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Starting Anew: My Journey to Be My Best Self

It's been a while since I last blogged and much has happened. It's been a whirlwind of a year so far. I've gotten engaged to the love of my life, started a dance company, and my dance education career has really taken off. I have so much to be grateful for and am actively taking steps to keep my life positive and happy. One of the biggest changes I've made is becoming more in tune with what I put in my body. After re-discovering my wheat allergy last summer and eliminating prescription and over the counter allergy meds I've noticed a huge change in my temperament. I feel like a fog has been lifted, my weight is stabilizing, I'm less bloated and somewhat less tired. I recently read The Body Ecology Diet and have decided to make a lifestyle change and go for it. This book stresses mental and physical health through proper digestion and food intake making you look and feel better from the inside out. If you feel like life is overwhelming at times, have trouble with energy, or feel like your living in a fog this book is a must read. Now, I am only just officially starting, but I have high hopes that this change will make a positive impact on my life. My goal is to keep my blog up to date with my progress while following the Body Ecology Diet. Thanks for your support and remember, only you have the power to make a positive change in yourself.


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