Have you ever had one of those moments where you hear something you’ve heard 1,000 times, and it finally lands in a way that facilitates change? Life is all about timing; where you’re at, where you’ve been and where you’re going - all coming to a head. You can seek change, sure, but sometimes the things that *need* some shifting can’t be forced. This is your friendly reminder to be patient with yourself; stay open and humble to the world around you ✌🏼
On the first day of spring each year, I like to do a Poff family winter stat assessment and compare it to prior years. This is my way of making sure our health is continuously improving. In past years before we started our health journey 12 years ago, winter meant very frequent sickness for us. Not anymore! 🙌
For the 2017-2018 winter, we were directly and repeatedly exposed to influenza A & B and strep. Out of 7 in our home:
Fever and body aches: 1 teen for 24 hours.
Trips to doc: 0
What do we do?! We use LOTS of amazing natural health things. (Check out my website for more info.) A significant portion of our budget goes towards those things. Because #healthiswealth
Manmade drugs or vaccines in 10 years.: 0
Fast food in 12 years: 0 (not including Chipotle 😉) Foods/drinks with refined sugars in 7 years: 0
It's only hard at first. But it's actually much easier than being sick all the time. Thank you God for showing us your ways and the things you've given us! 🙌🙌 It doesn't mean we'll live forever or always have perfect health of course. The death rate is currently 100%. 🤔 But it is a 100% better quality of life for the days the Lord does give us! It's so worth it, friends! 👊💗 (And this picture is NOT what Minnesota looks like for this first day of spring 😭❄️)
So happy this family was up for an unconventional family session & let me follow them around hanging out at the zoo. Little ones don’t stay this little forever. Some of my favs are linked in the bio!
(Also, thanks @vannamorghulis for not judging when I screamed as a bird flew by me 😅🤷🏻♀️)
Snow?! Did I hear more snow? These pups were loving it a few weeks back, and so was I, but I think I’m finally ready to put my winter boots and bulky coats away... ... But I’d still love the chance to travel...even if I had to wear the boots @ilovetoroam #iroamiceland contest