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Healing without hurting

Friends! This is amazing. I have finally finally had time to properly place my nose in the most amaze-balls book and it’s blowing my mind. So of course, I’m ready to share! I’ve been looking forward to its release for months, and then life happened and it’s been sitting on my Kindle waiting for my vision, and time, and sleep patterns to align themselves! And here we are.

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If you have a child, and you know something isn’t quite “right”. If your “mommy alarm” is going off, even if there is no firm diagnosis, read this book! If your life is just harder than it seems it should be, you’re not alone.

She discusses everything from food sensitivity, antibiotic use, vaccines, genetic mutations, tests and doctors and support options. This is an amazing manual from a mom that has done it, and done it very, very well.

We have been getting deeper and deeper into genetic data and the results are mind blowing. Granted, it’s a little overwhelming to go back to chemistry and remember RNA and DNA and atoms… but, when it’s related to your child and how they feel it’s EVER SO MUCH MORE fascinating than it was in college! orrrr maybe I’m just geeking out.

Last night I handed my husband the chapter on Oppositional Defiance Disorder (yes, it’s a real thing) at 11pm. I mean, how could I NOT?  We’re 10 for 10 on the “you might have this if:” list. And there is some reassurance that it’s not just us, our parenting, our discipline. It’s not just that we SUCK as parents.  There is a real, valid, understandable reason for this behavior. It’s not an easy fix mind you, there is no pretty yellow pill that makes it all go away, but there is a roadmap. And if you stop to pay attention to it, it all kind of makes sense.

Gosh, we’ve been to so many doctors, and healers, and specialists, and … everything. And never found real answers, but now it’s all finally falling into place.  So grateful.  Just keep going, don’t let anyone discourage you.

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Now I can’t wait to get all of our tests by 23andMe and our Igg Food Sensitivity test!

I leave you with a lovely quote from my dearly departed friend. xoxo

Create your sunshine life, keep going and loving, and believing.

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5 items to add to your Facebook Feed

I use Facebook much differently than many people. The cool thing about FB is that it is smart and figures out what you look at, and brings more of that.  I used to pay attention to the drama of people I knew decades ago, or the endless pictures of kids (which I still do) but now I use it more as an educational and inspirational tool for myself when I need a quick recharge.

Here are 5 of my favorite Facebook feeds – if you’re here, there’s a good chance you may also enjoy:

1.  Healing ADHD & Aspbergers without Hurting – This woman is incredible. It’s a great feed to follow for ongoing recipes, tips, nutritional supplements and new studies. Hugely informative. If you look to the right there is a link to go straight to Amazon and purchase her amazing book.

2. Tut – Mike Dooley – Total uplifting, happy, lovely reminders of how wonderful it all is. Every messy moment.

3. Wake Up World – Great “news” feed for alternative news. Nutritional information, health suggestions, and new inventions to save the world. Wonderful perspective.

4. TED – Ted talks. Go there. Follow these beacons of hope. Take time to watch the talks, they range from 5 – 20 minutes and are always worth the time.  Great place to reset, find perspective, be curious and fascinated with the world around you.

5. National Vaccine Information Center– I know it’s controversial. But it’s life. This site isn’t against vaccines so much as it’s pro-education. As with anything regarding my family’s health I always check multiple sources before believing anything. But it’s a great place to stay informed of the newest information.

And one to grow on. My favorite. Liz Gilbert. I love her because, well… she’s REAL. She’s a real person. She’s candid about life, hope, flaws and love. You may know her as the author of EAT, pray, Love. She’s also been touring with Oprah on the Life You Want Tour. She’s a cool cat and does her own posting on FB so it’s worthwhile. (oooh and her new book, the Signature of All Things is amazing!)

Enjoy. Spice up your time a the computer with a few things that make you grow. In knowledge, in love, in peace, in hope. And for heavens sake, hide those drama queens that make your stomach flop. (it’s really easy and they will never know you did it – just click the little arrow in the upper right corner of a post and it will drop down and ask if you would like to hide all posts from this person ).

