Every Day is Earth Day

Be part of the global optimism. What a beautiful idea.

Planting a seed in collectiveness – what will you be planting? Doing something green – what are your ideas?

The Maple Tree from last year is now unfurling her leaves into the winds of Spring finally.

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We also have have the front garden covered with sprouting Crimson Clover.

 

 

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Today the boys and I will be planting the Echinacea we were given at the end of last Summer, we are going to put the seeds in pots inside the home until they are ready to be moved into the garden towards the beginning of June!

Just imagine if everyone did plant something together today! This is a genius plan. Let’s make it happen.

Join the Facebook Event

Clean up on the History of Earth Day!

Whatever you choose to do I hope you enjoy your day.

Happiness and well-being from PeaceCrafting 😀

The Green Party at Hyde Park for London 420 Cannabis Rally Picnic Protest

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Last year we were able to see The Green Party at Hyde Park for the London 420 Cannabis Rally Picnic Protest, hopefully they will be there again showing their support in the sensibility of decriminalising cannabis this year!

All who care please do come, show your support and make Cannabis readily available to SAVE THE EARTH – it is true what they say, hemp for victory! …and besides it tastes so darn good!!

Hyde Park, London
12pm
Sunday 19th April 2015

For further details on the event please visit the links below 🙂

Official Facebook Event for London 420 – 2015 Hyde Park – 19th April

Official Event of Party Earth London

What an amazing way to spend a Smokey Sunday. It would be lovely to see you all there.

Peace

The local host.

Candida & Me – Feeding the beast

Just who do I think I am feeding, or what for that matter?
Without properly realising, in fact what has been happening is, I have been way too generous with the fungus that roams my intestines, way too kind to the population of dirty dwellers within, feeding and nourishing them into full throttle. Well no more! It has gotten to the point where at the time of piling in the food, it almost seems I am turning and looking at myself saying, what are you doing, what are you feeding, it’s almost as if something is taking over my ability to not eat these things I know desperately need to be moderated. It is as if something is silently calling me to feed it sweetness, salt and starch in any and every form possible. I do this, have a sugar rush, feel strange and in shock at what I have just done and will many of times fall down with a pain of instant regret and will often literally cry in disbelief. That is totally abnormal and most unacceptable.

Most of the time ‘will power’ doesn’t respond leaving me as a machine overruled. Take charge lady, pull those socks up and own yourself! Just say ‘No’ to over consumption and unhealthy choices. It is totally gross and I have done it over and over and over again, greed, gluttony, waste and overload. Way too many times the amount of this nutrient and a far too many of that one, urrgh! You know this wonderfully fun loop of rapids I appear to have become part of is really getting boring now! I mean how many times do I have to go there and say the same shit! *Fed up* Much change is needed.

Today I bough some Milk Thistle to help with the die-off from the literal taming session that awaits and Monday I stocked up on organic Lemons for my newly discovered preserve.
Tonight I have gone to abysmal levels of starch, salt and sugars…again! This time was one of the scariest though, I guess the only thing I can compare it to is an explosive fungal / bacterial awakening or a case of diabetes. Tonight I experienced blurred vision where it feels as if the side of my vision / eyes has been chopped off leaving the only clear focus towards the centre of gaze (really scary – happened real bad after high amounts of Agave Syrup before), a weird coating to tongue and mouth (really spooky), hardcore grinding of the teeth and jaw (real freaky), bloated belly and wide eyed buzziness and shaking! Uh oh! None of these symptoms I take as healthy signs although all of which I now understand as good ones as they mean my body is telling me something is wrong and with my minds ability to understand it all. I feel blessed to be aware of such a problem and for the ability to be able to fix myself.

Last night I listened to an awesome podcast with a lady named Andrea where she inspired me through her story about her thyroid gland which got me thinking of the many similarities we show. Andrea also raised awareness about working with the problem i.e Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis or Candida Albicans overgrowth instead of battling an illness she puts forward a great case on making it yours and owning it. That encouraged me further to do all I can to work with “my candida’, to tame it down and replenish me.

Using a course of healthy, non-reactive food, natural herbal medicines and probiotics I will get to know the real me the one who can be in control. Surely I can handle myself? Right?

I have come to the conclusion that the starter cause of this overgrowth came from the ingestion of hormone replacement pills from a young age when my body was still growing rather rapidly learning its functions and the impact of environmental factors of life. Also chairs has come from the mass consumption of fructose, starch, artificial sweetener aspartame and dairy produce. I am a 5″2, UK size 6, 25 year old western female, how is it even possible to eat the entire pantry in 10 minutes or a Kilo of Coconut in 5 days?…Candida that is why. Its hungry and appears to know no limits.

It wasn’t until a specialist online Doctor who actually cared about me suggested the Candida overgrowth problem that things regarding my digestive system started to make sense. The Candida overgrowth seems to be the most likely cause of the, IBS, SIBO and Leaky Gut symptoms also. Lovely stuff!

 When I heard about the autoimmunity regarding the Thyroid I was like, oh gosh, that is scary! Autoimmunity is extremely lethal and it really needs a strategic and strict approach. After an arduous journey of discovery I have come to a deep understanding as to what the heck has been revealed to me through research, detox and premature reintroductions.

