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Lydia Poe  ๐ŸŒฒA lil forest creature of sorts ๐Ÿ„ โญ๏ธChild of God โœจ ๐ŸŒ„Enthralled with nature ๐Ÿฆ‹ ๐Ÿ’ŒPassionate for storytelling ๐ŸŽค ๐Ÿฅ—Organic/clean living + Lyme Warrior. ๐Ÿ‘ธ๐Ÿป

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Just a friendly reminder that YOU ARE NOT A BURDEN. You're NOT too much. Your sickness doesn't define you. You're allowed to have bad days. You're allowed to cry when people don't understand, care or listen; when you feel overwhelmed. You don't deserve the pain you're enduring. You're not being punished. You're growing and learning so much, especially to have compassion on yourself and others. You're becoming a light. God's got your back. And I love you. ๐Ÿ’œ

And for anyone who needs a laugh... here's Faun apprehensively loving her new vday buddy ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜‚

๐ŸŒน๐Ÿ’ž Beautiful flowers from beautiful people ๐Ÿ’ž๐ŸŒน Truthfully I was not expecting anything and this was just such a lovely, thoughtful surprise. โ˜บ
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Valentine's Day doesn't have to be seen as another "commercialized" holiday. It can be another opportunity to show someone love and appreciation, including yourself. ๐Ÿ’œ
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Right now I'm cuddling with my pup, watching Moonrise Kingdom and about to eat a little paleo ice cream. ๐Ÿ˜˜ .
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I hope everyone felt loved today ๐Ÿ’–

I mean..........

Oh man... my mold symptoms have been out of control with all this darn rain (hello, it's winter, where's the snow? โ„๏ธ) and our lower level flooding so much. I slept in the barn last night with my dog and a sleeping bag with the industrial heaters going... Yup. Desperate times call for desperate measures. So I've been taking it easy and I have ozone going on my RIFE in the room I'm relaxing in. I also had some NAET work done today which gave me a little bit of a boostโ€” I start mold protocols on my RIFE tomorrow and I'm excited to attack it. For tonight I decided to do that a bit with my food. My body was saying... warm and spicy. So I listened. I threw together a quick soup of all organic ingredients: chicken bone broth, canned coconut milk, garlic, onions, (lots of) ginger, turmeric, sweet potato, thai eggplant and lime juice. And topped it off with a ridiculous amount of cilantro. .
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Bone broth is rich in minerals and collagen, coconut is anti viral, bacterial, and fungal. Garlic, onions and ginger knock out viruses and other nasty crap. Turmeric boosts the immune system and helps with inflammation. Sweet potato supports your adrenals and thai eggplant supports your heart and is an anti parasitic. Lime rids your body of toxins. And last but not least cilantro is a great detoxing herb for your liver! Yes. ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป .
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Here's to hoping things ease up a bit. โ˜€๏ธ

As a makeup artist and devoted lover of cosmetics (glitter, all the glitter ๐Ÿ˜โœจ) It hurts my soul knowing how a lot of popular cosmetics brands use toxic ingredients in their productsโ€”that when used on a regular basis, can lead to certain cancers, neurological, kidney and endo problems. ๐Ÿ˜ž In recent months, I've become more and more aware of this harsh reality as the severity and chronic nature of my disease pretty much demands a fully clean lifestyle. Food, household/cleaning products, personal care AND beauty products. This sucks... but I stopped wearing make up on a regular basis 5 months ago, not only because I'm bed ridden, but because I don't want these toxins further jacking my body up. From now on I'll be using the brand, @100percentpure for make up (and others I find along the way to be clean enough... suggestions are welcome) and making my own skincare at home. My health is too important... I feel good about my decision, but I will admit, I do feel sad to say goodbye to some of my favorite cosmetic brands. ๐Ÿ˜ž New life goal: When I'm in remission, create an eclectic organic make up line ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜œ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿป P.S. I posted something similar on my Facebook with a link to an article from theheartysoul.com that explains the harmful ingredients and risks. #nodirtybeauty

Salad Cake.
My favorite.
And paleo. ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

Lil bit of R&R: Rifing and Relaxing ๐Ÿ˜Ž

This is me tonight. Herxing like a mofo. Oh 2017 please be a wee bit kinder to me?

โ€œFor we walk by faith, not by sight.โ€
โ€ญโ€ญ(2 Corinthiansโ€ฌ โ€ญ5:7โ€ฌ) โ€”If you're having a difficult time (I'll be the first to admit, somedays are still really, really bleak) my prayer for you (and for me) is that we would have true faith and trust that God is there, especially during our darkest hours. Softening our hearts, strengthening our spirits and making us more like Him. โ˜บโœ๏ธ๐Ÿ•ฏโค๏ธ

Let's talk about this. For the past 10+ years I've been told things like, "you're lazy." โ€” "you're fake." โ€” "you don't care about anyone but yourself." โ€” "you're being over dramatic." โ€” "It's all in your head" etc etc etc. Slowly, I began to believe those lies and live according to them. I would push myself past my limits to please peopleโ€”crash and burn, repeat. Get jobs I could barely manage, go out when all I wanted to do was sleep. If you're reading this, nodding along, you understand the immense feelings of helplessness and pure exhaustion. Little did I, or anyone else know... I was battling Lyme Disease. I'm considered late stage at this point. Kindness, understanding and encouragement were in short supply. The thing about this disease is, you don't LOOK sick most of the time. You can even have some really good days or even months where you can royally confuse people. You're up and down. You're a roller coaster and not everyone enjoys rides. I look back and I'm sad that I wasn't able to be at my best for the people I love most. I look back and I'm sad I had to quit theater, jobs, and walk away from certain dreams. But I don't believe those stupid lies anymore. I feel free from those words and the guilt that they brought with them and I choose not to take any of that b.s. on my journey to remission. I am valuable just for being here. For fighting. And I have a new dream: to show as much love, kindness and understanding towards everyone. Especially those who are deeply hurting and painfully misunderstood. (Even if that's via the Internet while laying in bed.) You're not a mistake, you're not the bad things that have happened to you, you're not your career, your past, your sickness, your family. You're you, and you're doing a mighty fine job. Your worth is not based on any temporary, earthly thing. I personally believe our worth is found in the Lord and that He works all things together for good. Whatever you believe... I'm still going to pray for you. I'm going to love you. And I'm going to believe the truth that, YOU ARE VALUABLE; NO MATTER WHAT ๐Ÿ’œ

Ladies and gents: My sassy, oddly sitting little Fauny. Her love and quirkiness makes me smile. The last few days have been extremely difficult for me. Between the long hours of treatment, herxing, the power going out, and an array of other complications that my brain can't even think about right now; my neuropathy and panic are in absolute overdrive. I don't know if it's the babesia or the recent full moon but the pressure in my head is insane and I feel completely mental...like I must get out of this strange body. Every sound, every movement is disorienting and my dissociation is unreal (ha) I can't keep a basic train of thought (What was I talking about?) ... (jk) and I forget the simplest of words. I know some people will read this and be like.... "okay then".... and others will be like, "Yup, aaaand it's the worst." Days like today are so hard, but relief always comes eventually, even if just a little bit. As hard as it can be we just have to keep telling ourselves we're going to get better, things will get better, and we will have our lives back. Keep fighting hard, my lil precious lymies. You are loved and you're not alone. ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•

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