Create your sunshine life, everywhere you look. Leave little traces of magic for yourself to find when you least expect it (Mike Dooley feed).

Muah.

Change Everything

Mama Bear Love

I’m continually stunned and saddened by the state of the health of our children and the overall lack of concern by the population. The rates of autism increase daily, not to mention Sensory Processing Disorder, ADHD, and a whole mess of other similar neuro illness with names like ODD, OCD, Bipolar, Schizophrenia, etc.  Our kids get sicker and sicker.

I can’t believe how many people that have not yet been touched by autism (or any of the other Neuro conditions), cannot muster compassion for those that do. The only explanation is that it is so terrifying, people can’t bring themselves to contemplate the reality of what that looks like.  What it feels like.

The growing population of educated moms learning to help their kids is awe inspiring. But they cannot do it alone. We have to help each other, sharing what works, sharing grace, acceptance and non-judgement when we experience these wild little creatures in our world.

If you run into a “naughty” kid in a public place, or a child trick or treating without a costume, please remind yourself not to judge. These parents and kids are dealing with more than most people could ever imagine and sometimes just surviving another day is all they can hope for.

Their nervous systems are on overload, neurotransmitters are out of balance, and many are sickened by regular day to day activities.

Whether these disorders affect you now or not, they likely soon will. With the increasing vaccine schedule, toxins in self care products (shampoo, soaps, lotion, toothpaste) gmo’s in our food supply and artificial colors that have been proven to be neurotoxins, fluoride in the water, and lack of sunlight and fresh air – these kids are all jumbled up.

SO please, have grace, send love, give encouragement if you see a stressed mom who’s child is melting down in Target. Read ingredient lists. Learn what is in your food, your water. Become educated about the world we live in and support others doing the same.  Take time to learn about initiatives such as GMO labeling, and reducing the toxins in your home.

Because it does matter.

These are our people. This is our planet. And we’re screwing it all up under the guise “that’s someone else’s problem”.

We work our jobs, take care of our kids, go to college, do homework, all the things that society says we must do. But we missed all the important stuff. We missed empathy. We missed personal responsibility. We forget to care about what we eat and trust a mess of politicians to do it for us. We must learn to care about our world and our people – all of it.

So please, the next time you think to yourself “that kid needs a good swat” or “that mother is doing a terrible job” consider to yourself that perhaps that mother is trying desperately to heal her child. Maybe she hasn’t slept in weeks. Maybe the child hasn’t either. Maybe someone gave her sensitive child a sucker filled with artificial coloring and high fructose corn syrup without her consent (happens all the time at banks and grocery stores) and the child is having a hard time processing. Maybe what they both need more than anything is understanding. Compassion. Respect.

Perhaps that Momma Bear is a warrior, studying late into the night, getting her very own personal online medical education with no goal other than to save her children and the children all around her.

Create your Sunshine Life – by sharing the Sunshine with someone who really needs it.

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Methylation, Hope and New Doorways

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You know the saying “when god closes one door…he opens another”.  I’d be happy if we could just leave one closed for awhile and take a breather. I feel like I’m in back to back marathons. I haven’t even been able to sort out top from bottom in order to post… so here goes.

 

My beloved gallery has sold to wonderful to new owners.  It’s been a gradual process of letting go and sending love. I spent 7 years growing, planning, loving that little art gallery it seems like it’s embedded in my DNA.  Letting go. It’s an art. Finding out your life plan isn’t unraveling in the way you thought it would is a bit of an adjustment. I say a daily prayer for it as part of my mindfulness exercises. I think it helps.

My neurosurgeon has cleared me for awhile anyway. No more surgeries, the leak is most likely sealed and I’m in high pressure rebound. That’s the good news. The bad news is that I’m still in a lot of pain and strange and mysterious symptoms, so it’s time to (open another door) find a D.O. – here I’d be happier to just CLOSE THE DOOR on the whole situation and have a miraculous healing miracle rather than starting fresh with a new specialty … yet here we are – .  Apparently the time isn’t quite right for healing, and I need more practice in surrendering to the greater plan.(surrender is not exactly my strong point).

