We reluctantly entered the world of parenting in our late 20's. I was very focused on building my business, so I was hesitant to start a family, but decided to say "yes" to the new adventure because it aligned with my values of raising a family and making a contribution to the human race. We planned our first, and then planned to have our second about two years later and then #3 came as a surprise very quickly after #2. So we had our first three children in about 3 years, all while my husband was in three grueling years of commuting to law school and I was in my most intense season of growing my business. I look back on those years with fondness, despite the intensity, the fast pace, the demand & the pressure. We waited three years later to have our fourth because we needed to catch our breath, if even just a little bit.
I had a good foundation for understanding food and wellness and I was always an active person, but the years of pregnancies, births, postpartum life, parenting life, breastfeeding, diapers, pumping, and sleepless nights were not my most shining moments of wellness and self-care. I found myself bone weary and mentally foggy. I would wake up to the kids climbing in bed with me and my body felt like it got hit by a truck. I would pull the covers over my head and try to squeeze in a few more minutes while they were still waking up. I started my days feeling way behind and I could never seem to find the energy to catch up. I figured it just came with the territory.
A few weeks after giving birth to our fourth, my sister told me to read a book: The Prime by Dr. Kulreet Chaudhary. This was the turning point. For the first time in my life I was educated on gut health. I started the 4-phase plan suggested in the book almost immediately, and to make a much longer story more brief, the mental fog began to clear, and the energy was returning, I could feel it in my bones. You more deeply appreciate mental clarity and vital energy after it has been missing for a while. This turning point started a journey that I am still walking out today and it has led to many other things. In a way, I feel like it saved my life.
We hear that time is our most valuable resource, but I disagree. Wouldn't it be energy? You could have all the time in the world, yet with no energy to invest or maximize it, what is time worth? Time is the most equally distributed resource in the world...young or old, female or male, rich or poor, introvert or extravert, black or white, smart or stupid, lazy or productive, short or tall, we have all been given 24-hour days. Time does not favor nor does it discriminate; yet not so with energy. Energy is the dividing line. Mental, emotional, physical, spiritual ENERGY is the coveted resource that makes your time worth having.
What if we were all operating at our highest and best levels of mental, emotional, physical and spiritual energy? We would be the change we want to see in the world. Part of my mission is to pass on what I have learned in case it supports you in clearing the brain fog and tapping into your vital energy and mental clarity. Of #AllllTheThings, this is one of my most favorite topics. I'm grateful to be on this journey with you. More coming soon.