Coconuts Cookies

Homemade Healing Recipes
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These cookies are easy and playful! But be careful with the flour. I tried this recipe with a bag of “Paleo Blend” flour which contains almond flour, coconut flour, tapioca flour and arrowroot starch. When you are having reactions to starches, be careful with what flour you use.

At one time, I used 1/2 cup of monk fruit and 1/2 cup of organic honey, they were also delicious but what’s important when alternating the ingredients is to carefully feel the dough, when you are mixing in milk.

You can eat them as an afternoon or late-night snack. Guilt-free!

INGREDIENTS:

(about 16-20 balls)

  • 1/2 cup Grass-fed butter (room temperature)
  • 3/4 cup Monkfruit (sugar alternatives)
  • 1/2 tsp  Vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp Coconut extract
  • 1 1/4 cup Keto/Paleo friendly flour (i.e. Almond flour)
  • 1/2 tsp Baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp Sea salt
  • 1 1/3 cup Desiccated coconut (fine)
  • 4 TBS Coconut milk

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350F. Lay a parchment paper on a baking pan.
  2. In a bowl, mix butter and monkfrut until mixed well. (the colour becomes whiter)
  3. Add all the ingredients in the bowl other than coconut milk.
  4. Mix 1 TBS coconut milk at a time into a thick cookie dough.
  5. When the dough can be easily rolled into balls (not too hard, no too soft/sticky), they are ready.
  6. Roll the cookie dough into balls (aim for 16-20) and place them evenly on a baking pan.
  7. Bake for 12 mins. The edge will be firm and set but they will still be soft in the middle.
  8. Let them firm up and cool directly on the pan.

Note:

If you decided to use coconut oil instead of grass-fed butter, please note that the dough will be softer. The cookies will be thinner and flatter rather than “balls”. They taste still delicious!

If you don’t have coconut extract, just use vanilla extract.

I’ve tried this with Kombucha (Pink lady apple flavour) instead of milk. It was also delicious!

Ginger Date Bread

Homemade Healing Recipes

I had dates in my cupboard and wanted to make something healthy with them.

As I drink mushroom tea every morning, I decided to make breakfast bread that is not too sweet with dates and little help of sugar alternatives.

I played around a couple of times with this recipe. Each time was different – texture and the level of moisture inside. It tasted very good both times! So I hope you also play around to find “your kind” of bread, especially with the types of flour you use, the timing that you take out the bread from the oven and the ginger kombucha!

Ingredients:

<WET>

  • 8 oz. Dates (about 10-12 dates)
  • 1 cup Ginger Kombucha
  • 4 Tbsp  Grassfed butter (melted)
  • 2 Eggs (large, beaten)

<DRY>

  • 1 cup  Almond flour
  • 1 cup  Brown rice flour
  • 1/2 cup Monk fruit powder
  • 3/4 tsp  Baking soda
  • 1 1/2 tsp Cream of tartar
  • 1 Tbsp Cinnamon powder
  • 1/2 tsp  Himalayan pink salt

Dates cooked in Ginger Kombucha

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Preheat oven  to 350F. Lay a parchment paper in a 9×5-inch loaf pan.
  2. Chop the pitted dates into pieces, put them in a sauce pan with ginger kombucha and bring to a simmer. Remove from heat and let it cool for about 25 minutes.
  3. Melt the butter in a glass bowl in the oven. (I do this while I’m heating up the oven to 350F).
  4. In a larger bowl, whisk all the dry ingredients until well combined.
  5. Pour the date mixture, butter, and eggs into mixed dry ingredients, and mix well with a spatula untill all the flours to be incorporated into the batter.
  6. Transfer the batter into the prepared baking pan. Bake for 40-50 minutes untill a toothpick inserted into the center of the loaf comes out clean. I check at around 40 minutes and even if a toothpick comes out with a little batter, leave the loaf in the oven and turned it off, then wait for 5 minutes before taking it out. This will make the moist inside perfect for my taste!
  7. Let the bread cool in a pan for 10 minutes. And then transfer it to a wire rack to finish cooling.

Note:

I had some shredded coconuts to use up so I sprinkled them on. If you don’t have any, don’t worry. I think sliced almonds would be great as well!

Keto-Friendly Banana Bread

Homemade Healing Recipes

I have been eating fewer carbohydrates for a really long time now. I don’t classify my diet as anything but it is leaning towards the Ketogenic or Carnivore diet.

