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Saying Bye Bye Social Security Disability in 2016

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Saying Bye Bye Social Security Disability in 2016

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By: V Capaldi I am 100% grateful and do not know what I would do without social security disability income (SSDI). I literally have spent my entire everything trying to heal from Multiple Sclerosis (MS) following traditional healthcare until almost homeless or institutionalized and today have little more than SSDI to pay my living expenses. IRA, life insurance, jewelry are all gone with accounts empty.

Yet somehow I have a goal in 2016 to be one of the 1st if not the 1st person in American who has MS who goes off of SSDI.

Did you know the longest and youngest population in institutions in the United States have MS 2nd to psychological disorders?

Did you know that one of the largest populations disabled collecting SSDI in the US have MS?

Being a Wahls Warrior my next HUGE life goal is to become self sustaining once again for the 1st time in 15+ years so that I can turn off my SSDI payments.

This would be a true victory personally & for the community I serve. To let others know that if you stay on the path of conscious living through higher purpose you too can raise the roof on life and living!

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In typical me fashion this does not look even humanly possible if your lens is filled with the narrative that comes from the autopilot of life. When you are a BOSS like me that is never the case.  I chose my narrative and work always toward higher purpose of life and living. This being said anything is possible, nothing happens by accident and I believe with all of my person this really can be true.

I am already a walking miracle!

This shit does not just happen folks. In any way shape or form.  My miracle life is work that has been the outcome of re-programming almost everything about my person, life and environment.  Yet the longer I stay on this path the more joy I have for life and living that produces the certainty that I can break down walls and barriers before me.

My volume is way up!

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I thought it would be nice for me to share my TOP 5 Wellness Tools that aid in my miracle life:

  1.  Aromatherapy:  I have been a huge advocate since being diagnosed with MS and value this in my life daily.  I recommend we diffuse, use and appreciate the power of essential oils. Recommended starter kit: Diffuser, Essential Oil Blend, Tea Lights and you are ready to go.
  2. Angel Cards: Since 1996 these have been a huge part of my intention setting tools that have allowed my mindfulness journey to blossom.  I love Hay House and this product is a great tool in my Bag of Tricks.
  3. Yoga, Yoga, Yoga: I have been a huge fan and avid yogi since 2000. One book I have had and use to this day to aid my practice is by Eric Small. He shares the disease of MS and teaches yoga in a format all of us can approach MS or not.
  4. Meditation:  I do not care how you do it, but do it.  Conscious down time is a must for higher purpose outcomes.  All of the above tools help to create the scared space often needed to get our meditation game on. Download a group app and feel apart of community if that makes it work for you. Whatever it is do it and jump on quieting the mind.
  5. Ball Rolling: Self myofascial release is so critical to my mental and physical well-being it is ridiculous. I literally have a body that works better due to dedicated time ball rolling. I am a huge fan of both Yoga Tune Up and Rad Roller products using both daily in my wellness routine.

I hope all of you will use this time to end the year reflective of highs, lows, lessons, outcomes and whatever else floats your boat.  Also take time to project, dream and design what 2016 should hold for you. If you got it all right what would it look like this time next year?

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Friday's Friend: Tony Ferro, founder of Change MS

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Friday's Friend: Tony Ferro, founder of Change MS

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For this week's Friday's Friend, PBL is so proud to pass the mic to Tony Ferro, founder of Buffalo, NY based non-profit Change MS.  Change MS was created to help people with Multiple Sclerosis feel better physically, mentally and emotionally.  Tony is healing his body through food, movement and mindfulness, and is here to share his story with us.

By: Tony Ferro

MS/Multiple Sclerosis: two simple letters that are short for a complicated condition. Anyone who has MS can relate to the challenges and fears that come when you hear those words for the very first time.

As serious as the disease is, the bond it creates with those that share the same diagnosis is amazing. Anyone I have ever spoken to about the day of diagnosis has the same story, same emotions, same sense of loneliness and not knowing where to turn. It is hard to stay positive when you hear such devastating news. But the moment you leave that doctor’s office is when the journey should begin.

This disturbing news saved my life.   You’re probably thinking, how can being diagnosed with a disease save one’s life? Well, I can assure you my diagnosis turned into a blessing and instead of looking at it as the end; it was my opportunity for a new beginning!

Perception and positive outlook on your situation is key!

If I could give anyone with MS one piece of advice it would to have the right ATTITUDE! One thing my doctors say (and I agree with), is if they could bottle up my attitude and prescribe it, they would. Although, not one of them agrees with me not taking any medications, they are all pleased with my progress and the way I look at things. I have always been an optimistic person, no matter what the situation, and that has helped. Talking about myself isn’t easy for me, but I’ve learned that the more I speak about it, the more positive I am with my own situation. I also find that by speaking my truth, it allows others to open up and talk about their experiences.

Community Matters!

No one should feel alone! One thing that I found lacking in the doctor’s office on the day of my diagnosis was the sense of community. I wanted to talk to someone who had been through the new things I was experiencing, but instead I was left alone with some preprinted literature and my own thoughts… and the answers I could find on Google. WTF is that?! No one should be told something that serious and be sent off to fend for themselves! In my experience, this burden is the heaviest thing to carry with you; holding things in and trying to hide our new fate can cause more harm than good.

Be your own advocate & Embrace Change!

I often ask people after sharing our MS stories, “what are you doing differently now that you have MS”? I press them to consider things like… How are you being proactive and handling the diagnosis? Are you only taking advice from your doctor or are you more aggressive with getting multiple sources of information and not wanting to settle for the normal status quo?

We are an over-medicated and under-educated society. Do I have all the answers? Absolutely not. But leaving the doctor’s office early in 2012 and seeing how devastated my mother was, followed by close friends and of course my family, I found new strength. I was going to be ok. It fueled a thirst for knowledge that I never experienced before.

I intend to keep learning and kicking MS’s ass. But all in all, I’m looking forward to learning about myself. I recently attended a health seminar and met amazing people with inspiring success stories. I also met one of my idols, Dr. Terry Wahls and a new mentor, V Capaldi (or the woman you know as PaleoBOSS Lady®). I can’t help but ask … what if they listened? What if they settled for what they were supposed to do according to their doctor’s orders and ignored their heart? What if they didn’t go above and beyond what they were told? They wouldn’t have these stories to share; they wouldn’t be able to inspire others to do the same.

Don’t settle!! Don’t stop questioning! And don’t stop believing in the power of you.

Through his organization, Tony and the Change MS team have created an amazing community dedicated to raising awareness about MS, providing resources and support,  and empowering people to live their best life.

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Friday's Friend & Grown-Up Back-to-School Recipes

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Friday's Friend & Grown-Up Back-to-School Recipes

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By: V Capaldi At this point I am pretty sure we all know who is my hero, mentor and friend that provided the tools for me to get my life back!  Yup, Dr. Terry Wahls and The Wahls Protocol!  Long before The Wahls Protocol I became a Wahls Warrior.  For over 1400+ days I have been a faithful, devoted and successful miracle under the guidelines for wellness outlined in the best-selling book, The Wahls Protocol by Dr. Terry Wahls.

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In-Person Symposium 2015

This wellness bible is available in both hardback and paperback and

I truly believe it is a must for every household's library.

Many of the concepts, idea's and components of the protocol are lifestyle based on conscious awareness that involve far more than food.  This life changing book explains how and why we got here regarding health and wellness and in addition informs us how to live, eat and move based on our cellular level needs.  An approach like the Wahls Protocol puts you in the driver seat and removes many of the victim filled outcomes the majority of us live with.

In fact 1 in 3 Americans are legally disabled with The Wahls Protocol

poised to change this without drugs or high healthcare costs.

Enter to WIN your FREE copy of The Wahls  Protocol by clicking on my Instagram here to enter. No purchase needed and enter as many times as you like.  The more the merrier is how I see it.

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Healthcare Bible

A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of seeing 1st hand the power of Dr. Wahls, her family and The Wahls Protocol teachings to change lives beyond any healthcare science I have ever witnessed.  None of what took place at the symposium was based around consumer driven principles or sponsored by a drug company as in traditional healthcare.  Instead all was based around accessibility with self-care tools of empowerment shared by the buckets!

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Friday Friend

My FRIDAY FRIEND has been the most important person in my life to date by showing me the way to thrive! Before becoming a Wahls Warrior I was dying a slow and painful death. To find out how amazing Dr. Terry Wahls is click here and check out her stuff.

