"Let your voice go, let it pierce through your soul."
Lyrics from Sing To The Mountain by Elephant Revival
~Some beautiful paths can't be discovered without getting lost." Erol Ozan
During our travels in Switzerland, my husband and I decided to go on a lengthy hike through the scenic Alp countryside. Having never been there before, I was admittedly a bit anxious about getting lost and on a few occasions, suggested we turn around.
Those of you who know Andrew know that he usually has a go with the flow, "we'll figure it out as we go" approach so we trekked ahead not really knowing where the trail would lead us.
That trek through the Swiss countryside ended up being one of my most memorable life experiences. Surrounded by glaciers, soaring peaks, lush colors, and gentle cows serenading us with their cowbells as they freely roamed, I realized that life is much more joyful and peaceful when I let go of the need to know where I am going.
The joy is truly in the journey, not the destination.
A new school year is upon us, and this is the time of year when kids get back into the swing of schedules, sports, homework, fun times at school, and sharing germs with friends. With that being said, this is also the time of year that I start ramping up my family's immune system in preparation for the inevitable illnesses that seem to surface during the fall and winter months.
I am by no means an expert in any healthcare and wellness field*; however, my passion, research and personal experience regarding natural health has illustrated the potential for a better way. I have found that a multi-faceted integrative approach prepares our bodies to enter into cold and flu season with a reduced likelihood of catching a pesky illness and a significantly improved recovery time should you fall ill.
Completely avoiding colds, flu, and other bugs is next to impossible. The below recommendations are based on my family's experience and may help to ward off illnesses, or at the very least, minimize the amount of time your kiddos are away from school, correlating to less time away from work for parents and caregivers.
Maintaining a healthy gut microbiome is critical when it comes to establishing a strong immune system. Some studies indicate that 70 to 80 percent of your immune system is situated in your digestive tract. We have good and bad germs in our bodies at all times, but when that balance gets tipped, infection and illness may occur.
There are plenty of good probiotic brands marketed to kids, but I prefer giving my daughter the same probiotic I use, which is a 50 billion CFU/twelve strand brand. I divide one 50 billion CFU capsule into two separate doses throughout the week. It mixes in well with yogurt, applesauce, smoothies, and even nut butters.
If I know stomach viruses are running rampant, I will increase the amount and frequency of probiotics. This doesn’t mean you will be able to avoid the dreaded stomach flu, but you can increase the chance of it being a milder case with quicker a recover. Who wouldn’t want that!?
The gut-brain connection has been well documented translating to a healthier microbiome not only being of benefit to immune function but also positively impacting digestive disorders, autoimmune disorders, food allergies, mood and behavioral issues, and developmental disabilities such as ADHD and autism. For more information about gut health and its relationship to mental health check out this article.
A good quality probiotic is something we do not skimp on in our house. Although fermented foods, yogurt, kombucha, and kefir all contain probiotics, I only use these products in addition to the high quality probiotic supplement I give my family,
2. Cod liver oil
Yep, I give my daughter Cod liver oil, and you know what? She doesn’t mind it! Sadly, a typical child’s diet usually falls short of adequate levels of vitamins A and D as well as omega-3 fatty acids (EPA & DHA). Along with its many immune boosting benefits, cod liver oil can also help protect vision, improve mood, support cognitive development, and possibly reduce depression. I live in the Midwest where the winters are long and the vitamin D is critically lacking so cod liver oil is a must for optimal immune health and well-being during the winter months. I give my daughter a 1/2 tsp of this lemon-flavored cod liver oil brand daily.
As a Dental Hygienist I also recommend the use of cod liver oil for the reduction of tooth related decay as well as complications due to hypoplastic enamel. For more information check out this article.
3. Elderberry syrup
I always have a mason jar filled with elderberry syrup in my refrigerator. The dried berries of the Sambucis Nigra plant are high in the immune-boosting compounds A, B, and C that have been shown to effectively combat colds and flu. As a preventative measure, I give my daughter ½-1 tsp daily as soon as the school year begins. If she does come down with an illness or when flu season is in full force I increase the dose to 1-2 TBSP twice a day until the flu epidemic subsides or the illness has run its course. I like to use a small shot glass to combine the elderberry syrup and a liquid liposomal vitamin C which I discuss in more detail below.