And yet, I allow myself to eat honey such as manuka honey or raw honey, less refined forms of sugar such as coconut sugar, and “zero-calories” types of sweeteners such as monk fruit and stevia.

This is my favourite banana bread recipe that I finally settled on after trying a few different ones.

It is very moist and has the perfect sweetness! Enjoy!

Ingredients:

<WET>

  • 3 Banana (with lots of black spots)
  • 1/2 cup  Honey
  • 1/2 cup  Coconut oil or Grassfed butter (melted)
  • 3 Eggs (beaten)
  • 1/2 tsp  Vanilla extract
  • 2 tsp  Lemon juice

<DRY>

  • 1 cup  Almond flour
  • 1 cup  Coconut flour
  • 1 tsp  Baking soda
  • 1 Tbsp Cinnamon powder
  • Pinch  Himalayan pink salt

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Preheat oven  to 320 F. Lay a parchment paper in a 9×5-inch loaf pan.
  2. Melt the coconut oil or butter in a glass bowl in the oven. (I do this while I’m heating up the oven to 320F).
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk all the dry ingredients until well combined.
  4. In a larger bowl, mash bananas with a fork, add butter, honey, eggs, and the rest of the wet ingrediets, and whisk untill well combined.
  5. Add combined dry ingredients to wet and mix well with a spatula untill all the flours to be incorporated into the batter.
  6. Transfer the batter into the prepared baking pan. Bake for 50-55 minutes untill a toothpick inserted into the center of the loaf comes out clean. (I check at 50 minutes and if a toothpick comes out clean, leave the loaf in the oven and turned it off, then wait for 5 minutes before taking it out.)
  7. Let the bread cool in a pan for 10 minutes. And then transfer it to a wire rack to finish cooling.

How Long Does It Take To Heal The Gut?

Educational Information, Spirit for Healing

The answer is…

Everybody is different. It could be only for a few months for some people become completely symptoms and discomfort free but could be years for some to become so.

What makes it difference?

We are all born with strengths and weaknesses. In my practice, I provide an Iridology assessment in order for me to know which organs, systems should be supported first, inherited weaknesses, and to learn potential emotional blockages through associated chakras. And this iris analysis can also tell me how toxic the colon is whether the client is constipated or NOT, or having digestive problems or NOT.

Our colon is the most toxic part of the body and it is from the sluggish elimination system, toxic food and water, medications, high physical and emotional stress, dysbiosis (bacterial imbalance), environmental pollution, and MORE. Symptoms like bloating, constipation/diarrhea, eczema, asthma, ADD/ADHD, acne, food allergies/intolerance, nutritional deficiencies, mood swings, recurrent infections, SIBO (Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth), eating disorders, learning disabilities, etc. are signs that the gut requires healing and sealing. (-> How to and GAPS diet)

I was born with some weaknesses around the immune system as I could tell from my family health history – my grandparents had asthma, eczema, allergies, and so do my parents. On top of this, in my teenage years, I abused my body with daily laxatives which I took 3 times more than recommended for years, along with hydrocortisone cream as my daily moisturizer. When I decided to cleanse my body in 2012 and be free from anything that is toxic to my body, I had massive flare-ups which we call a “healing crisis”.

Information you can find about a healing crisis tells you that it lasts for a few days, “temporary”, and “worst comes before better”. But it wasn’t my case. Once I got flare ups, it lasted for months one after another. I almost felt like it was NOT temporary.

Between 2012 to 2016 was the hardest time of my healing. Long down times and a bit and brief up times. You can imagine that for hours I spent to search for “the quick solutions” during this time.

(->MORE healing stories)

After 2016, cycles of the healing crisis started to change – shorter and less frequent. It really took me for good 5 years to finally feel the toxic levels in my body is much less and my gut is working the way it’s supposed to.

I got to be honest. Unfortunately, I won’t be able to say “My gut is HEALED!”.

Why?

  1. I still have small breakouts here and there. Depends on how much sleep I get, how much stress I get, how much exercise I have done, what food I eat, etc. We must know that our body is different every day. Eating french fries didn’t cause any symptoms one day doesn’t mean that your body can handle it every time, especially for people with some weaknesses.
  2. I believe healing is an on-going process for life. Taking care of our body according to the situation, and the feelings that are part of our intuition never ends.