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Mason Jar Meals Rule

Only because I am an ass would this matter so here it goes...I am sick of Back-to-School being about kids only!

What about us as grown-ups? Do we not matter?

This time of year has always been significant my entire life. As a kid, parent and even later in life yet no one addresses what this means to anyone but kids. Well I have had enough and present: Grown-up Back-to-School Mason Jar meals.

Thanks to my good friends at Breaking Muscle for helping me to make this happen!  Click here for recipes of yum!  Enjoy and stay tuned more recipes coming in September!

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Italian Influence

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How to Dig Deep

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How to Dig Deep

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By: V Capaldi It is amazing this journey we call life.  I find myself guided by a moral code of ethics that has begun to self govern my every move.  So many of my decisions are lead by the knowledge gained living consciously.  Not that this is a bad thing, but a difficult way to try and survive in an international culture that is almost exclusively built upon the auto pilot of life. From fast clothes retailers like H&M to Target and Costco the era of disposable is everywhere and that is the ethical undertone.

We have all heard the term doubling down and most of us will relate it to gambling.  Doubling down often happens many times when the odds are not always appearing in your favor and it is a last stitch effort.  Making the act of 'doubling down' a greater risk offering huge rewards being the motivation.  This is exactly where I would say defines my current life situation.

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Literally I have no idea how I got to this place or life known as PaleoBOSS Lady®.   I do not have one single complaint about the journey I live and continue to live. However in my wildest dreams not for one second would I have predicted my life to include being PaleoBOSS Lady® and all that  being this means to me and others.

Being a miracle and sharing this journey with others is what is driving my life right now

and with every ounce of my person this is my daily truth.

This journey is not easy and a process that involves overcoming odds every day using steps that are in direct opposition almost universally to everyone.  Conscious living is not the norm. Being a miracle is not the norm.  Having both of these principles guide  life choices is not the norm and I have had to dig deeper to maintain this reality more than I have ever in my life. Recently I am digging the deepest I have to date with most of my life decisions happening outside of the cultural norms regarding how to successfully live your life.  I often feel like others see me as a train wreck just waiting to surface where I see myself as a true warrior dedicated to community and activism.

So how do I continue to dig deep when motivated by a gut with a highly defined moral conscious outside of cultural norms?

My Steps:

1.  I am digging deep right now as my life is about to change in some way and I have no real idea how.  I do know I need to prepare mentally for whatever the outcome is and do my best to define all the potential possibilities. Some of them are very scarey and some are quite exciting and wonderful.  When you are a boss like me things are always either one extreme or the other: completely horrific or the greatest thing ever.  Not always has it been the greatest thing ever and being prepared knowing my 'next move' gives me the tools to grow in a forward direction even when things do not always turn out the way I hoped. That does not mean giving up on your journey just allowing  your steps to ride the wave which often means taking a different route.

2.  Balance in all things is always essential and even more when you find yourself digging deep. The tendency is to internalize and fall out of balance when in a life phase where you need to dig deep.  It is important to establish a system that allows an ideal balance of work, self, others, movement and mindfulness efforts.  How that plays out for each of us is an internal conversation that has to happen.  We are all not the same and a 9 to 5 work day may not give all of us the balance we need.  For some of us it is ideal and for others like me not so much.   Cultural norms like this often ask us to put a square peg into a round hole which we know never will be a successful outcome no matter how deep you dig.  Find your balance and work to build the path that works for you.

3.  Listening to your gut is the foundation of digging deep.  Something inside of us was talking so much we decided to finally listen.  The problem is quite often gut chatter is not the most widely accepted and common form of knowledge for solid decision making requirements. Yet without listening to your gut there is no reason to dig deep for the majority of us.  Our gut typically is the most genuine and real response we have. Over time due to cultural norms many of us learn to silence our gut and chose to 'go with the flow.'  Digging deep is usually needed when thoughts are in opposition to cultural norms and your gut most often is driving this need.  If you listen to your gut you will find these steps used often in your life.

All of us have a miracle life available to us.   We may not see it at first glance but it is there.  Waiting for you to grab it and own what is rightfully yours.  Digging deep is an essential element to achieving such a status and the above outlines a good way to assure your journey produces the desired outcome.

Every move I have made since day 1 of being diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis has kept me on the edge of almost all cultural norms and is the foundation of my miracle status.  Listening to my body at every turn and each stage of life has produced a foundation that makes each dig a little easier and filled with more confidence that the energy of life will provide what I need as long as I create the space for it to manifest.

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Dig deep and create space for your miracle life. Why settle for anything else?

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Manifest it baby! #BAM

 

 

 

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Friday Friend & Slow Cooking Artichokes

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Friday Friend & Slow Cooking Artichokes

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By: V Capaldi Last week I missed the Friday Friend feature because I was in Iowa at the Dr. Terry Wahls Symposium and I apologize.  Tried for a Sunday make-up day, but that did not happen either.  Such a test of 'riding the wave' for this Type "A" gal.

I am uber excited to talk about this weeks Friday Friend for 2 reasons.  The 1st is because I love being a Roll Model and sharing the power of Yoga Tune Up (YTU) Therapy Balls!  The YTU balls are one of the most important tools in my wellness "Bag of Tricks" and support my program no matter where or when I need them. I have been an avid Roll Model for over 5 years and my body and person are grateful.

Just as I stalked Dr. Wahls about my amazing healing journey following The Wahls Protocol I stalked Jill Miller the founder of YTU to share with her my healing story of movement using the YTU balls.  The power of self myo-fascial release to help me to "work better in my body" are beyond description and should be experienced by each of you 1st hand!

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Self Massage w/ Jill Miller

I encourage you all to click hereand invest the $15 for a set of YTU balls and get rolling. Literally at the symposium I gave a talk and so many of you were singing the praises of how well your body felt in just that short time. 

Another way to get to know the power of the balls is to invest in a copy of The Roll Modelby Jill Miller.  I am proud to be featured  sharing my story of healing using YTU.  This book has photographs that take the guess work out of the poses and I find it to be the  perfect compliment and very helpful as a YTU fan.   A bible on wellness actually!

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Slow Cooker Lemon Infused Artichokes

Can I just tell you this rules and is delicious beyond words!

What a nice transitional dish from our grilled summer foods to the slow cooking of the fall and winter season.  I have been making artichokes non stop these last few weeks and each time reminded of my family and Italian culture.

Growing up my maternal grandmother made killer Italian stuffed artichoke that inspired the recipe in my Paleo PerfectHolidays e-cookbook.  Enjoy this new version of one of my cultural family favorites!

Ingredients:

3 Artichokes trimmed and prepped (snip off pointy ends using scissors trimming tops and bottom)

1 Lemon

1 Bay leaf

1/4 cup Kasandrino's EVO

Pink Himalayan sea salt

Fresh ground black pepper

1 cup of bone broth or filtered water

Tin Star ghee or Brown Butter melted

Slow Cooker or stove top for 25 minutes covered

Directions:

Place trimmed and cleaned artichoke in Crock pot with 1/4 inch fluid on bottom. Add bay leaf, squeeze lemon, S&P drizzling with EVO cooking slow for 4 hours. Serve with melted Ghee of your choice. Enjoy!

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Changing the World w/ Dr. Terry Wahls

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Changing the World w/ Dr. Terry Wahls

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By: V Capaldi Barely back in one piece and still on an emotional high that will take me at least a month to recover from.  The 2nd Annual Dr. Terry Wahls in-person Symposium just ended and I am speechless.  Simply finding it hard to socialize, idealize and realize all that happened in the last 6 days.  My body has demanded so much attention since I am home my post may seem jumbled and all over the place since my person has had little time to process. #damnit

The 1st thing I want to say that was the most amazing outcome was to have the entire Wahls Family present for the symposium!  Mind blowing they all participated in a BIG ASS way and how much this elevated the bonds, learning and experience of the Wahls Warrior community and how deep it goes.

A huge highlight was to officially meet Zach Wahls.  He has been a hero of mine long before I realized his mother was Dr. Wahls.  Zach opened and MC'd with the level of professionalism, heart and soul the WORLD has grown to love. His  presence is warm, welcome and commanding just like his mothers.  Zach added a huge element to the entire event that was magical.

