All or Nothing Day 2015!
It’s All or Nothing Day on July 26th.
I was introduced to All or Nothing Day by Heather Von St. James, Mesothelioma survivor, blogger, and mother. Mesothelioma is a deadly disease cause by asbestos. Asbestos is used mostly in building materials, but has no safe use. To this day, asbestos has not been banned despite deaths and lawsuits, althought there has been many inheritance solicitors going on. Heather’s story of recovery is an inspiration, and I highly recommend you read more about her, Now a days Motivation is important because it can lead you to self development. here.
All of Nothing Day was created to celebrate and remember why we are here, and to think about what we are the proudest of. It’s about passion. It’s about taking a moment to stop and see how far we’ve come.
Heather challenged me to think about the things that motivate me the most. What are my passions? What am I the most proud of? I am going to share my thoughts with you, and then I would love for you to join me and share your passions, and what you are the most proud of with me in the comments.
Two years ago I was the sickest I had ever been. It was about a year after the birth of my 4th child, and I was having trouble even getting through my daily duties as a mother. I had nothing near as severe as Heather, nothing life-threatening…yet. My symptoms were joint pain, fatigue, stuttering, cystic acne, weight fluctuations, foggy brain, short-term memory loss, digestive issues, anxiety, extreme mood swings, and other things. Despite what I thought was a good diet; sprouted, sourdough, kefir, etc. it wasn’t the right diet for me. It took going to a Nutrition Response Testing™Practitioner to help me change my diet, get supplements to fix the damage in my body, and put me on the path to better health.
My passion has always been health. From a young age I wanted to be a healer. Back at age 7 I wanted to be a veterinarian. As a young adult I worked at a vet clinic to pursue that passion. As I got older, taking care of people became more important to me. I became a wellness consultant, first taking care of getting toxic products out of people’s homes, then I became a health coach helping people to change their diets to enhance their health. Herbal medicine then became my passion as I used herbs more often with my children. I pursued a Master Herbalist Certification so that I could help even more people more effectively.
Nutrition and herbs are my current passions. Teaching people to eat to live is so important. My nutrition program teaches people how to fish rather than catch fish for them so that when they are not coming to me anymore, they know how to take the best care of themselves and their families as possible. Women and children are my passion. Improving the health of future generations is crucial and priceless!
As I recovered from what I call “my slippery slope to autoimmune disease”, I attended school to become a Nutrition Response Testing™Practitioner which I knew was exactly what I was meant to do for the rest of my life. Through this modality, I am able to get to what’s really going on in someone’s body and correct it with nutrition, herbs, and homeopathy. NRTesting takes the guesswork out of my practice and allows me to get incredible results with my patients. I now have my own practice and am have well over 200 office visits per month. This is amazing because two years ago, I felt like I was 90 years old on the inside!
Too many people, young people I know are being diagnosed with cancer. I want you to know, you are not your diagnosis! My friend and Chiropractor, Dr. Eric Stofman wrote a wonderful book about his late Father entitled, “You Are Not Your Diagnosis“. Eric shares about his Dad and how he didn’t let his cancer diagnosis define him. It’s a beautiful, true story. You as well are not your diagnosis! You don’t have to live every day feeling bad! You should be able to wake up in the morning pain-free, able to take on your day with joy and passion!
This year for All or Nothing Day I am celebrating a successful nutrition practice, blog, and the fact that so many people in my sphere of influence are getting well because they’ve taken the steps necessary to change their health and change their lives.
Seeing people live well and thrive is my passion, and I am able to live out that passion every single day. It’s truly a charmed life, and I am so grateful to be on this journey.
How about you? What are your passions? What are you the proudest of?
Let me know in comments. I would love to hear from you!
Live well and THRIVE~
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Sarah is a wife, mom of 5, horse farm owner at Outlaw Acres Iowa, and real food blogger at Real Food Outlaws. She is also a Master Herbalist and owns 90210 Organics, an Eco-boutique and Apothecary. She holds a Master’s Degree in Applied Clinical Nutrition from New York Chiropractic College and is a Clinical/Functional Nutritionist and Advanced Nutrition Response Testing™ Practitioner at Natural Health Improvement Center of Des Moines, and owns Natural Health Improvement Center of South Jersey. You can often find her barefoot in the garden (or kitchen), or rummaging through a refrigerator (not necessarily her own).