So for now, I can say few things regarding this topic.

Be patient.

The timing is always right. When it’s time, your body will know. Meantime, your job is to support the body nutritionally, emotionally, and environmentally.

Trust your body.

Your body knows what to do and working so hard to balance and work at its best. It’s your time to connect and look within.

Know that you’re on the right path.

The moment you decided to commit to your health and wellness, the healing has already begun. Learn to enjoy the ride.

And please know that you are ALWAYS supported by anyone you trust and feel safe with. Reach out to them when started to feel lost, exhausted, and overwhelmed.

Our universe is always there for us.

Lastly, I’d like to share my sort of “Before/After” picture for the first time. I was very ashamed of my skin and the way I looked with inflamed skin from head to toe. For this reason, I even stopped looking in the mirror for a long time and never taken selfies till I thought my skin was ready.

But one day, I decided to record my journey to inspire people who are in the same shoes as mine. So here it is. While this still gives me heart aches when I look at it, I’m so grateful for my body.

from my Instagram @balanced_within

I was frustrated, hated myself, and depressed for years. Then I learned that self-love was the key to this healing journey. I have been learning a lot more about myself and my family ever since.

Our body never fails us to return as long as we never fail to nurture it.

Would you choose temporary drugs to “cure” symptoms OR the healing to much more promised long ride for life?

Exchange sessions with me!

Sharing is Caring

 

As we all are unique human being, I believe each one of us has a talent whether that’s related to alternative medicine, natural healing modalities, writing skills or photography.

This doesn’t limit us from sharing our talents with each other by age, gender, or how well-known we are, as long as we all care about each other and willing to support one another.

While I love to value my service, knowledge, and wisdom I have earned from spending a lot of time and money for my education and experience to be where I am now, I also love to value the same for others.

Exchanging sessions is one of the great ways to spread words. Because who doesn’t have like-minded people in their circle?

I’m very open to any modalities to exchange my service (Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy®︎ and Iridology (Virtual consultation available), and GAPS diet consultation) with – writers, photographers, painters, massage therapists, yoga teachers, and more.

Please message me if you like to discuss about this! I look forward to connecting with you all!

 

GAPS Lime Pie

Homemade Healing Recipes

This is an interesting dessert that I really wanted to try out.

Since I’m brewing my own Kombucha, I get baby scobies keep growing. I wanted to make something delicious with it. Scoby is also probiotics!

Here is what I did!

Ingredients:

<Scoby Pie Crust>

  • 1/2 cup  Coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup  Scoby puree
  • 1 cup  Unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1/2 tsp  Vanilla extract
  • 3-5 Tbsp  Honey

<Filling>

  • 2  medium ripe Avocado
  • 1/2 cup  Honey
  • 1/3 cup  Lime juice (about 2 large limes)
  • 1 tsp  Vanilla extract
  • Pinch  Himalayan pink salt
  • 1/2 cup  Coconut oil melted
  • Lime zest for filling and garnishing

Instructions:

  1. Mix all ingredients in a food processor until no longer chunky and coconut oil is blended. (Taste to make sure it is sweet enough) 
  2. Press into a pie dish and place it in a freezer while making the filling.
  3. Rinse food processor and put 2 avocados. Blend thoroughly. Scrape down the sides.
  4. Add lime juice, half amount zest, honey, vanilla, and salt. Taste and adjust.
  5. Add melted coconut oil and blend well.
  6. Pour over pie crust and garnish with rest of the zest.
  7. Place in a fridge for a couple of hours.


Recipe inspired by:

culturedfoodlife.com

prettypies.com

GAPS Cauliflower Savory Bread

Homemade Healing Recipes

I have always loved this savory bread as it contains no carbs when I was going through dietary restrictions way harder than now.

This recipe is suitable for GAPS people but if you or your family is allergic to eggs, you can alternate them to ground flax or chia seeds. I was making mine with chia seeds and coconut oil as I was avoiding eggs and dairy.