You can buy ready-to-use elderberry syrup online or at your nearest health food store, but be aware that some brands use refined sugar. I prefer to make my own from an economical viewpoint as well as a purer ingredient list. For more information and the recipe I use, check out this Wellness Mama's blog post.
Note: Plan ahead and purchase your elderberries in bulk PRIOR to the cold and flu season. Last year there was a 50% increase in price due to the higher demand of elderberries during the cold and flu season. This is where I buy my elderberries.
4. Liposomal vitamin C
Vitamin C plays a vital role in the health and function of the immune cells and is arguably the most widely recognized anti-oxidant and immune system booster. Vitamin C is a water soluble vitamin, which does not efficiently interact with the cell membrane wall as it is made up of fatty acids. Some estimates indicate that traditional oral vitamin C intake has a 20% absorption rate into the bloodstream with the other 80% accumulating in the colon, which is why some people experience unpleasant digestive disturbances, such as cramping and diarrhea, due to it drawing water into the colon. This is why I prefer an oral liposomal vitamin C delivery.
Liposomes are tiny “nano-sized” fat soluble vehicles for carrying nutrients into the cell walls. Liposomal vitamin C is packaged like a bodily cell so it passes through the digestive barrier and efficiently delivers the nutrient directly into the bloodstream. This results in a higher absorption rate with over 90% of the cells being bathed in vitamin C. I prefer using this brand of oral liposomal vitamin C and dose my daughter with 500 mg (1/2 tsp) daily combined in a small shot glass with elderberry syrup. If she comes down with an illness I will increase the dose to 1000 mg until symptoms subside.
A proper diet rich in vitamins and minerals is the best source of nutrients, but many kids who eat a standard American diet do not get an adequate amount of the crucial nutrients they need. Sorry to break the news to you, but "fortified" cereals are not going to make the cut. Although my family eats a diet rich in fruits, vegetables, wholesome grains, and locally sourced meat, I feel an additional high quality multi-vitamin is beneficial to incorporate any trace minerals that we may not be receiving from our diet.
Be cautious of gummy vitamins that may be loaded with refined sugar. If using a gummy vitamin opt for brands that are derived from naturally occurring sugar sources like this brand.
6. Vitamin D3
Not only is it beneficial for building strong bones, a 2012 systematic review and meta-analysis of five trials reported that vitamin D lowers children’s risk for respiratory tract infections such as colds, flu, and pneumonia. Sunshine and diet are two ways in which adequate vitamin D levels are achieved. Let’s face it, the majority of kids are not spending enough time outdoors; and if you live in the northern hemisphere, it becomes even tougher to ensure adequate vitamin D levels. Check out this article for more information regarding the vitamin D deficiency epidemic. As the days become shorter and the temperatures begin to cool, I start to increase my family's daily vitamin D supplement.
Vitamin D is fat soluble, which makes it possible to accumulate too much vitamin D, a rare condition called hypercalcemia. I personally do not think it is a concern with the amount I give my daughter daily, but if you are concerned you can converse with your doctor who can test the amount of vitamin D present in the body via a 25-hydroxy vitamin D blood test. Read this well documented article from WebMD for more information regarding the safety and dosage of vitamin D3 for children and adolescents.
I recommend this brand, which delivers 2000 IU's per drop. Starting in October until April, I give my daughter one drop, 1-3 times per week in addition to what she receives through her multi-vitamin and cod liver oil.
7. Activated charcoal
Nobody likes the stomach bug, but if you know me well, you know that I HATE the dreaded bug and usually summon my husband to deal with any vomit that may occur. I can handle snot and diarrhea all day long but if there is vomit I want out. If there are reported cases of stomach illness in school or if anyone in our family has come down with the dreaded monster I will pull out the activated charcoal and dose my family immediately.
