I’ve been feeling extra inspired to write. In fact, I’ve been looking forward to getting in bed to write all day because it’s so therapeutic. Since I love details, I’ll share my evening so far. BTW mornings & evenings are my absolute favorite. Like they are me time that I allow myself to chill and just BE. I have extrovert tendencies, but definitely need time by myself to recharge. And if I’m being honest, I really don’t like being around a lot of people, but that’s a whole other post for another day.
My evening started with a bubble bath, then an extra long relaxing shower, Kora Organics face + under eye oil, a little CBD oil, there’s a vanilla candle burning, my Hydro Flask with filtered water, salt lamp on and I’m listening to Coco Love on the Mellow Days playlist on Apple Music. I’m really feeling the Coco Love vibes right now.
Lately it has been very clear that I need to focus on supporting my body on a deeper level. I have been working 50 + hours a week since the US Open and while I’m proud of my body for holding up *mostly* well, it’s very apparent that I need to slow down and focus on giving my body what it needs. And that means rest, supplements, fresh pressed juices, smoothies, phone calls to my grandma, walks + hikes, time with friends, Mike + Bam.
I took 3 days off in a row last week to give my body just that and let me tell you, sometimes I make the best life decisions. Then randomly this week is slow at work + I’m only working 3 days. It’s like they knew I needed a break. Oh and next week we’re going on vacation for an entire week. Ahhhhhhh
I have this thing about sharing things I’m trying to heal my gut. I feel like I should try things and only share those that actually work. But that’s not what I want to do. I really want to be real and (over?)share what I’m doing on a regular basis, so I hope you’re cool with that. Here we go…..
Chronic illness is no joke. For the average healthy person, this lifestyle is likely no big deal, but for me, it was a tall order to ask of my body + mind. A few specific things I’m doing to help it recover is rest, drinking more juices & smoothies. Fruit is very healing, it’s like a nutrient + vitamin IV that is easy to digest. As most of you know, I have always struggled with horrible, painful, bloating + slow digestion. Since I had my gallbladder removed in 2016 it has been worse. So one supplement I take every single night is Oxy Powder. It is non negotiable…the only thing that has truly helped get things moving. One day I’d love for my digestive tract to work on it’s own (like I know what that even is *sarcasm*) but until then, Oxy Powder has been life changing.
Some other supplements I am currently taking are Lauricidin (antibacterial/antiviral), NAC, Ester C – Vimergy brand is the only one I have been able to tolerate without upsetting my stomach. MC-BB-2 for the co-infections of Lyme – that ish combined with Lauricidin is potent and sent me into an awful detox reaction over the weekend. Like my spleen hurt and it’s actually hilarious to say MY SPLEEN hurts! Mike + I have a very demented sense of humor.
Anyway Zinc & B12 are staples. Always. I actually have a whole treasure chest of herbs + supplements if you’re interested I’m a dork and love learning + talking about them.
Another important thing is delegating daily/weekly chores like hiring house cleaners, also having Mike do the grocery shopping, keep the dog alive, laundry + make dinner. He’s still off work recovering from a stroke but doing well enough to handle household tasks. I secretly love having him home with Bam, making dinner & doing the dishes, but do not trust that man to pick out produce. Just no.
Well that was a lot of words to tell you about the things I’m doing to poop & help calm my body from exhaustion. If you made it this far, thank you for coming to my Ted Talk.
I’m feeling a little hesitant pushing the publish button because this is a more vulnerable post, so please be nice. You do NOT want to end up in ADWJ jail.