Zebby whose art is beyond words in my limited vocabulary. She is a young lady who portrays a large dose of self expression, is complex, captivating and beautiful.  In addition Zebby held a key role facilitating testimonials of those like me who have been given the gift of hope and healing from The Wahls Protocol.

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Last, but not least Dr Wahls wife, Jackie shared with much vulnerability her life as a partner of Dr. Wahls and MS.  The bond that was witnessed by each person in the room between these two was deeper than anything I have ever felt or experienced and I am sure I do not stand alone in this feeling.  At one point Jackie shared, to a tear filled room, how she fell in love with Terry's "eye's and heart and that MS did not change that."  Amazing, amazing, amazing.

We were also gifted with another panel discussion that included couples dealing with both life threatening sickness and disease.  Both of these couples gave us full access to their personal lives and how they manifested their healing outcome.  Tears of sorrow, joy and determination where shared by everyone and after all of this I knew each of us had forever changed and become one.

When you live with disease being vulnerable in community is

never really experienced and these events brought me personally to a place of emotion

that lifted my soul to a higher level. 

This years event was about twice the size of last and if offered triple the punch.  A day longer and larger community brought lots of energy and was felt by everyone.  As of today all indications show this outcome to almost be universal with about 1/3 already signed up for next year. 

To be disabled, alone and often isolated in my struggles there is great strength in knowing that I will once again see my FAMILY in wellness and knowing when.  The Dr. Wahls Symposiums are a life line and intergral part of my wellness plan and this year solidified this reality. 

I recommend you all start now saving and plan to attend next year. 

This is a must for the warrior in all of us!

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Dr. Terry Wahls and PaleoBOSS Lady

are proud to share they have developed

The Wahls Protocol Coaching & Practitioner Certification!

For the better part of the summer I have had the honor of working side by side with Dr. Wahls to develop these 2 programs and am thrilled to announce this huge achievement for both of us! 

The official announcement has not happened, but I wanted to give you all a heads up since a soft announcement was made at the conference and on various social media outlets last week. 

If you are interested in information please email me at v@paleobosslady.com.  We are sending email blasts out soon and would love to include you! So far we have close to 100 interested from as far as: Trinidad, South Africa, Greece, The United Kingdom, Canada and more.  Join the movement!

For more information about Dr. Wahls and her work go here: www.terrywahls.com

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Wahls Protocol Plus: A 4 Week YUM Fest in Pics!

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Wahls Protocol Plus: A 4 Week YUM Fest in Pics!

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By: PaleoBOSS Lady® As many of you know I have been a walking miracle since embarking on The Wahls Protocol over 1100+ days ago.  Prior to that my life was on a downward spiral with my health failing at rapid pace resulting in limited to almost no use of my hands & lack of ability to swallow.  #damnit

When I discovered Dr. Wahls her protocol was not as accessibly defined as it is today. I began my journey after watching a Ted Talk & a few DVD's I purchased from Dr. Wahls.  I had no interaction & no idea what I was doing.

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Starting January 2015 I began my 1st conscious attempt at The Wahls Protocol Plus (WPP) & ketosis!  Can I just say that I am loving the 2 meals a day!  In addition I am not feeling hungry, sleeping through the night and my overall meal plans have been delicious, easy, seasonal & damn good!

The hard part for me to date has been the fasting of 12 hours. I find myself an hour short each day yet it has not altered my level of ketosis. It took just 7 days for my strip to show ketosis which is spot on what the average is for most.  I have been able to maintain this except for one night at dinner party where I could not be so sure beyond gluten how clean my food was.

I chose to begin a #90DayManifestingMEChallenge to begin January 1st in conjunction with my WPP.  There are many reasons this decision was made and I am happy to share them with you:

1.  Being a miracle is hard work.

2.  30 days a habit - 60 days you freaking got this - 90 days forget about it!  Since I am PaleoBOSS Lady® we gotta forget about it! (Italian South Philly slang here)

3.  It's time to be quiet.  Manifesting YOUR Life requires you being with you. #ohitgetswild

4.  Being a miracle is hard work.

5.   Fighting for the right to overcome disability to once again lead a self sustaining life requires huge commitment & effort.

As part of the #90DayManifestingMEChallenge I meditate everyday, have at least 2 hours of movement a day, attend 3 yoga classes a week, live by candlelight after sundown, rise & set with the moon, fast 12 hours daily, live in noble silence unless work, teaching or yoga related efforts.   Minimum contact with others and total self immersion!  #BAM

Many of you are probably like "Well good for you sister!" That is never going to happen in my world!  I got kids, family, people in my life!  #damnit

This is MY manifesting me challenge!  I encourage you to create yours!  #whyNOT

Maybe it is taking a moment out of your day to just be, or lighting a candle each night before bed, diffusing oils at your desk, knitting a little each day, painting, walking, dancing…name it!  Only thing to remember is that it has to be from within.  Taking a class or going out with friends does not serve to manifest in this way.  Internal work is needed to manifest which results in shhhhh or in other words #shutthefup

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Enjoy the PaleoBOSS Lady videos of 4 weeks of Wahls Protocol Plus YUM Fest!  I hope they inspire you to realize that conscious eating does not mean boring or not pretty. In addition PLEASE remember that this girl still has to watch how much she uses her hands meaning no remarks like this stuff is hard. #damnit

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I would be honored if your would subscribe to my blog!  This journey is a real time account of what it is like to question the status quo and manifest a miracle life!

The greatest part about being PaleoBOSS Lady is that this journey is accessible to everyone!  The idea's and principles that fill my "Bag of Tricks" truly are available to anyone who!

I promise to keep it real cursing the whole time.  Part of my charm! Namaste and Thank YOU!

 

 

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The Magic of 21 Days of Conscious Living

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The Magic of 21 Days of Conscious Living

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“The disempowered mind believes dreams come true; the empowered mind

knows you bring your dreams to life.” Steve Maraboli

By: PaleoBOSS Lady®

It is no surprise to me that 21 day detoxes many of us do time and again!  I am no scientist, but whatever happens at the 21st day mark is like a body symphony!  Suddenly you realize that this is how you are supposed to be.  No aches, pains, sleeping & having energy are often the outcome at day 21!  You almost wake up & bam feel like a new person, but someone you have met before!

In 2012, I began my Wahls Warrior journey. Prior to that I was gluten free and had done several 21 day protein shake based detoxes and those results are what spearheaded my search for how to use food as medicine. Thankful my search found Dr. Terry Wahls Ted Talk and here I am little miss conscious eater!

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The most amazing thing about my search was food as medicine was not what I was learning.  Stop using food as poison was the clear message!  #ohitgetswild

Once I removed processed big bigness foods, products, medicines and toxic exposures from my life Multiple Sclerosis became a long lost friend. 

Prior it was the family member who was out of control in every way possible. 

MS took my life existence for many years.

MS took my ability to live pain free uninterrupted for over 5+ years.

MS took my eye sight.

MS took my ability to use my hands bilaterally.

MS took my ability to swallow.

MS took my ability to drive, ride a bike and walk.

MS took my ability to remember to use the ladies room.

MS took my ability to play the piano, golf, needlepoint, sew and many things I loved to do.

MS took my friends, family and partners.

MS took my entire life savings.

MS took my ability to live alone.

MS took my ability to be self sustaining.

MS took my ability to no longer be able.

Now that I stop supporting big business & big pharm by questioning my status quo...

I own my life.

I have no pain.

I see very clearly.

I use my hands bilaterally.

I swallow.

I have full bladder function.

I live alone.

I have a Masters in Psychology with a focus on Community & working toward becoming self sustaining again!

A 21 day detox of any kind is a good place to start, but if you want a miracle life that you manifest this should be seen as the beginning and the beginning only.

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True detoxification comes from a life commitment beyond 21 days for true nirvana!

The detox of YOU has to happen for it to bring the results that manifest a miracle! #ohYESidid

Imagine what my life is like for me right now?

I am not kidding PLEASE give me one freaking second and re-read that list above about my life with MS.  Imagine when all of that is happening to you at once.  #hopeless

I freaking wake up every day in shock that I am a walking freaking MIRACLE!

