to find out my thoughts on the Infiniti PRO by Conair Curl Secret. What is your favourite beauty tool for curling your hair? Comment below or on social media, I want to know.
On Saturday I met Tristan Bassett a Registered Nutritionist in Sarnia. My current lackadaisical approach to nutrition is no longer cutting it. I joke about the amount of coffee I drink and the treats I eat and while I am so not willing to give those things up completely, things need to change for me to live my best life and for me to raise children who appreciate and respect food for the amazing fuel and pleasure it is. 1 Corinthians 6:19-20 Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, who you have received from God? You are not your own, you were bought at a price. Therefore honour God with your bodies.
I am ready to learn more about improving my personal nutrition and the overall wellness of my family. I am ready to start honouring my body for the temple that it is. I am not trying to lose weight, my goal working with Tristan is to learn how to fuel my body and improve the way I care for my family, so we can live our best lives, in so many ways. Tristan and I connected online over the topic of blogging and now I am so excited to be working with her and sharing this journey with all of you.
During our first meeting I let Tristan know that my end goal is to grow a family that has a balanced approach to food. I don't want to give up pizza nights on Fridays or donuts on Sundays but I know I need to make some improvements to our diets. I need some accountability at least in the beginning and I think this will be a huge benefit of working with Tristian Bassett. Tristan was encouraging when I shared my concerns and because of her very personal approach to nutrition, I am excited about the experience and hopeful that my family is about to start a new chapter that will enhance the rest of our lives.
Here are some of the excuses I have used as to why I should not make my nutrition and the nutrition of my family a greater priority. I am just going to leave these here on my blog, and thats the end of these.
My children won’t eat vegetables and it’s easier to make something everyone will eat for dinner.
I deserve treats after being home with the kids all day.
It’s too expensive to buy whole foods all the time.
I don’t have enough time to prepare healthy meals 7 days a week.
There it is folks, no more excuses.
Tristan’s passion is educating others and I am ready to learn! Once you know, you know and there is no going back, right! So, here we go, join me on this journey, it’s going to be fun, honest and interesting!
Anyone can have a complimentary one on one consultation with Tristan like I did on Saturday, to begin designing the best nutrition plan for your unique lifestyle, check out her booking page here.
Thank you for joining me on all my adventures and taking part in the conversation. What are some excuses that stand in the way of improving your wellness? Comment below, I want to know.