On a positive note… Unschooling is going beautifully. It seems as though we have all settled into a more relaxed pace. We are working together, listening to each other, and finding more time for peace and laughter in our day. What a blessing. I’m grateful each day.  I think a major part of it is not having the morning school battle (with sensory issues – getting up early, putting on clothes, eating food in a hurry just causes more pain that it could ever be worth – then doing it all again at bedtime meant we spent hours each day in battles over hurrying to complete sensory activities). The kids are eager for learning time and reading books. For me, it feels like a daily victory. Complete and utter gratitude.  I feel like the Divine really has my back on this one, and I’m reassured it’s the best direction for us, at least right now.

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And then we come to methylation. Attention: for those mom’s of challenged, special, high needs kiddos THIS IS FOR YOU!  We had a genetic test done from 23andMe.com several months ago but never really finished the analysis. After some recent flare ups for both kiddos it caused me to dig into the wild and overwhelming world of methylation and detox genetic pathways.

Let me give you a little visual example of my light reading: Now DON’T Freak out. 🙂 (learn more about methylation here)

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I have to read it several times to fully assimilate all of the information (strange I know) It’s a lot. it’s a whole new vocabulary. But you know what else it is? Ladies and gentlemen, this is HOPE wrapped up in a confusing little package. This is healing. This is what it looks like for the mothers that have healed their children from ADD, Autism, and host of other nasty little words. And you may have heard that these are “incurable ” conditions. But I don’t buy it. If there are mothers out there who’s non-verbal children start to speak (after only two months of protocol), and there are people that spontaneously heal from terminal cancer – then I tell you what, it CAN be done. There is an answer for all of us. It’s just how deep down the rabbit hole we are willing to dig.

As I’ve always been described as… tenacious.. I’d go to the core of the earth, digging with only my fingernails to find a healing solution.  Hmm, maybe I need to pray about that more, release and trust and let that go.

Is anyone out there here with me?  I’m reading books and studies and starting to grasp, but I’d really love to geek out about it with someone else…  We are on a modified version of the FODMAP protocol (we can’t have nightshades or dairy, in addition to the rest of the program) currently, and it has helped some, but we can’t eat ANYTHING so the kids have actually requested the GAPS diet in an effort to regain some of our diet. Do you know about the GAPS diet?? Can you imagine a child requesting nothing but chicken broth and chicken soup round the clock?

How their little tummies hurt daily. It’s enough to drive a momma completely insane. And with that, the door to the full GAPS protocol has been cracked. Do I have it in me to step through the door into the next adventure?

Breathe. Breathe. Breathe.

Create your sunshine Life, just keep stepping through those doors as they open and surrender to the Divine plan, regardless if the road doesn’t take you where you thought you were headed. Maybe the destination is worth the trip.

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Incredible, Easy and Powerful Granola

I’m finally able to start cooking a bit again! Yay. I love cooking.

I haven’t made Granola in awhile. If you haven’t either, now is the time to start! It is easy, cheap, kid friendly and a great way to sneak in all of those “great” ingredients that are challenging to get in otherwise. You can create a healthy, brain building, protein packed snack. Especially for those of us with special needs or highly picky children (or spouses…), this is a win/win.

Here’s what I did, but the beautiful thing about Granola is that you can’t really ruin it. Change it up, make it your own.

Ingredients: (organic goes without saying… )
Dry:
4 cups organic rolled oats (not quick oats)
1 cup (give or take) of toasted almond slivers and pecan pieces
1 cup unsweetened coconut flakes (the big ones is what we prefer)
2 TBSP Hemp Seeds
2 TBSP Chia Seeds
1 (or two) generous handful of toasted pumpkin seeds

Add at the end:
1/3 cup Dried Papaya mini pieces
1/4 cup dried bananas

Wet:
1/3 cup coconut oil
1/3 cup good raw organic honey
1/3 cup REAL maple syrup
1 tsp real vanilla flavoring (or whatever you prefer)

Preheat oven to 275.