Most commonly used to treat poisoning and drug overdoses, activated charcoal is rapidly gaining attention as a remedy for stomach bugs that oftentimes cause nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. Charcoal is a fine, black powder derived from wood or other natural materials by heating them in an airless environment. Charcoal used for health conditions is usually "activated" to make it a very fine powder, which increases its effectiveness. Activated charcoal can chemically attach to a variety of particles and gases, which makes it great for removing potentially toxic substances from the digestive tract. Activated charcoal is not absorbed into the body, but instead is excreted via the feces, transporting toxins that bind to it.
If you or your child is exhibiting symptoms of stomach illness you can use the charcoal to help them recover quicker. Activated charcoal typically comes in a powder or capsule form. I have this inexpensive brand on hand at all times. For my daughter, I will open up a capsule (about 200 mg) and mix it into a small amount of 100% pure fruit juice such as blueberry or grape and hope for the best that she can keep it down. I will give this dose twice daily until symptoms subside. Charcoal is a dark color so a darker liquid can help to disguise it. Another great option to have on hand is activated charcoal gummies, recipe here.
Side note tidbit for adults: in the event you have one too many glasses of wine or other alcoholic beverage of choice, activated charcoal may also prevent (if taken beforehand) or lessen hangover related symptoms. Of course, remember to drink plenty of water with it!
This particular supplement is a homeopathic, which is a system of alternative medicine that embraces a holistic and natural approach to the treatment of illness. Its guiding philosophy is “like treats like”. Read here for more detailed information about homeopathy.
Oscillococcinum is a homeopathic medicine that works naturally with your body to temporarily relieve flu-like symptoms such as fatigue, headache, body aches, chills and fever. It works best when taken at the first signs of flu-like symptoms, which is why I always keep it in my purse or car for quick access in the event I am not at home when symptoms quickly present themselves. During peak flu season I give the members of my family a preventative dose 1-2 times a week until flu activity subsides. I buy my Oscillococcinum here.
Please note: During high flu season it can be difficult to find this popular homeopathic medicine so I recommend you stock up prior to cold and flu season.
9. Colloidal silver
Colloidal silver is nano sized minerals in a solution containing water. It has anti-bacterial, anti-viral, and anti-inflammatory properties, helps heal wounds and cuts, and helps treat skin issues such as eczema, rosacea, and psoriasis. Read here for additional uses and benefits of colloidal silver.
I love using colloidal silver drops for eye and ear infections as well as a mist spray for use at the first sign of a sore throat. Additionally, I have used diluted colloidal silver in a nasal rinse to assist with sinus infections and inflammation due to allergies. Using colloidal silver also offers many uses in the household when it comes to disinfecting, read here.
There is some debate regarding the safety and efficacy of colloidal silver. Please do your research and utilize your judgement to discern if colloidal silver resonates with your family's health needs. With that being said, I will almost always reach for colloidal silver when someone in my family exhibits symptoms of illness.
I always recommend using a tiny particle "nano" silver with a low 10 ppm formulation. This particular brand comes in a dropper and is formulated for kids with clear dosage information. A spray mist is also beneficial to have on hand for use with sore throats. For adult dosing I recommend this.
Acupuncture is my personal go-to for overall balance, health and well-being; increasingly more parents are turning to acupuncture as an effective method of reestablishing and maintaining health within their children's constitution. Acupuncture for children has been shown to assist with a wide range of ailments that are common to kids such as colds, coughs, flu, allergies, asthma, digestive disorders, ADHD, anxiety, and depression.
Concerned about potential anxiety your child may have about needles? Rest assured, the needles used in pediatric acupuncture are very thin and nothing like the needles used for blood tests and shots. In fact, most report feeling no discomfort upon insertion. Finding a skilled acupuncturist that has experience working with children can help ease any anxiety that children (and their parents) may have. Additionally, there are other effective non-needle acupuncture techniques that can be used, such as acupressure, Shonishin, and Gua Sha.
To learn more about acupuncture and its many benefits, check out this article which happens to be written by my awesome acupuncturist.
11. Diet and lifestyle
I love the fact there are so many wonderful supplement options available when it comes to boosting immune health, but in my opinion, the most important lifestyle contributing factors are a wholesome diet, minimal processed food and sugar, reducing environmental toxins, daily exercise and play, adequate water intake, a low stress environment, and the proper amount of quality sleep.