If I am not mistaken history has shown that no one recovers from MS.  In fact, MS is the 2nd largest reason folks are in state institutions in the US and the 2nd youngest population!  #damnit

Somehow I have kicked this shit to the curb and continue to do it every day! #proudofME

If you are doing a 21 day and feel amazing (as you should) would you consider doing it again and make the next one a 45 day?  How about again with the next one a 60 day?  Each time make it more than food? Consider beginning to question the status quo for real.  Maybe look at your cleaning products, cosmetic and skincare and read what the ingredients are and what they mean.  #liveconsciously

What do you have to lose, but having your eyes wide open!?! #whataconcept

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Begin to live a conscious life & the miracle of you will unfold. #worthmorethan21days

Right now we are all the 'miracle' of big business & big pharm.  #ownit

Time to subscribe and thrive with PaleoBOSS Lady®!  Would LOVE it if you would join me on my journey and click the subscribe button.  #whynot

My life journey is nothing short of amazing and I hope you will engage in helping me share the word about manifesting your amazing life!

I do solomely swear to engage and annoy you with each post. Probably a curse or two thrown in cause I cannot help myself. #pottymouthsince5

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Smoothie Palooza!

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Smoothie Palooza!

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PaleoBOSS Lady's smoothie game is relatively new starting in October 2014! I did a short stint with a nutritionist around 2010-2011 focused on whey protein.  Other than that I've never really understood when and how to introduce a smoothie into my diet. #ohitgetswild

I have been a Wahls Warrior for over 1100+ days!  This lifestyle change resulted in an eating pattern change that has me really consuming about two meals a day.  Eating a high fat diet my body does not require more than that.  This makes it hard for me to get all the vegetables and nutrients I need daily. My NutriBullet smoothies have become essential in helping me achieve my Wahls Warrior status regarding veggies! #9cupsaday

Even if you're not following The Wahls Protocol for many of us getting the proper amount of vegetables can be a challenge! A smoothie can provide a delicious and easy alternative! #yippee

Those following a ketogenic diet requiring large quantities of fat I have found coconut milk based smoothies help me to maintain my level of ketosis without using dairy. This is critical for me during my Wahls Protocol Plus phases.

Whatever the reason a smoothie enters your lifestyle here are a few of my absolute FAVS & a reminder that a smoothie does not have be green: #notkermit

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Cacao Berry Blast:

1 cup of greens & frozen organic berries

1/2 avocado

1/3 can coconut milk

3 tablespoons of cacao powder

1 teaspoon of vanilla, turmeric & cinnamon

filtered water

Whip till smooth & creamy!

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Chocolate Peppermint Cacao Nib Smoothie:

2/3 can full fat coconut milk

1/2 cup of cacao powder

1/4 cup cacao nibs (1/2 in smoothie 1/2 on top)

1/2 avocado

9 ice cubes

filtered water

5 drops peppermint essential oil

Blended for about 60 seconds! Pour into Mason Jar and sprinkle with remaining nibs!

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Strawberry Chia Seaweed Smoothie:

2/3 can full fat coconut milk

1 cup of frozen strawberries

1 teaspoon seaweed flakes, cinnamon & turmeric

2 tablespoons chia seeds

1/2 avocado

filtered water

Blended till creamy delicious!

ENJOY EVERYONE!

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Having community is the driving force of my miracle life!  Community is what keeps me fighting the good fight!  #blahblahblah

Manifest your miracle life! #BAM

 

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How To Meditate in 5 Easy Steps

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How To Meditate in 5 Easy Steps

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By: PaleoBOSS Lady® The first time I made a conscious effort to start meditating was 1996. I just suffered a severe Multiple Sclerosis attack and was desperate to find calm within the storm. I bought tapes, books and magazines and devoured as much information as I can find.

At the time I was living in Delaware and access to holistic intentions like this were often difficult to access community. So off I went to the Golden Door in Escondido, California. During my time at the Golden Door active daily participation in medication classes happened coupled with much internal 'work'.  The beauty of this was each day students were offered various forms of meditation.  By the end of my week stay I had several variations in my "Bag of Tricks!"

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The key to success for me was to continue the practice and identifying how to best accomplish this.  It's funny because only recently has my mindset regarding meditation changed.  A conscious effort to meditate is not a meditation practice.

A practice of meditation comes without effort and is commonplace in your life.

Today, PaleoBOSS Lady® meditates using several variations all based on the day, the moment and the intention. The greatest thing about meditation is learning and accepting the myth of sitting down in a cross-legged position and chanting is bull shit.

Meditation can be done however you define and that is the most empowering message of all!

How to Meditate in 5 Easy Steps:

1. Spend time figuring out how to be most comfortable enabling you to eventually achieve the goal of quieting your mind. Quite honestly this can be any way you want! Sitting, standing, lying, legs up, legs down, cross-legged even walking is acceptable regarding meditation.

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For me personally this position evolves and changes. Living in constant conversation with your body allows for this with ease. You may identify several positions that work for you based on these conversations. The key is to listen for the answer.

2. Find the space that works for manifesting a quiet mind during a practice. Consider the space sacred for at least the time the meditation is happening. Your sacred space can be different and evolving just as you practice is.  However, setting an intention within the space is a critical element that remains regardless.

I often find once I locate the space certain elements within the space are essential to the mindset to have the space feel sacred. Lightening candles, diffusing essential oils,  listening to music or sounds playing in the background  & even being out doors works.  Many times I find myself yearning for the sound of air & the feel of sun, wind or rain on me as the sacred space.

Incorporating elements to enrich the experience should also be part of the conversation when creating your sacred space.  Be comfortable asking yourself what makes your space comforting to you!  No body, but you and for that moment!

3. Download an app with a meditation timer! I love this and it makes it easy because many of them offer wonderful meditative sound effects to start and end your practice. I personally use Insight Timer and love how it shares how many other people worldwide are meditating with you! The power community once again speaks with this little feature in the app!

In lieu of downloading an app, I recommend getting a timer and/or a bell to be used to start and stop your practice. Little gongs and triangles are often used once again personal preference is essential.

4. Start slow without expectation beyond commitment! I recommend starting with a five-minute commitment for at least three days a week. It is recommended that you not be fully awake when engaging in your practice. Typically I've consumed about half a cup coffee before meditating. Define what this means for you and for many the state of mind needed to accomplish a successful practice happens before going to bed. No rules here just breath and quiet your thoughts.  If your mind is busy no pressure.  Just remind it that it is quiet time!

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Gradually and at a sustained pace increase your time. There are no rules beyond honest conversation that continues on a path of self growth that often feels uncomfortable coupled with real commitment to quiet the mind!

This should be a lifestyle change and not a short-term resolution. Therefore there is no race to the finish and often slow and steady is the best way to roll.

5. Change your mindset or fake it till you make it regarding meditation. A conscious life requires balance and with balance comes daily large doses of self-care. To include dedicated time to a meditation practice should never be an issue when you are living a conscious life.

I know you're all thinking sounds great in theory, but there's this thing called life!

I honestly have to tell you that the first step of a conscious life is realizing what's important for you to manifest your life. Some of you may not believe meditation is important or needed. I am not going to argue this point.

The only way to find out is to allow for 30 to 60 days of some form of commitment to a practice and see. Science, personal experience and history have shown that meditation increases quality of life for those practicing. What you have to lose?

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If anything I said offended you than you MUST subscribe to my blog! Kidding.

I hope something engaged you however that manifested.  Offensive is not what I am going for, but I will take it because it means you were engaged.

Consider subscribing to this great blog by this gal who considers herself a walking miracle!  Overcoming secondary progressive MS is not easy and it is the community of YOU that encourages my journey.

Long story short…is just subscribe and lets manifest life together!  Kicking ass the whole time!

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Vision Board to Reality in 5 Easy Steps!

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Vision Board to Reality in 5 Easy Steps!

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By: PaleoBOSS Lady® As many of you know doing a vision board each year is one of my most thought about, important and sacred acts of the year!

A vision board provides the roadmap toward manifestation of life for this BOSS Lady!   I still have vision boards from a few years back that if laid out would paint a picture of my path.  A path that has intention, direction and a willingness to see options in growth.

Overcoming a disease that has shown to offer the opposite reality for others is no small feat! In fact it is a daily committed challenge to keep such a disease at bay.   This does not just happen!   I often say to others, " don't let my good looks fool you!"

Making this look easy and never letting you see me sweat are mantras that living by often offers confusion on the part of  others.  

This is hard ass work and not for the faint at heart!