Mix all of the top Dry Ingredients in a large bowl. Put the coconut oil, honey and maple syrup in a pan and gentle heat so it mixes and is pourable. After removing from heat add the Vanilla Flavoring and stir well.

Pour your wet/sweet mix over the big bowl of oats. Keep stirring until it’s all kind of moist.

Place parchment paper on a rimmed cookie sheet (it will take two). Pour granola onto cookie sheet in a thin layer. Bake 8-10 minutes, stirring half way through. Watch it like a hawk – nothing makes you sadder than burnt granola. 😦

When it’s done, remove from oven and let it cool COMPLETELY. After it is cooled, mix in your dried fruits and store in an airtight container. Enjoy for breakfast with a little Hemp milk or as a dry snack for after school!
Best granola recipe
Now the really good stuff:

almonds – Great source of protein, Vitamin E, Calcium, Iron, Zinc, Selenium. Helps blood sugar and brain health!
pecans– Protein, Vitamin E (protects cell damage in the brain), High in Antioxidents and fiber.
Hemp Seeds – These are arguably one of the most complete sources of nutrition. Balanced protein and more omegas than Flax. This is a brain super food. Don’t skip this easy way to incorporate it into your diet. Plus they are nutty little goodness that your kids will probably never see!
Chia Seeds – are known as an energy booster AND a sleep aid. Double win. High in protein, omegas, iron, magnesium, calcium, and potassium. They have 8 times the Omegas as salmon (and easier to consume if you ask me…) read = brain health.
pumpkin seeds – Get this! Pumpkin seeds are great for prostate health and bladder function. They are also proven to assist with DEPRESSION and are a natural anti-inflammatory. They are an alkaline forming seed and are used in many cultures as treatment/prevention for parasites.
Papaya – high in Vit A, C and folate but most notably a miracle help for digestion. Got heartburn? Digestion issues? Increase papaya! It’s also an anti-inflammatory a great for skin and hair health!
bananas – Help with brain power, potassium, bowel health, energy and DEPRESSION.
coconut oil– I need a whole blog post dedicated to coconut oil. Have you seen “my big fat greek wedding”? You know how they use Windex for everything? That’s kind of how we are about coconut oil. Buy an organic, cold pressed tankard of it at Costco. Thank me later… 🙂 But if you’re not real fond of the flavor this is a great way to get it in your body without tasting it too much. Here’s the scoop it’s great for killing Viruses, Bacteria, Fungi, Candida (which is an epidemic in our world), supports the immune system and thyroid (another one that our society is in desperate need of). It boosts energy, is heart healthy, and helps with Diabetes. Fatty acids from coconut oil go straight to the liver from the digestive tract, where they are used as quick source energy or turned into so-called ketone bodies, which can have therapeutic effects on brain disorders like epilepsy and Alzheimer’s. It also helps you BURN FAT.
raw organic honey – Reduces inflammation, strengthens immune system, calms nerves, balances blood sugar, and is an energy booster.
REAL maple syrup (splurge on the real organic stuff, not the cheapo HFCS pancake syrup) – This is high in manganese and zinc which are great for prostate health among other things. High in antioxidents, calcium, minerals and B vitamins

Create your Sunshine Life by putting something really good in your body!

Muah.

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Gluten Free, Potato Free, Preservative Free… Odor Free? Really?

So, we pack a lunch each day for my daughter. It’s not easy. Gluten free, (mostly grain free but we do cheat with brown rice on occasion), preservative free, sugar free, nut free (school policy not mine). Plus she has blood sugar issues so has to have PLENTY of protein snacks that keep her going through the day. Oh, did I mention it has to be kid friendly too?