Regardless of whether your family follows a standard American diet, on-the-go, gluten-free, dairy-free, paleo, vegan, or vegetarian lifestyle - the important fact remains that a balance of good quality carbohydrates, fats, proteins, green leafy vegetables, and fruits are necessary for optimal health and well-being.
Planning healthy lunches for your kids and doing weekly meal planning for dinner is a wonderful way to reduce the tendency to reach for unhealthy options or take convenience trips through the drive-thru. I love using a Crock-Pot, Instant Pot, and Air Fryer and factor in plenty of food for leftover use throughout the week. Pinterest has a plethora of quick and healthy recipe ideas! I also really enjoy the recipes and wellness suggestions from Jamey Florek Wellness, Wellness Mama, and Against All Grain.
Additionally, there are many wonderful podcasts related to family health and wellness. Check out Real Mom Nutrition and Wellness Mama.
For many families, back to school means a calendar chock full of homework, after school activities, and sporting events. Seemingly, we live in a world that has a propensity to thrive on the 'societal norm' of busyness and full schedules. Maintaining a healthy life balance is crucial in supporting a healthy immune system and overall well-being. Claiming time to slow down and truly enjoy the experiences of life in a state of 'presently being' versus 'actively doing' can really have a positive impact on the mind-body connection; on the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual levels.
Let kids be kids, give them time and space to cultivate their creativity, and seriously---let them get dirty!
To your health and well-being,
Owner of Soul Inspired Journey
Mama. Wife. Life and Well-Being Coach. Natural Health & Wellness Enthusiast. Influencer.
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Amy Nelson is a life and well-being coach with a special focus on utilizing the law of attraction to create a life of optimal health, balance and well-being. Working with clients all over the world, Amy is passionate about guiding others to connect with their inherent gifts and passions and ultimately shine their light. Amy resides in Wisconsin with her husband and seven-year-old daughter. For more information about Amy and the services she provides, click here.
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"A child’s world is fresh and new and beautiful, full of wonder and excitement. It is our misfortune that for most of us that clear-eyed vision, that true instinct for what is beautiful and awe-inspiring, is dimmed and even lost before we reach adulthood.” ~Rachel Carson
On a whim, my daughter and I decided to check out a beach along the St. Croix River, not far from our house. This particular day was not a typical beach day. The wind was stiff, the temperatures cool, but sunny nonetheless. To a child, it just doesn't matter. Reese started by dipping her toes in and gradually went far enough in that the water rose past her chest, clothes on. She squealed with joy and immersed herself in the moment. She begged and begged me to join her but in my mind the conditions were far from perfect.
Perfect for what?? What was I waiting for? Why did I feel it had to be a 'perfect' summer day before I could dip in the water and be fully present and joyful with my daughter? Reese pleaded with me again and I was quickly reminded of my commitment this year to laugh more and not take life so seriously. I took my shoes and socks off, rolled my pants up, and went for it.
Together, we laughed as the cool waves crashed into us. We splashed one another and embraced a special and memorable moment. A moment I would have surely missed out on if I had waited for the perfect weather, the perfect moment. We drove home dripping wet, with no towels, feet covered in sand, and our hearts filled to the brim.
"Stop waiting for the perfect day or the perfect moment....Take THIS day, THIS moment and lead it to perfection."
~ Dr. Steve Maraboli
Live in awe of the beauty of life, the Earth, the sky, the stars and the moon. Learn from our children who remind us so innocently to live in the moment, laugh, and be joyful. Embrace the not so perfect moments and instead make memories you can cherish forever. The choice is truly yours.
"Adults are just obsolete children and the hell with them."
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"He who works with his hands is a laborer. He who works with his hands and his head is a craftsmen. He who works with his hands and his head and his heart is an artist."
~ Francis of Assisi
I have many fond memories of spending time with my Grandma in her vegetable garden. It warms my heart to see Reese in the garden knowing the rich opportunities it provides her to learn how things grow in an organic environment. She is always eager to check what is ripe and ready to pick.