It all starts with the board!  Spending time creating a vision board is an easy, inexpensive way to begin manifesting your dreams toward reality.  Top 5 steps to making a Board to Reality RoadMap!

1.  Have a chat with your self!  Call yourself up and say, "Hello life what do I want? Where do I want to be? What kind of person do I want to be?  How do I want to spend my time?  With who do I want to the spend my time? "    Began asking yourself questions and answering.

Vision board should offer a 12 month focus. When creating the board is recommended that the steps somehow be shared within the board.  An example could be regarding fitness: you might start with committing one hour a week for the first month and then reevaluate, but the overall focus is fitness will be a focused effort from this point forward.  On the board this could be shown with picture of sneakers and also a yoga class. A progressive experience artistically portrayed is the desired outcome.

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2.    Party Planner or Party Pooper?   Finding out how  you would like to represent this year is a logical next step.   The great thing about vision boarding is that it creates a fun party as well as a terrific solo experience! Each year my desire changes regarding my vision board celebration . Most often this is a reflection of the direction I'm heading.

Many years the desired outcomes create a more  internal or external focus. This can help to influence how I choose to create  my board.  Starting with a group can be viewed however it fits best: as a great to kick off to an externally focused year or to celebrate becoming internal in 2015!

The beauty of  Vision Boarding is the outcome is what you desire!  Asking yourself the question needs to happen because energy leads the process of good intention. 

3.   The space! The location for creating and the process that will happen needs to be thought out and planned! I personally like to have options remaining flexible for most aspects except for the date.

The week between Christmas and January 2 is the time my vision board is made each year! #howiroll

Think of the space as an altar to your life purpose and dreams. Such a sacred reality deserves strong consideration. I prefer in my home with the ritual of movement through music before, during and after. Followed by a food celebration similar to an Italian holiday! Culturally a meal solidifies thoughts and actions!

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In the past few years, I've begun adding an ocean/beach experience to the process of boarding. #healingenergy

Some time around the making of the board I hit the sand to allow for deep breaths of salt air and the memories that are filled with this life energy! Doing this allows for awareness of the sacred spaces internally ingrained in my person and myself that are my grounding forces.

4.   Get organized!   Don't be scared this is actually quite simple and can be done borrowing from others, hitting the dollar store as well as sifting through your house and seeing what you have!   This PaleoBOSS Lady®  didn't have use of her hands for many years creating traditional vision boarding and impossible reality. Cutting, pasting and collaging require so much in the use of hands there was no way this would ever be my reality. I began to create boards however I wanted and the experience became even more affirming!

Considering your board as an artistic expression of outcomes gives you the freedom to create the board how ever you want!   The sky is the limit and there are no rules other than a concentrated effort needed to produce any outcome! #ohitgetswild

5.  Enjoy yourself!   Allow yourself to bask in the glory of your life! Map out a clear path that's focused toward dreams becoming realized!  Prepare your altar and sacred space with the energy needed to inspire dreams mapped out consciously by you!

Light a candle, have a glass of wine, listen to music whatever you need to allow yourself to enjoy with intention the manifestation of dreams becoming reality!

Once the board is complete the placement is critical! You need to see it everyday with concentrated effort!  Why make the damn thing if you do not use it??? #ohyesIdid

I have found that my morning movement is where I like to have my board. This way I start my day affirming my roadmap with a clear understanding of where I am headed and the steps to get there.

Dreams becoming reality don't often happen unless you actively are aware of what your dreams are and what you're doing to make them happen! 

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The best advice I can give anyone regarding vision boarding is flexibility in thinking is critical to living a life dreams are made of!   Rigidity of the mind, spirit and body do not allow the movement of energy needed to manifest dreams!

Life is alive and  cannot be contained! It needs to be embraced and understood as a privilege and a right!  Make it one of manifesting dreams or not.

If anything I said here matters at all I would love it if you would consider subscribing to my blog! Being a miracle is hard work and having people engage is what keeps me inspired to continue this path.

With one in five Americans disabled I'm sure many of us know someone who might be enlightened about my conscious journey. Maybe consider sharing with others!

Happy holidays to you and yours and all the best in 2015! Health, happiness and dreams realized are always my wishes for you! I thank you for being here. Namaste.

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How to Kick Fear Out For Good...

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How to Kick Fear Out For Good...

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By: PaleoBOSS Lady®

"I would like to think this all started when I first became sick, but the reality is I was born into fear." 

The fight or flight mentality that most of us experience during intense times of life have been present in my life since birth. So many of us born into dysfunctional, addictive  and abusive families live in fight or flight from infancy into adulthood.  Many of us living this emotional reality for a lifetime.

This certainly held true for PaleoBOSS Lady® for the first 40+ years of her life! #truth

For the 2nd half of my life I lived in fear of a disease whose track record had shown to leave its victims:  alone, penniless, homeless, bedridden and/or institutionalized.

Fear is that the only thing in my life that I could count on!  #damnit

Until it stopped serving me… #f*cker

In 2006,  I directed my life to began ownership of self rather than a fear driven existence.  I knew without this drastic change of the status quo my life was headed for disaster! #writingonthewall

I literally packed up my bags and moved to Beverly!  #venice

Fast-forward and here I am a living miracle whose life is no longer motivated by fear!  #applause

This outcome did not happen by accident, easily or without consequence.  Fear in our culture is used as a tool in almost every interaction we have. #bam

The final removal of fear for my life was the biggest jump I had ever taken!   The outcome of this jump has granted the biggest leap of my life to date and responsible for PaleoBOSS Lady®  becoming her own miracle!

Without removing fear from my person being a miracle could not happen! #heardithere

Below are steps outlining how to kick fear to the curb & gone from your life for good!  These steps are based on psychological principles that produce effective outcomes.

Roll up your sleeves & lets get conscious!  #jumponit

7 Steps to Kicking Fear Out of Your Life for Good:

1.   Agree to own your life!   That means 100%!  A conscious reality removes fear from daily existence.  This does not mean to no longer be able to "ride the wave of life" or "go with the flow: it means to be aware of your standards so that the "ride" and the "flow" match your identified moral obligation and person.  All the time.  Always. Without question.

2.   Surround yourself with community!   Community matters so much across so many areas in life!  Building many different communities to support your conscious existence removes a tendency toward fear.  The power of community has been known to create miracles since the beginning of time.

3.   Get moving!  Energy that sits in the body becomes toxic waste. Movement, sweating, deep breathing and pushing oneself past your comfort zone are essential to kicking fear out of your life!  Done alone, in a group or with community movement is critical to understanding fear and eliminating fear!  Some of the most harmful toxins live in our bodies & a good sweat often must happen to remove them without question.

4.   Bye-bye toxic people! Now it's time to look at every single solitary relationship for its mutual value in your life.   This exercise often can be the hardest because we find that the majority of people in our lives are toxic. Leave personal judgement at the door & get serious with yourself.  

I found this a HUGE challenge and chose to hibernate and walk away from everyone for 6 months indoors and slowly connecting with others over the next few years to the present day. This becomes even more challenging when those relationships are familial or long-standing. Without removing & limiting exposure to toxic people fear will continue to grow as if it were in a petri dish.

5.  Love yourself! The only way to fake it till you make it in this regard is to truly "put yourself 1st!" Above all others and without fail!  I'm not kidding and this is no joke! There are many times you may find your self fatigued, mentally exhausted or just not in the right place overall to do something that is expected  and you still do it. Stop it!  Most often our body is telling us something and we need to pay attention!  The longer we stop listening the more reason we have to be fearful. Listening means loving and working in harmony with our person mentally & physically!  Fear literally has no where to go when you truly love yourself!

6.  Slow the F down!  Somehow our subconscious life has taught us time is our enemy! Time is on our side and we are best served enjoying the seasons, going for long walks and allowing for afternoon naps! This should replace the current reality of  then running on little sleep, never seeing sunrise or sunset and seldom taking vacation/time off from life!   The art of consumerism alone is what drives our pace today!  A conscious existence  should result in an immediate ability to enjoy small pleasures and slowing your role.

7. Manifest your life!   This is the most important and challenging part of kicking fear to the curb!   The point where you become certain of your path, your purpose and your role and now set out to affirm its reality. Manifesting can only happen when doubt and fear are completely removed from your being and on every level.   This work is focused and conscious!  Manifesting requires time dedicated with concentrated effort focused on potential outcomes that produce life dreams!