 

Ingredients:

  • 6 eggs (organic, pastured)
  • 1/2 cup melted butter  (lard, chicken fat, beef fat) or coconut oil
  • 2 cups crumbled cauliflower (put in a food processor till it’s crumbly.  Lightly squeeze to drain extra water before measuring)
  • 2 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 Tbs picked and chopped fresh thyme
  • 3/4 cup coconut flour
  • 1/2 tsp Himalayan salt or sea crystal salt
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda

 

Instructions:

  1. Heat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Mix all the wet ingredients well in a bowel (first 4 ingredients above).
  3. Mix all the dry ingredients well in a separate bowl (rest of the ingredients above).
  4. Pour wet ingredients into dry ingredients and stir till they are nicely combined.
  5. Pour into a loaf pan with parchment paper and sprinkle a pinch of salt on top.
  6. Bake in the oven (at 350 degrees) for an hour or till cooked through (stick a skewer).

 

Note:

If you like to alternate your eggs to ground flax or chia seeds, here is the conversion.

– Soak 6 Tbsp ground flax meal (or chia meal) in 1 cup of water. And rest.

If it’s too thick, add 1 Tbsp of water.

 

 

Sick from eating vegetables?

Educational Information, Healing Procedure

 

Have you become sicker when you started eating more vegetables?

Have you gotten old symptoms back when you started a healing protocol such as detox program?

If you have, I hope you didn’t go back to your old eating habit but tried to be patient with the body’s reaction.

Elimination Organs

While we are eating fries, bread, pasta with little vegetables, and drinking pops, and other sugary drinks over clean water, our body’s metabolism slows down. Although our body is always healing 24/7, it needs nutrients such as proteins, vitamins, and minerals from foods that we are eating.

There are five elimination organs that are involved in getting rid of toxins from the body. They are lungs, kidneys, large intestine, lymphatic system, and skin.

If we don’t assimilate nutrients from the food we eat, toxins won’t get out of the body through the organs I mentioned above. Even worse, the liver may not be able to properly convert the toxic substances into less toxic.  Toxic substances first have to be converted to less toxic in order to excreted from elimination organs. Otherwise, those elimination organs will be damaged.

Nutrients are necessary not just for the energy production but for the other metabolic cycle. Our organs are digesting food as well as helping the detoxification process.

If there aren’t nutrients for digestion, digestive system slows down. Undigested food then becomes toxic to the body. If there aren’t nutrients for detoxification, toxins will circulate in the blood then store in the organs and tissues that are less functional.

It is the vicious cycle without nutrients.

Healing Crisis

When our body starts to heal with right nutrients, toxins stored in the organs and tissues, they will be dumped into the bloodstream. Then we hope that all elimination organs are working optimally in order to eliminate the toxins carried by the blood. If they are not working at its best, toxins may keep circulating in the bloodstream and then eventually stored again.

This is what happens to the body when your diet goes from no nutrients to full of nutrients. Or when you start detoxifying the body with herbs and nutritional supplements.

Especially when you go raw or do a juice cleanse, a lot of toxins will be dumped into the bloodstream and most of the time, elimination organs aren’t ready for that much toxins to be able to handle at once. As toxins circulate all over the body, we get sick and have old symptoms back.

We call this “healing crisis”.

Everybody who tries to cleanse should be informed this to avoid going back to medications because this process is absolutely necessary for healing.

Although healing crisis happens during the healing process, we can minimize the degree of it by utilizing homeopathy. But usually, people figure the best pace and amount to go on healing procedure for themselves by trial and error.

Make sure you reduce the amount of the food (raw, fresh juice, vegetables, etc) you are eating or supplements you are taking when started having a healing crisis. If vegetables cause gas and bloating, start with small amount of fermented food and supplemental probiotics to balance bacteria.

Besides going slow with the amount, try herbs to help support elimination organs so that toxins will optimally be eliminated when they are released from organs and tissues.

If necessary, please advice your practitioner before you get really sick that you can’t handle.

Hering’s Law of Cure

The nineteenth-century European homeopathic physician, Constantine Hering expressed the principles of healing, “All cure starts from within out, from the head down, and in the reverse order as the symptoms appeared.”

When we start searching for what’s best for healing by using our head, healing has already begun. In other words, healthy mind heals rest of the body.

If you see your skin is irritated, you always have to work on your internal toxicity. Nothing that topical cream could “heal” your skin unless that’s purely external injury.

Do you give up or be patient?

I have experienced many many healing crisis which weren’t easy physically nor emotionally. Generally speaking, healing crisis lasts for few days. Mine lasted for months. I didn’t even know when it was over as multiple healing crisis occurred one after another.

But I didn’t give up. I believed my body’s ability to heal itself.

Someone once told me they couldn’t eat any fermented food nor cruciferous vegetables because they hurt her stomach. When she eats KFC, she doesn’t get sick.

