Courage over Comfort

Halloween is almost here! How did that happen? This year has flown by. I guess it’s true when they say the days are long, but the years are short. My oldest is about to be 8 and I can’t even believe it. I am trying to cherish this busy season as I know one day it won’t always be this busy or I won’t be this tired from momlife.

Just this week myself and our health made simple community put together an amazing fb event called Courage over Comfort and it was all about self-care motivation and how to take better care of ourselves mentally, physically, socially, and emotionally. It was really an inspiring event and we heard a lot of stories on healing and journeys to finding our true self. When it was time for me to share my story and what has helped make me the best version of myself, I didn’t realize how emotional I would get but of course I cried. If you know me well, you know I am kind of a sentimental sally anyway.

I shared about my car accident many years ago and how it was a dark time, both physically and emotionally for me. I shared how in a time of darkness I could have chosen to have anger and resentment but instead the good lord did what he always does and made my heart heal. I truly learned what it meant to have sympathy and empathy towards myself and others. Anger is okay, it’s part of grieving and healing but it also keeps us from healing and moving forward if we let it stay around. I know this experience shaped me to be the person I am today. It was confirmation that one day I would help others and WOW I didn’t realize just exactly how I would help others, but I couldn’t be prouder of what I get to do on a day to day basis.

I also shared about our Health Made Simple community and how if it wasn’t for this amazing community of like -minded people, that have fully poured their heart and souls into me, I wouldn’t be where I am today.  My kids wouldn’t be where they are today and we would have never known about our amazing integrative pediatrician out of Charlotte, NC (Dr. Sheila Kilbane). My company most likely wouldn’t have been created. My desire to share my experience as a parent of a former very picky eater wouldn’t be here. I would have never met the owner of Healthy Hands Cooking and most likely my cooking classes would have not been created. This community has educated me on nutrition on a cellular level, given me many resources and tools for my toolbox. They have shaped me into a person wanting to continue to share everything I have learned so I can help others take better care of themselves and their children.

My hope is that I can continue to inspire you to a healthier lifestyle. I hope that I can help you and your picky eater have a happy, healthy relationship with food. I hope I can help you learn something new that you can easily apply to your daily routines. I hope that you will trust the process and follow your heart AND gut. Don’t give up. Ask for help. Demand answers. If you aren’t happy with the answers and know there is more to what’s going on, keep moving. Keep looking for them. Keep your head up. Don’t give up. You got this. You are worth it. You and your kids are worth fighting for.  

Join me in this healthy living revolution by enjoying some of these yummy recipes. You can find them below:

Breakfast egg muffins

Stir Fry

PS: I will be hosting a webinar on Sunday, October 27th at 8:30 PM called My Top Five Ways to Help Kids Thrive at Mealtime. I will be sending out the zoom link closer to the date. You will also be able to find the link on my website under “events” section.

Happy and healthy,


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