My father  always told me, "I could do anything I wanted if I put my mind to it!" I have always believed this dating as far back as the second grade, but somehow for most of my life Multiple Sclerosis keep winning!  No matter how hard I tired to believe my Dad!  I began to question the mantra that had always proved true throughout my entire life that hard work equals results!

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I remember learning about the power of fear in a Narrative Therapy class in my BA  program. For the first time in my entire life I was able to see fear within me and the power it had. From that moment on I knew this was the missing piece for me to hold true the mantra my father always told me! I had to overcome FEAR!

Since overcoming fear my life daily is experienced in an elevated state of goodness! These are not words of a Southern California 'hippie', but words based around life experience!   A conscious existence that produces manifested realities can be nothing short of Nirvana!   Not a single argument will ever prove this not to be true in anyone's life from the lens of PaleoBOSS Lady®!

The final hurdle for this gal to remove fear for my life focused 100% primarily on my health care team! Imagine what a challenge it is to realize toxicity lies within the team entrusted with your wellness?   With all of the above steps in place I was able, with the help of community, to finally say to 'goodbye' to fear and hello to life!

This week I am celebrating 1 year of being 100%  fearless!  #holla

The decision to jump and manifest my life reality has produced a miracle and it is me!  Almost daily my life offers me concrete signs that fear is gone and dreams do come true!   It is amazing what happens when life gives you what you bring to it!

Without fear life is no longer a waiting game and no longer a power struggle!

Life is all about living it to the fullest, all day, every day! #howiroll

 Come and get it!

If anything at all that you've read speaks to you in any way I would appreciate  you subscribing to my blog! Being a miracle is hard ass work and  a community of readers produces the wind in my sail.

Maybe share the blog with family & friends!   This would elevate you hero status immediately!  Who doesn't want to be a hero?

So it takes like three seconds, but who's counting?   Just do it and THANK YOU! PBL

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Travel Tips for Conscious Eaters...

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Travel Tips for Conscious Eaters...

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By: PaleoBOSS Lady® Watching the spread of empowerment offered through The Wahls Protocol® is almost a daily nirvana for this BOSS Lady!  More and more I am elevated with joy at the outcomes of wellness many are achieving!

 Thank you Dr. Wahls for giving us the tools to heal ourselves!  #empowerment

One of the hardest parts of being a Wahls Warrior is traveling!  So many ask me about how to make this work & this blog post is dedicated to the world traveler in all of us! #knowledgeispower

PaleoBOSS Lady's Top 10 Travel Tips for Warriors!

1.  Preparation is key to any successful trip that includes following the protocol. Just like daily 'non-vacation' living requires Warrior planning travel does too and actually tends to step this need up a peg.  #damnit

No complaining allowed because you are on vacation and planning more seems like an oxymoron.  Consider the alternative is all I am saying.   #bossladyhere

Yoga Tune Up® Therapy Ball Rolling is GREAT for travel!

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2.  Consider accommodations that offer a kitchen. With many travelers using Airbnb & VRBO this reality is easy & economical to make happen.  This option has offered PaleoBOSS Lady  at least one compliant meal a day on average and always a safety zone when finding meals out an impossible task.  Not to mention the savings traveling this way!  #nirvana

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3.  When staying at a hotel call and ask for a small refrigerator to be put in the room.   Many if not most hotels do this on a regular basis.  This way you can keep items on hand that are compliant if you are traveling with your own food of any kind.

4.  Pack a travel kit of hard to find items or must haves!  Many times PaleoBOSS Lady has shipped ahead items to a vacation destination!  Makes a huge difference and most travel destinations have no problem receiving deliveries!  #ohitgetswild

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5.  If you are like me & love food many vacations have 'destination' dining spots on the list of must do's.  When an eating event is known way in advance than call the restaurant.  Be honest & tell them how food is your medicine  and it can easily turn into your poison and can they help you?  It seems that anywhere, but in LA the answer is always yes!  #ohyesidid

6.  The secret is in the planning?  A Wahls Warrior needs to plan vacations with food, mindfulness and movement accounted for on the itinerary.  #notestep1

7.  Search the internet for recommended spots that are Paleo or Wahls compliant.  More and more are popping up & I recommend looking at the latest food bloggers websites.  Especially if they have just published a cookbook because many of them are touring around for signings posting the food spots they are hitting during the tour! #bam

8.  Lighten up a little and don't get yourself crazy over food not being cooked in the right fat for a few days!  Not going to lie and say after a while this does not bother me because I do notice when I am not living optimally.  How I extend this outcome is by increasing my movement and mindfulness work during vacation! Not to the point of being out of balance, but I may add a little extra breath work or longer meditation time.

9.  Planning is essential to being a successful Wahls Warrior!  #refertosteps1and6

10. Don't travel to places that do not offer you optimal best life living options unless you have no choice.  I know in an ideal world we want to be able to go everywhere and see it all, but this reality is not realistic and that is that.  #SoBOSSy

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PaleoBOSS Lady has been a living miracle as a Wahls Warrior for over 1000 days and it does get easier over time, but it is not easy!  Nothing about living with disease is easy!  

Anywhere I go I always have something like a bag of nuts, almond butter packet, a bar or fruit on my person so that I will never go hungry.  Long gone are the days of panic because there is nothing I can eat.  #learning

Never does a situation happen that I starve, but I have been out and unable to eat what was being served.  This used to make me mad until I changed my lens.  Now I feel more empowered to promote the movement by example as I am reminded that so many are still blind to the self poisoning our food system is causing their bodies!

Not a day goes by that PaleoBOSS Lady does not hear that she has inspired, engaged or empowered someone to live consciously and that is the greatest joy of all!   No longer does PaleoBOSS Lady get mad when being a Wahls Warrior is hard instead it reminds me of how important my mission as a warrior really is! #teachbyexample

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If anything I said inspired, engaged or empowered you please consider subscribing to my blog.  This cursing fool does have some amazing wisdom that might just help you to become your own miracle!

Oh yeah and it is 100% FREE and accessible to everyone! No matter who you are!  

Maybe even share my shit too. That would be super rad and very kind hearted of you!  Just saying.

Well enough of my nonsense and I hope this helps you to somehow stand a little taller than before you read it.  #ohitgetswild

 

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The 1st Ever Dr. Terry Wahls In-Person Symposium Wrap Up

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The 1st Ever Dr. Terry Wahls In-Person Symposium Wrap Up

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By: PaleoBOSS Lady®

"100% compliance not 80% compliance!"

Dr. Terry Wahls

Words will never express the gratitude I feel to have been the one to open the symposium!  I still cannot believe this & that I am my own miracle! Enough already!

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From the moment we looked into each others eyes for the 1st time we knew.  Each of us knew the other

like we have for a lifetime. None of us needed to share anything to get to this place!  

One of the most magical experiences of my life happened at the symposium with the above two sentences describing it!  We all knew Dr. Wahls would empower us, but the community that happened, the family that developed and the spirit that remains are beyond forethought of any kind.  We became a family as soon as we met eyes!  #universally

The location of the event at http://prairiewoods.org set the tone from the word go!  This magical venue offers a very Frank Lloyd Wright feel with the indoors coming in!  Complete with meditation room, outdoor patio and a labyrinth the venue was an outstanding choice with lodging and meals available to several of our travelers.

The kitchen at Prairiewoods and Rodney the manager are the icing on the cake!  Volunteers cooked the most amazing, Wahls complaint food for all of us to enjoy and be inspired by!  Served with love and treated with care every step of the way are what all of us encountered at this facility! Rodney is quite simply the greatest life energy you could ever imagine making us feel at home every step of the way!  #Bravo

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Made With Love!

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Having an intimate setting and the presence of Dr. Terry Wahls for 1.5 days

was a nirvana moment for all of us.  

Dr. Wahls took attendees through a handful of functional medicine forms that are used to draw a roadmap regarding our life and the significant events that have taken place.  Many of the events noted question the status quo and step outside of the questions a 'traditional' doc would normally ask!

Were you delivered vaginally?  

Did you experience a lot of antibiotics in your life?  

What type of fillings do you have?  How many?  

Any emotional trauma in your life?  