So today, we had an Ace in the hole. Her favorite casserole with burger, garlic, brown rice, peas, cheese, and a homemade “cream of chicken soup” type roux with tapioca starch. She loves it. I can always count on the days we have this for her to be in a good mood after school as her blood sugar will be in a good place.
Except today she was crazy. Blood sugar crazy. And I found out she didn’t eat her lunch!! “Why oh why did you not eat your lunch, child?” “Because the kids tease me that it’s too stinky, so I closed my thermos”.

God help those children. They just ruined my Ace in the Hole lunch. Do you have any idea how hard it is to make kid-friendly, high protein, gluten free, sugar free, potato and tomato free food? Geez.

We may just have a home day tomorrow so I can have a day to adjust to a new non-stinky menu!!

What are your go-to meals? Got something great to share? I’m all ears….

Create Your Sunshine Life…Today

~Clover Sunshine

Magical Magnesium

Magnesium

So lately I’ve been hearing a lot and reading a lot about Magnesium. The wonder substance.

Did you know that Magnesium affects all of the systems in the body and can benefit a variety of conditions such as:

  1. ADD/ADHD & Sensory Processing Disorder
  2. Muscle Cramps
  3. Headaches
  4. Anxiety
  5. Depression
  6. Insomnia
  7. Eczema
  8. Healthy Teeth
  9. Healthy Mood

Well that pretty much sums us up right there. Seems like it’s worth a try. No one in our home has slept through the night more than twice in a row in 6 years. Clearly we deal with Sensory Processing Disorder. Headaches and Anxiety are daily concerns.

Magnesium is also a natural calming agent. Did you hear that? CALMING AGENT. We’re going to need it by the bucket.

I have a liquid supplement we take from time to time, but in all honesty I’m not as consistent as I should be.  I’m going to do a test and step up the daily supplement. Tomorrow the kids and I are going to make a homemade Magnesium Body Butter.  I think it will be a wonderful bedtime massage lotion and great creative project. Wish us luck.

Every time I try something new, I hold a little hope in my heart that this is the magical answer. Perhaps it is.  A calming agent that helps nerves, senses, and anxiety. Seems like we should all be taking it.

Does anyone have feedback on a Magnesium protocol with kids?  Seems like my daughter CRAVES all foods high in magnesium and she’s usually a pretty intuitive eater.  Although, I would prefer to supplement Magnesium with a leisurely swim in the ocean… who’s with me?

When the kids feel better, everyone does better.

Create your Sunshine Life..Today

~Clover Sunshine

Leaving on a jet plane in… 5 , 4 , 3 , 2 …

I’m sooooooooo excited! Can you tell? Can you tell?

This momma doesn’t get out much. This momma doesn’t get out at ALL! Not for dates, or dinners out, let alone several DAYS to myself. I have no one to blame but myself, I know, I know. But it is hard. The kids have legitimate issues and it makes it SO very hard for one person to manage the schedule and food and routine and supplements … (ahem, and I might possibly be the slightest twinge of a control freak about their care – but in my defense, I work really hard to get us to this point. Eating junk food and staying up late could set us back weeks…)

But I’m STILL GOING!!

Granted, it’s to a pet food convention to help a friend with her business. It will be long hours on a tradeshow floor talking all day. But no one will be hanging off of me or WHINING! Oh glory day.

I love my kids, more than the moon loves the stars, but DAMN this momma needs a break! Do you know what I mean? Do you take time for yourself?

I would say that is where I need the most personal growth – doing things for ME. I always put myself last, and that’s not healthy or generous with myself.  And it’s not good leadership.

So it’s time to turn over a new leaf. Once a week I’m going to do something selfish, just for me. Even if it’s just a cup of Starbucks and 20 minutes reading my book while drinking it (sounds like LUXURY to me).

I’ll check in and let you know about my selfish little journies to bliss to encourage you to do the same. We are better parents, friends and spouses, we are more patient, more kind, more joyful when we have time to remember who WE are. You know, before we were just walking zombies going through the motions? 🙂

I remember that girl. I like her. I think I’d like to know her again.  So I’m packing my bags for 5 whole days of freedom. Be prepared, I’ll be the one whining by Day 3 that I miss them!