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~ "A soulmate is the one person whose love is powerful enough to motivate you to meet your soul, to do the emotional work of self discovery, of awakening."
- Kenny Loggins
A big thank you to my husband who nudges me to keep discovering and awakening.
~ mental calmness, composure, and evenness of temper, especially in a difficult situation.
Such a beautiful and powerful word.
We live in a seemingly fast paced world filled to the brim with busyness, unfulfilling and overwhelming tasks, and a lack of meaningful direction.
Most of us are conditioned to think that our minds are in the driver's seat, controlling our day to day lives yet our souls are waving their hands desperately, "hey you, over here!" in an attempt to redirect our attention to the place where life is meant to be lived with ease, calm, clarity, and purposeful intent.
For most of us, we unconsciously allow our minds to set the tone for our lives, when in actuality, our minds are designed to be a beautiful accomplice to our hearts and souls.
By mindfully listening and becoming more aligned with our beautiful soul, we begin to recondition our mind to operate in a way that complements and serves our true essence instead of attempting to control it.
This is when true equanimity transpires.
~When have you experienced equanimity?
~What were you doing?
~Who were you Being?
~How did you feel?
Much love, peace, and equanimity to you!💓💓💓💓💓💓💓💓💓💓💓💓💓💓
Five years ago, I was in the midst of a very dark and scary time in my life. Unexplained health issues, countless trips to the emergency room, numerous doctor appointments, counseling appointments, fatigue, panic, anxiety, depression, fear, doubt, and a ton of worry.
Was I dying? Who was I and what was happening to me? What was WRONG with me?
Doctors told me I was perfectly fine. It was all in my head. Take some anxiety and depression medication. Relax. Stop being so stressed out.
I intuitively knew that something was off. Something was changing.
Up until this time, I had been active and healthy and was absolutely loving being a mother to my sweet two-year old daughter.
I began frantically searching for a diagnosis that would explain my unusual but very real symptoms which I was positively certain would bring me a sense of immediate relief. I sought out specialty doctors, spent countless hours on Google, and became obsessed with figuring out what was wrong with me.
I became ADDICTED to seeking answers.
I was told I had fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, mercury toxicity, mental illness, autoimmune disease, thyroid disease, Lyme disease, and the list could go on.
And you know what? Those "labels" did absolutely nothing to improve my sense of well-being. In fact, I felt worse! Every time my friends and family would ask how I was doing I would cringe at the thought of giving them an update. I could feel my energy draining by the toxicity of the story I was telling. It didn't feel good. It felt heavy. I felt drained.
I was becoming a victim of my very own labels. I was giving away my power to my story.
Unknowingly, I was negatively energizing my story which in turn was adversely impacting my well-being and blocking my innate healing abilities. I was a prisoner to my wounds and circumstances. My addiction to seeking labels was blocking me from seeing the answers which were smack dab in front of me. My story was not coming from a place of empowerment but from a place of being a victim.
I was avoiding my core wounds. In essence, I was avoiding my Truth and inner wisdom.
With the guidance of many wonderful and supportive souls and healers I began the journey of facing the internal storm and healing deep within. Instead of dwelling on what I perceived to be wrong, I began focusing on what was right I stopped resisting my circumstances. I stopped resisting my very own well-being. I began to let go of the parts of my story that were no longer serving my highest good. I began to tap into the energy and vibration of my Being. I was exploring my Truths and beliefs.
I consciously stopped telling my story from a place of being a victim.
I began telling my story from a place of sovereignty and empowerment.
By feeling into my painful emotions and circumstances instead of fighting them I began to set my soul free. Instead of cursing my wounds and challenges I began to bless them and give thanks to them. I surrendered and opened to the gifts they were bringing into my life.
Today, I can look back and observe how catalyzing my challenges and experiences were in putting me on a path of deep healing and inner transformation. I see the blessings. I would not be on the path I am today if I hadn't said yes to experiencing my hardships from a place of sovereignty and empowerment.
I chose not to be a victim.
I love knowing that my story serves to assist others who may be experiencing similar hardships. I love knowing that I deliberately chose to be here for a very specific purpose and my life experiences and challenges catapulted me in the exact direction I needed to be at exactly the right time.