All drawing a picture that often shows a path of repeated abuses.  Which will need to be healed at the cellular level to create change of disease course.  Symptom management is not offering this option and that is the basis of traditional healthcare today. The Wahls Protocol is designed to aid in cellular healing! #BAM

The Wahls Protocol is designed to offer optimum nutrient density to aid and promote healing through the food you eat.  For several hours Dr. Wahls talked about how this is done and gave detailed information supporting the book. All attendees were able to ask questions during a daily Q&A that addressed anything from food as medicine to types of shoes to wear!

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Every attendee was given a roadmap to maximize their efforts toward wellness using The Wahls Protocol (TWP).  It was noted that many arrived participating at some level regarding food, but very few focused beyond food.  TWP is much more than food and Dr. Wahls stated this quite often!

We were taken step by step through a stress relieving self massage and encouraged to continue to identify ways to incorporate these types of activities into daily life.  In addition, Dr. Wahls stressed yoga, the water, Pilates, Sauna and Electric therapy.  In addition to ice paths, bone broth &  strengthen training being noted as vital to success.  Focus on how  to keep muscle mass up to maintain wellness.  Dr. Wahls suggested meeting with a physical therapist to get a plan in place.  No matter what get moving was a clear message! #daily

Each step of The Wahls Protocol involves talking with your doctor.  Dr. Wahls offered insight into how you can educate your own doctor to her findings and those in functional medicine.  Dr. Wahls shared how often a doctor may not be receptive suggesting  ways to help manifest change.  #ByExample

In addition, Dr. Wahls spoke about the people in your life and how important this element is!  She stressed toxins are not only in food.  You need to surround yourself with those who are supportive and understanding of your life, person and situation.  Community matters and was stressed as well.

I am certain that if anyone came to the symposium without community left with community!  #Magic

Finally the message was about creating a plan and sticking to it!  100% no questions asked and just do it!  No 80%, no cheat days, no nothing!  Compliant and that is it.  In order to do that set baby hurdles knowing you will get there.  Maybe just give up gluten 1st!  Maybe sugar.  #DoSomething

Developing a road map and journaling this offers a path to success that has changed Dr. Wahls life and many others.  Nothing happens overnight, but hard work does pay off.  The future is bright for all of us as we continue to learn about how food heals with leaders and visionaries like Dr. Wahls leading the way!

 

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So many sponsors and give aways it was like Christmas!  Everyone went home with a present and that was so well thought out!  Discount codes and support at every turn were a constant theme felt and encountered!  Dr. Wahls was accessible, supportive, loving, warm, smart, funny and a real trooper answering question after question from a room full of eager healers!

The Board of Directors of which I am  a part of consists of simply the greatest group of people you could ever imagine!  This event was my 1st in person meeting & my heart is overflowing with love, respect and admiration! #WeRock

All of us agreed the movement is growing and we are a Wahls Warrior Family!  Anyone following the protocol or thinking about it join us as we question the status quo in an effort to live our best life by changing our own personal narrative regarding healthcare! #selfcareishealthcare

Next year we decided to meet and go dancing in the streets! #MiraclesHappeningAllTheTime

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I am Addicted to my Chaos Known as MS:

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I am Addicted to my Chaos Known as MS:

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By: PaleoBOSS Lady® How fucked is that title?  Right?

Hate to sound like a broken record, but since graduation I have been in a mind space that is completely wild.  #blahblahblah

1st: I sleep for 2 days once I officially get my Antioch walking papers and flash mob taken care of!  #partofmycharm

Adrenal fatigue maybe?  

7 years of waking up at 3-4am 7 days a week to read/write papers while self healing from secondary progressive MS finally caught up maybe??!!!  #brickhitsforehead

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2nd:  I run around like a chicken with her head cut off post graduation trying to get a 'job' like everyone else!  Somehow forgetting that I still do have MS and probably need a little help.  In addition I need accommodations.  #charmsmarm

3rd...

CAN I GET A DRUM ROLL FOR THIS???

I learn that I often find myself at a loss without the devastation MS causes in my life!  #fuckedupright  

I remember when my mom got sober I was in AL-ANON and realized that I was struggling to live in the sober world. Finding the chaos of life the norm and it hard to live in the calm space of mothers sobriety.

Well guess what? This BOSS Lady is right back at the same spot! #listening

Be careful what you wish for is often a life reality for me.  I would never change my wellness and continue to dedicate myself 100% to sustaining this outcome.

Changing the narrative of your life often allows for 'openings' that create new possibilities for oneself.  #iamabosslady

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I had to take ownership for the loss of the chaos caused by MS.  PBL had to began to focus that energies loss toward something intense but  not harmful to myself.

By listening I realized the chaos of MS shall become the chaos of ownership! #iownmylife

Owning your life is harder than anything MS has ever thrown my way!  I actually believe that without this step MS will own me!

#byebyeMS and don't let the door kick you in the ass!  This BOSS Lady owns her shit.  All day & everyday!

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LA Farmers Market = Gluten ridden food?

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LA Farmers Market = Gluten ridden food?

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First I must say I LOVE culture and tradition!  It is the core of my Italian soul!  My 1st trip to LA was on business and I had an extra day off between meetings thrown in so I took a trip to the LA Farmers Market!  I remember seeing my 1st celebrity at the market and enjoyed strolling the quaint vendors & shops.

A good friend posted on Facebook, "Did anyone want to go the 80th Anniversary Taste Of?" $35 for 50 different tastings this is for me!  The Market has an engaging history and this visit was 2o years overdue! #timeflies

A Farmers Market is certainly going to have healthy fruit, veggie and meat options. With 50 food options at $35 this was exciting and going to be perfect!!!

NOT SO MUCH! (a strangers plate of food pictured. #OMG)

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I find it irresponsible for anyone in the food industry to not take notice to what a movement like Paleo is saying beyond what you can and cannot eat. Especially when you have 50 chances too make this happen!

Paleo is not a damn diet or fad it is a movement! A movement of eating consciously!

I don't have a gluten sensitivity, I DO HAVE an issue that 85% of the food available to me in the grocery store & served at restaurants includes processed/chemical ridden shit!

How did we get here and why are comfortable staying? I do not for one second ever consider I gave up pasta.  I gave up killing myself and I AM NOT LYING.  #LITERALLY

Simple steps like:

Maybe Magee's House of Nuts next year will offer nut samplings rather than sandwiches.

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On the flip side Magee's Kitchen offered the BEST OPTION  for anyone with food sensitivity with their delicious Chicken, Asada Tacos on corn tortilla's!

I look forward to next years event and hope that someone wakes up in LA and organizes an event that respects the culture of all those who support the market!  Many of us do not eat nor want processed food especially at a FARMERS MARKET event!

#WAKEUPLA

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The Miracle of Raw Rita...

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The Miracle of Raw Rita...

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By: PaleoBOSS Lady™ OMG I just cannot believe how much this shit is right in front of my eyes, happening in record time & still people look at me like I have 7 eyeballs.

My dog has officially been named Raw Rita!

Rita SUFFERED from severe airborne & food allergies since the age of 3 & she is almost 11 years old.

Rita on average was on steroids 4 months out of the year.

Had the worst dandruff & dry skin.  

Lived with constant ear infections (costing $750/yr on average.)  

Unable to spent time outside ever.  

Always locked up when company came fearing food falling.  

Was injected with a "special" allergen to help her symptoms (which was bullshit & so costly even w/ a HUGE ass discount).

Rita almost died (costing $16,000/once)  from her "severe/worst case they ever saw" allergies.  #BULLSHIT

Start of this year Rita weighted in at 16 pounds & was unable to get up a single step while snoring all day long. 

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Rita went Paleo just like her Momma January 2014.  We did cooked mainly because this BOSS  Lady thought slow and steady for an old girl was the right approach with plans to go raw January 2015.

Rita lost a little weight and definately had more energy & her coat started looking better.  

Warm weather arrived on the day we moved & the hot spots, biting till blood everywhere, itching, ear infections, dandruff, ALL OF IT arrived in full force!!!

The 1st day of summer type heat & it ALL went down. Really???

#DAMNITSHITFUCK

I ran for the steroids & chemical ridden cream eager to lather her in its madness. #COMEHERERITA

As my sweet baby girl lay on the bathroom rug agreeing to be poisoned once again I THANKFULLY  had a moment of clarity & just STOPPED!