The healing journey is becoming more imprinted within me and the more I get to know it and the more I seek to own my ‘I’, the more the determination can break through causing a successful outcome.

Even if I can only be strong enough to fully achieve the focus for one day after so many hard weeks, months, years then no matter what, I know it can be done and therfore I can do it.

Sometimes it isn’t about just getting on with it’, research needs to be completed, aid from nutrients and tools need gathering and the right mind set all need to come together to be able to say “I’m ready”.

I prayed for the guidance, for my path to be shown to me and this is what I am getting, clearer and clearer the more I follow and pray. It is a beautiful and miraculous way of life and the struggles are easier when one listens and takes heed of the Word.

I think I now have a full plan in place complete with nearly all the methods and tools to reach my goal. I need this to work, it has to, to be a better person for me, for my children, for us as One.

 Healthy gut, healthy everything.

in association with stream of consciousness in the now.

The Versatile Blogger Award

THANK YOU 😊

Gifted to me some time ago by Clare behind the amazing blog My Creative Cosmos, this award has been sitting patiently feeling a little neglected!

Please accept my sincerest apologies, I would have loved to have responded with the requirements to accept the award and kept thinking the laptop would be back by now but time just zooms passed in the land of me and the laptop id not fixed! Major apologies to dear Clare that I haven’t got around to publishing an official response and thank you post on PeaceCrafting yet. I would love to nominate others and display the badge. I was hoping to have my laptop sorted by now so I could do so. I am unable to add the award via my mobile but I am feeling awful I haven’t posted officially about it and I am aching to give my heart felt thanks to Clare for all her support. If you haven’t been over to My Creative Cosmos yet you really must check out the work there, Clare and her husband Dean are very cool and so inspirational! I felt twinkles within me gazing into their world.

So much Love to You for the gift of The Versatile Blogger Award. PeaceCrafting is honoured to receive it and will be over the moon to be able to wear it on its sidebar when possible!

THANK YOU 😊

Writer’s Quote Wednesday – Effort


We cannot go through life expecting to get something for nothing, hoping the world will hand us our desires. We have to work at life, we have to work for what we want, we have to put time and effort in and really mean it!

This quote is part of a weekly quote challenge by Colleen at Silver Threading, please feel free to join us, it is an enjoyable collective of diverse words by inspiring writers.


DR Sarah Ballantyne also known for her work as The Paleo Mom lends this quote. At the very end of her Autoimmune Protocol post is where these words can be found.
Dr Ballantyne is a brilliant writer and Dr gifting assistance in healthcare to those who seek truly healing care. As well as her impressive website, Sarah has also written three books; The Paleo Approach, The Paleo Approach Cookbook and The Paleo Approach Dinner Club. Details of all three can be found at the above link.

I really enjoyed reading Sarah’s work and book teasers and I am dead set on following the protocol!

Her brilliant and ever truthful quote resonated deeply with me as I can agree from experience with the truth of it. It applies to anything that takes effort and is a motivator to stay active.

Peace & Love to all x

SoCS – Love / Opposites


For me, Love has become everything and the word definitely deserves a capital letter.

I have a very caring nature and always try to do everything with kind intentions. I feel it much, much easier to give to others, people I never met and don’t know tan to give to myself. I’m guessing in the depths it stems from the way I was raised, never taught to have any self respect and boy am I struggling for that.

Over the last few years I have reigned myself right in and have actually become a very good girl indeed! I used to be a right trouble maker and a floozy to say the least, not realising what I was yielding and not actually being aware of wtf I was even doing.

I have learned, although still finding it difficult to put into practice, that one must master self respect before they can actually be of any significant help to others. This I am still finding it difficult to do.

I guess in a way making others happy makes me happy too.

The opposite of giving love to everyone is taking love for myself, from myself and I am realising how slack I am in self compassion on so many levels. Nevertheless I can see the progress I have made and have high optimism for the rest and for that I am thankful and blessed to be alive.

In regards to Linda’s words I also love and enjoy being ‘different’ and see it not so much as being different, more being awake and in tune with life which I think is not only the key but is bloomin awesome!

Goodnight & Peace.

Love to all (inc Me) 🙂

 

in connection with SoCS

Writer’s Quote Wednesday 2015 – 3

Weekly Challenge by Silver Threading

This week I thought I was going to use a quote from my book that I am slowly getting through, giving more detail about the origin of the saying compared to other posts, that was the plan until I had one of those moments…(you know those moments?)…that gifted inspiration to use this quote:

our creator

I cannot for the life of me tell you where I first heard such a quote or even in which order the words go, this is how it came out.
Those who have been following my travels through time will know the addiction struggles I have been experiencing and the screaming prayers I have sent to the source aching for help in these difficult times. The hardest thing for me has become knowing what to do but for the life of me not being able to do it! I always pray for guidance to make the changes but it seemed to become physically impossible to lift myself from the rut. I had had enough! I broke down  and begged for God to help me be stronger in saying no and today I was gifted an opportunity like I often am after asking, yet today it was easier for me to say no. I was grateful for this and extremely grateful to be able to recognise when it was happening. God wasn’t going to do it for me, he wanted to see just how much I wanted change. Today I achieved something that seemed impossible yesterday. Blessed.

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