What can you do for yourself this week for pure Joy?  Where would you go if you were getting on a jet plane, without kids, and with unlimited resources?

Create your Sunshine Life…Today.

~Clover Sunshine

5 Things to stop buying Today if you suspect ADD/ADHD/Autism Spectrum in your family

Strength Bob MarleyWowzers. I’m overwhelmed by how many mommas are reaching out looking for next steps. So here are the first 5 things that I think you should stop purchasing.  Took me plenty of research to get here. Hopefully it saves someone a little  time.

If you suspect (even an unvoiced fear in the back of your head) that something is wrong – take action. These steps can be taken without tipping your hand. If you have a spouse or a family that is unsupportive of your suspicions or your doctor has yet to confirm or deny, you can still take these steps now. Even if you’re wrong, it will do nothing but good.

  • Trust your instinct. Don’t doubt yourself. You have intuition for a reason. Trust it. I don’t care what the final “word” of diagnosis is. If something is wrong, take steps to make it better. Don’t get attached to a diagnosis, just work on healing. Trust your gut.
  • Take stock of your diet. Really take stock. Have an honest conversation with yourself about what is realistic for you to accomplish for Phase 1 of diet change. It is harder with a larger household, so be gentle with yourself. Diet changes means whatever you commit to cutting – YOU DO NOT BUY. Don’t have it in the house. You will cheat. It’s too easy after a hard day and it’s not fair to either of you. Things to put on your list to avoid (at the pace you can live with but as soon as reasonably possible)
  1. Gluten (gluten is an opiate in the brain. For reals.) If you are already sensitive this can cause chaos. If you can’t cut 100% try to stop buying bread. Pretend you “forgot”. Stop buying crackers and chips.  If you do buy it, please, please make sure it’s organic and GMO free. GMO’s are a WHOLE nother blog post. But they are nasty.
  2. Dairy (see opiate). We try to stick to no more than one organic portion of dairy per day. Too much dairy makes for crazy. If you do have dairy, it should ALWAYS be organic. Think about it. We store all toxins, poisons, and chemicals in our fat cells to protect our body. What is milk but the cow’s fat reserves? So every poison and toxin that it has been exposed to ends up in your cheese. Gross. That helps reduce your portions right there. Imagine the pesticides on the grass, hormones and antibiotics injected… Voila – Dairy free.
  3. Packaged foods. Stop buying chips, crackers, candy, cold cereal, packaged juices and “treats”. They are filled with artificial colors, flavors, preservatives, and other nasty chemicals that freak the brain out.
  4. Soda. No excuse. Don’t buy it. Ever. Never. And if I hear you have Diet soda in your house I’ll drive over there right now with a big stick. No Diet Soda.
  5. Anything with High Fructose Corn Syrup or artificial Colors (look like a color with a number such as Red 40, Yellow 5, etc.)

So what do you eat?

  • Fresh Organic fruit. We get a big bag of apples each week. The kids love it. Bananas are great too.
  • Organic Carrots
  • Organic almond butter (to dip carrots and apples in)
  • Organic fruit juice, watered down at LEAST 50/50 with water (and only a couple of times a day).
  • Fresh, raw almonds (assuming your kiddos are old enough).
  • Organic brown rice – rice cooker is worth it’s weight in gold.
  • Home made granola or organic granola or oatmeal
  • Crock pot food!  Chicken, roast, you name it. Kids love it. It’s easy. Reheats well.

Think what good habits you are teaching your family for life.  Your kids will eat it. Don’t be scared. Amazing how quickly they adjust when junk food isn’t in the house.

Yes, it’s hard. Of course it is. But I recommend starting a health journal. When you start to see that things improve even slightly it will motivate you to continue on.

What are your “go to” health foods?

Much love to you.

Start Creating your Sunshine Life, Today!