I am not doing this cycle ever again.  At that moment I committed to start to treat Rita like me regarding how she lives her life! #WHATACONCEPT

I ran to the local pet store settling on TeaTree based bath gel & sprays, aloe rubs and a soft collar to stop the blood sore bite-a-thons (these always resulted in at least a $250 vet visit per year.)  #OVERIT

Spraying. Bathing. Spraying. Bathing.

Collar on.  Collar off.  Collar on. Collar off.

Hot compresses. Cold compresses.  Hot compresses. Cold compresses.

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#FUCKMYLIFE #REALLY

One day I am sharing my "tragic story" to a dear friend who simply says, "oh yeah my dog same thing and we went Paleo raw and it cured everything."

#OFCOURSEITDID #BAM #BAM #BAM

Next day I did research & ordered Raw Duck with veggies!

Suddenly we renamed Paleo Rita to Raw Rita.

All I can tell you as astonishing as my life reality is this dogs is equal!  

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My kid, the groomer, a dear friend & anyone who knows my LITTLE DUMPLING stops dead in their tracks compelled to ask what happened!

She has lost weight for sure, her coat gorgeous, running, playing and Raw Rita does not snore.

The best news: NO BITING, NO SORES, NO EAR ITCHING & NO INFECTIONS!

#NOTAGODDAMNTHING

I don't have 7 eyeballs so stop looking at me like I do.

Almost everyone looks at me like I do when I tell them that all I did was change Rita's food !

#YUP  #DAMNRIGHT

Raw Rita is given organic raw meat mixed only w/ veggies.  Instead of expensive prescription, out of a bag, dry food that a vet had to supply  filled with a list of chemicals one can not pronounce! 

#CONSUMERISM

2 days shy of 3 weeks & my baby girl just became her own miracle just like her Momma!

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#QUESTIONTHESTATUSQUO

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Final 25 is how PBL is rolling...

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Final 25 is how PBL is rolling...

By: PaleoBOSS Lady™ In case you missed all of my other amazing kick ass blogs I can get you up to speed…

I recently graduated with a Masters of Arts in Psychology and have been freaking out about what I am going to do with my life!  I also recently self healed from secondary progressive Multiple Sclerosis and now have my life back!

This situation has been oppressive for me. Literally! Hard to get my head of the pillow kind of bullshit!

Or hard to get my head on the pillow!  Nothing has been feeling right and I have been depressed!

PaleoBOSS Lady never get depressed and I can count 2 times in 51 years that I identified with anything other than happy!

For the last 4 weeks I have worked hard personally & in therapy to identify what was happening and how to change the narrative.  Instead of being proud of me I was miserable!

Problem for me was that I kept trying to answer my life question through the lens of my culture and not the lens of PBL!

My cultural lens had me believing I needed to get a "job", pay my bills in hopes of growing my life and that I needed to build a nest egg working hard long hours to get ahead.

God Damn it since the age of freaking breathing I have been self sufficient, financially stable, lived with excellent credit and at this phase in my life all of these are secondary to me.

I do not give a god damn about my credit score (which is 800…of course it is)!  I give a damn about my happiness and leaving my mark!

JUST JUMP!

 

PaleoBOSS Lady hopes for 50 more great years, but would rather plan as if it is my FINAL 25!

That being said after long hours of self reflection, talking to loved ones, working with my therapist and chatting with my dog: PBL officially "jumped" this week into the world not following the rules once again!

I have decided to commit myself to this mission of conscious living without a clear plan and am willing to be lead by the power of the human spirit!  Quite honestly I did not know I was going to be PaleoBOSS Lady and continue to be overwhelmed with my life reality.

The best thing I can do is inspire, engage and empower others by LIVING my life consciously and publicly.  I am officially an open book!  My life is my job no matter what!  End of story.

I am my own miracle and that should be enough to leave my mark on life. Now to teach others...

"Your greatest self has been waiting your whole life; don't make it wait any longer." Dr. Steve Maraboli

 

 

Hang on folks cause it has been known to get wild!

If you like what you are reading please consider subscribing to my blog!  Also maybe sharing this with others.  My life reality is to great to be ignored and each of us working together to share this message can bring hope to others.  Hope produces miraculous outcomes!  Be your own miracle like I am!

 

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NOT TILTING LEFT anymore...

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NOT TILTING LEFT anymore...

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By: PaleoBOSS Lady™ 1281 Days. 3 Years 6 Months & 4 Days or 183 weeks I have been eating consciously.  

Yesterday for the 1st time since moving to Venice Beach in 2006 I rode my bike without a strong left tilt.  Since the onset of Multiple Sclerosis the left side of my body has always been dead.  I never felt my left side, but could move it whenever my body worked.

Last year the left side of my body started to wake up.  I now have feeling the entire side.  

Not equal feeling to the right, but I am sure it will be some day. My body continues healing in real time and I believe with certainty I can regain most of what MS has taken. Current history is showing this to be true.

People with MS don't get shit back.  However this lady does! #BOSSLady

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About 2 days before I was going to my friends 4th of July party  I knew that I wanted to try and ride my bike   I began mentally preparing for the distance of the trip because it was going to be my furthest in 5 year.  Physically  I believed my body was strong enough to go the distance.

First few pedals out of my house were a little iffy and my tires needed air.  I rode to the nearest bike shop, got air and then the magic began!

Never did I consider I would be on a bike NOT tilting left.  Not for one second!!! Dead side = you tilt to that side.  Right???  My tilt was so strong someone tried to borrow my bike and could not believe I could even sit on the bike it had tilted the seat!  #notlying

At first I was like wow air makes a big ass difference when you are riding a bike.  Then I was like oh hell no I am just riding the bike.

Pedaling, riding, pedaling, riding, straight & steady like a baller!

OMG I am not tilting.

I am just simply riding!

With air in my tires!!!

OMG Freaking GOD!!!

I wanted to swing my hands free, but then I would have fallen and it would have been ugly and the story would not be a great one like it is now.  #damnit #idigress

With my head high I rode down Venice Blvd to my good friends house screaming my news!

It was a huge day for me and a SHOCK not only did I make the longest trip in many years on the bike, but I am not tilting left!

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My body continues to heal as I use food as medicine and I joyfully kick MS to the curb every day and show it who is BOSS! #ThisGirl

Please know my goal is to inspire, engage and empower you.  If you like what you read PLEASE subscribe & share what is happening.

Thank you so very much! Love the life you live!

#liveconsciously

 

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The decade of surgery...

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The decade of surgery...

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By: PaleoBOSS Lady™ Not to be an ass, but I consider myself similar to a fine wine since I have improved with age!  No one can deny this reality!  Even strangers because I have it all on film.  Clearly you see my transformation which is a direct result of  using food and movement as medicine.

Life is an amazing journey and my decades have played out like this:

20's everyone gets married,

30's everyone has babies,

40's everyone gets divorced,

50's everyone has surgery...

Swear to God!

Social media is so great about bringing forth connections to so many in a rather intimate forum.  Many times when someone is sick social media offers a wealth of support for those friends which I love about social media.  Therefore it is common to be aware of a friends health because somebody somewhere will mention an illness hoping for prayers & support.

Gallbladders, thyroid, backs, knees, sinuses and the list goes on and on…surgery everywhere!

I have run out of hands how many people I know my age who have had surgery in the last 12 months!   I am not talking cosmetic either.  It blows my mind!

Interesting when you are PaleoBOSS Lady how this reality sits with others.

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Seldom do those having surgery ever want to hear from me.  Quite honestly they 'dislike' me.  I coach 100% accountability for self which means self care is healthcare.

It is who I am and what I scream from the rooftops daily!

The folks that want to hear from me are those who question the status quo regarding healthcare.  Somewhere their own health reality brought them to a place that does not feel right and they are peeking outside of the traditional box. #YIPPEE

If you live in 'the box' of traditional healthcare, PaleoBOSS Lady will only stand to annoy you!  Self-care as healthcare is the foundation of my being.

My person cannot stop my dedication to this movement!  My passion increases daily as I watch the art of consumerism cut open another person I care about rather than give them a plate full of healthy nutritious food & a movement program 1st.

If you have not seen my videos I encourage you to watch just this one of my 1st Paleo Year.  It blows my mind that this video stands to annoy many, but it does.

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Consider for one minute right now:

How the F*CK did we get here?

Why are we so willing to stay here?

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PaleoBOSS Lady is committed to the movement of awareness for living and I hope to inspire, engage and empower you to love the life you live!  Thank you for being here!

#iwillnotbestopped

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