This is a typical example that her body is storing toxins rather than “eliminating” them.

Sometimes people react to vegetables and fruits because of the chemicals sprayed on them. Once they switch to organic from conventional vegetables and fruits, symptoms get better. So make sure you eat organic.

Healing takes time. Nothing heals overnight. Trust the process and be patient. You are healing as long as you are doing things that help the body do its job.

Practice for mindful traveling

Make Choices, Spirit for Healing

 

When it comes to commitment to the healing, traveling is the best or the worst enemy you can fall for. A lot of my clients are very inspired and commit to spending a good amount of time for daily self-care after having a session with me. But when they go on a vacation or business trip, this is when they stop following their daily regimen.

What can you do?

Pack your own snacks before flying

Make sure you preplan and pick up something to bring with you before leaving home so that you can snack on while you are at the airport. You may have to spend up to two hours waiting for your plane to takes off.

It is very hard to find something that doesn’t break your healthy eating habit.

Booster juice? Starbucks smoothie? Well, could be a better choice than fries, potato chips, muffins, etc. But what’s even better? You prepare your own food that you know there are no chemicals or additives in it.

Packing your own lunch box is a great idea, or chop vegetable sticks (celery, cucumber, broccoli, etc), just grab one or two apples, and mixed nuts and seeds (fat) can make you feel full for a while.

Mindful traveling starts from the day you started getting ready for the mindful traveling happen. Anything is possible as long as you really want to keep you on track.

Drink plenty of water

When I had my first trip after I made my commitment to my healthy eating, I didn’t know whether I could carry on my own food that I bought. So I had never had my own snacks to fly with. I never really wanted to buy something from the airport either. All I did was to drink plenty of water.

As much as I believe in nutrition from whole foods, I also think it’s healthy to fast for a half day by drinking just clean water. By clean water, I mean a bottled “spring water”. Although I’m a no supporter of plastic bottles, when we are traveling, we got to give up certain things that we have no control over.

Show your gratitude. This is mindful traveling.

Search for local stores and restaurants

When I go traveling, one of my favorite things to do is to search for local organic restaurants, health food stores, and kombucha brewers. I love to find different products they sell than where I live. Since the “health” is my passion, my first priority is to eat healthy no matter where I am. Plus, I will be spending my money on local artisans when I’m eating a restaurant uses locally grown organic produces.

Once you find the stores and restaurants with where you can stay with your healthy eating habit, you feel like you are actually not traveling.

Once I was in the UK, I had a hard time finding one healthy food store around the hotel. I had a choice eating out in a non-organic restaurant. I gave my prayer over the plate and appreciated the food that I could eat. I believe what’s important is to accept and appreciate what comes to me. Disappointment and anger won’t help us digest any food that we put in our mouth.

Take time for yourself

Whether you are traveling on your own or with somebody else, it’s easy to lose track of time. Staying up late and waking up early can exhaust you before coming home. Take your time at least 10 mins daily to connect with your self. Set your mind and body peaceful.

Even though you might not be able to perform some self-care regimen that you do at home, you can easily get back on track if you don’t lose completely.

Have fun

While a lot of people fell behind of their daily regime, some want to stick to their daily habit while they go on traveling. They don’t want to forget the multiple supplements they are taking every day so that they are stressed whether they packed enough amount, and worry about the food they might or might not be able to eat during the trip.

We all adapt ourselves in a different environment. The important thing is to be easy when our environment changes. If you forget to take supplements, then forget it. You can’t stress about it like the end of the world.

As I mentioned above already, you will do your best to stay on track. And again, it’s possible. But if you fail, you may or may not have your health challenges back. It’s a learning process.

You can’t live based on your fear.

So enjoy while you are away.

If you lost it, you challenge yourself the next time to stay on track a bit longer.

What is “Self-Love”?

Educational Information, Healing Procedure, Make Choices, Spirit for Healing

I was asked one day.

What does self-love mean?

Do you think I have known what self-love is before starting my healing journey?

NO.

I believe this is something you learn as you experience certain events in life and be willing to heal from those events emotionally and physically. I’m sorry but I don’t believe people lightly say “I love myself.”. Because that’s not what I’m not talking about.

Abusing is NOT self-love.

My abusing started when I stopped looking after my body.