~Clover Sunshine

p.s. – I cannot recommend highly enough the Isagenix nutritional products. My kids love them, they are proven extremely helpful for kids with ADD and Autism Spectrum and provide the complete nutrition needed for growing body and brain. You can click the link to the right or tab up above to learn more!

Are you ready to wake up and live?

Wake up and Live

Do you ever wonder about the Law of Attraction, and how powerful you really are? Do you wonder if it’s possible, could it really be true? Are you sometimes filled with an overwhelming gratitude for the abundant blessings you have been given?

The interesting thing about blogging, is that I find it impossible to write about anything other than what fills my heart. I cannot reliably plan or schedule blog posts, it’s more like spewing my soul on to the keyboard. Lovely eh? So, this is your “get out now” warning! LOL.

So, I’ve been candid (I’m a brutally honest sort of gal) about my life. My gratitude for a really incredible mentor. My challenges with my kids and their health. My commitment to sharing my knowledge and helping others create their Sunshine Life. And sometimes, the universe collides into one interesting day where it all becomes clear.

#1 – the kids have been struggling. So I don’t sleep. Like 3 or maybe 4 hours a night total. After 5 nights at this pace, I’m a zombie. I attempted a video blog today but it was too Night of the Living Dead-ish. I’m adjusting doses (of fish oil, zeolite, and diet) and sleep schedules and wondering how much is the impact of the increased mental output for school… it’s a dance. My son has a lung infection and coughs day and night, my daughter has been edgy, twitchy, sensory processing overload.

#2 – My whole heart commitment is to help people that are amazing, smart, fabulous, motivated people that hate their jobs. It breaks my heart when I know they are great, but they don’t really know it yet. I want to shout from the rooftops, I want to gift them with opportunities. I want to help them Create their Sunshine Life. It’s a HUGE motivation for me.

#3 – I have an art gallery in Montana. I love it. I really, really, love it. It’s like my soul in a funky old brick building built in 1918 that is owned by the Free Masons. It’s totally fabulous. It’s in Montana, and I miss it. (there is a banner on the side bar with pics if you’re slightly curious).

OK, so that’s the big back story. So, each day I follow the advice I give you. I start each morning early by writing in my gratitude journal. I attend a mind blowing MasterMind each morning at 8am. I work out for at least 30 minutes in the gym, and then I come home and work. I read my “statement of intent” each day and follow every lesson and direction of my mentor and Mastermind groups to the detail. But I’ve been distracted by the items above lately.

Today, the stars aligned. Like angels sang. I can’t NOT share with you.

#1 – I took my son to my AMAZING acupuncturist and we found an herbal remedy to help heal his cough, AND a new chiropractor called to say she had our x-ray results back and she was too excited to wait until tomorrow. She has amazing news that can make a huge change in health for both of my kids! (will share more tomorrow no doubt). Overwhelmed. Usually tests are “inconclusive” at best. I’ve learned to keep low expectations. Yet today, I got great news on two fronts.

#2 – I am recently flooded with friends and people I love that are looking for other work opportunities and eager to create change. It’s like a nod from the universe that this is a worthy quest and I should stay the course.

#3 – The employees that I have in place in my gallery are utterly spectacular. They love what they do, the economy is improving, and we share happiness in the form of “american made” art.

Joy.

Oh, did I MENTION it’s my Birthday this weekend? Feel free to leave a comment. I usually throw myself a big birthday bash, but have been filled with distractions this year. We’re contemplating a drive to the ocean (ok technically the gulf but no need to burst my bubble) so I can slip my feet in the water.

So I guess the moral to this story is, Stick with it. Keep the faith. Stay strong in your visions of your perfect day, what you desire, how you want your life to be. If you do the work, it may just come your way. Let yourself aks “what if it’s all possible?” …

Much love to you all.

xoxo
Please, start Creating your Sunshine Life Today.
(it’s just toooo good to miss)

~Clover Sunshine

P.S. – check out this mindblowing video by my team. The first couple of minutes are cheezy, but stick it out – it gets GOOOOD.

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