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I started this blog as an accountability tool when I began the Body Ecology Diet almost 4 years ago. There have been a lot of life changes this year from marriage to new jobs. When I started my journey it was because I wanted to be healthy and glowing for my wedding day. After the wedding, I can honestly say I felt  a bit lost on my health journey because my motivation was gone. I have a wealth of knowledge about healthy eating, meditation, self-care, and exercise at my fingertips but I became very unsure of my motivations. This morning I'm writing to tell how I've re-discovered my motivation.

My husband recently read Louise Hay's book You Can Heal Your Life and has been sharing her mantras and guidance with me. I read the book myself a few years back but have found his discussions re-igniting the fire inside me. You see the only way we can make healthy lifestyle changes and truly find happiness is to love ourselves. Last night I went to dinner with some of the most inspiring people in my life. They have a passion and fire for life that anyone would envy. One of them spoke about a quote they heard at an event they hosted. The gist of it was that you need to love yourself enough to take care of yourself or your spirit will wither and die. All of these reminders about self-love have me feeling re-invigorated and inspired to get back to taking care of myself today.

What's beautiful about life is that every second of everyday we have a choice. We can choose to succumb to the negative, self-destructive thoughts or we can decide to change and love ourselves no matter what happens. This morning I'm choosing to love myself and really take care of my needs. It feels so much better to accept the joy around me and love myself rather than recalling all of my faults, misgivings, and mistakes. So step by step I'm going to re-discover my way for being healthy. This time its going to be out of love, not for a life event.

I'm beginning the Body Ecology 30 day cleanse on Monday May 2, 2016. I'll be posting some recipes along with my progress here. To prepare I'll be taking care of my mental status and re-reading Louise Hay's book this week. I hope you too can find so much love for yourself that you want to create a happy and positive life for yourself. Have a beautiful day!


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  1. I just found your blog through pinterest. I just started the BE diet and I'm excited to try some of your recipes.

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