I intentionally held bowel movement as I was ashamed to go to the toilet when I was like 7. Then started skipping meals or stopped eating “food” to lose weight. Which led to the anorexic behavior for about 6 years. The reason for the weight loss was that a boy in my class told me that I was chubby. Around the same time, my mother also told me that I was chubby. Since I was sort of competitive in nature, I promised myself to get skinny.

While I kept losing my weight, I also had an extreme pressure from my mother regarding the school work. I was probably a decent student in elementary school but the pressure was put before I enrolled mid school. This pressure gave me stomach pains every morning. I remember taking painkiller pills every day for the next several months until I collapsed in the middle of the class.

Apparently, I almost had a hole in my stomach. Who knows if that was from the pills or the stress.

In the meantime, I have introduced to laxatives from a senior student in school when I was 13 for my constipation. Luckily, my family wasn’t big on any medications unless it’s an emergency. So when I discovered the pills that helped my bowel movement, I was hooked. And addicted.

The daily dose of the laxative was two. How much I took daily was 6. It also helped me keep losing weight. This laxative addiction lasted another 10 years from then.

When I became a high school girl, my eating habit started to rebound. I binge ate pizza, cookies, and other snacks. My mother was happy I started eating no matter what I was eating. I tried to keep my weight just below 100 lbs (my height was 5’6″) with laxatives until I moved away from my parents’.

I started living alone in Tokyo while I was in college. Here I started having serious bulimic behavior. It was very tough times as I had never been able to tell anyone about my “secret”, even my boyfriend whom I was in a serious relationship with.

Tokyo is such a big city where I could easily abuse my body, such as lack of sleep, heavy alcohol intake, binge eating, and very lonely in the heart.

Let me remind you that none of above is ever “self-love”. I abused my body both physically and emotionally. Especially, I remember I cried every time I was trying to throw up in the toilet which often wasn’t an easy procedure.

And HATED me.

I hated myself not knowing when this was going to end. I hated myself not to be able to control my eating attitude. I hated myself hiding “true self” from my partner I loved. I hated myself acting happy in public and being a mess when I was alone.

On the contrary…

I’d like to think of myself I’m a much more self-loving girl now. Sure, the environment is different and I am older. I have learned what I was supposed to along the way. “Wholistic Healing Arts” – body, mind, and spirit. And I am still learning every single day.

Physically Self-loving

I sleep (at least trying to intentionally, if not.) 8 hours a day. I eat 100% organic including plenty of vegetables and occasionally fish and organ meats that nourish my body. I also quit alcohol in 2011 when I decided to commit to my healing. I excuse myself to go to a toilet whenever I need. I stopped weighing in 2005 (I have weighed once in 2009 and was the last time I did so.) but don’t feel pity about my body. I exercise lightly but daily. I enjoy the detox procedures such as Epsom salt bath, castor oil packs, vaginal steam, and coffee enema to help my body regenerate.

Mentally Self-loving

I learned to forgive myself and others in any situations. I learned to understand the unique human being. I learned to set my own boundary. I learned my limitations. I learned that every emotion (anger, sadness, grief, fear, etc) had its own right to be felt. I learned to let myself express how I feel. I learned to say no. I feel comfortable being self-reserved. I learned to let go of toxic relationships. I don’t waste my time with people engage in drama. I laugh every possible moment.

Spiritually Self-loving

I practice 1000 gratitude a day (I haven’t reached 1000 yet, I am trying every day!). I learned the relationship between female hormonal cycle and intuition, which helped me to understand when I would be more intuitive and when I would be more logic. I always ask “Why” to whatever happens in life which will let me become more aware of signs from the universe. I listen to my heart. I say thank you in every possible moment.

Other Self-loving

I don’t try to become someone whom I am not. This is a tough one from time to time, however. We meet people who are like-minded in some topics and completely opposite in other topics. Can we be still close to those people?

The answer is YES. All we have to do is to accept who they are. We don’t need to be with them 24/7. We hang out when we are talking about something in common. You don’t need to project yourself to like everything they do.

I know that I’m not for everyone. What I believe in life is not for everyone. How I see life isn’t for everyone. What works for me isn’t for everyone. Sure. If a lot of people show up in my life and they are all like-minded people, that’s great. But that’s not really my goal for self-love. Self-love here is to be okay with who you are, no matter how many people will become your people. What’s important is that you keep loving yourself despite the change “outside” you.