I love knowing that I chose to awaken.
I now choose to tell my continued story of healing from a platform of empowerment, deep self-love, compassion, and inner peace. By doing so, I hope to inspire others to stop frantically seeking outward and become aware of the answers within and the blessings that are staring them in the face.
How has your story, challenges, and discomfort served you in becoming who you are today? How have you shifted and evolved? What lessons came as a result of your challenges? What have those lessons taught you? What is the blessing of your story? How would it feel to tell your story from a place of empowerment versus that of a victim? What would that do for your well-being?
Perhaps your story is not serving a purpose for your highest good. Ask yourself, what purpose is my story serving myself and others? Is it raising my vibration or lowering it? Do I feel a need to hang onto it? Is it time to let it go?
As always, I welcome your comments.
Much peace to you.
Please visit my website www.soulinspiredjourney.com if you feel called to explore more of what I am doing to assist people in becoming more aligned with their inherit well-being and inner guidance.
Disclaimer and credit: This article is not meant to discourage you from searching for answers on your journey. It is meant to inspire your to take a good honest look at the inherit wisdom and answers you hold within and to help you determine the impact your story is having on your overall well-being.
A huge Thank You to the amazing Evelyn Apostolou for her wisdom, teachings, and genuine compassion which served to inspired me in writing this article. A huge Thank You to my amazing husband and daughter who continue to support me and stand by my side, holding space for me to step into my authentic power.
Close your eyes and take a moment to imagine a time when you felt alive with passion and vitality, a time when you felt powerful, confident and invincible. Life was full of equanimity, abundance, health and utmost joy. Everything was occurring with ease in synchronicity and alignment. Sit with that moment and feel it as if it is happening right now. Take your time and notice where you were, who you were with, and what you were doing.
We are all equipped with a beautiful flame that represents our life force energy. Call it God, Universe, Chi, The Divine, The Holy Spirit, Prana, etc. This flame exemplifies our connection to the source of who we really are. It lets us know whether or not we are on a path that is aligned with the essence of our soul, the part of us that holds the profound wisdom of who we are. This flame indicates if we are living a life made up of conscious and deliberate thoughts, feelings, and decisions or if we are living life on autopilot, moving about unconsciously as if we have no control over our own circumstances.
When our flames are low with barely a flicker we feel powerless, full of doubt, anxiety, fear, and depression. We feel overwhelmed, out of balance, disconnected and exhausted. Our life force is diminished. We get stuck in the stories we have believed to be true. We like to think that the outside world is what controls our inner existence. Oftentimes, we look outside ourselves to fuel our flame when in truth we are fully responsible for the strength and resilience of our own flame.
If our intention is to live our lives in authentic alignment then we must tend to our own flame. When our flame is roaring we feel alive with purpose and we can speak our truth knowing that it is coming from a place of love. We radiate confidence and acquire clarity that propels us forward with divinely inspired action in a state of heightened consciousness, a place where we fully love ourselves and recognize our emotional freedom and connection to all that is. Our relationships flourish and life effortlessly flows with balance and ease.
So take a good look at your internal flame. Some of you may be able to envision it deep inside and others may be able to feel it. Notice what comes up for you. Let your intuition guide you in determining the health of your flame.
Recognize that every choice we make, every thought we think, and how we choose to feel are all determining how we are tending to our flame, our innate essence. By living consciously and making choices that are aligned with our hearts we tend to and nourish our flame.
Go back to that moment in time when you felt alive with vitality, balance, and purpose. That time you felt powerful, confident, unstoppable, and when life flowed effortlessly with ease, peace and joy. Sit in this moment again. Bask in it. Feel all of it.
This moment represents a time when your life force roared. What were you doing to care for your own energy? Better yet, who were you BEING? Remember this moment and know that how you tend to your flame is entirely up to you.
Do not underestimate the power of this work. By shifting into a place of connection and alignment with the life force energy you not only begin to heal yourself and those around you, you begin to heal humanity and the collective consciousness. Now, more than ever, your bright and well cared for flame is immeasurably needed for the healing and positive evolution of our world.